Posted by shelliR on September 7, 2001, at 22:08:05
In reply to Re: Update Lorainne, Elizabeth, et. al. » shelliR, posted by Lorraine on September 7, 2001, at 9:23:57
> Sounds like hypersomnia (my personal favorite when meds don't prevent it), which also falls in the category of atypical depression.
well, don't most people who are depressed (and not simultaneously hyper) want to get in bed and pull the covers over their head when they are depressed?
Is this only part of atypical depression? I suppose that type A depressives might decide that a good long walk might help? Or immersing themselves in their work. Most workaholics though, are not depressives; they are people who are at their best in that arena.
> > > >I am very light in the company of others, which is probably something that would surprise you--considering the intensity of my posts.
> Wouldn't really surprise me. I think you're funny.
I'm much more entertaining in person. :-)
> > > > Most of my anxiety re people is how to navigate through life solo. My closest friend (male) remarried two years ago and so my immediate world has changed.
> This would be very hard for me. As hard as it is to go on vacation with my family which wants to "do" something all the time. This would be harder. It would be good for you to find another single close friend to do things with---support groups? Not for abuse survivors (I think you said you were tired of those), but maybe just a NDMDA group?
maybe. there's lots of things to do to meet people; I'm probably support grouped out. I can't imagine going on a vacation with a friend--too intense, although it would make me feel less vulnerable. All my friends at the moment are married. I keep planning on going to a function of the vegetarian association where I live, but I always find some excuse not to go. Not out of fear, more out of laziness. Food is not a stimulating subject for me, but there might be interesting people. I entertain myself very well, so I don't have a lot of incentive. I did try going to a movie club--movie, then discussion, but I got really bored listening to people analyze the movie. The people I listen to on NPR are a lot smarter and more interesting, and I don't have to get out of my car. (Bad attitude.)
One of my married friends has nothing in common with her husband; it's a very strange relationship (with no children, nor any planned). She is usually up to coming along, if I want to do something that I don't feel comfortable doing alone, like going to a concert. And I do that for her, also.
> > > > Yes, I had the same thing happen with adrafinil and nardil, and didn't have a antidote. I drove quickly to the pharmacy to take my BP, which also was up to 165 or so. I can't believe in retrospect I didn't drive to the hospital.
> Didn't go to the hospital or take an antidote???? What happened? did you pressure come down on its own?
Yes, I keep taking my BP and it never got to 170. Within about fifteen minutes it was back down to normal. This happened twice; the first time I was pretty scared but figured they'd call an ambulance for me if necessary. When I was on parnate I was better prepared (with cuff). None of my pdocs have recommended keeping an antidote with me. If I go back on nardil (especially with wellbutrin), I'll be better prepared.
> You are making me think:-)
Well thinking is good, right? :-)
> I'll be anxious to see what he says and what his plan is :-)
As long as the oxy is working , I am really not feeling depressed. I would like to increase the wellbutrin again. I'd do it tommrrow, but I don't want take any chance in messing up my last day here. I've put in a lot of time with the wellbutrin with no anti-depressant effects (I can tell because I wake still up still in a very bad depression until the morning oxy kicks in), but as long as I've hung in this long--I'd like to see what happens in another ten days or so, working up to 450mg.
It is really nice to take such a complete break from work. I could extend this vacation if I didn't have work obligations and if the U.S. open continued. It's sort of centering me, and my friend and I are e-mailing back and forth about it. (We are both tennis obsessed; that's how we got to be such good friends. He still plays; and I watch the matches on tv)
Good luck tomorrow with nardil.