Posted by AnneL on November 5, 2001, at 23:42:23
In reply to Re: Consensus on withdrawing from meds under Dr's care » AnneL, posted by Mitch on November 5, 2001, at 10:02:00
Thanks for your reply, I really appreciate your thoughts on this subject. I think I finally admitted to myself this morning that my new "Mirena" levonorgestrel releasing IUD just had to be removed Today! My mood has changed since its insertion and my husband has been gently trying to get this point across. Very up and down moods, it would be impossible to ever
know what treatment plan is right without getting back to at least my "pre-IUD" baseline.
So the IUD is gone as of today. It's amazing how one can get an appointment when the hysteria is just below the surface (I'am so embarrassed). But, I'll put that behind me and move on.
I also reduced my dose of Effexor from 225 to 150 starting this AM. I am in the medical profession and it continues to amaze me how little some docs know about these meds. Saw my GP today and I do respect him immensely and trust him. He liked the idea of getting rid of the IUD and reducing my dose of Effexor, but gently suggested that instead of dropping it by 75 mg. per week that I take it easy and drop it by 37.5 mg. per week and
assess how I am doing.
I feel extremely empowered by finally making a decision. Sitting on a fence and feeling paralyzed is terrible. I have every confidence that my mood will return to my pre-IUD state in a very short period of time. And that mood is generally pretty reliable with the exception of getting PMS, but, hey I've come to terms with it.
Thanks again for everything! Anne :)