Posted by JohnL on October 26, 2000, at 16:41:42
In reply to Re: SLS...more psychiatry vs jensen(For John L.), posted by David Newhouse on October 26, 2000, at 9:13:56
So you're ready to rock 'n' roll, eh? Cool. You're on the road to gettin' better, brotha.
Seriously, try reading the book all the way through. Let some of it sink in. Then read some more a second time, at random. I think what you will find is little tid bits here and there will jump out at you and you'll say, "hey, I think that applies to me". Try to get a feel for what chemistry you think you need to look at. You'll be able to start making sense out of your earlier medications. Pieces of the puzzle will start to come together. There is so much in the book though, and so many important details, that I think it is important to reread it again and again until it really sinks in.
When you have a good grasp on the situation and think you know where you want to go, then there are places to get the medications. For example, do you think you need to look at the serotonin chemistry? If so, you'll probably want to compare any of Paxil, Zoloft, Prozac, Effexor. Or maybe its NE/dopamine instead. If so, you'll want to try Wellbutrin or a tricyclic. After reading the book you think maybe it's electrical instability instead? (just an example) If so, then you'll want to get your hands on Tegretol, Depakote, and Lithium, and maybe Phenytoin. Maybe an antipsychotic? They're all available. You could order just small amounts of each, sample them and see how it goes. Some will be lousy right from the get-go, and you'll know it. Some will be pretty cool, right from the get-go, and you'll know it. Then, with the book, you can make sense of it all and know what to do.