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13 Oct 2008

Zoloft and Well-butron
Well, after 2 years of fighting for my son, working my butt off to make ends meet, blah blah blah, I decided to use a friend of mines prescription for happy tabs.

First I tried Zoloft, and after tab 2 I was a walking zombie! The stuff messed me up completely. So gave that a skip. A few months later, tried it again, and same reaction.

Last week I tried Well-butron, and what difference! I' ve got some life back into me, getting a bit of the old self back again.

I believe the drugs work on different neurotransmitters - Zoloft for Serotonin, and Well-butron for dopamine and norepinephrine.

I reckon some doctors get it wrong when they diagnose depression and the causes, and whether the depression etc is related to serotonin levels or the other two, because they produce different effects in the brain.

Can the wrong drug cause such negative reactions as I experienced with Zoloft due to the wrong neurotransmitter being affected?
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CyberShrink
cybershrink

01 Jan 0001

NEVER use a friend's tablets, for anything. NO tgreatment is likely to be helpful unless there was first a proper assessment and then an expert assessment of the treatment most likely to be helpful. We vary in the precise balance of our chemical imbalances (!) and thus in how we would respond to any AD. and Wellbutrin is a bit diferent from many of the others, and suits some people very well indeed. The "wrong" drug from a strictly chemical point of view is just less likely to be helpful, rather than harmful ; and of course side-effects are always worst in the first few days, and we also vary individually in which side-effects occur and which bother us the most.
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