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Re: Thanks all - I'm done.

Posted by SLS on September 5, 2004, at 9:23:23

In reply to Re: Thanks all - I'm done. SLS, posted by jerrympls on September 4, 2004, at 21:04:14

Hi Jerry.

You have had much more than your share of difficulties to contend with. Your efforts to endure and find a cure are heroic and inspiring. I have no answers for you at the moment. Your case is quite challenging.

> I've been on many many meds...ECT, Vegal Nerve implant, MAOIs, SSRIs, SNRIs, trycyclics, heterocyclics, sims, benzos, anti-psychotics, anti-eplieptics, mood stabilizers, herbals, talk therapy, CBtherapy, opiate therapy (which works but my doctors pulled out of).

Perhaps one place to begin is to list the treatments that you have had partial responses to, and which made your depression/anxiety worse (disregarding side effects).

> I don't drink, smoke or use illegal dugs.
> I'm angry...and frustrated...and numb seeing life go by.
> For what it's worth - here's what I am on now
> 375mg Effexor XR
> 56mg Concerta
> 40mg Valium (in 4 divided doses)
> .25mg Halcion
> 3mg Melatonin
> Synthriod

I can see that anxiety is a prominent component of your condition. How would you describe your depression? Are you plagued with sad or melancholic thoughts, or is it more a loss of interest and motivation? Is the Concerta for anergia/low-energy/fatigue or for ADD? How does it help you? Have you ever been manic or hypomanic? How is your memory?

- Scott




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