Posted by Iago Camboa on May 15, 2002, at 6:34:17
In reply to Re: Remeron increase - Day 4. » Ritch, posted by BarbaraCat on May 15, 2002, at 1:19:52
Hi Barb and you'all,
I think all contributions (Bob's, Mitch's, SarahMarie's, Fairnymph's, etc.) from your friends should be acknowledged here and thanked but I fear we risk to do more harm than good to the patient with the excess of medicine. We've got to win this war with our actual troops and other material, rather than beginning it all afresh with a new army (that is to say another AD, be it a MAOI, TCA, SSRI or other): it is neither economical nor reasonable at all. All the more right as we know the patient (you!) has indeed begun responding well to the reinforcement of the Rem's dose!
[Let it be said here between brackets that if I fall gravely ill I hope my wife will have the good sense to call in a single doctor to take care of me, because if she gets three doctors instead they will kill me for sure before they can agree on the most adequated treatment for my (supposed) illness...]
> I just received my pills and started taking them again this afternoon, so even though this may add new variables to the *research* data, the lithium seems to be a necessary parameter.
Here I agree 100%. To remove the lithium now would only add to the 'problem'.
> Sorry, about your cat -- it is really hard on us when something happens to our animals. I have a dog and cat and had another cat over year ago who died suddenly. I was devastated.
> You need to feel the sad feelings when there is really something to feel sad about. However, it sounds like the boost with your Remeron is helping. Take care. SarahMarie
Sarah is right, yes. And you don't look any bit more depressed this 4th day at all. I'm sorry about the kitten too but those are resourceful beasts: he will recover in a while if it is not already done as I write this down.
> I'm just trying to be with sad feelings that are just as prevalent today, for everyone it seems, as they were for a sad little girl of many years past. Even though I consider myself a survivor and very strong and resourceful, there are things that really hit hard and bring me way down. Those things trigger a fear that the Universe is ultimately a dangerous and unfriendly place, under the control of a mad Diety and then I get scared and don't recognize peace or goodwill anymore.
I'd rather think of a mischievous impish child-Deity for whom all the Universe is a matter of laugh, mockery and derision...
> So maybe better news tomorrow. It always gets better, but you never quite trust that advice when darkness is all that seems real. - Barbara
This is positive speech indeed, my friend. Go ahead and take care.
> You mean words like 'smooch'? Well, a smooch to you, my friend.
I meant words like 'smooch', yes! A tender one to you too.