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TOPIC TITLE: Feeling like a "druggy"
Created On 8/20/13 6:25 PM
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mouse
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I'm not sure how to express this well....I'm getting down in the dumps since I've been reliant on medication for so long. I'm at a high dose that seems difficult to lower (but works for the most part.) I'm beginning to feel like a druggy that needs to function by taking meds all the time. It isn't helping that I'm taking some non-depression related medication (very temporarily, BH) that makes me drowsy and loopy. Can anyone relate to feeling overly dependent on meds??? I know I should (and do) feel grateful I can afford them but I'm becoming increasingly agitated when taking them thinking I don't really need them. I hope I summed it up well....Any input??? (Oh yeah, and this includes other meds like for blood pressure and migraines so it isn't just the psych stuff.)


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I've felt the same way at some point. My biggest fear at the time was that if there were to be a world crisis or something of that sort, and meds would be unvavailable as a result, then I would seriously crack up or go over the edge. I hated that feeling of dependency.

My psychiatrist couldn't understand why I was so reluctant every time she suggested adding on anything else, or increasing the dosages. I told her that I hated the fact that my happiness and wellbeing were contingent on chemicals.

DISCLAIMER: I was just trying to convey to munkster that I understand her fears, and I hope my paranoia won't rub off on anyone around here. If indeed an apocalypse were to hit us, meds won't make much of a difference. We'll be doomed anyway.
 
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Mimi1022
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8/20/13 11:12 PM
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Munkster, I feel exactly the same way!

(Although it's interesting because I feel desperate to get off of sleeping pills and told my psychiatrist today. Whereas I am not uncomfortable at all taking my low-dose chemotherapy for the rest of my life. Weird right?)
 
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mouse
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8/21/13 3:56 AM
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Thanks for the reply wish.....makes me feel a bit better about the apocolypse . But seriously, I feel at least like I'm not the only one.


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8/21/13 2:53 PM
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I used to hate being dependent on meds, was on them for 15 years. The fact that I'm not on anything now is a miracle.
Is there any way you can try to lower the dose of ANY of the medications? that may help you fell less dependant.
But if you aren't having any major side effects and they are helping, what's the problem? You can think of them as multi vitamins..?
 
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That's a good idea- I actually just lowered my dose yesterday and the drug still worked effectively I felt.

I guess the side effects are what concerns me (ie risk for diabetes). I think the chemo side effects are less scary - I feel scared of getting diabetes although my hair is growing back
 
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8/21/13 10:59 PM
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It's kind of scary to be dependent on meds...
i've been so afraid of relying on medication for the forseeable future. I don't know if this will work for you, but i'm trying to view it as another way that Hashem is in running everything- in this case, I can actually see and feel it. Not in a fearful way, but more letting myself fall into His embrace.
I wish could say i was there. I'm not... Maybe it can help someone else.
 
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8/21/13 11:40 PM
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That's beautiful, Trying!

I can relate to the fear of apocalypse .
 
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