SHE WAS WAS "RECALLED TO LIFE"*
I fell for various antidepressants for 15-20 years. Once I saw what was happening, took 6 months to go off 7 or 8 prescriptions for autoimmune disorders and depression and anxiety. My hands stopped shaking, my thoughts were clearer, I had some energy. Thankfully a couple years later, found an integrative medicine doctor who is helping me heal slowly and my mold biotoxin illness ( 15 years ago, exposure and brain damage). I have a little quality of life now and HOPE again. I’ve been on disability since I took a booster shot for work in autistic classroom & wrecked my immune system, oh the irony. My teaching assistant job was the best job I ever had, back in 2001-03. Didn’t see the connection for a long time, I was too sick & angry I was in the prime of life. I had escaped an abusive marriage and gotten sober, then the dr blamed me for my illnesses.
Meanwhile, my family continues to label me “ depressed “ and ignores my physical autoimmune issues.. when I moved from upstate New York to central Florida, my seasonal affective disorder went away. Sunshine is free.
God led me to the integrative medicine doctor. He’s got old YouTube videos up, Dr. Alan Gruning.
So glad to see this victorious story!!! Thanks for sharing.
Thank you Dr. Yoho. Yet another indication that allopathic medicine, mired in pharmaceuticals, simply can't be trusted. There may be some good drugs out there, but I am not inclined to ever take another one, ever. Or visit a doctor. It's becoming increasingly apparent that we are better off with natural medicine, common sense, and trusting the body's miraculous ability to heal when we take care of it. (Yes, I realize trauma is another matter).
The SSRIs do far more than the name implies. They affect many undisclosed receptors, which is why you can't substitute pure serotonin analogs to mitigate withdrawal symptoms (from the SSRIs)... it is not the serotonin issue that is the problem but what the drug does to other receptors.
Our medical system is so flawed. Physicians reach for the prescription pad whenever someone claims they have depression or anxiety. When the medications don't work, and they usually don't, they layer on more medications and tell the patient that it takes time. The patient is told they will have to titrate up to a level that works for them. The medications make the patient worse; they cannot get through their feelings and address their issues because they are medicated and their brain doesn't function properly. Even if you opt for no medication, we found that the "psychologists and therapists" will refer their client out to a psychiatrist insisting they need meds in order to help them. Truly, we have a broken system that believes medication is the key to good mental health. False. Getting well takes time. It takes family love and support. Read Dr. Breggin's books on how to deal with family members that have mental health issues.
Thank you for this. A greater understanding of SSRI's are most certainly needed. This is scary.
I went cold turkey 10 years ago and haven't looked back! All psych drugs are inherently dangerous in my view.
that's insane... pardon the pun. But, in light of this, how do you get people in your own life that you care about to get off the "medical personnel are gods" mentality? I have one friend currently on an SSRI, Welbutrin, to be exact, and while I can't tell whether the changes that I've seen are from that or not, but they don't seem to want to consider being taken off for any reason. My other friend was once put on Haldol, though I think it was for the sedative affects. thankfully, she didn't experience any side effects from it that I'm aware of.
The medical cult is far more dangerous and more widespread than any religious cult.
Shocking! Society is drugged to death by illicit and licit substances.
You provide such a welcomed honesty, when integrity for many MDs, seems to have been “woken” into the ether. God Bless you.