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Old 02-10-2019, 10:28 PM   #1
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I can't take any of the SSRI's (cause ocd and ptsd to go beserk) and many of the others can cause more liver damage to someone with cirrhosis like I have.

I have starting doing things to improve my mood like listening to a variety of music, cleaning, reading.

I don't know if there are any other antidepressants or mood elevators that may help me. I am on Gabapentin for nerve pain and it helps my mood a bit. Have tried Lamactil and got hives from it so it's out.
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Have you tried Emsam? It's an MAOI so there are some restrictions but t is a patch so doesn't pass through your digestive system and so it's easier on your organs. It's also really effective in my experience (9 years and still doing well on it).
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I might ask my psychiatrist for something other than an SSRI (Because they give me panic attacks and kill my focus).

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I can't take any of the SSRI's (cause ocd and ptsd to go beserk) and many of the others can cause more liver damage to someone with cirrhosis like I have.

I have starting doing things to improve my mood like listening to a variety of music, cleaning, reading.

I don't know if there are any other antidepressants or mood elevators that may help me. I am on Gabapentin for nerve pain and it helps my mood a bit. Have tried Lamactil and got hives from it so it's out.
What about an SNRI or Triclyclic? I take cymbalta which is an SNRI and I take lamictal as a mood stabilizer. Many people who have trouble with standard SSRI's take something else like cymbalta or lamictal.
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Wellbutrin is an SNRI that worked well for me. I used the xl version (there are several types). I have PTSD also. The other nice thing about wellbutrin is that I found it not at all difficult to get off of when the time was right.
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What about an SNRI or Triclyclic? I take cymbalta which is an SNRI and I take lamictal as a mood stabilizer. Many people who have trouble with standard SSRI's take something else like cymbalta or lamictal.
Cymbalta can cause liver toxicity. Lamactil gave me hives.
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Wellbutrin is an SNRI that worked well for me. I used the xl version (there are several types). I have PTSD also. The other nice thing about wellbutrin is that I found it not at all difficult to get off of when the time was right.
Made me very very nervous. Can't take it.
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Have you tried Emsam? It's an MAOI so there are some restrictions but t is a patch so doesn't pass through your digestive system and so it's easier on your organs. It's also really effective in my experience (9 years and still doing well on it).
I haven't tried any MAOIs but will look into them.
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