Posted by TiredofChemicals on May 31, 2012, at 0:17:41
In reply to is anyone actually impressed with drug companies?, posted by poser938 on May 23, 2012, at 16:52:40
> from the days of MAOI's and tricyclics, the main advantage they have with newer meds is it is much more difficult to overdose and have a fatal reaction. besides that, the older meds could work as well if not better than the newer medications they have out. and now they're saying that the future is in Triple Reuptake Inhibitors. i just think it's a joke. it is nothing more than combining the actions of medications we already have out today.
> article on triple reuptake inhibitors being the future.
I gave up on psychiatric chemicals after ten years of failed results, with nearly every anti-depressant available at the time. I kinda' felt like a "hamster in a wheel", on the merry-go-round of trial and error, for ten years of psychiatric, chemical treatment.
However, I have recently found some relief from some muscle spasms (that I, coincidentally developed while taking psychiatric chemicals) in the form of Lyrica.
I was prescribed Lyrica for some nueropathic pain I was experiencing after I recently broke a leg.
I cannot say for sure that psychiatric chemicals were the cause of my muscle spasms. I have recently learned that muscle spasms may be caused by physical, over-exertion. I was definitely pushing myself physically during the time I was taking psychiatric chemicals.
I believe that the Lyrica is affecting my mood as, I feel I am overly angry at times. There are clear warnings for people with psychiatric issues while taking Lyrica. There is even a warning that it may cause a person to become suicidal.
Anyways, hopefully I can remain cognisant of my mental state and not spiral out of control.
I am very much enjoying the relief from the muscle spasms.
So, from me, I give a positive vote. (Even though I found my relief by accident).
I still hold reservation (in regards to drug companies) for my decade long failure with psychiatric chemicals to treat my "condition(s)".
I'm tired, I'll quit now.