We've Done the Impossible and That Makes Us Mighty

Ask me anything   Submit   Eden. 21. Nursing major. I'm a huge bookworm, caffeine addict, music lover, ultimate procrastinator, kid at heart, linguaphile, avid soccer fan, future beach bum, Browncoat for life, and Muser for eternity. Mindless reblogging and will occasionally talk about my bipolar disorder and/or bulimia recovery, too.

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Oh, and my title comes from the tv show Firefly :)

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Welcome to Crazymeds, where you can learn what’s good, what’s bad, what’s interesting, and what’s plain weird and funny about the medications used to treat depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, epilepsy, migraines, anxiety, neuropathic pain, or whatever psychiatric and/or neurological condition you might have. The information on this site is to help you work with your doctor(s) to find the right treatment options. Too many of us get nothing more than 15-minute appointments with overworked doctors or nurse-practitioners, so we need all the help we can get. We need to talk to our prescribers about the best medication1 to treat our conditions, and not the most profitable ones, or the cheapest ones2.

OK, in reality “best” usually translates to “least bad.” If you know the name of the medication(s) you’re looking for, you’ll probably want our list of drugs by names and class/category. There’s also our much larger list of all the meds we know about to treat various conditions, including all the brand/trade names we can find for every med in every country in which each is available. We also have the drugs sorted into broad categories with lots of overlapping memberships:

Crazymeds is the site for the obsessed and depressed, the manic and the panicked, the schizophrenic and epileptic, the migraineurs and bipolar, those with GAD, SAD, OCD, PTSD, in pain or have an otherwise non-standard brain4. If you have any specific questions about a drug that wasn’t answered on its page, couldn’t find the drug you’re interested in, or want some help in figuring out which medication is the right one for you, then visit Crazy Talk: Our forum for the mentally interesting. We aren’t doctors or anything, and we don’t diagnose, but we have more experience than we ever wanted when it comes to brain cooties and the crazy meds used to treat them. We’re all about helping each other know what the drugs can and cannot do, what they are likely to do for us and to us, and work with our doctors to make the best, or least bad, choice in medication(s) as quickly as possible.

For real, CrazyMeds is one of the most helpful plain-english information sites regarding psychiatric / neurological drugs and what exactly they DO to your brain. If you’ve ever felt like a human lab experiment just being handed one prescription after another, CrazyMeds can help you understand what effects the drugs have and how they work. The site also discusses realistic side-effects such as the ever-present “head zaps” of SSRIs and others that doctors keep saying we make up for attention.

Also it’s fun to read if you’re a writer and just want to learn about drugs with long names and what they do.

Reblogging to promote CrazyMeds. I’ve found it incredibly helpful.

And for anyone who might be inclined to get all OH NOES SELF DIAGNOSIS!!1!1!, my neurologist—who is a bit of a bigwig in the field, straight-up brilliant, and one of the best doctors I could ever hope for—regularly refers patients to CrazyMeds when they’re dealing with new conditions and drugs and side effects and the like.

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thatangrymedkid:

Who am i to argue with the will of the almighty

I couldn’t have said it better myself

thedragoninmygarage:

thatangrymedkid:

Who am i to argue with the will of the almighty

I couldn’t have said it better myself

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kyocrisis:

Can’t catch a break

I think about this almost everyday.

derekwtf:

kyocrisis:

Can’t catch a break

I think about this almost everyday.

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Beagle puppy barking for the first time. “I…don’t know how to express my feelings!”

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#my day has been made 

i got tagged by mentalhealth-nursing. thank you!! :)

1)  Fave food?
french fries! 
2) Professional race car driver or golfer?
professional race car driver because ew. golf. the most pointless thing ever.
3) Do you worry about global warming?
yes :(
4) What’s your opinion on gold diggers?
eh i don’t really have an opinion on them tbh whatever makes them happy as long as they’re honest with their SO 
5) Do you know anyone in prison?
yeah a girl i went to catholic school with is in jail for capital murder =/
6) When was the last time you were at a party?
a couple of months ago with my boyfriend. i’m lame.
7) Would you ever join the army?
probably not. not my thing.
8) How do you vent your anger?
usually just by blasting my music, throwing a few nonbreakable things if i’m really pissed off
9) What are you looking forward to?

this weekend! my boyfriend is back at college so we can finally not have our parents around! and we’re going to austin to celebrate our six month anniversary and possible go play drunk hide and seek at ikea haha
10) Would you rather have a pet duck or chicken?
duck!! little ducklings just make me so damn happy :)
11) Name 3 things you have achieved this year?
1. had no mental breakdowns during the school year! (which is a big deal for me)
2. got to work 
with some kids that really needed it :) they’re incredible and i miss them
3. got the most wonderful and best boyfriend i could ever ask for :) 

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#i'm too lazy to tag and ask people stuff  #so just take this  #personal 

Royals video × Pure Heroine lines

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#lorde  #pure heroine  #only six more weeks  #<3 
King of France:and why the fuck would we send money and assistance to those resisting their sovereign??
Adviser:well it would be a big 'fuck you' to England
King of France:send funds to America
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#fave 

We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller. We say to girls, ‘You can have ambition, but not too much. You should aim to be successful, but not too successful. Otherwise you will threaten the man.’ Because I am female, I am expected to aspire to marriage. I am expected to make my life choices always keeping in mind that marriage is the most important. Now marriage can be a source of joy and love and mutual support. But why do we teach girls to aspire to marriage and we don’t teach boys the same? We raise girls to see each other as competitors – not for jobs or for accomplishments, which I think can be a good thing, but for the attention of men. We teach girls that they cannot be sexual beings in the way that boys are.

We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller. We say to girls, ‘You can have ambition, but not too much. You should aim to be successful, but not too successful. Otherwise you will threaten the man.’ Because I am female, I am expected to aspire to marriage. I am expected to make my life choices always keeping in mind that marriage is the most important. Now marriage can be a source of joy and love and mutual support. But why do we teach girls to aspire to marriage and we don’t teach boys the same? We raise girls to see each other as competitors – not for jobs or for accomplishments, which I think can be a good thing, but for the attention of men. We teach girls that they cannot be sexual beings in the way that boys are.

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