So here’s one of those posts which, 5 minutes after I post it, …I’ll wish I hadn’t. Ready?
I had a stroke awhile back and was immediately put on about a dozen meds…..In a relatively short period of time my personality changed…..My Creativity was gone and I was incapable of expressing Emotion. …. cuz I simply didn’t HAVE any Emotion. Tears were a thing of the past. I didn’t KNOW that they were gone……cuz the Anti-depressants and other Fun-Pharmas kept a tight lid on what my Mind would allow. I had Dreams that would cause Stephen King to Shit himself……and I had them every night. In other words…..I was becoming a Zombie without a Clue. Then I smashed my BACK to pieces. Aging Sucks……so I now ignore it. ❤ ❤ YOU can get old if you’d like…..but I’m NOT going with you.
Why am I telling you this? Cuz I just read the report on how many Americans eat pills like Candy……and Now Heroin has become HUGE with our / your kids.
So…..shortly after quitting Coca-Cola (2 2-litre bottles a day) and all soft drinks)…..and going through the withdrawal (and trust me….there is one when you quit Caffeine), I consulted one of the most brilliant medical minds in the Country on how to take the next Step.
Me: I can’t take this anymore……this shit is killing me. I’m not going to take another pill.
Doc: If you go Cold Turkey…..You’ll Die. No Joke. You’ll Die.
Me: Death wasn’t really something I was looking forward to…..but neither is living to be 85 and wearing diapers.
Doc: OK…..Here’s the plan. In 2 months, you’ll be clean.
Results after following “The Plan: I’m clean…..have been for a couple of months now. Life has never been better. I sleep like a baby…..eat too much pizza…..but….My Mind has returned. My Music is better. My “Essential shakes” have disappeared…..and, get this, I CRY when I watch sad movies!!! Holy Crap!!! Where did THAT come from!!??
There’s a Reason why. In TV Commercials, they repeat the symptoms you could “Experience” while distracting you with film of folks having a Great Time. Naked in a Bath tub…Holding Hands! If you HEAR the same message time after time the message means NOTHING to you…..What you SEE takes over…..and you no longer think the Symptoms “Including Death”…..could happen to you. Guess what? They Can….and they Do. So….Ask YOUR Doctor if LIVING is Right for You.
Do yourself a Favor…..Get a Second Opinion. ….. and a third if need be….cuz Big Pharma sends some Doctors on Nice Vacations if they keep selling “Lots of Product”. STRONGLY consider getting off of that shit…cuz it WILL kill you. Your Mind is a Terrible thing to Waste.
My thanks to my 3 Docs, none of whom knew one another, who had a phone conference…..and especially my Neurologist who called me at home at 10 P.M that night and talked to me for more than an Hour.
Bottom Line. You’re NOT Nuts……but Pills take over your Body AND your Mind and they CHANGE You. Consider getting Yourself back……Does it suck for a couple of weeks? Yup……then you Spread your Wings and you Fly…. like a Friggin’ Eagle. You’re a Champion……cuz Mother Nature made you one.
Good Luck. Rich Briere.
Footnote: I’m not a Doctor nor do I play one on TV…..but in the Department of “Everything Happens for a Reason”…..I’d like to thank Several folks and your names will appear in the Comments below so as not to cause you to remove Tags……but a Special Thanks to the entire Porcaro Family…..because, with Love and Respect to all of you, your Losses gave me back MY Life. I owe each of you in a HUGE Way.
The Players on this Tune got me through my Darkest Days during my Withdrawal….not the Message… as Much as the Guys Delivering it……. Love and Peace to All. ❤ ❤ ❤
Life is Bassilicious……. Rich Briere