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Re: Im shocked ed_uk

Posted by Racer on March 11, 2006, at 17:56:08

In reply to Re: Im shocked willyee, posted by ed_uk on March 10, 2006, at 16:10:28

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> Sometimes, when things are repeated many times, they start to be treated as if they were well established facts, when in reality they are nothing of the sort.
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> Regards
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> Ed
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Kinda like people saying that water spirals the opposite way on different sides of the equator. A lot of people truly believe that, and it simply isn't true. Even teachers will frequently tell students that water changes direction on its way out of the sink, which helps perpetuate that myth.

Yes, many people will repeat something they've heard -- Lexapro is better than Celexa, for instance -- without anything to base it on beyond "I read it somewhere" or "someone said."

For whatever it's worth, I am glad you brought up your views on the Nardil thing, because it does make a point that maybe gets lost here sometimes. Not that Nardil works the same -- I don't know, and that isn't the point I mean. Sometimes things get posted here that can interfere with someone's confidence in their treatment plan, or that will frighten someone away from a drug which might work just fine, etc. Sometimes the horror stories that get posted here, while true and accurate from the poster's point of view, give a very unbalanced picture of an option.

Maybe, though, the best way to get that point across is to post a reminder that we need to talk to our doctors about our concerns. And, while I realize this is not an easy option for a lot of people -- NHS doctors, or HMOs, etc -- insisting on adequate treatment from our doctors. Maybe if we all insisted on that, doctors would improve?

Anyway, I'm sorry you're not getting much support for your posting, because -- right or wrong, which I don't know and won't discuss -- I think you posted it with the best intentions, and I think those should be respected and honored.


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