posted on May, 7 2014 @ 06:51 PM
a reply to: ChefSlug
I just want to say that I have been eating prescribed pills just to function off/on for the past 25 years. In one instance,
I was told that I needed to continue taking the pills (Effexor) even if I did not feel I needed them anymore. I asked,
"For the rest of my life?". The answer was, "Yes". Despite this, I stopped taking the pills when I felt they were not doing
anything for me, and lived a somewhat normal life for 7 or 8 years WITHOUT the pills that I was told I needed to consume
unquestionably forever. Certainly, the doctors, drug companies, and the entire health system benefits from revenue generated by telling their patients
they need to take these pills forever, but, perhaps there is a more sinister aspect of control involved.
Just remember, YOU are in CONTROL of YOUR LIFE. Medication can help get through some of the bumps in life's rocky road, but it should not be the
entire answer to problems. A good friend, a fuzzy kitten, a walk in the woods, soothing music, beautiful art... add these to your daily regiment of
pharmaceuticals and perhaps life will begin to look a bit different.
I want to state that I am not a doctor, I am not trying to convince you not to take your pills, and you should do what you think is best for your
individual situation. The main reason my reply is that I can understand your frustration. If you ever
feel like talking... here I am!
Best of luck to you,