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Drugs in this country are a multi billion dollar business. I (along with many, many, many others) believe that big pharmaceutical companies have convinced society in general to believe that just about anything can be fixed by one pill or another. Now there ads for pills to take if one of the pills you are taking gives you side effects. My uncle is under the care of 5 different specialists and had a list of meds a mile long. I finally got him to a Geritrician who promptly took him off more than half of them. The doc was appalled at what he had been given. We were told the combination may eventually have killed him.
I NEVER did the 'organic route' which you assumed until after I was diagnosed. You decided in your own mind that I've always done that. I did enormous amounts of research on chemo and what other problems it could cause to the heart and liver and even the possibility of leukemia and YES, I still took it. I've also researched on what processed foods and antibiotic laden meats/chicken/pork is doing to our bodies. The chemicals we put into our bodies from food alone are taking a huge toll on all of us. We, as a society, have our head stuck in the sand and won't, can't, refuse to see it.
My statements were opinions, NOT judgements. There is an huge, huge difference. If you were offended, I'm sorry for that, but I never judged you. You apparently read into it what you wanted to.
You have no idea what "episodes" I have been through in my life! I don't know what you went through, but I was extremely depressed for many years after my young son and husband died. I will gladly spare you the horrendous details. Yes, "Just Me", unfortunately I know about very serious depression all to well. My weight got down to 88 pounds. I could not eat or sleep, much less function. Yes, I took many prescribed drugs. None made me feel better, I just didn't feel anything at all. Nothing worked until I found an excellent support group where I could talk to people and they actually knew how I felt. I still see a counselor. She is wonderful and has helped me over the years to build up excellent coping skills.
A chemical imbalance is not fixable by support groups, yoga, et al. There are many conditions where people need meds. I NEVER said that they were not necessary.
I certainly hope you sought professional help if you were making an attempt to kill yourself. I never wanted to take my own life, I just wanted to be dead.
"However, you still bought into chemo......" comment isn't worth going into.