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Re: Do it yourself viagra for women

Posted by grapebubblegum on May 23, 2001, at 13:43:30

In reply to Re: Do it yourself viagra for women, posted by shelliR on May 22, 2001, at 12:12:29

Thanks, but no drug holidays for me. I am just so fed up with the various SSRI side effects. I think I have been barking up the wrong tree by using them. Like I said, I don't consider myself "depressed" in the classic sense, or maybe not in any sense. That is a label that has always been ascribed to me, but it is often said that anyone suffering panic attacks will eventually seem depressed in the aftermath.

A discussion elsewhere on the board and a link to the bearpaw page on panic disorder is inspiring me to open my mind to another approach. My doctor gives me some leeway to make lateral changes in my meds, i.e. adjusting the dosages of the meds she has prescribed. She believes that people need to get to know their own reactions to meds and does not discourage some tweaking thereof. In return, I keep her informed. I think she is pretty smart - how else can a patient and doctor really work out what is best for the patient with input only from the doctor? The patient has a valuable opinion in all of this, and has a viewpoint the doctor cannot fully tap into without the patient's interaction with his/her plan of treatment.

I would imagine this is an improvement on doctor/patient relationships of years gone by (and sometimes of today) in which a doctor only issues orders and doesn't want to hear a lot of suggestions from his/her patient. (Not at all snippy-snapping at you, Lorraine, just going onto a new soapbox today. Seems to be a soapbox day... hmmm... cutting my paxil giving me a little bit of my personality back? Food for thought.)




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