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Re: 88ivories and lexapro blkvettes

Posted by 88ivories on April 3, 2003, at 19:02:21

In reply to 88ivories and lexapro, posted by blkvettes on April 3, 2003, at 17:03:48

> Hi there, one more thing about taking to much med. I have been reading alot about this recently and have wondered when you do you go over the edge with to much. Who is qualified to see this!!! I doubt many shrinks would ever pick up on this. I go to a lot of message boards and read people complaining about certain symptoms. They are taking the max on a med and I want to say hey you are taking to much I think. But I am not qualified to make that call. I wonder how many people are taking meds when there serotonin levels are to high to begin with and they should be going the other way. Just my thoughts I am very curious about the whole thing since I started having panic attacks and depression. I have everything pretty much under control right now but no guarantees on how long that will last. So just in case I keep reading and thinking!!!!! TAKE CARE!!!!!!!!!
I have several theories on why docs over-medicate.
1) Law suits. They are afraid that if you go over the edge because they didn't give you enough, they will be sued by your survivors.
2) It's easier to throw more meds on the problem than do the hard job: dig and find the root of the problem and help you fix that.
3) Swamped-eductation on the fly by the pharmc'tal sales reps eager for business.
4) Overly busy and doing the best they can under the circumstances.
I think we all, as patients of whatever ailment, should be aware, educated, and participate when possible in our treatment.
I have found that a good pharmacist is a much better, more objective resource on meds, dosage, their pros/cons that the perscribing physician.
I, now, have a wonderful family doc now who does my meds. He welcomes my findings on the net and includes the input of the pharmacist in his perscriptions (most of the time). This is VERY refreshing to me based on a very megative past experience.




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