I can't decide whether to take medication or not. Please help

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Grizzly pooh
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   Posted 5/15/2009 5:05 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm new to here so hi everyone.
It's 8am and I'm feeling hot and very bothered and generally blah. I've been like this and worse for the past 3 weeks, before that ok since January. My gp wants me to take Cymbalta but I'm not keen due to the side effects, the worry about getting off it in the future, and the fact it means that I'm depressed and anxious. Yet I don't want to keep feeling like this. I have daughters to look after and a husband who wants 'me' back. So do I take the quick fix and worry about what happens in the future, in a year or 2? Or do I perservere now with my symptoms and get counselling and hope it helps? Please help if you've been in this predicament because I'm feeling really stuck and can't decide. My decision changes every 5 minutes. Thanks

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   Posted 5/15/2009 5:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Grizzly Pooh,

Everyone reacts to meds so differently, I'd hate to tell you to choose one or the other. And what works for one person without side effects may cause side effects in another. I vote for counseling whether you take meds or not. I think everyone can benefit from counseling at some point in their lives, especially when they have depression. It's been far more effective for me than anything else. I wish you the very best, and I hope you are feeling better soon, whichever way you decide to go.



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   Posted 5/15/2009 6:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello Grizzly Pooh,
I answered this same post in A & P so you may want to check it out in that forum.
Again a warm welcome.


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   Posted 5/16/2009 7:04 AM (GMT -6)   
hi grizzly pooh,
i think the theraputic approach will work best. by this a combination of medical assistance, meds, and theraputic, counselling/therapy. by this approach u are doing the best 4 mind and body, thus aleiviating the symptoms, and in time a reduction, and or cessation of medication. all the best, jamie, 37, male.
mdd, iddm, severe borderline personality disorder, hormone deficency, diabetic nuropathy, lombroscal spine, water work issues, etc.
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