Posted by huxley on September 23, 2010, at 19:28:30
In reply to Re: Have our brains been permanently damaged?, posted by olivia12 on September 23, 2010, at 19:21:27
> Scott, I was merely referring to the idea that many people hold re: anti-depressants and the like. They often times consider it a magic bullet--a utopia that only requires one to swallow a pill. From my own experiences, the meds only serve to take the edge off so that I am more able to help myself to feel better. A friend of mine described her experience when on Paxil as this "it helps me to have more good days than bad". For me, this is the best explanation of why I still bother with them. I try to find the one with the fewest side effects and just suck up the nasty withdrawal, as I know that this is only temporary payback. They allow me to be a bit less tempermental and negative and just kinda tweak my vantage point. Hope I answered your question and thanks for asking:)
Olivia I think the distinction needs to be made that some people get withdrawal that lasts for years and completly derails their lives where they end up physically and mentally debilitated. A little hard to just suck that up. Others like yourself can come and go off the meds with no problems.