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Hello, @YammySteph. How are you doing?

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15 hours ago, YammySteph said:

Can’t find delete button lol 

 

I read your post before you edited it.

 

Please see this topic:

 

If you wish to close or delete your account

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Plodding along inch by inch:  12" = 1',  3' =  36 " or 1 yard,  1760 yards  = 63,360" or 1 mile

Current from 27 Mar 2021:  Pristiq 0.295 mg

ADs since ~1992:  25+ years - 1 unknown, Prozac (muscle weakness), Zoloft; citalopram (pooped out) CTed (very sick for 2.5 wks a few months after); Pristiq:  50mg 2012, 100mg beg 2013 (Serotonin Toxicity)  Tapering Oct 2015 

My tapering program   My Intro (goes to my tapering graph)  My website

PLEASE NOTE:  I am not a medical professional.  I provide information and make suggestions.

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Hello all, I'm doing MUCH MUCH better!! & my mindset has not changed about this dangerous practice.

 

I guess the "cats out of the bag" (haha get it??) I will not lie, I am hurt my words were changed so my own feelings were suppressed. BUT the original understanding was left alone & I thank you for that Cheshire cat. Thank you for not altering the general idea of what I was portraying. & because of that, thats why I chose not to publish the original blog because the main message was left alone - that was the most important part. But I'm sure you can understand that replacing my voice is hurtful as thats what psychiatry does...As for everyone else who is checking out what's going on here, we are UNABLE to delete accounts. 'Logging out & not coming back' to the site is NOT the same as deleting an account. I am afraid if I DM any of you to delete my account, it will just be a hard no...so we are somewhat pigeon held when we created this account. When I created my account originally, I was NOT all there. I didn't read the rules. I didnt care at the time. I just wanted to link up with others just like me. I needed help as I was ignored in the real life. I was withdrawing, in pain, suffering, confused, lost, & hurt. But I was glad I did create it despite hastily joining. This site has GOLD advice. So TLDR, I was uncomfortable with my words on my own personal introduction to have been changed & finding out no account is allowed to be removed was just...a bit of a shock to me. I have never come across any website where we were unable to delete our own accounts or even our own posts...as you can see, my blog of " I cannot delete this lol" will remain there. Mistakes happen & mindsets change. But to be fair, this is a memorandum for survivors & hopefully will add to the proof that antidepressants are not what we all originally thought them out to be. Also yes, if you look back, the amazing and helpful guidance should not be wasted as it could potentially help someone in the future & hopefully will be good evidence against this practice. I can confirm from my own experience, the help from online strangers is far more helpful & safe than hearing it from psychiatric doctors (it was for me least - everyone is different). I LOVED the advice I received & because of all of you, I was able to be above the influence of Celexa & many other harmful drugs. Its also nice to know that we are not alone in this battle. I'm sure many of you have faced hate, aggression, & negativity for posting how we now feel about these "miracle drugs". I am currently traumatized from the medical community of psychiatry by taking advantage of my abused life & also the repercussions of taking control of my life & no longer supporting antidepressants. I learned my lesson & never want to use any substance to cope or function.

 

So onto an update:

Its been a few years but I can firmly say that I am in a much better place without any psychiatric help. I stand by changing lifestyle, diet/nutrition. Its not easy, but its doable. I am still a firm believer that mental health medication is a poison to society. The science & logic behind psychiatry continues to not add up & there are still too much missing information to dictate that mental health can be measured. In my own words, taking medication trains the user that they are able to find fast "fixes" to problems. I was quite angry in my last published full blog & I still am angry. We are known for being dangerous & psychiatry is now fighting us harder than ever. Us survivors are dismissed & condemned. I have a close friend who lives, breathes, eats, wellbutrin & I enjoy discoursing about her pro-psychiatry stance because there is always a chance to learn something new...unfortunately, everything she says such as why the drugs help her are still very superficial as when I first got "addicted" to antidepressants years & years ago. There is more logic, science, & facts that these drugs do not "cure" but only bandage problems. And much of those scientific facts can be found here & all over online. I have found peace within myself & I have been able to move forward from my own psychiatric abuse & personal struggles. I can firmly say that I am a trauma survivor & psychiatric survivor. As it seems my account is here to stay indefinitely, I will be posting updates to add to the memorabilia of being a survivor. I do believe Big Pharma will always be one step ahead of us until our voices become greater...& there are quite a bit of us who know the truth but for every one survivor, there are 1000x more voices saying we are dangerous & will try and shut us down (my opinion). That is what I've noticed. & I cannot wait till I'm finally wrong. So like the user above me said, I hope there is a future here soon where our voices get so large, it can no longer be avoided & its just as in the media as other things are. I have yet to see any common publications about someone improving their life due to getting off of antidepressants & that is the day when I will eat my words...which I am happily anticipating!

