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Old 05-30-2018, 07:53 PM #41
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I keep reading on the web about people against meds and how it messed their life up. and it scares me a lot. I can't just stop my meds or a med on my own, wouldn't be best thing to do.
dear InfiniteSadness, it should scare you ! have you ever googled the drugs you take ? and see the class action lawsuits filed. those tell you that people have been hurt ? lives changed forever because those people like me trusted their doctors with their health and safety only to be scorned. when your brain gets messed up and injured how do you fix it then ?
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I agree with Laurie.
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I can't presume class action suits prove anything. I need to view what the outcome of the class action suits were. I know from my friends in the system many don't like taking eds because of side effects. Some are bothersome and some are quite serious. These included high blood sugar, akathesia , restlessness, severe anxiety and more. While some don't take medication because they don't realize they are mentally ill. Or with s omepeople with bipolar they don't want to lose their manic feeling. There are several reasons why people don't take their Rxes.
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I wanted to bump this thread
i still don't understand how meds work.
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Default Re: Why are so many people anti medication?

i dont think anyone knows how meds "work..."

there's a general, basic understanding of what a psych drug does to the brain and body, but how that translates into changes in mood, perception, behavior, etc. is still in the realm of mystery.

so...its not just you. and the same psych drugs ("meds") are used for people in different situations. I take Abilify, for "Bipolar I." In my community, I'm labeled "Schizophrenic" (long story...), but Abilify is also used for people with that label.

When I was in my late teens, I was labeled with a "personality disorder" and treated with bunches of drugs, including "atypical" tranquilizers...to make me more "managable." They told me it was for "mental illness," etc.

I ended up with tardive dyskinesia at a young age, plus stiff gait (the "mental patient walk," basically). By some miracle, I'm now free of tardive dyskinesia and the stiff gait, even though I seem to need some kind of tranquilizer.

that's just the basics of my story. drugs can be used to create long term customers (giving patients benzodiazepines to "build good rapport"), drugs can be used to punish people (pumping involuntary patients full of Haldol, for instance, especially in state hospitals), drugs can be used to make life easier for -other- people (like giving elderly people seroquel), on and on it goes. and yet...

-if- one accepts that "Schizophrenia" and "Bipolar I" represent problems that probably require treatment...something like .9% of the population deals with "Schizophrenia" and I Think a smaller % Bipolar I. but...

most psychiatrists aren't treating 'severe mental illnesses.' they're making $$$ pushing pills on very sad people, teenage misfits, affluent people willing to pay $$$ for guidance and drugs, etc. maybe we should just go to family doctors, if we really need psych drugs? I don't know, honestly.
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Default Re: Why are so many people anti medication?

Hey, I just wanted to respond to this since I've been having doubts about my meds lately, too. Honestly, I can say I wouldn't have been where I am now if it weren't for taking my meds consistently. There are some things that have changed over the years, but the one thing that changed my mental health for the better was meds. I can't zoom in on any other change I made. But taking the meds consistently, committing to the hard work that getting better is, and working with doctors and therapists--those are the ways I recovered.

I just need to remember that when I have moments of doubt.
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No don’t take meds, just take vitamins, krill oil supplements, and walk 30 minutes or more almost daily, which helps depression. Still often tired, irritable and cranky, but trying to hang in there!!
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Default Re: Why are so many people anti medication?

I guess I lean two ways with this conversation.

One is that you should determine whether you want to take meds or not based on your own experience.

And second, that meds are not either all good nor are they all bad. There's a balance between the two sides of the spectrum.

Certainly, there are potential harms that meds can cause. But it's not worth counting them out simply because of that fact. There are plenty of things that can harm you on a day-to-day basis.

I'd recommend doing some research.
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I wanted to bump this thread
i still don't understand how meds work.
why do you worry about how they work ? you wont understand unless you're a chemical biologist. are you that smart. you like me have to go by the way you feel. truly trust only yourself. ask yourself this ? is your life getting better or are you feeling better after taking your meds ? good luck to u. are u bf3 ?

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why do you worry about how they work ? you wont understand unless you're a chemical biologist. are you that smart. you like me have to go by the way you feel. truly trust only yourself. ask yourself this ? is your life getting better or are you feeling better after taking your meds ? good luck to u. are u bf3 ?
I worry about brain damage from them long term.
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