Psycho-Babble Medication | about biological treatments | Framed
This thread | Show all | Post follow-up | Start new thread | List of forums | Search | FAQ

Re: The search is the cure

Posted by sailor on March 6, 2004, at 21:26:59

In reply to Re: The search is the cure, posted by glenn on March 6, 2004, at 18:42:03

I worked for many years at a county m.h. center as a crisis intervention specialist. I have seen what happens to people who lose hope, who stop searching for "answers", who are overwhelmed by their illness. That's when my beeper went off and I would be called in to evaluate a suicidal patient, or someone in a rage or a silent end-of-the-road depression. Many of us, including the vast majority of PB posters, are still "well" enough to be searcing and putting up with seemingly endless med trials. I truly believe time is on our side. I've been struggling 30 years with major depression, initially having a miraculous response to Elavil (amitryptilene), but since have had ups and downs and tried nearly all the first and second line therapies. I just quit a trial of Parnate after sustaining an 80mg/day dose for about 3 weeks. No positive response. I'm not sure what to do next, but I'm focused on selegilene, amisulpride, or stimulants as a next step. I've had ECT sugested many times, but I'm so adverse to that it would feel almost like "giving up." When it comes to the possibilities of combination and augmentation, it's obvious that there's enough to try to keep me at it for the rest of my life. I guess that's what keeps me hopeful. Those appointment cards and prescriptions we get from the docs are sort of like lottery tickets--the more you collect, the better your chance of hitting it big! Thanks to all of you for sharing. Finding PB has been a big boost to my morale these past few months. Patience, persistence. Regards, Sailor




Post a new follow-up

Your message only Include above post

Notify the administrators

They will then review this post with the posting guidelines in mind.

To contact them about something other than this post, please use this form instead.


Start a new thread

Google www
Search options and examples
[amazon] for

This thread | Show all | Post follow-up | Start new thread | FAQ
Psycho-Babble Medication | Framed

poster:sailor thread:320823