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9th Aug '17 11:30:49 PM PaulA
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* In ''OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest'' it is mentioned that the anti-seizure medication causes your teeth to fall out, which is a good reason why some of the patients don't want to take it. One gets the unfortunate side effect mentioned above, and decides he'd rather have the seizures; the other is terrified of having a seizure, and takes the medication intended for the first epileptic as well as his own to make sure he avoids it. In real life decreased salivation ("cotton mouth") is a side-effect of most psychoactive drugs of various kinds and daily use over a long period of time is likely to wreck your teeth.

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* In ''OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest'' ''Literature/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest'' it is mentioned that the anti-seizure medication causes your teeth to fall out, which is a good reason why some of the patients don't want to take it. One gets the unfortunate side effect mentioned above, and decides he'd rather have the seizures; the other is terrified of having a seizure, and takes the medication intended for the first epileptic as well as his own to make sure he avoids it. In real life decreased salivation ("cotton mouth") is a side-effect of most psychoactive drugs of various kinds and daily use over a long period of time is likely to wreck your teeth.
31st May '17 7:18:05 PM Gamermaster
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* Justified in ''Fanfic/AdviceAndTrust''. The only reason Rei was taking "a giant cocktail of sedatives, dissociatives, mood suppressors, and hormonal contraceptives" was because it made it easier for Gendo to control her, and Asuka pretty much begs her to stop taking it when she finds out (Asuka had previously been put on it by her step-mother for similar reasons). Rei ends up going through several months of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benzodiazepine_withdrawal_syndrome various withdrawal symptoms]], but slowly starts experiencing emotions as she detoxes. She also had the good sense to research the proper speed to ween herself off and obtained a counter agent to reduce the nastier side effects. After finding out, Misato mentioned that these things should really be done with medical supervision, but Rei pointed out that that wasn't an option since it would be impossible for her to find a doctor that wasn't under NERV control.

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* Justified in ''Fanfic/AdviceAndTrust''. The only reason Rei was taking "a giant cocktail of sedatives, dissociatives, mood suppressors, and hormonal contraceptives" was because it made it easier for Gendo to control her, and Asuka pretty much begs her to stop taking it when she finds out (Asuka had previously been put on it by her step-mother for similar reasons). Rei ends up going through several months of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benzodiazepine_withdrawal_syndrome org/wiki/Benzodiazepine_withdrawal_syndrome#Signs_and_symptoms various withdrawal symptoms]], but slowly starts experiencing emotions as she detoxes. She also had the good sense to research the proper speed to ween herself off and obtained a counter agent to reduce the nastier side effects. After finding out, Misato mentioned that these things should really be done with medical supervision, but Rei pointed out that that wasn't an option since it would be impossible for her to find a doctor that wasn't under NERV control.
31st May '17 7:12:28 PM Gamermaster
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* Justified in ''Fanfic/AdviceAndTrust''. The only reason Rei was taking "a giant cocktail of sedatives, dissociatives, mood suppressors, and hormonal contraceptives" was because it made it easier for Gendo to control her, and Asuka pretty much begs her to stop taking it when she finds out (Asuka had previously been put on it by her step-mother for similar reasons). Rei ends up going through several months of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benzodiazepine_withdrawal_syndrome various withdrawal symptoms]], but slowly starts experiencing emotions as she detoxes. She also had the good sense to research the proper speed to ween herself off and obtained a counter agent to reduce the nastier side effects. After finding out, Misato mentioned that these things should really be done with adult supervision, but Rei pointed out that that wasn't an option since it would be impossible for her to find a doctor that wasn't under NERV control.

