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Re: hanging in there shelliR

Posted by Lorraine on October 8, 2001, at 10:59:33

In reply to Re: hanging in there SLS, posted by shelliR on October 8, 2001, at 5:11:02


Effexor I tried years ago and couldn't keep it down. Even a half of pill. And when I read this board, I think it's such a horrible drug; two of my friends also have very hard times getting off.

You know there are many posting on how to get off Effexor--you take a longer dose SSRI (prozac) for a couple of days or so and it smooths out the withdrawal. Shelli, it can't be worse than coming off of benzos or oxy, which you do not bat an eye at.

> Yes, the choices are awful. Be depressed or be obese and non-sexual.

I agree with you here. As for the "I'm tired of trying", my son's pdoc would say "so what, keep moving." Not very sympathetic, but his point (which should appeal to you because of it's lack of touchy feeliness) is that some of the things we think when we are depressed are not useful. In fact, he believes that you should pretty much ignore any thoughts you have while you are depressed or anxious and just work on altering your mood. Once your mood is in place, the thoughts will follow. Anyway, I am playing with this concept. When I think a depressing thought, I note it and file it away. I think it helps.


> Life is grand.
> Shelli
> p.s. I've already been on thyroid for years t2 and t3.




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