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Re: Anti-depressant options--fading fast

Posted by blondemomints on December 3, 2003, at 18:02:44

In reply to Re: Anti-depressant options--fading fast, posted by loni on December 3, 2003, at 14:11:34

From reading your post it sounds like you have an amazing, caring doctor. You are truly one of the blessed. I envy you...most of us have ones that don't care that much. Thank your lucky stars!
God Bless,

> Don't give up.
> Curled up on my chair and weeping bitterly at 11 pm one night 3 years ago, my pDoc called to help sketch out a new plan of action. I was spiraling downward and fading fast. "I don't think I have any strength left to do this again," I whispered into the phone.
> He answered matter-of-factly, "That's okay. I have strength enough for both of us."
> I love that man.
> I went through...Elavil, Prozac (with a Cytomel booster), Xanax for anxiety, misdiagnosed by different doctor and had a nasty run in with Lithium (because it didn't match what I had), Ativan for sleep, Neurontin, Effexor, Wellbutrin and now...the best med ever for me...Parnate. I was terrified of MAOI's for some reason. They really matched my profile but I didn't think I could change the food I was eating.
> I did it. I changed and I feel great again. Better than ever. Amazing. I have sensitivity to cold, but it doesn't touch my sex life or my ability to process information so...go Parnate! And I have the extreme food sensitivity too. No cheese for me! But once I stopped being depressed...I stopped craving all of that anyway. Weird.
> Don't give up. There is always something to try or retry. Withdrawal and ramp up is gross, icky, blah...but it passes. It passes. I promise.
> Take care.




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