Re: Paula: Re: Antidepressants

From: Paula Healey (phealey11@earthlink.net)
Tue Feb 22 19:58:04 2000


Karen, Thanks for your response. I have been researching the antidepressant thing. Apparantly the group of antidepressants called Tricyclics are routinely prescribed for pain management. Pamelor falls in this category. They supposedly also helps you sleep better. I'll let you know... Thanks again, Paula Karen Kaplan said at “Paula: Re: Antidepressants”. [02/21/2000 01:26]

> Paula:
> I don't know anything about Pamelor. You could discuss starting on a low
> dose and see how you feel. I went back down to one Prozac every other day
> after the 2/day period and no more cotton ball. You should share your
> concerns with your doctor or ask the pharmacist for the inert and review
> all
> the info and then decide.
> I didn't know there were classes of drugs that tackled both pain and
> depression.
> Karen
>

>> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Sue Ann Murray <murraysa@penn.com>
> To: Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS <adhesions@forum.obgyn.net>
> Sent: Sunday, February 20, 2000 5:51 PM
> Subject: Re: Antidepressants
>
> > I couldn't actually tell you which ones they used, but I know of a
> number
> of
> > people who have been prescribed anti-depressants strictly for pain. As
> far
> > as pamelor, I was on it 10 years ago now, for about 5 months for severe
> > depression, and I had few side effects. It definitely worked for me as
> far
> > as the depression went and helped me get through until I got out of a
> > difficult situation. And my brain definitely did not feel mummified,
> but
> I
> > was using it for a different reason. Good luck with whatever you
> decide.
> >
> > Sue Ann
> >
> > >Karen,
> > >Thanks for getting back to me. The Anti-depressant she prescribed is
> > >Pamelor. It says right on the CVS pamphlet that it is sometimes used
> to
> > >block nerve pain. You said you felt like your brain was "mummified in
> a
> > >cotten ball"- this is exactly why I haven't started taking it yet. I
> > >got the prescripton Friday, but I'm too afraid to start taking it.
> > >I am a first grade teacher- I can't be a walking zombie!
> > >I don't know what to do...
> > >Paula
> > >
> > >At Sun, 20 Feb 2000, Karen Kaplan wrote:
> > >>
> > >>Paula:
> > >>Which anti-depressant?
> > >>Not a doctor, but never heard of an antidepressant to block nerve
> pain.
> > >>Once, when I was being harrassed by both a subordinate AND my boss, my
> > >>doctor suggested I take 2 Prozacs a day to "mute the emotions". It
> did,
> > but
> > >>I felt like my brain was mummified in a cotton ball, so I took up
> boxing
> > >>instead - to release the "emotions" physically..
> > >>If you are not depressed, I just don't see why you should change your
> > brain
> > >>chemistry, too.
> > >>It's not like this is an exact science.
> > >>Karen
> > >>

>> > >>----- Original Message -----
> > >>From: paula <phealey11@earthlink.net>
> > >>To: Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS <adhesions@forum.obgyn.net>
> > >>Sent: Sunday, February 20, 2000 12:28 PM
> > >>Subject: Antidepressants
> > >>
> > >>> My pain dr. wants me to start taking an antidepressant to block
> nerve
> > >>> pain (along with the million other things I take). Has anyone tried
> > >>> this? Has it worked at all?
> > >>>
> > >
> listcmds.htm
> > >
> >
>


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