Monday, July 13, 2020

Comments by Rev Galileo

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  • My story is almost identical, except I was on many more drugs. They tried probably every antidepressant on the market, finally ended up on high dose of Effexor which made me “bipolar”. Then got put on Neurontin, Lamictal, Lithium, Depakote, etc. etc. Also got “diagnosed” with ADHD and put on Ritalin, and benzos for anxiety. And Seroquel. I had a spiritual awakening 7 years ago and started an over five year long process of getting off the drugs. My last mini dose of Ativan was over a year ago. I am working but still have many issues with fatigue and I have to push myself most days. Still don’t have my mojo back but it’s much better than when I was on those drugs, I experience steady improvement (with lots of nutritional supplementation) and I am in this for the long haul. On the drugs I felt suicidal often. Today thoughts of suicide hardly ever even enter my mind. I have tried to get a support group in my small rural area for people coming off the drugs with no luck as this knowledge is not yet accepted in the mainstream thought process. Some day I hope to help others.

  • Above all, believe in yourself, not anything anyone else tells you. You will have some of the strangest symptoms and conventional doctors will not help you. I was on all kinds of psych drugs for almost 25 years! I got off all of them and if I can do it anyone can! I have been off Seroquel almost 2 and half years and still recovering. Still have strange symptoms but I do not panic. Not saying this will work for you but these are some of the things I have used: Mastic Gum for digestive repair, Fish Oil from Aqua Biome, glutamine (3000 mg.) at bedtime for digestive repair, a very good multivitamin (a brand called Daily Grind), Vitamin B12 from Global Healing Center, Fulvic Acid from CCL supplements, Vitamin D3 (10,000 IUs) daily, and magnesium citrate. I also use Electrolyte Powder from Dr. Berg’s supplements. Turmeric and apple cider vinegar helps with pain and inflammation. GABA and CBD oil helps with anxiety. Dr. Eric Berg has a good YouTube channel that addresses many nutrient deficiencies. These drugs do unbelievable damage, much of it I now realize, is that they cause nutritional starvation! You may wonder how you can afford all of this? I am not rich for sure but I have the will to get better and found a way to budget for all these supplements. And, you will need the patience and fortitude of a saint! It’s a long road but worth it. And ask for help from God.

  • I can totally relate to all you were saying. I have been off Seroquel for almost 6 months and still having lots of trouble with anxiety and even being able to function. I keep checking back on sites like this to get validation for what I am going through. Honestly we need a massive support group for all the ones who will be coming off these drugs once the truth gets out. Something like AA where we help each other. I too lost 30 years of my life to bad medicine and I believe all the people being hurt by allopathic medicine is going to grow beyond belief in the coming years. I responded to you David because your post is fairly recent. How are you doing now, a month or so later? Hang in there. At 6 months out all I can say is that it does get better, but not in a linear way. It’s like 3 steps forward and 4 back, and then 5 steps forward and 1 step back, LOL, – agonizingly slow. Best of luck.