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Posted by delna on October 25, 2009, at 4:17:38

In reply to Re: Is Becoming Med Free a Reality? 49er bulldog2, posted by Phillipa on October 24, 2009, at 21:36:01

I am actually quite saddened to find this conventional vs alternative (heated) debate happening here. This is a medication board, after all.

People on this board (including myself) are here to discuss psych drug treatments because we have 'chosen' that route. We have all been through our personal battles and may/may-not have tried other things. I, for one am here for support with my drugs and to support others who are also trying new regimes or suffering side effects or simply need some input on what they might expect from a certain drug.
(BTW, although I appear to be new here, I have been here, silently, for many years and have been greatly helped by peoples inputs to my one-off questions or by simply reading existing med threads.)

What started as a simple tread about the possibility of being med free sadly turned into a alt vs psych treatment battle. Only few posts made any real comment on the original question.

Its frustrating to argue with people who are anti-psychiatry and considering this is a psychiatry board we shouldn't have to justify why we are taking drugs. I find it depressing to 'stumble' upon such a thread because this is something many of us have had to hear our whole lives- that making simple changes to our lifestyles will cure us and taking the drug route is........well, I don't know what.

If you have had positive effects with alt therapies it would be more considerate to post those on the other board...I am not a touchy person but I felt a bit offended by some of the posts that made me feel like I was somehow taking the easy (or even stupid) way out of my problem.

Dr Bob has kindly created a board especially for people who believe in or practice alternative therapies.I'm sure anyone who is inclined towards alt treatments will be drawn there and discover possible things that may benefit them.
This is the board:

Thanks for your understanding...
Take care

PS: No offense meant to anyone at all. I just had to share how this thread made me feel.




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