posted on Feb, 23 2010 @ 09:52 PM
I understand what you're saying Oz, and to some extent, I agree.
But, I won't recommend that pharmaceutical drugs be the 1st sign of relief. If it's an absolute must, then sure. But, many things can be treated
without the use of drugs and the doctors know this. They have a pill to pop for every single thing, and in a lot of cases, the side effects are a lot
worse than what you're taking the pill for.
You have overcome depression thanks to some drugs, and that's cool. That's your experience. Just like some folks will swear by chemo therapy, and
others won't. Everyone is different, and hold different experiences.
Depression itself is something that's most times, caused by external sources...and there are many ways of fighting it off, without the use of drugs.
Meditation, exercise, staying away from negativity and negative energy are also great ways of dealing with depression. Of course, it all depends on
how severe it is, and how much control the person has of being around outside forces that are causing, or adding to this depression.
But, simple facts remain facts. The pharmaceutical industry does not give a damn about curing your ailments. They only with to improve your health. If
everyone were cured...they'd make a lot less money!
I used to suffer from epilepsy and have tried 2 different types of medication. Both types had serious side effects, including flu-like symptoms. I
used to have a very painful sore throat for sometimes weeks, more severe than I'd have thought sore throats to be, as I've never experienced
anything like that from the flu or cold. Not to mention, almost all seizure medication come with severe liver problems, and docs have to do checkups
on your liver and other body parts to make sure the medication isn't effing you over. I also started exercising vigorously, as one of the side
effects was loss of bone density, and exercise(weight lifting) improves bone density.
After a fews years on the meds, I did some research and read that a few people with epilepsy did away with it, with sheer will-power and state of
mind. My epilepsy wasn't severe, and I only got seizures about twice per year, but I was certain that I could have taken this route. I started
meditating, eating healthier, getting more sleep building my mind and spirit. I was scheduled for an appointment with my doc, and he gave me a
prescription for another helping of Dilantin. Since I started dealing with my problem through other means, I'd never felt better...minus the stinking
side effects of the meds. I said f**k it, and didn't refill my prescription and haven't had a seizure since. And that was 4 years ago!
You have your experience, I have mine.
But, thanks for the discussion.