Hi Gramps, Everyone
This is my first post here. I've been reading here for a few days now and have marveled at the true concern the souls here seem to have for others who suffer as they do...so I keep coming back (Chutz, you really rock, you all do, you're all so brave and giving...while you suffer so...).
I haven't posted any intro of any kind but will. I just wanted to ask a couple of quick questions for now of Gramps...
I have the book called Feeling Good but it isn't written by Aaron Beck but by David Burns, M.D.
Is this the book you referenced that helped you so much? Is there another book called Feeling Good by Mr. Beck (didn't think two books could have the same name by different authors)?
I was wondering too, you mentioned that maybe pain was relying on anti-d's too much. Pain's post said she'd (ugh, not sure if pain is male or female, sorry pain) only been taking the anti-d for a few months.
Considering such a short period of time of a few months and that cymbalta is the first one she tried (not sure if this is the case, may have missed some of pains posts), do you still think that pain may be relying on them too much?
I've gone through quite a few anti-d's for years (currently on none 6+ months) before I really felt like I gave the anti-d's the chance to help me if they were going to.
If you just feel that any therapy other than drugs, providing its effective of course, is better than pills, than I understand where you're coming from. I felt like that too and did the therapy for years before trying the pills. Tried the pills and now I'm back where I started in thought...I'd rather get non-pill form help...
You've gotten me interested in Cognitive Therapy and I knew I had that book. Was excited until I saw it wasn't the author you mentioned.
Thanks in advance ((Gramps))