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Re: Relying on meds Jane D

Posted by JahL on May 25, 2001, at 20:26:48

In reply to Relying on meds, posted by Jane D on May 25, 2001, at 19:57:57


> Or, as another example, I'm supposed to meet a friend who needs support. I'm in the middle of a med change and afraid to leave the house. I can do it but it will cost me. Thanks to the medication, I now know that it just doesn't cost other people this much. I also know it will be easier for me next month when the meds start to work again. If I don't go am I being realistic about being sick or just a selfish jerk.

Depends. I guess it comes down to what's to be gained. As yr (& my) experience tells you, when v. depressed there is little to be gained from positive action (& of course you're setting yrself up for disappointment). However helping someone else does produce a 'gain' (tho' this won't necessarily help you).

I guess the question is: how much does my friend need me & how bad am I right now? There are things I cannot be bothered to do for myself that I will gladly do for others (b/c for them it makes a difference).

Thinking about it, unless you've experienced this 'miracle' euthymia, it's probably v. difficult to appreciate. Things just become (became) so easy...

J.


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