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Re: Today's the day... ED**trig, maybe? » pegasus

Posted by Lindenblüte on October 25, 2006, at 10:37:11

In reply to Re: Today's the day..., posted by pegasus on October 25, 2006, at 9:17:56

Hi Racer,
Pegasus brings up a couple of very good points. A lot of times side effects are especially strong right at the beginning, and then disappear or even reverse as your body adapts to a consistent dose.

I'm guessing that your guy has told you MANY times how he likes your body at any size. You don't hear him, or won't hear him or it just plain doesn't matter what he thinks, or you forget after a little while -- which is absolutely fine.

Given your history, however, you shouldn't really listen to your own assessment of your body image either. If you are really concerned about weight gain as a side effect, you will need objective measures of this. Increased appetite and bloating don't count, because you may be constipated etc.(serotonin being the main neurotransmitter of the visceral nervous system - the "Gut").

You know the drill. You need a number, objectively assessed at the same time of day, once or twice a week (no more frequent) and you shouldn't even pay attention to this number until you've been on the drug for a few weeks.

One potential side effect of being less depressed is that you'll have more motivation to do things that will keep you active. Wouldn't it be nice to be able to do your favorite non-hip-y exercise and be able to anticipate it with a happy heart (or at least an un-miserable heart)? Fitness is a much more important thing than body image, however mixed up these two concepts may be in our minds. It would be great if you had the motivation and willpower to reclaim some of the activities you used to enjoy. With a couple of exceptions, any kind of sport or exercise can be enjoyed by any kind of body.

My body became unsuitable for competition gymnastics by the time I was in 5th grade (it was really sad) but I can still enjoy being flexible, having good balance and being able to do a cartwheel and a handstand. (I'm AWESOME on a trampoline!) When I'm well-conditioned my body is perfectly suited to skiing-- those women are tall and have mass! My mom gets in an awesome water aerobics workout 3 times a week, and can certainly outdo me in terms of endurance, even if her knees are really bad shoreside.

I really don't know what the h*ll I'm talking about. I'm probably saying all the wrong things. I don't know what helps, and what hurts. I guess what I'm trying to say is-- that the only way for people to understand you, and how your history affects your decisions (re. meds & side effects) is for you to talk about it and tell them. Maybe there are only a few people that know ENOUGH about you, but I hope that you are in touch with someone like that now, so that you can get a different perspective.

p.s. if I said the wrong things, I'm SO sorry. I don't want to hurt you or make you anxious or angry. I only want to help. I just don't know how.




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