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Re: a better way?...if so, i'd have done it

Posted by nancy on June 15, 1999, at 14:03:42

In reply to So much talk of meds...Isn't there a better way?, posted by Trey on June 9, 1999, at 18:13:10

manic depression is not all in your head. it's not psychological.

a better way may be neural stem cell transplantaion, but it's not available to us, yet. also, electro-convulsive therapy as a maintenance treatment is an option.

however, if anyone comes across some magic chant or wellness dance, i'll join in the chorus line.

> I have been diagnosed bipolar and have been taking 600mg of Lithobid a day for over 10 years now. Fortunately, my life is stable and healthy. All the horror stories I have heard about manic-depressives slipping back into either mania or depression involve cessation of or tinkering with their meds. For this reason, I faithfully take my little salmon-colored tablets daily - once in the morning, and once before bedtime. I shudder to think of losing control of my mental processes ever again.
> Still, I firmly believe that meds treat not the cause of our distresses, but the symptoms. Don't we want to get to the root of it all, and live our lives happily and productively WITHOUT the aid of external chemicals? Pulling up this forum and seeing post after post about various medications really makes me think - are we looking in the right places? Even as I
> continue to take my lithium, I am constantly searching my soul and attempting to come up with answers. I believe more than anything that we are on this planet to confront our fears and our internal enemies - do battle with them and emerge, with any luck, triumphant. There are no external enemies; the key to our happiness lies within our SELVES. If only we can clear a pathway to that place and keep it accessible! Tell me your thoughts...




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