 

I heal more & more each day & my motivation for speaking the truth grows with it. Thats why I was hurt when my original words were changed in my blog. I want everyone to see the pain that these "holy grail" drugs did. I want everyone to see the truth. The raw, painful, disgusting, offensive truth. No more sugar coating...

 

Its a chaotic time right now & psychiatric treatment is most likely higher than ever. I am happy to be here, I am happy to be an ally, & I'm happy that there are a few safe havens to express the dangers of this field. I am very lucky to have escaped, survived, & make it out barely alive while recovering. Reflecting back to when I first joined this site...I cannot believe what torture I went through...the withdraws & affects of iatrogenic drugs. Sometimes when I reflect back, I think I made it all up & it was just a horror novel/movie that I replaced myself with the main character. Its unbelievable how dangerous many of these drugs are & how highly raved, harked, & hailed they still are today despite so much evidence that its not all magic & sunshine. Thats all I can say for now. I will write back when the time is due. As for now, everyone who is tapering, hang in there. It gets better. And for fellow survivors, keep fighting the fight & our time will come soon...I still stand by my obscene words because the pain, suffering, lies, & mistreatment from much of psychiatry doesn't deserve kind words until its ethics change for the positive (my opinion).

 

Thank you all for hearing me out & thank you all for reading my blog.

 

Hang in there & stay strong all.

YS

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • 2003-2006: Fluoxitine 
  • 2013-2015: Seroquel XR 600mg
  • 2016-2017: Seroquel XR 600mg Celexa 60mg, Lamictal 200mg, Ability 2mg, Minipress 4mg, Valium 2mg 
  • 2017 April: Celexa 40mg, Lamictal 100mg
  • 2017 July: Celexa 20mg, Lamictal 50mg
  • 2017 Sep: Celexa 10mg / Oct: 5mg / Nov: 2mg / Dec 4th: Quit

My introduction

*I am not a medical professional. All my comments are based on personal opinion. Please consult a knowledgeable medical professional for further help.

 

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1 hour ago, YammySteph said:

But to be fair, this is a memorandum for survivors & hopefully will add to the proof that antidepressants are not what we all originally thought them out to be. Also yes, if you look back, the amazing and helpful guidance should not be wasted as it could potentially help someone in the future & hopefully will be good evidence against this practice.

 

 

On 5/15/2011 at 5:22 AM, Altostrata said:

MISSION OF SURVIVINGANTIDEPRESSANTS.ORG

 

Surviving Antidepressants is a site for peer support, documentation, and education of withdrawal symptoms and withdrawal syndrome caused by psychiatric drugs, specifically antidepressants.

The participants on this site have all experienced or are experiencing difficulty in withdrawal from psychiatric medications. We offer peer support to those who are similarly suffering, drawing from our personal experiences.

(No posting on this site should be construed as medical advice. For medical advice, consult a trusted medical caregiver.)

This site is also a research project. The personal stories on this site are documentation of an iatrogenic condition -- suffering caused by medical treatment -- that is almost always ignored, misdiagnosed, or denied by the medical establishment. Given the widespread prescription of antidepressants to tens of millions of people worldwide, withdrawal syndrome probably affects hundreds of thousands if not millions -- including newborns and children.

