Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Let's hope they are right.

Well, today, another day, another meeting.

Yesterday I met with my friend, the one who is in trouble with the powers investigated when it comes to decide whether you are sick or not.

Right now, she's on medication, antidepressives, it also means she suffers from a not so few side-effects....

Shaking like a leaf in storm for example. Dry mouth. More anxiety.
Of course, these are just a few things of the side-effects . And yes, I know not all suffers from things like this...

It has to get worse, before you can get better, they say.

Let's hope they are right.

4 comments:

flibbernitch gorvash said...

I love how anti-depressants give people anxiety... what a load of crap...

of course, it's been shown over and over that anti-depressant drugs are only effective in about 5% of people who take them (the 5% with actual severe problems)... in the other 95% of people who take them, they are no more effective than a placebo and/or daily excersize

what a scam - taking your money and your mind at the same time

Shirouz said...

Yes, that is how I feel too, I mean, I know they help some people, but watching the side-effects on my friend, and it ain't getting better either, really scares the crap out of me, and her too.
I can't help thinking, that talking to someone professional would do her so much better, than to leave her like this, trying to just numb the pain without trying to find out the reasons for why she is feeling like she is in the first place...

jumbowski harglozzit said...

that's right - covering up the symptoms with drugs is the worst thing to do, like someone who has a cut on their arm and just covering it over without cleaning it or anything - eventually the cut will rot and fester and eventually you either have to cut the arm off completely of the person will die... that's not medicine or psychiatry - it's a load of careless shortsighted crap

and the idea that things have to get worse before they get better - that may, in a narrow sense, be true, but that doesn't mean that the way to get someone better is automatically to make them worse!!

Shirouz said...

Exactly. I think what many people need is to get some compassion, and the luxury of someone actually listening to them, without judging them, you know.. And that, nowadays, is a very rare thing.