1. They aren’t kidding. I spend a half hour on the bike or elliptical and I feel much better. If you know my story, you’ll know that I spent a decade on SSRI/benzo combinations and weaned myself off and been through all the misery you can imagine so when I tell you that exercise (even walking) helps, believe it. It’s a godsend. Eat as well as you can and get some kind of exercise in, when you are able. I understand that it can take a long time before you might feel well enough to do so.

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    • I agree, exercise is a lifesaver. I refused to stop exercising while being massively drugged – despite my psychiatrist claiming regular moderate “exercise is a sign of mania.”

      I have no doubt ignoring my doctor’s advise helped me avoid the massive weight gain so commonly associated with his “new wonder drugs,” today’s toxic torture “atypical antipsychotics.” My ignoring my doctor’s recommendation also likely helped me avoid the diabetes which is also now known to be a common adverse outcome associated with today’s atypicals.

      It’s rather amazing the doctors are just now comprehending exercise is beneficial to one’s health. I thought that was common sense.

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