Posted by jsarirose on August 15, 2002, at 0:47:58
In reply to Re: MAOI diet -, posted by fierc on August 15, 2002, at 0:37:12
> My so-called diagnosis is atypical depression, however I mostly suffer from anxiety....my dr. hasn't made a clear statement about what it is. I have a lot of problems with my dr. Not to make him sound so aweful. I just get extremely frustrated because I ask educated questions and he just gives me the blow off as little girl doesn't know what she is talking about, just cause she learned a couple of things in university.....
> He is famous for pulling me off meds after 2 weeks even after I object and put me on others. Luckily I have good health coverage since I'm still in university.
Do you have any option of seeing someone else? He sounds awful. He may have some good knowledge, but attitude is very important when dealing with depressed patients! I would not be able to stand for being talked down to. And the bells really go off when he wants to take you off meds so quickly. Especially when you have treatment resistant depression it is very important to give meds a full run and even push them to higher than normal levels. I have had depression for 25 years - that's an awful lot of drugs to go through. It isn't really a test of a drug unless you give it a full run (unless the side effects are too bad). You don't want to have to go back to a drug you've already tried and test it again - you waste a lot of time that way.
And I just don't know what to say about the MAOI advice he gave you. I would try to pin him down on the why's of no diet restrictions and no emergency pill.
If I don't have a good feel from a doctor, I try someone new. It's my life I'm playing with!
(Did I give you the site for Treatment Resistant Depression and the suggested medication route? If not, check out: http://www.acnp.org/g4/GN401000105/Default.htm