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#1 REB

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Posted 25 April 2019 - 02:55 PM

12 years of non-interrupted use of the anticholinergic drug Alimemazine has in all likelihood contributed greatly to my

catastrophic physical and mental deterioration. It could very well be the source of my sickness. 

 

Alimemazine is commonly prescribed long term in my country for mild and T E M P O R A R Y sleep disturbances as a "safer" alternative

to benzodiazepines. Neither of these drugs are supposed to be prescribed in excess of 14 days, but who expects a doctor to know how to

read these days, right? It's not like their intellectual inferiority ruins millions of lives or anything.

 

Other examples of anticholinergic drugs are older antihistamines, Benedryl, Zoloft and some antipsychotics.

 

Anticholinergics have been linked to cognitive decline and a whole bunch of other health issues. I have them all.

Everything makes sense in the context of anticholinergics.

I have researched to death every drug, food and pollutant i've ever come in contact with to try and make sense of all the bizarre and 

debilitaing symptoms i've experienced, but nothing really made sense.

It never accured to me that this seemingly harmless allergy medicine could be the cause of my issues until rather recently.

It's the only drug i've ingested the last decade because i knew drugs were bad, but it's the one that killed me..

 

I have basically been chronically and clinically sedated for 12 freaking years.

Both my brain and autonomic nervous system has been shut off of 12 years, and i don't know if i'll ever recover again.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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Posted 25 April 2019 - 03:44 PM

I also fucked up myself with all the meds I took over the last 6-7 years but once the drug is out of your body I am guessing the brain and body will turn to normal after some time . at least I hope so 



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Posted 25 April 2019 - 04:40 PM

I felt the cognitice devline similarly when I was taking zoloft - I stopped abruptly and gave myself catastrophic problems as a result. Sometimes the devil you know is better than the one you don't



#4 REB

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Posted 25 April 2019 - 04:57 PM

How's your cognition now, AI_pk?



#5 Psyborg

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Posted 25 April 2019 - 08:18 PM

I also stopped meds cold turkey SEVERAL TIMES like a fucking idiot . and yes it fucking ruined me . I stopped effexor 3 weeks ago (my doc knows) and I am feeling okay now . I wonder when I will be fully normal though



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Posted 26 April 2019 - 03:00 AM

Getting better, but it's a long way from Good I'm still highly scrambled and can barely have a coherent thought. What sort of symptoms are you experiencing?

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Posted 26 April 2019 - 03:55 AM

Profound cognitive impairment is my major symptom, but i'm also experiencing autonomic dysfunctions like heat intolerance, visual decline, arrhythmya, postural hypotension,

erectile dysfunction, incontinence, hoarseness etc etc.



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Posted 26 April 2019 - 06:35 AM

I'm sorry to hear that man, what's your primary diagnosis? I've experienced a few of that list from SSRI's. With them I found that cognitive impairment really came later after about 3 years, and I'd say my cognition has been impaired now minorly for 1.5 years and severely for 1 year. I first experienced it when I sat down to do an essay and felt completely blank, like a schoolchild would if he was asked to do something at undergraduate level. I really saw it in the decline of my mental flexibility and personality traits, my sense of humour went, my ability to recognise irony, spontaneous thought, all went. nowadays I find myself constantly doubting what I've just done, wondering whether I'd already washed my hair in the shower, forgetting how many sets of an exercise I've done at the gym, that sort of thing. I've had to completely leave intellectual persuits alone for the time being. But this isn't the first time I've felt this way, I felt similar 10 years ago, but it all came back and then some.



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Posted 28 April 2019 - 02:19 AM

Just a coincidence but I was just reading an article that mentioned anticholinergic medications like Wellbutrin. It suggested supplementing with choline. Is that something you are doing now that you think there is a connection?






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