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At one of the hotels I stayed at when I was away, there was a mental health mobile unit in the parking lot. It was the first time I had ever seen one and frankly, I found it creepy.

 

Anybody else seen one and if so, what is their purpose? I think we all know the answer to that but what is the party line?

 

I couldn't figure out why it was there except I did notice a few homeless people on the towpath behind the hotel. I have no clue if that is the reason or not.

 

A friend I met nearby joked that the reason it was there was for the stressed out business travelers:)

 

CS

 

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OMG, Comp. I wonder if it is sponsored by Pfizer or GSK! It is weird.

 

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1998 - 2005 Celexa - pooped out* klonopin, oxazapam, inderal

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Started taper in 2007:

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18 mg Celexa November 5, 2018

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16 mg Celexa January 6, 2018 

15 mg Celexa March 7, 2019

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OMG, Comp. I wonder if it is sponsored by Pfizer or GSK! It is weird.

 

Hi Baxter,

 

If I had been thinking the next morning after I noticed it while riding a shuttlebus, I would have walked over to check it out. But I was exhausted from lack of sleep.

 

Then again, maybe that was a good thing:) as they would have tried to pawn a drug on me.

 

Hmm, I am gong to have to investigate this as I am quite curious.

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Started taper of Adderall, Wellbutrin XL, Remeron, and Doxepin in 2006
Finished taper on June 10, 2010

Temazepam on a PRN basis approximately twice a month - 2014 to 2016

Beginning in 2017 - Consumption increased to about two times per week

April 2017 - Increased to taking it full time for insomnia

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A mobile mental health unit is a great public resource. The city can send out trained mental health professionals to deal with someone in crisis -- either purely psychological, or, often, street drug-related. This is much preferable to sending out a police car -- any given police officer may or may not be a calming person; the mere sight of a uniform can escalate someone in crisis. The mental health professionals can sometimes stabilize the person in situ or transport them to a hospital or call the police if absolutely necessary.

 

Now, the public mental health system in most cities is overly reliant on psychotropic medication, that's for sure.

1996-97 - Paxil x 9 months, tapered, suffered 8 months withdrawal but didn't know it was withdrawal, so...

1998-2001 - Zoloft, tapered, again unwittingly went into withdrawal, so...

2002-03 - Paxil x 20 months, developed severe headaches, so...

Sep 03 - May 05 - Paxil taper took 20 months, severe physical, moderate psychological symptoms

Sep 03 - Jun 05 - took Prozac to help with Paxil taper - not recommended

Jul 05 to date - post-taper, severe psychological, moderate physical symptoms, improving very slowly

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Hi Baxter and Healing,

 

I found the answer and Healing, you're right, this looks like a good thing as this was in your area.

 

http://mentalhealthmobile.com/2011/05/10/san-francisco-or-bust/

 

http://www.sunherald.com/2011/05/16/3113457/mental-health-mobile-rolls-across.html

 

It looks like it is in response to budget cuts in mental health in California. I am sensing these were created in other states with similar situations.

 

As an aside, sorry I didn't have much time there or otherwise, I would have tried to see about getting together with some bay area folks. I was mostly up north of SF.

 

CS

Drug cocktail 1995 - 2010
Started taper of Adderall, Wellbutrin XL, Remeron, and Doxepin in 2006
Finished taper on June 10, 2010

Temazepam on a PRN basis approximately twice a month - 2014 to 2016

Beginning in 2017 - Consumption increased to about two times per week

April 2017 - Increased to taking it full time for insomnia

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Now I feel silly - also relieved. I had an instant vision of attractive people offering everybody Cymbalta, Prozac, Xanax, and Alli..."you'll feel better soon!" Sort of a Monty Python skit or something.

 

1989 - 1992 Parnate* 

1992-1998 Paxil - pooped out*, oxazapam, inderal

1998 - 2005 Celexa - pooped out* klonopin, oxazapam, inderal

*don't remember doses

2005 -2007   Cymbalta 60 mg oxazapam, inderal, klonopin

Started taper in 2007:

CT klonopin, oxazapam, inderal (beta blocker) - 2007

Cymbalta 60mg to 30mg 2007 -2010

July 2010 - March 2018 on hiatus due to worsening w/d symptoms, which abated and finally disappeared. Then I stalled for about 5 years because I didn't want to deal with W/D.

March 2018 - May 2018 switch from 30mg Cymbalta to 20mg Celexa 

19 mg Celexa October 7, 2018

18 mg Celexa November 5, 2018

17 mg Celexa  December 2, 2019

16 mg Celexa January 6, 2018 

15 mg Celexa March 7, 2019

14 mg Celexa April 24, 2019

13 mg Celexa June 28, 2019

12.8 mg Celexa November 10, 2019

12.4 Celexa August 31, 2020

12.2 Celexa December 28, 2020

12 mg Celexa March 2021

 

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Now I feel silly - also relieved. I had an instant vision of attractive people offering everybody Cymbalta, Prozac, Xanax, and Alli..."you'll feel better soon!" Sort of a Monty Python skit or something.

 

Please don't. I thought the same thing.

 

CS

Drug cocktail 1995 - 2010
Started taper of Adderall, Wellbutrin XL, Remeron, and Doxepin in 2006
Finished taper on June 10, 2010

Temazepam on a PRN basis approximately twice a month - 2014 to 2016

Beginning in 2017 - Consumption increased to about two times per week

April 2017 - Increased to taking it full time for insomnia

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While they're at it, they could collect the dead, and the not-dead-from-the-plague guy could say, "I'm not dead yet!" And they could -- attractively -- say, "Yes you are!"

 

:P

1996-97 - Paxil x 9 months, tapered, suffered 8 months withdrawal but didn't know it was withdrawal, so...

1998-2001 - Zoloft, tapered, again unwittingly went into withdrawal, so...

2002-03 - Paxil x 20 months, developed severe headaches, so...

Sep 03 - May 05 - Paxil taper took 20 months, severe physical, moderate psychological symptoms

Sep 03 - Jun 05 - took Prozac to help with Paxil taper - not recommended

Jul 05 to date - post-taper, severe psychological, moderate physical symptoms, improving very slowly

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