alanbaleyko said at “Re: Antidepressants”. [02/21/2000 16:48]
> 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
> > >instead - to release the "emotions" physically..
> > >If you are not depressed, I just don't see why you should change your
> > >chemistry, too.
> > >It's not like this is an exact science.
> > >Karen
> > >
>> > >----- Original Message -----
> > >From: paula <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > >To: Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS <email@example.com>
> > >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?
> > >>