Posted by NikkiT2 on August 23, 2001, at 15:41:06
In reply to Re: Dr Bob - I'm concerned. » NikkiT2, posted by shelliR on August 21, 2001, at 19:04:09
I have posted on here during psychotic episodes, and I'm pretty certain I'm not the only one.
Excuse me for being "Un-pc", but a mental illness does suggest you are not 100% capable of making certain decisions while you are ill.
I have not seen many posts abnout ordering over seas, but I do see Sal posting regularly, encouraging people to order meds from over seas, and I guess the latest was just the final straw for me.
> > I'm really concerned that SalArmy4me is still posting messages on how to obtain non-prescription drugs from abroad.
> > As i staed in my post to him, this is a mental health board,a nd we are often not in a position to make sensible decisions > > > >regading our medication.
> Actually participating on this board often helps put us a position to make more sensible decisions regarding our medication.
> This is not a board of actively psychotic participants (you may have noticed that.) To state that those who participate in a mental health forum are less capable than others of making sensible decisions is highly prejudicial and insulting.
> < Also, self medication is dangerous alone, as you are not being monitered... What if I were to order lithium as my pdoc won't < prescribe, and was not monitored for any of the problems associated with it. >
> Self-medication is generally not the best way to go, I'll agree. Sometimes, however, there are extenuating circumstances. The fact that a drug is available in one country and not in another can in some cases be directly tied to profits expected by large drug companies. It costs a huge amount of money to go through getting FDA approval and many times companies just decide it's not worth it in terms of potential profits. In other cases, our drug approval system really does provide us with more safety. Often also, it is cheaper to buy drugs online than at a pharmacy if you don't have insurance coverage for medications.
> > I know this has been bought up before, but a) do you condone this, and b) if not, have you ever given Sal a warning?
> Nikki, ever since I've been participating on this board, people have been giving out information to others on how to get drugs that are not available in the country where they live, or not available from the doctors that they see. So I'm not quite sure why Sal is being singled out by you. For a while when I first came to the board, the "hot" item was adrafinil and that is not available in the states. There was often discussion on which sites were the most reliable to get that drug, and which sites were the most reasonable pricewise. Last week I gave out a url to someone to order buprenorphine, which he was already taking when he lived in France, but could not get in the states.
> So why Sal and why now?