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Re: A collection of random med questions g_g_g_unit

Posted by merpmerp on January 3, 2011, at 20:17:33

In reply to Re: A collection of random med questions merpmerp, posted by g_g_g_unit on January 3, 2011, at 19:32:05

Thank you for your answer!

> Unlike SNRI's, they also have the additional property of being 5-HT2C and 5-HT2A antagonists.

Ah. This, I did not know.

> According to studies, TCAs are more suited to melancholic depression, whereas SSRIs (Prozac being the exception) are favored in atypical depression. TCAs may enhance sleep quality and onset, whereas SSRIs will often cause insomnia and compromise sleep integrity. TCAs are supposedly more 'brightening' and less emotionally numbing than SSRIs.

Prozac is not favored for atypical depression? Is it more favored for melancholic depression then?

I felt better on Prozac (when it was working for me) than I ever have on Lexapro. On Prozac I felt "cured" instead of "drugged and sort of okay."

> There are conflicting accounts re: Wellbutrin and attention. Some people find it works well for that purpose; some people find that they become intolerably foggy (most likely due to the Nicotinic receptor antagonism). You'd have to try it and find out.

I may be doing just that sometime soon. :)

Thank you much!

Diagnosis: recurrent melancholic depression

Meds: Lexapro since Sept. 2009




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