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Re: Too many meds and Thanks Toby!

Posted by Mary Alice on August 15, 1998, at 8:15:19

In reply to Re: Too many meds?!, posted by Toby on August 7, 1998, at 11:35:58

Thanks for your advice. I'd heard of EMDR before but have now begun to learn more about it. Gary is interested in trying it and is willing to do anything to get better. I have to admit we'd already begun reduction of the meds when I read your post. Gary simply couldn't tolerate sleeping 19-20 hours a day and stumbling around in a fog the other 4 or 5. BTW, he's 48 years old and thus far has no firm diagnosis of any organic illness although tests are ongoing. We lowered the Paxil to 40mg from 60, the Trazadone from 100mg to 50 at bedtime and the Klonipin from 2mg to 1 at night. We didn't change the Tegretol or Depakote other than to adjust the times he took them. Within a couple of days he "woke up". He's not in great shape but he's able to function on a much higher level. And, here's the greatest thing we've found a new psychiatrist who has experience with PTSD and he agrees with what we did though not particularly how we did it. He seems to have a good rapport with Gary - he doesn't just hand out drugs and say "go fishing and relax" like the last doc did. He's going to start real therapy! Things are looking up! Thanks again for your interest.




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