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If you have been harmed by taking Abilify and you are willing to talk about your experiences, I would like to hear from you. I am a free-lance writer specializing in medical harm. I am particularly interested in hearing from anyone who has taken Abilify as an adjunct to antidepressant therapy.

 

Here's links to my latest article in the Canada Free Press:

 

http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/68695

 

 http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/68708

 

http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/68717

 

http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/68731

 

If you are interested, you may contact me at patrickhahn@hotmail.com.

 

Patrick D Hahn

 

I have never taken psychiatric medicines. I am a freelance writer specializing in medical harm.

 

http://patrickhahn5.wixsite.com/meliponula 

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Bumping so people will see this post.

 

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Drug cocktail 1995 - 2010
Started taper of Adderall, Wellbutrin XL, Remeron, and Doxepin in 2006
Finished taper on June 10, 2010

Temazepam on a PRN basis approximately twice a month - 2014 to 2016

Beginning in 2017 - Consumption increased to about two times per week

April 2017 - Increased to taking it full time for insomnia

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I just wrote to him, explaining that it would be hard to single out Abilify, but that I have a whopper of a story anyway. Told him a bit about my background. Will report back.

2009: Cancer hospital said I had adjustment disorder because I thought they were doing it wrong. Their headshrinker prescribed Effexor, and my life set on a new course. I didn't know what was ahead, like a passenger on Disneyland's Matterhorn, smiling and waving as it climbs...clink, clink, clink.

2010: Post surgical accidental Effexor discontinuation by nurses, masked by intravenous Dilaudid. (The car is balanced at the top of the track.) I get home, pop a Vicodin, and ...

Whooosh...down, down, down, down, down...goes the trajectory of my life, up goes my mood and tendency to think everything is a good idea.
2012: After the bipolar jig was up, now a walking bag of unrelated symptoms, I went crazy on Daytrana (the Ritalin skin patch by Noven), because ADHD was a perfect fit for a bag of unrelated symptoms. I was prescribed Effexor for the nervousness of it, and things got neurological. An EEG showed enough activity to warrant an epilepsy diagnosis rather than non-epileptic ("psychogenic") seizures.

:o 2013-2014: Quit everything and got worse. I probably went through DAWS: dopamine agonist withdrawal syndrome. I drank to not feel, but I felt a lot: dread, fear, regret, grief: an utter sense of total loss of everything worth breathing about, for almost two years.

I was not suicidal but I wanted to be dead, at least dead to the experience of my own brain and body.

2015: I  began to recover after adding virgin coconut oil and organic grass-fed fed butter to a cup of instant coffee in the morning.

I did it hoping for mental acuity and better memory. After ten days of that, I was much better, mood-wise. Approximately neutral.

And, I experienced drowsiness. I could sleep. Not exactly happy, I did 30 days on Wellbutrin, because it had done me no harm in the past. 

I don't have the DAWS mood or state of mind. It never feel like doing anything if it means standing up.

In fact, I don't especially like moving. I'm a brain with a beanbag body.   :unsure:

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westcoast, did he decide to take your story? 

I am not a medical professional and nothing I say is a medical opinion or meant to be medical advice, please seek a competent and trusted medical professional to consult for all medical decisions.

 

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No, I don't think so. After I sent it he replied Thanks for sharing this, or something. I had asked him to hold it in complete confidence, not even share it with other journalists. I hope he honors that. I thought of asking him why he didn't want to talk with me, but who cares. He is just one person. I have contacts in alternative media...someone I volunteer for is a friend of Mike Adams at natural News. (Naturalnews.com, the health ranger). That is where I would like to run my saga. But who knows, maybe I come off as crazy, maybe my story had too many twists and turns. It certainly isn't a clear cut case of Abilify. Abilify was in the mix, probably caused a lot of the akathisia, but Effexor was my main demon. Plus the ADHD meds.

