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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi,
User :   hello there the doctor that is treating me for my anxiety put me on endep and been on it 2 weeks now and i was on 25 mgs and now on 50 mgs for 5 days then going to 75 mgs and i feel alittle bit better at times and sumtime i get very anxious so why am i getting so anxious i thought i wouldnt get panic attacks again
Doctor :   Since when did you have the anxiety disorder ?
User :   i have had it fot 8 years since my stepdad died from lung cancer in 2003
Doctor :   ok, the drug dosage you presently taking is not sufficient , once you reach to 75mg and had i for a week or two you will surely see a good relief
Doctor :   the slow increase of the dose is to make your body slowly acquaint to the drug
User :   why isnt 50 mgs ok
Doctor :   its not the optimal dose and at that dose the drug may not have good therapeutic index ( the action will be either low or short lasting )
Doctor :   once you reach 75mg and take it for a week or two then the blood concentration of the drug reaches to optimum and gives relief against the symptoms
User :   on the 50 mgs i feel ok sumtimes and then i get anxious of sumthing
Doctor :   yes, that happens as the dose is suboptimal
User :   the doctor wants to get me up to 150mgs
Doctor :   ok, that is fine
User :   is Endep a aintdepressant
User :   and is it manly for depression
Doctor :   yes, it is tricyclic antidepressants
User :   and can you get serotione on it
User :   serotione sydrome
Doctor :   and acts on many psychiatric illness like depression , anxiety , panic attacks , dyskinesia , sever painful conditions etc
Doctor :   no , its very rare with tricyclic antidepressants ,
User :   i am very very scarecd of taking this drug as sumtime i am haering voices
User :   hearing
Doctor :   serotonin syndrome was common with old antidepressants drugs like MAOinhibitors and dextromethorphan etc
Doctor :   if its cooing sound you hear then it could be due to endep
Doctor :   but auditory hallucinations ( hearing voices ) are very rare with the drug
User :   what u mean cooing sounds
Doctor :   tinnitus
User :   no it was like voice or sumone
Doctor :   a continuous high frequency sound
User :   as i was driving my car listing to music and then i hear like abit of a voice
Doctor :   ok, hearing voices could be a part of the anxiety induced illness
User :   and had my windows up
User :   i get very very scared when that happens
Doctor :   do not worry , endep will take care of it once you reach required dosage
User :   could i have sofrinda
User :   could the endep case me to hear talking voices in my head
Doctor :   i am sorry i am not aware of such word
Doctor :   sofrinda * ?
User :   that illeness that you get when you smoke drugs
Doctor :   oh , yes rarely it could be a starting sideeffect of the drug
User :   so could i get that illeness
Doctor :   yes, but the intensity of the illness will come down as you get habituated to the drug
User :   what
User :   you know the illness i mean
Doctor :   yes, a variant of Hypnagogia
Doctor :   its temporary
Doctor :   do not worry
User :   no it's not hypnagogia
User :   its a illeness u get when you smoke drugs for a long time
Doctor :   its where the mind gets sedated and perceptions dreams or voices are felt in reality
Doctor :   do you mean Euphoria ?
User :   no it starts with s
Doctor :   please give a me a hint
User :   it starts with S but dont know how to spell ikt
Doctor :   can you elaborate the symptoms ?
User :   like you can kill sumone if you dont get help
Doctor :   RUN AMOK ?
User :   what
Doctor :   its just a synonym of what you mentioned
User :   with the illenss i am talking about they belive in the demon and devil
User :   and think there out to get them
User :   you there
Doctor :   yes,
User :   u know what illness that is
Doctor :   the commonest affects of smoking are psychological dependence , psychosis, visual / auditory hallucinations , euphoria ,run amok ,
User :   shoiafrina
Doctor :   no , i am not aware of that word either
User :   schiophrenia
Doctor :   and the psychological effects of smoking a weed are Stoned out ( euphoria ) paranoia , short term memory loss, anxiety, aggression
Doctor :   now i get it schizophernia
Doctor :   oh , that is not at al an expected sideffect of ndep
User :   schizophrenia.
User :   could i have that even b4 i had the endep
Doctor :   no endep could not cause that
User :   as i hear voices
Doctor :   could be a chance as hallucinations are common symptoms in schizophrenia
User :   i hear voices
Doctor :   but there are symptoms which have to evaluated after examination to confirm the diagnosis of schizophrenia
Doctor :   Are you there ?
User :   yes
User :   how do they see if you got that!!
Doctor :   diagnosis is based on a criteria
Doctor :   Its called DSM IV TR criteria
User :   what that
Doctor :   the symptoms are recorded and the findings over a physical examination are clubbed and studied to diagnose schizophrenia
Doctor :   its formulated based on Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
User :   oh ok
User :   thanks for ur help
Doctor :   you are welcome
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   Bye for now
Doctor :   Take care
User :   bye
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