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Re: seroquel

Posted by SLS on October 1, 2000, at 0:34:06

In reply to Re: seroquel SLS, posted by shellie on September 30, 2000, at 22:57:14

> Scott,
> The problem with zyprexa is the almost certain weight gain, which for some of us, would neutralize any uplifting effects. Shellie

I know. I am vain and gain weight on Zyprexa. I think this side effect helped to allow me to exceed to my doctor's request that I try Risperdal, even though I just don't like that drug. The doctor asked me if I would just give Risperdal a try. He cited several published articles detailing its successful use as an adjunct to antidepressants. I replied "well, what about Zyprexa?" He said, "You could do that. I have no problem with that." I told him that I used Zyprexa to combat a Nardil-discontinuation-induced mania for a few weeks. I liked the way I felt on it for the first week. Then it began to fade. I remember remarking to someone that it definitely allowed me to think more clearly. I also told him that I had once taken Risperdal for a Parnate-induced mania. I felt depressed after the first dose. Not like Zyprexa.

I want to foster a healthy and trusting relationship with my new doctor. I want allow the doctor to get me well the best way he knows how. He knows more than me. I don't want to get in his (my own) way.

I said, "I don't want to choose Zyprexa and then be wrong." He then asked me, "Do you want me to decide?" I said, "Yes." He then uttered the word "Risperdal" with a smile.

Even though Risperdal did not turn out to be the right drug for me, allowing him to make this treatment decision is the best thing that could have happened to me. It helps break an old habit.

- Scott

P.S. Go to bed! I'll blame you if I get no sleep tonight should you reply immediately to this post. Midnight babble tennis!




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