Rory advises Elaine

Hi Elaine, A few people asked on wednesday & thursday about alternatives to chemical drug therapy. As group owner I noticed that no-one had replied so I
posted a few articles that I found. These were in no way advertisments, or even answers – they were meant for thought & discussion within the group – which
is why the group was set up in the first place – to try & help each other – talk soon – Rory

lithium and depression

Hi, Beth!
I’m dropping down to 10mgs tomorrow. My doctor actually rx’eda
low dosage of lithium !!! I’m a little concerned about taking it. He
said that when you are going off of a med (I’ve been on them for 9
years) you are “destabilizing” and the lithium will be an “anchor”
for my thoughts and feelings if I need it. I did have a weird
incident last week where I was on a 16th story balcony and kept
thinking I was going to lose control and jump off. I don’t want to do
that at all. I felt like I might lose control because of weaning off
the medicine.

But, honestly, my doctor told me it was ok to go form 40 to 0 in a
month and there is NO WAY IN HELL I will do it that fast. 40 to 20
was pretty bad.

Facts about rheumatoid arthritis

Your questions give me the opportunity to review some of the
principles leading to remissions for rheumatoid arthritis
patients.

I am a corporate and business lawyer licensed to practice law in
the Province of Quebec, in the country of Canada. And I hope to
do so either in Montreal, some 160 kilometers East (110 miles),
or across a bridge over the Ottawa river, in Ottawa, 8 kilometers
(5 miles) from home, once I achieve a remission.

Unfortunately, I developped the first signs of seronegative
rheumatoid arthritis in 1978, and I first met with my Orthopedic
surgeon 27 years ago, on December 5, 1980.

I have no special medical knowledge outside from what I have read
in medical studies and discussed with professors of Rheumatology,
Microbiology and Orthopedic surgery over the years. And 29 years
of experience with arthritis also helps!

When the first O’Dell study was published in 1997, it was hailed
as a miracle as for the first time, patients were able to achieve
a documented remission where none was believed to be possible.

In the 1997 O’Dell study, 23 patients took Minocin, 100 mg, twice
per day, and the dosage of minocycline was constant throughout
the study. Another group of 23 patients took a placebo for a
duration of 3 months or 6 months, after which the patients were
allowed to join the open portion of the Minocin study.