Posted by MChain on January 28, 2009, at 23:44:39
In reply to Re: Long Term SSRI Use Has Destabilzed Me, posted by Connor on January 28, 2009, at 23:10:40
Yeah after that long it just seems like things aren't going to improve on their own after what drugs have done to you and I, so maybe this whole "natural approach" thing isn't going to cut it.
The only other way I look at it without feeling extremely hopeless is that perhaps instead of some kind of damage our brains have just shut off the regions responsible for feeling pleasure and it won't be turned on without the aid of a different type of drug. I've been trying to avoid this kind of thinking but I really can't live like this and I know you can't either. I think there are people who never took SSRIs who feel like us, so it seems like our minds have been made to mimic theirs' and we need to follow a similar type of treatment etc.
I hate to be dependent on a drug and worry about poop out, long term brain damage but as I wait to get better on my own the meaningless days continue to pass by.
BTW have you trade any of the other racetams, hup-A, choline, Lecithin (sp?) or just Piracetam? Some of those supps seem promising but I'm pretty sure 5-htp is going to screw us up more though.