Thursday, April 30, 2009

NotSoWellbutrin

Within the last year or so my sister and cousin have been put on this popular medication. This isn't to poke fun or make light of people with any type of disorder. Moreso, it seems like they have both gotten a bit worse from taking the meds. My cousin, who is very extroverted and a bs starter has now also added agressiveness to her roster. Before the meds she wasn't like this at all.

My sis who was already the most negative person I know now seems to just not know when to fight her battles. It's like everything is a fight with her. She has to be confrontational and she has to get the last word. She even tried to get into a physical altercation with another relative while they were at work, mind you, they work for the government. The issue was nowhere near serious where it should have escalated to you causing a commotion at your job with your family in front of a bunch of strangers.

To make matters worse you're not supposed to consume alcoholic beverages while on this medication but my sister seems to think that's just because they don't want her to have a good time. Friday night, she was about to take the pill with a wine cooler before my cousin who is also on the pills told her that wasn't a wise idea.

It bothers me how people who take medicines for different disorders joke around about how they must be crazy because they're on a prescribed medication. You aren't THAT crazy, you are fully aware of what you're doing. She's also seeing a psychiatrist who I feels is one of the types who just wants to medicate patients rather than actually getting to the problem.

I try to brush off a lot that my sister does because I know that she has some issues going on but sometimes I want to smack her, like yesterday for example. I got a call from the same relative she tried to fight last month saying that my sister said I had an issue with her but that for some reason I won't confront her myself. Not only is this not true, but if it was, why would you go to someone and say something like that? Other than to look for some mess to get started.

I have just been trying to keep my distance lately before I end up reacting to a person that clearly has problems.

6 comments:

Young woman on a journey said...

yeah that's rough. i guess the only think you can do is avoid her. i mean, is there a way you guys can get her to ask the doctor for another medication. people just don't react well to everything.

Trish said...

Young woman-Hows this for irony? My sister emailed me about an hour ago showing me a research paper she did in only five hours and says she owes it all to her medicine!!

Miss.Stefanie said...

Honestly, let your sister do her. She wants to be negative/hurt herself so be it....You're better than that and do not need the negativity.

Trish said...

Stef-It's hard when you're dealing with fam but I don't really have much choice. I saw her last night at a play and waved to her and she rolled her eyes and waved me off. So young, so bitter.

buttahflychronicles said...

Your sister probably needs a different med or a different psychiatrist. I'd say let her "do her" too, but I know from personal experience that these type of people don't tire out easily or quickly. Hang in there.

Trish said...

Buttahfly-So true, they don't. She got mad at me over the weekend for something so trivial...