Thanks Pete,also ignorant of DR Bob's forums.
Must say it's a comfort to know I'm not the only super sensitive little soul about.
When trialing a SSRI or any med I take a very low dose as my psychiatrist suggests.
It's possible that I will have to go lower.....not easy with capsules.
My psychiatrist has always told me that despite the drug companies hype,he sees many patients just like me who simply cannot tolerate the side effects from these drugs.
They're brilliant. Really heavily populated, with a lot of experienced MDs posting.
It's not just the side-effects that a lot of people can't tolerate, from what I gather, some people only need 1/10th the recommended theraputic dose for the drug to work too.
The main problem as you've noted is their stimulating component.
He said the idea is that dperessed people are unmotivated and often times need stimulating.For many this obviously helps.
I honestly don't need any extra stimulation.I'm rather hypervigilent
As I understanf lexapro is the new improved paxil?
Paxil gave me mega 24/7 heart palpitations that lasted for over 3 weeks.Even though I'd stopped taking it.
I was so worried went to see a cradiologist.I have mitral vavlve prolapse.
A close friend has been taking lexapro for about a year.Fixed up his depression in less than a week!
However he does speak about nasty adrenaline rushes.
He often acts like he's on speed and easily gets a tad agrro.
We can only dream of the perfect pill.
Don't know about it being the new paxil. I do know it's 3rd generation and has far fewer side-effects than paxil et al. I felt sick for a few days and that was it - amazing. I had dreadful side-effects from all other pills I've popped (TriCyclic, SNRI, SSRI, Novel).
It's not "fixed up" my depression in a week (!!!) but it's certainly making a positive difference.