Psycho-Babble Medication Thread 111527

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AD's are to a certain degree addictive.

Posted by linkadge on July 5, 2002, at 20:44:55

I think the best way to describe it
for me is the following:

When I first got glasses I definately
needed them. My mom told me to hold off
because once you start wearing them
your eyes will get naturally worse.

It is true, once you start wearing glasses
your eyes adapt to them, glasses aren't addictive
in the sence that you don't need to increase
the strenght to get better vision (unless
your eyes deteriorate) but they ajust, and you
don't need to work so hard to see clearly,
in the same way, I think depressed people adjust
to an AD.

Another example is the following:
After getting your first glases perscription
you will often find you need a stronger perscription shortly after. That is because
the exam was done while your eyes were straining
themselves, after they adjust to the new glasses,
that strenght is slightly less than whats needed,

In the same way, when you first try an AD, you
usually fully respond because the effect of the med is couppled with a mind that is desparatly trying to fix itself. You take the first dose and your mind has to try less hard, and so on untill you can feel satisfactory after without having to strain yourself.

Could I go back?
At this point I don't think I would settle for less than were I am now, If I was to stop taking the med, It might be difficult in that I have seen what normal is.

Sometimes I wonder whether there really are
people who see 20/20


 

Re: AD's are to a certain degree addictive.

Posted by rainbowlight on July 8, 2002, at 0:13:46

In reply to AD's are to a certain degree addictive. , posted by linkadge on July 5, 2002, at 20:44:55

I have to agree with you on this one. I feel so numbed from the real world and secure that I cannot seem to function emotionally without the small dose of Zoloft that I have added to my meds. It's hard to tell what "normal" is having never been there, but my hubby says it's not as great as I think it is! LOL!

 

Re: AD's are to a certain degree addictive.

Posted by oracle on July 10, 2002, at 23:28:41

In reply to AD's are to a certain degree addictive. , posted by linkadge on July 5, 2002, at 20:44:55

I would say neither is true.

 

Re: AD's are to a certain degree addictive. rainbowlight

Posted by jay on July 15, 2002, at 4:33:17

In reply to Re: AD's are to a certain degree addictive. , posted by rainbowlight on July 8, 2002, at 0:13:46

> I have to agree with you on this one. I feel so numbed from the real world and secure that I cannot seem to function emotionally without the small dose of Zoloft that I have added to my meds. It's hard to tell what "normal" is having never been there, but my hubby says it's not as great as I think it is! LOL!


As far as their being some kind of 'normal' life without meds that is *wonderful..euphoric*, I really don't think think that is true. Even if we use meds not because we are 'sick', but to make life and this world a bit better, is that really so bad? What I think has happened is we have created a world where 99.9 percent of us *do* need some medication to get by...to get joy out of life. Maybe that goes against the whole current medical thinking of mental health, but maybe it's a truth we just don't want to admit. I am not ashamed to take medications so I can *feel* more deeply..so I can sleep better..so I can love *better*.

Anyhow.....just some thoughts.

Peace,
Jay


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