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Posted by Racer on November 4, 1999, at 17:08:55

In reply to Re: my diag./symptoms & med s-effects , posted by Diane on November 4, 1999, at 14:01:16

I'm not your psycho buddy, but I am touched by what you're going through. How awful, and to be so isolated when you need someone to offer support! You poor thing.

I'm glad you're talking to your doctor about this, and hope that you find something that helps you get through this and come out stronger. My guess is that if we did a poll on the board, it would turn out that most of us started having trouble when we were about 11, seems like that's a dangerous age. I know that's about when I started...

As far as ADs go, I am loving Effexor XR, though I know some people don't tolerate it well. It seems to work on a mix of neurotransmitters, while a lot of the others you've mentioned work on only one. Your doctor should be able to recommend something that will help you, and I send you my strongest feelings and hopes for you to find some relief. There's nothing worse than that trapped feeling. Believe me, I know about that one, the walls of life closing in.

As for diagnosis, I'm not sure it helps much, beyond being a label that helps the doctors choose drugs to try. My best ever girlfriend once told me that her 'official' diagnosis by her psychiatrist was that she was 'Looney Tunes', and that made sense to me. Personally, I'm not crazy, just nuts, you know?

Good luck and keep us posted.




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