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Posted by bipolarspectrum on February 23, 2006, at 17:39:56

In reply to Re: can STRATTERA help depression bipolarspectrum, posted by SLS on February 23, 2006, at 10:49:15

Thanx for the replies,
I'm a little sceptical of notrityline because im bipolar spectrum and antidepressants tend to destabilize me... im currently on lithium 1200 and seroquel 600... but its not cutting it for my bipolar depression.... I've been lookin for something to agument the lithium with... my pdoc is talking about amoxapine (Loxapine)... but im considering augmentibng with wellbutrin, any thoughts?
bps

> > Hello,
> > I need somethign to help with bipolar depression and im wondering if anyone has felt an antidepressant kick from strattera?
> > bps
>
> I wouldn't consider Strattera as having a high success rate when treating depression.
>
> You know the deal - it certainly, without a doubt, unequivocally, most definitely, indubitably, quite possibly, might work. YMMV
>
> I don't think anyone here would want to accidentally steer you away from a treatment that would end up being effective for you. One can only report what they themselves have experienced, what they have seen others experience, and what they have encountered in their personal studies of the literature.
>
> I experienced a brief mild improvement of bipolar depression with Strattera that lasted less than three days. If you do decide to try it, take note that it can cause sedation or sleepiness during the second week that tends to disappear. If you haven't tried nortriptyine, I think that drug would be a better candidate to try first, unless you have already established a history of not responding well to multiple tricyclics.
>
> What are you currently taking, and what is it about your current condition that you are not happy with?
>
>
> - Scott


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