Posted by jerrympls on December 13, 2004, at 17:12:21
In reply to Re: Do you have a healthy attitude to drugs?, posted by linkadge on December 13, 2004, at 16:46:31
> Yeah, well,
> I first went on AD's and I got better. I thought that I had done all the work and that I was responsable for getting myself better.
> So then I went of the drugs, and crashed worse than I ever have in my life. I have never got better since then.
> It's theraputic to thinkt hat you are responsable for your recovery. But (for me anyway) this is not true.
Link and I have the same story. I don't think you'd tell a diabetic not to rely on medication. I think that most - if not all on the board are close to being treatment-resistant and are looking for something that will allow them to get on with their lives. I would love to get on with my life rather than chase psychopharmocology - but it's a must since we live in a time where doctors shy away from those who need strong polypharmacy. I doubt if anyone here wants to feel good all time time -but there's a difference. We all strive to become depression-free so when we do experience a "normal" high in life the rebound from that doesn't result in total despair and darkness.
I applaud any and all who seek to further their knowledge about medication because our doctors who can barely get us in for 15 mins. each month certainly don't have the time to do the research we do. And if in doing that research it keeps us going, then so be it.
No one here denies that therapy along with medication is the best combination. But to tell someone to stop searching for a medication that might make her or she feel "good" is the wrong approach in my mind. I think if you gave everyone here the choice of artificial contentment and genuine contentment - my guess is 100% would go for the genuine every time.
God bless all of us researchers...