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If one medicine doesn't work, there are always others. When I was taking Zyprexxa, I was a walking zombie, ready to fall asleep at a moment's notice, even mid-conversation, standing up. Since the new shrink recommended something different it's gotten much better and people have noticed an improvement.

Speaking of doctors, yes, sometimes a second opinion is necessary. When I first went through my insurance company, I was assigned to a nurse practitioner. She started changing meds once a month, just as I was getting used to side effects of the previous one. (oh, that reminds me about remeron - sweating in the middle of February) I stopped seeing this person when she was pulling me off of all anti-depressants and stabilizers and was claiming that I was now ADD.

Self-education is important. There are numerous resources out there. I'm not an expert by any means, but when I started noticing changes that were tied to the changing meds, I did something about it.

- Lan
...wondering if I should go back to lurk mode...
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