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Re: Life, live it

Posted by Janet on July 20, 1999, at 11:05:28

In reply to Re: Life, live it, posted by anna on July 19, 1999, at 20:50:52

> > Here is a quote from Marilyn Monroe: " I want to grow old without face-lifts...I want to have the courage to be loyal to the face I have made. Sometimes I think it would be easier to avoid old age, to die young, but then you'd never complete your life, would you? You'd never wholly know yourself."
> > When I read that, it reminded me of how precious my life is and what was I thinking of those times I was suicidal? I don't want to die.
> > I take a combination of pills to enable me to feel like I'm not on any medication. If I mess with that, I feel all messed up, whether it be psychotic, manic, or depressed. So what is wrong with taking the medicines that help me live a full, active life? You don't have to be med. free to be in recovery and feeling fine.
> > Sometimes, as my psychiatrist put it, a hurricane goes off in my brain and the meds. have to be altered. OK by me, whatever works. I've been hospitalized 3 times in the last 2 years, and right now I cannot imagine myself there or needing that. I feel normal except for the side effects that I put up with and would forget that I have a serious mental illness. It is not a cop-out to take meds. the right combination can save your sanity.
> dear janet
> that is totally true. Mental illnesses are exactly like physical illnesses and we would never question not taking a medication to help a physical illness. Mental illnesses are physical illnesses caused by problems in the brain or nervous system just as much a disease like say arthritis is caused by a breakdown in connective tissue. So I say hooray for any medication which can help us have a normal life- after all we've only got one chance so we might as well enjoy it as much as possible.
> Anna




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