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Re: Stuff shelliR

Posted by Elizabeth on August 15, 2001, at 17:38:51

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

> > Maybe. How much hydrocodone do you take for a migraine?
> generally about 11.25mg in addition to the 20 oyx a day.

1 1/2 Vicodin ES?

> ... I don't think that the parnate is touching me yet; it's only been five days and today I'll go up to 20mg.

That sounds like a plan. I wouldn't expect only 10 mg to have a noticeable effect.

> When I have two periods in a month, then I have more PMS and more depression.

I take it they're irregular? (Oxycodone may make them less frequent, BTW.)

> So your SO was was studying to be a neuropharmacologist: sounds like a match made in heaven. < g > So you said "originally"; what did he end up getting into? Is he an MD?

Nope, a software engineer. < g >

> who funds philosophy writings; the university itself? (Can't see that coming from Congress)

He's a professor. He gets paid a certain amount annually by the U., teaches one or two courses, and writes a lot.

> So you have an artistic sister.

I wouldn't say she's artistic, really. She's very goal-oriented; she knows what she wants to do and she does it.

> I don't even always buy the books sometimes; I'll just go to Borders with a tablet and "research"!

I've used the Longwood Coop (HMS bookstore) this way. < g > The Coops (Harvard, MIT, HMS, HLS, HBS, ...?) are run by Barnes & Noble now, so the layout is similar. I think those bookstore-cum-cafe places let people use them as libraries because they figure it will keep them there longer and they'll be more likely to buy something.

> Did you start grad school in math at UCSB? What made you choose that school?

Various things. I knew a couple people there already, and at the time I *really* wanted to go to CA.

> I think so also. And all three of us participate in other threads, so I don't feel guilty.

Hmm, we do seem to have some lurkers.

> Actually Dr. Bob quoted something I said to Lorraine on this thread; he started his question does anyone want to meet him in London when he was going there, with my comment to Lorraine about what it was actually like when she met someone off the board.

That's on way in which working in academia is so fun: going to conferences in exotic places (okay, London isn't *that* exotic, but it's not Chicago!). And yes, Dr. Bob does read all the threads; how would he moderate, otherwise?

> How are you doing on your half dose? Isn't it about time for your pdoc to come back?

I'm doing okay (back up to 225 mg now). My pdoc is back, I have an appt for next Tuesday.

> Is your plan eventually to add parnate, or do the TCA and buprenorphine? Or at your most optimistic, the TCA by itself?

In order of preference:
1. desipramine + buprenorphine
2. desipramine + Parnate
3. desipramine + Parnate + buprenorphine





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