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Re: FDA SAYs Seizure Meds May Or Can Lead to Suicide linkadge

Posted by Bob on June 26, 2008, at 0:14:23

In reply to Re: FDA SAYs Seizure Meds May Or Can Lead to Suicide Bob, posted by linkadge on June 25, 2008, at 20:50:55

> Ok, I see what you are coming from.
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> No, I do take some medications periodcally. For me, I personally think that an individual is better of getting through epsiodes without medications if at all possable.


Amen to that! There is nothing I wish more than to be able to give up meds.


>
> I think antidepressnts tend to make the disease more chronic, and that they inhibit recovery to a certain extent. Most depression resolves itself in less than a year, but if you notice most people are taking these meds for a lot longer than that.

How do you think they inhibit recovery?


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> Sometimes I think they *kind* of work like illegal drugs. No they don't give you an instant high, but people do tend to rely on them and grow ever-towards the use of medications to solve problems. Meds tend to help symptoms enough that people get turned on to them. They spend a lot of time thinking about the meds they're on and how they need to change this or that med, or how they can eliminate this or that symptom with a med.
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> I hear many stories of individuals who are dealing with mild/moderate depression and who are generally against using drugs to feel better. On the recomendations of a physician they start an med, and before they know it, they're into boards like this and 10 drug coctails.
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> Anyhow, I am exaggerating a little, but their effects are seductive and complex.
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> The idea of changing ones own outlook on life with a molecule is incredably empowering, a fantastical paradigm with unlimited possabilities. Nobody quits their job anymore they double the prozac and deal with it.
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> Anyhow, I don't know where I am going with that. There are two sides. Meds can somtimes help, but I think the best attitude is one that is constantly reevaluating their usefulness.
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>
> Linkadge
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For me it comes down to a life or death gamble with not taking meds. There have been only a few times without meds in the past 15 years, believe it or not, and I always start to develop some pretty serious and nasty symptoms. I am faced with a decision, do I just curl up in my bed and hope that one day in the next months or year it might resolve itself with the always very real possibility that I could commit suicide... or do I go back on meds. It has invariably always become such a crisis that I go back on meds. There's always the possibility of having to check myself into a hospital, but then they will surely give me meds anyway.

 

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