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Re: Why does EVERYONE think a PILL solves all????? DoYouKnowHim?

Posted by Racer on August 29, 2005, at 18:05:03 [reposted on August 29, 2005, at 18:12:06 | original URL]

In reply to Why does EVERYONE think a PILL solves all?????????, posted by DoYouKnowHim? on August 29, 2005, at 4:56:06

> Scary, depressing, and panic thoughts go through my mind all the time, even now. But I have been trained to capture those thoughts and then intentionally think about something else.
> If I can do it, anyone can.

I'm glad that works for you -- and it doesn't work for me. I already know that, and I know that I get much worse when I try to use techniques of that sort -- they feed directly into my anorexia, and I start restricting again, etc.

That said, I'm pretty sure I'm not atypical here: I see a therapist weekly -- with extra appointments if I need them -- and I take medications. I don't expect the meds to "fix" anything, but the meds do make it possible for me to function. I don't mean that they make it possible for me to be happy, to be calm, to sleep normally -- I mean they make it possible for me to get out of bed in the morning, to put on clothing, to walk through the day without pulling a quilt over my head and shaking and crying on the sofa. They don't make me bright and sunny, they make it possible for me to see a reason to continue living another day, another week, another thirty years.

You've posted this sort of thing before -- and no doubt will post something similar again -- and I believe that this is a subject very close to your heart. I also believe that this sort of post could be very triggering for a lot of people in their most vulnerable state. Maybe it would be better to offer this sort of opinion in response to individual posts where people are asking for suggestions, rather than generalizing and painting us all with the same brush.

Especially since that brush you're using doesn't fit many of us.




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