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Thank you!

Posted by Alara on October 16, 2002, at 4:39:21

In reply to Re: Struggling without medication, posted by lawrence s. on October 15, 2002, at 17:32:57

Thanks to everyone for replying. I found all of your suggestions very helpful and made an appointment with a GP this afternoon. He listened really carefully and took the time to get a good understanding of my problems.

The doctor feels that my current condition has more in common with anxiety (panic disorder) than with depression and has placed me on small dose of Xanax for the short term only. Meanwhile he has encouraged me to get out of the house more and to exercise in order to get rid of some of that excess adrenalin. I will visit him again next week for follow-up.

Here is the best news: The doctor feels that there is a good chance that, if I continue to improve my lifestyle, I will be able to remain free of antidepressants. Of course, he can't guarantee it. I'm just so glad that he didn't just throw me straight into the `antidepressants forever' category. As helpful as medication has been in the past, I just want the chance to live my life drug-free again!

Larry, I will check out that website. Thank you!

Meanwhile I'll be researching all the antidepressants that you each mentioned - just in case! Thanks again for your understanding and your input.





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