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Medication selection is too random

Posted by MA on October 26, 1999, at 20:24:10

In reply to Re: Dr Jensen protocol, posted by Cindy on October 25, 1999, at 21:51:39

I believe there has to be a better way to find out what meds will work rather than the current methodology of trying different meds, increasing the dosage and adding additional meds to augment the first one.

One problem I have is knowing when a drug is working acceptably. I think a combination of meds is the answer, but how does one know when the combination is right.

The methods really doesn't seem to have any guidelines or ways to know if your symptoms are just minimized, rather than really gone.

I think alot of this is because I never really felt that good when I was depressed and although I am better on certain meds, I never feel comfortable with the current treatment since I never really trust that it will work or work for at least a year. Just when I think I'm in a safe zone, I get hit again and have to start the whole trial and error thing again

I feel like I spend way too much time with trying to fix myself rather than living my life. I'm so afraid to trust or accept good things because I lose them when I get depressed.

The future is so uncertain and I want to be able to trust in the medication working, but I can't because how do I know that I'm on the "right" drug at the"'right " dose and in combination with the right adjunctive meds.

For all you scientists, perhaps this is easier, because of your backgrounds, but I'm not always sure that my doctor has the right suggestions. He will listen to me and we collaborate on what to try next but he doesn't always seem to know what to try next.

This is why the Jensen Method sounds like it makes alot of sense to me. How would my doctor know to add, say Depakote, or so many of the other meds so many of you seem to have good luck on.

Why can't I find the right med and feel good for once in my life. At what point to you accept the way you feel rather than the elusive source for a better drug? Maybe I am feeling OK and that is enough, or is it????




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