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Re: SSRI withdrawal symptoms really scare me!

Posted by fido on March 2, 2015, at 16:55:41

In reply to Re: SSRI withdrawal symptoms really scare me!, posted by Robert_Burton_1621 on March 2, 2015, at 0:11:02

@ baseball

Go to and search for adderall + ssri. They warn you of serotonin syndrome. I also checked other medical interaction websites they also mention the risk. Also, there are REAL cases of SS when mixing adderall + ssri/snri.
I don't really care what Gillman writes. The fact that SS happened under this combo means that there is a risk!
And this is already enough to scare me. I dont want to live in fear of SS all day and then check myself all the time and become worried if I get a muscle twitch or something like that. Even from SSRI alone I used to get muscle pulsations which worried me.
I mean I cant go to the ER whenever I feel like I might have some symptoms of SS. I can do this once and the second time they will already think I'm a hypochondriac and not treat me anymore.
And I also dont know if my pdoc can tell me much about SS and what symptoms to look for. I think that if I tell him about the possible risk when mixing amphetamines + ssri then he will simply say that I cannot use amphetamines cause of the risk. But ritalin doesnt work for adhd and adhd is also a huge issue for me. I think that my lack of motivation is also a big hinderance for me. I have not been able to get myself to work for months now even though I am under time pressure and it only gets worse.
For me even starting to work is always a struggle. :(

@ robert

I tried anafranil and 75mg were already too much. It made my heart race. This is why my doc said that I can forget about other TCA cause they all would do the same cause they all have the same antichol. side effects. I fear that he is right.
When taking TCAs you usually need a dosage of at least 150mg! But I couldnt even stand 75mg.

I also dont know if a combo like SSRI + nortriptyline would be better than SSRI + wellbutrin or SSRI + strattera. Strattera scares me somehow. I read it can make you suicidal.
Wellbutrin on the other hand failed me at 300mg.
This is why I have not much faith that it would work in a combo with a SSRI.
But nortrip on the other hand would have much more side effects as a TCA. Wellbutrin at least had no side effects. :/




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