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Re: Effects of Paxil on social phobe

Posted by Clayton on November 5, 2003, at 22:23:46

In reply to Re: Effects of Paxil on social phobe, posted by solo_voyager on November 5, 2003, at 21:12:35


"if I want to get my life together, I'd better learn how to do it and not rely on anyone else to do it for me"
"If I want it, I'd better get it together myself."
"I have no interest in medications"

I sicerely admire your attitude re: sef-reliance and personal responsibiity. I would like to get there myself. (I do not admire the pathological independance, at least to the degree you profess to possess it).

I take meds so that I can get out of bed in the morning and make it to the shower and then work in order to subsist. My best thinking, all my will power and exercise of free choice can't seem to accomplish this. I take meds so that I don't have SAD attacks in front of my boss who doesn't understand that it is a phobia and not insanity. I have lost jobs because of this. If I'm going to take meds, it's my responsibility to find the most efficacious and least damaging. But I still like your attitude - independance and responsibility - best.

"I'm beginning to think that there's not much hope of finding an answer to my question here, maybe it's not available anywhere."

You may very well be dead right. And that frightens me. But I notice that people who learn to accept this accrue a certain measure of peace.

Despite stunning advances, psychiatry and understansing of the brain and nervous system are still literally in thr dark ages.

In the future, after we are gone, answers may be found. They might involve meds or gene therapy or, most likely, something we can't yet imagine.

We were born too soon. Tough luck. We must carry on and try to be kind and to do what very little we can to ameliorate the suffering of others. Maximize happiness and minimize pain as the opportunities present themselves. What else can life possibly be for? This is the only answer for now. Act otherwise and you reduce it all to a cruel joke.

Kindest Regards




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