“Wellness Park”

jenniferlreimerEffexor: Evil?

…”Mulling over these questions, I wandered into the Wyeth Ayerst product display area for the drug Effexor, named “Wellness Park” on an enormous banner.  I struck up a conversation with a sales representative from Florida, who had taken some anthropology courses in college.  We chatted about the displays, many of which showed the same smiling woman in three photographs, the … Read More

jenniferlreimer“Wellness Park”

The strange things that come out of my skin

jenniferlreimerEffexor: Evil?

Everyone had seen the infamous pictures of the “Faces of Meth” – before and after shots of daily users of crystal methamphetamine. Yet there are no pictures of the “Faces of Effexor”, “Faces of Amitryptaline”, etc, etc… ***Grossness Factor Warning*** I never experienced problems with acne as a preteen or adolescent, but ever since I’ve been on psychiatric meds very … Read More

jenniferlreimerThe strange things that come out of my skin

Haunted or Hearing Voices?

jenniferlreimerEffexor: Evil?, Meds, Meds, Meds!, Poetry, Prose, Personal

The absolute worst period of my struggle with psychiatry, and my struggle with my self, took place during the summer of my 21st year.  The psychiatrist that had me check in once a month for 5 minutes was prescribing me 600mg of Effexor, 1200mg of Lithium, and 600mg of Seroquel, the Seroquel later replaced by a prescription for a “random” … Read More

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Good ol’ Effexor rears its ugly head again…

jenniferlreimerEffexor: Evil?, Meds, Meds, Meds!

A description of Effexor (XR) and its “effects” and withdrawal syndrome from the bizzare site www.crazymeds.us – a site that seems to be purporting the use of psychiatric medications, but also making fun of and at the same time warning people of possible horrors?  I feel morally ambiguous about the site, but it offered a quite accurate description of meds … Read More

jenniferlreimerGood ol’ Effexor rears its ugly head again…

“Why Can’t We Just Get Along?”…a pessimistic reply.

jenniferlreimerEffexor: Evil?, Feminism and Madness

The reply from our Canadian hostess in Peru, with my comments/confusion italicized and bolded: Right. [scars], this is ridiculous. I am not going to play your game and go on with this foolish drama. I didn’t start any “foolish drama”…perhaps I escalated the situation by analyzing the situation and writing about it on this blog…but I don’t think I said … Read More

jenniferlreimer“Why Can’t We Just Get Along?”…a pessimistic reply.

Journals from my first hospitalization (the only “voluntary” one out of five)…how naive I was…

jenniferlreimerEffexor: Evil?, The Psych Ward

At precisely eight am a nurse knocks on a door and I am awoken. “Doing alright in here?  We’ll bring you breakfast in about an hour.” A few minutes later the lights brighten andd I start to cry because time is regulated the same way on flights across the International Date Line, triggering memories of Japan, of a day when … Read More

jenniferlreimerJournals from my first hospitalization (the only “voluntary” one out of five)…how naive I was…

YWF Seeking: *RADICAL* Method of Getting off of Effexor

jenniferlreimerEffexor: Evil?

I just posted this on another well-known blog, so I figured I’d posted it here too.  I’m very disillusioned that I constantly read the stories of others’ horrible withdrawals from Effexor, ending in success, but I am on multiple times the dosage of any of these individuals.  I am looking for a radical solution to quickly get off this POISON … Read More

jenniferlreimerYWF Seeking: *RADICAL* Method of Getting off of Effexor