People take medication for all sorts of reasons – and one woman claimed doing so saved her life.
Blogger Mik Zazon uses her platform to try and normalise bodies. She now has over 920,000 followers on Instagram, and people love the way she opens up about life.
The body positive babe recently got candid about mental health, and said there are reasons why she takes so many pills. But this hasn't stopped cruel trolls from labelling her as a "drug addict".
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Recently the influencer revealed someone called her a "drug addict" because of her honesty about her life experiences. They wrote: "Learn to deal with life instead of needing a bunch of pills", and it's left many people in shock.
What's more is, nearly 3,000 people liked the hurtful comment, which encouraged Mik to open up about her struggles. She confessed she's been through some tough times since she was only 12-years-old, and her health has suffered as a result.
But she won't let people try and bring her down, as she knows medication has actually led to saving her life. She has a frank message for people who try and bully her.
Writing on Instagram, Mik said: "At the age of 12 I started dealing with depression and anxiety, and I was prescribed SSRI's. At 14 I developed insomnia, and was prescribed sleeping meds because I was falling asleep during school.
"All of which I know now was caused by severe childhood trauma By the age of 16, I had 2 TBI’s and was diagnosed with post concussive syndrome from playing competitive soccer and had to be on a migraine medication.
"My brain health was in a bad enough condition that I had to quit sports and start occupational therapy because I couldn’t even talk normally. During this time I was diagnosed with a lot of learning disabilities that went undetected my whole life.
"At 16 I entered an abusive relationship that carried on for 4 years. I got on the pill because I was scared to get pregnant by my abuser. During those 4 years i developed multiple eating disorders from societal pressures and the severity of the abuse and trauma that I endured.
"At 22 years old I was diagnosed with CPTSD and started outpatient eating disorder recovery. I also started ADHD medication during this time. After years of having cystic acne trying everything under the sun to treat it, I decided to start accutane, and when that didn’t work after 2 rounds, I started spironolactone.
"From 22-27, I decided I wanted to teach women and girls to love themselves through my social media platforms, my anti-diet fitness programs, creating a global women’s body confidence event company with my best friend, all while being in and out of the hospital for what I now know to be stage 2 endometriosis. I was on many medications to treat the pain."
She continued: "I have been in a constant state of survival my entire life and without medication I can confidently say that I would not be here living at all. Medication helps people 'deal with life' every single day.
"To see that 3,000 people agree with calling people that are desperate to find life worth living for 'drug addicts' is atrocious. No matter what anyone’s story is, medication should never be something to be ashamed of.
"Fighting to live, no matter how you choose to do so, is nothing but admirable and strong."
Since she bravely shared the post, more than 15,000 people have liked it – and several of her followers commented too. People can't get over the words used in the comment, and the fact that so many other social media users liked it.
One person said: "As a real former drug addict myself, it makes me sad when people imply that drug addicts are bad people. Even if you were an addict, that wouldn’t make you a horrible person. People need to stop using labels like this as insults. We all have worth."
Another replied: "The fact that 3,000 people liked this comment has me shook. I’ve always admired your vulnerability and honestly and your message for all women to love themselves and to normalize normal bodies. Sending you big hugs and support."
Meanwhile, a third replied: "I too wouldn’t be here today if it wasn’t for my SSRI."
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