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Old 04-22-2018, 09:26 PM   #11
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Iím against meds that cause weight gain. But just for me and thatís just because of my own personal experiences.

The only one med I had an actual reaction to was Klonpin.
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Old 04-22-2018, 10:12 PM   #12
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Whilst fear & ignorance are probably behind some of the anti med thinking, the thing is that with a lot of ADs, the boffins still have only a rudimentary understanding of why the meds work for some & not others. Quite a few meds were originally designed to treat other things & their effacy for use with MI was a secondary, or accidental consideration.

It is also a little disconcerting when you think that you're taking something that essentially alters the way your mind works. However, in my case, the way it was working became untenable, so the meds were preferable.
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Old 04-24-2018, 06:10 PM   #13
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can you explain more?
how it was working before med.
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Old 04-24-2018, 07:19 PM   #14
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If you're asking me - a succession of events/stressors eventually overwhelmed a lifetime's worth of coping strategies & I simply broke. At that point my mind had become incapable of doing anything terrifically useful, beyond sort of existing. I credit the meds with creating a sufficiently calm space that I could begin to move forward.
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Years ago I was put on the psychotropic medication gauntlet, trying this one or that one to gauge whether they would be helpful.

After one of the medications turned me from mild-mannered to so violently psychotic that I had to be locked in a room away from others, I swore I wouldn't touch any of them again, and I haven't.

I never want to experience that kind of thing again.

I'm not anti-medication in that I say nobody should be on them, but I won't revisit them for myself.
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If it wasnít for big pharma Iíd be dead.
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If you're asking me - a succession of events/stressors eventually overwhelmed a lifetime's worth of coping strategies & I simply broke. At that point my mind had become incapable of doing anything terrifically useful, beyond sort of existing. I credit the meds with creating a sufficiently calm space that I could begin to move forward.



Iím not ďagainst medsĒ - my body simply wonít tolerate them. I wish I could find that calm space

(Sorry to the op, Iím not in a calm space today )
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Old 04-25-2018, 05:18 PM   #18
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I often hear this or similar.. is fuzzy bear actually alive? Sometimes I wonder if Iím a ghost,

So no, Iím not ďagainst medsĒ - I wish I had that option
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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.
I did actually stop my meds.. long story. When I tried to start meds again.. long story, I donít want to discourage you, they did actually help me for quite some time. And Iím ďatypicalĒ (aka ďweirdĒ)
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I often hear this or similar.. is fuzzy bear actually alive? Sometimes I wonder if Iím a ghost,

So no, Iím not ďagainst medsĒ - I wish I had that option
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