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Re: 1 at a time

Posted by jealibeanz on August 23, 2006, at 22:21:31

In reply to Re: 1 at a time, posted by jealibeanz on August 22, 2006, at 17:32:21

OK, so I was reading my pharmacology book, copyright 2006. It mentions the use of MAOI's Nardil and Parnate for depression and phobias'anxiety (that's me!). This book doesn't really make them out to be terrible, just notes that there are dietary restrictions and possible orthostatic hypotension. (no mention of weight gain for MAOI's or SSRI's, only TCA's... so I consider that an error!)

Selegiline is in the book, but as a medication for Parkinson's. There's no mention of it's use for depression.

Provigil is mentioned there as a stimulant, approved for Narcolepsy, but with the potential for ADHD. It says there's no potential for addiction or abuse. It also cited nausea, headache, and a few others as side effects, but I've never had these.

I didn't look up any sleeping meds, except that it was noted in the benzo section that some can be used to induce sleep.

So, I actually feel confident in making suggestions based on my readings. However, EMSAM isn't in the book. Would it be wrong of me to say it is? I mean, it was approved in February. Anyway, I was surprised there was no mention of the possibility of its approval since it's been in the works for years now.

Could I even say the book is copywrite 2007? That's possible, right, kinda like next year's cars coming out in August?! :)

I don't want him to be suspicious of the fact that EMSAM would be in any book. Although he's certainly NOT the type of person to be suspicious about anything! This was a horrrrible, rock bottom day, but reading that book tonight actually makes me feel soooo much better because I might take another chance in getting help for myself!:)

I know I may be taking a risk asking my GP, but he's all I got, he's really concerned about me and cares about my well-being, and I like the guy! I should mention the fact that I may just drop out of school, because the insomnia, fatigue, and depression are getting to be too much to handle and are interferring with my life significantly. It's true. I think about it everyday. This would certainly help in getting some optimal care from him because that's the last thing he wants for me... dropping out of PA school for health reasons?! That's his specialty. He can fix that for me! :)




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