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#1 DaddyCee


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Posted 26 January 2017 - 07:59 AM

Just came across this:


https://openpaymentsdata.cms.gov/ via this link http://www.collectiv..._eid=9b90043348


For the US only, but apparently can show you how much your doctor is getting paid to prescribe drugs by Pharma companies.


Wish we had something like this in the UK, though I'm not sure the system works the same way as the US.



1997 - 2001 Seroxat 10mg

2001 - 2013 Escitalopram 10mg

Gradual taper from 10mg to 5mg over 2.5 years (between 2011 - 2013)

Last taper from 5mg to 0 under advice from doctor done in 1 month (too damn fast!) - included missing out days.

Have been drug free since Oct 2013.  - Yep 41 months med free  :D  :D  :D

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Posted 01 February 2017 - 10:53 AM

Great article thanks.


from understanding my past history with doctors, very sick with asthma as a kid, I never knew any other way than trust doctors .


I have done loads of research and I cant find a reason to ever go near one again.


I don't judge myself for going on drugs because of all the trust that was put into doctors from my parents and  then me.


I think of it like a cult that I have finally woke up from and got away from.

21​/06/2012 citrol10mg for stress, constant urination ,diazepam 2mg 26/07/2012 .12/07/2012 citroll 20mg,

​24/09/2013 Lexapro 20mg.didnt take them for a week during this year felt extremely strange ,had no idea down to drugs at the time .

​20/10/2014 venlafaxine xl 75mg.09/01/2015 venlafaxine xl 37.5. questioned doctor about drop in dose ,I was told no problem.

​13/04/2015 venlafaxine xl 150mg NEVER TOOK THEM getting wise?.20/04/2015 venlafaxine xl 75mg.19/08/2015 Xanax 250mcg [agitated]

​10/06/2015 venlafaxine 37.5mg.02/03/2016 five beads out for taper only lasted till 06/06/2016 extreme irritability and anxiety. 

​11/11/2016 Xanax 250mcg took them for few days ,fairly distressing time [working nearly impossible].11/11/2016 I was given a prescription for  Zyprexa 2.5mg AND DECIDED  NOT TO GET IT FROM CHEMIST.[my doctor gave them a great sales pitch ,talking about other patients that have benefited ,in witch it just annoyed me ]