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  • Posted By: conrad p slater
  • December 13, 2010
  • 01:05 AM

I have most of the symtoms of pheocromocytoma;Headaches,dry mouth,sweating Anxiety ect,plus Extreemly high blood pressure,I currently take three highest doses of B,P.medications. pain killers diabetic type 2 meds Anti depressants These problems started ten years ago and progressively getting worse I have had at least twelve 24 hour Catecholamine urine test all positive,no matter what change in medication has been tried.Five years ago I had CT and MIBG scans and last month another CT,all negative My doctor tells me "as he cannot find a Pheo:there is nothing he can do" all he do'es is increase and add to my medications.By the way I am also being treated for severe Psoriatic Arthritis.I am at the end of my tether. I am open to any, and all suggestions.

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  • What type of antidepressant are you taking?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 15, 2010
    • 02:00 PM
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  • What type of antidepressant are you taking?I have been taking 225mg efexor xl,also zispin 37.5mg tabs.daily I have withdrawn from the efexor for the last twelve day's so as to have yet another 24 hour urine test.On Friday 25 dec, to rule out faulse readings.Of coarse I have all the associated withdrawal symtoms ie;brain zaps I think they call them, vived night mares,in general feeling rotten. As You see I will try anything to resolve this problem.I thank you Ptuma;250410 for your interest.
    conrad p slater 2 Replies
    • December 16, 2010
    • 03:16 AM
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  • I have been taking 225mg efexor xl,also zispin 37.5mg tabs.daily I have withdrawn from the efexor for the last twelve day's so as to have yet another 24 hour urine test.On Friday 17 dec, to rule out faulse readings.Of coarse I have all the associated withdrawal symtoms ie;brain zaps I think they call them, vived night mares,in general feeling rotten. As You see I will try anything to resolve this problem.I thank you Ptuma;250410 for your interest.Its now 23 dec, still reading positive urine catecholemines.Still I think I will try to stay off the efexor as the withdrawal symptoms have eased.
    conrad p slater 2 Replies
    • December 23, 2010
    • 11:24 PM
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