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I agree with you Scott!

Posted by lillabella on May 28, 2013, at 14:59:52

In reply to Re: Morning terror Joan O., posted by SLS on May 28, 2013, at 7:12:51

Scott I believe you are right. Changing meds regularly seems to me to be a cause for a medication to cease working. I was on Parnate and doing just great. Then a new p-doc insisted I stop the Parnate and take an old anti-psychotic called Doxepin, I think that was what it was called. Had full on panic and lots of tardive dyskensia on this med but he made me stay on it until after a week when I refused. Went back to Parnate, my magic bullet, and nothing. No effect. I stayed on the Parnate for weeks hoping for it to finally give me the relief I once felt. I know it was this powerful drug that altered my brain chemistry somehow as I had such a strong reaction. I think p-docs should listen to patients when they say a med is working but some feel they have to make changes. A lot work on a formula like if you have bi-polar you have to take an ant-psychotic even tho you tell them that for you as an individual with a different brain chemistry even tho you have bi-polar you can't tolerate that class of drug. It was forced on me because at the time I was in a psych ward and the resident p-doc, who dealt with a new crop of patients every day, refused to listen to me and applied his basic formula. I know my brain chemistry is extremely sensitive and has been messed with from too many meds over the years. I wish I had a good doctor but I don't. My current p-doc gets frustrated with me when I tell him that the meds he has me on aren't working. He refuses to believe I am depressed. I live in Toronto and all medical treatment is free as well as my scripts. Trying to find a good shrink is next to impossible here. None of them are taking on new patients. I would pay out of pocket to have an open minded savvy doctor who would listen to me but that isn't happening. All I can say is if you are on something that is working for you stay with it. There are probably a lot of people out there who are doing well on their meds and so for the most part they no longer need this board because they are busy and functioning. God bless them but God bless all of us who are still out in the wilderness of mental anguish searching for the med or combo of meds to get them well again. How are you doing Scott?? You and Phillipa and a few others are constants on this board and your knowledge, compassion and understanding really do so much for those of us struggling in the dark. Peace and love to all..........lillabella


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