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Surprised! Got my second opinion about Nardil!

Posted by PCB on September 8, 2019, at 21:32:00

Hey Everyone!

So I saw a psychiatrist for a second opinion about alternatives to Nardil several days ago. I want to know if with my lifestyle changes, did he think I could respond to an SRNI/Lithium or any other medication combination. I also asked if changed to less stressful job and move out of the stressful city, if that would help my depression.

He skipped over all that and asked would I consider maintenance ECT. And surprisingly, I don't think its is bad idea. But I think most ECT doc want you on psych meds during ECT. And I also think they try to phase you off maintenance ECT if possible. I think it pretty rare that people get treated the rest of their lives with maintenance ECT. That is why I had not considered in before. So I think you end up being on psych meds after acute ECT and still have all the side effects.

And my three main questions he said he couldn't predicts (He said he wouldn't be able to tell if my depression would improved with 1.a SNRI/Lithium combo with my lifestyle changes, 2. a less stressful job and 3. moving to the peaceful suburbs)

What do you guys think???

Thanks everyone!


PS Unfortunately I had a bad cold and couldn't really participate in a good discussion. I still think anyone with a medical illness including depression/bipolar would do better with a less stressful job and being out of the stressful city. I see my medical clients do better all the time with their diabetes, hypertension with less stress. I am little disappointed that my psychiatrist and this psychiatrist said that they did not know if that would help or they never had a patient that did that successfully




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