November 13, 2019 “Working on Us” Week #23 Mental Health Blogging Community-Mental Health Series, Topic: Medications

Hello, All! Welcome back to “Working on Us” – A series that represents people with mental health illnesses/disorders. 


Before I begin Week #23, I’d like to share with you all the participants that had responded to Week #22, Topic: Rejection and Overcoming Rejection.  Some stories that have been shared were very personal and I appreciate you sharing them with all of us.  Thank you kindly.


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November 6th’s Participants:


Sadje, of “Keep it Alive”

Ashley, of “Mental Health @ Home”

Melanie C., of “Sparks From a Combustible Mind”

Emilia, of “My Inner MishMash”

Michelle, of  “Advice, Mental Health, Personal, and My Life”

Melody, of “Crushed Caramel” – Learner of Love (Multi-Post)

Michelle, of “Two Pegs On A Line”


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Help Break The Stigma Surrounding Mental Health


Question Prompt:

  1. When you first were diagnosed with your mental illness/disorder, did it take a while to get used to your medications that were prescribed to you?  If you answer the question, (YES), How did you feel initially?
  2. Depending on how long you have been on medication, how many times do you think it has been adjusted to make you feel stable?
  3. Have you ever had a bad reaction to medication?
  4. Have you ever suffered withdrawals from a certain type of medication, and if so… What type was it?
  5. Do you work closely with your doctor in regards to your medication intake?  (In other words, do you have a good relationship with your doctor?)
  6. Since your diagnosis, have you ever tried to not take medication and see if you can handle your symptoms of mental illness/disorders on your own?  If so, how did that work out for you?
  7. Tell us briefly how medication has affected your life?

Picture Prompt:

What do you see and how does it make you feel when you see this picture?


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  • Write your own post and create a pingback to the original post here.
  • There are no right or wrong answers.  Write in any format you see fit.  (Answer’s, fiction, non-fiction, poetry, poem, short prose…anything, and/or narrative).
  • You can do one or all prompts.
  • You have from November 13th. through November 19th. to submit your entries.

  • Please reblog the original post in order to spread more awareness.
  • ( If you the blogger have a suggestion/question you want to ask in the future weeks, please submit them in the comment section of this post).
  • Let’s see if we can get some men involved in this week’s prompts, your viewpoint/feelings are validated here too!
  • Plus, as an added bonus, whoever responds to the following prompts will automatically be reblogged to promote your blog site and spread more awareness!



Please check out a book that our own Ashley Peterson, of Mental Health @ Home, wrote:

Ashley makes understanding your medication and its effects on us very easy to comprehend.  You can find this on her store site as well as Amazon.

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Remember to create a pingback to this original post after you write your own post.  Also, remember that this is not a prompt-based post.  Please write a narrative.  I really look forward to your responses.  Or, maybe I should say “We” all look forward to one another’s responses.


Thank you in advance.

Take Care & God Bless,

Beckie 💚


BC 2019

Credits: Google Images, Pinterest, Pixabay, and, Ashley, of “Mental Health @ Home”


52 thoughts on “November 13, 2019 “Working on Us” Week #23 Mental Health Blogging Community-Mental Health Series, Topic: Medications

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  1. Luckily for me the only meds I’m on are post cancer, but the stuff I had to take in the 80s following my breakdown were numerous and multicoloured. Pills to keep me awake, pills to help me sleep, pills to stop me shaking, pills to fight my depression, pills for anxiety issues, pills to cheer me up, pills to calm me down, in all about 10 a day, including valium.
    It took a year to get off them, and Hubby (to be then) and I had a little ceremony as we flushed them all down the toilet. We stained the porcelain and used a loo bloo to disguise it as we were renting the property.
    They helped me when I needed them which was the all important thing.

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  2. Hi Beckie, this is such an important topic! I will post my contribution later today. However, I have a request and I know I’m not alone. Could you, if you reblog our posts at all (I’d prefer you share them instead), link to the originals in the recap? That way people can click through to the bloggers who contributed directly. You could set the links to open in a new tab so that people will still see your blog and can easily return to it. There was a discussion about this on a blog you and I both follow and I think that person (can’t remember who) is right to say that reblogging (and especially the way you do it now, with your own reblogs in the recap) does little to promote the original blogger. I definitely applaud you for doing Working On Us and will always provide a pingback to you so that people know this was originally your idea. I don’t mean to offend you in any way either, but I saw Melanie of Sparks didn’t want her posts reblogged either and I’d feel bad if she and others got less exposure due to it.

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    1. Okay, Please forgive me if I’m misunderstandng this.
      You want me to reblog your post including the original link?
      But, you don’t want me to include on the following weeks content?
      Each person that submits a post to working on us, automatically gets a reblog, if not copied and paste to my site in order to promote the blogger with whom submitted a post.
      Sorry, if I’m a little confused, it’s that I’m on hefty duty meds at current and am a bit slow.

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  3. these are really important questions and I commend all of you for so openly participating … I’m blessed that I have no psych issues and don’t take meds for anything eg am very healthy … the wealth the big pharmas make is obscene!

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    1. Before I read and post, I just want to make sure of a few things. Do you have a name that I can use? If not, what do you want me to use?
      Also, your site name. Lumpdates.wordpress or Love Your Brain?
      Thank you in advance. I just don’t want to make an error when I reblog a person’s post.


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