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Is It A Sin to Take Medication

Hi forum I am so happy that there is a forum with this topic. I myself have add. I have been taking Adderall for almost a year and a half. I also am taking other meds too. But I always wondered if it was a sin. The medication that I take is the same one that teenagers take to stay awake and pay attention in class however I know that it can be taken as a stimulent as well. I have always wondered if God would be disspleased with me because I take a medicine that I feel I need. I cant imagine what life would be like without it. My job perfession would be almost impossible. I know through God all is possble. I know this because I was an alchoholic for over 5 years and only by the grace of God have I sworn it off because of what it was doing to my life and marriage. Sometimes I feel that the medication is a stmulant and even addicting sm I wrong for thinking that?
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I don't believe it's wrong the reason why you take yours is the same reason I take my Ritalin to be chemicaly balanced now if believe people shouldn't take medication period that's fine and different discussion entirely but I think the big problem is the disorder is misunderstood. Here is good example it would be like telling some one who is bipolar to just deal with it.
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If you had a heart condition, would you take your heart medication? If you had diabetes, would you take your insulin? People tend to believe that if its a 'mental' condition then we should just deal with it but if its a 'physical' health problem then medications, surgeries, research, etc are fine.
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Originally Posted by Lfoxx
Hi forum I am so happy that there is a forum with this topic. I myself have add. I have been taking Adderall for almost a year and a half. I also am taking other meds too. But I always wondered if it was a sin. The medication that I take is the same one that teenagers take to stay awake and pay attention in class however I know that it can be taken as a stimulent as well. I have always wondered if God would be disspleased with me because I take a medicine that I feel I need. I cant imagine what life would be like without it. My job perfession would be almost impossible. I know through God all is possble. I know this because I was an alchoholic for over 5 years and only by the grace of God have I sworn it off because of what it was doing to my life and marriage. Sometimes I feel that the medication is a stmulant and even addicting sm I wrong for thinking that?
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In the bible Luke was a Dr and Im sure they had some sort of herbal medications that were used for Various conditions. You are taking medication for the right reasons. You are not abusing it like some teenagers do ( you mentioned) Dont let people, or your own thoughts condemn you. You are brave in recongising and accepting that there is an imbalance that can be helped by medication.
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Originally Posted by aspie2x
In the bible Luke was a Dr and Im sure they had some sort of herbal medications that were used for Various conditions. You are taking medication for the right reasons. You are not abusing it like some teenagers do ( you mentioned) Dont let people, or your own thoughts condemn you. You are brave in recongising and accepting that there is an imbalance that can be helped by medication.
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Though not all medication work as they should. I used take med for my ADD and it had some nasty affects on me. I began to feel like i was under a lot of emotional pressure. i felt tensed. I'm not saying it's a sin, I'm saying, not all med is perfect, because it's man-made, and we must remember that man is not perfect. But, like the rev said... or don't take the med and be heal in Jesus' name. No matter how you do it, in Jesus' name, it will heal. Take the med or not, in Jesus' name, it will heal or be turned to your advantage. A weakness can also be turned to strength... like the Lord has done with Paul.
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Originally Posted by Lfoxx
Hi forum I am so happy that there is a forum with this topic. I myself have add. I have been taking Adderall for almost a year and a half. I also am taking other meds too. But I always wondered if it was a sin. The medication that I take is the same one that teenagers take to stay awake and pay attention in class however I know that it can be taken as a stimulent as well. I have always wondered if God would be disspleased with me because I take a medicine that I feel I need. I cant imagine what life would be like without it. My job perfession would be almost impossible. I know through God all is possble. I know this because I was an alchoholic for over 5 years and only by the grace of God have I sworn it off because of what it was doing to my life and marriage. Sometimes I feel that the medication is a stmulant and even addicting sm I wrong for thinking that?
We all need dr's and meds at times. God uses Dr's to help us,, of course we want to pray first then go to the dr.. in other words,, put God first then the meds and Drs second.

I agree with the post where they said if we have heart trouble, or diabetes it's fine to take meds, but people think when there's a mental illness,, just deal with it.

I would think God prepared the way for you to have your prescriptions.. yes,, they have said some meds are addicting,, that's why we take our dr's advice and do what they say.. If you are taking them as directed, fine,, but if you are abusing them for other than the original purpose,, then that is a problem.. search your heart,, you became free from alcohol,, don't let the devil bind you with abusing your meds.. again,, take them as the dr. prescribed,,, Love in the Lord,, Faye
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