Friday, 4 October 2013

Stimulation not medication!

Why do some doctors believe that a little pill can cure everything? Everyone gets down from time to time, I know I do but no one would see the need to medicate me for it. Why then would they do it to someone suffering from a mental illness?

I have been around people who suffer from mental illness all my life and I have lost count of the amount of times I have seen them admitted to hospital for treatment that they do need. I have personally seen massive improvements in peoples mental health by, simply being there to listen, counselling, music or art therapy and so much more. Stimulating the brain can do wonders.

I am not saying that this would work for everyone but, before simply putting people on medication wouldn't it be better to see if they responded to other forms of treatment first. It would certainly be a lot safer than putting people on drugs that can potentially harm them physically.

Doctors are not always right. They do not know how you feel. You do. Everyone knows that medication is supposed to make you feel better, not worse. We also know that some medication will have side effects, but, you should never have to substitute one bad feeling for another.

Below is a list of side effects that may show that you have been over medicated. Please also understand that some of these can be symptoms of mental illness but, if you did not have any of the symptoms listed below before you started taking your medication. Check it out. Speak to your doctor, get a second opinion if necessary. This is your life. Take control. Be heard. Be safe.
  1. General weakness and fatigue.
  2. Stomach pain.
  3. Coordination and motor problems.
  4. Falling frequently.
  5. Sudden weight loss or weight gain.
  6. Frequent rashes and skin flushes.
  7. Concentration and memory problems.
  8. Confusion.
  9. Slower thought process.
  10. Irrational thoughts or difficulty with reasoning.
  11. Visual and auditory hallucinations, delusions, psychosis.
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