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Re: SSRI INDUCED APATHY franco neuro

Posted by KaraS on March 28, 2005, at 23:57:24

In reply to Re: SSRI INDUCED APATHY KaraS, posted by franco neuro on March 27, 2005, at 21:19:14

> Thank God I haven't lost my sense of humor...yet. I know I probably come off as being a little cynical but I swear I'm not. It's just that when it comes to matters of health the last 5 or 6 years have been really frustrating. And lets face it, frustration and anger are the last thing most of us on this website need more of. It's even worse when the source of these destructive feelings is the same medical community that's supposed to be helping us.


I think you're totally justified in your frustration. Many of us here understand exactly how you're feeling. It's hard enough dealing with our anxiety and depression without having to deal with difficult doctors! Just try to keep your sense of humor for your own sake!


> > Hopefully those very expensive tests will show him important information that will help him treat you.
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> I'll buy that. And boy did I buy that. To the tune of $4000. And since I don't have health insurance right now, that's straight out of my pocket. So far I think it's money well spent. They did a lot of good blood tests and an EKG and an ultrasound of my heart. Not to forget the BEAM and personality tests. But every time I go they have a list of another $1000 dollars worth of tests that they want me to do. I mean come on! It's mostly the PA's that do the "suggesting." But I get the sense that they're told to push for a lot of testing. I tell them I'll get what I can afford. The last thing I need is to be nuts, in physical decline and living in a cardboard refrigerator box.


Yikes. That is expensive but what are the alternatives? To waste more time blindly trying to hit the target? Our time is very valuable too. We can't replace those lost years. I've lost about 25 of them now. I wish I had the option many years ago to take some tests that might have helped me. It's just too bad that it has to be out-of-pocket... I'm seriously considering doing the rEEG testing. My sister has offered to pay for it but I'm struggling with accepting that much help from her.


> > I would really like to read his later book, "Tuning the Brain". (Hopefully I could understand it enough to get some use out of it.)
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> I just got it about three weeks ago. That's part of the reason I hadn't been posting. I was busy reading and rereading "Tuning the Brain". It is pretty heady stuff. But I've been trying to figure this stuff out for a while and it was just the book I was waiting for. I love it. It's become my brain chemistry Bible. (By the way Happy Easter! Unless your Jewish than Happy? Passover! If your an atheist than just...Happy!)

Thanks. I will try to get a hold of that book too. I'm so bummed that the library doesn't have it. They have his earlier one though.

Happy belated Easter or happy Passover to you too. (Actually I am Jewish so I appreciate your inclusion of Passover.)

Take care,
Kara


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