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* Justified in ''Fanfic/AdviceAndTrust''. The only reason Rei was taking "a giant cocktail of sedatives, dissociatives, mood suppressors, and hormonal contraceptives" was because it made it easier for Gendo to control her, and Asuka pretty much begs her to stop taking it when she finds out (Asuka had previously been put on it by her step-mother for similar reasons). Rei ends up going through several months of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benzodiazepine_withdrawal_syndrome various withdrawal symptoms]], but slowly starts experiencing emotions as she detoxes. She also had the good sense to research the proper speed to ween herself off and obtained a counter agent to reduce the nastier side effects. After finding out, Misato mentioned that these things should really be done with adult medical supervision, but Rei pointed out that that wasn't an option since it would be impossible for her to find a doctor that wasn't under NERV control.
21st Apr '17 2:39:02 PM Golondrina
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* {{Deconstructed}} in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Unlimited'', Flash villain The Trickster isn't actually a bad sort, but only taking his medication when he's "feeling down" means he's also open to the delusions that make him go out and commit crimes. At the time Flash confronts him, both over the medication and to find out information, he isn't even aware he's in costume until it's pointed out to him. Said scene was an in-joke of sorts to the dramatic difference between the short-lived live action ''Series/TheFlash1990'' series, which portrayed Trickster as an insane Joker-rip off and the comic version of Trickster, who is more or less a villainous conman, who by the late 1990s had fallen into AntiHero territory as far as aiding the Flash against his former villainous allies. The fact that cartoon Trickster was voiced by MarkHamill, who played the live action version of Trickster (as well as voicing the Joker in the Franchise/{{DCAU}}) added to the wink-wink to the audience.

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* {{Deconstructed}} in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Unlimited'', Flash villain The Trickster isn't actually a bad sort, but only taking his medication when he's "feeling down" means he's also open to the delusions that make him go out and commit crimes. At the time Flash confronts him, both over the medication and to find out information, he isn't even aware he's in costume until it's pointed out to him. Said scene was an in-joke of sorts to the dramatic difference between the short-lived live action ''Series/TheFlash1990'' series, which portrayed Trickster as an insane Joker-rip off and the comic version of Trickster, who is more or less a villainous conman, who by the late 1990s had fallen into AntiHero territory as far as aiding the Flash against his former villainous allies. The fact that cartoon Trickster was voiced by MarkHamill, Creator/MarkHamill, who played the live action version of Trickster (as well as voicing the Joker in the Franchise/{{DCAU}}) added to the wink-wink to the audience.
16th Apr '17 10:25:39 PM Gamermaster
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* Justified in ''Fanfic/AdviceAndTrust''. The only reason Rei was taking "a giant cocktail of sedatives, dissociatives, mood suppressors, and hormonal contraceptives" was because it made it easier for Gendo to control her, and Asuka pretty much begs her to stop taking it when she finds out (Asuka had previously been put on it by her step-mother for similar reasons). Rei ends up going through several months of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benzodiazepine_withdrawal_syndrome various withdrawal symptoms]], but slowly starts experiencing emotions as she detoxes. She also had the good sense to research the proper speed to ween herself off and obtained a counter agent to reduce the nastier side effects. After finding out, Misato mentioned that these things should normally be done with adult supervision, but Rei pointed out that that wasn't an option since it would be impossible for her to find a doctor that wasn't under NERV control.

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* Justified in ''Fanfic/AdviceAndTrust''. The only reason Rei was taking "a giant cocktail of sedatives, dissociatives, mood suppressors, and hormonal contraceptives" was because it made it easier for Gendo to control her, and Asuka pretty much begs her to stop taking it when she finds out (Asuka had previously been put on it by her step-mother for similar reasons). Rei ends up going through several months of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benzodiazepine_withdrawal_syndrome various withdrawal symptoms]], but slowly starts experiencing emotions as she detoxes. She also had the good sense to research the proper speed to ween herself off and obtained a counter agent to reduce the nastier side effects. After finding out, Misato mentioned that these things should normally really be done with adult supervision, but Rei pointed out that that wasn't an option since it would be impossible for her to find a doctor that wasn't under NERV control.
16th Apr '17 10:21:23 PM Gamermaster
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* Justified in ''Fanfic/AdviceAndTrust''. The only reason Rei was taking "a giant cocktail of sedatives, dissociatives, mood suppressors, and hormonal contraceptives" was because it made it easier for Gendo to control her, and Asuka pretty much begs her to stop taking it when she finds out (Asuka had previously been put on it by her step-mother for similar reasons). Rei ends up going through several months of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benzodiazepine_withdrawal_syndrome various withdrawal symptoms]], but slowly starts experiencing emotions as she detoxes. She also had the good sense to research the proper speed to ween herself off and obtained a counter agent to reduce the nastier side effects.

