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Re: Apathy on SSRIs automatedlady

Posted by JohnX2 on June 4, 2002, at 1:13:51

In reply to Apathy on SSRIs, posted by automatedlady on June 3, 2002, at 19:40:11

> I've been on Effexor, Prozac and Celexa (although I'm now told Effexor isn't an SSRI- I have a stupid doctor..) On each I had the same reaction - a few weeks of feeling more awake and able to socialise and get things done, followed by a crash into a total lack of feelings or interest in anything. After a few months of this I'm in a worse state than i am off ADs. It's been suggested that a tricyclic called desipramine might be more effective for me. Does anyone else have these problems with SSRIs and what works?
> AL

This problem is not likely to occur
on Remeron and Wellbutrin. (of the standard ADs).

Serzone may be a good choice to, but it can be
a bit sedating.

If fact, Wellbutrin may make you much more
motivated. It has no sexual side effects either.
Its not a great AD for people who are very anxious

Desipramine of the tricyclics may be a helpful
medicine too. It doesn't work on serotonin like
those other SSRIs, and it does help with anxiety
and depression and probably motivation.

Good Luck,




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