It is the most hilarious thing in a non stand up comedy kinda way. Bring a group of generally bi-polar or even just regular depressive folk together (there IS a difference my friends) and very few of us actually WANT to be on medication.
For many medication is the difference to being totally bloody bonkers and leading a more stable, less anxious, less depressed, less suicidal… I feel nothing because I am numb because of the anti-depressant side effects kind life, no up, no down… just dandy…. but even fewer of us show any great rejection of any other prescription drug!! 🙂 I always find this amusing…. and I am no different.
I have been prescribed some kind of medication to ease these symptoms of anxiety specifically since I was 14. Many different types, over many different years… Some years I have gone without medication all together, other periods I have not been able to function without… but then, depression is one thing, ANXIETY… there us nothing like anxiety to make your skin crawl and make you feel your body is eating itself alive.
The something I cannot live without, and I have tried, is medication for anxiety. Might not be politically correct (but I have never been one for that thankfully) Xanor and I are really good friends…. we smile and wave (we may even have a secret hand shake) and go up in dosage every few years or as life kicks my ass. Very good, faithful but expensive dating game we play. I don’t care for the side effects or long-term addiction and Xanor doesn’t care as long as I am not anxious. It works for us.