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Re: desipramine instead of Strattera? BekkaH

Posted by not exactly on February 1, 2003, at 3:57:07

In reply to desipramine instead of Strattera? - not exactly, posted by BekkaH on January 31, 2003, at 23:48:37

> Regarding your concern about "drug-seeking behavior"...

Sorry, I should have put a smiley face :-) after that comment - I wasn't *really* worried that he would perceive this to be a problem. However, I do want to save my assertiveness for issues that are truly important.

> I hope your next med trial goes well. Let us know how you're doing.

Saw my pdoc today, and he agreed that desipramine made sense to try at this point. I took my first dose just before I read your message, so I expect my depression to be in full remission by the time I finish posting this reply.
:-) :-) :-) :-) :-)
Yes, I'm joking about this too, but it *is* true that I usually respond quickly to psychotheraputic meds. The ones that have worked in the past took only a few days to kick in. With Effexor, I felt completely cured within 12 hours of my first dose! Unfortunately, it pooped out completely in less than a month - easy come, easy go, I guess.

I will post again to let you know how it's going. But since I'm *not* taking Strattera (this time), most of my progress reports will be posted in the desipramine thread I started []. If I conclude that desipramine is a good ADHD med (rather than "just" an AD) and/or it's an attractive alternative to Strattera, then I will post that opinion here as well.

> By the way, I'm interested to know what kind of chemist you are.

I'm not a *professional* chemist, but it's been a life-long interest. After studying chemistry in college, I ended up with a career in computers (chemistry & computers are both popular fields for those of us with Asperger's Syndrome, fwiw). I still keep up with chemistry as a hobby (primarily thru internet research; no lab work recently). Originally, I was interested in inorganic (specializing in explosives & pyrotechnics) but later switched to organic (specializing in biochemistry & psychophamacology).

It's clear from your posts that you have an excellent understanding of neurochemistry yourself. Are you also a chemist?

And while I'm on the subject of prying into your private life :-) I've noticed that you have never mentioned taking Strattera despite your obvious interest in it. Are you planning to try it in the near future?

- Bob




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