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Re: hanging in there shelliR

Posted by SLS on October 8, 2001, at 0:24:47

In reply to Re: hanging in there Elizabeth, posted by shelliR on October 7, 2001, at 15:08:35

Dear Shelli,

For now, weight-gain might be the price you must pay for freedom from depression. You would think that given my experiences, I wouldn't be so picky about side effects, but I am still reluctant to start taking Remeron for fear of weight-gain and sedation. I know that an objective observer would think me irrational to place more importance on a dozen pounds than a dozen years of agony. God, I don't want to take that damned drug. After all is said and done, maybe I'll be happy that I did.

Perhaps adding thyroid hormone would both augment your drug regimen and minimize weight-gain. Also, one's metabolism is often reduced in a biogenic depressive state. I experience a noticeable increase in my metabolism while I'm responding to an antidepressant evidenced by a reduction in subcutaneous fat (as opposed to the omentum) and an increase in thermogenesis (I'm always cold while I'm depressed).


I know you'll hate me, but...

There are drugs that you know will help you. Stop being so picky!

(now running away)

Maybe I'll even end up practicing what I'm preaching. Damned drugs.

- Scott




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