I need some info plz.....Guys on Depression meds, what are you taking?
01-13-2005 05:46 PM
Thanks bud, that'll keep me busy for a long time! Got a lot of leads to look up on from that info, but really, I hope you start feeling better soon bro. I've been depressed since I was a teen, I know it comes in cycles and how it sux. Seems like life was just better years ago when I still used 'herbs' Now I have to find some legal ones that really work.
Originally Posted by MaDmaN
01-13-2005 06:42 PM
I agree with you guys on all of this. I just switched from Paxil to Zoloft and have used all the others in the past will little success. It keeps the depression from getting really bad but I never feel like I am really living. My emotions are all blunted, the good and bad ones. I feel like it is really hard to get motivated about certain topics. Also the sex drive side effects suck. I really worry if I ever have kids some day that I will pass this on to them; and I never want anyone to go through the emotion ups and downs that I have. Well maybe some people....
01-13-2005 07:08 PM
I've stopped using Rhodiola as it seems to make me spike and crash and I can't figure out a good dosing scheme. Knowing the half life of the actives would be nice.
I'm doing really well this season, even through a gnarly PCT, by using ALCAR 2 grams/d stacked with folic acid at 1500 mcgms/day and a selenium cap. This was doing well even before I recieved some other herbal delight I can't mention.
I'd like to try deprenyl and DL-Phenylalanine stacked but so far have had no need.
01-14-2005 09:55 AM
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01-14-2005 12:40 PM
I tried Lexapro did absolutly nothing I switched to Effexor and It worked great with no sides, I never tried wellbutrin though.
01-14-2005 07:53 PM
Wellbuterin is just dirty speed. Big time depersonalization and cardio acceleration for me at 450mg. Dexadrine is the king of the phenethylamine class. It's clean at 20mg, you don't even know your on it. All the rest have sides.
DL-Phenylalanine is effective at 6g+, mostly just for enhancement of narcotics. The natural l isomer should be used by itself for it's norepinephrine boosting action. Tyrosine is even one step closer, but I've never tried it at high doses.
L-Depryl is hardcore. It sounds good but the effects are dirty and it just doesn't feel as good as it sounds. It's major metabolite is l-methamphetamine, same thing as found in Vicks nasal inhalers.
SSRI's(Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, etc...) are like stabilizers. They "zero" your mood which is good for mania, lithium works too but shuts down your thyroid. So when your down they bring you up. Problem is, once you bounce out of the depression and start to feel up, you notice they're holding you down in certain places (what mr.50 mentions.) They kill your personality and make it hard to even laugh. That's when you know it's time to give them a break because you're probably not 'depressed' anymore.
Tricyclics are sedating and stupifying. Again, the concept is good, but they act at too many receptor sites. Pamalor is probably the best in this class.
The RenewG is a Blue Nitro knock-off I think. It's not the original formula which was GLB or 1,4-butanediol. The ingredients are serotonergics, GABA modulators, and a disassociative. Be careful w/ the DXM, it's raised my liver enzymes big time before with higher doses. It should not be used daily if on cycle with methyls. The kava is an effective sedative, but rumored to be liver toxic too.
I don't mean to sound preachy, but Jesus Christ is the best real cure I've found. Took years to find Him, but I can't deny now. I remember when I first investigated Christianity, because I had been researching alien abduction phenomenon and the evidence of the Bible codes, it was hard to read the Bible at first. It's quite bloody and foreign initially, but I can honestly say that it must be true. I've studied the codes and they do exist. The Truth is hard to swallow but it's a good eternal anti-depressant.
01-14-2005 08:05 PM
I've tried it and if you are expecting this, forget about it. I did feel somewhat of an increased euphoric/relaxation feeling, but nothing to get excited about.
Originally Posted by MaDmaN
01-14-2005 08:31 PM
If 12.5mg of Effexor is right for you, than I would assume a lot of people could also benefit on such a low dose. Why is it that the lowest possible dose to be prescribed is 37.5mg?
