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Musings about Music, Antidepressants, Celiac Disease, Wheat, HIPAA, Justin Bieber and Jesus


First, music and antidepressants:  I took antidepressants every day for twenty-six years.  During that time all I listened to was country and western music.  Kenny Rogers called it “the white man’s blues” and I listened to the words.  After I … Continue reading

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Short Answers to Questions


How did Kathy Urschel lose her sight and hearing? Kath had a rare brain virus that took her sight and hearing on one side when she was about seven years old, and took it on the other side when she … Continue reading

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Antidepressants, Welfare, Medicaid and Celiac Disease


My kidneys are hurting since I started taking antidepressants Well, stop taking them, duh.  If the pain doesn’t go away, then go see a physician.  You might have a kidney infection that doesn’t have anything to do with the antidepressant, … Continue reading

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Happiness is . . .


            In April 2001, despite having about a dozen chronic illnesses, I stopped taking drugs.  So what have I learned in the past decade?             I have learned that happiness consists of a good night’s sleep, a healthy diet, challenging … Continue reading

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VESID, CPEP/CPAP, Medicaid & Malpractice: Answers to More Questions


VESID—a drug; I don’t like VESID; Complaints and VESID; is celiac covered under NYS VESID Act? VESID is neither a drug nor an act.  It is New York State’s Office of Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities. (They couldn’t think … Continue reading

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Undrugging: Antidepressants to Fat


The Joslin Center has a reputation for really evil patient relations, so I went on a search and found a better dietician, quite possibly someone Dr. Steve Wechsler sent me to.  We met every month or two—not half as often as I … Continue reading

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Doctor-Controlled Diabetes


During the drugging years I had been diagnosed with diabetes mellitus, type II; the doctor had said, “Over weight and over forty.”  It was diet controlled, that is, I progressively kept eliminating from my diet all the things that were pushing … Continue reading

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