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Re: Dr. Bob, your input?

Posted by mary on June 17, 1999, at 19:40:20

In reply to Dr. Bob, your input?, posted by Victoria on June 16, 1999, at 15:17:19

Count me in with the last two responders. I look at this site as a safe haven to hear hope, share failures but get hope, vent my frustrations and maybe even help someone else. I never really wanted to know a sure-fire easy approach. Like Annie, I. too, pocketed that piece of information. Trazadone didn't work for me years ago and a bridge was definitely too complicated (believe it or not). There are days when I need to hear "get through this one minute". Then worry about the next. I don't need to spend that minute trying to figure out where to get seraquel. I suppose it would be impossible to monitor all posts but I would prefer to go to a Hemlock website myself rather than find it at a site where I hope to find a reason not to get rid of myself.

> I agree with Annie. We ought to draw a line here and not do or say anything that allies us with the (potential or active) self-destructive feelings of anyone reading our posts. Does there need to be a guideline on this issue for the site?
> > > if suicide is the only acceptable alternative, then don't make any mistakes...things could actually end up worse than they are right now. my personal preference is atypical antipsychotic, not quickly recognizable in an er, simply drift off into a peaceful deep eternal sleep, no pain, no sickness, no coming back...
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> > I've debated with myself whether to mention my discomfort with the preceding paragraph or to let it ride, hoping that ignoring it would be the smarter choice. Sorry, I can't let it pass. The rest of the post was supportive and understanding and I am sure that was the intent of this paragraph... however...I think the mention of specific methods of suicide in a forum frequented by severely depressed people, (especially in response to someone who is suicidal) is never a good idea. I know I stored that info in the back of my mind, even though I don't know how, unless allowing for re-incarnation, anyone could prove the peaceful/no pain hypothesis. I'm stable right now and I "filed for future use". Can you imagine what we could be doing by offering this type of information to someone who is very unstable and in great pain?
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> > Annie
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> > > > I'm taking Effexor XR, 150 per day. I've been taking Effexor XR since January, but the dosages have been raised over this time period. The latest increase was about two weeks ago. I'm still suicidal. I just don't have the hope or motivation to go on anymore. I don't see anything at all to look forward to.
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> > > > I know what I'll do. I have a bottle of acepromazine for my horse. It's a mild sedative for horses, but you have to wear gloves to mix it, since it's so toxic to humans. I'm scared that it's gonna make me sick and miserable for a long time, which has kept me from doing it so far, but I'm also scared that I'm going to do it and then all chance of anything changing will be gone. I really need help that just isn't there for me, and don't know who to turn to.
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> > > > Can anyone help? Here's the question, same as it's been for the last year: is there a drug that will be effective against my depression without a ton of side effects that I can't tolerate? My blood pressure is too low for the tricyclics. Not a chance in hell I'll try an MAOI, gotta have my sour cream. Serzone was totally intolerable, all my muscles tensed and I couldn't keep any food down. Paxil made me gain over fifty pounds, and I slept all the time, just couldn't feel awake. Wellbutrin is out, because of anorexia. Therapy, alas, is also out. No money, no insurance. My doctor is terrible, but she's the only one available to me under my circumstances.
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> > > > Please, tell me there's hope, and help me find it. I just can't stand another minute of this. I'm 35 years old, and still stop eating at the first sign of stress! I'm sick to death of always being hungry, of never being safe and loved. Please help me.




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