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

Posted by linkadge on June 27, 2008, at 11:49:36

In reply to Re: FDA SAYs Seizure Meds May Or Can Lead to Suicide linkadge, posted by Bob on June 26, 2008, at 0:14:23

>How do you think they inhibit recovery?

They only ever claim to treat the symtpoms of depresson. They kind of work as emotional anesthetics. Somtimes they take your mind off of the real issues. The brain also adjusts biochemically to their actions. Many people who quit go through long periods where their mood is worse than when they started the medications. Some of the AD's are diabetogenic, they can supress and disrupt normal sleeping patterns. Most of them are neuroendocrine disruptors. Some tend to elevate cortisol even after long term use.

Again, I can't speak for everbody, but I was on meds then when I came off of them I felt worse than normal for about 5 years (just about as long as I was on them). If you're on a drug for a month, it takes a month to get of it.

>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.

If they work for you then all the better. I have found some alternatives that keep me afloat for longer stretches. Again, I am not against meds cause I have, and may use them again. I just don't think they're all their cracked up to be. For me, they tend to work well for about the first month, then I just turn into a zombie. At that point I'd rather be depressed.

>There's always the possibility of having to >check myself into a hospital, but then they will >surely give me meds anyway.

Exactly. I've been hospitalized twice. They just give you meds there. I usually fake feeling better so that I can get out and get off meds.

Most of what people are getting now is really experimental. Most anticonvulsants are have not been systematically evaluated for mood disorders. Some of them have big risks. Kidney stones, liver dammage, kidney damamge, neurotoxicity, diabeties. Its not good. Half the stuff they push they wouldn't ingest themselves.

Anyhow, sometimes I'd rather be mentally ill then physically ill. Cause if the meds dammage your body then, you've still got depression and then collateral.





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