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  •  I had a similar experience (3+ / 0-)

    with pharmaceuticals for ptsd.  I went to a doctor (who was later forced to close his clinic for malpractice) who gave me mountains of drugs- when one wasn't working fast enough for him, he'd double the dose and add another one in.  Since I saw him every two weeks, this was a whole lot of doubling.  In six months I went from an active, fit and happy person with some vulnerabilities to an overweight lethargic and sick person who could not string two sentences together.

    No one new what was happening to me and just thought I was (????) "not trying"...but I was really bedridden.  Not in my right mind, when I realized it was the drugs, I got off immediately and by myself and had a small stroke. I was very lucky to have survived! But it took a good three years to be functional again.  There is no doubt in my mind that MMJ would have been far far safer.

    No ability to sue in my situation in Texas.

    I'm sharing my story with you Marcia, although it is a different one, to let you know that there are people who understand the loss, the unspeakable loss, caused by pharmaceutical when a little natural remedy would have been so very much better.

    I understand, and wish you all the best with your new doctor.  I know it is hard in Texas to find enlightened care.  


    •  Hey Lonely Texan (2+ / 0-)
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      I'm from Texas too, so you we can't be too lonely.... :))

      As time went on, I was spending more and more time in bed, that's all I wanted to do..... And yet that just made me feel like a useless piece of human waste taking up space.

      Since I was 16, when I moved out of my parents' house, I have been a very driven person.  I worked and continued high school too.  Had a such a good paying job that by the time I was 18 and my friends graduating and leaving for colleges and new lives, I couldn't up and quit.  

      Even after I went on disability, I worked part-time and then did quite a bit of volunteer work for the MS Society.

      All of that, gone.  I feel I have to start over and am ready to.  At least I can think again.  

      -6.13 -4.4 Where are you? Take the Test!!!

      by MarciaJ720 on Sun May 27, 2012 at 08:16:53 AM PDT

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