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Re: hanging in there SLS

Posted by shelliR on October 8, 2001, at 5:11:02

In reply to Re: hanging in there shelliR, posted by SLS on October 8, 2001, at 0:24:47

> 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

It's hard because the odds for remeron working don't even look good. At least not a lot of people on this board have found it to be very successful with depression. And it would feel horrible to fight hunger all the time; that's how most people describe it. It's really unhealthy to be obsese and a bad self-imagine is not nothing; and I could see me going there. I think it was Dr. Stahl who was giving his patients heavy duty diet pills with remeron. The only hope I would have is that the wellbutrin would help diminish that urge to eat and eat. Effexor I tried years ago and couldn't keep it down. Even a half of pill. And when I read this board, I think it's such a horrible drug; two of my friends also have very hard times getting off. I'm so tired of this. I'm tired of trying.

If I knew my pdoc was right about reaching a steady state of oxy, I have no side effects from that. But I don't know whether to believe him (how can he really know?) and then be stuck having on a huge dose and with no effectiveness.

Yes, the choices are awful. Be depressed or be obese and non-sexual.

Life is grand.


p.s. I've already been on thyroid for years t2 and t3.




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