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Or people on meds thats making them terribly unhappy - if so whats the reason being on them .
I don't want sarcasm . If wont tell , don't answer.
IM ON MEDS and if you message me private ill tell you for what .
A friend of mine told me that being on meds is only a money business .
Thats the exact words she said to me
Wallflow3r · 26-30, F
Medications can help a lot of people but I do think their is better alternatives like therapy and groups to help you with whatever you are struggling with. Odd times it is just a chemical imbalance in the brain which is corrected by medications but usually it’s the persons life style that is causing the issue. That was the case with me never took any meds just changed my job and lifestyle and my chronic depression went away now I just deal with anxiety lol it’s better than both.
@Wallflow3r Yup. It’s often a complicated mix and the answer isn’t the same for everyone. Totally agree.
Heartlander · 80-89, M
@Wallflow3r Yes, in many cases it's impossible to accurately diagnose a disease without an autopsy :( So instead it's the symptoms that are treated. And pick practically any symptom and they likely relate to hundreds if not thousands of different diseases or conditions.
Jessmari · 41-45
I was on seizure control medication throughout childhood into my early 30's until I decided to drop them altogether. I debated doing it for years before doing it. It's been almost nine years now and it was a good decision.

The constant blood tests to make sure the medication wasn't damaging my liver was a concern and I couldn't justify taking the meds regularly just to stop the rare petite mal seizure.

It worked out for me, but I wouldn't ever recommend it to anyone. There are just too many things at play from one person to the next to ever do that.

I think this applies here still since seizure medications are often used to manage bipolar disorder.
Heartlander · 80-89, M
@Jessmari Very brave of you to make that decision. But for most, they are their own best health advocate.
Heartlander · 80-89, M
I have and have had family members with versions of Parkinson's. A progressive disease from which there's no retreat. But a number of drugs slow the progression and ease the symptoms. The drugs have to be carefully managed and prescribed.

There's a bit of uncertainty because of the variances in the disease itself (depending on what part of the brain), and the very real possibility that someone can have multiple diseases where the drugs of choice for one disease may exacerbate another disease.
GeniUs · 56-60, M
I'm on meds and aspects of them annoy me (cost, side effects) but the positives make it worthwhile. Like your friend I'm very sceptical about the value of medication but mine work, whether really or psychosomatically.
She’s clearly not a schizophrenic. I know that I need mine.

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