saoirse Posted June 21, 2012 Share Posted June 21, 2012 What is up with the "alternative" practitioners I've been around? The past few times I've gone in for acupuncture (I have physical issues such as severe fatigue) my acupuncturist has been suggesting to me to reduce my medication instead of adding on (buspar was recently added for anxiety). Then she said something about bipolar people needing medication, which I felt she was implying that because I don't have bipolar (well, the jury's out on that one right now) that I don't need medication. Because my recurrent psychotic depression and disabling anxiety are soooooo much fun. She gave me a referral for a "psychiatrist" who works on reducing meds or taking people off of them altogether. I have no intention of calling this person. Medication saved my life. I wish I could meet some alternative therapy people who aren't against medication. Acupuncture is helping out my physical issues a bit but meds are what stabilized my psychological condition. Has anyone else ran into similar predicaments-- some "expert" telling them to go off their meds? (hope this is in the right place, btw.) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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