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Offline Tonny2

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new antidepressant
« on: August 21, 2014, 04:44:50 PM »


   ojo   Hi everyone

After dealing with HIV (dxed) for almost 20 years, I've having problems with anxiety due to depression, I've been taking celexa for almost a year and I still get anxiety attacks...talk to my ID, told me maybe is time to see a shrink, or change antidepressant, so recommended me to talk to my family doctor, do I did talk to my family doctor, he told me, "no need for a shrink, there is a new test that can tell us what kind of antidepressant can work for you", si I got the test (swab in your mouth), I will wait for ten days and see what happens, if the new med doesn't help, then I will see a shrink...we have our hiv problems, plus our daily life problems, family problems, money problems, etc, etc....si I think sometimes we need to look for help...I've been trying to give newly infected members, support and sharing experinces,, and cheering them up, and I think it is time for me to be cheer up, because sometime, I feel like thowinh the towel, specially after my friend tonny's dead...so plese wish me luck...gracias     oko

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Re: new antidepressant
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2014, 05:29:10 PM »
We all  have days where we want to give up. even the most upbeat person out there. we all have a dx that is a hard pill to swallow and Ad have help many of us a lot me included. You do sound like a med change is in order. I'm no expert on any thing other the I'm newly dx and had a rough few months till I got on ad and people on the board help talk me through a lot of hard days. I have a life saver on this board. and some others who are becoming some very close friends reach out. we  are here for you vent rant whatever. I have many times. but please don't give up ! Hugs!
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Re: new antidepressant
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2014, 05:35:46 PM »
Just because yall gonna be asking . http://assurexhealth.com/products/

Best of luck with your new meds Tonny !

Offline mecch

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Re: new antidepressant
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2014, 06:42:05 PM »
This test analyzes genes that may affect a patient’s response to antidepressant and antipsychotic medications. The test includes pharmacokinetic genes from the Cytochrome P450 family and pharmacodynamic genes related specifically to the serotonin system are genotyped.


Far out man!  :o


I hope you get some relief soon Tonny.
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Offline Tonny2

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Re: new antidepressant
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2014, 10:46:53 PM »


   ojo   Thanks Jeff, initforit and mech, I'm not planning in killing my self I don't even own a gun, just the pistol of hot air, I use to dry my hair , I don't think it would do anygood, or bad lol...some times it's hard, and my anxiety pills (Xanax) don't work, so I ended up in the ER because I got chest pain, and I have geart disease, so it worrys me, I'm not sure if  it is anxiety of my little pump...so I hope with this test, I can get something that stops those anxiety attacks...one more thing that is driving me crazy, no being able to drive anymore, because of my eye problems, it's been 14 years since a went to renew my drivers license, what I got was a handicap card, I'm serious, ufff
Mecch, thanks for the information about that test, I have not idea of such a thing

hugs for everyone, guess what, today is my birthday, I'm getting older!!!

Offline mecch

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Re: new antidepressant
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2014, 08:27:58 AM »
Tonny, it is Jeff who posted the link to the company that invented the test.
Did you visit the site? You should!
It sounds both promising, but also a bit suspect.
If the info it gives the GP is actually valid, it seems like a good way to add more info to a doctor's wisdom about a particular patient.
On the other hand, I think it would be especially effective if such info was going to a psychiatrist.  Or a therapist of some kind.  I think its best that a mental health professional is putting their wisdom on mental health challenges.  When and where it is possible to get mental health professionals on the case.
“From each, according to his ability; to each, according to his need” 1875 K Marx

Offline Tonny2

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Re: new antidepressant
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2014, 03:44:28 PM »


   ojo    Thanks mecch, I saw the link after I replied, I have vision problems, so I couldn't see the link, thanks anyway, THANKS JEFF YOU KNOW I'AM ALMOST BLIND,..mecch my GP told me about the test and recommended to see a counselor too, because he knows all kind of problems I have, he is like my priest, heheh, I'm sure if this test works I will know wirh the change of med, and I'm sure psychiatrist know about it...time will tell if indeed is for real this kind of test...and I will read it mecch...I appreciate the correction and even more, had taking the time the reply

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Re: new antidepressant
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2014, 04:02:25 PM »
The first thing I did was Google search antidepressant oral swab test because I had never heard of such a thing and was thinking no way is the real ... but we all know if its on the internet it must be real  ::) .
I think there is good reason to believe in the science behind this, its not uncommon to use genetic testing for other medications and this seems to be the way medicine is going .

