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Re: Selegiline without the Patch

Posted by Noa on April 15, 2000, at 11:57:04

In reply to Re: Selegiline without the Patch, posted by Adam on April 11, 2000, at 15:34:04

>my hands are all over myself. That was an annoying habit I had that I was told was connected to OCD: The tendancy to kind of pick at myself or bite my nails compulsively. I really do find myself rubbing at my scalp or face without even noticing it, biting nails or fingertips, etc. and then catching myself and feeling embarassed.

Adam, although I have had such tendencies my whole life, it is only within the past couple of years that my scalp and skin picking has really become a problem. Especially last year or so. Your post now makes me think maybe it is related to the high dose of Effexor XR that I am on. Or could it be the ritalin? Or even the Serzone?

I have been thinking about lowering the Effexor XR anyway, because it definitely causes the jittery feelings, like your description of too much coffee. It gives me resltess legs at night, making it very hard to go to sleep. The serzone calms it a bit, but not enough.

Where can I get more info on the relationship between meds and these compulsive/impulsive body-focused disorders?


PS--good luck with the selegeline.




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