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Am i being negative by using this as an analogy


if someone has a piece of their brain taken out, i would argue its similar to having a limb amputated or part of your body amputated, in that situation those things never grow back, ever, they are gone forever until you replace it with a prosthetic or get surgery etc....what makes withdrawal different? Why do we suspect everyone will recover? Whats the logic behind this reasoning? 

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The brain is not a limb like an arm or leg.  I have not had a piece of my brain taken out.  My brain adapted to the chemicals that are in Pristiq.  After taking the drug away, either by tapering or cold turkey, the brain has to adjust to not getting the drug or as much of the drug.


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Yes, you're being negative. This is another one of your groundless theories about why you're doomed. The brain has the capacity to rewire.

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