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Re: you ever have people in your life that are..... obsidian

Posted by yxibow on December 11, 2008, at 3:21:44

In reply to you ever have people in your life that are....., posted by obsidian on December 10, 2008, at 23:23:17

> concerned about whether or not you're "still on your meds?"
> god, that's never a good question to hear is it?
> "are you still taking your meds?"
> I can't tell if people are over reacting or not.

I don't know, I have an individual who has known me for years and I don't see it as an insult, its just concern and I appreciate that someone thinks about me.

> Are you trying to tell me that it isn't reasonable to be angry at the whole entire world?

Anger at the world is a natural response to having a serious disorder and is one part of coming to terms with things. I suppose its sort of also related of the process of realizing that you can't control the world and coming to terms with what concerns you. Personally at least, I can identify that.

> I can't tell.
> I guess I'll go take my meds.

There's ways of looking at medication too, I mean, I have polypharmacy and I look at the bottles in front of me and I'm in a situation where I have to take certain medications I'd rather not have to and sometimes thoughts enter about this is the medication I don't want to take, etc. Other times I'm sort of just fatalistic about side effects and just take them as is.

There's semantics to it as well and when I discuss psychotropics (which can be legal or not legal). "Meds" sounds sort of pop-pyschiatry to me. A "drug" sounds more like a street drug. I guess "medication" is what I use, personally.

Speaking of which, I also have to take my medication.

-- tidings





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