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Re: Lou's request to members-duyunoe?

Posted by Laney on April 8, 2010, at 10:15:30

In reply to Lou's request to members-duyunoe?, posted by Lou Pilder on April 7, 2010, at 20:57:29

Hi Lou,

I'm on medication - yes mind altering I would somewhat agree. My story is that I was put on paxil for what was probably anxiety. I had head pressure. Pure and simple. I wasn't anxious or depressed at the time but the doctor said that it helps with a wide range of symptoms and because I trusted him (he was a christian by the way) I took it and yes, the head pressure went away. I never felt that it altered my mind while on it. I felt exactly the same as I always felt. At points along the way I wanted to get off of it because I didn't want to have to take a pill forever. It was only when I tried to go off of it that it showed me how attached it was to me. That made me all the more want to get off of it. So all of the attempts that I've made have screwed up things in my brain (in my opinion) if anything. But again, I didn't feel any different on it at all. I can't say it made me feel normal because I felt exactly like myself. Do I reget going on it. You bet. Why? Because trying to get off of it has been hellish to say the least. Again, I think my brain got screwed up with the stress of the tapers maybe. Who knows?

Anyway, here I am. I'm a christian and yes I Love Jesus and right now because I'm messed up from these drugs and haven't gotten back on track yet, my "relationship" to God has suffered immensely. I feel like I have a disconnect. Is it my fault? Partly but definitely not all of it. But there are us spiritual folks out there that have taken these kinds of meds for all kinds of reasons and this is just my little story. Would I take meds for situational depression? Probably not. I have been there and have gotten through that type of depression prior to meds. Yes and relationship with God helped immensely. It was and still is all the difference in the world to me. But once the brain is altered or affected or whatever what are we to do? I have prayed hundreds of times over this and I am where I am. It's not God's fault that I'm experiencing this but yes, He could make me well but has chosen not to for His good reasons at this time. I'm doing the best I can and He knows it. But if Psych drugs can save lives from suicide and the like, they should be used. They are used too much for sure. The mass or the people should be reached prior to going on drugs. Maybe they'd think twice and try a different route. But think about it. We're being innundated with commercials for these drugs that make it seem like if you feel bad at all, take this or that. I mean these are on all the time. It can get to anyone, even spiritual people. We're just human.

Anyway, enough of my ranting for now. I've got to go get ready for work.

God bless you all.





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