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Re: Anyone have any experience with Menninger (cli

Posted by paulk on November 30, 2003, at 16:47:25

In reply to Re: Anyone have any experience with Menninger (cli paulk, posted by Stavros on November 30, 2003, at 1:50:49

>I hurt so badly and need something or someone to understand me. no one gets me and i thought after a week long eval, that the issues would be flushed out.

This may be hard to hear, but as someone who has also been there: A doctor that "really understands you" may not be what is best for you. A doctor that relates too closely, may not have the best judgment. On the other hand if he is telling you just to tough-it-out, he may not understand how much you are hurting.

I'm guessing that you have depression of some sort Taking an anti depressant is not giving up and may be protective of your nervous system.

And I found that during the time I was on an antidepressant that I was able to figure out things that I failed to flush out over decades of psychotherapy in just the first couple of months of the right drug. There was even a strange time when memories came back that I had not thought of for decades and I was finally dealing with them. I did much more in those first months on Nardil than so many years of intensive psychotherapy. I now take a lower dose and do well except for some problems that may have more to do with getting old than anything else.

There isn't a good drug for everyone, but you shouldn't just sit around hurting. There is some evidence that toughing it out will cause damage to you in the long run. (On the other hand, sometimes Benzos will keep you from growing). If you are depressed, find a doctor ASAP and try some meds the first one may well not work, but after trying a few you may find one that helps you. I think, for me that the MAOI (Nardil) actually helped me heal some over the years I have heard others say the same thing about some of the SSRI(Prozac like drugs). There is no way (at this time) to know which med will work with out trying them.


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