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Unhappy Storing my meds - May 29th 2010, 02:48 PM

I am not taking my meds, my support workers dont know.

They are supposed to moniter me taking my meds, but few the past few days i have been hiding some.

I think its because I want to be ill.............or it could be because I want to show people I dont need meds.

I've fucked up everything. I may as well fuck up with my meds.


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Re: Storing my meds - May 29th 2010, 09:27 PM

Maybe you should tell your workers. If you discuss with them that you don't want to take your meds, and you want to see if you can get better without them, perhaps they could make sure you're still safe while doing such?

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Re: Storing my meds - May 29th 2010, 09:30 PM

Iv tried talking to everyone about coming off them gradually, but they all say I need to be on them and then when I start talking they decide to increase them *Sigh*


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Re: Storing my meds - May 29th 2010, 10:06 PM

When you begin opposing the social workers and psychiatrists in taking your medications, one thought or reason that comes to mind is an increase in the symptoms because the medications are being ineffective. Hence, they increase them. If you do not want to be on the medications, your best route is not simply telling them that but telling them why you don't. In particular, if you feel your symptoms are being reduced and any psychotherapy you are receiving (if you are) is being very effective, then take that approach to seeing if you can get a decrease in your medications. By simply refusing to take them, you're only shooting yourself in the feet and if you become more severe in your resistance, then you probably will be hospitalized yet again.

One other option is to get a second opinion (or third depending how many you've had) and tell the psychiatrist who will be doing this opinion that you do not want him/her to look at the diagnosis you already have. In other words, get him/her to not be prejustic on your diagnosis. If the diagnosis is different and you are not lying to him/her, then you can have grounds for decreasing the medications, one that the social workers have a reason to acknowledge.
   
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