Antidepressant withdrawal syndrome can last weeks, months, or years. It can be distressing, debilitating, or even disabling. It may be adding to an increase in what is termed disabling mental illness.

With our documentation of antidepressant withdrawal syndrome, we hope to educate the medical establishment about this problem. Case studies are essential; they are evidence understood by doctors, the psychiatric industry, and government regulatory agencies. The have already informed numerous articles in major publications and scientific papers.

Our hope is, eventually, antidepressants and other psychiatric drugs will be prescribed rarely, and only in cases of extremely severe mental illness after less invasive treatments have been tried.

Please join Surviving Antidepressants in its mission to support, document, and educate about psychiatric drug withdrawal syndrome.

 

NEW!!!     INTERVIEW with Altostrata, SA's founder    NEW!!! 

 

Plodding along inch by inch:  12" = 1',  3' =  36 " or 1 yard,  1760 yards  = 63,360" or 1 mile

Current from 27 Mar 2021:  Pristiq 0.295 mg

ADs since ~1992:  25+ years - 1 unknown, Prozac (muscle weakness), Zoloft; citalopram (pooped out) CTed (very sick for 2.5 wks a few months after); Pristiq:  50mg 2012, 100mg beg 2013 (Serotonin Toxicity)  Tapering Oct 2015 

My tapering program   My Intro (goes to my tapering graph)  My website

PLEASE NOTE:  I am not a medical professional.  I provide information and make suggestions.

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@ChessieCatI guess I don’t understand why this was quoted? I have already acknowledged this...not sure what to say at this point...I’m not attacking you, just voicing a prior concern which I am not fighting you or asking to bend the rules, not at all. I am a little confused on your reply. Perhaps I did not do a good job on my previous post/explanation? Or perhaps you are justifying yourself which i have already acknowledged?? Sorry a bit confused here....within the quote it is stated that I have pretty much said why this forum is here in my own words...& as you can see, I am okay with it! I am somewhat confused on why this was repeated....were you able to read the rest of my post? The update? Not just the part about the forum or my concerns (which I’m okay with)? The only thing I can think of is reiterating for others who come across this post and if that’s the case - perfect! Well said!  

  • 2003-2006: Fluoxitine 
  • 2013-2015: Seroquel XR 600mg
  • 2016-2017: Seroquel XR 600mg Celexa 60mg, Lamictal 200mg, Ability 2mg, Minipress 4mg, Valium 2mg 
  • 2017 April: Celexa 40mg, Lamictal 100mg
  • 2017 July: Celexa 20mg, Lamictal 50mg
  • 2017 Sep: Celexa 10mg / Oct: 5mg / Nov: 2mg / Dec 4th: Quit

My introduction

*I am not a medical professional. All my comments are based on personal opinion. Please consult a knowledgeable medical professional for further help.

 

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3 hours ago, YammySteph said:

The only thing I can think of is reiterating for others who come across this post and if that’s the case - perfect! Well said!  

 

I was just confirming that what you wrote is what SA is part of what trying to do.  That is, the site isn't just about helping to get people off their drugs but making the medical professional aware of adverse reactions, withdrawal issues trying to get off drugs, drug interaction etc.  And yes, it is also helpful for other members.

 

Did you see this?  Altostrata is one of the panel members:  Medicating Normal - SurvivingAntidepressants.org Community Discussion video (1 hour and 26 minutes)

NEW!!!     INTERVIEW with Altostrata, SA's founder    NEW!!! 

 

Plodding along inch by inch:  12" = 1',  3' =  36 " or 1 yard,  1760 yards  = 63,360" or 1 mile

Current from 27 Mar 2021:  Pristiq 0.295 mg

ADs since ~1992:  25+ years - 1 unknown, Prozac (muscle weakness), Zoloft; citalopram (pooped out) CTed (very sick for 2.5 wks a few months after); Pristiq:  50mg 2012, 100mg beg 2013 (Serotonin Toxicity)  Tapering Oct 2015 

My tapering program   My Intro (goes to my tapering graph)  My website

PLEASE NOTE:  I am not a medical professional.  I provide information and make suggestions.

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