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Lexapro, Zoloft, anyone know any news?

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Hairy



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Lexapro, Zoloft, anyone know any news?  Reply with quote  

So, meesa gettin a little desperate. Sad

I've been having serious problems with depression for around 15 years now. From 2004-2006, I was able to use first Zoloft and then Lexapro to completely turn my life around again. Either of them works beautifully for me. Unfortunately, they didn't work for long -- two months for Zoloft, five for Lexapro, and neither works at all now. According to my last shrink, the dropoff was way too fast for it to be my brain adjusting, and the symptoms didn't match that anyway -- so either my body is no longer absorbing them, OR my liver is metabolizing them too quickly to let them do their work. (Because of how their effectivenesses tapered off, I think it's an absorption problem.)

He also said that the pharma companies would be coming out with new co-drugs that would help overcome both of these problems. He expected them to get final approval by around the end of 2012.

Has anyone heard anything about these? I can't find any information, and I have no way of contacting him or any other docs at present. I'm no longer insured, etc., etc.

Sorry, weird question, but I don't know anywhere else I could ask. The only psych-help forum I found turned out to be run by Scientologists. . . .

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In the meantime, hit the health food store or vitamin shoppe and buy a reputable brand of 5-htp It's been shown to be as effective as most prescription antidepressants with little to no side effects.
you may find you no longer need the expensive prescriptions.
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Eat more spicy foooood!
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zendao42



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lisa wrote:

Eat more spicy foooood!


Shocked I agree with her, but I think everybody should do this,
even if they're not depressed-
it does give a pretty good buzz, ya know...

I'd add more recommendations but I'm not actively using my psych degree... Wink

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I've read that Wellbutrin (and its generic, Bupropion) has been used to support the work of SSRIs. It's also used alone.

Good luck finding something that works for you over the long haul.
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