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Re: hanging in there SLS

Posted by Lorraine on October 8, 2001, at 10:50:55

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

Scott:

Pretty tough love, but then I suppose we (incuding I) all need a dose of reality from time-to-time.

> 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).
>
> EFFEXOR IS NOT A MESS!
>
> 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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