posted on Feb, 17 2012 @ 01:43 AM
Goodness, I started taking prescription meds in High School around age 16. Some doctors just don't care, they're only trying to write as many
prescriptions as possible. They send you off to other specialists and before you know it you're on 8 different prescriptions from different doctors.
At one point I was taking antidepressants (tried just about every kind, almost killed myself while on Paxil), anti-anxiety medication (Xanax),
sleeping pills (settled on Restoril for a while, tried everything, even GHB, most of it just made me hallucinate and not sleep), stimulants (Adderall)
for my exhaustion at school because the sleeping pills weren't working and just left me feeling groggy, Methadone to treat my chronic migraines, as
well as other narcotic pain relievers when the Methadone just didn't cut it, at one point I had anti-seizure medication (Neurontin) as a preventative
treatment that didn't work for the migraines, and to top it all off, prescription antacids because my stomach was BEYOND jacked up from taking so
many pills. I don't think my stomach ever fully recovered and quite frankly I'm surprised I'm not dead. I was seeing about 4 different
specialists who were giving me all of these things at the same time for about 5 years.
One day I said screw it and decided to stop seeing my doctors one by one and weened myself off the meds, stopped calling in refills, until I was off
of everything, and I honestly feel worlds better without them. I feel like they did more damage to me than they ever helped me in the time I was on
them. My memory from those years is mostly shot, I have vague bits of memories that are only brought on by pictures or somebody talking about
something that happened, but it's all just a blur. Several years of my young adult life, lost. It kills me when a friend brings up something from
that time and is laughing about it and I'm completely clueless as to what they're talking about. I know I was there, I just have no memory because
I was such a zombie.
Don't let doctors over-medicate you. A lot of them will try.