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Re: Update Lorainne, Elizabeth, et. al. shelliR

Posted by Lorraine on September 8, 2001, at 12:53:48

In reply to Re: Update Lorainne, Elizabeth, et. al. Lorraine, posted by shelliR on September 7, 2001, at 22:08:05

> re: oversleeping
> > 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

People without atypical depression may develop insomnia instead of over sleeping. Atypical includes symptoms of rejection sensitivity, over-eating, and a generally heavy feeling or "leaden paralysis".

> > >I can't imagine going on a vacation with a friend--too intense, although it would make me feel less vulnerable.

This is generally? You don't like vacationing with friends? And you feel uneasy vacationing alone--at least at times? (I'm not going to suggest tour groups.)

> > >Not out of fear, more out of laziness.

Not avoidance? My avoidance feels like laziness (leaden paralysis), but I suspect it's actually avoidance which is social anxiety based.

> > > 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.

I do this with a friend. I've gone to Argentina and Santa Fe with her. It's kind of freeing to be without the family sometimes.

[re your hypertensive crises} Shelli I still have a headache (not severe) in the back of my skull and my neck is really stiff. This is Friday and the crises was Tuesday. Did this stuff linger for you also? I'm trying to figure out if this means that the hypertensive crises has not resolved or if these are residual effects of a hypertensive crises. Now, I can hear you say, what does it matter--why split that hair? Well, I want the hypertensive crises to be resolved before I start the Nardil.

> > You are making me think:-)
> Well thinking is good, right? :-)

Yes, it always is.

> > > 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's interesting how much you are willing to stick with it on this one. Is it because it at least has no side effects?

> Good luck tomorrow with nardil.

I've decided to play it safe and wait at least one more day.





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