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Re: Selecting a PDoc

Posted by Noa on November 9, 1999, at 7:17:27

In reply to Re: Selecting a PDoc, posted by JohnL on November 9, 1999, at 3:13:40

Thanks, John. Yes, it was you. I thought it might be. I tried a search using a couple of names of people I thought it could be, one of them yours, but for some reason, I wasn't able to locate it. Thanks.
I guess my pdoc has some of the qualities you mention--I think he loves what he does, and is an expert and is willing to look at many different types of meds, not just the contemporary popular ones. What he lacks is accessibility. He and his group practice are highly disorganized and difficult to reach. He doesn't seem to get messages or return them, but tels me to page him if I want to reach him. This has mostly worked, but not always. Getting an appointment is hard. Sometimes, he will fit you in before the first officially scheduled appointment, tho. but he also always runs late, which is hard.
I will share your thoughts on the TCAs and lithium. Remeron worries me because everyone seems to say it increases appetite and I do not need that at all, my weight is a problem, and I overeat to calm my feelings.
Racer, in the other thread you mentioned targeting more seratonin. I think the reason effexor has been better for me than prozac or paxil is that it is not just seratonin promoting. Too much seratonin gives me problems with tinnitus and myoclonus. On paxil, the myoclonus was really bad. it only occured when I was resting or about to go to sleep. I would get totally random muscle twitches in various parts of my body. Suddenly my arm would just shoot up in the air, etc. Or, my whole body would twitch, like a seizure. I have some of this with effexor, but much milder. It makes random muscles twitch, but smaller muscles and smaller twitches, and less frequently.
Thanks, I will keep you posted.




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