Tag Archives: fibromyalgia

Answers to More Questions, September 3


What happens if a person with fibromyalgia stops taking their medications? They get better.  I stopped taking all my medications and the fibromyalgia pain ceased.  A year later, I read a book by a doctor at Columbia.  He said that his … Continue reading

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Sex, Drugs and Inpatient Psychiatry: More Answers


Kidney damage caused by antidepressants My kidney damage was caused by lithium, which is not specifically an antidepressant but is used in conjunction with an antidepressant for the treatment of bipolar disorder.  If you are taking lithium then the doctor should (a) check … Continue reading

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Exercise, Depression and Drugs, not to mention Fibromyalgia, Hormones and Wisdom (part II)


But I digress—back to depression and exercise.  For decades, I tried to exercise.  I tried every kind of exercise, including calisthenics, jogging, yoga and a bunch of other stuff.  I quit them all because I’d become too depressed to continue.  … Continue reading

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Exercise, Depression and Drugs, not to mention Twitter, Fibromyalgia and PNIE (part I)


I am now on Twitter.  Good grief.  When I was a little girl my grandma would let me put wood in the old cook stove so she could make pancakes for breakfast and now I am on Twitter.  It gives … 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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The Undrugging of Annie (Part II)


Poverty was also a side effect of the lithium poisoning.  I had been an administrative assistant in the New York State Office of Mental Health when I became Dr. Jenifer Rich’s patient.  When I left her, I was on Welfare. … Continue reading

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Restraint and Seclusion (Part II)


                                  Restraint and Seclusion Study                                   Consumer Mail Survey (Continued) “I had the opportunity to attend activities or groups at least 3 hours per day.”  False.  Days went by without activities or groups.  From the phrasing of this question, should I … Continue reading

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