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  •  bipolar, refused the meds, I read. (3+ / 0-)

    Sorry to hear; not surprised, but sorry, as others have said.

    grieving citizen of the murdered Republic, unrepentant rebel against the Empire.

    by khereva on Sat Jul 23, 2011 at 12:44:59 PM PDT

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    •  I dated an artist for about 6 months (1+ / 0-)
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      until she just changed completely. Crying all the time, constant talk of self loathing, constant guilt over the slightest transgressions, vomiting induced by depression -- with occasional days of boundless joy and laughter that made me think everything would be ok. But eventually we split, and it wasn't until months later that she told me that while we were together she had tried to quit the Prozac that she had been on since age 12. She decided to go back to Prozac and it probably saved her life. I'm not sure why she quit except for her admission that "I didn't feel like it was letting me be me." I dunno, maybe Amy felt that her bipolar drugs were affecting her art...

      Obama is not a brown-skinned anti-war socialist who gives away free health care. You're thinking of Jesus.

      by frankzappatista on Sat Jul 23, 2011 at 02:15:49 PM PDT

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      •  There are all sorts of side effects to those. (2+ / 0-)

        Prozac especially, and that family of drugs in general, have some unpleasant ones.

        The emotional "flattening" can be frightening, and the weight gain and loss of sex drive aren't much better.

        And for some folks they don't work, because it's norepinephrine that's their problem and not serotinin.

        The drugs likely did flatten out some of the "intensity" of the experience. It's also true that one of the infamous problems of meds is that the patient, having achieved some clarity, may decide that this means he, or she, doesn't need them any more.

        But it's yes, more dangerous when the patient decides that the emotional rollercoaster is more valuable, and is worth losing the clarity for.

        grieving citizen of the murdered Republic, unrepentant rebel against the Empire.

        by khereva on Sat Jul 23, 2011 at 03:01:04 PM PDT

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