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Re: Why are you going off Effexor in the first pla

Posted by Frisky_cat on May 29, 2004, at 13:38:31

In reply to Re: Why are you going off Effexor in the first pla, posted by seeknsolace on May 29, 2004, at 12:55:59

Yes, suffering is part of the human condition. But most of the medications don't turn people in zoombies - they simply allow them to better handle both the upsides and downsides of life. I still get angry and feel sorrow, but it is not debilitating anger and sorrow. I also have strong opinions, hardly a sign of zoombiehood.

If medication allows you to cope better without serious side effects, then it is hard to argue that you shouldn't be taking it.

You seem wracked with guilt. What does genetics and traumatic events have to do with guilt and personal responsibility? Nothing. By the way, traumatic events do cause permanent alterations to brain functioning. Traumatic experiences can cause reductions in serotonin levels just as a job promotion can raise them.

Forget about the past and trying to find reasons - that's often a fruitless exercise encourage by those high charging psychotherapists whose patients remain treatment for 20 years or more. Talk about creating dependency in the name of healing.

Revel in your time.




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