Posted by Nadezda on October 18, 2008, at 20:12:20
In reply to heaptitis: no matter what here im messin wit fire!, posted by jnew12 on October 18, 2008, at 14:57:13
Seriously, Jnew, you have a lot of complicated issues and in order to protect yourself and to get the best treatment you can, you need to find a first rate psychiatrist and then be completely honest, and work with him.
We all think we can reason logically from the information we have about drugs, but the bottom line is we're not trained physicians. One thing physicians have that we don't is clinical experience, which means they know all kind of details and ins and outs of how meds and illnesses can affect one another.
Another thing they have is a much deeper knowledge of physiology and organic chemistry-- which gives them much better instincts about how various drugs are going to work in our bodies.
and third, the ones that are experienced in a particular field have studied it for years, and know in great depth all sorts of information that we, as laymen, even highly intelligent and well read laymen can't even guess at.
It really isn't just a matter of logic-- well, my hepatitis is being treated, so it can't be that bad. Well, you can't draw that conclusion. That's a speculation, not a fact. Or, well, nardil can't be worse than tylenol or alcohol. Possibly. Or possibly not. But those are both bad for your liver, potentially. Two things that are bad for your liver, don't make another thing good or safe for your liver. Etc
Really, if you put effort into looking for a good pdoc, you can start getting your life together. And, as Geegee says, you need to tell your doctor the whole picture. Otherwise he can't help you.
You say-- well, if I tell him, he won't do this or that. First of all, you can look a little further to see if you can find a reputable doctor who thinks these things are safe, or that he knows how to handle prescribing them. Or you know what? Maybe it just isn't safe or helpful to you to take those things together. No matter what you'd like to be good for you to take, if it isn't good for you to take, it isn't. In which case, your best strategy is to figure out what will work, and get onto it safely and as soon as possible.
Nardil may be fine. Or it may not. But you simply cannot afford to be getting it from a doctor who doesn't know anything about it. Seriously. With hepatitis C complicating the picture, you have to be especially careful.