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Re: Dependent on meds

Posted by sjb on April 19, 2004, at 10:22:16

In reply to Dependent on meds, posted by Guy on April 17, 2004, at 20:38:10

Wow, I can relate to what you're saying. I used to be a competitive runner also, and although, I was able to keep competing on some meds, others I was not. It's very frustrating. I really thought I could go off meds, with just the help of therapy and in the spring, but I had such a terrible time last week, thought I was going to have to check myself in somewhere, that I called my PDoc and asked for that old workhorse, Prozac (also on Wellbutrin.) Like you, I experience a lot of poop-out from various meds that seemed to work wonders for a period of time, and then boom, I'm in the black tar hole.

I'm beginning to think that serotonin gets all messed up once you start meds and the brain doesn't know how to regulate naturally once you're off. I have NO scientific proof of this and I realize, many folks have gone off meds successfully (I envy them!).

My "normal" friends have been racing and train consistently and I am just so frustrated 'cause I've had to take time off due to crashes. It's horrible how the depression affects you phisically. Then, sometimes, meds crap up your endurance, esp. at higher dosages. I'm in awe that you were active on Zyprexa. When I tried Z, I couldn't get off the couch for a week.

Good luck.




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