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Posted by Nancy on April 8, 1999, at 11:15:54

In reply to Re: IS ANYBODY LISTENING?, posted by Terry on April 7, 1999, at 12:22:37

Harry has not been advocating stopping one's meds just to "lose weight".

> Harry -- Listen, can you not understand that people who are helped by their medications psychologically should consider staying on them, despite weight gain? I'm not saying people shouldn't acknowledge their feelings or their depression! I'm simply saying that from my own experience, it's more important for me mentally and emotionally to be helped by the Depakote I take than to get off the Depakote and lose weight. I'd rather be fat and feel better. Please stop berating me for what I'm saying because it makes perfect sense to me. I can understand how horrible weight gain is, because I've been through it, but it's nothing compared to the hell of untreated bipolar disorder. I exercise, I eat right, and still I gain weight. It's out of my control, I'm trying to be healthy, and that's the best I can do. Many of the postings I've seen on this thread about weight gain have been about stopping medications because of people's concern about weight gain. Don't you agree that's not a good idea? Terry
> > agree with v...why would anyone want "people to think about staying on their meds and not worrying so much about how they look"...since the way we think and feel are part and parcel OF depression.
> > In fact, this kind of attitude aimed at, and internalized by people, CAUSES depression.
> > That's scarey terry.




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