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There is no such thing as a magic pill

Posted by UgottaHaveHOPE on November 29, 2005, at 5:02:12

Before you fire back, please read through what I have to say very carefully and closely. After that, you are more than welcome to fire back and I in fact encourage dialogue. That is what this message board is for.

Back to my statement: THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A MAGIC PILL. I am talking ONLY about people with anxiety and depression because those are the emotional issues I have dealt with. Others in here that deal with schiz, BiPolar, etc., I cannot relate to you. My heart goes out to you.

OK, THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A MAGIC PILL, which means that there is no medicine that's going wipe away all of your problems without you having to deal with them. So many people, and I myself have been guilty of this perhaps more than anyone, think that you can take some pill and all of your woes will magically disappear ... and life will be perfect. Ha! Now you understand the context that I make my statement in.

My opinion of meds: They are wonderful, miraculous and a gift from God. They have helped so many people in here, and it's just going to get better in the future when they learn more about how the brain operates. I have had a wonderful experience with Seroquel, which has helped terminate anxiety issues that tormented me 24/7 for eight long years.

So that leads me to my point, which is THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A MAGIC PILL. While thank God the Seroquel dealt with my racing thoughts, the med did not change any of my thoughts, beliefs and attitudes. I still feel like I should be doing something else with my life, like I should get more out of today, like yesterday was a waste, that I deserve better, that I am not good enough, that life is passing by, and that I constantly fear failure. No medicine will ever address those issues or make them go away. And many of those deep, deep issues were/are the stuff I worried about that most likely ignited my anxiety and depression, slowly but surely over time.

Again, meds are great. I thank God every day for them. But long term healing and long term solutions are deeper. They deal with changing your attitudes and thought patterns. It is very difficult but it can be done and has been done by many ppl in this room.

So please I urge you when you find a med that is working well for you, DO NOT STOP THERE. Continue with working on your thought process. This is a TWO STEP PROCESS.

People out there who know the deal know what I am talking about: We will find a great med and chill for a while, pushing your thought exercises to the back. Then eventually the period of stabilization will end and because you havent worked on your mind like you should, you will be back on that rocky road again.




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