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Amisulpride is very toxic

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I was told this by my new doctor. She said she is glad i no longer take it because it is very toxic. Well bluddy hell i'm not happy i was put on it in the first place then. Just thought i should let you know in case you take it.
 
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I used to be on it and it was the worst drug ever. It caused me to have gut wrenching anxiety which is something I don't normally have with no good reason for it.I was a mess and wouldn't touch it with a bargepole ever again.
 
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I don't know if it was the amisulpride itself, or the fact that it didn't clear up the dregs of depression, but i was panicky the whole year, i had suicidal thoughts about once a fortnight, drank alcohol because i was in mental pain, had very little interest in life, and let people walk all over me. If anything stressful happened i just hid under the duvet rather than tackling life. I had no confidence or motivation to change my life or situation.

On the plus side, i didn'thave any severe mood swings and it kept me protected through a bereavement that was particularly distressing. My first big loss. And i coped well. But i didn't cry at all until i came off of it, then i bawled my eyes out. I had no emotion i don't think.
 
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i've been on it 16 years - can't come off it.

All psychiatric drugs are toxic, imo.

http://www.toxicpsychiatry.com/psychdrugs/
That is certainly possible. But taking a drug that is for epilepsy kinda sits better with me. I think in the past i never appreciated how heavy duty these meds were. I think it's because the psychiatrists i saw used to put me on this and that, back and forth, bit of this, switch it, more of that, and so i though hey this stuff isn't fucking with my brain, excuse my language. But it does affect your brain. I think the brain is very fragile and susceptible to many of these meds. I think we need to take care of ourselves as psychiatrists don't appreciate how fragile our brains are. It seems.
 

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That is certainly possible. But taking a drug that is for epilepsy kinda sits better with me. I think in the past i never appreciated how heavy duty these meds were. I think it's because the psychiatrists i saw used to put me on this and that, back and forth, bit of this, switch it, more of that, and so i though hey this stuff isn't fucking with my brain, excuse my language. But it does affect your brain. I think the brain is very fragile and susceptible to many of these meds. I think we need to take care of ourselves as psychiatrists don't appreciate how fragile our brains are. It seems.
i agree with you. Sticking everyone on powerful/toxic psychoactive & potentially highly damaging drugs as a primary treatment for good mental health is Lunacy. i don't understand why more people don't see how insane it all is? i suppose everyone has been so brain washed & conditioned by the mass media, education system, mass opinion & the pharmacological/biomedical psychiatric Industry that they just accept everything without question, nor have any critical/independent thinking.

That said, i do see a place for a wise use of psycho-pharmacology (medications). Although i very much think that the primary approach should be focused on far more in depth, person centred & comprehensive therapeutic approaches to care.
 
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I think one of the problems is that when they first put you on these powerful drugs they don't tell you the truth about them, and you are unwell, and especially to start with tend to trust your doctor/psychiatrist. By the time you find out how dangerous and damaging they can be, it is not always easy to know what to do. Undoubtedly they do seem to help some people. But they also do harm (they harmed me) and psychiatrists are very biased in favour of their use.
 
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