New era for ME/CFS research as top cytokine study attracts media headlines
The immune systems of patients who have recently developed ME/CFS look markedly different from those who have been ill for much longer, according to a major new study from Drs. Ian Lipkin and Mady Hornig at Columbia University. This shift in immune function hadn’t been seen before.
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  1. hixxy

    hixxy Woof woof

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    Pre-ME I tolerated Citalopram, so maybe I should give low dose Escitalopram a go. MY last doctor put me on Cymbalta and that was just crapola. I suspect I don't even have low norepinephrine.
     
  2. adreno

    adreno Learned helplessness

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    You can get escitalopram in drops, so you can start with a very low dose.
     
  3. heapsreal

    heapsreal iherb 10% discount code OPA989,

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    A recent study, i think last year said that zoloft and escitalopram had the best effect and side effect profile of the current ad's, supposedly better then the new snri's.
    Good dhea levels can also have antidepressant effects too.

    cheers!!!
     
  4. hixxy

    hixxy Woof woof

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    Zoloft gave me anger side effects when I tried it 7 years ago. It's apparently a common side effect.

    hixxy
     
  5. adreno

    adreno Learned helplessness

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    Sertraline has some pro-dopaminergic action; that could maybe explain it.
     
  6. BEG

    BEG Senior Member

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  7. xchocoholic

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    5htp, calling or visiting freinds, watching a funny movie or tv show, taking a walk and just getting out of the house. Tc .. X
     
  8. hixxy

    hixxy Woof woof

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    I too have had this complte numb feeling depression. I found it by far the wost of all! It makes you completely unable to function as a human being.

    hixxy
     
  9. SaraM

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    Hormones and amino acids after proper testing, and before taking antidepressants. Vitamins and minerals helped a little but not much.
     
  10. hixxy

    hixxy Woof woof

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    Raising my neurotransmitters nutritionally hasn't worked -- short of fixing methylation. Consequently I can't tolerate testosterone unless I can get my serotonin to go up or I become agitated and aggressive. Testosterone / serotonin ratio is important.

    Low serotonin and testoerone supplementation equals mild roid rage!

    hixxy
     
  11. heapsreal

    heapsreal iherb 10% discount code OPA989,

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    i cant remember if u said u have tried it, but 5htp twice a day, maybe work up to 100mg twice a day, if it makes u sleepy then take it all at night. With the help of a doc some find very low dose ssri with 5htp can wok really well but there is a chance of serotonin syndrome.

    cheers!!!
     
  12. Bob

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    I think it's helpful to have this info. But my concern about this dicussion is that it could be dangerous for a patient suffering from depression not to follow the advise from their doctor. A patient with severe to moderate depression can be very vulnerable. So any changes to doses and meds need to be done in collaboration with the prescribing doctor. I just want to point that out, because depression can be a dangerous illness.
     
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    Niacinamide is also a serotonin precursor. My naturopath recommends that with 5HTP. I've found that it works for a while and then doesn't, so I also take st john's wort once in a while too.
     
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    Female Essence - by Jan De Vries - works for me
     

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