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texasgirl

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I just wanted to say that I called my doctor and got back on my Risperadol last night along with my other medicines. my mind is clearer and I feel more linked to the world than I did yesterday and the last few weeks, even after only 2 doses. Ithink what is hardest for me is that I keep (even after years and years) trying to figure out if I can "do this" without medicine. Then I realize even if it's just for a little while that it is too dangerous for me not to take the medicine. I am sorry if I am rambling but wanted to say this to somebody and hope that it may be helpful in some way to somebody who may be fighting the same battles....
 
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Thanks for writing that. :)

I too struggle with taking medication, wanting to do it myself, but I know it is helping me. Sometimes when I feel a little better I think I can stop taking it now, but your post reinforces for me that I do need to be taking it.

I'm glad you shared that. It IS helpful.
 

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:goodjob: Well done, texasgirl.

I know it's difficult for many people to acknowledge that they need medications, especially when they are psychotropic medications.

I take three medications a day - two in the morning and one at night. Without them, I would be a lot more uncomfortable, physically and psychologically, and I might over the long term increase my risk for serious health problems.

Do I like it? Not especially. But I know I would like the alternatives a lot less. So I take them, morning and night.

Why you need the medications is irrelevant. It is no different whether you take them for a physical issue or a psychological issue. If they enhance the quality of your life and/or prevent a threat to your well-being and/or relieve pain or distress, it is well worth it.
 

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That is awesome Texasgirl :) I can relate to what you said as I still sometimes secretly hope that I can do without meds. I know logically as I have tried in the past that I can't go without meds but there is a part of me that can't or won't give up hope.

Do I like it? Not especially. But I know I would like the alternatives a lot less

David, I really like what you said above. It makes a lot of sense and something that I have never thought about when taking my medication (of which I take three also). When contemplating stopping my medication (as I still do at times) I never have thought of the alternatives. I automatically just want to stop because I don't feel they are working and I don't want to be on them. Maybe next time I have those thoughts of stopping I will consider the alternatives to not taking them and will reconsider.

Thanks :)
 

texasgirl

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I appreciate your replies for sure. I don't know why but taking psychotropics for me has so much more of an impact than taking my thyroid medication - seems almost silly in the long run since it's all chemical anyway but I fight the psychotropics like crazy (although I don't have any side effects I guess from the thyroid meds). Anyway, it helps to gain perspective from hearing that most folks have the same struggles. And I have to say, Dr. Baxter, that your response last night caused me to pick up the phone and call my doctor (which for me is equally a struggle since for some unknown reason I don't EVER want to bother him - go figure since he's my doctor and if I ever really thought about it that's what I am going to him for :confused: )

Anyway thanks yall for responding to me. Helps me feel less alone in the world and I do really listen.
 

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