Psycho-Babble Medication Thread 107690

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Psychdoc/Dr Goldberg-Question about Mood St.

Posted by JohnnyS on May 26, 2002, at 23:28:10

Dear Dr Goldberg,

Can you tell me why other psychiatrist and yourself promote non FDA approved medications for psychiatric patients, namely neurontin, topomax, lamictal, trileptal? Thank you.

JohnnyS

 

Re: Psychdoc/Dr Goldberg-Question about Mood St.

Posted by JonW on May 27, 2002, at 0:44:25

In reply to Psychdoc/Dr Goldberg-Question about Mood St., posted by JohnnyS on May 26, 2002, at 23:28:10

Hi JohnnyS,

Great question! I was disturbed by an article I read this past week about all the illegaly promoted uses of neurontin. However, this isn't quite the same thing. I am very treatment resistent and so I may be biased, but I trust the doctors I affectionately refer to as "the best of the best" to know how to interperet the latest data, and make intelligent choices on my behalf. For example, many people with bipolar disorder on this board alone have been helped by Lamictal. If their psydocs chose to wait until Lamictal gets aproval for this indication those people would still be suffering.

Just my opinion,
Jon

> Dear Dr Goldberg,
>
> Can you tell me why other psychiatrist and yourself promote non FDA approved medications for psychiatric patients, namely neurontin, topomax, lamictal, trileptal? Thank you.
>
> JohnnyS

 

Re: Because they work (for many). Just my opinion. (nm) JohnnyS

Posted by Ron Hill on May 27, 2002, at 1:56:44

In reply to Psychdoc/Dr Goldberg-Question about Mood St., posted by JohnnyS on May 26, 2002, at 23:28:10

 

Re: Because they work (for many). Just my opinion. Ron Hill

Posted by Rathrbfishn on May 27, 2002, at 2:50:30

In reply to Re: Because they work (for many). Just my opinion. (nm) JohnnyS, posted by Ron Hill on May 27, 2002, at 1:56:44

Agreed, this new generation of high dollar mood stabilizers(mostly anti-convulsants) seem to be helping some people. And we have all tried so many drugs that didn't work we are desperate to jump at the next generation of drugs. And the pdocs are at their wits end to help us.

Not to mention the increased market share for the drug manufacturers by using them off label, the money the reps make and god knows what perks the docs get for prescribing them.

But what about all the new miricle drugs that were developed in the 90's. If they were such miricle drugs, then why are we all jumping on this new batch of miricle drugs in the loop now? If the new miricle drugs in the 90's worked so well, we wouldn't be jumping on this new round of drugs. I wonder if I want to be a monkey for this generation of new drugs. What is going to happen in the next one, two, five years with them?

I guess that if I didn't have the stability I found with xanax, I would be looking for anything that would help alleviate my suffering too, no matter how long it worked.

 

Yes, what happened to those 90's meds? Rathrbfishn

Posted by JohnnyS on May 27, 2002, at 3:46:40

In reply to Re: Because they work (for many). Just my opinion. Ron Hill, posted by Rathrbfishn on May 27, 2002, at 2:50:30


> But what about all the new miricle drugs that were developed in the 90's. If they were such miricle drugs, then why are we all jumping on this new batch of miricle drugs in the loop now? If the new miricle drugs in the 90's worked so well, we wouldn't be jumping on this new round of drugs.

I agree. I remember when in the 90's medications like Buspar, Pindolol, Remeron were the new miracle medications. I have heard a few people still on them now, but essentially they fading away. I wonder as well if in 10 years medications like neurotin and topomax with still be popular .... probably not once they are generic.

All these responses are great. Thank everyone.

JohnnyS

 

Re: Thanks Everyone, Keep the Information Coming! (nm)

Posted by JohnnyS on May 27, 2002, at 9:15:49

In reply to Yes, what happened to those 90's meds? Rathrbfishn, posted by JohnnyS on May 27, 2002, at 3:46:40

 

Re: Yes, what happened to those 90's meds?

Posted by BarbaraCat on May 27, 2002, at 12:53:37

In reply to Yes, what happened to those 90's meds? Rathrbfishn, posted by JohnnyS on May 27, 2002, at 3:46:40

>
> > But what about all the new miricle drugs that were developed in the 90's. If they were such miricle drugs, then why are we all jumping on this new batch of miricle drugs in the loop now? If the new miricle drugs in the 90's worked so well, we wouldn't be jumping on this new round of drugs.
>
> I agree. I remember when in the 90's medications like Buspar, Pindolol, Remeron were the new miracle medications. I have heard a few people still on them now, but essentially they fading away. I wonder as well if in 10 years medications like neurotin and topomax with still be popular .... probably not once they are generic.
>
> All these responses are great. Thank everyone.
>
> JohnnyS

Anyone who tries to take Remeron off the market will have to confront a claws bared mad woman - me!

 

Stupid mood stabilizer question...

Posted by johnj on May 27, 2002, at 21:46:24

In reply to Re: Yes, what happened to those 90's meds?, posted by BarbaraCat on May 27, 2002, at 12:53:37

I take lithium with my AD for a "booster", but I wonder if this is what is meant by a mood stabilizer? Are there specific dx for people that take the drugs? I have anxiety with my depression and wonder if these meds help with anxiety too? Thanks.
Johnj
P.S. BarbaraCat, I am glad to see remeron has worked for somebody :)

 

Stupid mood stabilizer question...

Posted by johnj on May 27, 2002, at 21:46:31

In reply to Re: Yes, what happened to those 90's meds?, posted by BarbaraCat on May 27, 2002, at 12:53:37

I take lithium with my AD for a "booster", but I wonder if this is what is meant by a mood stabilizer? Are there specific dx for people that take the drugs? I have anxiety with my depression and wonder if these meds help with anxiety too? Thanks.
Johnj
P.S. BarbaraCat, I am glad to see remeron has worked for somebody :)

 

Re: Remeron? - sidebar BarbaraCat

Posted by jazzdog on May 28, 2002, at 11:19:26

In reply to Re: Yes, what happened to those 90's meds?, posted by BarbaraCat on May 27, 2002, at 12:53:37

Hi BarbaraCat -

My pdoc is making noises about remeron, but the weight gain and sedation worry me. How much success have you found with this drug? Was weight gain a problem? Sedation? Was there a cognitive effect? I'd really appreciate any insight you can offer. Thanks a lot - Jane


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