Psycho-Babble Medication | about biological treatments | Framed
This thread | Show all | Post follow-up | Start new thread | List of forums | Search | FAQ

Re: Strattera: my my $$$

Posted by azalea on September 14, 2008, at 22:24:42

In reply to Re: Strattera: my my $$$, posted by elanor roosevelt on September 14, 2008, at 13:17:07

> > Increasing the dose of Effexor XR above 150mg will provide norepinephrine reuptake inhibition along with serotonin reuptake inhibition. Straterra (atomoxetine) is a pure norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor.
> Does this mean that if I up the effexor i will have sufficient norepinephrine reuptake inhibition w/o the Straterra?
Increasing the Effexor will provide norepinephrine (in addition to serotonin) reuptake inhibition. Whether or not it's sufficient depends on your brain chemistry; only a trial of will tell. Perhaps something to discuss with your doctor.

> ANd if I only take the Straterra my serotonin levels will be left to their own devices?
Straterra alone does not affect serotonin. But the Effexor 150mg you're taking does.

> what bout something that will effect both my norepinephrine and dopamine levels
Wellbutrin (buproprion) would be good for this as it is a norepinephrine and dopamine reuptake inhibitor. High-dose Effexor combined with Wellbutrin is one of the heroic combos for treatment-resistant unipolar depression described by Dr. Stephen Stahl in his book Essential Psychopharmacology.
Wellbutrin is available in several generic formulations and is quite reasonable in price.




Post a new follow-up

Your message only Include above post

Notify the administrators

They will then review this post with the posting guidelines in mind.

To contact them about something other than this post, please use this form instead.


Start a new thread

Google www
Search options and examples
[amazon] for

This thread | Show all | Post follow-up | Start new thread | FAQ
Psycho-Babble Medication | Framed

poster:azalea thread:851233