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6/10/10 2:14 P

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Nope, I haven't done anything yet towards getting a new shrink. I meant to ask my therapist for some names on Monday, but I forgot.
Since my depression is well under control at the moment *knocks wood* I haven't been in a hurry. But come to think of it, if I should start to sink again, which can happen any time, I'll wish I'd already found one. Hmmm.
Gonna get right on that. Thanks for all the support!
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6/10/10 12:29 P

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Just popping in Aurora to see if you have checked into getting a new psychistrist within the network you can use?

I don't know if you happened to read a new member's post about not waiting - here is the link. www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes
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6/9/10 8:58 P

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Another reason to use a psychiatrist for your meds. They are acutely aware of the potential interactions.

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6/9/10 5:45 P

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I had a sleep study done, and they found out that one of my legs was moving 92 times a minute! Yikes! How is that even possible! That is when they put me on meds for RLS.
You are right to be careful though. The doc who gave me that prescription obviously didn't check on my other meds very well. I had a drug interaction, was a complete mess, and ended up trying to OD. I woke up on the psych ward. If my DH hadn't decided to check on me one more time before he went out, I wouldn't be here right now.
So, obviously, I am on a different med for my RLS now!
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6/9/10 2:16 P

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I think you're making a good decision. Good luck on finding a new 'shrink'.

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6/9/10 9:59 A

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I appreciate the points of view. It often helps me make a good decision.
I've decided not to change meds at this time, but it is possible RLS is disturbing my sleep some, so I'm not going to blow this off.
The problem is my shrink of many years retired in January and my regular health network has discontinued in-house psych services. My regular doc has been managing my meds - just refills so far. I don't want her making this kind of decision about my antidepressants (and I'm sure she'd agree).
I'll have to find a new shrink at a different network and start over. I've been dragging my feet because it'll be a pain in the patootie. I guess now is the time.

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6/8/10 9:00 P

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I have restless leg syndrome, and it can wreck havoc with your sleep. I am on meds for it, something called Mirapex, and it works wonders. (I am Canadian, so I am not sure if the name is the same in the US.)
I have fibromyalgia too, and fibro and RLS often go together.
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6/8/10 6:57 P

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I would be very hesitant to make any changes to my psych meds when they are working. Possible side effects are just that and don't necessarily affect everyone. I vote for sticking with what you've got that's working.

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6/8/10 6:26 P

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My vote would be to stay with your meds that you have. If the restless leg becomes a severe problem, then maybe that would be the time to reconsider. margi.
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6/8/10 4:22 P

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Aurora - I also have a mild case of the restless legs at night but not enough for me to want to switch from the meds that are finally working for me.

I have discussed this with my psychiatrist and we are staying on top of it. Have you discussed this with your P-doctor?

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6/8/10 1:09 P

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Celexa and Wellbutrin - that's my combo too and it's working great. That's why I kind of think I won't make a change.

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I take celexa and wellbutrin for my antidepressents but have never had the restless legs thing. Mine are working great right now. I do take both in the morning because thats what it says to do on the bottle. I do have to take ativan to sleep though but I've always had to take something to sleep so I don't know if its either of the meds to cause it.

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6/8/10 10:00 A

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Yesterday I received a letter from my doc (general practitioner) saying she'd reviewed my meds and wanted to let me know Celexa can cause restless leg syndrome.
Along with sleep apnea, I have fairly restless legs (although not severe enough to take meds for it), and my sleep doctor thinks this may be disturbing my sleep somewhat.
I could try to replace Celexa with something similar, but I'm really hesitant because, after many years of experimenting, I've found a "cocktail" of meds that works great for me. I don't want to lose that.
I'm going to think about this and I'd like to hear your thoughts on the subject.

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