Why Can’t Some People Understand Why I Take meds?

Written by Tea Jay.

Medications have been a part of my life for 13 years. I haven’t always taken them as prescribed, and at some points I just haven’t even taken them. Now, I’m in a good place with my medications. My anti-psychotics and I have a good relationship. But some people, including those who are close to me, don’t believe I should be taking medications.

 

The first thing people say is have you tried exercise? Meditation? Reiki? Acupuncture?

 

The first thing people say is have you tried exercise? Meditation? Reiki? Acupuncture? The answer is yes, I’ve tried living off the strictly holistic route. Although it did help, it wasn’t enough on it’s own. I still had episodes doing those things. I have added them all into my daily routine, but my daily routine also includes medications and I’m not ashamed of that.

 

I know holistic medicine is a great alternative, it just isn’t the best option for me.

 

Holistic routes are extremely helpful for people, and can even take place of therapy and medication for some. I wish I was one of those people. I know without my medications and therapist I would be living an unhealthy life, probably constantly manic and making mistakes that could ruin my life. I can’t afford to risk that. I know holistic medicine is a great alternative, it just isn’t the best option for me.

 

I’m not going to take medical advice from someone who isn’t my doctor.

 

When it comes down to it, I’m not going to take medical advice from someone who isn’t my doctor. My doctor isn’t working against me. She’s working for me. She knows what I need to stay stable. If she recommended me to be off medications and thought I was ready for that step, then, and only then will I take someone’s advice to stop taking medications.

 

I know what’s best for me. Right now, that’s medications.

 

I know what’s best for me. Right now, that’s medications. I am a happier, healthier person on them. And I’m not ashamed of that. So no, I won’t take your advice to stop taking medications, because I’ve seen the wonder of what they can really do. I know how to take care of myself. So to the people asking me to stop, thanks for the advice and concern, I’m just not taking it.

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Tea JaySchizophrenic.NYC – Staff Blogger
Tea Jay is an author based out of New England. She is the author of the children’s book “I’m Sick; A Mental Health Book From Adults To Kids.” She writes about living with mental illness including BPD, DID, Dissociative Amnesia, and PTSD. She is best known for her article/video “When You’re In The Gray Area Of Being Suicidal.” Taylor is also a stay at home mom to her 2 year old Jack.

Website: HelloTeaJay.wordpress.com
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2017-12-18T16:58:57+00:00 December 18th, 2017|blog, Taylor Jones, writing|