Psycho-Babble Medication Thread 847755

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New meds - Is it just me????

Posted by ricker on August 22, 2008, at 21:20:38

When I find myself looking for ways to improve my mental health, I read all these wonderfull post's on meds that I'm not on??

I get this overwhelming feeling that those meds are the one... I've got to try them... I know they'll work?

And then when I get on them it seems that all I can stumble across is negative reactions posted all over the net on the very same med I craved!!

Ahh the pain and frustration of it all. Sometimes I feel like I'm my own worst enemy. I read too much, I expect too much, I worry too much.

And yet, I want very little. Just a small piece of "normal-happy" people.

Sorry, just venting, not feeling too well at the moment with my "new" trial. :(

Rick

 

Re: New meds - Is it just me???? ricker

Posted by Phillipa on August 23, 2008, at 0:10:10

In reply to New meds - Is it just me????, posted by ricker on August 22, 2008, at 21:20:38

Ricker I do relate do the same thing myself. Confusing isn't it? Phillipa

 

Re: New meds - Is it just me????

Posted by Chris O on August 23, 2008, at 0:46:52

In reply to New meds - Is it just me????, posted by ricker on August 22, 2008, at 21:20:38

Ricker:

I am right there with you, my friend. I could not have said it better myself. I go on the meds, off the meds; on the meds, off the meds. It seems that I spend a good chunk of my free time reading about and experimenting with natural and pharmaceutical treatments for my anxiety disorder/depression. I too just want to feel "normal." I just want to be able to take care of myself, and I can't even seem to do that very well. Tired of feeling tired and anxious all the time. Hate my damaged brain. Hate my mother's instability and the way it wrecked me and made any type of "normal" "functional" life possible. I'm venting with you. And I hope your trial improves, Rick. Maybe it will be the magic bullet, the one that gets better over time.

Chris

 

Re: New meds - Is it just me???? ricker

Posted by Hygieia's Bowl on August 23, 2008, at 5:23:50

In reply to New meds - Is it just me????, posted by ricker on August 22, 2008, at 21:20:38


> Sorry, just venting, not feeling too well at the moment with my "new" trial. :(
>
> Rick


In particular on startups as in, once an individual plan is in place - I find gearing it down on research and pondering about others works best. There are way too many individual varibilities to make any worthwhile comparisons for effectiveness, IMO. Other's info may be interesting but do not hold any hard and fast rules for everyone's situation. This may be a community of mental health strugglers but we are essentially strangers as we cannot know all the puzzle pieces that make for success or non-success when it comes to meds.... we probably never can...... therein lies the importance of RL help, IMO.

As has been said, educated is being aware of information. Smart is utilizing the info as it pertains to our own individual situation.

New med situations take time to settle and the shake up is often quite a transition - give yourself some healing time concentrating on you not what others have to say about their med experiences is my suggestion.

 

Re: New meds - Is it just me????

Posted by ricker on August 23, 2008, at 19:19:00

In reply to Re: New meds - Is it just me???? ricker, posted by Hygieia's Bowl on August 23, 2008, at 5:23:50

Thanks all for your support. I'm taking it one day at a time.
It's very hard to just sit and wait for the new med to start working... if it will at all?

I guess if there were zero side effects the waiting game would be easier to play.

Such a thin line trying to rise above the depression while at the same time, keeping the anxiety at bay.

Just a little too much one way or the other and the balancing act is disrupted.

I wish there was a med that could detect our depression/anxiety levels and adjust accordingly?

Ha, I guess that would make us normal??

Take care, Rick

 

Re: New meds - Is it just me???? ricker

Posted by Hygieia's Bowl on August 23, 2008, at 19:48:01

In reply to Re: New meds - Is it just me????, posted by ricker on August 23, 2008, at 19:19:00

While we are all different, I do understand, based on what I've endured, the position you are in at present.

I'm pulling for you and I pray you will find the strength to get thru the gettin' thru to get to the good stuff.

Take Care of you and allow yourself to do some healing.

 

Thankyou. (nm) Hygieia's Bowl

Posted by ricker on August 23, 2008, at 21:16:15

In reply to Re: New meds - Is it just me???? ricker, posted by Hygieia's Bowl on August 23, 2008, at 19:48:01

 

Re: New meds - Is it just me????

Posted by elanor roosevelt on August 27, 2008, at 23:54:33

In reply to Re: New meds - Is it just me????, posted by ricker on August 23, 2008, at 19:19:00


>
> I wish there was a med that could detect our depression/anxiety levels and adjust accordingly?
>
> Ha, I guess that would make us normal??

"normal is a dangerous term

we could be healthy, motivated and content beings

i wish that before i ever took meds i could have had someone figure out just what was going on in my brain on a great day
a neuro-chemical snap shot to be reproduced

 

Re: New meds - Is it just me???? elanor roosevelt

Posted by ricker on August 28, 2008, at 12:07:49

In reply to Re: New meds - Is it just me????, posted by elanor roosevelt on August 27, 2008, at 23:54:33

>
> i wish that before i ever took meds i could have had someone figure out just what was going on in my brain on a great day
> a neuro-chemical snap shot to be reproduced
>

How true. I often think back to my first panic attack. Up untill then, I was a perfectly "normal" 16 yr. old!
In the blink of an eye, my life changed forever! 12 years of anxiety/panic attacks followed by another 21 years oy depression/anxiety.

That snapshot you mentioned would of been nice, heck, even if it didn't help, I could at least hang it on my wall! LOL.

Maybe down the road, everyone will have a sample of their stem cells preserved at birth. Imagine that? The ability to inject an "unhealthy" person with their sweet and innocent cells, instant cure for all ailments!!

Okay, now I'm really dreaming. :-)

Rick



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