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psych meds causing permanent damage

Posted by Dan [9886.4528] on March 28, 2008 at 14:55:55:

walt,

you often say psych meds can cause permanent brain damage. where does this information come from? im not doubting you as my own experience indicates that this is likely to be true.

but do you mean actual brain damage or reversible changes to brain chemistry?



Re: psych meds causing permanent damage

Posted by Vera [15.3379] on March 28, 2008 at 15:05:31:

In Reply to: psych meds causing permanent damage posted by Dan [9886.4528] on March 28, 2008 at 14:55:55:

My aunt is on Atavan and her new doc is adamant she come off it because he claims it permanently damages the brain. He told her to think of her brain as becoming "swiss cheese" on that drug. It is very addictive and she is weaning off slowly. Thank Heavens.

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Posted by Eric [962.4528] on March 28, 2008 at 15:13:27:

In Reply to: psych meds causing permanent damage posted by Dan [9886.4528] on March 28, 2008 at 14:55:55:

Funny coincidence, I was just now rooting around on YouTube and came across the following videos. The first one mentions mental patients refusing their meds because the meds make them worse, not better. It's not quite the definitive info you asked for, but it is very convincing. You can probably get in touch with the lady in the videos and ask her what she knows.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOW8LNU2hFE
www.youtube.com/watch?v=AazObF_pHSU

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Re: psych meds causing permanent damage

Posted by Elle [3124.2514] on March 28, 2008 at 15:36:44:

In Reply to: psych meds causing permanent damage posted by Dan [9886.4528] on March 28, 2008 at 14:55:55:

The second video reminds me of what many drs and bipolar people on Lamictal say about that particular drug. That if you go off it and decide you do need it again, it'll never work as well. I've been on it for four years and am afraid to go off of it because of that warning. I'm now working on healing my LGS and food allergies and believe that will replace the lamictal.

FWIW, there is a relative on my husband's side of the family who goes around to companies who do the clinical trials and makes sure everything is up to par. She makes a TON of money doing that. . . over $80K per year PART TIME!

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Re: psych meds causing permanent damage

Posted by Jan DeCourtney, CMT (Happygal) [1672.4528] on March 28, 2008 at 21:22:32:

In Reply to: psych meds causing permanent damage posted by Dan [9886.4528] on March 28, 2008 at 14:55:55:

Hi Dan,

Regardless, if I was the person with this question, I'd still be doing anything possible to reverse any brain damage: nutritional, 3LS, etc.

Best wishes,
Jan



Re: psych meds causing permanent damage

Posted by NK [114.2842] on March 29, 2008 at 03:13:59:

In Reply to: psych meds causing permanent damage posted by Dan [9886.4528] on March 28, 2008 at 14:55:55:

I took effexor for several years and was on 150 mg daily. I have terrrible fatigue problems and am desperately trying to correct my fatigue problem. therefore recently discussing this with my gyn and I changed to cymbalta, small amt. twice a day. If I take only 1 tablet in morning no problem but if I take none for several days I get even worse, horrible horrible fatigue that I really can't stand --my question is am I correct in thinking missing the cymbalta causes worse fatigue and why does that happen? Thanks for any insight into this!!!!!!!!!!!Also, can anyone say if the effexor xr or the cymbalta cause any long term negative effects????????

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Re: psych meds causing permanent damage

Posted by MBliss [4.3175] on March 29, 2008 at 08:19:20:

In Reply to: Re: psych meds causing permanent damage posted by Jan DeCourtney, CMT (Happygal) [1672.4528] on March 28, 2008 at 21:22:32:

Hi jan

I didn't know that brain damage could be reversed?



Re: psych meds causing permanent damage

Posted by Vince F [4572.4381] on March 29, 2008 at 08:35:17:

In Reply to: Re: psych meds causing permanent damage posted by MBliss [4.3175] on March 29, 2008 at 08:19:20:

I don't think you can say it can be reversed, but it can be repaired, by making other parts of the brain do what the parts used to do. I guess like scars on the skin. They are a repair for the damage.

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Posted by Jan DeCourtney, CMT (Happygal) [1672.4528] on March 29, 2008 at 08:47:46:

In Reply to: Re: psych meds causing permanent damage posted by MBliss [4.3175] on March 29, 2008 at 08:19:20:

Hi MBliss,

I believe in the healing power of the human body, when given what it needs. Of course some kinds of damage cannot be reversed, but then again.....

The Taoists say that some people, after losing their teeth, grow completely new sets. Who is to say what is and what isn't possible? A lot depends upon what you put your mind to.

Best wishes,
Jan

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Re: psych meds causing permanent damage Keeping up. Archive.

Posted by Walt Stoll [93.1903] on March 29, 2008 at 08:50:16:

In Reply to: psych meds causing permanent damage posted by Dan [9886.4528] on March 28, 2008 at 14:55:55:

Thanks, Dan.

You would have to keep up with the most recent research to have seen these publications. I keep up by subscribing to "Science News" which is the premier weekly journal documenting the most recent publications in the scientific fields for lay people. Each journal is less than 20 pages long and covers many fields. I have subscribed to it for more than 40 years. ALL public libraries would subscribe to it and it is available to the public in the reference section.

At the end of the year there is always an index for the year issue.

As a matter of fact there was an article about your question within the past month.

Let us know what you learn.

Walt

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