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Hi. Dr Rick here. I completed an Internal medicine internship in NYC and have two decades of clinical experience. How can I assist you today?
Hi Professor,As you know, there is no such thing as a free lunch. This is true in medicine.
Bupropion is a drug with a long history of efficacy and safety. In my opinion, you should not worry about what you hear, especially when it comes to addiction/withdrawal, concerning this drug.
I think you have a much better chance of being helped by trying this medication then ending up with any of the horrible (and rare) side effects you have read and heard about.
So. What is the take home message: Give bupropion a try. I really think you will be OK and, quite possibly, see an improvement in your symptoms.
Does this make sense to you?
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Dear Dr. Rick,
Thank you for your answer but I asked the question via this website
because I thought it was British and wanted to find out what doctors in Britain suggest. I have on internet investigation gotten no sense that
chemobrain is helped with anti-depressants.
If you can find out what the practice is in Britain I would appreciate that
Once again thank you!
Dear Dr. Thomas,
Thank you so very, very much. This service first put me through to
an american doctor who did not have the relevant specialty, I have never used this service and felt that I should credit him. However your reply was to the point and highlights the difference between the UK and the US approach. Right now I think I will try out my neurologist-psychaitrist drug reccomendation (as soon as I get over a cold). But if I have any negative reactions I will give up on it..
I am connected with Wolfson College and regularly visited Oxford for many years, but have not gotten over since I was initially diagnosed with cancer in the summer of 2012.
Once again thank you so very much for your helpful UK advice which I will follow up on.