Mudcat Café message #1446213 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #79711   Message #1446213
Posted By: robomatic
29-Mar-05 - 04:57 PM
Thread Name: BS: Anti-Depressants / Getting off of
Subject: RE: BS: Anti-Depressants / Getting off of
This is one time I am totally in favor of someone coming on as a GUEST, and of course you gave yourself a moniker to boot. I admire your courage and not being much of an expert on matters I will keep it short, but I wonder if the KNOWLEDGE you've gained both from the effects of the drugs and from the exercise and your gift for being able to tell what these treatments have done for you should allow you to be your own guide, together with a professional who is aware of the potential side effects both from going on and from coming off the drugs. I've run into a lot of folks of all ages who for one reason or another have been prescribed anti-depressants.

What I can do is relate your discovery of your own emotions to what happens with me when I'm dealing with a person who 'punches my buttons.' I prepare myelf for the encounter and decide in advance whether I'm capable of ignoring their effect on me, or should allow myself some retaliatory leeway.

I've also noticed that I use coffee to increase my tolerance level of humanity. There are people who won't talk to me until I've had mine. So to an extent I'm a drug user on a daily basis.

So I think your ability to evaluate yourself bodes real well for your future and I wish you good fortune.