This is what it’s like to be chronically ill: Ken Wilber shares his experience

This sort of illness tends to be an up and down sort of thing. It can be very difficult to deal with and unaffected people rarely understand. I lately had a serious setback and I’ve learned it’s not very pleasant to even talk about because people want you better so badly that they will invalidate the very real difficulties that we face all the time. … [click on title to read the rest]

The 39 psychotropic drugs I’ve taken

It’s potentially dangerous to come off psychiatric drugs rapidly. For guidance in safer withdrawal methods see here. You think maybe something wasn’t quite right? This journey started the summer of 1985 and is about to end this summer of 2009. I have been withdrawing the past 5 years. Nothing ever did work and in retrospect […]

The latest dish on the journey beyond meds

So what’s happening in my journey lately? I’m finding it harder and harder to share as the issues become subtler and more personal simultaneously. I am trying to find the right person/people to help me on my journey. I already have several key players in place. Some have been in place a long time. My […]

Yes, gosh darn it, it is chronic fatigue!

Thank you to Marissa, author of “depression introspection” for pointing out this article on chronic fatigue from the New York Times, because yes, my previous post is all about what this article is talking about. For exactly the reasons stated in this article—the fact that people just don’t get what chronic fatigue means, I rarely […]