No, I was not #MedicatedAndMighty but I sure as heck was medicated

this post has been updated with additional tweets and comments. I’ll continue to do that as the conversation continues.

Because of the twitter hashtag that is now popular.

In a nutshell the updates: The point is not to compete but to make clear that all our voices matter whether we find ourselves using psych drugs or not.  Being pragmatic and recognizing that the context of every life is unique is the most important thing. Diversity is real. It’s about learning to understand that we can have what seem to be contradictory experiences and both be legit #MedicatedAndMighty or not. Yes, diversity is real…it’s not about whose experience is right or wrong… One persons medicine is another’s poison. It’s clear that people have experience of being helped by and harmed by drugs both.

People don’t need to be ashamed of being on psych drugs…but the fact is those of us who seek to come off are met with far more resistance by the establishment and we find that doctors don’t even know how to help us come off. This is a tragedy for many thousands of people. Everyone deserves to be heard.

Informed consent also must include knowing about the potential dangers that drugs pose. There are a lot of them. Once people understand the very serious risks involved deeply educated decisions can be made. One can also perhaps take meds while figuring out a long term plan for more profound healing which might not involve drugs that are often dangerous. This is a conversation that we should be able to have.

For me clarity is priceless and the undisputed fruit of this journey. For me having a healthy body was necessary for that. Psych drugs stole my young healthy body from me. I did almost die in the process and I was gravely ill for a long time.

Also because it keeps coming up again and again. I have said, and I mean it, there is nothing wrong with being fat if healthy. I was not healthy. I had metabolic syndrome. Most psych drugs can be associated with causing metabolic syndromes in people who were previously healthy. Metabolic syndrome causes diabetes and heart disease and often kills people. This is serious. It’s something people should understand when they are considering psych drugs.

There are a list of links to posts at the bottom of this page that document how I got healthy. Everyone’s journey is unique. i share not so that it be copied exactly but so that people might get clues to finding their own particular path.

On psych meds vs. off psych meds. You tell me…was I #MedicatedAndMighty ?? Sadly not at all.

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Other posts that were inspired by the hashtag #MedicatedAndMighty

Here are some posts from this year so that one might see how I have gone about healing from the damage the drugs caused as well as from anything that life created in my early years:

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*it is potentially dangerous to come off medications without careful planning. Please be sure to be well educated before undertaking any sort of discontinuation of medications. If your MD agrees to help you do so, do not assume they know how to do it well even if they claim to have experience. They are generally not trained in discontinuation and may not know how to recognize withdrawal issues. A lot of withdrawal issues are misdiagnosed to be psychiatric problems. This is why it’s good to educate oneself and find a doctor who is willing to learn with you as your partner in care. See: Psychiatric drug withdrawal and protracted withdrawal syndrome round-up

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About Monica Cassani

Author/Editor Beyond Meds: Everything Matters