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Re: 40% down to 25% Phillipa

Posted by SLS on September 17, 2011, at 23:02:33

In reply to Re: 40% down to 25%, posted by Phillipa on September 17, 2011, at 19:36:02

> The three day blip. Where the meds seem to work well for three days and then switch back. Maybe the "normal" of yesterday isn't the normal of today? But Scott wasn't it the doc that said he wasn't satisfied with your progress? If you were he can't feel how you feel. Just wondering Phillipa

Yeah. My doctor wanted to jump in several months ago and make treatment changes. He wasn't at all happy with the degree of improvement I was reporting. My silly little optimistic brain decided that if I were to just wait long enough - perhaps another year - I would feel at least 50% better. I think I could return to work at that level of improvement. The 40% blip was nice for a few days. However, as I dropped to 25% and settled back to 35% again, I could not justify leaving my treatment regime unchanged.

It took me 7 days to taper and discontinue Nardil. I experience substantial variations in my depression throughout the day. There were a few hours today when I felt as if I fully relapsed. I'm not doing too bad now, but I expect to deteriorate as time passes and MAO activity recovers. With a little luck, I won't relapse completely by the time Viibryd starts to work.

I can start Viibryd 9 days from now. However, my prescription plan has denied coverage. So the game begins.

- Scott

Some see things as they are and ask why.
I dream of things that never were and ask why not.





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