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  1. rextasy

    Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation

    No, but it sounds like a nice job if you can get it. That is, if you can afford it, sounds promising.
  2. Your counselor is not a doctor. But many docs are saying this now. I really suspect it's a combination of the weight of the addiction treatment industry, fear by doctors of being seen as overprescribing, and the genuine addcition to and abuse of these drugs. As has already thoroughly been discussed, cause and effect hasn't been show and can't because of the nature of the disease.
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    Trazodone Q's

    I've taken up to 300 mg in the past. I've always found it hit or miss at "keeping" you asleep. It's best at getting you asleep. Take it with carbs/sugar to kick it in. It can be really hard to get up out of bed in the morning, but once I'm up, especially with some caffeine, the grogginess disappears quickly. Splitting the dose if you wake up in the middle of the night might help get you back to sleep but may add to the hangover.
  4. Yes, I've tried them all, which is why I was able to get a PA for trintellix. I do admit the side effects were mild, other than the sexual dysfunction, which is a problem in a relationship, and I had no problem quitting cold turkey, but what is it they say about if it doesn't have much in the way of side effects it probably isn't doing you much good? Just my experience, though. I'm going to live with it for now. I don't feel markedly worse, or really different off of it. Sometimes I think I might like to try ECT again, because I only had one round and have heard so much good about it, but unfortunately I don't have the luxury to get involved with that right now.
  5. To update, I've given up on Trintellix. After 4 months and up to 15 mg, I decided it was providing no real noticeable benefit, while constant sexual dysfunction and some weight gain were persistent. Other side effects came and went, but mostly went after a while.
  6. How long have you been on 5 mg? You will probably need to go up to 10 or 15 mg at least to see positive results, if you do. Side effects at each dose for me subsided mostly after a couple of weeks, though nausea and constipation recurred periodically without warning. Itching rarely occurred. Zofran kept the nausea away. I didn't experience much weight gain, but I didn't lose any weight either, despite trying. Sexual dysfunction was constant. After four months I decided I was noticing no real benefit from trintellix at 15 mg.
  7. 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?
  8. 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?
  9. 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.
  10. 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
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. No, you weren't, and I was referring to the other post with that second sentence. Excuse the confusion.
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