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Susieq56 09-24-2012 10:34 AM

Is anyone taking anti depressants and have they helped?
 
Hi everyone

This is sue and I'm a newbie. Had ME for 2 years and now bed bound for last 6 weeks. My gp and others are all urging me to take anti depressants despiteme trying to tell them I'm not depressed just sick! Does anyone else have experience of taking AD, if so which ones, what dose and what experiences did you have with them. Helpful or unhelpful

Many thanks to all

RickinOH 09-24-2012 04:46 PM

Re: Is anyone taking anti depressants and have they helped?
 
Yes, I take a drug called Desipramine and it works well for me. It is in a category called tricyclic antidepressants. Others in that group include Amitriptyline, Nortriptyline, and Imipramine. I have posted a thread about this.

I would encourage you to try anything and everything that might help. There are a lot of older and newer drugs out there that might hold a promise for you. Good luck.

mudmonkey 09-27-2012 10:01 PM

Re: Is anyone taking anti depressants and have they helped?
 
Hi. I seem to be in a similar situation to you. I am extremely fatigued and weak with other symptoms. Most of the doctors I have seen have said I have depression and prescribe antidepressants and sedatives. I have taken them because I am desparate to feel better but I don't find them helpful- I have only been on SSRI's though, not sure about tricyclic.

On a related note, I really identify with what you say. I'm really tired of the doctors focussing on depression. Yes, I have had depression and probably still do but this is different. Of course I am down, I am so tired and dizzy I can't even do the dishes!

I hope that you get it sorted, don't be afraid to ask for second opinions.


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