I have physical as well as mental diagnoses. Over the years I have taken many medications. Some have worked, while other have not. Some have not had any side effects, and others have left me feeling worse than when I started.
For better or worse I need them to feel even some semblance of normal. I moved a while back and the state that I am in now is very strict about controlled substances. I am glad that they are looking out for people, yet I have been on the same controlled substances for seven years.
What people who do not take some of these medications do not realize is that they have withdrawal effects. Stomach pains, nausea, cold sweats, and other unpleasant ailments.
Why can the medical field not come up with something more permanent or at least does not have withdrawal symptoms?