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How to Complain: Blame the Physician, Dammit!


Drugs don’t damage people; physicians who prescribe them do.  Yesterday I read several messages that focused my attention on the fact that we’re blaming the drugs, not the physicians who prescribe them.  Seroquel, Xanax, lithium and all those other things … Continue reading

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How to Know If Your Drugs Are Hurting You


            My mother was in her eighties when she became constipated, so she started eating whole wheat bread and drinking prune juice.  It didn’t help.  At her next regularly scheduled physician’s appointment (after you develop chronic illness, they tell you … 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 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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The Undrugging of Annie (Part VIII)


If I took the Ativan then I did not breath while I slept; if I did not take the Ativan then I would spend half the following day sobbing in mental agony.  Dr. Ghaly did acupuncture, which would give me a few hours … Continue reading

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The Undrugging of Annie (Part V)


            I was repeatedly admitted to inpatient psychiatry for treatment of suicidal depression.  Several times in the decade that had elapsed since Dr. Rich had poisoned me, I had approached her while I was an inpatient.  Each time she told … Continue reading

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