A study. What do you think of this?

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Cant Deal
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   Posted 8/13/2009 7:57 AM (GMT -6)   
I have been asked to participate in a study where I try a new type of medication (totally approved and safe) and over 24 weeks I will meet with the supervising pychiatrist every other week to discuss how I am feeling.  This is an OCD study.
Has anyone ever tried anything like this?  Do you think it's good or bad?
I like the idea of having access to a FREE pychiatrist for 12 sessions but I often have a rough time with medications.

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   Posted 8/13/2009 10:56 AM (GMT -6)   
I am wondering if this is a double blind study where you may get the real medication or a placebo?  I think if you want to participate in the study then you should do it.
That is a nice advantage to have access for 12 weeks to a Pdoc.  If the medication causes you to feel ill I know they cannot force you to continue to take it.
Keep us posted.


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Cant Deal
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   Posted 8/13/2009 11:54 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you Kitt! 
The waiting list to see a Pdoc here is over a year and even then you only get one measly hour with them and that's that!!  So, I think I will take advantage of this one, even if I get only a few sessions out of it I guess it wont hurt me.
They said that there are 3 different meds and you try one of the three, I guess whichever is best suited to you.  I will let everyone know what happens once it starts (sept) and keep you all updated.  Maybe there is a great new med out there for us!
Have you ever heard of anxiety/anti depression meds making anxiety worse?? I had this problem with 2 different types now.  I hate the feeling of not being in control, it's scary and hightens my anxiety.  Wellbutrin XL 300mg made me feel like I needed to rush to the emergency room and be sedated.  cry
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