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Re: Medicines For Life

Posted by S. Howard on November 1, 2000, at 19:30:12

In reply to Re: Medicines For Life, posted by Cindy W on October 29, 2000, at 21:59:07

> > I was told I would probably have to take medicines for the rest of my life for depression for one thing. I also have OCD and PTSD that I take medicines for, too. I can look at it and accept it as necessary for a better quality of life or a life at all. I accept that my brain chemistry went awry and the medicines help bring it closer to "normal." I think of myself as a person who needs medicine just like someone with a heart condition needs medicine. There are people out there, though, who don't understand it though, unfortunately. A lot of people need more education on mental illness to help them understand better. Sometimes I feel very alone and find this board helpful. I have had long term problems and have had therapies and use what I've learned, continue to learn more and feel I really need the medicines and maybe forever. Can anyone relate?
> R.Anne, I can relate to what you wrote. I'd rather take meds and have a "normal" (sort of) life than stop them and be at the mercy of depression and OCD again. Since I came "out of the closet" about my OCD and depression, I've been trying to educate people I know about the need for the meds and how it is just like having some physical problem, for which meds are needed. People aren't treating me as weirdly as they used to, despite my cluttered car, office, and home. This board has really helped me; so have sessions with my pdoc.--Cindy W

"No one can make you feel inferior without your permission" - Eleanor Roosevelt (who was, incidentally, in love with another woman)




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