New Antidepressants On The Market!
Posted 18 December 2008 - 04:15 PM
Posted 19 December 2008 - 08:56 AM
I've been researching this due to my treatment resistant condition lately. Here's some info I found, Mirapex is an off label drug for parkinsons which is supposed to work for depression by increasing dopamine. Reboxetine(norepinephrine), pristiq(cleaner effexor), Emsam, and Tramadol. Tramadol is one that really caught my attention as I've been on this for years for a back injury. I have noticed when I'm not in a lot of pain that it seems to help. I just wonder what Doctors think about prescribing this on a permanent basis when nothing else is working. I also wonder if it would wear out or cause stomach problems,etc. if taken on a regular basis??
I took Tramadol for about 1 1/2 years for severe cramps from IUD birth control. I don't know if it helped depression, as I was not severly depressed at the time. But it did give me a lot of stomach problems... in fact, it got to the point where I would get voilently sick about an hour after taking it. So my doc switched me to Darvacet, and about 6 months ago I had the IUD removed due to side effects.
Anyway... yes, Tramadol can cause stomach problems from long term use... at least for me.
Good luck finding something that will work for you, I know how difficult it can be.
"Don't settle for the one you can live with, wait for the one you can't live without"
Posted 19 December 2008 - 02:20 PM
Posted 20 December 2008 - 03:03 PM
Tramadol/Ultrem is an analgesic used primarily for pain relief similar to Vicodin, Darvocet, Percocet, etc. and may cause dependency or addiction (takes higher doses for effective pain relief.) It did nothing for my pain. It did increase my depression. I usually take these types of meds with a bit of food as I'm prone to bleeding ulcers.
Serotonin, dopamine and norepinephrine levels can effect depression. Have no clue regarding how or which one(s) pdocs determine to treat. Researchers are still trying to find out how the brain transmits and assimilates information.
God will give you no more than you can handle. This is all a test to see if you are really ready for the good things that are going to come your way. All this pain is going to come back and make me stronger.-Clarence Clemmons 1942-2011
Everything I know, I know because I love. Leo Tolstoy War and Peace
Posted 21 December 2008 - 03:30 PM
this article is about a test done with mice and can be found w/google.
i found it very interesting
i know synthetic opiates relieve my depression and make me enjoy things like socializing, reading, smiling...
but the cons are plentiful..... can't get a script, tough on your kidneys in the long run and its an expensive thing to upkeep.
i think its glaxo that's working on a triple-reuptake drug... something that works on dopamine, NE and seratonin.. still in trials, though.
Posted 22 December 2008 - 06:23 PM
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