Posted by utopizen on October 8, 2004, at 22:27:40
In reply to Re: Help with anxiety/benzos---partlycloudy, posted by mcp on October 8, 2004, at 4:23:37
> WIthout getting into my personal feelings about how liberally these drugs are prescribed and often as a first resort, let me just point out some obvious things. Therapy. Nutrition. Exercise. Natural Alternatives. If all three are given a genuine effort then a synthetic drug may not be needed. If it is, then so be it, but never as a first resort. Just my opinion
you said it! these are all great things that we all should explore. And meds often allow us to make these things work for us. You might say meds HELP us to these things, follow these regimens.
I've read that minor depression can effectively be controlled through exercising 3x/day. Great! If I had minor depression, I'd be encouraged! =) I exercise daily, on my bike, and it helps. But it's just a few hours. The meds help somewhat too. I wish more so than they did, but of course, that's why I exercise as well...
No one wants to take meds. We'd all prefer to use exercise, good nutrition, etc. over meds. The side effects just aren't that cool, and I think the fact that we resort to using this board says that loud and clear. These meds sometimes lead us to suffer. But we take them because we know we suffer more without them, in many cases. I encourage you to explore all your options, just as I routinely have said similiar advice to so many on this board. =)