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Re: can I say something too.. jerrympls

Posted by greenhornet on November 19, 2005, at 14:09:18

In reply to Re: can I say something too.. spriggy, posted by jerrympls on November 17, 2005, at 18:16:28

> "I think the key is to find an expeiernced psychopharmocologist or get in to seea pdoc at a university because in my experience they are more likely to try off-label therapies like opiate therapy. Gathering research on the subject and taking it to them also helps."

> I heartily agree! If you can find a university hospital/teaching facility within a reasonable distance, and can be PATIENT and PERSISTANT You will probably benifit from the access they have "across departments" ie: Psychiatry/pharmacology etc.

> "The biggest hurdle is telling them that an opiate makes you feel "normal" without them reacting negatively."

AMEN -- but if you look and act anywhere near reasonably intelligent, and are willing to read and "do research", most university teaching centers will find someone who is willing to hear your our and cooperate


"In my situation, I had tried so many meds and so many combinations that my doc one day just said in frustration - does ANYTHING make you feel better - and that's when I told her that opiates made me feel much better - even close to "normal." Of course she didn't prescribe an opiate on the spot - she did some research and talked a lot with her colleagues about it before even giving it a trial run."
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> "It's tricky to find a pdoc out there that will do this when everything else has failed. But there ARE docs out there."
>
> Jerry

So right on Jerry!!


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