Some words written to someone in protracted psychiatric drug withdrawal…

I've added a "protracted withdrawal" link to the drop-down menus above. I wanted to call attention to it and so I'm also sharing a bit of correspondence I recently had with an injured comrade with protracted withdrawal syndrome below. ...

The trip to Boston (first travel in a decade since the pharmaceutical brain injury)

These are the status updates and tweets since my trip began in chronological order. I'm swamped and don't have time to do anything more formal. At some point I will because so much more is happening than what I'm able to share in these limited reflections. *** August 18. (while flying) The amount of stimulation among... Continue Reading →

The Autoimmune Summit: may help anyone with chronic illness, including protracted psychiatric drug withdrawal

A lot of people with protracted withdrawal issues are likely to have some sort of auto-immunity issue. It's worth learning about auto-immune disease if you have chronic illness of any kind since mainstream doctors don't even look for it quite often. This is a free online conference of sorts...it looks like a great way to get to know about this stuff if you don't already. My healing protocols take into account auto-immune issues and much of what will be taught in this course informs my own healing process. IT'S FREE There are some good doctors involved in this. Including one's from whom I've learned a lot in my process. Beyond that I don't really know more about this program than what I'm sharing. (just as a small disclaimer) I receive nothing for this post and share it only because I think it would be great for everyone to understand more about chronic illness and autoimmune disease. Both are far more common than most people realize and there are a lot of people who are sub-chronic in that with one more trigger they could get sick. We all need to tend to our health, always. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

Informed choice: knowing potential of harm vs the potential for help in order to make a reasoned choice

Yesterday was  the beginning of iatrogenic illness month because people are being gravely harmed by medications that are being overused and misused. Knowing this can help us make informed decisions. Informed choice means one must know about the potential of harm versus the potential for help in order to make a reasoned choice. My educating folks about the... Continue Reading →

Iatrogenic illness month

All my work is now motivated by the fact that I've worked with and corresponded with thousands of people who have been gravely harmed by psychiatry. The denial of the great potential for harm in psychiatry must end. The harming of so many innocent and vulnerable people must end. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

Psychiatric Drugs Send 90,000 to the ER Yearly

Can you say iatrogenic injury? Never mind the many thousands of us who suffer protracted withdrawal issues causing disability that are completely denied by the medical establishment...most of us have to start hiding from doctors who want to give us more drugs rather than give our poor bodies the chance to heal. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

We not only get ill, we also get well

I've been inspired by Deena Metzger for many years now. I have often returned to some of her words that I've shared on this blog as I've gone through my process of listening to my illness so that I might grow and heal with it, rather than fighting it. In the interview with Tami Simon from Sounds True she goes deep into what this means for her and it's deeply resonant with my own experience. Among other things Deena speaks to the issue of iatrogenic illness. Medically induced injury, in other words. The issue that I and so many who read this blog face in a giant way through protracted withdrawal syndrome, a sometimes gravely disabling illness caused by the use and withdrawal of psychiatric drugs. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

Iatrogenic injury in medical care (question all your treatment always, dentistry too)

Iatrogenic injury at epidemic levels...When I got my wisdom teeth pulled at age sixteen I got very sick and actually passed out on the bathroom floor at one point because I was not tolerating the antibiotics and painkillers they gave me. I was also sick for over a week and in excruciating pain. There is good reason to question the necessity of getting those teeth pulled. The psychiatric drug withdrawal syndrome I've been faced with for the last several years has made me see all the medical "care" I've gotten throughout my lifetime in a radically different light. For example, had I not been heavily prescribed antibiotics throughout my entire childhood (I took them for months at a time) I would likely not be sick now...that was the foundation of my path to chronic illness. That is because antibiotics destroy the microbiome and we need a healthy microbiome. … [click on title to read more]

Irresponsible therapy as sorcery

Sorcery - the Seven Arts (Salvador Dali, 1957) You may find it remarkable that I am classifying therapists with sorcerers.  There is a fine line between the Healer who heals and the one who, due to ignorance, may cause harm.  In working with patients, I have found that archaic language and images are the best... Continue Reading →

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