Clarification–but yes, I’m still tactically retreating

I just want people to know that I’m proud of what I’ve accomplished here. It’s not in perfect order or organized in the best of fashion, but there is a hell of a lot of information here. Please use it. Please keep me on your blogroll or add me if you’re just discovering me. This is a resource. It is not the end in that respect. The value of this blog goes beyond the daily updates.

I will keep this up and when I feel like it I’ll make the about page and other pages more user friendly, like I said in my last post.

So don’t see this as an end. See this as a place you can send anyone who is wondering how to safely withdraw from meds. There are multiple places to get information on my “About” page. And there are many recovery stories to be inspired by. I don’t pretend to have all the answers and I am not a professional but I do direct people to all sorts of information that can help in ones research.

I’m not disappearing. I’m not gone. I will answer emails and comments. And I will probably be around other blogs. I just don’t want to be a major player anymore. I want to concentrate on other things for a while. Not forever but for some indeterminate amount of time.

Also this blog has never stopped getting more and more readers from the day I started. In the realm of the small blog it’s done pretty damn well. I hope it will continue to inspire and help a few souls out there.

One commenter asked for occasional updates. I may do that, but I don’t know right now. I will, like I said, answer comments and if people are curious they can keep up on new comments. The side-bar on the right shows new comments. I will, I’m sure refer to myself in my responses.

And feel free to email me.


It’s not the end!! It’s the beginning.

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  1. Gianna,

    I understand your wanting to take a break from all of this and needing a rest. You’ve done a beautiful job here, and I know that your work and your recovery will continue to be an inspiration to others and to me. Thanks for everything…


  2. Thank you for providing such a blog that offers such information – it is a great source of inspiration.

    Please take care of yourself.

    Thank you for the info on Lithium withdrawal.

  3. Jim,
    Yes adrenal exhaustion effects a lot of people who’ve taken psychotropic meds I’ve learned. I got my results today and they came back positive for severe adrenal fatigue…now I have to figure out who to listen to to recover… fun…

    there is a lot of contradictory info out there and some things that are fine for “normal” people (people who are not trashed from psychotropic drugs) are not fine for us.

    I do need to rest…

  4. Susan,
    I was diagnosed bipolar, but no I don’t think it was an appropriate diagnosis and I think it’s often an inappropriate diagnosis.

    As far as you daughter is concerned, however, I certainly can’t make a diagnosis.

    I would join the Alternative to Meds (Safe Harbor) email group—which you can access on the right side of this webpage under support groups. There are quite a few parents involved in that group…you can bounce your ideas off of them.

    it’s a good group.

    I wish you the best.

  5. Thank you for all the work you put into this site. I respect your decision.

    When I planned my site, I decided to not have a site with a blog because of the daily effort required. It is tough attempting to get something typed up almost every day.

    I had a period where I was worn out and had to take it easy for a few years. It may have been due to worn out adrenals.

    Good luck, and thanks again.
    Jim S

  6. hi i read above bipolar blast,
    does that mean you have bipolar and if yes, you say you are off meds for a while, so what are you doing to control the symptoms and funtion well?

    I am not sure my daughter has bipolar, although one Dr. says so, I actually think she has asperger a type of autism. Her behavior is hyper, has problem with change in routine, problem making friends, twitches with her fingers alot, to name a few symptoms. She has problems in school because of her behavior.
    I’d appreciate an answer soon.
    Thank you

  7. G,

    This blog of yours is a great resource – certainly will continue to send people to it – every chance I get.

    You are wise – you need a break from it – these blogs can become full-time jobs – easily.

    I gotta say, I will miss logging on to see your latest post, but know that you will be in touch through other blogs.

    We have become a family of sorts – those of us who are in this together. In many ways, I feel we have a common bond that few will ever come to understand.

    This bond is our common journey, and the closeness that comes in sharing our thoughts and feelings about what it means to us – and of course, reaching out to those who need our help.

    You have done so much of this – and so many of us are so thankful for who you are, and what you’ve done.

    I have no doubt you will continue to do great things – you are, afterall a great person.

    You remain in my prayers – daily.

    Your friend,

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