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Re: Lou's reply-crwnovlif

Posted by Laney on April 26, 2010, at 13:34:25

In reply to Lou's reply-crwnovlif Laney, posted by Lou Pilder on April 8, 2010, at 14:26:16

Lou,

I appreciate your wanting to help people see truth. I understand everything your talking about. First of all I don't believe the Lord condemns me for taking paxil. This is a much more complicated issue than you put it. In times past, when someone was going through something in their life whatever problems might have arose, I would share the good news of Jesus. And I mean to say it's very good news! Quite honestly, a relationship and following Him has brought the most fulfillment and help to my life during times of crisis and not. But right now my mind is I believe messed up because it is depressed and I believe because paxil changed my brain chemistry and when I took it away, my brain didn't just go back to "normal" What happened instead, is I am stuck with what I call a chemical depression. Boy wouldn't I love to have God take it away and be fine without medication. I have prayed and prayed. For whatever reasons, He has chosen not to miraculously fix or cure me. I don't blame Him. He would never be at fault and it would never do me one ounce of any good to hold it against Him. So what would you suggest I do? Stay in this miserable condition forever? I don't think so. What do I tell my friends and anyone I know who might be going through a hard time? Do I push drugs? Heck no, I tell them right away about my history with paxil and what it's done to me. But in a lot of cases, once you've taken these meds, you'll have to keep taking something in order to feel "normal". At least that's how I see it in my case. I wish it weren't so. I tried for a year or better to treat it naturally and prayed and prayed about it and tried to draw close to the Lord and enjoy the presence and purpose of that relationship that had always made such a difference in my life. I wasn't getting any better and actually worse. I would have loved to come down with something that would have taken my life like cancer or some other serious illness just for relief. What kind of life is that? I know where I'm going and I'm not afraid to go. I know Who's hand I'll be in. I know I would suffer no more.

Please don't oversimplify this whole med thing. I think most people would say they're way overused, and if anything else could help do that first. But for many if this saves a life (suicide), then by all means take something if it's going to help. Please be carefull about interpreting the Bible to mean that we are going to hell if we take these meds.

The God I see and believe in, knows the heart and would not condemn me, now way no how for where I'm at.

Laney


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