Posted by willow on February 14, 2001, at 19:37:56
In reply to Re: Cost vs. Benefit » Noa, posted by Adam on February 14, 2001, at 17:57:05
"Do the drugs make you happier?"
No the only one that had any positive affect on my mood was nortriplyne (sp) but I also went into rages. Mostly they make me irritable and flat, impramine (sp) made me cry steady, but I do guess the effexor has had the most positive effect because I'm not irritable on it. Does it make me happy? No just a well-rounded who gives a "sh*t" attitude.
This may not be the wholely the drugs fault though. My sense of smell is less sensitive, sometimes I lose it and taste completely. I do think our sense of smell has something to do with emotion and memories.
"I guess one thing that would set off buzzers in my mind is if people who felt they were deriving no emotional benefit from an AD still had major complaints about a creative urge."
The effexor has lowered my anxiety level I guess, though I wouldn't have said I was anxious, (but then I have CFS which may be a somatisation order which means I don't feel my emotions which honestly isn't a description of me,) to the point were I have no real urges. I do crave coffee which I may be substituting for thirst? As for a creative urge gone nil.
"(I know, bad, bad pun)."
The only type of humour I understand are puns, I laughed out loud. Thanks!
"Before, I was certainly unhappy, but "yeah, whatever" was not my usual way of dealing with things."
I know what you mean. I was always thinking of things to do, etc. Now like you said, "yeah, whatever."
"Now there's a new drug."
What is it if you don't mind saying?
"But, I was planning an experiment yesterday. ... It seemed perfectly straightforward to me. I didn't even think it was much of a stretch, logistically or intellectually. But I asked three other people about it before I tried it, and none of them even thought it was worth bothering with. It just meant I was thinking outside of the box a little, I guess."
Okay, I didn't understand any of the technical stuff, but I don't feel so bad because your co-workers were sorta on the same line as myself. I'm been pretty scatterbrained since these problems started with me. Academically I had always done well, so these thinking problems cause a loss for me. (I'm starting to ramble.) Being able to think logically outside of the "norm" is what has advanced us as people! Alot of people we consider to be genius may have been classified as "crazy" also.
"So go figure."
It must of felt good!
PS I doubt I answered any of your questions?!