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Re: my two cents

Posted by coral on October 28, 2000, at 7:34:31

In reply to Re: Andrew, Everyone, Apology, Disclaimer, posted by JohnL on October 28, 2000, at 6:47:18

Isn't this whole discussion about finding out what works best for each individual??? This isn't a debate about whether the sun revolves around the earth or the earth revolves around the sun. We KNOW the answer to that one. It's about options, ideas, exploring, seeking, learning, helping in the most complex area of the human being - the brain/mind/psyche/soul.
In my case, with my first depressive episode, the tri's not only didn't work, they made me worse. The first SSRI which was Zoloft did work, but only when I hit 150 mgs daily. I am so grateful that I didn't stop taking it early. With my second depressive episode, the Zoloft started working on the THIRD day. So there! I'm living proof that both methodologies work - giving a med sufficient time and a prompt response when the right med is given. I think I know why it took the Zoloft so long to work the first time --- I was SEVERELY clinically depressed for three and a half years, with NO abatement. So, the brain chemistry had gone awry for so long, it took longer and higher dosages to connect and correct. Like silver mining - the deeper the vein is buried, the longer it takes to reach it, as well as changing as necessary to find the right tool. With the second episode, my brain "knew" that Zoloft was the "right" messenger and guide to the light and said "YEAH, BABY! Bring it on!!!" As simplistic as my description may be, I truly believe there is an innate drive to be healthy and hence the body responds when it recognizes help.
I also used psychotherapy both times which was also invaluable.
If you want to look at "sides" to this argument, I'm living proof that both sides are "right."




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