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Old 08-19-2007, 01:00 AM   #3
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Re: dealing without meds

I've suffered from depression since my early teens, possibly before that, over the course of years I'd take myself off of meds time and again, I didn't want to be on medication. Nor did I want to accept the fact that I had depression. For over a year I went without meds instead sticking to a very strict diet, vitamins, daily exercise, scheduled sleep of 8 hours. What happened was that at one point my depression worsened, I took meds again, stopped again, and eventually was hospitalized (my worst fear!). It turned out to be the best thing that ever happened to me b/c I got the help I needed and I am no longer in denial. I have depression and now it is being treated with meds & therapy, also made attempts to become more knowledgeable. While this is my experience the only advice I'd like to give is that if you become suicidal do go to the nearest emergency room. Good luck.

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