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Re: Heh Max,............... Jaynee

Posted by mom_cheeks on December 29, 2003, at 18:49:39

In reply to Heh Max,..............., posted by Jaynee on December 29, 2003, at 13:17:39

I couldn't agree more. I remember reading posts on all kinds of sites and reading about Effexor and its "evils" and how it was worse than death. I acutally contemplated not trying it. But, it didn't work on its own, I also took a long hard look and myself and how I see the world, and had to retrain my mind. I think what it did was give me some breathing room in what seemed to be an out of control mind and body.

The rest - long term - was up to me. I see that now.

I think alot of the issues around meds. and their neg. or lack of effects are because in addition to the meds, some people just don't see things for what they really are; or themselves for that matter.

Hey, don't get me wrong, its not like I have been the poster-child for honest self-analysis - until recently, quite the opposite.

One thing I do know, though, is that the anxiety and depression only started to disappate when I took a long hard look at myself (in combo with the drugs), and realized that this was "me", and I couldn't sit by on the sidelines waiting for it to change. That I had to actually be a part of my own recovery. The pills would NEVER have gotten me to here alone. However, at rock bottom the certainly help.

Change the core? Absolutely. The pills didn't do that though - I am still here...just without the shakes, the fear -- and the blinders.




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