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Re: Refractory Depression

Posted by Racer on July 23, 2004, at 12:20:44

In reply to Re: Refractory Depression, posted by SLS on July 23, 2004, at 10:11:47

> I'm sure you were presented with the idea of using Florinef (fludrocortisone) to raise your blood pressure. I never really researched the matter too far. What are your thoughts on it?

Ironically, my thoughts on it is that, if the idea of using Florinef were presented to me at all, it would reassure me about trying either the desipramine or an MAOI... (Heheheh... See why I'm reluctant to try some of these with Dr EyeCandy?) So far, the only response from Dr EyeCandy -- or any other doctor, for that matter -- has been to say, "Well, if it's causing discomfort, discontinue it..." If any of them would address the problem -- sudden unintentional close up views of the carpet, in this case -- rather than simply telling me to stop the drugs, I would feel a lot more comfortable trying some of these other drugs.

So, long answer for you, just repeating the same thing: never been offered, and I'd try it if it was.
> I'm very glad you are so clear on what you want for yourself right now. Your sense of direction is reassuring.
> - Scott
Thank you. The last few days have been especially rough for me, and I am slipping quickly from where I was. It's distressing, to say the least. (And I'm having trouble reading again.) At least now I have a little more clarity about the problem as it relates to Dr EyeCandy, which is a good enough first step for me.

Guess I'll wait and see what comes next, at least I've got good company while I wait.




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