“She must be off her meds...”
That phrase is uttered when some one (usually a woman) is irrationally angry, a narcissist, or a drama queen. It is said with a sneer. With contempt.
I’m not offended by the phrase. It is a joke, a colloquialism. It’s a means of expressing disdain for a person’s actions or attitude. It’s not personal.
But when I miss a dose of my medication for bipolar depression, here’s what I experience:
- Nausea. Think hangover. Think morning-sickness.
- Flu-like body-aches
- Disturbingly vivid dreams that keep me from getting any restful sleep
- Anxiety and jitters
So when some one says “She must be off her meds...” I usually laugh. Chances are that person is just joking. Chances are the person of whom they speak is being irrational, or a narcissist, or a drama queen.
But part of me wonders if that person really is off her meds. And feels bad for them.