All I basically know is that the ssni has to do with norepinephrine. I take an ssni called pristiq. I was on effexor which is one also, but the pristiq has more to do with the noreprinephrine reuptake.
I guess that the ssri is a selective seretonin reuptake inhibitor. Where the ssni is selective seretonin norepephrine inhibitor. So the latter one deals with the norepephrine in our bodies. Whether that would make your mother manic, I don't know. I think it has to do more with adrenalin maybe??? I am not a professional, so it is my guess as good as yours. But I know a little from experience. Oh and they work on anxiety. I do know that. I think. lol... um, I was on effexor for many years, and am switching to the pristiq because you don't have to take as much of it. Plus effexor goes generic in June 2010 this year and pristiq is not. So of course the docs wanted the switch. lol...
I hope that your mom feels better. I can tell that you are concerned about her. Take care, keep in touch, there should be more repies that we can both learn from.
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