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  1. Why do strong SRIs (serotonin reuptake inhibitors) often cause / induce apathy, indifference and laziness? Maybe not in everyone, but it's one of the most common complaints. I regularly read about it on the internet. I myself was affected by it. My questions would be: 1.) What causes it? 2.) Were you affected? 3.) Did you successfully get rid of these specific side effects? If so, how so? 4.) Further comments regarding that "phenomenon"?
  2. Both are second-generation SSRIs, both exhibit minimal drug interactions via Cytochrome P450, both are the most prescribed SSRIs and are considered first line antidepressants. Who's been taking both and what were your experiences? (How did they compare to each other?). I am looking forward to read your experiences... Which one did you like more?
  3. I'm tapering off clomipramine, right now I'm down to 75 mg. I've been on it for almost a year, but I'm not impressed with the results. I was hoping it would work better than my last two SSRI's (which seemed to do the best job when I took them for the first time) but I can't go higher than 100 mg because of side effects. A few months ago risperidone was added to the clomipramine. I'm on 1 mg a day. I've seen some improvement, but I can still have difficult days or even weeks where I'm having too much intrusive thoughts (or thought, since it's been only one thought which bothers me).
  4. Is it possible that a brain becomes immune to working mechanism SSRI's for long time users? So there can be side effects but no effect on thing you are taking it for? I can't find anything on this on the internet. I know individual SSRI's have different properties, but I wonder if they could also do some kind of 'damage' (I'm not talking about withdrawal and recovery). Like insensitive / insusceptible? I've been using Luvox(2/3 years) and Lexapro (6/7 years) and now Zoloft, which I have been on for 6 months (200 mg for almost about 1,5 months). But Zoloft doesn't like the other two, not
  5. I know that a lot of bipolar folks take an SSRI as part of their daily regimen of meds and apparently it seems to help. But there's some growing concern in the pdoc world now that SSRI's may be causing manic symptoms and even directly causing manic episodes. I was on SSRI's for 10 years before quitting last October. In chronological order: Celexa, Zoloft, Celexa again, Lexapro, Zoloft again, Prozac, Zoloft again briefly, back to Prozac to close it out. For me, personally, after stopping them altogether, I was able to see what they were doing to my system. I truly believe they made m
  6. Hi, I'm a new member. Former English professor, had to shift to train for another career after long-term unemployment and still looking. I'm also an author of horror and fantasy books. I joined up here because I'm looking for some help after withdrawing from the SSRI Lexapro. The only thing worse than the side effects that caused me to quit are the withdrawal symptoms. I'm three months in and seriously wondering if I have cognitive impairment. It's as if somebody took my emotions and put them on a dimmer switch. Everything is numbed out. Lexapro causes such radical changes to the brain that wi
  7. Im not saying that doing coke is good, i have done Ketamine on the past whit no bad reaction whit my meds. Im taking Sertraline and Fluoxetine and also on 300mg Seroquel XR. I have acces to cocaine, i can take cocaine whit my meds, or it will blunt the effect of cocaine?. can i have a serotoninergic syndrome? I know drugs are bad ok, dont need to tell me that.
  8. has anyone experienced this? its been linked to paxil and zoloft. i'm not sure whether zoloft caused this issue for me or just worsened it to the point that it became noticeable to myself and others (didn't seem to have this prior to taking zoloft for the first time and the condition persisted off zoloft for years.. on zoloft again and i think the problem might be enhanced but i can't say that for any certainty). i've looked into it and its never specified whether the problem persisted after stopping the meds or whether it can be a permanent thing.
  9. Something I've always been curious about. Shouldn't the norepinephrine reuptake feature be stimulating? It seems like drugs such as Effexor get more complaints of severe fatigue than SSRI'S
  10. I started taking gabepentin and it helped the symptoms I was having tremendously, but it's had so many side effects that i've had to go on medical leave from my job! my psychiatrist had me lower my lexapro fromj 40mg--which is about twice the normal highest dose, but I've been on that dose for years and it's helped a lot!!--to 20mg just last week. And i'm on less than half the normal dose of gabepentin. So, now i'm all sad and crying and depressed and i don't know if it's the lower dose of lexapro or me. i'm bummed out and worried about some stuff and i get this way anyway sometimes, so I
  11. Hi all, I'm hoping someone can provide me with some feedback regarding my current situation. Right from the start, I do apologize if the post is graphic in nature, but I am attempting to be as concise and honest as possible, and am having a difficult time discerning whether my current mental status has more to do with change of medication versus environmental circumstances. I have switched from Celexa to Effexor 75mg, and have been on it for about a month now, without ever missing a day. I've been diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder many years ago, although Depression-esque sym
  12. Hi everyone, I have recently started taking Sertraline (US name Zoloft) 100mg again, and am experiencing some side effects. Feeling pretty nauseous, dizzy and i'm getting slight altered vision, the kind you get before you feel like you're about to collapse. It's making me a little scared, has anyone had any experiences like this? Thanks, Chessie
  13. I'm looking for some advice. I've had a lot of experience with different antidepressants, and almost no success. I'm getting pretty tired of the whole trial-and-error process, and I'm not terribly confident in my doc's ability to prescribe the right thing, especially considering some special circumstances. Here's my history. I have been diagnosed with social anxiety and dysthymia. I've had both as long as I can remember. My first experience with taking antidepressants was Paxil when I was 16. This actually seemed to work well, cleared the anxiety and depression right up. I eventually tapere
  14. Is it possible for AD's to induce or aid the vividness of dreams/nightmares? I've always been one for odd, fairly detailed dreams/nightmares, especially since being Depressed. But since being on Prozac I have noticed my dreams jump off into the deep end of disturbing. I often replay the dream/nightmare in my head just after I wake up, then I forget it for a while and different parts (usually the most disturbing bits) come back to me during the day. For example I dreamed of being chased by someone with a chainsaw in a supermarket and I was climbing along the shelves but they were following the
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