Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Comments by sunshinecoffee

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  • I suffer with a lot of anger for losing my childhood and teenage years because of this, and the suffering the medications caused was blamed on worsening “illness”, hence leading to an increase in dosage and introduction of more serious classes of drugs. It is painful because children not have any say, and could not have protected themselves from this. The parents who were supposed to protect the child were brainwashed by doctors spewing big pharma lies/gaslighting and withholding information about the harms of these drugs.

    What sucks though is that even though I have been off these medications for a few years now, it is still not done with me, and I continue to suffer from bad cognitive effects, the same ruminating thoughts you so well describe, struggle with basic tasks/executive functioning and depersonalization/derealization.

  • PrescribedHarm, I am so sorry to hear about your suffering, going through your comment history encouraged me to finally create an account on this website to respond to you, after being a lurker on here for years. I am still in college and was on these medications for a few years during my childhood/teenage years, and still suffering from much of the many debilitating effects you articulate so well.

    I am going through the exact same symptoms you describe and it is horribly isolating – adjusting to my new abilities, and the lack of understanding and support by family and medical “professionals”, who refuse to acknowledge that effects of these drugs can last this long and only offer more diagnoses and drugs.