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#469 oskcajga

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Posted 15 March 2017 - 07:48 PM

Wow. Let's not get too worked up about this. So what if there's a plan to depopulate the masses through SSRIs, what does that got to do with your recovery? Is this discovery an excuse to throw in the towel? Human beings are capable of extraordinary feats. Check out the movie Lorenzo's Oil see the power of faith and what ordinary people can do in the mist of the impossible. They are people who recover from this and some have been on this very site. The human mind is still a medical mystery capable of amazing things. Health is our birthright. I browsed the propeciahelp forums and their recovery stories are nothing short of amazing. Even though the medicine is different, the symptoms are practically identical. I believe we can achieve the same results. I've been in the pit of despair, some of us know this place well. It's up to us to climb our way out. Rather then self terminate(easy way out), fight for the only life you have. It's unfortunate that many have to experience this. We need to all come together and figure this out. Be the best person you can be health wise, mentally, physically, spiritually. Do everything you can possibly can before you throw in the towel and that better be when you have honestly tried everything. Even then locate someone who is trying like (Ghost and others) We must fight for a good life, that's our honor. So we can claim this victory and say we survived. I feel no matter what, we must heal. Don't let anyone take your life without a fight! It's the only one you have. 

 

 

I'm going to respond to this comment.  What's there not to get worked up about?  We were seriously injured and we're here sharing our knowledge with one another.   Yes I know, humans are incredible - but let's not smoke too much hopium here - humans are NOT that incredible, after all we've basically destroyed most of the global ecosystems and scientists are confident that humans kill more species each year than at any other point since the Jurassic Extinction event 60 million years ago.   Socially, we've also created one of the most unstable and unsustainable societies every conceived, and we routinely poison our population with psychiatric drugs that do more harm than good.  In the past, humans did horrendous things to each-other, and we still do to this day (have you seen the news about Syria?).

 

I agree with Alto - it's important to focus on the positive to aid recovery, but let's not be unrealistic about the terrible things that humans have done to eachother and to the planet we live on - we need to understand our true nature in order to accurately protect ourselves FROM our sometimes injurious and menacing mainstream society.  Psychiatry is a weapon used by sick sociopaths and psycopaths to injure innocent people, to keep our population incapable of fighting back, and to control those among us who dislike mainstream society and have unique personalities that are not consistent with it's rules.  I would STROGLY recommend reading Whitaker's book Mad In America to get a better idea of just how sick and twisted psychiatry as a philosophy really can be - at almost NO POINT in their entire history have psychiatrists ever helped society, but have consistently injured and maimed their patients because they were so frustrated and incapable of doing anything to help.

 

The pain that we have experienced is very real, and PSSD is one of the most miserable conditions along with anhedonia that many experience.  When people come to together and share their experiences, there is hope just in the community spirit of the endevor and to know that we're not alone.  Knowing that we're not alone is incredibly important, and for this reason SA as a website is so incredibly important.   Yes there are other websites like the PSSD forum - but the more places to bounce around ideas and share experiences the more powerful this movement can become in my opinion.


8 Words of Wisdom about Adverse Effects and Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal Syndrome:

 

1.  Please do learn about this condition by thoroughly reading 1) Dr. Healy's website and SurvivingAntidepressants.

2.  Please read books like: 1) Anatomy of An Epidemic and 2) Mad in America.

3.  Success Stories do exist.

4.  Please be extremely cautious about reinstatements, recreational drugs, supplements.  Even low doses can complicate matters.

5.  Transfer all financial assets into your own name (hint: relationships end).  Do not spend money wastefully.  Keep your job as long as possible.

6.  Psychiatric drug "withdrawal" and adverse effects are serious neurological reactions to powerful "drugs" - do not take this condition lightly.

7.  These conditions almost never recognized by any medical doctors - hospitalization/appointments can be futile/potentially injurious.

8.  PSSD, anhedonia (no emotions), memory loss, brain zaps, etc are scary - don't worsen them by taking more drugs, supplements, and medications.

 

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Posted 15 March 2017 - 08:33 PM

The population of PSSD sufferers on this site is relatively small. If you want to discuss PSSD, you would be better off participating on a PSSD-specific site where you would get more of a variety of viewpoints.

 

Discussions here too often are nothing but hot air, trading of bad information, and reinforcement of negative attitudes. That is not the objective of this site.

 

We do see people recover from PSSD. Like other withdrawal symptoms, progress can be very slow, halting, and frustrating. Having any withdrawal symptoms for a long time is not "forever" or "permanent."


