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This piece is brilliant in its truth-telling and offers a much needed perspective.
I’m sorry, I don’t remember what combination of drugs I was on at the time. Not one doctor during the whole 16 years I took psychiatric drugs ever connected them with the “breakthrough bleeding” I experienced though.
I was on over 25 of them over a 16 year period. They belonged to all the major classes of psychiatric medication. I don’t remember what combination of drugs I was on at the time; it did include a benzo though. It took me about ten years to try and make art again. When I did begin again, it was out of desperation and a kind of necessity of the soul. A few years later, while still on the drugs, I could not continue the practice. Now, that I am off them, I have been able to start making art to some degree, again, but not in the mediums I used to work in. I hope that will come back in time though.
I am sorry to hear you’re still struggling. Give yourself time. Please be patient and compassionate with yourself. You have been through so much.
We can get through this and make it to the other side. I know we can.
Yes, I agree! It’s ironic that an article Vivek Datta wrote and published here on MIA helped me decide to stop taking the psychiatric drugs. If I am correct he is a Harvard graduate. This is it here: https://www.madinamerica.com/2013/06/withdrawing-from-psychiatric-drugs-what-psychiatrists-dont-learn/.
It’s a relief to finally know the truth.
Thank you so much!
I’m still climbing out myself. Thank you for your *getting* it.
Thank you for your kind words. I appreciate them!