Tuesday, December 09, 2008

It's hard to accept psych-drugs harms

I'm feeling very sad. It's been very difficult to deal with the harms psych-drugs has caused. I'm still trying to understand it.
I believe that's not the right way. I only have to accept it and live in peace. First I have to grieve. Now it's time to take the three pills and sleep the chemical Seroquel way.


preciousrock said...

I can't sleep the Seroquel way or I would sleep 24x7 and never make it to work. Powerful stuff. It's strange the way each of us is affected differently by the same drug.

Stephany said...

One thing we all have in common and therefore can relate to another is about the grief, and loss of spirit of self and time lost in our lives to psych med use.Time in withdrawals seems to be the worst, and of course that is the bottom line: we never should have to suffer. Chemically altering the brain and becoming addicted to psych meds(the brain seeks what it has been given)is worse than my reasons for using the drugs (which was anxiety! even seroquel was for insomnia!)


Ana said...

I just would like to understand why these drugs are being prescribed for adolescents and children.
This is sad.

Stephany said...

Yes, the only way we can speak up for kids is by sharing our stories.

Seroquel knocked me out for 14 hrs, I couldn't handle that and went off cold turkey a while back--that was awful and then I slept better off of it.

PS--Ive given you an award on my blog :)

Ana said...

I don't know what to do. I wold like to taper Effexor first. Perhaps I should taper Seroquel.
I have already withdraw 400 mg. Now I have to withdraw 200 mg.
I've already heard people being prescribed as a sleeping pill.
I don't have clue why this psychiatrist have put me not only on high doses of Seroquel but... many others.
"Diagnosing side effects". That's what some physicians are doing.
Thank you for the award.