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Re: SSRI INDUCED APATHY franco neuro

Posted by KaraS on March 26, 2005, at 17:52:18

In reply to Re: SSRI INDUCED APATHY KaraS, posted by franco neuro on March 26, 2005, at 10:50:55

> Hi,
>
> Sorry I've failed to keep you posted on the Braverman stuff. I've kinda been stuck in neutral for the past month.


No need to apologize. It's just good to hear from you again.


>I finally managed to muster up enough motivation to go back and see him.


I know how that is. Just getting up the motivation to get treated is hard sometimes.


> Anyway, I pretty much had decided that I wanted to try pushing the dopamine/norepinephrine, so I mentioned Wellbutrin to him and he agreed completely. To give him credit he actually told me the first day that dopamine was my problem, but for some strange reason I decided I wanted to give Zoloft a try?


Well, you got it out of your system anyway. Now you won't be wondering if Zoloft would have been better for you. I have Braverman's book here. I took the test and came out a GABA nature with moderate deficits in all of the other 3 neurotransmitters he tests for. I fell into the "see a doctor immediately" category. I did expect to have deficits in all of the categories though.


> We'll see what happens. Like I said he really helped my friend. The poor guy was told he had chronic fatique and was on disability for almost 10 years. Braverman put him on Lamictal and told him he had to keep taking it. It took a few months to kick in, but now it's 10 months into it and the guy is a new person. He even has his girlfriend going to see Braverman. Unfortunately, my Brain Map and personality profile came out totally different from his so I'm not sure Lamictal would help me.


What matters is that you get the meds and supplements geared towards YOUR Brain Map and profile. Does he have you on the CES yet? It will be interesting to see how much he is able to help you and your friend's girlfriend.

I think I remember reading a post of yours where you discussed your feeling that Braverman seemed to be too interested in having a best selling book and being one of those famous celebrity type doctors. I definitely have the sense that is correct. The title of the book and the way every other sentence has the words "edge effect" in it gave me that impression right away. However, he also seems to have some good things to say. If he can help you and others, then who cares about his personal aspirations?


> Right now I've got the new drug jitters. Not because I'm worried it'll mess me up, but that it won't work. I will definitely let you know how it goes...


I know the feeling. You almost don't want to take it because you're afraid another option will get blown out of the water. I know several people who have had good results with Wellbutrin. Hopefully you'll be another one of them.

Take care,
Kara


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