Post # 62
@Socrates: & @socalmeli: No worries kids, I appreicated the Miralax info but still planned on taking it once a day as reccommended. No pills other than birth control and I had my thyroid checked 6-7 months ago, was fine. I was on Lexapro 20mg for a few years but have been off of it for slightly over a month =)
It was all a kick in the pants for me on how I need to diet and work-out and get my body how it should be. I have needed to do it for years, I’m tired of being physically miserable 70% of the time. Lifestyle change began yesterday (I know how to do it safely, no worries), wish me luck!
Post # 63
I’m glad you are feeling better! Is your body reacting to going off the Lexapro?
Post # 64
@SoontobeMrsA: Lucky for me, my final withdrawal stage only lasted two weeks. Dear god was that too long even….I’m lucky to not be one of those poor people who it can last months for. I do wonder if my colon is reacting to not having it anymore as I’ve heard it can cause problems. I have been completely off of it for a little over a month, I’m honestly not sure if it’s affecting my digestion etc. Good thought tho! I will have to look into that for my own curiousity.
Post # 65
I just skimmed these responses and am glad you are feeling better.
Thought I’d ask though- how is your diet? have you been tested for seliac disease?
Post # 66
I just wanted to chime in and warn people
1) to take medical advice given over the internet by other anonymous individuals with a grain of salt
2) for board bees with medical knowledge to be very careful about posting differential diagnoses and medical advice.
I know I am very cautious about the kind of support I give over the internet and try to generally just point people to reading that might be applicable to them. In fact, I *try* to stay away from most health advice threads altogether! If I do post something that might be construed as advice I try to put a disclaimer with the post and I ALWAYS advice people to see their own practitioner first and foremost.
Post # 67
I agree that you never know who you are getting advice from on the internet and the internet is limited. Even ithe information shared may have incorrect or missing elements. Overall, medicine over the internet could be dangerous.
I will say that just about all the cases where I felt like giving advice were cases where I thought the person should go in because they would benefit from some medical evalution. Some have been helping people to understand what they have been diagnosed with. Some people have asked avice about some generic things. I can’t really think of a case where there was no diagnosis where I made a diagnosis then encouraged someone to stay home and follow some treatment I came up with.
It is this caution that I was referring to when reading some of the stay home solutions. In some situations where it turns out to be nothing serious, it could be luck.
The disclaimer is a good idea.