A Sickening Sound

Since day 1 this has bothered me.

The sound of the little balls of chemicals freely moving around inside the Effexor capsule.

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It makes me feel a little silly but every time I take them and hear that sound I want to put them back in the bottle and hide them forever.

For reasons that I do not think I can really explain, the sound makes me feel like I’m doing something wrong. Maybe it’s because I want this to be a quiet process; I don’t want anyone hear that I’m taking a pill…I don’t want to hear that I’m taking a pill.

The sound makes me uncomfortable. I try to move them as little as possible but sound is inevitable.

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About prideinmadness

I'm 25 years old and live in Toronto, Ontario. I refuse to see myself as "sick" and instead focus on how my experience have led me to where I am. I do work and advocacy within mental health, have severe Mad Pride and know that psychiatry needs to change.

Posted on March 16, 2014, in Madness, Mental Health, Stigma/Discrimination, Personal and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. Your intuition may be on to something…how are you feeling with the Effexor itself? When I had that it was a tablet, not gelcaps, I seem to recall, so there wasn’t a noise.

  2. I used to shake them like little maracas!

  3. My effexor (actually the generic, venlafaxine) is a tablet. Perhaps you could check with the doc or the pharmacist and see if a tablet is a possibility for you?

    A pill that rattled would bug me too.

  4. Depending on where I fill mine, I sometimes get a tablet, but most in my area seem to only be filling with capsules now, but last year I was on a tablet form, so I know they still exist.

    Maybe you can call around to different pharmacies and see if any have the tablet or can order it in for you.

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