Sunday, September 26, 2021

Comments by day2play

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  • My son was given a long-acting intramuscular shot of Invega Sustenna several years ago. Within days he was desperate to find an antidote (which of course is impossible).

    He was bedridden for months, and applied for disability, which was eventually approved. He kept asking me to go on line and find out if anyone ever recovers from the shot. What I found on line was depressing and surprisingly common.

    I found a website called bluelight . org, a web forum which focuses on harm reduction of drug use. One of the longest running, most active discussions was about Invega Sustenna. The misery and despondency of the posters was depressing to read.

    I am mystified how such a dangerous medication could ever be approved.

  • A psychiatrist’s first response is always to prescribe a dangerous drug for mental health issues. They should instead be asking lifestyle questions like, Do you use any caffeinated products? nicotine? street drugs? What is your diet like, your stress level, your exercise program, your sleep cycles? But, of course, that would just make psychiatrists unnecessary. They only exist to prescribe psychotropic drugs.

    I know from experience with my own son. After 12 years of psychotic breaks, criminal behavior, hospitalizations, countless psychiatrists, prescribed drugs and their horrific adverse side effects we tried something different. Genetic testing showed that my son does not metabolize caffeine or alcohol well, along with numerous other substances. They build up in his body and wreak havoc. He no longer drinks caffeinated drinks (esp energy drinks), and he takes cbd oil at night to help him sleep.

    He is a completely changed individual. No more paranoia, he sleeps well, he has a job and acts normal. He is no longer taking the dangerous antipsychotics and antidepressants and drugs to help with movement disorders. He doesn’t freeze up at random times, or have chest pains, or have trouble breathing, or sleep during the day, or feel exhausted. No more weekend trips to the emergency room or trips to the magistrate to get a temporary detention order for bizarre behavior. He’s not perfect, but he’s so much better than how he was doing under a psychiatrist’s care.

  • Just as I thought. I was bilked out of $2500 for cranial electro therapy for my son. Their software shows real time “changes” to the brain from his thought processes while he was watching a TV program and hooked up to to their machine. This was supposed to help his mental health issues. They kept saying his brain function was definitely showing steady improvement. But my son says it didn’t do anything.

  • It does my heart good to see the vehement rejection of Psychiatry and psychiatric labels. Too many people have been clinically tortured and even killed by the drug-wielding quacks that we call psychiatrists. They collectively vote on which symptoms constitute the next mental illness label so that they might stay in business and keep their jobs as glorified drug pushers. Their “patients” are victims of the drug king pins. I know too many people who have been harmed by psychiatrists, including my son and my youngest brother.

    My son is now completely disabled as a direct result of the adverse side effects from a powerful, long acting psychotropic drug given to him in the psych ward of a local hospital. In my fantasy world, I would require psychiatrists to take those very same drugs before they are permitted to prescribe them to anyone. That would get rid of the profession very quickly.

  • My son is now collecting disability, because of the extreme adverse side effects from a powerful long-acting anti-psychotic drug he received. Luckily, I was able to intervene when my son’s psychiatrist recommended continued treatment with the same “bipolar drug cocktail” you mentioned.

    My son is now recuperating very slowly at home, away from traditional psychiatrists and their laser focus on prescribing more and more psychotropic drugs. We don’t know yet if he suffered permanent brain damage from his short stay in the hospital.

    We use sensible nutritional dietary supplements, including Cannabidiol (CBD oil), which is a proven anti-psychotic, anti-anxiety legal food supplement with zero side-effects. See http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22716160
    Unfortunately, we have to discontinue treatment 2 weeks before his mandatory monthly drug test, because CBD oil has a minuscule amount of THC, which can trigger a positive reading during a drug screening. Hopefully, countries around the world will change their outdated drug laws to allow this promising

    We are also about to start CES (Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation), which is used effectively in VA hospitals to treat veterans suffering from PTSD and depression.

    Forward thinking psychiatrists would do well to get on board with the latest research and embrace strategies that help their patients to stay healthy, off drugs, and on a path to independence.

  • Oh, Dr. Therapy, if only psychiatry could be banished to the netherworld! Yes, let’s banish the sadistic monsters who make zombies of our intelligent children with their drug prescriptions, and are then satisfied that they have “helped”. Oh dear, the patient’s having convulsions? – we’ve got drugs for that. Having heart trouble? – there’s a drug for that. Getting fat and developing male breasts? – well isn’t that better than being psychotic? The patient’s not happy? – add a mood stabilizer. The patient doesn’t feel any better? – tweek up the dose. Involuntary muscle spasms? – quick!, change to another drug!

    No one here is saying that psychotic breaks don’t happen. Those are your words.

    Do I want to get rid of psychiatry? – YES!! Do we let those with mental health problems go untreated? – maybe. Here’s an idea. Instead of using people in crisis as guinea pigs to prop up big pharma, let’s try to find out what’s actually happening. How about testing for heavy metals poisoning, allergies, food sensitivities, nutritional imbalances, dehydration, methylation abnormalities, stress, lack of exercise, drug use, alcohol use, cigarette smoking. Give people enough care and compassion and real training on how to get and stay healthy.

    Here’s what I would support:
    For Psychosis, let’s first try Cannabidiol (CBD oil). It’s every bit as effective as Amisulpride for psychosis, judging from recent scientific studies. If that doesn’t work, as a last resort, prescribe an extremely low-dose, very short term antipsychotic for someone who is in the midst of a psychotic episode. A week or two ought to do it. In the mean time, make an effort to find out what actually caused the problem. I think the public would enthusiastically embrace this course of action – especially if it means fewer suicides and mass murders by young adults who are either starting or trying to quit their neuroleptic medication.

    Sorry if that wasn’t polite enough for you.