Wow

Apr. 18th, 2017 03:29 pm
princessofburundi: (Default)
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So many people commented on my post about my feeling bad for taking Ativan. I can't even begin to express how helpful the comments were. I've gone from feeling like a failure for taking them to feeling like they are necessary pills for my brain, which isn't producing the chemicals I need for good mental health. Thank you to all of you who commented. You all gave me so much strength. This is why I've missed LJ. You can learn so much from the experience and knowledge and kindness of other people.

*am crying, but with pleasure and relief*

Date: 2017-04-18 09:14 pm (UTC)
emeraldem: (Default)
From: [personal profile] emeraldem
I can't offhand recall if I commented on that post (it's been a busy few days), but I would have said pretty much what you just said, yourself, about your brain needing it and therefore it being PERFECTLY ALL RIGHT to take it. You won't believe, in the 25+ years I've been in one or another kind of treatment milieu, the number of people who feel ashamed of having to take meds. You are not alone! It's hard to deal with this stuff! But meds are there for a reason.

*hugs*

Date: 2017-04-18 09:29 pm (UTC)
iddewes: (magnolias)
From: [personal profile] iddewes
I don't know if I saw the other post but I'm glad you feel better about it. It's a medication to help a health condition like any other after all :)

Date: 2017-04-19 12:19 am (UTC)
nonniemous: (good days)
From: [personal profile] nonniemous
Urgh. I meant to be one of those encouraging you to go ahead and take it when you need it. I *hate* the bias against medication to help with brain chemistry in our culture, hate it. It's just like insulin or nitroglycerin.

This is why I've missed LJ. You can learn so much from the experience and knowledge and kindness of other people.

And yes, this is one of many reason I miss LJ, and why I'm hoping this time, finally, DW takes off.

Date: 2017-04-19 01:34 am (UTC)
this_ascension: (grey highway)
From: [personal profile] this_ascension
*hug* This is what I've missed about LJ, too. I am glad the comments of others helped you. Those of us with depression are fighting a battle every day, and it's always a comfort to come across comrades.

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