Re: Antidepressants

From: alanbaleyko (
Mon Feb 21 14:47:38 2000

Hi again Paula, I too am a teacher (autistic middle school students) . The drug I am on is Paxil and it has not slowed me down at all. In fact, because I am in less pain now, I am able to keep up during the day and still have energy for my family when I get home! Jessica

paula wrote:

> 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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