If you keep reading the Dark Tower, book 4 takes a little bit of a side trip. For me it was a bit boring after the first few books, but book 5 was my favorite of the series, so it's worth it to get through 4, lol. I started reading it when I was a teenager, and it took like 17 years for him to finish it. LONG wait of 7 years between some of the books. But a fabulous story.
I actually read book 4 when I was in my teens but I didn't read the rest of the series. I got it as a Christmas present. I liked 1 due to the awesome use of adjectives it was like candy to read. Book 2 had a much better story and the sci-fi storytelling opportunity of the doors was stellar. I'm in the beginning of book 3 right now. I'm going to read 4 again just because I want to see how things all tie in and it has been over 20 years since I read it (I think).
<blockquote>The decay of the leaf is the form skhanda. The other skhandas are the mental skhandas. None of those is 'me'. The is if you can have The skhandas independent of eachother? Can you have just mental skhandas without any form?</blockquote>
Isn't that what enlightenment is -- a mind without form!
The medications helped me, I am going to continue to take them. Sorry it's late I can't think of much I want to say at the moment. I will keep you in my thoughts. I think I recall that it seems like you are taking vitamin supplements like me for yourself. I would be glad to photocopy some information I have about vitamin C, NAC and Flush-Niacin (flush is theraputic) maybe you could ask your psychiatrists opinion and test it.
I'll be back