posted on Nov, 23 2005 @ 04:31 AM
I think the other problem is that the drugs are often prescribed by the primary care physician, who just don't have the expertise to be giving them
out. They should be prescribed by by a specialist after an evaluation and then monitored.
I know quite a few cases of bi-polar disorder where Prozac was handed out like candy for "depression". Guess what Prozac does if you are bi-polar?
It makes you cycle more frequently and more intensely, often leading to suicide. In the case of bi-polar you almost have to be medicated, but there is
no magic combination of pills, and without a proper diagnosis and close scrutiny of how the scripts are affecting you, it's very difficult to keep it
under control and/or not make it worse instead of better.
I was also a vicitm of the idea that depression medications help with pain years back, originally diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. I remember getting to
the point where one night I told DH, somethings wrong, please watch me like a hawk, I don't want to kill myself, but I think I'm going to (hard to
explain the feeling). I really was in fear for my life, and had been for over a week. I was going to bed afraid I would just get up in the middle of
the night and do "something". I stopped the meds, but do you have any idea that this diagnosis is running rampant in the US and anti-depressants are
considered one of the basic staples for a physical condition? It is frightening.
I also noticed Zoloft is becoming one of the common pieces of menopause treatment - but again - for the physical symptoms (suppossedly helps relieve
So, these mind altering drugs are now commonly handed out for pyhsical complaints in a lot of cases. It's really frightening.