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Re: FISH TANKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by DoYouKnowHim? on August 29, 2005, at 17:10:22 [reposted on August 29, 2005, at 18:12:05 | original URL]

In reply to Re: I am PRO-meds, posted by Declan on August 29, 2005, at 16:01:05

Look, as this post goes along, my words are getting more and more twisted. I'm fine with that, though, because it has stimulated discussion on these issues.

If for some reason I have not made myself clear, let me say it again: I am all for meds. That's where the healing begins, no doubt about it. Meds are great, even though it takes trial and error to find the right one for you. Believe me, I know.

I know this is a med board, but it seems to me that sometimes people who post are relying 100-percent on a pill to change their lives immediately. And you know what? Maybe the pill does that for some people. However, to keep your live changed or to make it better, you have to make an effort in your thought process.

In seven years, and even when taking the great Seroquel, I have NEVER known any medicine to change my thought process. Now Seroquel calmed me down and made me relaxed, but it didn't change my thoughts. In fact, the first few weeks I took it, I was still having the same anxious and depressing thoughts WITHOUT the matching physical symptons. It took a concentrated effort on my part to convince my heart and soul that I was feeling better, which in turn made me think better.

I think of the analogy of a big fish tank. The gold fish were all fed on the left side of it. One day the scientists put a divider in the middle of the tank, yet still poured the food on the left side. Well, the fish kept bumping into the divider . Finally the divider was removed from the tank. The food was poured out on the left side. The kicker is that the fish starved. They never went over to the left side because they had been conditioned to think that the divider was still there even though it wasn't.

In my seven years of depression and anxiety, I conditioned myself to think that depression and anxiety was just around the corner for me every time I started to feel better for short periods. It was a great lie I believed in. Finally when I found Seroquel, I had longer periods of stability, which gave me longer time to change my thinking.

I apologize if I got too deep. And thanks again to everyone for voicing their opinion.




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