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Re: Ah a healthy discussion, i like it! Athena

Posted by chdurie2 on October 22, 2000, at 14:43:13

In reply to Re: Ah a healthy discussion, i like it!, posted by Athena on October 22, 2000, at 14:18:24

> > Athena,
> >
> > The "Hedonic range?" post below was inspired somewhat by your comments in this thread, but I started a new thread to avoid side tracking this one. This could probably fit as well on that social page, too, but it addresses the underlying philosophies that relate to the use of medications, and it relates to this "Are meds the answer?" discussion, so I put it here.
> >
> > Kendall
> >
> Hey Kendall, where's the "Hedonic Range?" new thread? I've looked everywhere, can't find...I would love to read it.
> Athena
> >
> >
> >
> > > Oh contrare, people...
> > >
> > > actually, antidepressants HAVE done me a lot of good, as they have for most of you. By this I mean, I too have been at the bottom, seriously contemplating death, not wanting to take even one more intensely miserable breath in this world...and then I was put on Zoloft. For depression & anxiety (wouldn't wish that combination on anyone, even Hitler). Of course, Zoloft didn't work, and then I was put on Luvox, and it WORKED.
> > >
> > > And, yes I agree, ADs are NOT "happy pills." Luvox did not make me "happy." I guess the easiest way to describe it is I found each breath a little easier to take. That is all. The courage to breathe just a little longer...
> > >
> > > Two years later, here I am, coming off of these meds and all I am doing is offering my opinion, another opinion to make you guys think about your situation & choices. Are you doing the right thing for you? I truly hope so. Because no one told me the negative aspects to taking meds, nobody told me that withdrawing from them would be worse than my worst nightmare, so I want to tell YOU, so that at least you have heard of it before.
> > >
> > > And no, I do not know you, that is obvious. I do not know your personal pain more than you know mine. But I am human, and I know depression, and I know that dark abyss too. I just don't want anyone to go through what I have had to endure...w/o at least being warned beforehand.
> > >
> > > Do not think that I am here to attack anyone, anyone at all, because I am not. I am here to help you learn, as hopefully I can learn from you...
> > >
> > > So ...
> > >
> > > Are meds REALLY the answer?
> > > Is exercise the answer?
> > > Is a red flashy convertible the answer?
> > > A palm pilot?
> > > A new computer?
> > > A new haircut?
> > > New clothes?
> > > and on and on....
> > >
> > > Well? IS IT?
> > >
> > > Tell me, is there ANYTHING outside of yourself that IS the answer?
> > > I'd really like to know what you guys think.
> > >
> > > Oh the woes of Luvox withdrawals,
> > > Athena

Athena-Ken's reply is new thread called "hedonic...?" listed after "The Visit" below.
Caroline H.




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