Medications?

Suggesting that other people should be suspicious of their health care providers is as irresponsible as the shit that goes on within AA. If you want to play doctor, perhaps you should do it somewhere else.

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I would never suggest blind faith in any doctor. But I just had surgery ya know? I trust my doc and I also question my meds. Whatever anyone else wants to do that makes them comfortable is cool. I wasn't trying to play doctor, honest! lol
Gunthar2000's picture

This was not directed at you.
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I'm sorry. If only I could edit! lol

There is nothing like flying the friendly skyes, as long as you remember that you will be coming down. Why bother your self about it, there are many that get medicated for medical reasoned and think nothing about it. We are here on this site to dispell all the agetprop that AA has pushed on us, even before we walked into the rooms.
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If laypeople cannot speak freely about medications, then psychiatrists have a monopoly on the discussion. This, in turn, would mean that psychiatrists are beyond the criticism of the public the say say they serve. Regardless of whether you agree or disagree with medications, allowing an industry to dominate a subject of free speech and public concern is frightening.
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Gunthar2000's picture

Your Chicken little psychiatry rants could cause some people harm.
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Pennywise's picture

Analogously, I am not a mechanic. But if I take my car to a shop, and they fuck it up, it would be absurd to say I can't post about it because I myself am not a certified mechanic.
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Pennywise's picture

And bad psychiatry can cause harm. This is the USA, and we allow free speech for a reason. You won't shut me up, and I doubt Orange will, either. Besides, one could say you play doctor too whenever you critisize a shrink's recommendation that some attend a 12 Step rehab and/or AA meetings. Why should psychiatry be immune from attack when it comes to medications, but open to criticism when it sends people to AA?
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criticoolthinking's picture

bitchy! not that there's anything wrong with that... LOL!

i get high on the sky!

Gunthar2000's picture

Or were you just offended by the diagnosis?
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of the Orange Papers Forum. ; )
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Pennywise's picture

Perhaps a little of both. Either way, it doesn't matter. You can take your personal jabs at me all you like, but it won't shut me up.
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me was the fellowship of AA telling me to seek a Dr.'s opinion, and that it was okay to not question their diagnoses and prescriptions, and I should follow their rules strictly even if the medicine was too much, but that it was not okay in any way for me to use pot and decide for myself if this was better for me, or to use a prescribed dosage in my own way. That would constitute a 'relapse' and I'd have to start free in 'recovery'. They were not against meds at all. These were the only mind altering drugs that were okay to take.

that is. Damn edit.
Property of Dog's picture

I have suffered from bad Psychiatry in my life and benefited greatly from good Psychiatry. Have I questioned my doctors regarding effectiveness, side effects, long term use; DEFINITELY. Any patient should get as much information about medications they are prescribed as possible, for any problem. Then thing I oppose is the black and white thinking, which so many people I encountered in AA had. Like oldtimers who felt anti-depressants meant you weren't sober. People who announced they wouldn't sponsor people on psychiatric medications. Even if you wouldn't want that person for a sponsor, it certainly puts the thought out there that if a person is prescribed such medication they are doing AA WRONG. People can have any opinion they want, it's when it crosses the line into judging others for what they find works for them that there is an issue, IMO.