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Posted 16 March 2017 - 10:44 PM

While i agree Altrostrata that keeping a positive attitude is important while in recovery, i think it is understandable to not be able to maintain a positive attitude the whole time, especially considering the unpleasant nature of PSSD, and how long it often takes to recover from PSSD. Feeling as if you are permanently stuck with PSSD after not seeing much if any recovery after many years i think is a normal way to feel, even if people do eventually recover. I was wondering if your recovery happened all at once or if it was a back and forth pattern of improvements and then those improvements vanishing, until the windows eventually became "permanent". Also do you feel you have fully recovered from PSSD altostrata?



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Posted 17 March 2017 - 05:24 PM

 

Wow. Let's not get too worked up about this. So what if there's a plan to depopulate the masses through SSRIs, what does that got to do with your recovery? Is this discovery an excuse to throw in the towel? Human beings are capable of extraordinary feats. Check out the movie Lorenzo's Oil see the power of faith and what ordinary people can do in the mist of the impossible. They are people who recover from this and some have been on this very site. The human mind is still a medical mystery capable of amazing things. Health is our birthright. I browsed the propeciahelp forums and their recovery stories are nothing short of amazing. Even though the medicine is different, the symptoms are practically identical. I believe we can achieve the same results. I've been in the pit of despair, some of us know this place well. It's up to us to climb our way out. Rather then self terminate(easy way out), fight for the only life you have. It's unfortunate that many have to experience this. We need to all come together and figure this out. Be the best person you can be health wise, mentally, physically, spiritually. Do everything you can possibly can before you throw in the towel and that better be when you have honestly tried everything. Even then locate someone who is trying like (Ghost and others) We must fight for a good life, that's our honor. So we can claim this victory and say we survived. I feel no matter what, we must heal. Don't let anyone take your life without a fight! It's the only one you have. 

 

 

I'm going to respond to this comment.  What's there not to get worked up about?  We were seriously injured and we're here sharing our knowledge with one another.   Yes I know, humans are incredible - but let's not smoke too much hopium here - humans are NOT that incredible, after all we've basically destroyed most of the global ecosystems and scientists are confident that humans kill more species each year than at any other point since the Jurassic Extinction event 60 million years ago.   Socially, we've also created one of the most unstable and unsustainable societies every conceived, and we routinely poison our population with psychiatric drugs that do more harm than good.  In the past, humans did horrendous things to each-other, and we still do to this day (have you seen the news about Syria?).

 

I agree with Alto - it's important to focus on the positive to aid recovery, but let's not be unrealistic about the terrible things that humans have done to eachother and to the planet we live on - we need to understand our true nature in order to accurately protect ourselves FROM our sometimes injurious and menacing mainstream society.  Psychiatry is a weapon used by sick sociopaths and psycopaths to injure innocent people, to keep our population incapable of fighting back, and to control those among us who dislike mainstream society and have unique personalities that are not consistent with it's rules.  I would STROGLY recommend reading Whitaker's book Mad In America to get a better idea of just how sick and twisted psychiatry as a philosophy really can be - at almost NO POINT in their entire history have psychiatrists ever helped society, but have consistently injured and maimed their patients because they were so frustrated and incapable of doing anything to help.

 

The pain that we have experienced is very real, and PSSD is one of the most miserable conditions along with anhedonia that many experience.  When people come to together and share their experiences, there is hope just in the community spirit of the endevor and to know that we're not alone.  Knowing that we're not alone is incredibly important, and for this reason SA as a website is so incredibly important.   Yes there are other websites like the PSSD forum - but the more places to bounce around ideas and share experiences the more powerful this movement can become in my opinion.

 

Great point. 


Buspur         Jan  2017 on and off.

Mirtazphine  Feb 2017 15mg once

Trazadone    Feb 2017 25mg once

Ambien        Feb 2017 5 mg once

Seroquel      Jan 2017 5mg once

Paxil            Feb 2017 5mg twice

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Posted 17 March 2017 - 09:54 PM

Your pain and distress are real, but doing nothing about it but complaining on a Web site, volleying back and forth and making it bigger and bigger, is not good for you or the Web site.

 

Your sexuality does not define your entire personality. While there is much to mourn about abilities lost to drug withdrawal syndrome, PSSD, or other injury, it's in your best interest (and good for your nervous system) to develop other ways to build relationships and other interests to aid your healing, which may take a long time.

 

PSSD may halt some activities, but you should not let it and your distress over it to halt your development as a person.

 

Also, as I've explained many, many times, when you add worry, guilt, and anger to withdrawal syndrome, it puts more stress on your nervous system. This isn't to say those emotions are not justified, but for your own good, you need to turn your thoughts and feelings away from regret and revenge and towards healing. Later, you can calmly decide how you'll get even.


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Posted 19 March 2017 - 09:16 PM

I agree with what you are saying altostrata, and most days i am busy trying to develop myself as a person and build towards a better future despite the PSSD. Its just that some days i get overwhelmed with anger about how much these drugs took from me and the years i lost. I try to keep the anger to myself, but every once and a while the anger spills over and i have a rant. I am only human.







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