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Re: Trying Serzone - Hi SLS! and Re: Mr. Scott

Posted by dove on October 8, 2001, at 11:39:07

In reply to Re: Trying Serzone - Hi dove. (nm), posted by SLS on October 3, 2001, at 19:21:15

Glad to see your face again Scott!

Onto my response to Mr. Scott.... Ok, you are forewarned, this will get a little complicated (especially due to p-doc changes unmitigated by me).

> May I ask what other meds you are on?

also Ativan maybe 4 times a year for major things like going to the dentist.

>Also, how much do you drink if at all?

Well, I consider myself "clean and sober" having gone through alcohol treatment and AA as a teenager. However, now that my "problems" are being treated I have found a certain liberty as well as easy restraint regarding alcohol. I may have a beer once (or twice) a month at the very most. There is usually a reason for imbibing such as a special occasion or when there's a special micro-brew (made by a friend or acquaintance) that has a limited quantity and shelf-life. I've had two mudslides in two years, and that's as far as my drinking has gone. I don't have *any* desire to drink, whereas, I had intense cravings that never ceased before I was dxed and given help.

Addendum: Even one "light" beer, if drank too rapidly, can cause exaggerated feelings of intoxication. Dizziness, fatigue, and other stupefying effects of inebriation are easily attainable if not vigilant. So, I sip slowly even if it's a little light beer.

>What is your Diagnosis?

Definite Diagnoses:
ADHD: (since birth and well into adulthood.)
GAD: who doesn't these days?
Depression: (in some form depending on which p-doc is yapping.)
PTSD: (This is on its way out, Yeah!)
Panic Disorder: (all inclusive)
PMDD: which I consider more of an agitated depression or a dysphoric depression kindled by big ups and downs of hormones.

Previous Diagnoses:
Bipolar I: Currently withdrawn
Bipolar II: currently withdrawn
Ultra-Rapid Cycling Bipolar: Currently withdrawn

New Diagnoses In Progress:
Double Depression: not sure where we are on this category presently.
Depression/Dysthymia: Is this the same as the above???

I also see a psychologist for my Panic Attack Disorder, which is really expensive, and time demanding since we're suppose to meet once a week for like 2 years (yikes!!!). My non-p-doc just dropped me also, he left the state, and I now have to search for a Doc who has experience with severe migraines accompanied by aura and black-outs/fainting. And maybe this doc could read the numbers on my thyroid tests with a little knowledge, since my mom was first alerted that she has/had Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma by strange thyroid (TSH and others) test results. Ok, now I'm waxing self-pity, but I know what it like to try to find a doc that listens and can manage some sort if compromise with your other docs!





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