Posted by Paulbwell on May 18, 2005, at 13:01:47
In reply to Not that it matters...Just my opinion, posted by Mr.Scott on May 18, 2005, at 2:47:19
> Maybe 15% of the people posting here actually have a real psychiatric problem. Of that group maybe half will get relief. Everyone else is simply neurotic except that these days flatulence can be somehow interpreted as bipolar disorder or ADHD.
> The rest are either a) prescription drug addicts who posibly don't even recognize it, or b)simply bored, unhappy, or otherwise normally upset with their lives and overmedicated by pompous uncaring *sshole doctors in a pharmaceutically driven society. The end result of which is a worsening of their sense of helplessness.
> My advice (to myself especially)...find a hobby instead of obsessing about ineffectual drugs. You've tried it all! Stop wasting your time & money. Go rob a bank or something...at least you'll make the evening news...
You make some valid, common sence points. There are too many folks taking to many pills, often pushed on them by Docs with vested interests, whether or not 'the patient' is the top priority.
Folks here often seem to be too eager to try anything new--look at all the lunestra posts, with often little reguard for unforseen concequences.
People would do well to resist being the early guinea pigs, and remember the fact that most meds are poisons in quantitative doses.