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* Justified in ''Fanfic/AdviceAndTrust''. The only reason Rei was taking "a giant cocktail of sedatives, dissociatives, mood suppressors, and hormonal contraceptives" was because it made it easier for Gendo to control her, and Asuka pretty much begs her to stop taking it when she finds out (Asuka had previously been put on it by her step-mother for similar reasons). Rei ends up going through several months of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benzodiazepine_withdrawal_syndrome various withdrawal symptoms]], but slowly starts experiencing emotions as she detoxes. She also had the good sense to research the proper speed to ween herself off and obtained a counter agent to reduce the nastier side effects. After finding out, Misato mentioned that these things should normally be done with adult supervision, but Rei pointed out that that wasn't an option since it would be impossible for her to find a doctor that wasn't under NERV control.
13th Apr '17 8:20:13 PM AgentS7
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* Music/TheWall directly mentions this in the form of Pink's {{BSOD Song}} The Wall Part 3. "I don't need no walls around me./I don't need no drugs to calm me!/I have seen the writing on the wall./Don't think I need anything at all!" By this point Pink has finally realized that he must come to face with the problems of his life that lead him to build the eponymous wall having been removed from the hedonistic lifestyle he built up as a rock artist to escape it, making this instance especially poignant. Somewhat {{justified}} in that even those drugs that aren't flat-out illegal are given to him by a quack who cares more about getting him back on stage than about his well-being, although in RealLife rehab overseen by a competent professional would probably have been a smarter option than self-administered cold turkey.

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* Music/TheWall directly mentions this in the form of Pink's {{BSOD Song}} The Wall Part 3. "I don't need no walls around me./I don't need no drugs to calm me!/I have seen the writing on the wall./Don't think I need anything at all!" By this point point, Pink has finally realized that he must come to face with the problems of his life this issues that lead led him to build the eponymous wall having been removed from around his emotions in the hedonistic lifestyle he built up as a rock artist to escape it, making this instance especially poignant. Somewhat {{justified}} first place. [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] in that even those drugs that aren't flat-out illegal are given to him by a quack who cares more about getting him back on stage than about his well-being, although in RealLife rehab overseen by a competent professional would probably have been a smarter option than self-administered cold turkey.this happens right before the last quarter of the album, [[SanitySlippage where Pink completely goes off the rails and dives straight into fascism.]]
1st Mar '17 6:26:52 PM elemt
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* In ''Series/CrazyExGirlfriend'' one of Rebecca's first acts on moving to West Covina is to flush her all medication down the sink. Unfortunately most her problems came with her, and tossing out her anti-depressants and other meds wasn't a great idea. [[spoiler: To begin with, they were apparently what stopped her from having musical fugue episodes.]]
18th Feb '17 1:42:09 PM neckinhalf
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* A really dark example in ''Film/TheVoices''. Jerry takes medication at the behest of [[ItMakesSenseInContext one of his dead victims]] one night to help with his mental illness. When they kick in, they [[spoiler: reveal that his home is not a comfy, tidy spot where he has room to cut up his victims and hide them. It's a filthy hole and the mess he made trying to cut up his victims is right out in the open. He flushes the meds down the sink and everything is back to "normal" the next day.]]
8th Jan '17 12:49:01 PM Kinola
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In one notable incident, a young girl's medication actually disrupted her synesthesia. In her case, the shock of the loss cancelled out any good the medication might have done. Her doctor had to wean her off the medication as quickly as possible, afterwards, her synesthesia returned. Subverted in that the doctor later found a medication that would address the symptoms without impacting the patient's synesthesia.

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* In one notable incident, a young girl's medication actually disrupted her synesthesia. In her case, the shock of the loss cancelled out any good the medication might have done. Her doctor had to wean her off the medication as quickly as possible, afterwards, her synesthesia returned. Subverted in that the doctor later found a medication that would address the symptoms without impacting the patient's synesthesia.
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