2009: Cancer hospital said I had adjustment disorder because I thought they were doing it wrong. Their headshrinker prescribed Effexor, and my life set on a new course. I didn't know what was ahead, like a passenger on Disneyland's Matterhorn, smiling and waving as it climbs...clink, clink, clink.

2010: Post surgical accidental Effexor discontinuation by nurses, masked by intravenous Dilaudid. (The car is balanced at the top of the track.) I get home, pop a Vicodin, and ...

Whooosh...down, down, down, down, down...goes the trajectory of my life, up goes my mood and tendency to think everything is a good idea.
2012: After the bipolar jig was up, now a walking bag of unrelated symptoms, I went crazy on Daytrana (the Ritalin skin patch by Noven), because ADHD was a perfect fit for a bag of unrelated symptoms. I was prescribed Effexor for the nervousness of it, and things got neurological. An EEG showed enough activity to warrant an epilepsy diagnosis rather than non-epileptic ("psychogenic") seizures.

:o 2013-2014: Quit everything and got worse. I probably went through DAWS: dopamine agonist withdrawal syndrome. I drank to not feel, but I felt a lot: dread, fear, regret, grief: an utter sense of total loss of everything worth breathing about, for almost two years.

I was not suicidal but I wanted to be dead, at least dead to the experience of my own brain and body.

2015: I  began to recover after adding virgin coconut oil and organic grass-fed fed butter to a cup of instant coffee in the morning.

I did it hoping for mental acuity and better memory. After ten days of that, I was much better, mood-wise. Approximately neutral.

And, I experienced drowsiness. I could sleep. Not exactly happy, I did 30 days on Wellbutrin, because it had done me no harm in the past. 

I don't have the DAWS mood or state of mind. It never feel like doing anything if it means standing up.

In fact, I don't especially like moving. I'm a brain with a beanbag body.   :unsure:

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westcoast: I am honored you chose to share your story with me. I don't think this is precisely what I was looking for for this particular article, but I may wish (with your permission, of course) to use it in the future. All the best, Pat

I have never taken psychiatric medicines. I am a freelance writer specializing in medical harm.

 

http://patrickhahn5.wixsite.com/meliponula 

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Sure, Patrick. I know the saga is a mess. But it truly was the ruin of my finance, romance, and friendships. I hope you find a more clear-cut case of Abilify harm. Every bit of media exposure helps. Unfort Abilify is often part of a series of mixed-up cocktails and it's hard to say which drug did what.

2009: Cancer hospital said I had adjustment disorder because I thought they were doing it wrong. Their headshrinker prescribed Effexor, and my life set on a new course. I didn't know what was ahead, like a passenger on Disneyland's Matterhorn, smiling and waving as it climbs...clink, clink, clink.

2010: Post surgical accidental Effexor discontinuation by nurses, masked by intravenous Dilaudid. (The car is balanced at the top of the track.) I get home, pop a Vicodin, and ...

Whooosh...down, down, down, down, down...goes the trajectory of my life, up goes my mood and tendency to think everything is a good idea.
2012: After the bipolar jig was up, now a walking bag of unrelated symptoms, I went crazy on Daytrana (the Ritalin skin patch by Noven), because ADHD was a perfect fit for a bag of unrelated symptoms. I was prescribed Effexor for the nervousness of it, and things got neurological. An EEG showed enough activity to warrant an epilepsy diagnosis rather than non-epileptic ("psychogenic") seizures.

:o 2013-2014: Quit everything and got worse. I probably went through DAWS: dopamine agonist withdrawal syndrome. I drank to not feel, but I felt a lot: dread, fear, regret, grief: an utter sense of total loss of everything worth breathing about, for almost two years.

I was not suicidal but I wanted to be dead, at least dead to the experience of my own brain and body.

2015: I  began to recover after adding virgin coconut oil and organic grass-fed fed butter to a cup of instant coffee in the morning.

I did it hoping for mental acuity and better memory. After ten days of that, I was much better, mood-wise. Approximately neutral.

