New to forum wanting to change from Prozac to Lofepramine..

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collette1011
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   Posted 4/25/2006 12:29 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi,  I am in the UK,  I have taken various a/d's over the years under my doctors supervision.  I have decided to try to go back to tricyclics as I find they suit me much better than SSRI's.  It is sometime however since I was on tricyclics an wondered if anyone has any advice or information.  For example can one switch from one to the other.  Are doctors still willing to prescribe tri-cyclics since the popularity of SSRI's ?  I may be offered a new medication so if anyone can tell me what is in vogue with doctors in the UK at present i'd be most grateful.
The main problems I have with SSRI's are weight gain (after initial loss) 14 pounds in a year whilst activley trying to lose weight, no sex drive, no creativity, bad tempers, tearfulness, extreme tension and irritablity, anxiety.. I think you get my point ! .   All I want is to feel I am not on auto-pilot, I feel switched off physically and emotionally.  I don't expect to feel high as a kite, wouldn't want to, I just want to feel in control. 

els
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   Posted 4/25/2006 6:57 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Collette1011,  Welcome to healing well forum.

I cant really speak for what the physicians in the UK practice do as I reside in the United States.  My professional career has been spent working in the mental health field and working with all these medications.  I have seen psychiatrists switch back and forth from SSRI's to tricyclics.  I really think it depends on what medication worked the best for you.  For some people the older medications do work better.  Please do let us know how it goes....Take care



collette1011
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   Posted 4/25/2006 10:15 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Elisha, Thanks for replying to my post,

I saw my doctor this morning and he agreed with me 100% that if lofepramine had been a success in the past he sould prescribe it again.  It seems it is okay to go from one type to another, I think it is just MAOI's which cause that kind of problems.  I feel a little better just knowing that I'm off the fluoxetine, I know they work for some people but I feel better on tricyclics.  Anyway, its a long time since I took them so I just hope I don't suffer too many side effects. 

 

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