Posted by AnneL on November 5, 2001, at 23:55:14
In reply to Re: Consensus on withdrawing from meds under Dr's care, posted by Noa on November 5, 2001, at 15:17:17
As you can see from my response to Mitch I have accompished quite a bit today in terms of making some decisions about my health care, i.e., getting rid of a hormonal agent which is well-known to cause depression and what the literature terms "mood changes" and reducing my dose of Effexor from 225 to 150 mg. This was kind of done with my GP's approval, well kind of after the fact, but we'll see what happens. And I just might take his recommendation to taper more slowly
with respect to the Effexor. This will depend on how well I do over the next few days.
I will see my new Pdoc for the second time this week. First time was all history taking, etc. Hopefully, he will be the type of professional who knows how to work well with the well-informed consumer and a healthcare professional. Medicine has had to change drastically as patients have become "consumers" and very knowledgable ones at that. I'll keep you posted as to what I learn along the way. After all, this is just one big experiment, in one way or another. :) Anne