Thursday, February 9, 2023

Comments by HumanMusic

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  • Gotta ask, are you:
    Over 70?
    Conservative politically?
    A Psychiatrist-addiction specialist?
    A medical professional associated with the psychiatric industrial complex?
    Have you ever taken anti – depressants?
    Do you work for a pharmaceutical company that competes with cannabis products?
    Do you smoke cigarettes? (If you’re a psychiatric nurse, you may)
    Have you ever been hooked on legal, big pharmaceutical drugs?
    Do you have relatives with Cancer?
    Have you ever met someone with Cancer?
    Do you belive that opiods and cigarettes are also seriously addictive, and are gateway drugs?
    I believe you are certainly misguided. Ask yourself: Who am I harming? What are my motives? Why am I in league with those who harm others. Then quit because you are not helpful, nor welcome on a site that is frequented by those who seek refuge from those that would harm them for profit. Be well!

  • Humanbeing, I agree with your post, “reefer madness” was started for racial issues stemming back to Anslinger, and to the DEA of today.

    It’s insane how these individuals have no compassion for the sick, repressed or uninsured. That is, unless they are making money off of them.

    I agree with many of the views on this website. However, I do disagree with most Mr Whitaker’s views on psychedelics, and their impact on mental health.

    He’s missing that some Baby boomers didn’t have to be medicated on psychadelics to become jerks. They were brought up that way. That should be researched a lot more than the dangers of cannabis.

    Cannabis may not perfect, but it’s better than the synthetic garbage the big pharmaceutical companies push.

    Doctors should fix peoples’ bodies, and they shouldn’t be shills. I have to believe that even they philosophically agree with that.

    We have bigger fish to fry than attack a plant that heals people; However annetotal the evidence is on both sides of the argument.

  • I agree that we should keep recreational Cannabis out of the hands of people under 21.

    However, it’s fair to assume that people who frequent this site agree that psychiatry isn’t the best option for the mentally ill because of profit motive, greed, hubris, addiction, and many other issues that psychiatrists wrestle with.

    The author is also an addiction specialist and a Psychiatrist! They make money off of addicts. Should cannabis be legalized they stand to lose a great deal of money and prestige.

    There are bigger concerns for our medical professionals to tackle. Things like: mending bones, creating more options for the physically impared, practicing their golf swing; restraining their colleagues from writing excessive Adderal, Oxy and Klonopin prescriptions, researching Cancer (in a non-profit way).

    There are so many positive things doctors can be doing, but they make less money doing them, or they simply enjoy a carreer that is easy for them to maintain.

    Cannabis isn’t for everyone, but neither is alcohol, opioids, anti depressants, heroin, asprin, coffee and sugar.

    Also, much of the research for or against cannabis use isn’t there because cannabis is illegal and thus difficult to study.

    Ms. Stuyt and her industries’ Medical Doctors will always have their 8 years of medical training to fall back on, and she will always have other “addictions” to treat. If not, I’m sure she and her colleagues will make them up as they go along.

  • Meditation practice isn’t for everyone. I was being forced to medicate my whole life, so I decided to become proactive and meditate.

    I took refuge in Buddhism, and even though my path hasn’t been without issues, it’s better (for me) than the alternative.

    American beliefs are often centered around a profit motive, so choosing the correct guides can be tricky.

    My advice is, stay far away from those seeking to abuse your mind and body. Abuse is abuse, and one should not be subject to it. If the teacher does not respect your mind or body, then one must respectfully walk away. I believe, the Dalai Lama has said this. However, I don’t have an exact quote.

    When money becomes an issue, be certain the teacher isn’t ruled by it. I believe, the worship of money is one of the most dangerous forms of desirous attachments. You may disagree, and that’s Ok.

    I also try to gauge the humility of a teacher because I value humility in a teacher as one would value a precious jewel.

    Finally, I think, the Dharmapada is a very good place to start. The historical Buddha Sakyamuni had some wonderful things to say. However, the reader must make his, or her determination as to what he or she finds useful. Do what is best for you. Best hopes for everyone!

  • Hi everyone, I’m new here. I’m a recovering psych pill addict. I had numerous issues with withdrawal syndrome. The most memorable was the most recent one from Pristiq and Lamicatal.

    There was a donut hole in my insurance; for instance, I did not reach my deductible for my insurance company to provide me with Pristiq. Then I was charged 400.00 a bottle because there were no generics at the time.

    I had experienced withdrawal syndrome from the Pristiq after being put on Effexor generic because that’s all the Advantage Plan would cover.

    I was forced to petition Pfizer for free meds. In an effort to recieve better care. I dropped my meds and insurance. This was before the ACA had parity laws.

    When I dropped my Advantage Care plan, Medicare wouldn’t cover the PCP that was perscribing my meds. That forced me into a cold turkey withdrawal. It was the most horrible thing I’ve ever been through. I survived sexual abuse,
    mental and physical abuse. I also would’ve done anything to stay on my pills. After all I’ve been on them since I was 12.

    Fast forward to today, I’m up for Social Security review, and I have to see a psychiatrist again. I’m currently waking up drenched in sweat, and I’m having nightmares thinking about going on the pills again.

    I don’t think I can take another withdrawal, so I’m starting to believe it’s much easier, and safer just to deal with crippling panic attacks and undiagnosed trauma, get a job, and pray to find a talk therapist to deal with my trauma because I’m in my 40s, off the pills, and this has been the best time of my life.

    The risk to cure is just too great. I already have fat stranding in my pancreas and pancreatitis. I am getting older and I wish to live my life free, healthy and without coercion.