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Re: Behavioral Therapy

Posted by DL on January 26, 1999, at 19:13:32

In reply to Re: Behavioral Therapy, posted by Toby on January 26, 1999, at 13:19:33

> The therapists I know for EMDR in MA would be on your list, I don't know anybody who has been recently added to that list.

When I wrote in for a list of therapists I listed 5 or 6 towns nearby since I live in a small town. They sent a list for only those areas--instead of for NH or New England. So I have a pretty restricted list.

> , I wonder about trying Wellbutrin (no weight gain, no serotonin, more energy) with the Remeron if the depression is returning. Samples are available as is an assistance program

Back when a number of meds were tried and all sent me into a whirling dervish of inner aggitation and jittery on edge nerves--Wellbutrin was the last tried (close to 2 yrs ago). I tried cutting those large pills into small pieces and it wasn't easy! But that same feeling came back.

Perhaps my experiences with all those (Paxil, Effexor, Wellbutrin) for VERY short (a week or less) periods was related to my totally stressed out condition and poor or no sleep at the time. Perhaps my reaction would be different now--sort of afraid to have that feeling again.

I also think that if I wasn't handed each one and told to come back in a few months, (if I had some coaching and help adjusting) that the results might have been different. What is your opinion on this? Would I likely react any different now to those meds? AND, WHY do they do that to me? Once, when I was desperate I wrote to the e-mail address of one of the docs who answers questions on the Question page of this site. He wrote back to me and suggested that since all those meds act in diff ways and I had the same problem with them, that I just didn't want to get better. That kicked me into the pit of low self esteem--thinking that I was the cause of the failure of the meds.....

After all those years living with fear hormones and no sleep I am very protective of this good sleep/lower anx level I have. The Remeron has dampened the anxiety and given me good sleep. Perhaps after a few months to savor those benefits I am noticing what was underneath that I could not attend to before?

> Why don't you call the doctor or perhaps a nurse at the mental health center and see if samples of the Remeron are available (I think you were going to do this last week, but don't know what the results may have been)?

Yes, I can do that. Although they may save them for people who have no insurance at all--and I have been there before.

Still procrastinating on the EMDR/cog issue. It's so much easier if there is a recommendation from someone who has been to them instead of chosing a name out of a hat...Wish I could tell how experienced they are. This is so hard for me to do that I'm afraid if it doesn't turn out good this time I won't try again....

Thanks again for hangin in there for me. If I just had a recommendation of someone competent , experienced and caring, I would be able to call right now....




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