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Old 06-23-2010, 03:17 PM
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Well, I'm not gonna make a crazy long story for you guys about something I thought was utterly hilarious. Recently, I said in one of HNM's topics that I had been been clinically depressed and taking anti-depressants. Well, I found the desire to actually take a picture of my medication that I've been taking because every single day I wake up and take these as perscribed, I ALWAYS get a smile on my face thinking... "They are the color of a Na'vi." Although I know these will never make me any closer to becoming one, it makes me feel much better for taking them, and I would just like to share this comedic irony with all you guys on ToS



This was taken with my cell phone's camera, but they appear darker than they seem in this pic.
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Old 06-23-2010, 04:30 PM
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Did you know that this is actually part of the way the medication works? Seriously - color, shape and size of pills have an effect on the one who takes them. Not a chemical one of course, but there is a study that shows people getting the same substance in small white pills perceived less effect than people taking the same substance in bigger, colorful pills.

Oh btw - I got some pills like that, too - I wonder, since mine are small and white - maybe this is the reason they did not work on me
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Old 06-23-2010, 05:09 PM
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Haha ohh so thats why my pills are red because reds my favorite color...haha makes sense
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Old 06-23-2010, 06:43 PM
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Ha those tricky scientists...putting hidden phsycological effects in medications
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Old 06-23-2010, 06:57 PM
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XD those sneeky people! XD
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Ironic.

Mine were small and white, but I really don't see how that would have an effect, at least on me because I know enough biology, maybe on people without as much knowledge I guess...

Well, I hope they work for you... just because they didn't for me doesn't mean I think they aren't right for everyone...
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Hey, I think that's great that your pills are Na'vi colored. It sounds a little strange, but I love the colors of things and if it makes you smile, all the better!

I have to take thyroid pills everyday (it kills me...I really dislike medication) and they are colored differently by what dose the are. Mine are sort of light tan. A bit boring, I'm afraid.

How interesting that the pill-makers color them purposefully like that.
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Can't find the study right now, but theres an article on that topic: Placebos Are Getting More Effective. Drugmakers Are Desperate to Know Why.
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Do you want the blue pill or the red pill?
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Do you want the blue pill or the red pill?
LOL - we're back on that topic again, hm?
That is indeed a nice allusion to the blue pills. Maybe even fitting: As I mentioned I took antidepressants also for a while. Not blue, but same kind of stuff. It was kind of a blue pill indeed - made me function, shut out some melanchonic (sp?) thoughts. But in the end it was no good. I gained weight, felt strange so I kicked them. So I guess I have taken the red pill very early and need none now to have the realization of what the matrix is (the earth-destroying society we live in) - basically my explanation is that this is what caused my sorrow which people called depression. Sadly, in this kind of real life game, it is a lot harder to get from realizing it to getting out of it . Still, realizing that as a cause, I can not deal with it consciously and thats a good thing. Needless to say, that Avatar kind of gave me a butt kick towards this realization that was lingering just below conscious level before
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