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Re: Why do you take these drugs?

Posted by oeps7 on October 17, 2003, at 14:36:42

In reply to Re: Why do you take these drugs?, posted by Ron Jones on October 17, 2003, at 14:19:02

Hi Ron,
Effexor worked quite well for me for a number of years and yes it made me able to get out of bed and return to work and able to leave the house. I began to regain my life and was able to develop a semblance of normalcy. These are not ahappy pills. They are normalizers for some people. Medication helped with my debilitating panic attacks and ocd. Depression, OCD and Panic disorder tend to be chemical imbalances in your brain chemistry- your brain is actually overheating and the right med for the right person helps. I AM NOT SAYING EVERYONE BELONGS ON MEDICATION IF THEY ARE A BIT DEPRESSED OR ANXIOUS BUT HAVE YOU EVER SUFFERED FROM THIS AND DO YOU THINK YOU CAN JUST SNAP OUT OF IT!
Also no drug is 100% safe. People weigh the benefits versus the risks. More and more is being learned about depression everyday - someday they will learn by an individual's dna if a drug will work for them or not and who is likely to suffer side effects.
There is a lot to be said for natural things as well, I have benefited from fish oil greatly. Exercise, yoga, meditation, cognitive therapy. However, I believe there is a need for meds for some people - what you think someone with schizophrenia could get by with no meds? Not counting "A beautiful mind"
Peace be with you,




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