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Re: Anti Psychotics for Insomnia and ? nickm

Posted by Penny on October 21, 2003, at 9:20:42

In reply to Re: Anti Psychotics for Insomnia and ?, posted by nickm on October 21, 2003, at 9:12:13

I'm sorry to hear about your wife's experience. It just serves to emphasize how important it is that you see a competent doctor - someone who knows about these things AND is willing to share that information with you!

I am fortunate to have a doc who is aware - we were just talking on Friday about Zyprexa and the risk of diabetes, after I was reading about it here on babble. He is the same doc who prescribed Geodon for me - and he gave me an EKG before putting me on it, as is recommended. The doc I had prior to him was the one who prescribed Seroquel, and also had me on 80 mgs of Paxil, which was terrible for me. I was having major side effects. His comment to me then was that I needed ECT. My response was that I needed a new doctor.

I found my new doc through sheer luck - he's a neuropsychiatrist, not just a psychiatrist, and he's always very upfront with me about side effects, and he monitors me closely. If I start having trouble with something, he doesn't let it continue. It's unfortunate that more people can't have doctors like the one I have.





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