Tag Archives: American medical industry

Replying to the Recovering Psychiatrist


In regard to the good fairy, honorable physicians, and other fictional creatures—we are an immature nation that still wants daddy to take care of us.  That’s the whole book right there.  Physicians and the American medical industry get away with … Continue reading

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Ativan, Sleep Apnea, and Bad Craziness


N.B.:  Ativan is addictive but is not a narcotic. Someone searched my blog for Ativan with sleep apnea: DO NOT TAKE ATIVAN IF YOU HAVE SLEEP APNEA.  It could kill you. Ativan, also known as Lorazepam and Temesta, is a … Continue reading

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Men, Women and Doctors


            The sun has risen on a skiff of snow covering the houses and hills outside my window.  My home and I are quiet this morning.  James Taylor’s “You’ve Got a Friend” accompanies tea.  Rainbows are dancing off the prism … Continue reading

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Undrugging: You vs. NYS Dept. of Health


I am the true-born daughter of an ice cream addict.  My parents traveled all over the world and wherever they went, Dad bought ice cream for my mom—after the opera in Vienna, on the streets of Moscow and on a … Continue reading

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Doctor-Controlled Diabetes


During the drugging years I had been diagnosed with diabetes mellitus, type II; the doctor had said, “Over weight and over forty.”  It was diet controlled, that is, I progressively kept eliminating from my diet all the things that were pushing … Continue reading

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The Undrugging of Annie (Part X)


            Paul Cohen, Ph.D., tried to prevent me from expressing anger to doctors.  He said I needed them and couldn’t afford to alienate them.  What I figured out was that doctors were hurting me.  Getting angry with them would make … Continue reading

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