Imagine What Would Happen If We Stopped Taking Our Pills? 💊 #Medication
It makes you wonder though doesn’t it? Or maybe it doesn’t? But it definitely has made me ponder the question of what would happen, if anything, detrimentally to myself or others. Medication is prescribed on the basis of the pro’s outweighing the cons. Seeing the amount of cons potentially each one individually could bring in the concoction I take, justifies why Bipolar is classified as a S.M.I (Severe Mental Illness). Or does it? Are these pills more likely to be my downfall in later life? They all bring heart rhythm risks, then there’s liver problems and the lithium portfolio of side effects.
You are referred to a specialist, a psychiatrist, and given a treatment plan etc etc. You can refuse to attend appointments or not take your medication. You aren’t obligated to do either. You will have a reason why too. You know if it’s what you need and if you’re being listened to. Sometimes this response can get you detained under the mental health act. The Mental Health Act says when you can be detained in hospital and treated against your wishes. You can be detained if professionals think your mental health puts you or others at risk, and you need to be in hospital. If you are detained, NHS staff may be able to give you treatment, even if you don't want it.
The only thing is that this treatment won’t put you back together as you were. You are remodelled, your brain chemistry altered by drug after drug after drug to become someone that looks like you, but really isn’t you.