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I don't know if i should take meds or not?

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baker

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I am being treated for bipolar 2 an d i was prescribed Divalproex. I've been really bummed lately cause i really don't want to take any meds at all. I took them for 2 weeks and i got a little out of my funk but i missed an appt with my doc on accident and because it was the 4th missed appt (i have been going to this doctor for about 5 years) he would have to let me know if i could still be seen there. So i stopped taking my meds until they got back to me and i got really depressed and didn't leave my room for a couple days. since then I've been struggling again with the idea of taking meds again. They got back to me and told me to refill my prescription but now I'm not sure what to do.
 
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I don't have the same diagnosis, but what I can say is that it's the better of two evils to take them.

I have been put back in hospital too many times because I stopped my meds.

If you think of recovery as a road, every time you quit meds it gets harder and harder to walk down.

I have only recently gone back on them, and I know now for a fact that I am stuffed and have to take them.

There are worse things to have that pills don't help.
 
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JoseMaria

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Stop your meds bipolar type 2 is a conroversial diagnose.
 
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I haven't been taking my medication but i did ask for a refill from the pharmacy. They said my dr hasn't accepted my refill request yet. if i would've kept taking the meds like i was supposed to i would be out of meds right now with no refill. Another reason i don't want to take meds. i feel like a dope fiend waiting for my drug dealer to call me back.
 
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baker

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Thanks Michael21 i appreciate everything you said. You hit the nail right on the head. I read the "thoughts" column and its pretty damn accurate lol
 
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I'm Naturally against Drugs, Too, But I've been on so Many, I'm Not afraid to Try them x x

I Would read the FDA Documents, about the Drugs, and write down, if I have any Serious side-effects, Especially ones That are Warned against . . .
 
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Drugs are made to be taken Daily, when you stop, they're gone in about 24 Hours, Max. 48 - -

Good Luck, You Deserve it <3 <3

J.b.b. x x
 
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