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Re: too scared to drop meds-- what would you chang

Posted by inanimate peanut on December 27, 2009, at 11:06:05

In reply to Re: too scared to drop meds-- what would you chang, posted by floatingbridge on December 27, 2009, at 1:00:12

My doc doesn't want me to increase my Parnate or add Nortriptyline. I'm really torn about whether to keep her posted on what I'm doing anyway or to keep her out of it. I would rather her be in the loop but I'm worried she might refuse to treat me if I'm self-medicating.

I'm probably at closer to 40-50%. 25% is hell on my scale. I'm probably functional at about 65-75%, which is my goal to get to right now so I can go back to work (although wouldn't all of us like to feel normal at 100% at the end of the day). It's hard to interpret those numbers, though, as everyone has a different scale for themselves.

I've thought of trying to find a new doc but this one is very good with me- returning calls within the same day, being very flexible with my treatment based on what I want, etc. She's just not being flexible on the Parnate issue. I know self-medication is not the ideal, but I know it's safe to increase the parnate-- I've read the articles where they've had it up to 170mg. I'm a little more nervous about adding the nortriptyline on my own, so we'll cross that bridge when the time comes.

Thanks for the support-- that's the most important thing.




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