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The Spring of My Mind


Escaping from sleep is a relief.  From the glimpses I’ve seen, my dreams would make an awesome horror show with infinite episodes, so it is a relief to escape into consciousness.  Waking up is like finishing a marathon and finally … 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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Undrugging: Antidepressants to Fat


  The Joslin Center has a reputation for really evil patient relations, so I went on a search and found a better dietician, quite possibly someone Dr. Steve Wechsler sent me to.  We met every month or two—not half as often as … Continue reading

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Doctors with Potent Alternatives: The Chiropractor


There’s a green space in the Valley where your spirit can rest.  The sign out front says Network Chiropractic and the doctor inside is Stephen Wechsler. I pop the front door open, tilt my head past the doorway into the treatment … Continue reading

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The Undrugging of Annie (Part XI)


            Physicians began to actively—very actively!—dislike me.  You are supposed to be “compliant,” i.e., sit in the chair, agree with the physician and take the drugs he prescribes.  I no longer could.  I questioned.  In fact, I asked questions to … 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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