This is a popular archival page. It’s a story written in a sort of serial format. I can see by the stats on the blog that sometimes people happen upon one of these posts via search and then they sit and click through one after another until they’ve read the whole thing! I’ve noticed this a few times now and I don’t really look at my stats all that closely most of the time, so I imagine it happens with some frequency. People get glued to their computer for a few hours! It’s a compelling story and so I’m sharing it again.
Keener is now a long-time blogging friend. We actually met way back when I first started blogging almost 5 years ago now. Her and her friend’s blog was/is predominantly about gardening but Keener had this side story that she worked on over time with multiple posts. I’ve been given permission to reprint it as well as publish the final chapters for the first time. It’s a downright odyssey in how she explains being sucked into psychiatry and ultimately how she escapes. The story as suggested with the title of this tab centers around a radically awful adverse reaction to Effexor.
She tells the harrowing tale with a great sense of humor!
It’s really a short autobiographical novel of sorts in parts.
Chapter 13 Finally the happy ending comes
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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: Psychiatric drug withdrawal and protracted withdrawal syndrome round-up