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Re: fired pdoc 1, see new 10-20. Advice til then? Meri-Tuuli

Posted by gardenergirl on October 11, 2006, at 15:46:07

In reply to Re: fired pdoc 1, see new 10-20. Advice til then? gardenergirl, posted by Meri-Tuuli on October 9, 2006, at 8:48:14

> Hey GG!
> > I don't consistently feel better. I recently put all my CEDS scores into a spreadsheet and graphed the totals.
> Wow, thats organised!! I wish I could be like that - I have a really hard time trying to objectify my feelings, in terms of better/worse....

I think it helped, though I think it might be useful for me to track things weekly for a bit. It's pretty easy to get that data into Excel. I just copied it into Word, used the convert feature to make it a table, and then exported that to Excel. I've had to become pretty good with tables and spreadsheets because I really need info very structured in order to be able to process it with my ADHD brain.

> >I can't tell anymore that it's making a difference. And I think that's significant.
> IMHO, I wouldn't change the nardil (or whatever it was that you can't remember what it was like before) as long as the s/e are bearable....I have made the mistake in the past where I thought a med wasn't working, or it wasn't working enough... and dropped it, quickly to rebound into depression again...and ending up wishing I hadn't changed it!

That's true. And whenever I decrease Nardil, I do get more depressed. I don't know quite if that's because the med really is working or if it's some other withdrawal effect. I tend to suspect it's because it actually is working to some extent. Side effects only get annoying at 60mg, although I have excessive sweating at pretty much any dose. That is getting very very old, and of course was a bigger problem this summer. But I really hate dripping with even the smallest exertion.

Thanks for thinking through this with me. Still in the process of deciding. Of course that could wind up a decision all by itself if I'm still deciding by the time the 20th rolls around.





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