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Re: SSRI augmentation

Posted by KarenRB53 on October 14, 2008, at 10:13:20

In reply to SSRI augmentation KarenRB53, posted by azalea on October 14, 2008, at 9:50:50

> What dose of Prozac are you taking? There are many strategies for dealing with Prozac poop-out. One is increasing the dose. You could also try augmenting with a Lamictal or Lithium.
> Switching to imipramine is an option, but you might ask your doctor about trying SSRI augmenting agents before switching to a TCA.
> > I've read all the posts in "the best tricyclic for depression" and learned a lot and I even responded asking about depression. Thought I'd get some info by opening new post about tricyclics for depression. I have Major Depression (Atypical). I have used Prozac for over 10yrs but its stopped working for me. Tried augmenting with Wellbutrin but that caused more agitation. My pdoc wants me to try Imipramine. I'd appreciate any information.
> >
> > Karen

Hi: I just tapered off Prozac completely so am on nothing right now. Its been 5 wks. I did try augmenting with Wellbutrin, Buspar and Lamictal. The Wellbutrin and Lamictal both caused more agitation and the Buspar did nothing. I appreciate your responding.





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