Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Comments by Madeline Goldstein

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  • Thank you so much for sharing your story… you are so brave and I have learned so much from what you wrote. I also so appreciate your nonjudgmental attitude of how we all need to find what works best for us and that one size definitely doesn’t fit all. Victor Frankl’s quote at the end is one of my favorites. Bless you and thank you for all that you are doing to heal your own self and others.

  • Wow! you are sooo strong to have gone through what you have gone through as a caregiver of so many family members. You are indeed very brave! Yes, there is very little support for caregivers and/or understanding of what we go through. We are called the “forgotten survivors.” Unfortunately, medical people, in my experience, see virtually nothing holistically. There are many caregiver resources now. When I was going through the stuff with my daughter, there was nothing. I wrote a caregiver’s guide way back in the early 90’s and one just about a year ago. I would be happy to help you find some caregiver support. There are definitely some on line groups that could hopefully assist you. Yes, we should be included in treatment, but much like what we have to do in dealing with these psych meds, it seems we have to find assistance and understanding outside the medical profession. Again, please let me know if there’s anything I can do. Many blessings to you.

  • I am thrilled to hear that you know and use a holistic and integrative approach to helping people. That, as far as I know, is sorely lacking and part of the reason why people have so much trouble weaning off the psych meds. The LENS therapy has helped make this journey even remotely doable and I feel very blessed and grateful to have found it. It was also a huge blessing that the therapist who did it with me made it affordable. I don’t know where I’d be without this therapy. Bless you and all the healers you work with. Thank you for your most supportive comment.

  • Thank you for your thoughtful response. I am only just learning about the different terminologies and views of what it means/does to be on any of these psych meds. As I said in my article, I’ve actually been more dead than alive for the last year due to the Xanax. It is, of course, your choice whether or not you want to share the article with friends and family. I would only say that sometimes it doesn’t serve anyone to throw the baby out with the bath water. Even if the terminology isn’t exactly “correct,” I would have hoped that the ESSENCE of my story, my anger at doctors, my having absolutely no knowledge of what this little pill was doing to me (and millions of others) could in some way help and/or resonate with someone. Again, thank you for your thoughtful response.

  • Hi Rossa, Thanks so much for your most kind response. You are encouraging me to do more healing techniques that I keep kind of pushing off to the side. Yoga, meditation, etc. I am also wondering what treatment you found that helps with the weight gain. I have gone up two sizes and it’s pretty clear that it’s the withdrawal. I bought some garcinia cambogia to help with the weight gain but after about two weeks and more researched discovered it’s a detox and it had sent me into more withdrawal. I would love to know what you did for your weight gain. As I said in my article… the additional weight adds more to my not feeling too good about myself. THANKS SO MUCH!