flu can't replace a stable personal life

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started taking this poor excuse for adrug in late 2006 and have watched my personal life gradually disintegrate as a result.

don't know was it my overly high expectations about the (so called) \"wonder drug\" or flu's not to clever way of bringing on unexpected and unnecessary bouts of tiredness, (not to mentions it's supression of emotions)

i was with a woman i loved when i started taking flu, and had a happy future with her ahead of me, but by the time me and my (rather unenlightned gp) agreed that flu was no use for me (2 and a half years too late(r) the reverse has happened and only my mum has the time of day for me now

flu is a con, created by unethical, money grabbing pharmaceuticals foisted on a wishy washy state/ medical practice as an excuse to avoid treating patients like human beings. sad

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    hiya tiro :cheerup:

    ermmmmmmm why did you start on this \"poor excuse for a drug\" tiro :huh: and why has it taken since 2006 to find out it has ruined your life :roll:

    i'm sorry about your relationship break down :? but why are you justifying your depression as if it's nothing to do with you, but everybody elses fault, waaaaaw, boohoo :shock: you need to recognise that you are ill :cry: stop meding yourself with booze etc and deal with it :ok: that way you can move forward and get well again :mrgreen:

    sorry to be brutal tiro :?

    cheers,

    Ken~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ :run: :sorry: :rainbow:

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    Ken,

    as usual, you are right on!

    I was on Flu for around 6 months but now I am coming off it. It is true that if you don't do somethign to address the underlying cause the drugs won't help long term but they seem to give you the chance and strength to face your problems. I was finally stable enough to address what caused the prob in the 1st place. Now i am out the other side and slowly becoming a real person again. Most of the time I don't feel as though i need the flu but I am still taking 20mg a day for a while til I cut it down further.

    So, for anyone looking for a miracle, not this will not work. You will feel better but the underlying probs will still be there when you leave off the pills but for anyone willing to take responsibility for their life, they give you the emotional support to do just that and allow you to rationally look at your life.

    Lesley.

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    I don't agree with this post. I have been on flu for almost 9 months, and it has worked absolute wonders for me. It has helped me get my life back on track.

    Don't blame your relationship break-down on flu, I'm sure it wasn't your fault.. It's just one of those things.

    I hope you feel better and find happiness

    xxxxxxxxxx

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    Hi Tiro,

    I don't always agree with a tough love approach but Ken is absolutely right. I too felt this way until I accepted that there is something wrong and do you know what I have mental health issues! Once I accepted that and admitted it to myself I have started to move forward. My life crashed out when I first started out on this rollercoaster and for a while I think we all firstly blame ourselves and then go on to blaming whatever else we can find as this is so much easier than admitting we are ill. Thats probably something to do we our own perceptions of what people with mental health issues should be and how they should act or feel. I have found to my cost that alcohol and flu don't mix for everyone and I know its only too easy to ignor this (after all this isn't 'normal') that really shouldn't come as a shock though ones a antidepressant and the other a depressant.

    I of all people should not have these prejudices as I have worked with people with learning disabilities and mental health problems for most of my adult life but I think none of us ever expect that we could be one of 'them'. But its through noticing there is no 'them and us' I have acepted that this is all 'normal' whatever the hell that might be!

    Maybe this isn't the drug for you there are many others, you don't have to take what your GP says as gospel either you are entitled to your own opinion, if it doesn't work tell them. If they don't listen you are entitled to another opinion. I don't think I have ever heard anyone hail this as a wonder drug (anyone thats taking it anyway and would know) and can tell you in my case any improvement in the way I am now to the way I was in April is not just down to the drug but many other things as well and I'm sorry its not always easy.

    I am sorry to hear about your personal life and yes I do appreciate that it must be hellish I too went through a divorce before I admitted I had a problem. Things do pass though as long as you are prepared to let them go.

    Take care, let us know how you are getting on,

    Paul.

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