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Re: Success stories????

Posted by Roo on August 2, 1999, at 7:03:24

In reply to Re: Success stories????, posted by Morc on July 30, 1999, at 17:04:28

Well Prozac works great for my depression with
very few side effects except one biggie (for me
anyway), and that's the fact that it's a real
sexual number. I still have plenty 0 drive, I
just feel rather anesthesized. Today I see the
pharmocologist though, and boy am I excited!

Another part of my success story--I feel like
I've come a long way this year in accepting that
I have a clinical depression that's not going
away without drug treatment. That's been a bitter
pill for me to swallow. 4 years ago when I first
sought medical treatment for my lifelong depression,
I thought I'd take AD's for a year or so, and then
be "cured". It didn't work that way. I've gone
off and on AD's many, many times only to have my
depression return with a vengeance. It's been
really hard to accept that I might have to take
drugs for the rest of my life, especially when
they affect parts of my life that are dear to my
heart (sex). But I'm finally starting to get
to a point of acceptance and move on. That's been
very good, and not at all easy. Even though
it seems like it should be easy intellectually
(the "you'd treat it medicinally if it were
diabetes wouldn't you?" thing--which I agree
with) it hasn't been easy on an emotional level
getting to a point where I don't beat myself up
for having depression, considering myself "damaged
goods", I "should be stronger" should be able
to fight it by myself without drugs, and so on.

ps. someone said something about the side effects
of the SSRI's suck, but just think when it was
just MAO's and TCA's. I think that's an excellent
point, but I also think people shouldn't think that
SSRI's are the end all and be all. I think that
sometimes, because brain chemistry is such an
individual thing, people shouldn't be so easily
scared off from trying these other options--they
might be BETTER than the ssri's for some folks.
In fact, I'm thinking of trying a TCA, disipramine.
Sometimes the TCA's don't effect sex as much as the
SSRI's. Contrary to rumors, some people have even experienced an
increase in sex drive on TCA's...




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