Puffy2, I have edited your post due to forum rule
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Had you come on this forum and asked your questions below I dont believe that anyone would of had any problems here. I am sorry that you feel "the victim" here and are being "attacked"...I feel that it is truly sad that you just dont "get it". If you are uneducated regarding these matters than look them up or google them, dont state your personal opinions in a public forum that is intended toward healing. Also, I think before you post again you need to review the forum rules which is something you should of done before you started. Yes, this is America BUT this forum is privately owned so you cant just say anything and everything you want here....atleast not without the risk of being edited by the mods or more from the Admin.
Thank you ~ Elisha
BUt anyways, I seriously DO want to talk about the conditions themselves, which you are all focused on, and like the posts above me said, that's what you're all here for, not to hear some random guy talk about his views. God, I'm almost like Rosie O'Donnell. :-/
As far as I'm concerned, I was diagnosed with depression back in 1998 ish, I've seen countless of therapists, but they all came to their own different conclusions, and I never really reached the bottom of what was wrong. I've been on Paxil, Lexapro, Effexor, Xanax/Ativan (for anxiety mostly) and various herbals like 5 htp.
I've since then stopped all treatment except for the 5 htp. Does this really DO anything?
I DO agree that part of this is definitely neurology based, but I guess I'm also just so skeptical about doctors because I've had SO many that came to so many different conclusions. One thought it was teen angst, back in the day, another thought it was bi-polar disorder, then depression, then anxiety disorder, then food allergy. lol.
It was just insane, so I guess I kind of gave up on it.
To me, depression is hard to diagnose, and I'm sure I suffer from it to a degree, and I don't know.
You guys are obviously more educated on it and the treatments available, so
why don't you guys enlighten me, and try to offer help, which is what you guys say you're here to do. Hopefully we're done with the taking insults and personal offenses.
Again, I'm kinda bummed that this turned out this way, but I guess I only have myself to blame in a sense. But still guys, plz lighten up.
Post Edited By Moderator (els) : 7/15/2007 6:45:13 PM (GMT-6)