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Re: Marplan success stories?

Posted by Elizabeth on November 18, 1999, at 13:07:20

In reply to Re: Marplan success stories?, posted by Scott L. Schofield on November 18, 1999, at 12:21:05

> At the time, I regarded it as a cop-out. It seemed he was hedging his bets. That way, his diagnosis would be, at worst, partially correct.
> Since then, I have begun to see where he was coming from.

Care to share with me?

> I guess it's a personal thing. You might interact with him very well. Maybe he has changed over these last 16 years. At the time, though, I was not alone in my perception. However, we know how way-off that can be.

What *was* your perception? (email me if you don't feel like posting it; my address is (embarrassment)

I should warn you that Columbia is one of my top choice med schools (assuming I actually get through organic chemistry...I'll let you know how the test I have tonight goes!), so I may not be able to take your advice (to remain an admirer from afar)!

> He and his team have made some major contributions. Although I haven't read closely any of his more recent work, he may be the only researcher to actually investigate the placebo response. It looked like really good stuff to me.

That's what I was thinking of, yes.

> You have to attack it early and you have to attack it hard.

Early I got (age 14)., I waffled some. Since my doc was pretty sure it was a first or second episode, he went with conventional wisdom and had me stay on the Prozac for a little more than 2 years (so that I wouldn't be off it when I went to college). I stopped towards the end of my freshman year of college. I had a relapse a couple years later, but Prozac didn't work anymore.

> At least you have periods of remission. I've been stuck since 1982. Every second of every minute of every hour of every day of every...
> [sorry for the complaining]

You have good cause.

> There was some concern a few years ago that a similar thing may happen with lithium. The phenomenon has been labelled "lithium-discontinuation-induced lithium-refractoriness".

That's rather unwieldy! (I've heard of the phenomenon, though.)

> Sorry. I meant this to be a play on words for my own amusement.

I suspected as much. :-)

> > But anyway, more specifically, I'm supposed to go up to 30 mg (as tolerated) until I next see my pdoc (Tuesday). This is assuming the pharmacy even gets the stuff by then (as of 6pm today it hadn't come in).
> 30 mg for me too.

I think the updated prescribing info recommends 50mg or more (if it's used as monotherapy), FWIW.




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