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Friday, July 20, 2012

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Interesting... Yesterday, my neurologist was angry that my psychiatrist had put me on melatonin and an antidepressant. He told me to stop taking the melatonin immediately, and have the psychiatrist call him as soon as possible. This morning I met with a new psychiatrist (I don't know the details, but the old one no longer works there) who seemed to agree with the neurologist. He gave me a schedule to aggressively get off the antidepressant over a six-day schedule. I feel encouraged. When I started the antidepressant, I started sleeping 18 to 20 hours a day again, and my amnesia and my difficulty with focusing got significantly worse. How ironic that I look forward with such anticipation to only being as bad off as I was a couple of months ago!

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