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Re: Dr Martin Jensen

Posted by medlib on April 26, 2000, at 22:41:21

In reply to Dr Martin Jensen, posted by Fred Potter on April 26, 2000, at 20:21:40

> I have read about Dr Jensen and his methods and while sounding very hopeful, it doesn't sound correct that someone will respond say to Prozac after a couple of days or even hours. Any views on his methods?
> Fred


Fred--JohnL, one of the most knowledgeable and helpful posters on this board, recommends Jensen highly. I'm awaiting delivery of his book, so all I know about him is what's on his website (which is a bit too promotional for my taste).

I *can* report that my personal experience with Prozac was like a light switch--virtually instantaneous. I started it as soon as it came on the market umpteen years ago; the dramatic nature of my reaction to the first dose was startling. I remember feeling "Oh! This makes things possible!" I must have been seriously seratonin-deprived. It never made me high or happy--just put a floor under how far I could fall--which is, in itself, enabling. It started "pooping out" a couple of years ago, and I finally got off of it last fall--a long ride.

I suspect that the Jensen protocol works best with patients whose neurotransmitter profile is seriously skewed, but I am interested enough to want to learn more details. I feel a real sense of urgency re my treatment options; it's hard to sustain hope throughout lengthy unsuccessful med trials. Normally, I am a highly skeptical person; and the more global the claims, the more dismissive I feel--according to the old maxim, "If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is." Occasionally though, it helps to "suspend disbelief" temporarily; new strategies are sometimes necessary to break out of a negative feedback loop.

Here's hoping that it "ain't all hype"!--medlib




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