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Posted by Racer on September 20, 2000, at 14:09:42

In reply to ADVICE BADLY NEEDED!, posted by MJK on September 20, 2000, at 0:27:52

Oh, my! That doesn't sound good at all!

As someone who used to self-medicate with speed (meth), I'll mention that what you're describing sounds a LOT like speed withdrawal. Sitting in a dark room, sobbing, feeling suicidal? No energy, no motivation, no sunshine? Yeah, that sounds about right... Don't discount the emotional expression of a physical symptom.

Now then, on to the other questions:

I lean towards the doc telling you to drop the dex. The bruising, in my experience, is more likely to be related to that than the prozac. (I have a connective tissue disorder that makes me bruise easily: I take Prozac, and bruise LESS easily than before.)

How's this scenario sound:

The Prozac just isn't working, but it counteracts some of the side effects of the speed (what do you think Dex is?), so the two together get you through life.

Possible? Maybe trying to find a new drug, one which actually works on your depression, is a better answer? Believe me, I went through hell trying to find a combo that works, and it has worked consistently for over a year -- despite major stressors! Maybe it's a combination of ADs, rather than just one.

If you have good communication with the second doctor, maybe this will start a dialog about possibilities there? I hope so.

Remember, of course: your mileage will vary! This is just to offer a few things to think about and talk to your doctor about!

Good luck, though. We're the same age, about, and both female, so I can't help but feel a sense of identification with you. Go forth and cure us! ;-P




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