Fox news did a report on it LOL ... as I dodge stones .  :o 

Offline mitch777

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Re: new antidepressant
« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2014, 04:10:50 PM »
Interesting test. Hope it can help you find the right med Tonny and Happy Birthday!!
31 years hiv+ (oct. 2013) with a curtsy.

Offline Tonny2

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Re: new antidepressant
« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2014, 05:01:04 PM »


   ojo   Thanks Mitch...I guess, I will have to wait and see what happens, I don't lose anything but I "might" feel better...thanks guys, I will keep you posted,   ojo

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Re: new antidepressant
« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2014, 09:58:19 PM »



    :D Hi guya...finally I got a call from my GP's nurse, the results of that "test" are back, I will go on Tuesday to see the doctor and find out if this is for real...as long as I get something to help me feel better, I'm ok with it, he recommended couseling too...I have gotten worse since my friend's death, plus my vision problems, plus my mother getting older and me not being able to care 100% for help, plus no having anyone to drive me around, etc, etc,...now that I know that the possibility of a surgery to better my eye sight is nule, I guess I will have to see the counselor asapin combination wuth the new antidepressant, I hope and I can take this new med for a little while, cause I don't want to take more meds, I already got rid of the celexa...ok my friends and members, I will keep you posted, next Tuesday is my app.   hugs     ojo

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Re: new antidepressant
« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2014, 08:10:05 AM »
Feel better Tonny ... it took me awhile to find the right antidepressant and I had almost given up . I hope you share with us what you learn about the test you took to help select an antidepressant .

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Re: new antidepressant
« Reply #12 on: September 13, 2014, 08:25:36 AM »


   ojo   I will Jeff G, my app. is at 1.30, as soon as I know the results and ask the doctor what kind of test this was, I will let you guys know...like I said before, I stopped the celexa because it wasn't helping me (I know how to do it) so I'll see what med he givs me, although I'm planning in seeing a counselor too, so I get to the root of all this, and get back to be myself...I'm traying not to get to involved with people with hiv, because it hurts too much when something happened to them, if you know what I mean...my depression got worse since my friend TONNY passing and my eye sight getting worse....but I'll be ok, I've been "ok" for almost 20 years, a couple of decades more, it won't hurt lol...what are you taking buddy Jeff or were taking?     hugs

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Re: new antidepressant
« Reply #13 on: September 13, 2014, 08:30:15 AM »

   ojo   I will Jeff G, my app. is at 1.30, as soon as I know the results and ask the doctor what kind of test this was, I will let you guys know...like I said before, I stopped the celexa because it wasn't helping me (I know how to do it) so I'll see what med he givs me, although I'm planning in seeing a counselor too, so I get to the root of all this, and get back to be myself...I'm traying not to get to involved with people with hiv, because it hurts too much when something happened to them, if you know what I mean...my depression got worse since my friend TONNY passing and my eye sight getting worse....but I'll be ok, I've been "ok" for almost 20 years, a couple of decades more, it won't hurt lol...what are you taking buddy Jeff or were taking?     hugs

Im on Trazodone, I had tried all the other ones and my doc gave me trazodone to help me sleep and a week later I began to get better with my depression and have some good days . I had given up that there could be a medical solution to my depression when just by dumb luck I found the one that works .

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Re: new antidepressant
« Reply #14 on: September 13, 2014, 08:45:53 AM »
Im on Trazodone, I had tried all the other ones and my doc gave me trazodone to help me sleep and a week later I began to get better with my depression and have some good days . I had given up that there could be a medical solution to my depression when just by dumb luck I found the one that works .

I didn't even realize I suffered from mild depression until I started taking the Trazodone for sleep issues.  I simply thought I was in a constant state of sadness due to all the BS life has thrown at me. ;)

Tonny, if it's not too personal, what is causing your vision issues?  I lost my vision several years ago and regained quite a bit of it after finally working a good eye doctor.

