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Re: To Judy

Posted by Chris A. on March 14, 2000, at 21:52:21

In reply to To Chris A., posted by judy on March 14, 2000, at 19:23:06

Dear Judy,
Less than a third of the recommended dose of fish oil and it starts feeling like those fish are swimming back up! Dr. Steven Dubovsky, my favorite BP consultant, told me that a potential benefit of Aricept is that it could counteract some of those adverse GI side effects. I have that in writing or wouldn't believe it! I've just started the Aricept, so I'll
let you know in a couple of weeks. There are some slight short term problems with memory and ECT, but I don't plan on them lingering and they're not too bad. We didn't do any treatment closer than four or five days together. Now we're down to once a week. The idea of stabilizing the mood on Aricept and fish oil sounds attractive, but it's nice to know the ECT is there. At least it is convenient for me. I assume they'll use curare for the muscle relaxant now that I'm taking Aricept. Dubovsky also mentioned ziprasidone when I last saw him, but I don't know if it's on the US market yet.
If you find something that works like a miracle, let me know, since we seem to be so much alike. The only thing I have figured out is the sleep - Ambien works like a charm. At points I felt like I must be a really stubborn, pain-in-the-neck type person when the depression and dysphoric hypomania persist. Perhaps I should just tell my regular pDoc that I am here to aid him in character development.

Take care,

Chris A.




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