View Full Version : Pdoc not going to raise dosages


finallyfound10
08-30-17, 12:49 AM
I asked my pdoc to increase my Strattera and Wellbutrin but he thinks that I more need to get a life- which is very, very true. I isolate like crazy and have no friends or social life.

Now that I'm in a different, less stressful job and have finished with online BSN, I thought that I would be all about getting social since I am not feeling as depressed. I keep joining Meetup.com groups but don't go to anything.

My pdoc knows all of this and rather than tinker with meds, he is trying to help me really get back on track in life. I 100% agree with this "treatment" as far as the depression goes but I wonder if I should've insisted about the Strattera. I still make ADHD-inspired mistakes of omission and commission in this new job too. Maybe I'm expecting too much from meds and need to look at an entirely different line of work.

I am going to look into trying Alpha-Stim for the depression as I really do want to get a life but I'm at the place of 'the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak.'

Thoughts on any of this would be very helpful!! THANK YOU!

sarahsweets
08-30-17, 07:13 AM
I asked my pdoc to increase my Strattera and Wellbutrin but he thinks that I more need to get a life- which is very, very true. I isolate like crazy and have no friends or social life.

Now that I'm in a different, less stressful job and have finished with online BSN, I thought that I would be all about getting social since I am not feeling as depressed. I keep joining Meetup.com groups but don't go to anything.

My pdoc knows all of this and rather than tinker with meds, he is trying to help me really get back on track in life. I 100% agree with this "treatment" as far as the depression goes but I wonder if I should've insisted about the Strattera. I still make ADHD-inspired mistakes of omission and commission in this new job too. Maybe I'm expecting too much from meds and need to look at an entirely different line of work.

I am going to look into trying Alpha-Stim for the depression as I really do want to get a life but I'm at the place of 'the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak.'

Thoughts on any of this would be very helpful!! THANK YOU!

What is Alpha stim?

ToneTone
08-30-17, 01:50 PM
That's what I use therapy for: to help me do my part in getting a life.

But ... how does your doc know that an adjustment in medication won't help you do that? That's the thing I don't like about what he's saying.

Tone

finallyfound10
08-30-17, 10:08 PM
What is Alpha stim?

http://www.alpha-stim.com/alpha-stim-technology/depression/


The woman in the news clip below has battled ADHD, Anxiety, Depression and Alcoholism for more than 28 years and is doing really well.

http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2016/02/08/new-device-helps-people-battle-anxiety-depression/

finallyfound10
08-30-17, 10:35 PM
That's what I use therapy for: to help me do my part in getting a life.

But ... how does your doc know that an adjustment in medication won't help you do that? That's the thing I don't like about what he's saying.

Tone

I took him to mean that before we increase the meds let's try some non-pharmacological interventions. I am on board 100% for 'getting a life' will hopefully help with the depression and he wants to see if this happens.

I am going to try Alpha Stim which he doesn't think will work, which if really surprising as he used run the ECT lab at big hospital in my city. I didn't tell him that I am definitely going to try it. In fact, I think the thing that decided it for me was the non-increase in meds.

Even though I take meds and probably always will have to and as an RN shovel all kinds of meds into patients everyday, I really do believe in trying the non-pharmacological interventions first or before increasing or changing a med depending on what is being treated.

I was more concerned about the Strattera given my ADHD- issues at my new job- though overall, it's much better than my old job. I believe that I ultimately need an entirely different kind of job away from bedside/floor nursing and where stuff doesn't have to be ready for the next shift. In teaching, if I left my desk a mess at the end of the day, when I came in the next morning, only I had to deal with it.

http://www.alpha-stim.com/

http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2016/02/08/new-device-helps-people-battle-anxiety-depression/ (http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2016/02/08/new-device-helps-people-battle-anxiety-depression/)

sarahsweets
08-31-17, 04:19 AM
http://www.alpha-stim.com/alpha-stim-technology/depression/


The woman in the news clip below has battled ADHD, Anxiety, Depression and Alcoholism for more than 28 years and is doing really well.

http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2016/02/08/new-device-helps-people-battle-anxiety-depression/

It says its prescription .Is it a device you take home or do you get sessions done at an office?

finallyfound10
09-06-17, 02:38 AM
It says its prescription .Is it a device you take home or do you get sessions done at an office?

At an office. There is a pdoc here who offers it. I would become a patient of his and he prescribes it too.
BUT, you can also purchase the machine for maybe less in the long run than all of the treatments I might need. I have an appointment at the end of Sept.