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Feeling Really Alone re Meds

Posted by ShelliR on February 21, 2001, at 17:24:47

Today I saw my pdoc and she gave me an ultimatum--if I continue to take codeine at all, she won't be my doctor.
I am taking nardil and lamictal and she wanted to add zyprexa. I have already gained 15lbs from the lamictal and then how much more could I expect from the zeprexa?
I haven't been able to tolerate any antipsychotic so far anyway.

So, I feel very alone. She has been my pdoc for over ten years; she has stuck with me through my hospitalizations and is always available to me by phone.

But truely, in both my mind and heart, I think I have tried enough medications and the codeine seems to work, and I seem not to increase it. And there are doctors on the internet that have given patients with refractory depression hydocodeine in small amounts like I'm taking.
If I started to see an increase, I would detox immediately.

I could take the vicidin by myself, but who would prescribe the nardil and lamictal? I have e-mailed several of the internet docs who feel okay about this, but they are on the other side of the country.

How does one find a pdoc that prescribes codeine. I can get it myself, but I think it would be good to still have collaboration with a psychopharmacogist around that and all my meds. Do I ask over the phone, "How do you feel about....." 99 out of 100 are going to say "no way", so how do I find that one?

I feel scared and fairly hopeless about getting the treatment I think is best for me. Shelli




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