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Re: What would you trade for remission of depression? Phillipa

Posted by yxibow on March 8, 2009, at 0:54:32

In reply to Re: What would you trade for remission of depression? yxibow, posted by Phillipa on March 4, 2009, at 20:09:29

> Jay lots of posters report on feeling their old self when their meds works. Not asking for time lost as it's gone but feeling good is the goal of meds isn't it? Love Phillipa

Of course it is -- but its not the only part of progress, as I have mentioned. Medicine can only go so far, rehabilitation really should include psychological work as well.

Unfortunately my personal disorder is an orphan disorder and there is no one medication, or 6 or 7 of them for that matter that addresses it. It has no name for it and its origin is idiopathic.

For a while Seroquel was great for me, now it holds me just together for ordinary functionality.

I don't remember what it was like to feel 'normal', before Nov 17, 2001 any more.

My case though, and I'm trying not to get deeper into my depression I guess by talking in the third person, is probably unique to this board.

Hence, I am glad that people feel "their old self", but it is hard for me to identify that way.

Hopefully some day I will have overcome most of it through medication -and- psychological help.

I won't be the same person because its impossible to be 26 again. If this sounds odd, it is perhaps, but I have to come to terms with some things.

At any rate I'm rambling.

I guess my point is that remission of symptoms unless biologically and genetically based brain chemistry has shifted for the better, remission of symptoms by medicine is always going to be a palliative.

That is, though you feel better, once you remove the medication, and things haven't shifted in the meantime, it is likely that the symptoms will come back.

I'm not trying to be maudlin, its just the way that those of us, call it mental illness, I prefer biochemical imbalance or something less stigmatic -- NAMI calls those who use doctors "consumers" now.

-- tidings

-- Jay




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