|10-20-2008, 10:33 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2007
I don't feel that I am on a strong enough medication. I don't have a pyschiatrist appointment for about a month and a bit. Is it rude if I call him and ask to have an earlier appointment so that we could discuss me going on a higher dosage? Is this rude? I know psychiatrists are really busy, so will this screw up his entire schedule?
|10-21-2008, 02:14 PM||#6 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: New South Wales, Australia (GMT+10)
In my experience, medication is usually what they sell you to monetise something that can be corrected with the application of conscious hard work and personal growth.
You seem a bit aligned with timidity instead of power (that's not an insult, you just seem overly cautious; timidity will general hinder your effectiveness in life), so perhaps you have some beliefs that have caused you to go down this path when there are other more healthful paths.
Society would tell me not to make posts like this because it’s risky, etc, but I just can't stand to see people dosing themselves up on chemicals they usually don't need. In terms of human potential, I think it’s far riskier to sit there and do nothing.
Sometimes medication and such treatments are necessary; for the rest of the time, a better approach to living is the effective answer. It's not the easy answer, but when you look at the results of those who walk that path, maybe it's the other paths that are the "hard" ones. That doesn’t mean you have to go cold turkey over night, but considering the option of “living without medication” seems like a worthy goal to me. A look at the side effects of most modern medications should make that pretty evident.
Usually I'd ignore stuff like this, but I've learned that I'm responsible for what's in my area of influence, so I'm not so keen to support your attempt to up your dosage. Perhaps intelligently consider upping your dosage of conscious growth instead while continuing to stay on your current dosage. I’m not aware of your condition, so I’m not sure if you can reasonably do that, but if you can, maybe you should at least consider it to be an option.
I had minor amounts of what might be called "anxiety" about two years ago, but that just stemmed from nasty environmental conditioning (i.e. hanging around people who dosed me up with negative reinforcement), limiting beliefs, and a lack of acknowledgement, acceptance, and utilisation of my power. People are quick to slap a label on something you’re experiencing so that they can sell you something. Those seeking relief from suffering often go for it, but usually it’s not the only way to deal with things.
In my case I found the work of Eckhart Tolle to be really helpful. It helped raise my awareness. Once that happened, I had everything I needed since I couldn’t not grow from that point on; my awareness made it so that there was no going back. Life is now my best teacher, although I still augment that with advice from those around me (in accordance with my common sense and the principle of oneness).
Life can still be challenging, but I’ve become more capable of dealing with challenge. The only time I ever consider medication is if I feel my survival is genuinely at risk.
Interpret this post—intelligently—as you wish. I certainly don’t have all the answers, and there’s a good chance that my understanding of things is incomplete, but at least what I shared is true for me. I’d be very surprised if it wasn’t true for most people, too.
|10-21-2008, 11:39 PM||#8 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jul 2008
I'm glad you made the risky choice and posted your comments. It was great to read and you saved me the time of pouring out a long reply. And Rosie, cool that it is sparking some thoughts about an alternative direction.
|10-22-2008, 12:06 AM||#9 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jun 2008
Rosie, I agree with Bruce on trying to avoid medication unless you absolutely need it to function normally in life. There are usually natural methods that help but, yes, you will have to make an effort. Unfortunately, in our society, we've been taught to look for the magic pill that will make everything bad go away instantly.
Something natural that surprisingly does work almost instantly is EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique). I've been tapping away for the last few days to deal with a bout of procrastination brought on by deep anxiety. I've always been prone to anxiety, and I can say from personal experience that it definitely works.
Here is a link to how EFT helps with stress, anxiety and panic attacks:
Stress, Panic Attacks & Anxiety Attacks
If you decide to go the EFT route, I would recommend seeing a practitioner as well as doing it yourself.
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