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Monica’s story: the aftermath of polypsychopharmacology


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My story is now on David Healy's website:


Monica’s story: the aftermath of polypsychopharmacology -- http://wp.rxisk.org/monicas-story-the-aftermath-of-polypsychopharmacology/

Everything Matters: Beyond Meds 


withdrawn from a cocktail of 6 psychiatric drugs that included every class of psych drug.

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Very nice job Monica, and I'm so sorry you were so sorely abused by psychiatry. Unconscionable.

As always, LISTEN TO YOUR BODY! A proud supporter of the 10% (or slower) rule.


Requip - 3/16 ZERO  Total time on 25 years.


Lyrica: 8/15 ZERO Total time on 7 or 8 yrs.

BENZO FREE 10/13 (started tapering 7/10)  Total time on 25 years.


Read my intro thread here, and check the about me section.  "No matter how cynical you get, it's almost impossible to keep up." Lily Tomlin



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Very moving. Thanks, Monica.

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Ten years ago I had c/t off Seroquel and was attempting to taper off 4-5 more drugs simultaneously. I went to see my therapist and happened to have taken a friend with me. The therapist listened to me talk about coming off all the drugs and how I felt "a clarity of mind". I was reserved and lucid which she hadn't seen before. To my utter amazement she immediately dismissed my clear thinking and said the clarity wouldn't last. She also said she didn't want to be my therapist any more which was another shock. Turned out she was dismissing me because I was a was a "non compliant patient". After I left my friend said, "You always said this lady was really nice but I didn't see a shred of that today. It was so obvious she had no idea what to do with you because you were making sense."


My clarity of mind is still here 10 years later and it was worth the gruesome psych drug taper. I do have a progressive neurological disease that was caused by neuroleptics.





A round of thankful applause to you and your fantastic blog. What you wrote today was so painfully similar to my own psyche travel experience.

Unable at this time to correspond by private message.


Link to my Introduction thread: http://survivingantidepressants.org/index.php?/topic/2477-aria-my-psych-journey/

Reading my psychiatric records: http://survivingantidepressants.org/index.php?/topic/5466-drugged-crazy-reading-my-psychiatric-records/

My Success Story is listed under "Aria's Recovery".


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