Psycho-Babble Medication Thread 967655

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low dose effexor - wish me luck

Posted by linkadge on October 30, 2010, at 14:41:25

Hi folks, I saw my doctor today. We got rid of the escitalopram (5mg). I'm still taking the amitriptyline and I have nortriptyline but I'm not taking it consistently.

I'm wondering if the effexor (37.5) plus the amitriptyline (10mg) will keep the depression at bay without causing apathy.

I feel bad in one sense, because escitalopram had some good qualities to it, but too much of a artificial shallow happy feeling.

I'm hoping the effexor hits something deeper.

Wish me luck.

 

Re: low dose effexor - wish me luck

Posted by lamictal on October 30, 2010, at 14:55:05

In reply to low dose effexor - wish me luck, posted by linkadge on October 30, 2010, at 14:41:25

> Hi folks, I saw my doctor today. We got rid of the escitalopram (5mg). I'm still taking the amitriptyline and I have nortriptyline but I'm not taking it consistently.
>
> I'm wondering if the effexor (37.5) plus the amitriptyline (10mg) will keep the depression at bay without causing apathy.
>
> I feel bad in one sense, because escitalopram had some good qualities to it, but too much of a artificial shallow happy feeling.
>
> I'm hoping the effexor hits something deeper.
>
> Wish me luck.
>

Yes good luck to you! Maybe you can answer this question about effexor as you seem quite intelligent. Just an observation from reading your posts. Not meant to offend you.

I know at really high doses that effexor raises norepinephrine. at even higher doses hits dopamine. So what is there unique about the chemical structure of effexor that it acts as a good ad at low doses? It just can't be serotonin. Is it related to pea or some feel good chemical? I tried it once years ago at 37.5mg and I felt good right away. My p-doc took me off as I seemed to happy. Being bipolar he feared a manic reaction. So than we started with the lamictal.
But anyhow maybe you can shed light on the workings of effexor and good luck again as you've been thru so much suffering. I have lurked at babble and followed every one's posts. You're a very courageous person.

 

Re: low dose effexor - wish me luck linkadge

Posted by Conundrum on October 30, 2010, at 15:05:43

In reply to low dose effexor - wish me luck, posted by linkadge on October 30, 2010, at 14:41:25

Good luck. Have you ever tried Effexor before?

 

Good luck! (nm) linkadge

Posted by Tomatheus on October 30, 2010, at 16:33:47

In reply to low dose effexor - wish me luck, posted by linkadge on October 30, 2010, at 14:41:25

 

Re: low dose effexor - wish me luck linkadge

Posted by orbital on October 30, 2010, at 17:29:49

In reply to low dose effexor - wish me luck, posted by linkadge on October 30, 2010, at 14:41:25

Good luck Link. I'm still on the fence regarding FX, though I'll probably settle for something next week (either FX or Valdoxan, not sure yet). Anyway, I'll be interested to know how you get along on your low dose.

Take care!

> Hi folks, I saw my doctor today. We got rid of the escitalopram (5mg). I'm still taking the amitriptyline and I have nortriptyline but I'm not taking it consistently.
>
> I'm wondering if the effexor (37.5) plus the amitriptyline (10mg) will keep the depression at bay without causing apathy.
>
> I feel bad in one sense, because escitalopram had some good qualities to it, but too much of a artificial shallow happy feeling.
>
> I'm hoping the effexor hits something deeper.
>
> Wish me luck.
>

 

Re: low dose effexor - wish me luck linkadge

Posted by SLS on October 30, 2010, at 18:34:31

In reply to low dose effexor - wish me luck, posted by linkadge on October 30, 2010, at 14:41:25

> Hi folks, I saw my doctor today. We got rid of the escitalopram (5mg). I'm still taking the amitriptyline and I have nortriptyline but I'm not taking it consistently.
>
> I'm wondering if the effexor (37.5) plus the amitriptyline (10mg) will keep the depression at bay without causing apathy.
>
> I feel bad in one sense, because escitalopram had some good qualities to it, but too much of a artificial shallow happy feeling.
>
> I'm hoping the effexor hits something deeper.
>
> Wish me luck.


My sincerest wishes are for your good health.

:-)


- Scott

 

Re: low dose effexor - wish me luck

Posted by linkadge on October 30, 2010, at 20:14:54

In reply to Re: low dose effexor - wish me luck, posted by lamictal on October 30, 2010, at 14:55:05

Thats a good question. I don't know what is different about effexor. At low doses its only supposed to affect serotonin but, even here, it has a completely different feel than SSRIs.

Linkadge

 

Re: low dose effexor - wish me luck

Posted by g_g_g_unit on October 30, 2010, at 22:10:06

In reply to Re: low dose effexor - wish me luck, posted by linkadge on October 30, 2010, at 20:14:54

good luck. I recall you having a bad reaction to 5mg escitalopram when restarting it a couple of months ago, so thought you had ditched it immediately.

 

Re: low dose effexor - wish me luck

Posted by Phillipa on October 30, 2010, at 22:17:05

In reply to Re: low dose effexor - wish me luck, posted by g_g_g_unit on October 30, 2010, at 22:10:06

Link will you post updates? And seriously good luck!!! Phillipa

 

Re: low dose effexor - wish me luck SLS

Posted by maxime on October 31, 2010, at 14:46:55

In reply to Re: low dose effexor - wish me luck linkadge, posted by SLS on October 30, 2010, at 18:34:31

I hope it's the one for you!

 

Re: low dose effexor - wish me luck

Posted by lamictal on November 1, 2010, at 8:53:29

In reply to Re: low dose effexor - wish me luck, posted by Phillipa on October 30, 2010, at 22:17:05

> Link will you post updates? And seriously good luck!!! Phillipa

How come you never introduced yourself? Do you not like me?

 

best of luck (nm) linkadge

Posted by floatingbridge on November 4, 2010, at 14:09:27

In reply to low dose effexor - wish me luck, posted by linkadge on October 30, 2010, at 14:41:25


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