Originally Posted by DR.D
01-14-2005 09:23 PM
I don't know why some drugs are mis-marketed on the dose. People are just different in their response. For example, I need about 300mg Zoloft, most people need less than 100, so it depends on the person. Effexor is a mixed SSRI/SNERI like Serzone, so it gets even more complicated. Effexor would tear up my stomach at higher doses. I liked higher doses, I just couldn't take the sides.
Originally Posted by NPursuit
01-14-2005 09:43 PM
Zoloft...my dad takes that. I'm starting to think he needs a gram a day ( he gets horrible! turns into an *******, too).
Originally Posted by DR.D
Does drinking really effect the efficacy of the drug? I mean, it says not to drink while on zoloft, and he takes his pills with a beer To make a long story short, it doesn't seem to be helping him too much and I think it's from the drinking. is it the drinking or does he just need a higher dose???
01-14-2005 09:48 PM
My mood is much worse when I drink nowadays. It sucks that he drinks with his meds. I personally feel that it does effect the efficacy of the meds but of course sometime I do it. Whenever I do I really guage myself and still regret it often. The next day I usually feel really depressed 9even if not hungover) as alcohol is a depressant. Remember he may be drinking because he is depressed or he may be more depressed because he is drinking. I know its tough but try to get him to stop (I am sure you have already tried). If he won't though remember all of this info for yourself in case you have a time period in your life that you are depressed and also your relationship with alcohol.
01-14-2005 09:59 PM
His skull is a anti-reason bomb shelter that prohibits him from taking or giving an form of good advice. I love the guy, he's a hard worker and would give anything for his wife and kids, but he's a jackass unfortunately.
He drinks because he's an alcoholic. I think that has more to do with his depression that his depression does with alcoholism.
01-14-2005 10:22 PM
It's hard to say bud, I personally do good with a few drinks every night. Makes me easier to get along with and more relaxed, but I do know people like your dad that take it too far. Maybe for alcoholics it has the opposite effect at some point. I know guys that get mean and start **** when they get drunk too, the worst kind of drinkers, they can't even stand up straight, but they wanna talk big **** too. Sorry about your dad. I'd guess that he should increase his dose on the zoloft. He may need something different too like a benzo. Xanax for example. There are so many drugs available, just keep trying them till you find one that works, that's what it takes. Just trial and error. Like M50 said, drinking probably does hurt efficacy, the PDR suggests that it will.
Originally Posted by kwyckemynd00
01-14-2005 10:30 PM
it's been said that alcohol is the poor man's anti-depressant.
works for many. goes horribly wrong for others
01-14-2005 10:37 PM
he's not a total *******...he's just acts like a kid. he doesn't get all drunk either, he just won't stop drinking beer...
Originally Posted by DR.D
however, i believe he's be much better off just smoking pot that drinking. IMHO, he should get stoned and take his zoloft with water from now on
thx for the reply!
01-14-2005 10:38 PM
I rearranged the above "saying for you"
Originally Posted by jjjd
"goes horribly wrong for many, works for others"
he, he, he
02-06-2005 04:26 PM
Question for the doc: I was just wondering what you think of adderal over ritalin? I currently take ritalin for ADD problems. It works great for concentration, alertness, and depression, but may consider adderal if it works better.
Originally Posted by DR.D
02-06-2005 04:45 PM
Actually, if ritalin is working for you, why switch? As far as antidepressants the greatest one is called trimethoxyphenethylamine at a dose of 500 mgs it will work for years after a single dose, now thats what I call effective! There are some minor sides though.
02-06-2005 08:49 PM
The only prob w/ Ritilan is that it made me wired. Adderall is more soothing and much cleaner and potent. Also, Ritilan played out at about the 3month mark. It just stopped working, but Adderall keeps going year after year.
Originally Posted by MF210
Knowbull, your suggesting mescaline! It has it's place for sure, but I think he's looking for a daily med.
Last edited by DR.D; 02-08-2005 at 06:34 PM.
02-08-2005 09:07 AM
I think that the safest OTC is Prozac at 10mgs a day for 90 days or so, the older you get the less you want to play around with brain chemistry IMO. Short term use is the way to go the brain usually always wants to fix itself, and it will if you allow it
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