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Old 11-14-18, 04:27 PM
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I feel like all my success is nothing without medication, how did you prove yours?

I need to prove mine wrong. I've gotten used to taking my day offs as real day offs and then I can't function normally like I would when I'm on my XR.

The relationships I built is especially giving me doubts. I'm not that person but just a different one. Has anyone felt the same? I'd talk about this to my therapist but I'm not able to see her soon, just wondering why I'm down like this.
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Re: I feel like all my success is nothing without medication, how did you prove yours

I am not quite sure what you are asking but I will do my best. Are you saying that you feel medication is the reason for your success? And that when you take days off you feel useless and unsuccessful? I do not take days off of my meds if I can help it. I do not believe my good qualities and successes are as a result of meds- I believe meds help me channel the good stuff that may make me more successful but that is because I am able to take more action when medicated. I feel like I am better able to demonstrate my abilities when medicated. Why do you take days off?
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Re: I feel like all my success is nothing without medication, how did you prove yours

I can so relate. I've been off meds for 5 years and I felt useless and like I was good for nothing anymore. I struggle in my job as I've changed jobs since going off meds. I wondered if I would be considered a bad worker and worried about it all the time.

Then I did a project that was a huge success. It was similar to my previous job. And then I realised that I didn't need meds to be a success. I wasn't a fraud after all.

What I had to accept was that me on meds is not the same person off meds but it doesn't mean I can't succeed.
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