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Re: Glad for your success! jay

Posted by Ame Sans Vie on January 21, 2003, at 17:55:49

In reply to Glad for your success! Ame Sans Vie, posted by jay on January 21, 2003, at 17:38:42

Firstly, thanks a bunch-- nice to see that people on this forum actually give a damn... that's rare nowadays, but I'm sure glad I found this place. :-)

And I absolutely couldn't agree with you more concerning the place of antidepressants in treating anxiety (though I feel it's specifically the SSRIs that are the problems; the SNRIs, TCAs, and MAOIs have proven helpful pretty often, and at least the SARIs don't have all those nasty SSRI-type SFX). I feel my anxiety (actually, I'm *sure* about this) was worsened by the constant administration and inevitable discontinuation of antidepressant after antidepressant, anticonvulsant after anticonvulsant, antipsychotic after antipsychotic... and even a few pstims and beta blockers thrown in for good measure. I'm absolutely not the type to wish ill upon *anyone* (I'm Pagan... though to avoid confusion, I prefer 'agnostic polytheist' :-), but those doctors really screwed with my head all those years... starting seven years ago, when I was only thirteen and didn't have much choice in the matter. But it has restored my faith in psychiatry somewhat to find a doctor who is willing to prescribe *THERAPEUTIC* doses of benzodiazepines to those among us who truly need them. I feel blessed to finally be symptom-free, and have now made the decision to devote my life to the study and treatment of 'idiosynchracies of the psyche'.

Anywho, thanks again-- always nice to hear from someone who genuinely cares. :-)





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