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Re: Dry Mouth and Constipation IsoM

Posted by sid on February 12, 2002, at 19:21:06

In reply to Re: Dry Mouth and Constipation sid, posted by IsoM on February 12, 2002, at 11:58:17

Refusing to take meds may be a symptom of the depression itself. I refused to take them for a long time (years), and I was told that.

He may feel like he has to make it on his own, that his depression is his fault and that meds woudl be a cope out (sp?). I'm not saying this is how he should feel here, but some people do feel that way. Try telling him that as long as he cannot justify his decision to you and especially to himself, depression is winning. If depression did not affect his thinking and moods, he'd think meds are a good idea.

I don't like meds myself. That's why I'm sticking to Effexor XR and I bear the side effects... The faster I get through this, the faster I may be med- and simultaneously depression-free. I had to have most symptoms of major depression lift before I saw things that way though... so I can understand him. I wish I'd taken meds sooner. Now however, I'm just glad I finally took them. They work on my dysthymia and that's a great feeling.

- sid


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