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Posted by JohnL on November 4, 1999, at 3:05:42

In reply to Re: SERZONE - CONCENTRATION / AGITATION, posted by Cindy on November 3, 1999, at 21:24:39

Hi Cindy. Boy I can sure relate. I got worse and worse when I was on Serzone. Pdoc had told me to work up to 500mg. I did. I got much worse. When trying to schedule an appointment she was on vacation. Then when she got back she was all booked up and I couldn't get in for 6 weeks. I said the heck with it. I started tapering down on my own. By the time I saw her I already had a two week washout behind me. Completely off. Feeling "normal depressed", not Serzone depressed. She blew up. Yelled at me. Pointing the finger. Scolding. I was shocked. I walked out of that office for the last time. Have a new pdoc now who doesn't mind me tinkering on my own. He'll give me a prescrip for anything I want and tell me to "play with it". He says I know a lot about these drugs and I know what to do. Nice to have that kind of trust. And he's right. I know the diffference between an inadequate trial and a good one. I know the difference between therapeutic doses and not. I know the importance of customizing doses as small as needed at first to become tolerant of side effects. Etc etc. I'm just trying to say that I understand your tinkering with the mix. It goes against the grain of "talk to your doctor first" or "do what the doctor says". But we know ourselves better than they do. And if we know what we're doing, tinkering allows experimentation to deal with response and side effects that would be impossible if following direction exactly. So while I don't condone self-tinkering, I must admit a lot of us probably do it. You aren't the only one. Sounds like you're being cautious about it. That's the important thing.




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