ahalo Posted October 31, 2005 Share Posted October 31, 2005 I don't know where to put this since it pretty much has to do with any medication, but I figured I would start here. A lot of MI runs in families but not everyone gets treated; but for those of you who have family members with MI who have been treated, do you notice that medications work on you similarly, or "don't" work similarly? I found out last night that Cymbalta is the first and only medication that was able to break my mom out of a 5 year terrible spell of depression, suicidal idealizations, substance abuse, agoraphobia, the works... SSRIs were either ineffective for her or worsened her symptoms. That seems to be true for me as well-- Zoloft made me worse and Prozac had little effect besides weight loss. Although with my mom Prozac was one that made her worse. My brother is on Paxil and it has not been very effective for him. In the past Prozac helped his OCD but worsened his anxiety/depression. Both my mom and brother tried Wellbutrin and had a bad response; so did my half sister (unrelated to my mom) and I. My half-sister has had her OCD symptoms alleviated by Lexapro and Luvox, but was very tired and lethargic on each of those meds. Klonopin has helped both my mom and brother. My mom had an awful reaciton to Zyprexa and Seroquel. I've taken Abilify at a very low dose and it has helped me sleep and seems to help with my anxiety?. My mom has taken Trazodone for sleep and it helps her a lot; Lunesta helps my brother and has helped my half sister. I'm just wondering if it is true that family members might have similar reactions to meds-- my half-sister has ADHD like I do as well as anxiety; my mom and brother tend to have severe depression on top of anxiety but no ADHD, they also have had substance abuse issues. So I don't know if I would have similar luck on Cymbalta or Klonopin given that I've never been depressed. Basically just wanting to compare with others if you have noticed any patterns between family members. Thank you much!! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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