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Re: Issues about Effexor Cass

Posted by Pfinstegg on October 16, 2004, at 8:46:25

In reply to Issues about Effexor, posted by Cass on October 15, 2004, at 23:20:58

You have been doing so well for the last few years that I'm wondering whether you need such a heavy-duty drug as Effexor. You probably will have sexual s/e (although not everyone does). A lot of people do gain weight on it. What about a combination of low dose Lexapro (say 5 mg.), plus low dose regular-release Wellbutrin (say 37,5-75 mg.) I used to take huge doses of Prozac, Paxil and Zyprexa, but am so much better on these very low doses. I've lost 45 pounds, and can have a normal sex life at those dosages. My depression is a lot better with therapy, but not completely gone, I wish I didn't have to take anything, but I do think it is better for my brain to take these two, which between them increase serotonin, dopamine and norepinephrine- sort of like a very safe MAOI!




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