And, I experienced drowsiness. I could sleep. Not exactly happy, I did 30 days on Wellbutrin, because it had done me no harm in the past. 

I don't have the DAWS mood or state of mind. It never feel like doing anything if it means standing up.

In fact, I don't especially like moving. I'm a brain with a beanbag body.   :unsure:

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No, I don't think so. After I sent it he replied Thanks for sharing this, or something. I had asked him to hold it in complete confidence, not even share it with other journalists. I hope he honors that. I thought of asking him why he didn't want to talk with me, but who cares. He is just one person. I have contacts in alternative media...someone I volunteer for is a friend of Mike Adams at natural News. (Naturalnews.com, the health ranger). That is where I would like to run my saga. But who knows, maybe I come off as crazy, maybe my story had too many twists and turns. It certainly isn't a clear cut case of Abilify. Abilify was in the mix, probably caused a lot of the akathisia, but Effexor was my main demon. Plus the ADHD meds.

 

I hope you do manage to get your story published somewhere, it really needs to be out there. 

I am not a medical professional and nothing I say is a medical opinion or meant to be medical advice, please seek a competent and trusted medical professional to consult for all medical decisions.

 

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Also Mr. Hahn, thank you so much for covering these issues.  I read your article and it was one of the best ones I think I've seen about the downsides of antidepressants.

I am not a medical professional and nothing I say is a medical opinion or meant to be medical advice, please seek a competent and trusted medical professional to consult for all medical decisions.

 

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No, I don't think so. After I sent it he replied Thanks for sharing this, or something. I had asked him to hold it in complete confidence, not even share it with other journalists. I hope he honors that. I thought of asking him why he didn't want to talk with me, but who cares. He is just one person. I have contacts in alternative media...someone I volunteer for is a friend of Mike Adams at natural News. (Naturalnews.com, the health ranger). That is where I would like to run my saga. But who knows, maybe I come off as crazy, maybe my story had too many twists and turns. It certainly isn't a clear cut case of Abilify. Abilify was in the mix, probably caused a lot of the akathisia, but Effexor was my main demon. Plus the ADHD meds.

 

should natural news ever do a story on effexor I want to read it so let me know please

WARNING THIS WILL BE LONG
Had a car accident in 85
Codeine was the pain med when I was release from hosp continuous use till 89
Given PROZAC by a specialist to help with nerve pain in my leg 89-90 not sure which year
Was not told a thing about it being a psych med thought it was a pain killer no info about psych side effects I went nuts had hallucinations. As I had a head injury and was diagnosed with a concussion in 85 I was sent to a head injury clinic in 1990 five years after the accident. I don't think they knew I had been on prozac I did not think it a big deal and never did finish the bottle of pills. I had tests of course lots of them. Was put into a pain clinic and given amitriptyline which stopped the withdrawal but had many side effects. But I could sleep something I had not done in a very long time the pain lessened. My mother got cancer in 94 they switched my meds to Zoloft to help deal with this pressure as I was her main care giver she died in 96. I stopped zoloft in 96 had withdrawal was put on paxil went nutty quit it ct put on resperidol quit it ct had withdrawal was put on Effexor... 2years later celexa was added 20mg then increased to 40mg huge personality change went wild. Did too fast taper off Celexa 05 as I felt unwell for a long time prior... quit Effexor 150mg ct 07 found ****** 8 months into withdrawal learned some things was banned from there in 08 have kept learning since. there is really not enough room here to put my history but I have a lot of opinions about a lot of things especially any of the drugs mentioned above.
One thing I would like to add here is this tidbit ALL OPIATES INCREASE SEROTONIN it is not a huge jump to being in chronic pain to being put on an ssri/snri and opiates will affect your antidepressants and your thinking.

As I do not update much I will put my quit date Nov. 17 2007 I quit Effexor cold turkey. 

http://survivingantidepressants.org/index.php?/topic/1096-introducing-myself-btdt/

There is a crack in everything ..That's how the light gets in :)

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