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  •  I was on prozac when first diagnosed (1+ / 0-)
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    and then effexor after that.  I'm at the point when I don't feel terribly good EVER, and have bouts of pretty dark moods.  I've been wondering if these meds are any good.  At first I was also getting cognitive therapy to change my thought process and I graduated.  I need  to give myself a kick in the pants to get some help.

    Can anyone tell me what's "centrist" about using the Constitution to wipe your ass? - ActivistGuy

    by billlaurelMD on Tue Feb 26, 2008 at 10:22:29 AM PST

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    •  Please don't wait... (2+ / 0-)
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      billlaurelMD, oscarsdad

      Effective help exists.  Once you find a good way to restore your brain's normal chemical balance/pathways, it might just change your life.

      "You can't teach an old dogma new tricks." Dorothy Parker

      by AnnCetera on Tue Feb 26, 2008 at 10:30:23 AM PST

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    •  I understand your frustration - (2+ / 0-)
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      billlaurelMD, oscarsdad

      My experience with Zoloft was almost miraculous at first, allowing me to feel like my self, not numb and not dark.  Now, after a few years I feel as if the efficacy is about nil.  Hang in there.

      "My relationship with America does not fit on a damn bumper sticker" -- Crashing Vor

      by balancedscales on Tue Feb 26, 2008 at 10:38:35 AM PST

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      •  Yes, your reaction to a drug can change over time (1+ / 0-)
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        which is very frustrating (to me, at least).  I was on one that stopped working for me, back in my 20's.

        Honesty is still the best policy.

        by oscarsdad on Tue Feb 26, 2008 at 10:43:03 AM PST

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