By Deacon Gray 2006
Psychological medication and its interaction with the Psychic community has long been an area of interest to me. The trouble has been trying to find good solid information, and understanding the repercussions of the findings.
For example if I were to write this piece and say that “Psychological medication impairs the psychic abilities” one could conceivably see this as a reason to forsake medications that they may well need desperately. Yet at the same time there is evidence to support that the above is true to some extent.
So instead of the normal format for such an article I am going to ruffle a few feathers and make my conclusions at the top of the article. If you have been prescribed medication for a psychological disorder you should remain on those medications despite any diverse effects to your psychic abilities.
In study of the effects of medications on Psychic ability has been pretty much nonexistent. The general scientific community cannot be certain that such power exist, so they can hardly prove they are being affected by medications. It is also significant that the antidotal information varies and is far from conclusive.
The reports, it seems, vary between those who claim there is no effect to their abilities at all, to others who say that the medications completely block these extra senses. One person I spoke to recently stated “I feel so alone and displaced when I take my Zyban. I am so used to being able to feel every one around me that now it’s like living in a vacuum.”
She went on to tell me that with out being able to sense people’s emotions, as an empath, she was having a hard time relating to people as a whole. “It’s like being around machines faking human emotion. You see the smiles, the emotions displayed, but nothing seems right about it.”
Her experience is not unique. Many people have reported the same kinds of initial reactions to these medications. “Life used to be like a big bowl of rocky road ice cream, with every bite there was a new flavor. Right now it feels more like just ice.”
Most of these reports came from people who had only short term exposures to medications. “At first, I felt like I had lost part of myself. It took some time but eventually they came back. I had a little more control because I wasn’t as emotionally unstable.”
This subject however admitted that she still had moments when she felt as if her ability had been to some extent diminished by the medications. “I hate having to give up some of my abilities but I have to admit its nice not having a weekly or nightly crisis.”
In some cases it has been reported that the diminished abilities are present as long as the medication is being taken. “I’ve taken a lot of different meds over the last few years. I thought maybe if I found a different one it wouldn’t have the same effects. Nothing really worked, if I took medications that worked on my depression I lost my abilities, if I kept the abilities the medications didn’t work on my depression.
Eventually I just decided it was better to feel human, than to feel every one else.”
While some have reported the diminished capacity, and many reported discontinuing the medications they had been taking the long term result actually looked pretty good.
Medication of any kind has some effect on the chemical and psychological actions inside the body. Caffeine can have a big reaction, so can St. Johns Wart, but any medication needs a certain amount of time in order to reach a homeostatic, and yet therapeutic level. Most people find that with time their nature cannot be repressed. The initial response can mask the abilities, but the human potential is amazingly resilient.
Over all the primary statement remains true. Medications can and will have some effect on your life and abilities. However the only way to be certain if the effect is worth the piece, and if it is a long term negative effect is to take the medications long enough for them to equal out.
I encourage everyone who might be taking these medications to continue their use at lest as long as your doctor tells you it should take to start feeling normal or leveled off. While the abilities you possess may suffer to some extent, or may not, the value of your own happiness by in large is the most important thing.