“Has psychiatry’s faith in medication become so strong that the last thing they can imagine is that medication might be what is causing a problem?”
I was in and out of the hospital 5 times during the 8 month period on the drug in 1996. I suffered delusions, impulsiveness, roadrage (bumped a car ahead of me repeatedly), spent an entire night trying to put a T-shirt on–I had forgotten how to dress myself, and I couldn’t lie still. Eventually (I am told) I began hearing voices, became unconscious, and was in intensive care for ten days on the danger list, writhing around. Only then did they think to take me off the medication! They had actually added other drugs, rather than stop the Paxil!
When I regained consciousness I was in a black mood and let them use ECT on me.
What an assault on me! I’m angry! Shouldn’t my inability to dress myself have been a sign that I should be taken off all medication, rather than adding another drug?
Has psychiatry’s faith in medication become so strong that the last thing they can imagine is that medication might be what is causing a problem?
This is Survivor Story number 72.
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