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Re: SPOKE TO DOC-NEW PLAN Peter

Posted by Jasmine Neroli on September 2, 2003, at 23:11:19

In reply to SPOKE TO DOC-NEW PLAN Jasmine Neroli, posted by Peter on September 2, 2003, at 18:00:56

Hey Peter: Glad you got hold of your Doc and have a new course of action to follow...that must make you feel better, more in control. Have no first hand experience with Lexapro (loved Celexa, 'cept for the insomnia), but have read many good things about it. Has all the advantages of Celexa with fewer side effects. The only downside I've read consistently, is that people complain of lack of motivation, over time. But, for you, the Concerta will probably offset that! Sounds like a good combo, and well worth a try!! GOOD LUCK!
As for me, well I visited my GP today and got a referral to a Psych. I just wanted to be evaluated by someone with specific expertise, who would be willing to be more aggressive with meds, if necessary. (I'm in Canada and this is the process here). I should get an app't in about 3-4weeks. I wanted to try Provigil with the Klonipin, but I knew my GP would be too cautious to prescribe "off label". I am now taking 1mg Klonipin per day (in 2 doses), cuz I was finding irritablity/ crying and anxiety returning by late afternoon, on the extra .25mg. The second .5mg has an effect on my mood witin 30 mins :). I'm still very "flat" and low in energy. Also cycling dysphoria/irritability again. Which may mean that depression is returning, so my GP has insisted I try Effexor XR (75mg) as of tomorrow, as a preventive measure until I get to see the P.Doc. I'm resistant, but since I'm back at work (school) now, I can't risk a relapse. So I'm gonna be a good girl and comply. LOL. It's just that on this board, people constantly post horror stories about it and the side effects!. Can't be any worse than Remeron ( which I HATED!). At least it's a drug recommended for GAD, which I believe is my main diagnosis. Just can't wait to hear what the PDoc says in that regard tho'.

BTW,I got the headache diagnosed ....It's chronic sinus congestion caused by the continual smoke from the forest fires burning around my home town for the past 2 weeks. Apparently it's very common! Phew, I was dreading it was a side effect of the Klonipin, which I love so much!!!

Well, we're both working hard and patiently to resolve our mental health issues! I think we should be proud that we are taking our health into our own hands and not giving up.Ha! Keep us posted as to your progress, and I'll let you know how I'm dealing with the "dreaded" Effexor:)
Jas


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