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Re: My frustration in watching you. I apologize. SLS

Posted by linkadge on November 30, 2022, at 15:33:28

In reply to My frustration in watching you. I apologize. linkadge, posted by SLS on November 30, 2022, at 8:05:38

SLS. I would encourage you to be a bit more concise in your responses as I don't have the emotional drive to read through everything (in full respect of your intentions).

>I do not envy your situation, including your >*current* denial of access to putatively effective >treatments.

Again. You're just not getting it. I don't control the prescription pad. Your notion of "access" is flawed. Perhaps you have doctors that give you whatever you ask for, but this is not my experience.

Also, I'm not even 100% convinced I am suffering from depression (in the sense that other people here may be experiencing). Lithium helps, but antidepressants are not (or to a very limited extent). Ritalin helps. I may be dealing with bipolar II (in denial) and ADHD. I don't know.

So please don't assume that my situation is as simple as popping an antidepressant that worked at one point. Everything fluctuates and sometimes I feel better coming off the antidepressant (not just a rebound effect).

Last year, I did well for 6 months on just lithium, ritalin and a punch of mirtazapine for sleep (at an antihistamine dose) plus omega-3 and methylfolate. Things went off the rails in the spring (as they often do). But again, its' complicated. It's not just a matter of taking the same thing every day and feeling fine. It has NEVER worked that way for me, and I do (and will continue) to make ongoing adjustments.

Linkadge



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