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Re: Parnate-update Jade to SCOTT

Posted by JadeKelly on December 31, 2008, at 15:24:03

In reply to Re: Parnate-update Jade to SCOTT JadeKelly, posted by SLS on December 31, 2008, at 7:23:05

> Complete remission from depression is rarely quick and without a bumpy ride, regardless of treatment. It might take you months to gradually reach 100% and remain stable. Until then, you will have ups and downs, but the trend will be upwards. You might want to keep a mood chart and see for yourself the trend that emerges.
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> Your experience of a sudden improvement is what I continue to call a "blip" response. It could begin during the first 5 days and last a day to three days. This is my observation, anyway. That this happens at all, I believe is indicative of a good prognosis.
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> I think 60mg is a good dosage of Parnate to try for at least three weeks. More people respond well to 60mg than do need to be as high as 80mg.
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> Although lithium or lamictal might help, I think you should remain doing what you are doing for at least three weeks. By then, you will have a better feel for what next to do based on the previous results.
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> Here is the mood chart that I have used:
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> http://www.slschofield.com/medicine/mood_chart_beam.pdf
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> - Scott

Hi Scott,

coulda sworn I sent a thanx to you but maybe I didn't hit submit. As I said to Jeff, I would be really lost on this journey with out the help I get here and lost is not a good feeling for me. I'll stick with this as long as it makes sense, and you keep making it do that. Damn! So, I'll give it some more time, only thing I'm confused about is the 10 day remission, happened NOT at dosing time, but was sudden. The other thing is it started the day after I started 5mg ritalin. That is nothing to me as I took 5mg 5xday for 12 years for ADD, no A/D's. Maybe that kick started a temporary "blip". Oh well, onward. Thank you again for your much needed help. I will be using your mood chart btw-thanx for that also.

~Jade


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