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Re: I got up at 5pm..... ed_uk

Posted by Bob on April 3, 2005, at 10:16:24

In reply to Re: I got up at 5pm..... Bob, posted by ed_uk on April 2, 2005, at 15:08:48

> Hello Bob,
> I'm sorry to hear that the ECT isn't providing you with any sustained benefits.

I had another period of feeling reasonable last night, but by this morning it was gone again. In a way it is hard to deal with, because I get little fleeting windows of feeling reasonable, and then they are gone. Maybe the good times will become more often, but I am somewhat dubious.

> >The only major class of meds I've never tried are MAOIs, but I am so prone to side effects, and so sensitive to withdrawl, that I'm not sure it wouldn't be my worst experience to date.
> Many people respond to MAOIs after nothing else has helped, several people on this board have found that. Tricyclic antidepressants are often ineffective for people with hypersomnia, MAOIs can work well in these people. Please don't give up.
> Kind regards,
> Ed.

I've had significant problems with weight gain, hypersomnia, loss of sexuality, akathisia (at least sometimes), and even difficulty urinating sometimes with many meds. These include SSRIs, Tricyclics and Effexor. Trying meds like Lithium and Depakote have mainly produced problems with weight oversleeping, and sex. I don't think I would ever rule out MAOIs, but would be surprised if many of the same side-effects wouldn't be there, and it seems to me like some of the best things in life, such as sex and food, are severely cramped with these meds.




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