Saturday, October 16, 2021

Comments by Blaine Stephen

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  • Hi,

    Your story is a familiar one to me. I was given antipsychotics and antidepressants in an inpatient psych hospital to treat what I now have come to believe was genuinely ordinary teenage angst. I was given so many drugs off-label, and when I refused to keep taking them I was told that I was “being noncompliant.” One of my theraposts even said “I don’t think you’re fully involving yourself in your treatment, nor do I think you totally want to get better because you refuse to be on a medication.” She also had Prozac pens and Abilify mouse pads, so my guess is that she gets sponsored or otherwise compensated for pushing these drugs on unaware children. I’m sorry you have to go through this.

    I also empathize with you on the recurrent side effects, even years after stopping. I haven’t touched a pill in well over a year, and yet I still find myself lost in the “brain fog” and dissociating, numbing effects of having been on these blasted poisons for two years prior to that. I hope, for both of us, that some day in the future will find us in better health, free from the grips of these chemicals.

    Best wishes,

    Blaine