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A Fresh Look

Postby beach » Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:50 pm

Its tiring. The Community Mental Health Team seem to make it more tiring.

Things have changed so much in just twenty years. They used to say you would be on Lithium for your whole life. Then they came up with more lucrative mood stabilisers. Because Lithium was cheap as chips. Then they said it was safe to take two different types at the same time. Then a short while later, three different types.

Talking of chips... fat lays easy. Diabetes loves obesity. And a shot thyroid fits well into the mix. Still, a Statin for your cardiovascular problems, a sleeper for your insomnia, a Benz for the anxiety. A thyroid pill, an anti-shake pill, and a giant f* box to put them all in. A pill box. Look out!

Sat with waxen skin in a small airless, ventless, windowless room with grime smeared nicotine coloured walls. Nine men. Each holding a card with a number on it. Waiting for their turn, for the fresh faced nurse to bound in, with a spring in her step and take the next in line for the toxic injection. The 'depot'.

Meanwhile, the small amount of research out there shows that those on these new anti-psychotics have a 25 year reduction in life span. And the fat still sad, still, unmotivated either way.

Is there another way?

Happy Birthday me

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Re: A Fresh Look

Postby andthistoomustpass » Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:21 am

Hi Beach

Sorry to hear it is so tiring.

It sounds like you are stuck in the maze of some sort of standardised, industrialised, Mental Health process. Very Kafkaesque. Poor you.

Happy birthday for yesterday. As happy as it could be anyway.

Take care of yourself

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Re: A Fresh Look

Postby Isap » Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:42 pm

Happy belated birthday Beach

Disregard that stupid anti psychotic research. There are many contradictions and nobody knows. I'm stuck on that shit too.

You're doing your Best


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Re: A Fresh Look

Postby beach » Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:10 pm

Thankyou. Will let you know how the homeopathy goes, take care

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