So I now have a very nice lady MD shoving drugs into my body. She's 60ish, bible quotes all over the office, very sweet, and knows her shit. This is important for the story I am about to tell.
Talking in a room about the impacts of medications.
MD: Are you noticing anything that I need to know about? Side effects etc?
ME: I see online that one of the side effects is personality changes and I've noticed that a bit.
MD: What do you mean?
ME: My real core personality is getting harder to suppress.
MD: Oh, it can't be that bad, can it? What do you consider your "core personality" (She used finger quotes!)
ME: More of a bitter angry cunt.
MD: Silence. Face starts to slack, eyes dart toward door.
ME: OH, sorry, didn't mean to be rude, but that is the best description.
ME: I grew up Irish Catholic.
MD: Ohhhhhhh OK, I think I understand.
The Human Endocrine system is a set of feedbacks onto feedbacks wrapped in a chemical soup of controls that is a bitch and a half to fix when it gets out of whack. Don't be like me kids. To facilitate the understanding of not making the same mistakes I've met I offer you these observations.
1. Don't have lower middle class/poor parents.
2. Don't live in poverty.
3. Don't be homeless.
4. Eat well, exercise and if possible don't work manual labour.