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Re: The search is the cure

Posted by noa on March 7, 2004, at 12:13:37

In reply to The search is the cure, posted by linkadge on March 5, 2004, at 18:32:27

I agree to an extent, but for me the search was not the cure. It was helpful because it helped me have hope and be more in control of my destiny in a way.

Babble helped me with the search for information about the right treatment. Both directly and indirectly---Directly: getting info and advice here or links to more info and advice, and Indirectly: developing a mindset of feeling capable of taking more charge of the treatment and gathering info and working with the pdoc on the search.

And Babble helped with lots of support and understanding from other people in similar straits. In a way, I feel that finding Babble when I did was one of several factors that saved my life.

All this provided tons of hope where there had been none, it's true. But I would not go so far as to say that the search *is* the cure (and I use "cure" not to mean cure but to mean a 'good enough' treatment).

For me, it helped lead to the combo of meds that works for me. As I've said before, not perfectly, due to SEs, etc., but absolutely good enough so that my major depression is in remission. It is finding the proper treatment that I consider the "cure".

I still keep the process of searching going, although obviously less intensely. I guess I should say that I try to keep my finger on the pulse, because I believe treatment has to be seen as an evolving process. As I said, my combo is working, but I am convinced newer treatment options will come along that will be more efficient and hopefully eliminate some of the SEs.

I say all of this by way of letting you know that you should not give up the search. I used to believe that I would never find proper treatment, but I did find good treatment, and I did get better, and I believe you can, too.

In the meantime, it's great to see that you get all you can out of the process. Stay determined.




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