Past drug use now sober with panic disorder.

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Adam

Riverside, CA

#1 May 28, 2011
I am a 27 y/o male. February of last year I had a major panic attack after ingesting crystal meth followed my cannabis. Before this incident I have never taken meth before but have randomly taken ecstasy pills, alcohol, cannabis the previous years. I would not say I was addicted as I could go for a month with out craving any of the drugs or using. It was more recreational during parties with friends. But in February of last year I had the panic attack, and since then I have not been the same. Since that day I have not taken ANY thing. No weed, alcohol, caffeine, drugs etc. It's been almost 14 months and although the panic attacks are less frequent, they are still there with daily abdominal discomfort, anxiety. I saw my psychiatrist who I was too humiliated to share my drug history with except for the cannabis use, and caffeine. She prescribed me lexapro. My question is given my previous drug use, is it safe to take the lexapro. I know it's been 14 months since I've used any drugs, but is there any long term damage that can affect the Lexapro. I have a MAJOR pill phobia now, and find it almost impossible to swallow the lexapro. Any information/advice would be greatly appreciated.
HumanSpirit

High Springs, FL

#3 Sep 5, 2012
Be cautious that you won't become entrapped into situations you normally wouldn't cause by us of mind drugs.

http://www.ssristories.com/index.php
Dude

Laguna Beach, CA

#4 Sep 6, 2012
DUDE !!! Dont start taking psych drugs, they wont work, slowly ruin your sex drive to the point you need viagra, then when you quit you get these nasty withdrawals.

No one on these online psych forums ever writes "I found the right meds and I am all better now".
The med is ________.

Follow there stories back through there posts, they are blind to the fact they are getting worse.
HumanSpirit

High Springs, FL

#6 Feb 13, 2013
psychiatry (mental health industry) has no science. No medical model. No evidence based medicine and no test for chemical imbalance to which the APA admitted in 2004. The industry is based on hearsay and is political. The industry is a danger to the health and welfare of any society.
HumanSpirit

High Springs, FL

#7 Feb 13, 2013
Inside the Battle to Define Mental Illness

Every so often Al Frances says something that seems to surprise even him. Just now, for instance, in the predawn darkness of his comfortable, rambling home in Carmel, California, he has broken off his exercise routine to declare that “there is no definition of a mental disorder. It’s bullshit. I mean, you just can’t define it.” Then an odd, reflective look crosses his face, as if he’s taking in the strangeness of this scene: Allen Frances, lead editor of the fourth edition of the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (universally known as the DSM-IV), the guy who wrote the book on mental illness, confessing that “these concepts are virtually impossible to define precisely with bright lines at the boundaries.” For the first time in two days, the conversation comes to an awkward halt.

Pasted from < http://www.wired.com/magazine/2010/12/ff_dsmv... ;

There are no genetic tests, no brain scans, blood tests, chemical imbalance tests or X-rays that can scientifically/medically prove that any psychiatric disorder is a medical condition.
HumanSpirit

High Springs, FL

#8 Feb 13, 2013
Death, violence, erratic behavior and the suicide by mind drugs

http://ssristories.com/index.php

The (APA) DSM-V is the future version of the Mein Kampf.

Bombs and bullets will be replaced with mind drugs and psychotherapy (false memory) in future generations.

That's certainly what Aldus Huxley predicted with his fictional Soma and it came true
HumanSpirit

High Springs, FL

#10 Feb 17, 2013
Again and again:

The (APA) DSM-V is the future version of the Mein Kampf.

Bombs and bullets will be replaced with mind drugs and psychotherapy (false memory) in future generations.

That's certainly what Aldus Huxley predicted with his fictional Soma and it came true
HumanSpirit

High Springs, FL

#11 Feb 17, 2013
Is Government Intervention Needed to Prevent an Unsafe DSM 5?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/allen-frances/d...

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