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Old 12-24-2006, 12:53 PM   #1
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Allergy to Antidepressants

I am allergic to Zoloft, Wellbutrin & Cymbalta. I had side effects that I couldn't stand anymore with Celexa. I have been trying to function without taking anything, but in quiet moments I am just crying inside. As long as I keep busy, I don't feel too bad.

I have an appointment to see my doctor on the 2nd of January to discuss my options. Does anyone have any suggestions?

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Old 12-25-2006, 08:39 PM   #2
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Re: Allergy to Antidepressants

I took one dose of Effexor and was so sick with the side effects, I thought I would have to go to the ER at least twice that day. I am now trying Sam-E. There are no side effects and I think it may be helping.

Old 12-27-2006, 06:42 PM   #3
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Re: Allergy to Antidepressants

What is Sam-E? I haven't heard of that one. I was going to see if Lexapro could work. I know my doctor is tired of writing prescriptions.

Old 12-27-2006, 07:55 PM   #4
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Re: Allergy to Antidepressants

How much SAMe do you take, TjnGiz? No noticeable side-effects? What are the plain effects for that matter? I take 400mg, and eventually added 50mg of 5htp...suddenly, over the past few days I've felt catatonic...completely disaffected. Maybe its the 5htp?

Sorry to piggyback on your post, jazzmatazz...didn't really intend to. Maybe something like SAMe or 5htp is worth trying though. My experience is the ONLY bad one I know of so far. Keeping busy definitely helps me as well...exercise is another...and sex too...what's nice is that the latter combines all three

Perhaps try lexapro before the natural supplements? I've tried several SSRI's and had the best luck with lexapro - I've heard the same from many people. Good luck

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