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Daisymay

397d

Does anyone else ever struggle with the fact that your medication means you have “artificial happiness”? Idk how to explain it but sometimes I feel like because I’m on medication that’s basically causing me to be artificially happier, that I’ll never actually be real happy, im not sure if that makes sense but it’s almost like a sense of guilt or shame about not being “real happy”

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    • LaneyBrum

      395d

      I understand how you're feeling. I know look at it by thinking, if I had a headache, I'd take a tablet, same for feeling down, it's just a medicine that helps me feel better ❤️

    • LaneyBrum

      395d

      I understand how you're feeling. I know look at it by thinking, if I had a headache, I'd take a tablet, same for feeling down, it's just a medicine that helps me feel better ❤️

    • avian

      397d

      i don't exactly feel like this, but i do get really scared about losing my medication sometimes. i don't even know how it would happen, but the thought of needing to go off of it for any reason is terrifying because my normal state of mind is so bad 😞 needing to rely on medication to function is nerve wracking in that way

    • Waterlemon

      397d

      YES! but I think it’s some sort of self sabotage unfortunately. i’ve experienced this with depression/antidepressants and narcolepsy/stimulants. i’ll be feeling alright, and i’ll think “is this what NORMAL people feel like? I wouldn’t feel like this without my meds”

      • Daisymay

        397d

        @Waterlemon YES! Exactly!

    • Daisymay

      397d

      Edit: like I’ll catch myself being in as happy mood and think “oh it’s only because of my medication that I can feel this way” and I hate feeling like that

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