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Re: Guilt and Shame about taking Meds :(

Posted by bassman on April 23, 2006, at 10:56:50

In reply to Re: Guilt and Shame about taking Meds :(, posted by mgm on April 22, 2006, at 23:13:16

"By not taking your meds or not being at therapeutic dose you could be doing more harm to your body in the long run."

Exactly-also the common SSRI's and benzos are very, very non-toxic, you aren't hurting yourself longterm-besides, maybe in the future you won't need meds-many people's anxiety, for example, "burns out" as they age.

Yes, we all take medication because our lives are wonderful, but we don't appreciate it and we are all weenies. If we'd just "straighten up" and "put on a happy face", we wouldn't need any meds. I like to point out that it wasn't long ago that diabetics were put in asylums for life because of their odd behaviour (my apologies to readers that have seen this comment of mine about 3 times). I have a personal theory that the more we need meds, the more we resist them. The more balanced we are, the more we are willing to say, "heck, I'll try the meds and see if I feel better, if not...I'll can them". End of story. Society lays a huge trip on us when it comes to mental illness-as the Buddha said when asked what to do if offered a muddy (actually, it was feces, but...) stick, he said, "don't take it". Very hard to do-but we do know exactly what you mean. Maybe try and put off the recrimination for several months-say, "O.K., I'll take the meds and not question it for 6 months, then I'll evaluate". Best of luck!




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