Posted by corafree on January 10, 2006, at 2:00:45
In reply to Re: Genotyping » reefer, posted by zero on January 9, 2006, at 20:16:52
Noticed you're all talking about 'fast metabolization'.
Back a year or so ago, we were talking a lot about Effexor-XR.
I was at a dosage of 225 or something. Anyway, I'd take in a.m., but by about 4-5 p.m., I'd start to feel 'let down; onset of anxiety'.
So, I took one half in the a.m., and before 4 p.m. I'd take the other half. That worked great.
I think that is when I posted about poor metabolizers or fast metabolizers (same thing, I believe). I wrote quite a bit about it here at that time. I could tell my body ate up the one a day dose (Extended release supposed to last a day! Well, not in me, they don't!) in half a day!
For me, Effexor-XR is the only AD that has ever helped to lessen my most severe problem, anxiety.
BUT, I also believe IT CAN TURN ON YOU and kind of work backwards for a stint. Maybe the way it worked once is not the way it will work at another time in your life.
Breakthroughs in pain are your body saying 'Hey, can we have a little extra help .. we're tired'. It's treated w/ your regular med and dosage, and then another booster drug on top of them.
Chronic pain breakthrough lasts 4-5 days more or less. You don't know when it will happen. You could go w/o having any breakthrough pain for months, or on flip side, it could happen three times in one month.
What I am getting at is ... I wonder if this isn't just as possible with 'head drugs'?
Maybe need endocrinology (hormones) lab work done. If hormone levels off, drugs will be off.
And nutrition should be taken into consideration.
Am I taking a multi-vite/min and maybe B12 and magnesium? Am I eating enough and am I eating the right kind of food?
If the latter two paragraphs are lacking in your physical body, I believe it will effect whether the drug does work as it should or does not.
So, to me, I am seeing that there are a lot of PHYSICAL COMPONENTS that need to be correct in order to 'hold up those psych drugs so they can work right'.
It angers me to see a mental health ward w/o even a vitamin on your morning food tray!
I am personally thinking about Trileptal during the day. Does anyone know of a reason why I could not take an AD for sleep, a mood stabilizer for day, and a benzo for day, the three concurrently?
I've moved and will have a new P soon.
These holidays were awful. Hope everyone o.k.