Posted by helpme on July 8, 2006, at 16:25:45
In reply to Re: Euphoria inducing Med Combinations » willyee, posted by linkadge on June 12, 2006, at 15:55:49
Of course euphoria is not a normal state to be in- and no one could ever fuction going through life that way! As for what's "normal", I don't think it's too much to ask to want to achieve a state of "feeling ok" much or most of the time, with some fluctuation expected. Feeling like life is a curse, wishing one was never born=not ok- and of course people want to escape that feeling!!! The appeal of euphoria, in my opinion, can be a understandable desperation for a "vacation" from emotional hell.
I don't think most people on this board think they will live in permanent euphoria.
That said, I think Phillippa's comment about excercise high is right on. But for me, I found that I have to work REALLY hard, REALLY push at my max for about an hour to break into that zone- and cardio-but it's SO worth it.
> Most research questionaires that most people do not live in a state of near euphoria. A high proportion of people (in canada at least) have considered suicide (in the past year). I'd say that most people are closer to dysthemia than euphoria.
> It is just a foolish game we play to think that *normal* is some magical state of near euphoria. Life is often crappy for "normal" people too.
> We are no longer this select group of depressed people. Half the world is on antidepressants. What on earth is normal now anyway?