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I consider people on Psych Meds to be drug addicts

Posted by Huxley on July 6, 2011, at 22:13:03

And I consider Myself a recovering drug addict.

My original condition = Social Anxiety

Prescribed multiple SSRI and SSNRI's over a decade.

New condition = Insomnia

Prescribed an Anti-Psychotic Zyprexa

New Conditions = 'Bipolar features',

Prescribed a mood stabaliser Lamictal/lactimal

New Conditions = Slowness and low motivation possibly ADHD.

Prescribed PRovigil.

So at my peak I was on these 4 meds. Lactimal, Zyprexa, Pristiq and Provigil. The irony of this is at this stage I am more socially anxious than when I started. I now had major depression, Bipolar Disorder and possible ADHD.

The last year and a half I have slowly come of the drugs.

Provigil was first to go. Took a while to adjust but wasn't to bad.

Lactimal was very hard and took months.

Zyprexa has been a nightmare and has take over a year to go from 1.25mg to .30mg.

Daily Panic attacks, Emotitonal overdrive, anxiety, derpersonalisation, Despair, anger.

These are some of the things that I experienced weeks after each drop.

But I keep getting better and better after the initial adjustment phase.

So if taking drugs makes me worse and stopping them makes me better than I think it is fair to conclude that it was indeed my drugs causing the problem?

Why Couldn't doctors see this or tell me this?
Even when I raised the suggestion I was scoffed at.

I currently would not describe myself as mentally ill.

Infact ironically, the hell that I have lived through being on and getting off these drugs makes my everyday life seem a blessing...




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