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  1. Even if you are able to try one of these, i worry about you getting your hopes up so high that THIS is the pill that is going to work. remember- it is another pill choice for pdocs- its not necessarily "stronger " or "better". it has side effects too ( and potentially dangerous ones if mixed with the wrong med or food) you might want to read member signatures as you read around- many list current and past meds. it might give you an idea of what (and how many) meds are out there. also remember- a current helpful med for one, might be a past disaster med for someone else. There is no one answer- and something we all agree on is that it sucks! null could tell you better- but there are many choices for anxiety in addition to valium other anti-anxiety meds are more commonly used here (us) these days than valium. and there are whole other classes of medications that can help with anxiety and depression- not necessarily just anxiolitic and antidepressants. I find it unusual that your pdoc you say won't tell you your diagnosis. it might be helpful to talk to pdoc about this. and to discuss in detail, what you hope to get from meds and about the side effects you experience. it usually works out better if you feel you can work together. you may want to to a search or ask people's experiences with maois and others.
  2. all the things you list that you want a med to do- well in an ideal world there would be one med that would do all of those things( cure the symptoms). most of us find that even if a med is mostly helpful, we have to put up with side effects ( some things we are trying to get rid of can be side effect- like feeling tired). it can take years of trial and error of meds, dose levels, combinations plus therapy. there are many meds used to treat all kinds of psych symptoms- i'm wondering why you want to request an maoi. i'd think you might want to try as many other things because the dietary restrictions can be difficult. and you really have to stick to them. did you know someone who took it or did you just research it? ( i'm assuming you know about the dietary restrictions). i'm just wondering why an maoi? everyone reacts differently, so if someone else did well on one, it doesn't mean the other might not be good too. as always, when it comes to meds only you and your pdoc can decide what's best for you.
  3. I've also heard that chocolate can be a trigger for migraines for some people. How great that you were able to make the connection and save yourself from so much agony! bummer that you won't have chocolate- but knowing the pain of migraines its a small enough sacrifice! You hear all sorts of stuff- I've heard that caffeine can be a trigger, and i've also heard that caffeine can make you feel better if you get one. who knows? its probably different for everyone. I was lucky too- that I was able to match the migraines to a med and as soon as I stopped, the headaches stopped too. I feel bad as I don't think most sufferers are as lucky.
  4. Troubled- yes i think journey vs destination is a very good way of looking at it. your planned destination is your goal, and your journey to get there is the process. I'm wondering what the context was that led you to this question. As far as I know, goal directed activity is not limited to mania. It could apply to anyone who is doing something to reach a goal. Around these parts i think it is often used to describe a change- as in increase or decrease- which could correspond to changing moods. ( like a depressed person is likely to decrease, and a manic person is likely to increase.)
  5. Have you had your blood sugar checked recently? hubby found out he was diabetic after some vision changes, and can't some of that numb tingling be a symptom too? i don't really know much, but the when leaving the eyedoctor, he was told to have blood sugar checked before getting the glasses prescription filled. turned out he didn't need glasses after all. just goes to show you never know what something *might* be. get yourself checked out by your reg doc.
  6. rabbit- they make a liquid for kids ( probably sweet flavored) i think you can mix it in a drink too- might help with the multiple pill thing. i'm sure you've probably researched all this but recently i saw children's vitamins in gummi form. i've seen them in gumballs too. i'm thinking of trying those gummi's myself! edit- forgot to say that I started taking them today! I decided to take one today, 2 tomorrow , then 3 on fri.
  7. funny you bumped this up today. i just got it and am deciding if i should start it today. does anyone ever get side effect like intestinal ones when they first start? that the only thing making me nervous. i've heard talk about the right "ratios" of fish oil in different brands.
  8. I can't say if you are overreacting-talk to pdoc and gp i've tripped over my own feet a number of times-my tdoc told me she thought depressed people are more accident prone. i would talk to your docs for reasuurence.
  9. I thought you couldn't google blogs. and i thought only members could look at them, not guests. is that not true? and how can you tell who is veiwing your blog unless they post on it?? i don't know silver, its seems a little creepy to me. why wouldn't someone want you to know they are reading your blog? i hope you're right and its no big deal.
  10. I found this in the drug store on the aisle with all the tummy stuff. the box says it is a "medical food" I'm wondering if anyone has tried it. it appears to have some probiotics which were recommended here before (thank you penny century) so i'm wondering if this would be helpful. ( I got really sick of eating the cheese everyday. I'm still searching for the cereal flavor that looked good from Post) also- anyone know if fish oil has any effect on digestion?
  11. I ordered omegabrite. i've heard of the nordic naturals too. omg T- that would for sure be traumatizing!! did you ever eat fish again?? i'm trying to convince hubby to take them with me. he could definately benefit from all the cardiovascular help. i guess he benefits either way- i'm sure his blood pressure would be a lot more stable if my moods were- haha.
  12. they say this kind doesn't cause the burps but i dreamt last night that they did. ( and all i've done is order them!!) they say others have the taste/smell because the oil is rancid and they claim it isn't with these.
  13. thanks- yeah I guess at least it created some motivation to clean. hubby was annoyed too because he came home early yesterday to mow the lawn. and here it is about 10:00. still no call. as you guys say- grrrrrr. she's always been super competative with me so I really wanted to show off my house, and show her my wedding album. ( because- oops she couldn't come for that either.) I knew it , i knew it, i knew it.
  14. an old friend called a few nights ago to say she was going to be near where I live and wanted to have dinner tonight. she lives almost on the other side of the country- I haven't seen her in a really long time. she was going to be staying with a friend of hers who lives about 1/2 hour from me. we had this same plan a couple of years ago and she ended up cancelling. I've spent the last couple of days cleaning and getting "company ready". the whole time wondering why i was bothering because she'd probably cancel again. but i thought no i'll try to think positive. so the house looks nice, i even put on some makeup. and its 6:15 and I havn't heard from her. she didn't even give me her #. she just said the day she called that she'd call later. so as i sit here getting annoyed i'm distracting by writing here. uucchh i knew it.
  15. my pdoc consult recommended taking fish oil. my tdoc takes it herself cause she's into the health stuff. she uses a brand that one of the researchers in this area says has the right combo. so i just placed my first order. i'm hoping someone here can tell me how it was helpful to them. they say rarely people have gi distress- my luck it will probably happen to me. they say it should arrive in 2-4 days. i hope its worth it to start taking at least 3 more pills a day.
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