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Re: Daniel Hoffman M.D.--anyone in the Madison, WI

Posted by ravenstorm on March 23, 2005, at 10:27:06

In reply to Re: Medication signature question, posted by Ritch on March 23, 2005, at 10:09:23

I much appreciate your input. I am two years out of severe paxil withdrawal and still trying to find a medication. My main problem, however, is finding something that my stomach can handle.

My husband and I have decided this will be worth the money to pursue. It will be just devastating, however, if the results come back with a medication that I can not take due to disabling stomach problems.

Do you know of anyone in the midwest who does this or would be open to it?

Also, why aren't the atypicals in the data base yet? I was really disappointed to hear that as I really don't have a lot of antidepressants left to try and was thinking a low dose AP might be the next step.

The thing that really appeals to me about this process, is that, as someone who suffers withdrawal symptoms from nearly everything (prozac and wellbutrin being the only exceptions so far), it could save me months of withdrawal from another drug trial. Currently I am on mirtazapine, which, while not having enough efficacy for me, has also now started causing such severe heartburn that I am sick much of the time, can not eat normally, and the acid is starting to affect my vocal cords (even on prilosec). Unfortunately, when I tried halving the med I went into withdrawal, which for me doesn't seem to be self limiting. So, I will have to do a slow taper and hope my esophagus doesn't get erroded in the mean time. It is amazing to me that if you are mentally ill and have severe stomach problems you are pretty much out of luck.

Any input you could give about doctors in the midwest would be so much appreciated.

Thanks for braving the waters and jumping into psychobabble. I really believe this will be the future of psychiatry. It just seems so much more humane. I know it may not help me because of my stomach issues, but think of all the other people that you may have reached on this board who will be helped by your input. Thanks again.




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