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Chrystal Ann Kaminski
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This journal consists of my daily functions, my musings and general thoughts. Read as you wish...

May 2007
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Chrystal Ann Kaminski [userpic]
So who's on Paxil?

I know TONS of people on Paxil...does it work well for ya?

No, I don't need it, I'm studying the effects because I am interested in why so many take it.

I love to read up on popular or "mainstream" drugs.

Where is a good drug site where I can just type in the name of a drug and get MAD info. on it?

Someone's gotta know.

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I was

but it's been a looooooong time. I was going through a divorce and was understandably profoundly depressed. People around me said it helped. looking "from the inside" I didn't notice anything. My impression of it would be difficult to explain. I'd say something like "the world was mute-d in every way". Colors, events, speeds, everything was ... umm ... like "one step farther away" or "viewed through a fog". It's not an easy thing to describe accurately. "tree bark was not so rough, velocity was not quite so fast, cold temps were not quite so biting" ... hard to explain. That was a very hard part of my life and I dont like to think about it

I actually DO understand what you mean. My roomate says the same thing, she is on it for panic attacks.

I hope it helps

I have a friend in California who suffers from those. Poor thing ... she can't travel

I WAS ON IT FOR A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME AFTER MY DAD DIED.. I RELIZED I WASNT DEPRESSED , I WAS STILL IN SHOCK.. SO I GOT OFF OF IT.. IT DOES HAVE THAT MUTED EFFECT AS HE SAID ABOVE.. AND I COULDNT CRY.. NO MATTER HOW HARD I TRIED.. I JUST COULDNT DO IT.. AND THAT CONTINUED FOR NEARLY A YEAR AFTER I WAS ON IT.

i FORGOT TO ADD... THAT I THINK IF PEOPLE ARE GOING THRU A HARD TIME, A DIVORCE A DEATH, ETC.. I THINK THEY SHOULD REALLY RECONSIDER "HAPPY PILLS". i WAS DIAGNOSED WITH A HANDFULL OF THINGS AND THE DR ONLY SAW ME FOR 5 MIN.. I WENT HOME WITH 5 OR 6 DIFFERENT PRESCRIPTIONS AND SLEEPING PILLS WHICH THEY GOT ME ADDICTED TO.. THAT WASNT WHAT I NEEDED.. I ONLY NEEDED TO TALK TO SOMEONE. NOT SLEEP THRU THE HEALING STAGES.. i THINK THATS WHY I AM STILL NOT COMPLETLY OVER MY LOSS..

...why are you yelling?...

BECAUSE I HAD CAPS ON FOR WORK !!!!! AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

...okay then...

Oh....everbody has such sad stories to tell...such a little pill prescribed to stop all that pain? That medicine has such a big responsibility.

im on paxil. for like 2ish years now. works well for me. im shaky in the morning tho. and only a little shakey the rest of the day. other than that. the rest of the side effects went away after 1 month. which included yawning constantly, weird vision, and low sex drive. yeah. im all good now tho!

As you know....

I have been reading about mental disorders lately... or maybe you didn't know... anyway, also looked at Paxil -among other psychoactive drugs- a bit just did some random Internet searches but we have some fairly comprehensive books at B&N on pharmies used for depression etc...

I've thought about purchasing one but the good ones are up there in $, eh maybe eventually.... this has been a very loose thing... not a legtimate look really. I read about for like 20min-30 a week. I really want to talk to a doctor about it actually... but yeah, If I find any good sources -or buy a book-(and I already have I just don't feel like digging) I'll let you know.

I think people take it cause... well society can really suck ass and bad things happen to people and then doctors blame it on a chemical imbalances when it's really just their reaction to crap. And instead of dealing with the issues in their lives and working through them, and finding outlets, the sad/bad/crappy things that are going on/had gone on in their lives they take drugs and don't get counseling and DON'T try to work on it, and NEVER try to get off the drugs. I'm not saying people really don't have chemical imbalances, I'm sure some people do... just not as many as take Paxil. I still think the use of these substances should be along with other forms of therapy, resigning yourself to a life on mind altering substances permanently? No thanks, I'd rather be depressed.

They tried to put me on Prozac, the bastards.

Please don't think I'm being insensitive to depression issues, hell I hang out at a GOTH club for gods sake... I've been damn close to people with them...and probably have some myself.

Re: As you know....

"I think people take it cause... well society can really suck ass and bad things happen to people and then doctors blame it on a chemical imbalances when it's really just their reaction to crap"

i agree....

even tho i take it for anxiety attacks....

i wish i could really talk to a therapist of some sort, but, hell im poor. but believe it or not, its doin me good. i tired getting off of it a while ago, but my doc said he didnt want me to cause according to him, (which was a year ago and i know you know why)i wasnt ready to get off of it.

in some ways i think my doc sees me as some fuckin depressed chick who cant live life. but i am living my life the best i can. im not really depressed, im just sad. and the reason i take it is cause i dont want to deal with the attacks. i dont know if you went through anything like this. but it feels like your dying. shaking, vomiting, heart palpations, pacing, hyperventilation. it really fuckin sucks.

anyway, i just wanted to let you know that i agree with your comment.

Cool, make sure you remember when you find a good book about drugs to tell me about it!!!

I totally agree with the statement that people take the drugs as a "cop out" so they won't have to deal with working through it, I wished more people thought like you and realized that with a little work, things can be done WITHOUT chemical help.

OHHHHHHH (not related to the post at all)

I like the look of your journal already... very nice, call me when you get home or something.... I should be back to the house around 3.