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Re: mood disorders, ketoconazole, etc - Scott, Cec Elizabeth

Posted by Zo on October 2, 2001, at 15:14:41

In reply to mood disorders, ketoconazole, etc - Scott, Cecilia, posted by Elizabeth on October 2, 2001, at 10:58:06

> People with atypical depression do seem to have some >sort of HPA axis dysregulation, but it's different from >the problems seen in "typical" depression (which, as >we've seen, isn't so typical after all :-) ).

This is said to be true with CFS as well. Hmm.

> Also Cruz says he takes it only once every 2 weeks, >wouldn`t it be long gone from your system before 2 >weeks?

Nizoral is strange stuff. The Rx for it's onlabel use is commonly for 1 tab. . .and is said to to go on working for days, if not a week.

> My case profile is a little weird. I guess you know that >by now.

Did Cece say that?! It is not! Besides, it all depends on what the docs you've been exposed to think.

> When Nardil pooped out on me, my depression didn't >exactly return in its original state: instead of being >strictly depressed, I got really irritable and excitable (in a >bad way -- kind of reminded me of adolescence, only >much more so). The possibility of mixed mania was >brought up

Hm. Sounds way familiar. . like ten days ago, in my Mixed States.

> MAOI withdrawal symptoms, whatever you want to call >them, *suck*. My experience was an exacerbation of the >poop-out syndrome described above. After several >*months* of this -- ouch -- I returned to my former >depressed state.

*And* there is a *major* poop-out after any kind of mania. I see it like taking cocaine: it feels so good, so right, because all your chemicals are being released at once. . which means there ain't *nothing* left when it's done. A ghastly state to which even depression is perferable.

> >Some diagnostic schemes proposed for DSM V include > >this presentation as bipolar III.
>
> That's what the doctors I talked to in Boston called it.

Really? Can anybody say more?

Thanks,
Zo


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