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    Old 03-08-2008, 08:22 PM   #1
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    chemical imbalance and meds

    why are doctors so quick to prescribe an anti depressant or anti anxiety medication? how exactly do they know if you have a chemical imbalance? are there ways of testing for it? what happens if you dont have a chemical imbalance and you take the meds?

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    Old 03-08-2008, 08:29 PM   #2
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    Re: chemical imbalance and meds

    that is a good question
    the only reason I take zoloft
    is because I mention my mother took it for anxiety
    and it worked for her...
    "Do you want to try it?"
    ah sure..
    no real scientific research or anything involved
    they just asked...I hope it doesn't do something bad..

    Old 03-09-2008, 11:14 PM   #3
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    Re: chemical imbalance and meds

    I did try paxil and i hated it. the side effects were worse than the anxiety. my blood pressure was higher than it should have been. my anxiety level sky rocketed. maybe its all mental as opposed to chemical hence asking the question bout meds.

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