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I just had to share this little snark-filled piece...sometimes I miss not having comments on the blog, but the truth is I simply do not have the energy to keep up with them...

 

I hope you enjoy!!

 

 

Newsflash: primetime doesn’t understand mental illness and neither do you

http://wp.me/p5nnb-7BN

Everything Matters: Beyond Meds 

https://beyondmeds.com/

withdrawn from a cocktail of 6 psychiatric drugs that included every class of psych drug.
 

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Great post!

 

Our society is so hypocritical. People pray for and believe in "healing", but I guess that means only with drugs ..? How would they know if healing/recovery occurred if drugged forever?

 

The new show Perception is interesting. A Neuroscience Professor diagnosed as paranoid schizophrenic goes off his drugs and listens to his hallucinations to guide his work. I've seen a few episodes. There is no mention given to withdrawal, but other than that, the concept is good, IMHO.

Pristiq tapered over 8 months ending Spring 2011 after 18 years of polydrugging that began w/Zoloft for fatigue/general malaise (not mood). CURRENT: 1mg Klonopin qhs (SSRI bruxism), 75mg trazodone qhs, various hormonesLitigation for 11 years for Work-related injury, settled 2004. Involuntary medical retirement in 2001 (age 39). 2012 - brain MRI showing diffuse, chronic cerebrovascular damage/demyelination possibly vasculitis/cerebritis. Dx w/autoimmune polyendocrine failure.<p>2013 - Dx w/CNS Sjogren's Lupus (FANA antibodies first appeared in 1997 but missed by doc).

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wow...that show sounds really interesting...I'm glad I didn't know anything about it or it might have complicated the response...

 

I'll have to check it out.

Everything Matters: Beyond Meds 

https://beyondmeds.com/

withdrawn from a cocktail of 6 psychiatric drugs that included every class of psych drug.
 

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I know lots of diagnosed schizophrenics.

 

Zero take no medication.

 

It's bizarre but this expert is probably unfamiliar with nonmedicated schizophrenics thriving because he has never encountered one. Why would he? If I wasn't dependent on a shrink for benzos I wouldn't spend one second of my life looking for medical experts to prove wrong. I'd get busy living after escaping with whatever remains of my health.

"Well my ship's been split to splinters and it's sinking fast
I'm drowning in the poison, got no future, got no past
But my heart is not weary, it's light and it's free
I've got nothing but affection for all those who sailed with me.

Everybody's moving, if they ain't already there
Everybody's got to move somewhere
Stick with me baby, stick with me anyhow
Things should start to get interesting right about now."

- Zimmerman

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