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You guys start trying to figure out what you “got” your going to drive yourselves bat shit, trust me :D …
Bohm figured out that taking enough oxycontin for 8 cancer patients daily helped him, LOL. So there you go. If it were me, I’d be dead. But everyone is different.
You wouldn’t die, if you slowly build up the dosage. In fact, almost anybody can take a much higher dosage if you increase dosage slowly. I started with 1-2 tylenol 3’s. After a few years, I reached 240 mg of oxycontin. The combo at my last dosage (benzodiazepines + opiates) would kill me today also because I stopped taking them for many months and the tolerance has gone away.
I didn’t mean to imply that taking those drugs was good for my health and there were no risks. Far, from that. Respiratory depression and even death can occur when you combine opiates and benzodiazepines at such high dosages and if dose escalation is not done slowly. But from a strict economic perspective, I accomplished a lot. In fact, if I could have worked 3-5 years more with my previous salary I’m pretty sure I could have retired without having to work again. I was making 10x the salary with medication versus non-medication.
That’s why I stay clear of the shrinks and experiment myself. Be a scientist in your own life. Nobody is going to figure out what works for them but you.
If you have a heart disease you think you can figure for yourself the diagnosis and what the best treatment is? Why would a mental disorder be any different? Is there something special about the mind/brain that make it not susceptible to disease/disorders in comparison to other organs? If you’re mentally fucked up, do you really think you can self-diagnose and treat yourself? That’s a recipe for disaster, in my opinion. I agree with you though, that mental problems are very difficult to treat and diagnose and the drugs are pretty shit. But all the nutrition, exercise and self-talk is going to do very little for people with serious mental conditions/disorders. I’ve worked in a psychiatric hospital and had to deal with patients with severe bi-polar, depression and schizophrenia. If we didn’t do something drastic these people would be dead.
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