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judyinky
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   Posted 9/15/2006 11:51 PM (GMT -7)   
RemedyFind: Health condition treatment info, patient ratings  This is a great place to go for patient ratings on different medicatons for bipolar and any other medical condition.
 
I hope it will be helpful.
 
 
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Judy
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   Posted 9/16/2006 4:44 AM (GMT -7)   

*Very* helpful -- thanks Judy!! I think if people investigate this and read your post in Wotan's "Weaning off Seroquel" thread (which I'm quoting below because I like it so much) they will be helped hugely.

Rosie x

Judyinky said...
I don't want to endorse a site and don't know if I can even post this. A moderator will have to tell me. But there is a site that I visit a lot that has to do with medications of all kinds. IT's called remedyfind.com. On this site consumers like us rate medicatons for different illnesses, on their effectiveness, side effects, ect. I find it very helpful. Professional information is given on all the illnesses and medication. Then you can go to an area where the patients discuss and rate the medications according to its unefulness in for them. Medications work differenty for all of us, and we take differerent combinations of medicaton. I believe we should be very aware of any and all side effects and interactions with other meds we are taking.
As far as seroquel, I have not taken it. I take lamictal and lithum for bipolar 2, as well as an antidepressant. I do know people who have taken it and have had success and some who have had problems. I would not indorse it or tell someone not to take it. Information and knowledge and powerful tools that we can use to help us better manage our illnesses. I have had mental/emotional problems for years so I know more about them than the physical problems I am facing now.
But I am trying my best to learn as much as I can about the new health issues I have.
The long term effects of seroquel should be looked at, and the short tem too. It is widely prescribed, but few doctors discuss the long term side effects with their patients.
I am just a big advocate for learning all you an about all the medicatons you take. Also, we cannot depend on the medicaton to solve everthing. It takes work on our part too. Changes in our lives, working through issues with a therapist, whatever it takes to acomplish good mental & physical health. I used to think that if I took medicine that it would make everything ok. I now believe the medicaton helps us to get to a place mentally and emotionally where we can deal with things and work through issues in our lives that cause us stress that can bring on these symptoms. I might be healthier physically now if I had eaten better, gotten more exercise, checked out the psych. drugs I took for long term side effects, and in general known more about my body and mind. But, it's never too late.
That's the good news.
I wish I had done more of this with my physical health. But, better late than never!

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judyinky
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   Posted 9/16/2006 7:54 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Rosi for the validation. That is always so helpful to me. I struggle giving that to myself and it's very nice to hear it. Remedyfind has been very useful to me over the past few years since I have found it. I hope it will help others. I don't know if this group has a list of resourses, but if they do, remedyfind.com would be a good one to put on it.

I hope you have a great day. I'm struggling with a drop in prednisone, and the side effects from that, as well as a sinus infection ( hopefully the zpack will kick in today), but am going to work on having the best day I can with these symptoms.

Be Well, surely weller than I am today, :-) and God Bless you!

Judy
"Hope is seldom found in the things we can see;
it is the sweet fragrance of grace."



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   Posted 9/16/2006 8:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh you poor hunny -- sinus infection as well as withdrawl symptoms! -- Not nice!! Hope both clear up very quickly. You have that good day -- kick those symptoms where it hurts!

Yes, I'll look into the resources thing -- would be a great general resource too. -- Have to check with admin on that! Thanks again.

Come here whenever you need a bit of validation -- I think you're great for the way you look at things!!

Rosie x
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