I put this on on Facebook…thought I’d share here too:
This might amuse some of you…or alternately relieve others as well…
When I was at the height of acute psychiatric drug withdrawal hell I once hallucinated a green fairy princess flying through my living room…she scattered green sparkly glitter as she flew…I was tickled…a high moment in the midst of the heinousness.
And just to be clear…I was well aware it was a hallucination…when one doesn’t sleep for days and weeks and months, well, one does see things that no one else can see.
Glad such things are several years in the past now. It does get better!
The IT GETS BETTER collection is intended to help those who are currently dealing with the iatrogenic (medically caused) injury from psych meds…so that they might know that we can heal. The series will continue weekly for some time.
Please do not attempt to discontinue psych drugs without first very carefully educating yourself on the risks involved so that you might minimize the chances of developing grave iatrogenic illness if you decide to withdraw. Do not assume that your MD understands those risks either. Most of them do not. Worst of all this is true even when they claim to understand. Seek as many educational resources as possible: Psychiatric drug withdrawal and protracted withdrawal syndrome round-up
For a quick history in two parts read these two pieces: