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Re: still kind of freaking out bookgurl99

Posted by Ritch on May 13, 2003, at 12:07:21

In reply to still kind of freaking out, posted by bookgurl99 on May 12, 2003, at 21:29:37

> I'm still kind of freaking out about AD's, despite all the reassurance I'm getting.
> Over a year ago, a misinformed general practicioner had me attempt to cross-taper Serzone with Luvox. The result was a week of extreme confusion, where I was very forgetful and had trouble even figuring out how to use the remote control. At the end of that week, my dr. did tests on me and found no elevated liver enzymes, but elevated white blood cells.
> Once I stopped taking both meds, my sense of having virtually short-term memory and having forgotten some important long-term memory things persisted. This led to quite a few medical tests to figure out 'what happened.' The best that happened was that I got a dx of severe complicated migraines, and treating them did help my symptoms.
> But I wonder if that episode of unfortunate med-mixing could have harmed my liver that week, damaging some part of my brain involved in short-term memory. It has just not been the same since. (Though I'm hoping it's the Zoloft.)
> So, I'm freaking out. Am I just being anxious?

It is possible that the Serzone > Luvox switch went awry because the Luvox was making you zombified and the white blood count rise was coincidental. When you dumped both antidepressants you may simply have had a relapse of depressive symptoms (memory and cognition wipe me out first thing when I cycle into depression).




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