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on April 23, 2000 at 00:32:29:
I'm coming down from Paxil and I have a new attitude about anti-depressants and other drugs that supposedly help with psychological disorders.
If you are giving your kid Ritalin or some other drug for ADD, I suggest you take the drug yourself and see what your kid has to go through. And be sure after 6 or so months (if you can make it that long) to see what it's like to stop taking the drug.
You might find that your poor kid is in a fog, feels numb, or suffers other nasty side effects.
In my opinion, this is abuse.
We get suckered into the "pop this pill and you'll be better" mentality. Guess what ? When you take the drugs, you might find out THEY DON'T WORK. They just mask the problem by turning you into a blob. Yah, Paxil "cured" my depression by making me an emotionless zombie. Was that living ???? When I decided being depressed and ME was better than being a zombie and I tapered my Paxil use, I started suffering really awful side effects. It's been nearly 3 weeks and I'm still not OK.
Do you really want to do this to your kids ??????