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Re: Adding Parnate and prazosin + Topamax SLS

Posted by Tomatheus on July 13, 2012, at 14:26:37

In reply to Re: Adding Parnate and prazosin + Topamax Tomatheus, posted by SLS on July 13, 2012, at 5:36:29

Scott,

Thank you very much for your responses. It certainly is my hope that you will get some results from either ketamine or rTMS and that whichever treatment you opt for doesn't end up costing you too much. I'd also like to wish you luck with doxazosin if you do end up trying that medication instead of prazosin. It sounds like doxazosin would be worth trying, based on what you wrote and on the link that you provided.

I like how you included an example of how your condition affects your functioning in addition to giving a figure that represents the degree to which you find your symptoms to be improved. I also think it's a good sign that you've been having some fun with karaoke, despite the amount of stage fright that you've been experiencing and the fact that you have difficulty keeping up with the lyrics on the monitor. Again, I can only hope that treatment with either ketamine or rTMS will bring you closer -- or better yet, all the way -- to your goal of remission. I think that your contributions to this board show how much you have to offer others, and as corny as this may sound, I think that this world would be a better place with you feeling 100 percent or close to it.

Perhaps your assessment of your case history is accurate. I have no reason to think that it wouldn't be, and I would probably assess my own case history in much the same way. But what I find to be admirable about you is your commitment to try every available treatment option, even after so many have failed. Thirty-five percent remission may not be where you want to be, but as you said, it is not an insignificant degree of improvement. And from the posts of yours that I've read, it sounds like you've made it to the point that you're at by enduring and persisting through much adversity. Although I, at times, have had some glimpses into my own future, I don't really know what the future holds. Nobody really does, even if they do get glimpses into possible futures. My point is that it would be hard to predict what kind of responses you might get from the treatments that you're considering. I think that Twinleaf posted some information to indicate that ketamine or rTMS might produce a favorable outcome for you, but of course, it is time that will tell how well you will ultimately respond to treatment. Considering how relentlessly you've persisted through your trials with various treatments, I can only hope that you get the kind of favorable outcome from treatment that you're hoping for and deserving of (in my opinion).

Well, this post turned out being quite a bit longer than I thought it would be, so I'll finish this up now. Good luck, and be well.

Tomatheus


Dx: schizoaffective disorder

Taking Abilify and 6 supplements

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