Originally posted by Lucid Lunacy
I haven't read the thread. I apologize if this has been said.
The truth is, these people were broken before medication and medication wasn't enough to help.
actually at lest some of those people were NOT
"broken before medication and medication wasn't enough to help". that may very well be a part
at least of the issue. these seemingly dangerous pills are almost handed out like candy. "oh you are feeling sad here take these. they will HELP
YOU". "you are being treated unfairly, abused? here take this it will HELP YOU".
it seems to me that these drugs are used as a SHORTCUT, instead of working to actually help people be it helping them figure out how to fix or manage
things or a person that is simply IN physical PAIN they just hand you pills. instead of trying to actually FIX a medical issue they just hand you
pills. i don't know how bad it has gotten in the states but in Canada it seems this problem is rampant due to the useless social medicine that is in
place. there is not enough money to actually DEAL with medical issues so pills be it ssri's or pain killers are given in place of proper medical
years ago after i had been in severe pain for couple years of course i was rather depressed about it. i ended up seeing a shrink who commented that of
course i would be depressed when dealing with physical pain for an extended period. and yet instead of working to try to help FIX whatever it is that
is causing the pain i was handed anti depressants and ssri's. i wish i had a clue back then about what they did, if i had i would have REFUSED to
take them. but like a good boy took the meds, this after like has been mentioned previously about a 15-30 minute session with the doctor. when it
came time to renew the prescription i would go in to my normal doctor, but just long enough to have a prescription form filled out. there was never
ANY attempt made to try to sort out what was CAUSING the PAIN, just the doctor filling out the prescription form and send me on my way. does this
sound like it would really help deal with the REAL issue? just DOPE people up and that's it? that is how it seems to work in Canada at any rate, like
i said thanks to a vastly underfunded "free" healthcare system.
at first i didn't notice anything wrong, yet friends kept commenting on changes in my behavior. i was apparently HIGHLY susceptible to suggestions
people would make. they could just mention for me to do something i ordinarily would not even consider doing and i would do it.i was so passive most
of the time i would not even pay bills. i would "skip work" just because i couldn't be bothered to go, (my normal self was a very conscientiousness
worker who wouldn't do stuff like that). this type of thing seemed to start gradually while on the medication. i even "knew" this was going on, but
yet was powerless to stop it. it was kinda like i was outside with no control, like watching a tv show, it is really hard to explain, i "knew" i had
to do things or not to do things but i couldn't stop myself, all i could do was hang on and "watch the show" of my life with no control. it really
wasn't that i didn't care or anything, it was more like my being was locked up with only a window to watch what was going on. i would have VIOLENT
outbursts over really stupid piddly things that normally wouldn't have even been a factor in my life, yet things i KNEW i should react to i was
incapable of reacting. it is one hell of a scary ride to be like that. it was almost like i was 2 people one that did things that i could not control
and one who wanted to do things and have control that was locked up unable to have any effect to what was going on.
it does not take any leap of imagination that someone could go out on a rampage under these meds at all. i came close to doing something that could
have KILLED an "innocent" while on these meds, only a co-worker thought i needed help doing what i was supposed to be doing, not that i was
deliberately (as my conciseness cowered in fear unable to stop what i was doing), sabatageing something, (yet again something that i would NEVER have
done normally). i know i never want to be in that situation again. it is a scary thing to be only a passenger with no control over what you are doing,
and yet at the same time being FULLY AWARE of what you are doing. in a way it is no wonder that someone on these meds who goes on a rampage kills
themselves, maybe for just a minute they have regained control over themselves and are so guilt stricken or even afraid of what they will do, that
they kill themselves.