Posted by Hal (22.214.171.124) on September 10, 1999 at 23:20:59:
In Reply to: Clusters, Depression...Suicide posted by Carl D on September 09, 1999 at 15:57:29:
I donít know enough about bipolar disease, but I do know something about depresssion. Not long ago, I was fired, at the age of 62, after seventeen years on the job. That was a serious bringdown, to say the least. Except for the fact that the thought of someone else doing your former job carry the same emotional pain as the thought of someone else doing your former spouse, the feeling was very much like heartbreak. I couldnít sleep; hell, I didnít even feel sleepy. It was the same thing with my appetite: gone like it had never existed. My mind was so jumbled that I couldnít concentrate enough to watch TV. My heart was beating so hard that it actually shook my body. Well, my doctor put me on Librium and it was like being born again.
Librium doesnít mess with your mind. What it does is to suppress the excess production of adrenaline. Your heartbeat and your appetite return to normal. You can read a novel or you can watch TV, because your mind can straighten itself out, once your body gets rid of all that excess adrenaline.
Iím not a doctor, so I have no idea whether Librium would do you any good, but it sure as hell has worked for me!
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