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jordan michael
08-28-2005, 10:52 PM
does anyone here take medication or used to? just have any opinions about it. this topic really interests me. i find it that my generation is medicated for character flaws.

Mike Haseloff
08-28-2005, 10:58 PM
I use a nasal spray and tablets for allergies and hayfever. :p




The very occasional valium too, for anxiety.
Which, because I have it so rarely, is pretty tough to gauge. Sometimes it doesn't take the edge off as much as I'd like, but on the plus, it rarely has side effects (touch wood).

Ben
08-28-2005, 11:00 PM
i find it that my generation is medicated for character flaws.
Where'd you get your degree?

jordan michael
08-28-2005, 11:01 PM
I use a nasal spray and tablets for allergies and hayfever. :p




The very occasional valium too, for anxiety.
Which, because I have it so rarely, is pretty tough to gauge. Sometimes it doesn't take the edge off as much as I'd like, but on the plus, it rarely has side effects (touch wood).

doesn't it make you feel dead? i was an resperdal (a tranq) everyday for years. i hated it.

DigiEmissary
08-28-2005, 11:04 PM
I have no character flaws.

*falls into a endless loop because of the paradox inherent in the term "flawless"*

Mike Haseloff
08-28-2005, 11:04 PM
doesn't it make you feel dead? i was an resperdal (a tranq) everyday for years. i hated it.The allergy medication?


Nah, I'm just kidding.

Like I said, I so rarely take valium, and I usually don't take a lot, and I get REALLY anxious, so... usually at best it gets me back to normal. The first time I took it it made me a bit sleepy, and maybe once or twice I felt a bit bleh the next day. Usually it's fine, though.

Again, I very rarely take them though.
Usually only if I have to do something really stressful, and can't avoid it.

What you describe is one of the reasons why I've resisted any regular medication.

jordan michael
08-28-2005, 11:07 PM
Where'd you get your degree?

looking around and being medicated from an early age. good example of being medicated for character flaws
bipolar
unipolar
anxiety
add
ocd

jordan michael
08-28-2005, 11:08 PM
The allergy medication?


Nah, I'm just kidding.

Like I said, I so rarely take valium, and I usually don't take a lot, and I get REALLY anxious, so... usually at best it gets me back to normal. The first time I took it it made me a bit sleepy, and maybe once or twice I felt a bit bleh the next day. Usually it's fine, though.

Again, I very rarely take them though.
Usually only if I have to do something really stressful, and can't avoid it.

What you describe is one of the reasons why I've resisted any regular medication.

it's good you don't depend on it. the worst thing is to depend on a pill.

Mike Haseloff
08-28-2005, 11:08 PM
I have no character flaws.

*falls into a endless loop because of the paradox inherent in the term "flawless"*A Whedon zombie who isn't medicated?!

YOU LIE!!! :D

Mike Haseloff
08-28-2005, 11:09 PM
it's good you don't depend on it. the worst thing is to depend on a pill.Eh... I'm probably too far the other way. Too stressed about taking a break. ;)

Tay
08-28-2005, 11:12 PM
During the school year I took something to increase my attention span. My parents thought that my low GPA was because of lack of attention, and that these drug would somehow make my grades better. It didn't. Unfortunently theses meds can't fix my lack of motivation.

Mike Haseloff
08-28-2005, 11:14 PM
During the school year I took something to increase my attention span. My parents thought that my low GPA was because of lack of attention, and that these drug would somehow make my grades better. It didn't. Unfortunently theses meds can't fix my lack of motivation.Take THAT Harvard Medical!!!! :mad:



:D

jordan michael
08-28-2005, 11:14 PM
During the school year I took something to increase my attention span. My parents thought that my low GPA was because of lack of attention, and that these drug would somehow make my grades better. It didn't. Unfortunently theses meds can't fix my lack of motivation.


shoudl you really need meds to fix a lack of motivation?

MattJohnson
08-28-2005, 11:20 PM
I take anti-depressants. Did you just strike pay-dirt?

jordan michael
08-28-2005, 11:21 PM
Did you just strike pay-dirt?
?

MattJohnson
08-28-2005, 11:24 PM
?

I was kidding, because that seems like, if you think people medicate for character flaws, that would be the proverbial jackpot.

jordan michael
08-28-2005, 11:29 PM
I was kidding, because that seems like, if you think people medicate for character flaws, that would be the proverbial jackpot.

well not all medicated people are just people with characters flaws, but you have to admit kids are given ridalin far to easily.

