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Psych Meds: ‘A Necessary Evil’ Or A Magic Pill?

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

Pill: [skull and bones]

Title: Psych Meds ‘a Necessary Evil’.

Psych Meds: ‘a necessary evil’ or a magic pill?

The answer to this question comes down to the individual. My recovery started with a slue of medications being thrown at me. The first year of “getting professional help” felt more like I was a pincushion or guinea pig.

Over the years, I like most, have gotten to a point where I wanted to give up on meds. For me, it was not due to the side-effects, it was the cost.  I know what I’m like without medication.  I know how my reality gets twisted to a point where my family suffers.  After a period of being off meds for 2 years (my wife calls that time “two nightmare years on earth.”) we agreed that I need to stay compliant. Well, it was more like “if you don’t take your meds, I’m fleeing.” 

The Hard Truth About Taking Medications

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

hard truth about taking meds Wellbutrin XL prozac 24

Medic Pill: Bravo one, this is tango four, I’ve located Prozac 24… Still not sign of the Wellbutrin XL!

Title: The Hard Truth About Taking Medications

The Hard Truth About Taking Medications

This cartoon is more of an illustration made up of 3 different cartoon segments.  I’ve had the idea for over a year.  I  just did not have the skill set to bring it all together in a way that would convey my vision of what happens to meds when we take them.

Yes, the hard truth about taking medications is that the capsules are going to one of the harshest environments known to man…the human xtomach!  I started thinking about what happens to our meds once we swallow them.  So after a year, this is the cartoon that popped out.

I could go on and on about the Prozac and Wellbutrin and all the ups and downs about these meds, but, then you would miss the joke.  :)

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