Having this information BEFORE coming off psych drugs might actually help one heal enough to not do as much damage in that process. I don't know this for certain but I intuit that it's likely. Healing the gut also helps heal the psyche in general for folks who've not started taking psych meds. This is something I know.
This post is from January of this year...I thought of the song again today since I had another unpleasant bump...they continue, yes...I think it's called life!! -- Those of us recovering from the iatrogenic injuries that psych drugs cause have a very bumpy healing road. It's never linear and there are just tons and tons of set backs...Not unusually I've been having a bumpy ride...and today, the refrain of an old song popped into my head. It's VERY happy. And today I can see again how I keep learning more and more and my nervous system is also getting stronger. I get knocked down, but I get up again. You're never gonna keep me down. So, yeah, Amen and Hallelujah...we have resilient spirits and body and we heal...even if it's one hell of a bumpy ride. Have fun listening to Tubthumping by Chumbawamba...I just did. … [click on title for the rest of the post]
I tested hyperthyroid about 6 weeks ago...it made my iatrogenic nervous system chaos far worse. I took herbs (mostly a variety of different but particular nervine herbs which I made into teas and sipped therapeutically throughout the day) and did yoga, concentrating on a few poses for supporting my thyroid and also emphasized certain healthy foods in my diet. A few days ago I sensed I no longer needed the herbs (I continuously intuitively took what I needed, not what is generally prescribed by herbalists, even...I totally listened to my body and the energetics of the herbs) So I stopped the herbs a few days ago as they seemed to no longer be needed and in fact were not agreeing with me anymore and so I stopped them over the course of a few days. Today it's been 6 weeks since I last tested and my thyroid test came back NORMAL. … [click on title for the rest of the post]
This is so EXCITING. I listened to this with such complete and total delight. This interview with Lisa Wimberger is, in large part, what I have been creating for myself...not even understanding all aspects, which means that listening to this interview was BRAIN CANDY too. Lisa Wimberger talks about brain candy as being part of the healing process. Psychiatric drug withdrawal syndrome often results in a severe injury to the autonomic nervous system. Listen and learn. Hearing this explanation further helps and educates my own process. Again, exciting. Also anyone with any trauma issues or autonomic nervous system issues may find this helpful. Many long term chronic health issues end up involving the nervous system as they are traumatic in many ways: Protracted psychiatric drug withdrawal syndrome, chronic illness, CFS, Fibromyalgia. Yeah, they all have things in common. … [click on title to read the rest]
Millions of us in our modern world suffer because we are constantly pushed and hurried. Rushing causes tension and stress. We are over-exposed over-saturated with incoming information 24/7. Any information that comes to you causes your sympathetic nervous system (the fight, flight or freeze) to act or react. When you are exposed to stressors it is up to your parasympathetic nervous system to bring you back down. … [click on title to read and view more]
This is a nice sort of beginning relaxation meditation. A note for anyone who might be in the midst of withdrawal syndrome. Don't worry if you can't do this. When I was at the height of the illness I couldn't listen to ANYTHING. A meditation, at that time, was successful when I stayed with the internal chaos for 30 seconds...that grew to a minute, two minutes and slowly over time my practice developed. There are still times when distraction is preferred over meditation. Trust your body. Do only what you can handle. Please be patient with yourself. Babysteps. Tiny little baby steps are good. … [click on title for the rest of the post]