Paula: Re: Antidepressants

From: Karen Kaplan (
Sun Feb 20 23:24:19 2000

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 <> To: Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS <> 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 <>
> >>To: Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS <>
> >>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?
> >>>
> >

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