Posted by bleauberry on June 4, 2011, at 19:02:57
In reply to Alternative(s) to Parnate, posted by MRM1666 on June 4, 2011, at 0:16:23
Just my opinion, but I think you are seeing the wrong specialist for the complaint of chronic fatigue. That is a whole different issue that is either related to infection or glandulars, not psychiatric. An integrative or alternative doc who is comfortable with treating adrenal and thyroid issues is what you need, one who is comfortable basing decisions on clinical presentation/history even when labs "appear" ok, as well as one who recognizes mystery diseases are not uncommonly improved with antibiotics or antimicrobial herbal strategies. If your clinician does not have that kind of open mindedness I don't think you are going to find a psychiatric medication to do the job. And even if you did, it would predictably (my opinion) make the underlying chronic fatigue worse in the long run, better in the short run, but overall a worse picture than it is now.
I am assuming here that the general consensus is..."depression = fatigue....so fix the depression and the fatigue will go away with it". I disagree with that. They are two separate issues, but easily and accidentally intertwined as if the same.