posted on Dec, 1 2011 @ 10:12 AM
My experience with medication has ranged from "pretty good" to "disastrous".
First of all, out a dozen "professionals", I would honestly say only ONE was someone knowledgeable, competent and honest. Others ranged from drug
dealers who ask one question and write prescriptions to others who ask a few questions and write prescriptions.
I'm not saying medication doesn't help anyone, but it doesn't help everyone. It might not even help most people.
I remember asking one doctor point blank are there any side effects to this drug, he said quickly answered "no". After just a few weeks I didn't
like the effect and went off them, I suffered electric "jolts" and jerks every 15 minutes for weeks afterwards. When I confronted him later, he
said "oh yeah, that can happen". I put my nose 2 inches from his and said "You're fired", "You're either incompetent or a liar and I have no
tolerance for either". These people are not "gods", stop respecting ones that don't deserve it. Let them know you're not some idiot that will
believe everything they tell you.
Another doctor, more recent, explained everything properly and how to approach it, what to expect etc. Very down to earth and realistic with a
genuine concern, he was with the VA, so maybe not enticed from sales reps pushing crap. Of course he did have the standard Pen, pencil holder,
business card holder, desktop display of Big Pharma goodies.
Finding someone who works with your own personality and needs is just as important as the medication when it comes to these types of problems.
One overlying attitude from the dozen doctors I've met with is that MEDICATION is the only answer. Attempts at counseling hinge on just yapping
about your issues, NO PRACTICAL advice is ever given in my experience.
This left me discouraged and still having problems. I almost hate to admit it, but MOST of the "cure" does come from within when it comes to this
type of problem. Maybe you will get some short term relief from medication as I did, but is it worth the long term issues? is it worth the unknown
damage it may be causing? Depends on the person I guess.
YOU are your best advocate. Research everything, more than just the first 2 Google hits you see are required for this type of thing. Also, don't
rely on "professionals" exclusively, who's to say the information they're getting is 100% accurate?