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Re: I want to switch from nortriptyline to desipramine SLS

Posted by seldomseen on January 4, 2009, at 9:28:30

In reply to I want to switch from nortriptyline to desipramine, posted by SLS on January 3, 2009, at 16:30:10

I guess I am just as concerned about the triglycerides as I am the psych meds. Did the docs also check your activated protein C (APC) levels? High tiglycerides and elevated APC are strong predictors of coronary artery disease.

Fatigue is a known side effect of the statins and can indicate some nasty liver problems.

Did you call your doc and let them know you've discontinued? They may want you to come in for liver function tests.

If crestor doesn't work out, then I would highly recommend lipitor. It's older, has a better side effect profile and is well tolerated. Frankly, lipitor is not as "strong" as crestor, but either drug will only work if you take it.

I would strongly urge you to please aggresively follow up on this.





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