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Question for people who take medication: Do you feel "normal"



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Jun 23, 2020
New Jersey
I do not take medicine for my bi polar. I would like to feel "normal". You know, like everyone else that do not suffer from any mental problems. I do not like feeling the way I feel. I am sick of my mood changes. The sadness. The anger. Sick of feeling negative. It is getting in my way of living, well combined with my other problems (OCD).

Do you feel better after taking medicine? And are there any side effects to the psychical body? I mean do you feel sick when you start taking the medicine? I want to start seeing a doctor and take medication. I want to know what I am in for. Thank you to everyone that answered


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Jul 31, 2020
The only reason to take medicine is to feel better overall, and have a better quality of life, with the benefits outweighing the side effects. Sometimes it doesn't work out so well and the medicine can make life worse.


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Jan 21, 2021
Also depends on the medication you are taking. Some have more and some less sideeffects. Most of the time it takes a while till the medication sets in and in the first few weeks the side effects will be worst. might be that you have none or only few at all though. You could simply try and if its not for you, change the medication or stop taking them. (talk to your doc beforehand of course)
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