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Response to sibelian (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 11:15 AM

41. I have felt that yin and yang all my life

My mother died when I was 3 which created a deep seeded insecurity in me that has never gone away. I enjoy the love of my family. I am very much in love and my children bring me happiness but there has always been a sadness and a debilitating fear of the world. I can't hold down a job. Anti-depressants have helped in the past but I am not good at taking medicine. I either forget to take them or I'm just not motivated enough to take them plus they give me headaches. I have seen anti-depressants work for other people. My mother-in-law takes them and it helps her with her depression. Mood stabilizers saved my husband's life. I am not one who thinks that all anti-depressants are bad. Obviously if a medicine doesn't work for an individual or if an individual has side affects or an allergic reaction they shouldn't take that medicine. If someone is experiencing side affects they should contact their doctor and if they are experiencing life threatening side affects they should go to the hospital. I had an allergic reaction to a medication my doctor had me on for my excessive daytime sleepiness so I stopped taking those immediately and have never taken that medication again. My husband became physically dependent on opiate pain killers, so he asks his doctors not to prescribe him those when possible but sometimes he has no choice. There is some pain that is so unbearable that pain killers are necessary. Not all medication is bad. Not all anti-depressants are bad. It's just that some people have negative reactions to them and those people shouldn't take them. But there are millions of people who are helped by them.

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