It's not easy to share about this topic but I think it's important to do so anyway.
SSRIs and SNRIs are more physically addictive than nicotine, on par with drugs like heroin and alcohol. Addiction is an expected and anticipated outcome with every person taking antidepressants. Doctors gloss over this fact when listing potential risks of their prescription, and they avoid the word "addiction". Instead, they tell patients something like what I was told: 'You won't enjoy it, but your body will come to expect it. That's normal. If you decide to reduce your dosage or come off it completely, I'll be here to slowly adjust your prescription. Don't just stop taking it.'
And of course, the greatest selling feature of all: It's 100% covered and free for the patient.
As I mentioned in my previous article on this issue, I worked in psychiatry for 10 years, and put LOTS of Effexor (and other dangerous addictive drugs) into trusting patients. I told them similar things about it having low side effects and that it isn't addictive. But that was long before I ever needed it to save my life, in August 2016, soon after losing my beloved grandmother and feeling abandoned by my family.
A psychiatrist diagnosed me with PTSD. She saved my life with Effexor (and nearly killed me with it as well), then moved departments, and I can't see her anymore. My 'family' doctor is completely useless for anything but delivering babies, and accused me of hypochondriasis/malingering rather than help me. Clinics don't prescribe antidepressants like Effexor. I've been offered opiates though - I have several unfilled prescriptions for Codeine and Percoset. More addiction is the only solution offered to me. In short, to get off Effexor, I've had to do it myself.
Even the mainstream media has been forced to finally acknowledge what scientists (and patients) have been saying for generations: CANNABIS is one of the safest and most effective substances for treating addiction.
Pharmaceutical capsules saved my life, but nearly killed me. Now cannabis is saving my life from pharmaceuticals. I'm trying to spread awareness of the real dangers of pharmaceutical antidepressants, and the therapeutic benefits of cannabis.
This has also been uploaded to YouTube as a backup.
I know its not easy to share, but it must. Also you should be proud of yourself. Good job reconizing that you where addicted to. Its so easy to lie to yourself. Cannaibs really can help in so many ways, if used correctly. Which is why I agree with you about the cap on edibles. Not only does this suck in Miligram wise, but here in california I have noticed that the same edible is the same price as before and capped at 100 miligram. Ive give you and example, a korava 500miligram cookie was going for 14$, now a korava 100mg is going for 15$!!! Keep up the good fight, and also keep coming out with your great content here on Steem. But seriously I think you would like Smoke. Keep posting here, but also do some original post there. Join and tell them jon boy sent you ;)
Maybe, who knows... with the way Steemit is falling apart in some ways right now I may NEED somewhere else to post! Thanks for your comment :)