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Originally posted by Hefficide
If I came off of my meds the only difference would be that I'd be a bit irritable for a few days and then would have more pronounced mood swings afterwards. If this sounds scary, consider that I lived 40 years of my life off meds and have no criminal record. I was dysfunctional as I could be - but I was also socialized, popular, and living a full life.
Originally posted by thisguyrighthere
The problem isnt nearly as bad as one would think.
For one thing about 90% of all diabetes cases are preventable.
High blood pressure too.
Same with cholesterol.
Plenty of psychological issues are treatable or at least manageable without medications.
The leading causes of death are mostly in the "it's your fault" category.
If even the remote possibility of losing access to your meds frightens you then do what you have to do to get off of them while you still can.
Originally posted by FissionSurplus
A SHTF scenario will indeed be a large culling of the population. Anybody with food issues should have certain foods stored, just in case. Others on meds should try to save some if possible.