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Re: What does it feel like when the AD's work?

Posted by Sean on August 5, 1999, at 12:10:59

In reply to What does it feel like when the AD's work?, posted by Thumper Girl on August 5, 1999, at 4:34:08

> I'm 40 and have been depressed to varying degrees for many, many years. I believe its basis is surely genetic since my mother committed suicide and 4 outta 5 siblings are currently on AD's. (thanks mom for those genes!! couldn't we just have gotten your nice nose??)
> I've tried Zoloft and Prozac, but had to stop both due to side affects which I couldn't tolerate. (I'm typing this at 5am because that dang Prozac is still keeping me up.)
> My question (yes, I'm getting to the point)- what does it feel like when you find an AD which works? Is it worth the dizziness, hair loss and (eeek!) lack of the big "O"?? I just need to know what could be ahead of me in order to decide whether all this is worth it.
> Thx

This may sound strange, but when an AD is working
right I feel *normal*. It is as if I finally "get"
where the majority of human beings are coming from
and can see how my whole life I've sort of lived
inside a rather dark neurological cage. It is
almost too good to be true actually. Perhaps the
truly sad part is that you look back on your life
and see so many years and missed opportunities
because you were just so out of it; you realize
that if you had not been depressed so much, your
life would have turned out totally different. But
since you feel good, these thoughts are replaced
by pleasurable activities in the present. Well,
everything but sex, although I've found that you
can re-train your "parts" by well, spending
some quality time with yourself shall we say...

Side effects suck, and I tend to over-react to
AD's, but I can't imagine my life without at least
experiencing for a short time, what it is like to
have a functional limbic system.

Best of luck and hang in there,





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