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Re: MAJOR Benzo responder...what best A.D's? Ritch

Posted by jay on June 9, 2002, at 1:13:02

In reply to Re: MAJOR Benzo responder...what best A.D's? jay, posted by Ritch on June 8, 2002, at 16:01:17

> > Just curious:
> >
> > I respond to benzos VERY, VERY well. More than any med, for almost 8 years, they still respond by almost 'erasing' anxiety and depression right away, and damn it feels so good.
> >
> > Say in conjunction with an a.d., what is the best one for a positive benzo responder? I have had terrible experiences with the 'newer' a.d's, and wonder if the older tricyclics are the best for this. I have a hunch imipramine may be it..haven't tried it yet though.
> >
> > I have some very, very strong fears (maybe some are irrational) about my physical state of health...very, very high anxiety. All of the newer meds seem to pump that anxiety beyond belief.
> >
> > Any comments welcomed...thank you
> >
> > Jay
>
>
> Jay,
>
> Which tricyclic? I guess that depends on just how zombified you want to be. :) Doxepin is the most sedative one, followed by amitriptyline. They used to make Limbitrol-which was a combination of amitriptyline and chlordiazepoxide (Librium). I don't know if they still make it or not. Probably trimipramine would be perhaps a little less sedative than amitrip.(though I haven't tried that one). Nortriptyline is very mildly sedative. Imipramine is mildly sedative, too. I am taking that one now, but not much of it. Desipramine and protriptyline are fairly activating.
>
> Mitch

Yes I have had some experience with many tricyclics, minus the imipramine and trimipramine.
Doxepin was like being hit by a truck...Nortriptyline had sometimes *excellent* responses, but othertimes kinda nasty. Protriptyline, well, I am not sure if it is available in Canada anymore. (The drug database say 'Triptil' was discontinued..the brand name..not sure if it is available still in generic). Amitriptyline was ok for a few weeks..then it turned me suicidal and just horrible.

So, if Protriptyline isn't available, I will try imipramine. Maybe a combo of imipramine and nortriptyline..I dunno.

Anyhow...thanks for the comments!

Jay


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