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Re: Why would my Doc stop my Klonopin? zeugma

Posted by almondjoy on April 21, 2004, at 20:58:49

In reply to Re: Why would my Doc stop my Klonopin? almondjoy, posted by zeugma on April 20, 2004, at 20:47:31

> Well, at this point I'm not looking to 'fix' anything. I have severe ADD and depression and probably narcolepsy as well, and the pills I take don't 'fix' these conditions, they are PART of the coping itself. i feel like every day I am trying to work out ways of coping with a lifetime of trauma, and this is the way i have felt forever. My anxiety has been so intense that i have suffered from malnutrition because i lose my appetite completely under stress. Even with Strattera I need to drink about six to eight cups of coffee a day to manage my lack of concentration and energy. I see a therapist weekly, but as i have told her, I have been in therapy since the age of 12, and on balance , it has done FAR more harm than good (this therapist is the first one i trust since one i saw in the hospital at 21). the only thing that has cleared a space large enough for me to function is the appropriate medication. So I disagree with your premise that dependency will worsen the underlying problem. The medications do treat the 'underlying biological problem.'
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Everyone is different, and responds to medication differently, so if you have found a combo that works for you then i guess you'd be one of the lucky few. If you still have these problems then maybe the strattera isn't effective treatment, and caffeine can be making anxiety even worse. i mostly agree about therapy doing lots of harm. i guess it helps some people, but i'm with you in the bunch that it hasn't. i'm in a decent mood tonight so i can say, optimistically, that someday hopefully we'll all figure it out (and if we don't i guess we kept ourselves busy for quite a while)





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