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Re: Need treatment resistant deppression pro in MA/NH

Posted by creepy on November 23, 2010, at 9:45:48

In reply to Re: Need treatment resistant deppression pro in MA/NH, posted by Enigma on August 17, 2010, at 19:13:32

Your post sounds like me, minus the wife and kids. I avoided those due to PTSD. I dont want to flip out on someone I love and I cant always control it.
Ive had issues with doctors too. Suffering while waiting months for appointments, being taken off of medications that were working (and being lied to about the reasons why). Its bad..
And the timing is the worst part. Because you feel like total crap and youre struggling just to ask for help, it makes it feel so much worse when they turn you down.
Sometimes the options they give you are awful and they skip right over things that youd like to try. Youre at the mercy of their past experience here, and how well it fits your case.

Heres my advice: be careful how you phrase medication requests. Even if a drug is totally benign, some docs will think youre 'drug-seeking' or have some sort of control struggle with them.
You could say 'Ive done well on this drug in the past' or 'my brother takes it with good results'.
But if you walk in and say 'I talked with a bunch of people online and I know this med would help me' no matter how much research you do, this approach is doomed.
Also, you -need- a therapist if you dont have one already. you need some support when youre dealing with all this crap. And when you DO find a med combo that lifts the depression you have to work hard in therapy to keep that gain going.




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