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Dr G: how much is too much?
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monkeybee posted:
Is there such a thing as too many meds? I take 5 different medications for Bipolar and Anxiety and my psychiatrist says she won't think of taking me off of any of them until I've been stable for some time. I worry though that the medicines I am taking are doing more harm than good. Perhaps that is a common concern? Maybe I'm just looking for more reasons to stop taking them altogether. Thoughts?
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ibex7 responded:
Monkey.

The next time you wake up from all those meds and you think? about me. Send me a post. Hee hee.
Sometimes you don't mean to say what you mean to say you mean.
 
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Joseph F Goldberg, MD responded:
Dear Monkeybee, More important than the number of medicines is determining what their purpose and collective effect is, and to be sure none duplicate or cancel out another's mode if action. Medicine regimens are like a personnel roster. Every one should be doing its job for the betterment of the company. Dr G
 
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monkeybee replied to Joseph F Goldberg, MD's response:
Thank you very much!


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