Posted by Jay_Clockwork_Angels on November 25, 2010, at 14:43:27
In reply to Do you think psych drugs cause the very problems, posted by Laney on November 25, 2010, at 12:12:24
> they were intended to help? I went on paxil (first AD I ever took and on it for 13+ yrs), for what was probably an anxiety issue; head pressure, squeezing sensation in the head, so because I wasn't depressed until the paxil stopped working, I think it set me up for depression. Like it created an imbalance, etc. or like it used up that part of my brain where emotions lie?
> I hope this makes sense. Like it created the problem that it's supposed to be treating??
I am far from being an expert, but have been a *customer* (hah..) as well as a counselor for just over 20 years. IMHO, YMMV, etc...well, it's complicated! At times, meds seem to have helped so, so much, and other times, they disappoint me.
But, I kept many of my journals from before I went on meds, and life was just as difficult, in fact much moreso at many times, then. There is a bit of a trade-off on occassion, but I tend to view the bit of apathy I have gained, as patience.
Life, love, and all that comes with it, are by nature "flawed", so it is not surprising we have so many mental difficulties to overcome. I wish I could convince myself of this when I am feeling really *bad*..lol.
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Prozac 20mg x4 daily
Clonazepam 1mg 4x daily