What I looked like during psych drug withdrawal

I really don’t know what I looked like during that time. Honestly, I didn’t have the energy to consider such things. I can still often feel shitty these days, but at this point when I feel like crap I fall strictly in the invisible illness category. There was nothing invisible about how I was sick when it was really bad. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

The unbearable heaviness of protracted psychiatric drug withdrawal

Last week Matt Samet posted about a setback he’s recently had. The withdrawal ugliness which had largely abated came crashing back after several years of wellness. I made some comments about that in a post that linked to his.

What I didn’t say is that I’ve had my own setback recently too. Setbacks for me remain routine and normal…they are part of the excruciatingly non-linear process of recovery. I’ve not yet experienced anything resembling full functionality, but I do have periods of time where I start to imagine what that might be like again as I’m able to do a bit more than usual. So, these setbacks, while becoming less intense in many ways are always hugely discouraging still. … [click on title to read and view more]

Hotel for the mentalists

Part 1 and 2 here and part 3 here. Part 4 here. These were originally posted here. This is Keener’s amazing story. I hope you will all start picking it up. There are several more installments some of which she is writing just for this blog in order to finish her story. She is completely […]