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Re: 10+ Year Users of SSRI--Effects NewQuestions

Posted by Jay_Bravest_Face on August 21, 2008, at 22:49:35

In reply to 10+ Year Users of SSRI--Effects, posted by NewQuestions on August 21, 2008, at 15:41:57

Well, as somebody who has been on different SSRI's over a 15 year period, I'd say that the worst time I had was when I was on Effexor (SNRI) and the best time on a combo of Prozac and the dopamine agonist Mirapex. It wasn't mania, but the Prozac/Mirapex combo made me feel even BETTER then I did before I started meds. Mirapex is also considered to be neuroprotective. What had happened is I had brought in a couple of journal articles about Mirapex being used in depression, for my doc to have a look at. He went through them one day over lunch, and called me that afternoon with a starting prescription.

People complain to their dry-cleaner when their clothes don't come back properly, so why in the heck don't people complain about the care they (do or don't) receive from their doctor? You are your best advocate, and quite likely if you think you are smarter then your doctor, his or hers little piece of paper on the wall doesn't make any difference. You MUST demand the top-of-the-line care! If not, FIRE your doc or pdoc and get a new one....and then another new one, whatever it takes. This is YOUR life and mental-health they are gambling with. I'd highly suggest reading "The Noonday Demon" as the author makes the same case I do. And the author has interviewed some of the top and best psychiatrists and researchers in the field.

Sorry I kind of swayed off topic, but I thought these things where important to consider when evaluating a medication. That is, possibly adding another med, or getting a better doc/pdoc.

Best,
Jay


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