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Re: What psychiatry has done for me

Posted by bleauberry on February 10, 2009, at 17:55:33

In reply to What psychiatry has done for me, posted by emme on February 10, 2009, at 6:19:30

That is a wonderful story. I like it. I wish there were more of them.

Not wanting to spoil the party, I wanted to point out what psychiatry has done for me. It delayed the proper diagnosis for 12 years. I've had Lyme disease the whole time. Nobody ever thought to ask about, though it should have been at the top of an MDs list before going any further with a prescription pad. All psych drugs brought some relief in a sort of artificial way, but never complete, and as years went by they worked less and less, doses I could previously handle became powerful as nuclear bombs, side effects that used to be mild became intense, and things just got more and more bizarre. That is the course of Lyme...immune dysfunction and nervous system dysfunction are at the heart of it all. The proper med to have given me 12 years ago would have been an antibiotic, not Prozac.

But I admit, Paxil was somewhat decent for a half a year, and Prozac+Zyprexa was half decent for almost 8 years. The problem was the disease was covered up and allowed to progress.

So what psychiatry has done for me is a mixed bag of good and bad. What it didn't do for me was a complete diagnosis before scribbling on the prescription pad, and I suspect that happens a lot more than not.




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