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Old 14-07-18, 23:28
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Re: How many drugs? Can't get over the stigma!

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I don't take a cocktail of drugs, but have been on medicate for years. I will never come off antidepressants as I cannot cope for long without them in my system. I am very open about my difficulties with OCD and off-and-on depression. I am yet to be treated badly or differently because of my issues.

I once felt weak for being mentally ill, then I had a counsellor that pointed out that I continue to live my life despite the sometimes very difficult days. I now acknowledge that I am actually very strong - I live my life, I keep going and I continue to succeed at home and work. I have wobbles, but I push through.

You are also strong.
Thanks, OCD..... that was a really great reminder - we are the true warriors. The few fortunate people who get to sail through life without any major health hurdles have never had to be strong nor have they learned to appreciate how lucky they are.

When I look back on my life, or when I share some events with others, they are amazed that I am still alive and successful, and I'm often urged to write a book. I've put myself in some really bad and scary situations and I have struggled (what feels like most of my life) just to remain functional, hold a job, raise children, and appear "normal". As you pointed out, that's not a task for the weak.

Thank you.
Sue
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Old 14-07-18, 23:34
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Re: How many drugs? Can't get over the stigma!

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Thanks for the reply, Sara. It is sad, disappointing and frustrating that after almost 50 views, no one has shared their medication experiences. Perhaps I'm not the only one that is embarrassed by all the meds I take, but I would think THIS is the safe place to share that. If we can't be open and honest here about our emotional and mental challenges, then where can we?

I'll reply to your private message now... thanks for writing.
Sue
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Old 15-07-18, 04:13
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50 views may not be "real" people - they could be robots on the site.
Oh, I had no idea - thanks for letting me know!
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