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atalantapendrag: Thin privilege is finding a helpful antidepressant after years of searching and the doctor deciding not to raise the dose because you've gained 10 pounds in 6 months.

thisisthinprivilege:

sootsprites-and-animalrights:

This is one of the more ridiculous posts I have seen. Doctors would raise the dosage if you gain weight because the more weight the more you will need for it to work effectively. Like seriously how is that fat discrimination it is literally a doctor doing his or her job to best prescribe and treat your illness and yes newsflash weight does affect just how much of a drug you need. Jesus christ how can people not get this. It is simple basic logic.

You are so full of shit. 

We live in a world where psychiatrists — PSYCHIATRISTS — regularly tell fat people who come in to talk about antidepressants that they wouldn’t be depressed if they just lost weight. You’re damn skippy they also refuse to prescribe or up the dose on things that cause weight gain. I’ve had them refuse to prescribe certain mood levelers because a common side effect is weight gain. You have absolutely no fucking clue what you’re talking about. Especially since 10lbs in 6 months is not an uncommon weight fluctuation for most people, and is not enough to cause dosage to be changed.

You do not get to tell us what has or hasn’t happened to us. You are not the arbiter of our experiences. FUCK OFF.

-MG

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