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    Over a year ago

    I’ve been working step-by-step to veganize all aspects of my life, food, clothing, cosmetics. All that cruelty-free jazz. One major issue i’m having is with prescription medications :/ Unfortunately, clinical depression and thyroid problems run in my family and i’m on Prozac, Synthroid, and an ADD pill called Vayrin (Yes I know, I have a lot of issues xD, I’ve accepted myself okay?). I have tried getting off all the pills before and it did NOT go well, at all. I stayed off for about 3 months and things got progressively worse. Its killing me inside that I’m taking something that exploits animals in some way to take care of my own issues, but on the other hand I am so exhausted, careless, and just overall miserable without the medications, as pathetic as that sounds. Anybody else been in my shoes for this, and if so what did you do? There has to be another way…

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    Over a year ago

    I’ve been vegan for 5 yrs and I also have a lot of health issues as well such as anxiety, depression, and ptsd! The medication I have to take for this is in a gelatin capsule and it comes in no other form. I’ve been through different types of treatments for many years and this is the only thing that helps. I cannot get off of it as it would be really bad for me. Veganism means doing the best you can, it’s impossible for anyone to be 100% vegan as there are some things that contain animal products and you either are unaware or cannot avoid it. But one important thing is that you HAVE to make exceptions for your health! Such as one of the top people in PETA has to take insulin, and she’s gotten called a “hypocrite” for it, but this is simply not true that she’s a hypocrite! People do not understand that health exceptions are 100% ok and needed to be done. Plus the better health you are in, the more you can fight for animals. <3

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    Over a year ago

    I’m in the same boat and have learnt to accept that I have to take medication to live, but by continuing to live I can help even more animals :)

    Also, I make myself feel better by realising that just by being vegan I’m doing a lot more than most people when it comes to not exploiting animals.

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  • Profile photo of Styna

    Over a year ago

    veg soul sisters… … … I LIKE IT!
    Woowoooo! You go lady! *high-five*

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  • Profile photo of erinmoretz

    Over a year ago

    I’m so happy i’ve stumbled upon you! who knows, the ways of the universe just may have brought us here, veg soul sisters…. with a couple loose screws. ^_^
    Thank you, if only it were just that. You come out of it so much stronger, and I suppose that is an aspect of depression that is beautiful.
    Lol, let me give it a try…..
    Feels pretty liberating so far heh
    And I’m also here if you need to talk, I may just message you right now! I must get to know you more!

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  • Profile photo of Styna

    Over a year ago

    *hug* I have a theory… that we might be the same person. lol
    I relate completely to everything you just said.
    “You can’t be the voice for those who can’t speak for themselves when you’re mind is in such a dark place that you don’t even have a voice of your own” You worded the feelings of depression beautifully.
    (p.s. I’m always here if you ever want to talk. It really does help to know you’re not as “crazy” as you think everyone thinks you are. I only just got to the point in my life where I really accepted it, and can stand tall -or slightly hunched over- and say “Yeah. My brain doesn’t work the way it’s ‘supposed to’. SUCK IT!” lol)

    But yeah, it definitely comes down to a matter of “the greater good”.

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