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Re: to play the devil`s advocate

Posted by Paul Smith on April 25, 2005, at 21:24:08

In reply to Re: to play the devil`s advocate, posted by banga on April 25, 2005, at 20:00:50

> > Why are we on these meds if person after person is saying they have quit working as well and or are trying to get off them?? These docs just hand them out and say nothing about withdrawals or them pooping out.
> Counterargument-
> Do remember the skewed viewpoint you see on this board. People who come here most typically have trouble with the medications--you do not hear from the millions that benefit from medications, who have been rescued from suicide and psychosis and have no trouble.
> This is not to say that there is a HUGE problem with overprescribing, and lack of information regarding side effects and other risks. And poop-out. Medications should not typically be used as the first-line treatment for psychological distress, therapy and other less invasive interventions should be considered first.
> Medications are serious and not to be toyed with. But until someone comes up with better things we are often faced with taking meds and their risks in the pursuit of relief from mental torment.

I like your argument. It would be very encouraging to me if I could hear from some of these people that have gone many years living reasonably happy and productive lives on these powerful meds, especially benzos which I cannot seem to get off of without intolerable suffering. Theses people are hard for me to find though. From what I read on the net including anti-med docs, and hear in the doc`s office, it seems almost exclusively a quite frustrating exercise in grasping at straws. Myself, I will admit, at least for now, was saved from I do not know what all by re-instating meds. But God be my witness, in my case, it was all the product of drug withdrawal, alterations in my brain due to the meds, not the reoccurance of a pre-existing condition as self-serving docs tried to call it. I never had any of that madness before those meds, not even close. And there seemed to be no end, went on many months. This started with being put on the wrong meds for the wrong reason, long term, with completely inadequate warnings.




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