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Hm... Toby, ...

Posted by racer on January 6, 1999, at 17:58:47

In reply to Re: Anti Anxiety drugs?, posted by Toby on January 6, 1999, at 16:38:59

You listed Serzone here, which is what I'm on, but it seems to be making the anxious portion of my depression worse. Now, it's not working especially well in general, so it may be me, but can you say anything about that?

Also, can you say anything about Trazadone? WHen I looked up the side effects, it said that it can interact especially badly with alcohol, which worried me. I don't drink much, but if out with friends, I like to be able to have a drink. Usually once a month or less, but it's something that I don't want to give up over a drug. That's not explained well, but I'm concerned that I'll "forget" about that part, or ignore it, and be in real trouble; also that in the course of trying to make my life better, I'll have to give up too many of the things that I derive pleasure from. Argh. Trazadone has come up a couple of times now, so I suspect that it's on the list for the "try next" drug...

Wellbutrin is obviously a bad choice, I just hope that the doctor is willing to listen about it. So far, the response I've gotten to my concerns about weight gain have been based on: "You're slim, you won't have to worry." Mind you, I'm still 30# heavier than I can believe, and my experience with A/Ds is that the weight gain has been over 50# on each. That's really frightening for me. Also, the doctor has not asked anything about the anorexia, although it was listed on my intake sheet. Oh, well.

Thanks again for everything. I hesitate to ask you about some of this, because it does sound as though I'm asking you to prescribe via the computer. I'm not trying to do that, just to get enough information to take into the doctor's office and discuss. I appreciate all the information you've offered so far.

Hypothetically, if I were your patient, can you tell me where you might go now with meds?

And lastly, I really hope that you're as wonderful as you sound here, because I find it so much easier to trust you than my own doctor!

Thanks again.




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