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Re: Stuff -- Elizabeth et al

Posted by may_b on August 12, 2001, at 13:10:53

In reply to Re: Stuff Elizabeth, posted by shelliR on August 12, 2001, at 11:38:39

Hi Elizabeth, ShelliR, Lorraine

> Heh. Yeah, I have trouble believing that anybody besides us 3 is really following this thread. It's kinda cool actually.

Well, sorry to intrude, but I am reading this thread, and while I don't get all the references, the discussions re parnate for example, and the fall-out from a lifetime struggle with depression are fascinating and helpful.

For example, I refer to the exchanges on CBT and other therapies, and their limited impact on depression. I have found the talking interventions useful in dealing with behavioural side effects (so to speak) of long term depression, such as self-criticism, self-isolating behaviours, catastrophizing, etc.

Other features have not responded to talking therapies, such as: forgetfulness, confusion, hideous dreams, anxiety, ruminating, attention problems and for me, taste distortions or the loss of taste. These features survive all non-drug interventions.

Re your exchanges on Parnate dose increases and slow metabolizers. How does one know if they are a slow metabolizer? I have NEVER been able to tolerate a therapeutic dose on anything without getting too sick (headache, somnolence, agitation, nausea with/without vomitting). So maybe going from 10 to 20 mg in one day might have helped cause my hypertensive crisis. Maybe I should have crept up by 5 mg increments once a day - what do you think, Elizabeth?

I am really thankful to find this group. You guys are a wealth of helpful info. Love the *tone* of support too. :-)





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