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Re: severe celexa withdrawal michelle67

Posted by SLS on August 31, 2012, at 0:05:17

In reply to Re: severe celexa withdrawal, posted by michelle67 on August 30, 2012, at 19:32:35

> I have dysthymia, ptsd (abusive childhood) and anxiety. I have been seeing my psych for nine years. Initially twice a week, in recent years once a week.

Prazosin (an old antihypertensive drug) can help with developmental PTSD and the comorbid depression that often accompanies it. It was originally given at night to treat nightmares and sleep disturbances. More recently, it was found that daytime administration also reduced depression and anxiety. I found it very helpful when added to antidepressants to treat depression. Prazosin readily enters the brain and blocks NE alpha-1a/b/d receptors. This is presumed to be the mechanism of action. The dosage range is very wide (3 - 18 mg/day), and one must titrate slowly so as not to go beyond the therapeutic window. It is best taken three times a day.

- Scott

Some see things as they are and ask why.
I dream of things that never were and ask why not.

- George Bernard Shaw




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