Posted by SLS on August 16, 2009, at 5:31:31
In reply to Re: Alertec added » SLS, posted by Justherself54 on August 16, 2009, at 0:38:43
"Subsyndromal" means that the symptoms are very mild or barely perceptible such that they don't rise to the level of a fully developed illness. It has nothing to do with being elderly.
I'm glad that you are able to function better with the Alertec. I consider it quite an accomplishment to paint a bathroom.
For some reason, a lot of people here are opting to add nortriptyline to their ongoing drug treatment. Relatively speaking, I have had a great deal of luck with it. Besides using it in conjunction with MAOIs, I have also combined it with Effexor. Some doctors are using it more and more to supplement SSRI / SNRI drugs, as it produces a more even distribution of serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibition. If you are getting only partial relief with your current medications after a sufficiently long trial, nortriptyline might be worth looking into. For what it is worth, although being bipolar, I never had a manic reaction to nortriptyline. It still remains a possibility, though.
I hope Alertec works some magic for you.