Jump to content

Information and inspiration for the chronically ill (iatrogenically ill in our case here)


GiaK
 Share

Recommended Posts

New post that some may find useful.

 

Original Link: http://beyondmeds.com/2012/05/15/chronicillnesstab/

 

I added another tab at the top of the page. Thought I’d call attention to it. This one is for folks living with chronic illnesses of all kinds. I was struck physically ill from the brain-injury and systemic insult incurred by long-term and excessive (prescribed) psychiatric drug use and the subsequent withdrawal from the drugs (iatrogenesis). Many of my symptoms are like that of all sorts of auto-immune and other long-term chronic illness. (CFS, fibromyalgia, etc)

 

These are articles about learning to cope with being seriously ill and also learning to heal from such illness.

 

This is general information and/or personal information that has been helpful to me and may or may not apply at all to any particular given individual with whatever illness you may be coping with.

 

The tab and the drop down menu will be permanently at the top of the page, but for ease of use for the reader I share it below as well.

Chronic Illness

 

Living well while being sick

 

Toolbox

 

Yoga for rehab

 

Multiple drug sensitivity

 

Isolation when ill

 

This is what it’s like

 

What does it mean to heal?

 

Karma and chronic illness

 

Challenges of Living with Invisible Pain or Illness

 

Asking for help when you’re ill

 

Reality is the full spectrum

 

Can’t get no satisfaction

 

More info that may pertain to the chronically ill (diet and nutrition)

 

These are all permanently accessible from the drop-down navigation menu above (on blog site) under the heading “Chronic Illness”

Everything Matters: Beyond Meds 

https://beyondmeds.com/

withdrawn from a cocktail of 6 psychiatric drugs that included every class of psych drug.
 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I just read the multiple drug sensitvity and totally agree with it. I believe it has happened to me and probably everyone else on this site.

 

The portion about most doses being 'overkill' was spot on. I believe that happened to me in all cases, paxil, lexapro and now celexa. All 40mgs. In retrospect - 20mgs. was and should have stayed as the max.

 

Thanks...will read the other links:)

Intro: http://survivingantidepressants.org/index.php?/topic/1902-nikki-hi-my-rundown-with-ads/

 

Paxil 1997-2004

Crossed over to Lexapro Paxil not available

at Pharmacies GSK halted deliveries

Lexapro 40mgs

Lexapro taper (2years)

Imipramine

Imipramine and Celexa

Now Nefazadone/Imipramine 50mgs. each

45mgs. Serzone  50mgs. Imipramine

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Moderator Emeritus

Gianna, thank you again for the work you do. I wish I had words to express how grateful I am.

Started on Prozac and Xanax in 1992 for PTSD after an assault. One drug led to more, the usual story. Got sicker and sicker, but believed I needed the drugs for my "underlying disease". Long story...lost everything. Life savings, home, physical and mental health, relationships, friendships, ability to work, everything. Amitryptiline, Prozac, bupropion, buspirone, flurazepam, diazepam, alprazolam, Paxil, citalopram, lamotrigine, gabapentin...probably more I've forgotten. 

Started multidrug taper in Feb 2010.  Doing a very slow microtaper, down to low doses now and feeling SO much better, getting my old personality and my brain back! Able to work full time, have a full social life, and cope with stress better than ever. Not perfect, but much better. After 23 lost years. Big Pharma has a lot to answer for. And "medicine for profit" is just not a great idea.

 

Feb 15 2010:  300 mg Neurontin  200 Lamictal   10 Celexa      0.65 Xanax   and 5 mg Ambien 

Feb 10 2014:   62 Lamictal    1.1 Celexa         0.135 Xanax    1.8 Valium

Feb 10 2015:   50 Lamictal      0.875 Celexa    0.11 Xanax      1.5 Valium

Feb 15 2016:   47.5 Lamictal   0.75 Celexa      0.0875 Xanax    1.42 Valium    

2/12/20             12                       0.045               0.007                   1 

May 2021            7                       0.01                  0.0037                1

Feb 2022            6                      0!!!                     0.00167               0.98                2.5 mg Ambien

 

I'm not a doctor. Any advice I give is just my civilian opinion.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Terms of Use Privacy Policy