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subdued
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   Posted 3/23/2010 5:13 PM (GMT -7)   
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.
In remission.
 
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).


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   Posted 3/24/2010 7:54 AM (GMT -7)   
I have been on SNRI's in the past and did not have to see the Psychiatrist weekly. I would ask your physician why you need to be seen every week ?


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Kitt

subdued
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   Posted 3/24/2010 11:37 AM (GMT -7)   
The reason I need to be seen every week is that my psychiatrist requires all patients that he prescribes medicine to to be seen every week. It has nothing to do with my PCP. She never advised me to see a psychiatrist. It was my decision. I searched the Internet and picked one in the area that I felt comfortable with after viewing his website. Should I do the same thing again? Search the Internet for one? And then I feel guilty switching. He isn't a bad person. It's just his policy, no weekly visits, no medicine.
In remission.
 
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).

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