"I Had Felt Pushed into the Medication"

Wed, 04/03/2013 - 16:08
Submitted by Betty Dodson

I got this email a few minutes ago...wow...Betty Dodson: 1 Big Pharma 0:

Dear Betty,

A few months ago, I finally decided to take care of my mental health and start seeing a psychologist.

I went to a free screening at my university, where one of the university's therapists screens you and recommends community professionals that specialize in your needs. My screening also ended with a push for psychiatric medication. I went to a doctor to discuss it, and she pushed Celexa, and kept pushing, claiming the sexual side effects would likely not occur in a twenty year old female.

I bought it, took it home, and after some internal debate, flushed the pills. I had recently entered into my first relationship, with a partner who cares about my sexual pleasure. I had felt pushed into the medication. They hadn't even waited for me to start seeing the psychologist they recommended (who I am seeing, by the way, and who was horrified by their not only hasty, but pushy manner regarding psychiatric medication).

Most importantly, though, I had been following your site for about a year. I had seen what that kind of medication had done to other people, and your advice to them. I don't see how taking medication that would be sexually frustrating could have aided my happiness. I am a hell of a lot happier than I was in January; people say to never take advice from the internet, but I'm glad I followed yours.

Liberating women one orgasm at a time

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Tue, 05/14/2013 - 19:35
Jeffrey65802 (not verified)

I too succumbed to family pressure to try an antidepressant and did. Only thing I noticed was my formerly intense sexual desire evaporated. Went from masturbating twice a day (upon rising, and before bed) to forcing myself to maybe once a week. So I've always found it odd the medical treatment for clinical depression includes eliminating the one joy they probably have, their libido and sexuality.
Messing around with brain chemistry should be reserved for only the life and death cases. Taken a few million years so far and while I don't think we're at human being v1.0 yet, but rather still in alpha testing (hehe, nerd joke) we'll get there eventually, but Ma Nature's a better troubleshooter than we ourselves are. We still wage war against our own species, our own enviroment, and over trivial things putting us on par with ants. Until we fix the big things, messing around with intangible things like thought is just stupid.
And as I like to say, if the happy, well-adjusted, and sane ones are in charge of everything, then viva la difference! :)