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  1. Unfortunately I can't switch my HMO right now because I'm in a particular situation where I can stay with this HMO and get good coverage because I'm disabled. My pdoc eventually prescribed me Restril. Plus there are some pdocs that are completely anti-benzo. Fucking pdoc when I was last hospitalized wouldn't even give me a benzo for sleep even though I was sleeping only around three hours for several weeks and psychotic.
  2. Clozapine was definitely effective for me but I became obese on it and the sedation was rough without stimulants so I had to stop.
  3. I would like to try it for sleep but marijuana makes me very paranoid. This may be though that in the past I was smoking some very strong stuff. It's legal where I am now and thought about trying something mild but not sure yet.
  4. Was reading about this today and it's real now though not FDA approved yet. https://nyulangone.org/news/nyu-langone-health-launches-home-virtual-brain-stimulation-program
  5. I see my pdoc next week and thinking about asking to be put on a TCA. I'm currently doing TMS and having mild to moderate results and think I will still need to find a medication solution for my depression after it is over as I've decided against ECT. The pdoc running TMS says you can't make major med changes during it as you could get a seizure. But I would start it after TMS. I have already tried clomipramine but none of the other TCAs. Are they all generally the same or are there differences? Seems most people try Amitriptyline.
  6. I personally think you are overmedicated. I can't even imagine being on clozapine AND zyprexa. You also just started brintellix so it will take awhile to take effect. You could also be suffering from negative symptoms. My pdoc says what I label to be depression could be negative symptoms instead. Bring this all up with your pdoc.
  7. That's great news! I'm so happy for you. Perhaps volunteering or taking a class at a community college? I don't know if working would be too stressful.
  8. Can you do Transcranial magnetic stimulation? I'm currently doing it and seeing moderate improvement and I'm not even half done. No side effects like ECT.
  9. It depends on how long you need relief. Klonopin is the longest lasting, valium is medium and Ativan is the smallest lasting.
  10. One asset of having a MI is it has allowed me to be more compassionate to others suffering. People may think that with my diagnosis that I suffer more than someone with say MDD but I know that it can be just as severe to the point of someone comitting suicide. We're all in this together.
  11. My pdoc too put me on metformin for weight loss and I cannot tolerate it pass 1000mg or I get bad diaherra and stomach ache. It hasn't helped with weight but my blood sugar is normal and I'm on two APs so I'm not sure if it'd be good to stop. My pdoc says metformin has a good track record for controlling blood sugar. The only thing that sucks with it is when I get hospitalized they all think I'm diabetic and I get the stupid low cal zero sugar meals and no one believes me until I get my blood sugar checked lol
  12. Sadly I doubt we will reach herd immunity due to a substantial anti-science part of the population.
  13. I'm so happy about this too. I hope my HMO will allow therapy groups to resume. I am so curious to see how everyone has been doing over the last year. Things were so different back then!
  14. Seroquel below 100mg is usually for sleep. Probably you'll just feel sedated? I've taken trazedone and seroquel together for sleep before. It was pretty potent back then (trazedone no longer works for me.) I've never taken Seroquel XR but a lot of people find it helps for depression at a higher dose then your taking. I'd ask for an increase if you don't find results with your mood.
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