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Re: Going on/off/on/off meds no_rose_garden

Posted by SLS on August 29, 2008, at 19:10:40

In reply to Re: Going on/off/on/off meds, posted by no_rose_garden on August 29, 2008, at 17:52:33

When I was first diagnosed properly for bipolar disorder, I was extremely angered that I should have to rely on some external substance to feel and operate normally. I didn't want to feel tethered.

Now, I am more than happy to have these substances be inside me for the rest of my life if they keep working for me. Acceptance did not come overnight.

Whether to continue or not continue taking psychotropics is a decision that very much must take into consideration one's case history. A recurrent or chronic course often suggests taking medication indefinitely, or at least until more curative treatments become available.

Yes. Relying on anything external in order to functional normally is demoralizing. Of course, there are worse things that can occur. One might not respond to any treatment conceived. Thank God that anything works at all. It is a matter of perception and attitude. The only hell that I am familiar with is my own. I have made up my mind that non-treatment is not an option for me.

Your story is, of course, different from mine. We both hope that you would no longer need drug treatment at some future point.

Good luck.


- Scott

 

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