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Author Topic: Purity and Medication  (Read 2862 times)

Offline Khenneferitw

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Purity and Medication
« on: October 11, 2010, 09:41:52 pm »
Em hotep.

I've read in some threads that many of you avoid performing rituals - be it Senut, a State rite, or Heka - while under the influence of medication that alters your mind. However, I take mind altering medication daily to treat my mental health issues, being unable to fight them on my own. Does this make me impure?
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Offline rev. ubenet

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Re: Purity and Medication
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2010, 09:48:08 pm »
don't worry, medication you need doesn't make you impure. my pills make me functional, not high. :)
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Offline Satsenu

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Re: Purity and Medication
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2010, 09:55:58 am »
Well put, Ubenetsenu!
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Offline Tai'awepwawet

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Re: Purity and Medication
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2010, 11:04:55 am »
Quote from: ubenetsenu
don't worry, medication you need doesn't make you impure. my pills make me functional, not high. :)


This.

I am currently taking codiene for tooth pain. This makes me high. This makes me impure.

I take sertraline and lamotrigine for mental health issues. They do not make me high/weird. They do not make me impure.

If you were on mental health meds that made you consistently in a foggy/stoned like state (some anti-psychotics f.ex are known to do this) then that would make things trickier. It really depends how bad it is. Mild brainfog is something I'm sure most Gods will try to deal with (and help you deal with, at least during rites). If it's more severe, that warrants a more in depth discussion with the Gods and possibly Hemet.
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Offline Rev. Raheri

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Re: Purity and Medication
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2010, 11:16:07 am »
Em hotep everyone,

Medications prescribed by a healthcare provider do not make you impure. If your medications make you feel sedated or foggy, I would suggest you do Senut before you take the meds or several hours later when these effects have worn off (kind of like a don't operate heavy machinary thing). Never stop taking prescibed medication because you think the gods see it as impure. The gods would be far more preturbed at us not taking care of ourselves.

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Offline Phoenix_Falls

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Re: Purity and Medication
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2010, 10:08:55 pm »
Quote from: ubenetsenu
don't worry, medication you need doesn't make you impure. my pills make me functional, not high. :)

This!

Although, I've gotta admit, before I started in on a mostly herbal regimen for PTSD and Schizoaffective Disorder, I wouldn't do prayers when taking certain medications. It ma have just been my reactions to the medication in question, but they didn't make me feel right at all.

That said, if you're taking any medication like that, you'll know if it's okay or not. Sometimes, I feel like when I'm having an episode, that makes me impure but it's taken Netjer all but literally slapping me upside the back of my head for me to concede that yes, it's okay to pray/do Senut when I'm having episodes or one or the other issues I have (Netjer forbid at the same time, but it's happened before too). I find that it's during those times that I really need to do it.
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