Lamictal (lamotrigine): Label Change – Risk of Aseptic Meningitis

FDA MedWatch Alert ISSUE: FDA notified healthcare professionals and patients that Lamictal (lamotrigine), a medication commonly used for seizures in children two years and older, and bipolar disorder in adults, can cause aseptic meningitis. Symptoms of meningitis may include headache, fever, stiff neck, nausea, vomiting, rash, and sensitivity to light. In cases of meningitis, it... Continue Reading →

Time to end this grand experiment with psychiatric drugs and the mentally ill brain

Two articles by Robert Whitaker today. The first is from the Register Guard. Here is an excerpt: It’s time to end this grand experiment with psychiatric drugs For more than 20 years, our country has been conducting an extraordinary medical experiment. Ever since Prozac arrived on the market in 1987, our societal use of psychiatric... Continue Reading →

Stay with the shakiness, the broken heart, the rumbling stomach…

To stay with that shakiness—to stay with a broken heart, with a rumbling stomach, with the feeling of hopelessness and wanting to get revenge—that is the path of true awakening. Sticking with that uncertainty, getting the knack of relaxing in the midst of chaos, learning not to panic—this is the spiritual path. Getting the knack... Continue Reading →

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