• Withdrawing from Psychiatric Drugs: A Holistic Approach

    Drugs such as cocaine and heroine are difficult to stop after daily use for a month or longer. The longer the more difficult. But there are “legal” pharmaceutical drugs that are as difficult or worse, depending on the length of time one is placed on them by a physician or psychiatrist. It’s not unusual to be on one or more of those types of drugs for several months to several years. A 2103 study discovered that one in six Americans is on a psychiatric drug for nervous and emotional issues, up from one in ten disclosed in a 2011 government Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) report. And many were initially put on these drugs for lifetime use or have become addicted after even a few months of using them. Many are seeking to get off psychiatric pharmaceuticals. Their attempts often fail due to the difficulty of tapering off alone. They usually speak of “waves and windows” that can go on for years after getting off anti-depressants and other psychiatric drugs. Waves are surges of needing or craving the drug while overwhelmed with the symptoms that were supposedly held off with the drugs. Windows are lucid occasions of being free from disturbing thoughts and emotions. There are several natural options for getting more windows and less waves while tapering.

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  • Withdrawing from Psychiatric Drugs: A Holistic Approach

    Where are psychiatric drug takers supposed to go for help getting off their drugs when I've already had 2 licensed Drug & Alcohol professionals from the Mental Health care field tell me it's just fine to STOP Klonopin, Effexor, Trazodone & Lithium after taking them for 35 years. I don't even have the word to express the horror I endured during those cold-turkey withdrawals while not one person at my mental health facility believed a word I told them as I descended into HELL. I'm lucky to be alive.

    I've had to watch Zoloft do a slow kill on my grand-daughter who now desires to come off the drug and I couldn't be any happier. The problem, finding a credible place for her to do it. If I sound frustrated, I am. Am I expected to wait until the Zoloft induces so much depression & anxiety I just patiently wait for her to commit suicide??

    There was NO ONE to help me withdraw from my cocktail of psych drugs while under the care of our Mental Healthcare system, and I can't seem to find a place for my grand-daughter to go either. Any suggestions?

  • Withdrawing from Psychiatric Drugs: A Holistic Approach

    ANY Addiction withdrawal systems...Noni Juice 2 0r 3 ounces as often needed or Wheat Grass

    Juice.

  • Withdrawing from Psychiatric Drugs: A Holistic Approach

    I just needed to be understood and listened but the doctors killed my brain with the antidepressant,the problem he just discovered I had ADHD