Tag Archives: insomnia

From My Bed, Buddy


We can’t be mentally ill all the time; sometimes we are just regular people.  I have this whole entire blog devoted to the ways and means of treating mental illness, but what else is there? I awoke this morning at … Continue reading

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PPP, DDD and Me


I went to the Empathic Therapy Conference because it included workshops about drugs and drug damage.  (All I understand of empathic therapy is that it’s what you do when you accept people as people, not as diagnosable units of sickness, … 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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The Undrugging of Annie (Part IX)


            All the doctors who knew what they were doing in the treatment of nephrogenic diabetes insipidus (both of them) continually iterated “Drink to your thirst.”  As long as you drink enough to stay fully hydrated, you don’t need to worry.  You … Continue reading

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