Greg
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Re: new antidepressant
« Reply #15 on: September 13, 2014, 12:42:46 PM »
Just because yall gonna be asking . http://assurexhealth.com/products/

Best of luck with your new meds Tonny !


     I would be thrilled to be able to get the V.A. to do this test .
      It is tiring to be  on the edge of happy/sad   :(

     I'll be waiting to see how you do Tonny2

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Re: new antidepressant
« Reply #16 on: September 13, 2014, 02:47:25 PM »
I didn't even realize I suffered from mild depression until I started taking the Trazodone for sleep issues.  I simply thought I was in a constant state of sadness due to all the BS life has thrown at me. ;)

Tonny, if it's not too personal, what is causing your vision issues?  I lost my vision several years ago and regained quite a bit of it after finally working a good eye doctor.

Greg

Hi Carl, I've been posting about my eye's problems for a while...my right eye is blind due to a bad retina detachment surfery, wich I took it as a surgery's risk (for peace of mind). I also had retinal detachtment problems in my left eye, due to CMV RETINITIS (having cd4=zero for five years, treatment failure),...I lost my peripherial vision on my left eye, I have what doctors called "tunnel vision", but my cornea was damaged, doctors said, to many surgeries, I said, my retinal specialist ruined it,, I see everything blurry, foggy, and to see better, I had a stem cell transplantation surgery (twice, 2009, and 2014) from the cells of my corneas blind eye (right eye), this kind of surgeries, transplantation of cells, usually last for 30 years or so, but for some reason, they did not work for me that long (I'm a guy with lots of luck, bad luck, but, luck), so now I was exploring to get cadaver's cells, but my ID, cornea specialists, said that it is a NO, NO for me, because I will be taking immunosuppressant for the rest of my 'miserable" life hehe...so, my eye sight will get worse with time, we don't know for how long, but it will get worse,...if you want to know more about this, feel free to rad my post...now, I have another problem (no wonder why I need an antidepressant), my blind eye is giving me awful eye and headaches, SOLUTION, getting my eye out, ouch!!!, and I'm thinking seriously in having it done, because I was keeping it just in case I needed it, wich I did (my cornea's cell), now my right eye is useless, but I'm concerned about what some call "phantom organ", that, I will still have pain even with my eye amputated...well, I will let you guys know, what the doctor prescribe...thanks for reading me and your kind words, thanks Jeff G, for the info, I stopped the CELEXA, so we'll see what's next, I will right this med's name down, to ask my doc      ojo

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Re: new antidepressant
« Reply #17 on: September 13, 2014, 08:47:44 PM »


    sorry, I don't know why I wrote Carl...Greg sorry    ojo

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Re: new antidepressant
« Reply #18 on: September 14, 2014, 09:17:52 AM »

    sorry, I don't know why I wrote Carl...Greg sorry    ojo


   I found it very nice ojo  :)

    My husband has had his retina fall off ,  he waited too long and the surgery did not go as planned . Another invasive surgery with lazer beams was able to correct most of the damage .
  Bob has never had good eye sight , But the doctors did a great job restoring the eye .
    I  pray that you will  be able to retain eye sight . 
      I truly understand  the need for antidepressants  .

                                                                         Nice to meet you ,
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Offline Tonny2

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Re: new antidepressant
« Reply #19 on: September 14, 2014, 11:18:26 AM »

   ojo    same here, nice meeting you, I did have some problem your husband, tho my doc made a little hole on my retina, so he reattached it but I couldn't see through a little spor, that told me that my retina would fall again and it won't be able to get fix...I did have that laser thing too, but I got what they called a second cataract, so I don't know what all this bad luck has to happen to me, but, it is, what it is, I just need I better quality of life and I hope I can get it with a new antidepressant...thank for your interest in my case, sorry for your husband, cause when the retina fall oll the way down, there is not cure for that eye, my blind eye is the right one, your husbands?.....hugs for both of you and I will keep you posted..ojo..ojo means eye in Spanish, but also is an icon showing your eye and your nose     ojo    ;p   =)

 


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