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Re: SSRI bashing

Posted by Jay_Bravest_Face on December 28, 2008, at 16:01:34

In reply to Re: Use of SSRI leads to white matter losses, posted by iforgotmypassword on December 27, 2008, at 22:48:31

Well, I will testify to the wonderful endurance of fluoxetine. It completely made my life so much easier, more enjoyable, and livelier. Now, I have Bipolar 2, so I had to add some mood stabilizers, but I've been on between 80-100mg for almost 8 years, and like most have had to do some switching, and yes I still have bad days, but fluoxetine has always been my 'anchor'. I am completing another University degree while on fluoxetine, and hold an honour's average mark in my 4th year.

I also know I am not the 'exception', because many people I attend university with, including professors, are on SSRI's or SNRI's. These people contribute extremely positively to their academic community. Again, yes some do still have their 'downtime', but the endurance and quality they bring to the table are of no quality less then any non-psychiatric treated student or faculty.

Personally, I accept the fact that I have an illness, and will always (for the rest of my life) need medication for it. Nobody has the right to deny me (or anyone else) that. If there is *better* medication in the future, I will certainly not hesitate to investigate. For now, I am doing a great job at living, and don't wish to waste any more of my breath.





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