Posted by huxley on November 25, 2010, at 16:21:31
In reply to Do you think psych drugs cause the very problems, posted by Laney on November 25, 2010, at 12:12:24
> they were intended to help? I went on paxil (first AD I ever took and on it for 13+ yrs), for what was probably an anxiety issue; head pressure, squeezing sensation in the head, so because I wasn't depressed until the paxil stopped working, I think it set me up for depression. Like it created an imbalance, etc. or like it used up that part of my brain where emotions lie?
> I hope this makes sense. Like it created the problem that it's supposed to be treating??
Laney, I have no doubt in my mind that my problems were made alot worse by psychmeds.
I am constantly amazed that others can't see this. Its almost like an addiction.
Side effects of drugs are treated as symptoms of mental illness and new pills are prescribed to treat them.
The other big thing is discontinuation. Alot of people (not all) suffer massive problems withdrawing from these meds. This commonly leads to a breakdown in life and of course a new diagnosis of bipolar and a new mood stabaliser and antipsychotic.
Have alook at all the SSRI withdrawals on this forum right now.... Check out paxilprogress.org
The problem is, once you are on you are on. ITs often a very hard road to wind back.
Doctors and Psychologists admit that they do not know what they are doing. They don't know what the drugs do and they don't know how people will individually react to them.
They are blindly messing with an amazingly complex system that they are not even close to understanding and its not them that deal with the repercussions its us.
meds have gotten me into a suicidal state. meds have caused my moods to fluctuate arround like 'bipolar'. Only meds have given me panic attacks. Meds have given me depression and also gotten me into really anxious states. Meds have turned me paranoid. Meds have messed up my blood sugar levels and adrenal levels. They have made me overweight. Meds have slowed down my cognative functioning so much that I couldn't function in life.
And they don't work. They might for a while but in the end you end up worse than you were in the beginning.
Luckily for me I managed to get off some of the main offenders and am doing much better. Still a way to go but never again will I go down this path.
Its madness (excuse the pun).
You might like a book called 'anatomy of an epidemic' written by robert whitiker.