MattJohnson
08-28-2005, 11:32 PM
well not all medicated people are just people with characters flaws, but you have to admit kids are given ridalin far to easily.

I know nothing about the subject except from anecdotal evidence, so no, I don't.

DigiEmissary
08-28-2005, 11:41 PM
A Whedon zombie who isn't medicated?!

YOU LIE!!! :D

My brain, unlike those of most of the rest of the country, works fine. :p

Tay
08-29-2005, 12:02 AM
shoudl you really need meds to fix a lack of motivation?

No, I don't think so. But I bet a lot of other people think that.

justjeffery
08-29-2005, 12:06 AM
I take anti-depressants. Did you just strike pay-dirt?

Me too... and for high blood pressure....

chris page
08-29-2005, 12:06 AM
i'm on anti depressants for bi polar disorder, and i'm working on lowering my dosage (mostly because of some nasty side effects that needn't be brought up)..

The Girl
08-29-2005, 12:26 AM
I've been taking medication on and off since the I was about 10.

The latest medications they put me on were Abilify (a mood stabilizer - bipolar disorder), Fluoxetine (for depression) and Clonazepam (for insomnia). I stopped the Fluoxetine on my own because it killed my libido. They just recently stopped my other medication because I don't have insurance anymore. Sucks.

King of Mars
08-29-2005, 01:26 AM
I think a better question would be, "Which members of this board don't take some type of mood altering medication to get through each day?" Given the dramatic tendencies of many of the folks on this board, I'm guessing a majority of the people who post here probably "need it" to cope.

I get down sometimes just like everyone else, but I refuse to take chemicals to deal with it. I think people are supposed to feel bad/anxious sometimes and they need to develop natural coping methods. Nothing wrong with using meds as a temporary/occasional measure to deal with difficult circumstances, but it's self-defeating to allow youreself to depend on it every day.

Besides, I hate the idea that I might be just a ball of chemicals whose happiness depends solely on chemical reactions. I've got free will and a soul and that allows me to control how I feel and act...at least to a certain degree. I don't need medication to find stability.

MattJohnson
08-29-2005, 06:43 AM
I think a better question would be, "Which members of this board don't take some type of mood altering medication to get through each day?" Given the dramatic tendencies of many of the folks on this board, I'm guessing a majority of the people who post here probably "need it" to cope.

I get down sometimes just like everyone else, but I refuse to take chemicals to deal with it. I think people are supposed to feel bad/anxious sometimes and they need to develop natural coping methods. Nothing wrong with using meds as a temporary/occasional measure to deal with difficult circumstances, but it's self-defeating to allow youreself to depend on it every day.

Besides, I hate the idea that I might be just a ball of chemicals whose happiness depends solely on chemical reactions. I've got free will and a soul and that allows me to control how I feel and act...at least to a certain degree. I don't need medication to find stability.

I mean no offense to you, since I don't know you at all, but I really think this is something only a personal inexperienced with mood-altering drugs would say. That's really not how they work.

The Roman Candle
08-29-2005, 06:48 AM
I was on a lot of antidepressants and anti-anxiety medication, but I recently quit them. They stifled my sex drive (probably one of the driving forces of my last breakup) and made me gain weight.

Balthazar
08-29-2005, 06:59 AM
I don't take anything, although I've thought about it. I'm generally lethargic and somewhat depressed. I just try and deal woth it rather than medicate myself. Although I do wonder if it's something I shoulr explore. It's has gotten to be so rediculous in this country that you start to think there is something wrong with you if you aren't medicated.

Patton
08-29-2005, 07:25 AM
I get down sometimes just like everyone else, but I refuse to take chemicals to deal with it.
viagra?

Patton
08-29-2005, 07:33 AM
I mean no offense to you, since I don't know you at all, but I really think this is something only a personal inexperienced with mood-altering drugs would say. That's really not how they work.
I agree as someone who's been on both sides.

I used to feel that way exactly. I was really depressed in high school and people would suggest meds and I would say almost exactly that.

But I'm a bit more informed now.

Not completely, as i've yet to actually take anti-depressants, but in more of a literal sense of informed.

I take something for an anxiety disorder, which judging by your inital post, slacker, you also don't have a complete grasp over. It's not always mental.