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My doc uses QEEG - Long

Posted by BobS, on February 19, 2005, at 12:28:08

In reply to Re: ok franco! (nm) franco neuro, posted by sabre on February 18, 2005, at 2:19:30

Everyone,
I have had three, two with an advanced version of the QEEG to help determine what internal structures in the brain are emitting abnormal waves relative to a control database. The process seems to have "confirmed" OCD (mild to moderate) and a depression which became less severe from the first to the second.

At the first QEEG, while already on meds (Paxil 37.5 mg Xanax 2.5 to 3.0 and coming off Remeron 15 mg) a reading was done. Then the doctor administered TRH (Thyroid Stim Hormone) and did another reading. The TRH showed improved (not normal but improved) activity at several key areas. Based on that test we changed my regimen to Cytomel 20 mcg, Cymbalta 40 mg and Paxil 17.5).

The above seemed to help, but I did not have remission. Then a second was done several months later which showed improvement in depression, but not the OCD. The regimen was changed again to Cytomel 35 mcg, Cymbalta 80 mg and Paxil 15 mg (because I was on Paxil previously and it did not work as well the second time around) but need additional serotonin for OCD. BTW, I can only tolerate Paxil as meds like Zoloft and Lexapro send me through the roof with agitation and akathisia.

So the bottom line is I am improved, but not remitted and still have a long way to go.

My dx is harm avoidant OCD, atypical depression with some MDD now. My symptoms are moderate to severe anxiety with some of the melancholic features of MDD.

I hope that helps.
Regards,
BobS.


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