Transcript of Telephone Conversation between Charles Balis, M.D. and Ms. Sylvia Bows, Tuesday, July 16, 1996 at 10 AM.

Ms. Bows: Hello. This is Sylvia Bows.
Dr. Balis: Hello Ms. Bows. This is Doctor Balis.
Ms. Bows: Hello Doctor. Thank you for calling me.
Dr. Balis: Did you get started on the medication?
Ms. Bows: Yes. But I have only taken one dose so far. I have been very busy.
Dr. Balis: Was it last night or this morning?
Ms. Bows: Actually I took it at about 3 AM this morning. I came home late and Tom was there. He asked me how our meeting went--I told him I was going to see a therapist. He was trying to be so nice. The bastard!
Dr. Balis: If you took the first dose at night, you can take another one right now. Do you feel any effects so far?
Ms. Bows: Tom got me very worked-up. I could not sleep. Then I remembered the medication. I was able to fall asleep within about half hour or so.
Dr. Balis: That's good.
Ms. Bows: Also I did not seem to have any dreams. Usually I am an avid dreamer. But this time...
Dr. Balis: That's okay. These types of medications have an adjustment period. In the beginning, an individual might experience a variety of side-effects. These vary greatly from one person to another. What's important is to know what these side-effects are and whether they are acceptable for the time being. After the initial reaction to the medication, the body gets used to it and most of the side-effects go away.
Ms. Bows: So I will dream again.
Dr. Balis: I think so. I am interested in what else you might notice. Are there any other changes physically or emotionally? Please take you medication right now and I will try to get back in touch with you this afternoon. And again, if you need to get hold of me for any reason, please call me. If I am in a session and cannot speak to you right then, please leave a message and I will get back to you as soon as possible. If it is an emergency, please let my receptionist or answering service know.
Ms. Bows: Thank you Doctor. I'll speak to you this afternoon.
Dr. Balis: Good. Goodbye.
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