I've been taking lexapro for two years now, and it is working great. The problem is my psychiatrist requires all patients to see him every week if they are taking medication. I have to pay a copay of $25 every week and take time out of my schedule to do so. Plus, I don't get much out of the visits. I heard that there are some psychiatrists who will prescribe lexapro without requiring a weekly appointment. Can anyone recommend someone? Or tell me how I could go about finding one? I live in Silicon Valley (Sunnyvale, California). Thanks.
Figuring out how to reduce a flare or get into remission is a trial and error experience. Don't expect your GI to have all the answers. He was trained in making diagnoses, prescribing medications, and surgically removing the colon. He was not trained in alternative treatments. That's why they are called alternative treatments.
What works for me: Fecal transplantation, Probiotics, Anti-inflammatory foods, No HFCS, No crystalline fructose, No foods high in fructose, No artificial sweeteners, No pro-inflammatory foods when flaring, Vitamins, Lexapro (for stress).