Feeling Irritated and Uncharitable At the Moment
I get very upset when I see people who don’t need medication to manage their disorders tell other people that they don’t need it either. I am on medication for my anxiety disorder. If you aren’t that’s great for you! But please don’t assume that I am in some way deficient because we’re different.
I am not on medication because I haven’t prayed enough. I am not on medication because of lack of faith. I am not on medication because I haven’t found the right alternate-spirituality “encounter group.” I am not on medication because my doctor is some sort of pill-dispensing shill for big pharma.
I am on medication because I have found it the simplest and most effective way to treat my anxiety disorder. That’s it and that’s all. And unless you’ve somehow managed to sneak a peek at what goes on in my head and between me and my doctor there is no reason for you to assume that you know better.
You do you and I’ll do me.