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Posted by haribo (as ),
I was a patient on Iris Ward recently.
One evening, I decided I did not want to take my medications, as I was piling the weight on and already have an eating disorder, so the weight gain was getting me down. The tablets had increased my appetite, which was why I was refusing them.
Staff tried to get me to take them but I had made my mind up and sat crying on my bed because I wasn't being heard.
Eventually they accepted my decision and left me alone.
Still crying, one staff member then came into my room to continue one-to-one observations. She wouldn't leave me alone about the tablets and kept on and on about how she felt about me refusing to take them.
"I think you're a very silly girl, I thought you were better than this" she hissed.
And that's how I was made to feel.. all I needed when I felt bad already!