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Thread #87437 Message #2521593
Posted By: SINSULL
21-Dec-08 - 02:53 PM
Thread Name: BS: sinking feeling.. natural remedies ?
Subject: RE: BS: sinking feeling.. natural remedies ?
Re: addiction. Jeri's right. If you are suffering from clinical depression, seratonin boosters will help. Stop taking them and you will become depressed again sometimes even more severely depressed than before starting the medications.
I thought after completing years of therapy that I could cope with my depression without Prozac. Under a doctor's guidance, I came off it slowly and was fine for about a month. Then panic attacks kicked in. Seems I was so severely depressed when I started therapy and drugs that I never "felt" the panic attacks before. Actually I didn't feel much of anything.
Without Prozac I eventually spiralled down into serious depression but at least knew what had to be done to get back to normal. I don't consider this addiction anymore than I would consider my high blood pressure medications addictive because they control not cure the problem.
Many new and improved drugs have been introduced over the past 15 years but I would have to stop Prozac for at least a month beofre I could start something new. Thank you, no.
Happy Pills? Not in my case. I am as cranky as ever. But I can see the forest for the trees. And I live a happy life.