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Re: nausea

Posted by Willful on February 5, 2011, at 14:33:05

In reply to Re: nausea, posted by annierose on February 5, 2011, at 8:20:35

I strongly agree with annierose.

You seem to be saying that you prefer to live with almost unbearable suffering on a daily basis-- and even to consider suicide-- rather than try medication.

I don't know what your fears of medication are, because you don't seem to feel comfortable sharing them here. But I do know from my own experience, that I was afraid of medication for many many years. But I have used medication now and I realize that those years were lost years that could have been so different-- so much better. I could have lived a much fuller life.

I feel a lot of gratitude that I have the time now-- whatever it is-- .

I'm sure you have reasons that you fear or feel that medication would threaten your autonomy or self-respect-- but many people believe myths about medication-- that you will not be yourself anymore, that they will make you dull and flat emotionally, etc. The right medication doesn't do that-- and from what you say, even being out of pain for a while would sound like a relief.

I personally have done DBT. Our therapist in the DBT group encouraged people to seek medication if it would help-- and I never heard anything whatever about DBT and medication not being compatible.

IMO, the right medication would allow you to feel more able to communicate, more yourself, and more hopeful about your future-- as well as more capable of functioning in your life in the present.

Of course, finding the right psychopharmacologist, and the right medication can take a while, although sometimes the first medication works well. I would strongly suggest you rethink your resistance to something that could help-- given that you have written so many posts over such a time about the degree of your pain and sense of falling apart.





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