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Psych DOESN'T want me back on meds!

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amber1

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Wow, I was flabbergasted! Especially as this psych has a reputation for being somewhat hardline and medical model. I think (possibly) he has seen a lot of patients' physical health deteriorate on the meds and there were concerns about diabetes and cholesterol in my case. Also he sees people in a much worse condition than I appear to be in...I'm getting out and about, shopping, cooking, doing chores and joining in activities. So he considers the depression only mild to moderate. And I am overall in a more positive mindset now than for the couple of years when I was on three meds, after being off them for five months.

This is enormously hopeful in some respects, with the caveat that every day is a challenge and I have to find alternatives to the pill bottle for when I am anxious, sad or lonely. He wouldn't prescribe me any benzos and I am thinking about obtaining some online. I only ever use them when I really feel I need to and have never become addicted, but my docs all seem to be paranoid about ever prescribing them these days.

All in all though, I am happy (and surprised) the psych has affirmed my desire to manage without chemical help for the time being.
 

MarlieeB

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Please don't get Benzos online.

You never know whether you are going to get a bad batch or not.
 
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amber1

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Well I have no other way of getting any and I've done it before with no ill effects. Have you had a bad experience?
 

MarlieeB

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Not personally but I have heard plenty of stories of people who have.

You are playing a dangerous game.
 
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Your playing Russian roulette and I wouldn't suggest it.... It's very dangerous you don't know what it is you are actually getting x..

Please don't get them online x
 
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I wouldn't get them online either, you don't know what's in them and the positive effects could be placebo. I wouldn't do it. X
 
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OK, well I wouldn't go as far as 'Russian Roulette' and 'playing a dangerous game' but I know it's probably not that great an idea, illegal and whatnot, so fair enough...sorry I mentioned it. I need to find other ways of getting through the bad times anyway without resorting to a substance.
 
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