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  1. It was sort of hit and miss when I tried generic Ambien.......Worked sometimes, but other times not.... I have heard that the brand name works much better than generic, but my insurance, of course, wouldn't cover the brand.
  2. I have "checking" OCD, and I do this a lot....I check things one time, and feel a compulsion to check over and over again multiple times.....You are certainly not alone.
  3. Just some thoughts.... First, does your pdoc know about your spending issues?......If not, it might be a good idea to let them know.....Do you have a therapist? Do you buy these things mainly with credit cards?.......If so, perhaps you could think about getting rid of some of your cards (or having a trusted family member hold them for you}.......Maybe just have one card available for emergencies?
  4. Like @jarn said, you are certainly not alone.....I have to force myself to take a shower and wash hair.......Mainly I struggle because I have long, very curly hair that takes forever to wash, style and dry.............I schedule my bath days on 2 certain days a week, and literally force myself to just do it......I have found this works for me........I concentrate on how clean I'm going to feel afterwards. My hair stylist said that washing my type of hair 2x week is perfectly adequate.........My GP doc said 2x week bath is fine for me.....He is of the opinion that bathing every day is not
  5. Ah, okay.....Well, I called my insurance and they don't cover spravato yet for anything.....**SIGH**
  6. LOL.....That was funny.....!!
  7. If I'm correct, spravato is the nasal spray that has to be administered at a clinic?.....I'll call my insurance co. and check if they cover it. That really does suck about the regular ketamine......Insurance companies are so irritating.
  8. Yes, I talked with doc about ketamine, and looked into the cost because my insurance doesn't currently cover it. Unfortunately, the cost is way beyond my means.....Thanks for the suggestion, though. I do know of someone that had great success with ketamine......Hope insurance might cover it at some point in the future.
  9. Unfortunately, no, don't know of anyone, so apparently it's not done too often.......I've decided now I'm not going to do it......IMO, brain surgery in general is a risky business at best........ Although this pdoc hasn't mentioned ECT, I already decided against that awhile back.....For TMS, I would have to go for treatments 5 days a week for 6 weeks.......With my current low level of functioning, plus limited help with transportation, TMS wouldn't be doable right now.. I'm just scared....Scared of everything......**SIGH**
  10. Seems like my current pdoc thinks that my OCD is bad enough that I should consider a cingulotomy, which is a last resort treatment for severe, treatment-resistant OCD........I have tried so many meds for the OCD with no relief....Have also tried multiple modes of therapy, including ERP (exposure response prevention). https://www.wired.com/2015/06/laser-psychosurgery/ In fact, he said a compassionate allowance could be made for me, and I could get the surgery at no cost, because my case is so severe. Pdoc also said that I am only the second patient he has recommended this for....
  11. Have you told your pdoc about your sleep issues?......Perhaps your doc might prescribe you something for sleep?
  12. I haven't even gotten the first shot yet......In my state they are now vaccinating the highest risk people, which are considered to be health care workers, residents of long-term care facilities like nursing homes, and people who are 65 and older.....It's probably going to be a while before I have a chance to get vaccinated. But, as to your other questions, the second COVID shot does have a higher chance of getting "noticeable" side effects: https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/conditions-and-diseases/coronavirus/getting-the-covid-19-vaccine-what-to-expect Not everybody will g
  13. @Selkie, it might be worth talking to your doc about possibly reducing the dose of Wellbutrin. Reducing the WB dose to the lowest effective dose might help some of the anxiety.........Just a thought.
  14. Exact same here in my state....For instance, my therapist is able to get the vaccine now, even though she is still working from home....My state seems to be having a very slow roll-out.....I'm betting I won't be able to get the vaccine until late spring or even summer, the way it's going here.
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