Finally the happy ending comes…

The last installment of Keener’s story. Read for the delight of healing and recovery. For all chapters of this story go here. So for the first time since I had entered hospital I was consenting to an ongoing medication regime, my old foe effexor. That first night I slept like a baby, something which I […]

Reluctant volunteer

Keener’s continued story: I made my way back to the ward, ignoring my key-nurse who walked behind with a most unhappy look on her face. My Mum was waiting for me on the ward. She suggested that we should go immediately and that I could collect up my belongings later. I eagerly agreed with her, […]

Round two–waiting for my tribunal–again

Keener’s continued story: Links to the first several chapters are here if you’ve missed them pick them up here: Part 1 and 2 here and part 3 here, and part 4 here, and part 5 here and part 6 here and part 7 here and part 8 here and 9 here and part 10 here. […]

Suicidal ideation gone…for a long time now

Something that comes up quite often in discussions with my friends and readers who have been on meds and have come off of them is how many of the “psychiatric” symptoms they were being “treated” for disappear upon discontinuation of the medications. This is widely known and experienced among those of us who have decided […]

Hospital to home to hospital

Keener’s continued saga: Links to the first several chapters are here if you’ve missed them pick them up here: Part 1 and 2 here and part 3 here, and part 4 here,part 5 here and part 6 herepart 7 here and part 8 here and 9 here. I encourage you to pick up the story […]

Time machines and judgment day

Keener’s continued saga: Links to the first several chapters are here if you’ve missed them pick them up here: Part 1 and 2 herepart 3 here, and part 4 here,part 5 here and part 6 herepart 7 here and part 8 here. I encourage you to pick up the story here if it feels overwhelming […]

Therapeutic resistance

More of Keener’s chronicle of withdrawal from Effexor. This is my story of severe effexor withdrawal. I have already written much about how I started to take effexor and the consequences of this. Links to the first several chapters are here if you’ve missed them pick them up here: Part 1 and 2 here and […]