Tag Archives: Psychiatry

What is Wrong with this Woman? Recovering from Chronic Fatigue and Depression (Part V)


So I went home and took an overdose of insulin, which ended me up in the Emergency Room with a glucose level of about 120, which was pretty wonderful.  I was interviewed by a psychiatrist who said I didn’t need … Continue reading

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HOMEOPATHY: Today


I have received a comment from a reader: “Homeopathy is not something I have tried or known whether to trust, but the one thing I am certain of is that it can do no harm, unlike allopathic meds . . … Continue reading

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Just another Friggin’ Hearing?


So I woke up this morning and immediately had to write a five-page statement to today’s administrative law judge. The government had been totally screwing me again and I had to put a stop to it. I was incarcerated—not treated, … Continue reading

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To Shuffle Sideways or Not


This morning I feel stronger. There is no more medically-approved word for it: I just feel stronger. Let me tell you how the week has gone. Last Saturday I went to church and knew after I got there that it … Continue reading

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The Night After Christmas


So back in Upstate Medical Center’s emergency room, after the attending psychiatrist leaves, I lay around waiting for Godot or Santa Claus or heaven knows what. I get no insulin, which I’m expecting, and no antibiotics. When I was admitted … Continue reading

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Ativan, Sleep Apnea and Bad Craziness


Someone searched my blog for Ativan with sleep apnea: DO NOT TAKE ATIVAN IF YOU HAVE SLEEP APNEA. It could kill you. Ativan, also known as Lorazepam and Temesta, is a benzodiazepine. It is used for the treatment of anxiety, … Continue reading

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Exercise or Insulin?


Sorry.  A doctor poisoned me with unmonitored lithium.  There is no literature about the effect of lithium poisoning on the immune system, however, I clearly have immune dysfunction, type unknown.  It causes, among other things, chronic fatigue syndrome and hypersensitivity … Continue reading

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