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What alternative treatments are available if the person desires to get off of common medical trestments?

By Anonymous December 8, 2008 - 7:21am
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The person is using medical treatment taking Lamictal plus Welbutrin, and Zoloft at the same time daily. Experiencing memory loss, reduced brain function and other negative side effects: racing thoughts that increase distractions and dry mouth so bad that I'm force her to chew gum or suck peppermints to stimulate salivary glands temporarily but do not relieve these awful side effects, The usual aging process together with these side effects(I'm 63 and in excellent health, exercise, eat right with no medical or physical conditions at all) are of great concern

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I think Susan C asked the right questions and I echo them. What is your friend's diagnosis? How long has she/he been taking the drugs? Has the precribing doctor been made aware of the side effects these drugs are causing? I think having this conversation with the doctor will be very important. He (the doctor) may be able to change the dosage or the medicine. In many clinical cases, especially with a diagnosis like bipolar disorder, adherence to medication is critical to maintaining normal functioning in life. However, diet appropriate for fueling the brain will also be important. Some research seems to indicate that Ketogenic diets are better for people who suffer brain related conditions such as epilepsy. http://www.epilepsyfoundation.org/about/treatment/ketogenicdiet

December 8, 2008 - 10:53pm
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