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Re: Suicidal and Desperate--many options!

Posted by Ruth on May 18, 1999, at 21:00:54

In reply to Re: Suicidal and Desperate--many options!, posted by JD on May 17, 1999, at 18:21:22

It is good that you are reaching out here. It is also essential that you connect with a psychiatrist to help find ways of ensuring your safety. You may want to get back on prozac to stabelize things even if that means dealing with the side effects. Then with your doctor come up with a plan to go off it and try another med.>

Hi Jamie,
> JD here--same person who responded earlier to your
> post about stopping the Prozac. I can understand
> how lousy you must feel, but it's good to hear
> at least that you have the perspective to reach
> out and to realize that things can (and will)
> get better. As you realize, much of what you're
> feeling comes from the "cold turkey" effect, and
> yes, there are LOTS of options to try if Prozac
> wasn't quite right for you in the long run. Some
> people even find that changing to a different
> SSRI like Zoloft or Paxil can be a big
> improvement, but there are many other things
> that people on this board can suggest. (Effexor
> and Serzone come to my mind first for starters.)
> The first issue is of course to see a doctor ASAP,
> even on short notice. (Trust me this is possible
> -- I once brought my grandmother to an emergency
> room when she ran out of Paxil on vacation and
> got severely depressed. Five minutes with a doctor and
> she got a new prescription; by a week later she
> felt much, much better.) As all of us who have
> been through it know, depression can make even the
> smallest things seem bleak and unsurmountable--
> Have faith that the way you have been feeling
> lately is not the way you are destined to feel
> once you can get things sorted out.
> Take good care, and keep us posted!
> Best,
> JD




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