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Re: very promising Pfinstegg

Posted by SLS on August 1, 2004, at 8:02:38

In reply to Re: very promising SLS, posted by Pfinstegg on July 31, 2004, at 23:48:59

> Please do keep us informed if you are able to take a trial of mefipristone! From what I have read, this is the best drug presently available for cutting down excessive/abnormally timed cortisol production. Do you know what your 24-hour, AM and PM cortisol levels are, and whether you suppress normally with the DST test? I think it would be wonderful to have this information before and after taking mefipristone. I did those before and after TMS- they were all abnormal before, and normal after. I do have to take booster treatments of TMS about every four months, although now it has been 5 months and I'm still OK (normal Beck score)

Hi Pfinstegg.

It has been a long time since the tests were done, but I was a DST non-suppressor, and I tested positive on the "spit test". I don't know any of the specifics.

I doubt that I will make mifepristone the next thing I try. I would rather try Cymbalta first. However, I'm not sure the FDA is being all that cooperative. They are supposed to reach a decision by the end of September. I guess it really depends on them. They keep pushing back the actionable date. Perhaps they want to put some distance between approval and the media blitz on the SSRI suicide thing. Of course, it could be something as simple as everyone being on vacation.

How did you go about getting you cortisol tested?

Wouldn't be neat if all you had to do was to take mifepristone for one week every 6 months to reset the HPA and stay well? You could save yourself a semiannual trip to Atlanta.

- Scott




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