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Response to sibelian (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 11:23 AM

45. I wish I could do it but it will never happen

I have bi-polar disorder coupled with PTSD from years of emotional abuse as a child. Then I was raped at 14 and sexually assaulted in college. For years I tried to tough it out and manage the dark and wait for the light until the time when it turned out that the dark became my reality, and MY reality was NOT reality. My situation is primarily chemical and not situational so I do not have the option of removing medication from my life. I also remember how I felt and what I put my family through when the illness was in control. So just like I needed chemotherapy when I had cancer, I need medication to maintain my mental health and quality of life. I would like more than anything not to have to take a fist full of pills every morning but its not worth the trade off for me.

So I wish you all of the best of luck and I hope you stay healthy and happy!!!!

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