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Re: Hey SSRI Experts--What is happening to me?

Posted by Racer on August 28, 2008, at 15:22:08

In reply to Hey SSRI Experts--What is happening to me?, posted by NewQuestions on August 26, 2008, at 9:40:29

Well, my first guess is that you haven't gotten through the adjustment phase effects of these other medications, and that one of them is likely to be helpful for you if you can get to a therapeutic dose and stay there for a while. The agitation often goes away after a month or two.

And I agree with Ricker, that what happened sounds like tachyphalaxis. (I love my dorky doctor -- he prefers the proper name for "poop-out.") No one knows why medications seem to lose their effectiveness over time. For many people, switching to a related drug will be effective, although it, too, is likely to poop out after a time. The good news is that many people can cycle through a small number of drugs successfully. That is, even though one drug has pooped out, taking it again some time later -- after its replacement has pooped out -- will once more be successful.

Apparently the MAOIs virtually never poop out, if you're willing to go that route.

Good luck.




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