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  1. Keep on your provider about the PA. I had no trouble getting one for trintellix after trying a couple of other meds with my current PA and giving her my word that I'd tried and failed on pretty much every other one in the past. Took a few weeks to get it, though. Do they not have samples?
  2. Late to the party; just saw the commercials for this. https://www.consumerreports.org/drugs/is-contrave-worth-trying-to-lose-weight/ So what is the naltrexone for?
  3. Yeah, I found it to be a bit of a "catch-all but not in very much depth" article, but it's interesting that it focuses on that topic.
  4. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/07/health/antidepressants-withdrawal-prozac-cymbalta.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=photo-spot-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news
  5. That's hopeful. If I hadn't gotten a PA I certainly wouldn't be able to afford it. I'm pretty happy with it, weighing side effects against perceived efficacy. It hasn't been any breakthrough for mood, at 10, or 15 mg for 4 weeks now (2.5 months total), though possibly a gradual almost imperceptible improvement. With frustrating sexual dysfunction ongoing, I'm wondering whether it would make any difference in efficacy to go up, down, or stay here. And I certainly haven't had any suppressed appetite.
  6. Not uncommon when you reach your 40s unattached (I assume) and without kids. Your former friends (these days) are just raising kids, so THEIR kids become the focus. And if you want to be friends with them, THEIR KIDS become a part of the equation. I've known people who I suspect had kids as a hedge against being old alone. And it may seem like everyone else has their life figured out, but if you look closer that's often not quite the case. So you're alone, and not young, and without kids, and you begin to get concerned about being old alone. Maybe you see yourself as the hedge against your parents growing old and infirm. Maybe they see you that way. I have no answer to this, except to take the kids thing lightly. Friends will pull away. Keep those you can. It's life.
  7. No, you weren't, and I was referring to the other post with that second sentence. Excuse the confusion.
  8. Many decades. It was easier when I was younger; I had more hope and the world was a big promising place. Depression is exhausting often. Life is hard in general, harder for some than for others. But I finally realized I had two choices: to quit, or to live the best I can. Anything else is just quitting more slowly and with more pain than is probably necessary. So I kept trying. I've had many beautiful experiences. And things have gotten better. I have lowered expectations, but I have clearer priorities. I have hope. I don't know about the future and try not to think about it unnecessarily because one day I will quit this place one way or another, though I may have many more beautiful experiences before that happens. So I try to live today, as hard as it can be sometimes. Nature is a balm for me, too. Take advantage of it if it helps you, if you can.
  9. And what was the conclusion of that news? I'm not referring to smoking, but studies that have been and are being done on the effects of nicotine (delivered transdermally in studies). https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/09/160920160635.htm https://news.vanderbilt.edu/2017/11/02/study-explores-nicotine-patch-to-treat-mild-cognitive-impairment/ This seems to say no, but it's an old study: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10796667
  10. Didn't know where else to put this. What do you think about research linking nicotine to improved cognition and possible improvement or prevention of dementia?
  11. Rapid hair loss can be caused by medications. Impossible to say whether that's your case. I lose a noticeable amount of hair (noticeable when it ends up on the bathroom counter) and have for a long time, but I've also been blessed with a lot of hair, so you wouldn't think I'm 50. Genetics are funny. As for the other stuff, it happens. The texture of my hair has changed over the years; it's greasier and the white hairs that have come in are kinky. Skin is drier on the body, but still oily on face and scalp. Near vision has declined. It all tends to begin in your 40s, generally speaking.
  12. Yes, not to beat a dead horse, even the people who conducted the one study admitted there was no causation shown. Yet doctors routinely use this as a scare tactic to get patients off benzos.
  13. Yes, the sexual dysfunction (not being to keep an erection, difficult orgasm, though drive is still there to a reasonable degree) is not so much of a concern for a 50-year-old man who's enjoyed a long sex life (sex just isn't that important anymore, thank the gods), but getting your partner to understand why she can't "satisfy" you and that you don't need her to to enjoy sex is a minor annoyance. The weight thing is more worrying, since I've been at a close to ideal weight for several years (after having weighed 50 lbs more on a thin frame, with the blood pressure, sleep apnea and near diabetic issues that that caused, which have mostly resolved with losing the weight). I don't want it to continue creeping up. I'm not convinced adding bupropion would be worth the potential trouble, either, that it would mitigate these side effects. I guess I wouldn't know until I tried.
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