Depression Community
Pamelor -
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to depression, counseling, sleep problems, and nutrition.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Pamelor -

Recently was prescribed  Pamelor for depression; was on Citalopram for half a year and I just got worse, sleeping a lot and doing nothing.

Dr advised me to take the mediation at bedtime.  He did not say taper off the previous Rx, just start the new one.  I have not started, as I have been on antidepressants for decades and wanted to see the difference without meds.  I have abit more energy, but cry easily.

I want to understand what Pamelor will do for me... and if I have a cocktail at night, is this dangerous.



amelor
Related Discussions
4 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
Mixing alcohol with any of these type of meds is dangerous. But everyone I know has 1 or 2 with no problem.
Blank
Avatar_m_tn
I was on Pamelor for two year before it stopped working. Generic name (Nortriptilyne)
It was a good tri-cyclic antidepressant. It worked pretty good for me, but failed after 2 years even at high dosages.
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
PLEASE....do not drink heavily while on any of theses medications, it is the most dangerous thing you can do.  It even states this on your prescritpion bottle!  You also should never abruptly stop any of these medications as it can cause serious problems from seizures to death.  Your doctor obviously knew that going from the one to the other was okay, I'm sure he had no idea you would just stop the one and do nothing. You won't ever know when you've drank too much on theses meds, you just won't wake up.....ever!
Blank
Avatar_m_tn
I must have gotten lucky. I used to drink like a fish when I was taking Pamelor.
Actually I don't think your supposed to drink any alcohol at all with any type of antidepressant.

Even the SSRI's like Zoloft and Celexa say not to drink.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Recent Activity
480448_tn?1397235344
Blank
nursegirl6572 commented on specialmom's status
2 hrs ago
8407277_tn?1397994497
Blank
Aashish_7 commented on evewisewoman's status
3 hrs ago
6827092_tn?1389388419
Blank
007Bunny commented on 007Bunny's status
3 hrs ago
MedHelp Health Answers
Blank
Mood Tracker
Track your mood over time
Start Tracking Now
Top Mood Disorders Answerers
1110049_tn?1384640486
Blank
4Maddie44
Dorset, United Kingdom
6726276_tn?1388332222
Blank
CRSeaside
Huntington Beach, CA
585414_tn?1288944902
Blank
ILADVOCATE
NY
480448_tn?1397235344
Blank
nursegirl6572
PA
574118_tn?1305138884
Blank
adel_ezz
cairo, Egypt
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
remar
st. louis, MO
Depression Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
How to Silence Your Inner Critic an...
Apr 16 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eaters: How to Silence Yo...
Mar 26 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
1344197_tn?1392822771
Blank
Vaginal vs. Laparoscopic Hysterecto...
Feb 19 by J. Kyle Mathews, MD, DVMBlank
Top Mood Disorders Answerers
1110049_tn?1384640486
Blank
4Maddie44
Dorset, United Kingdom
6726276_tn?1388332222
Blank
CRSeaside
Huntington Beach, CA
585414_tn?1288944902
Blank
ILADVOCATE
NY
480448_tn?1397235344
Blank
nursegirl6572
PA
574118_tn?1305138884
Blank
adel_ezz
cairo, Egypt
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
remar
st. louis, MO