> 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
> the info and then decide.
> I didn't know there were classes of drugs that tackled both pain and
>> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Sue Ann Murray <email@example.com>
> To: Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> 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
> > people who have been prescribed anti-depressants strictly for pain. As
> > 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
> > 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,
> > was using it for a different reason. Good luck with whatever you
> > 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
> > >block nerve pain. You said you felt like your brain was "mummified in
> > >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
> > >>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
> > but
> > >>I felt like my brain was mummified in a cotton ball, so I took up
> > >>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 <email@example.com>
> > >>To: Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > >>Sent: Sunday, February 20, 2000 12:28 PM
> > >>Subject: Antidepressants
> > >>
> > >>> My pain dr. wants me to start taking an antidepressant to block
> > >>> pain (along with the million other things I take). Has anyone tried
> > >>> this? Has it worked at all?
> > >>>
> > >
> > >