Treatment Resistance is Your Body Saying No

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Treatment resistance is your body saying no. No as in “No! Stop overloading me with chemical toxins!” You clueless boob.

Related post: What is the Chemical Imbalance Theory.

Have you ever thought of it that way? Been given a medication and were a good patient only to get worse and worse? Then maybe trials of a few more meds and become even sicker.

No More Toxic Drugs. I've Had Enough.
No More Toxic Drugs. I’ve Had Enough.

Then instead of being honest with the patient and tell them the medications are simply bullshit guessing game treatments that may help someone in crisis who is at the end of their rope but long-term are brain damaging with severe side effects… the Big Pharma bought and paid for doctor says:

You are treatment resistent.”

Then get ready for the ECT.

Treatment Resistance Is Your Body Telling You The Treatment is Making You Sick, Not Better. Click To Tweet

Like our bodies are supposed to love ingesting foreign chemicals that have supposed, postulated effects (nothing proven) on neurotransmitter levels of this or that, increasing levels of some, decreasing the uptake of others, slapping that one off to the side in the rear and instructing them to get back on the right neuro path.

How dare you AChe, get any closer and I’m going to have C10H12N2O come over and kick your butt.

Here’s a more scientific way to look at it:

“The interactions between substances that are involved together in neurotransmission suggests that neurotransmission is a plurichemical process in which the substances that are released may cause acute changes in excitability, may enhance each other’s effectiveness, or may prolong or curtail events in the target cells.”

Source: Novel Neurotransmitters and the Chemical Coding of Neurones.

Take note of the words “suggests” and “may”… it’s a guessing game. They do not know the specifics as of yet.

And the research is Big Pharma controlled. When it comes to treatment of any imbalance of the body (neurotransmitters, hormones, electrolytes, altered cells that become destructive, immunity, etc.) there are many potential reasons and multiple factors to consider.

We Know Psychotropic Medications Don’t Work Long Term

Someone who ends up on disability – like me – is not a success case. But for someone who actually has Manic Depression (as far as the illness is understood and diagnosed today) I’ve had many successes in life.

1.   I’m still alive at age 52. Off psych meds for 24 years.

2.   I’ve successfully raised a child as a single Mom.

3.   I’ve had few hospitalizations. Reason: I’ve been off psych meds.

4.   Medical care costs minimal. Reason: I got off psych meds.

5.   I’ve had many successful, high-functioning working years.

I attribute most of the positive things I’ve accomplished in my life during the 32+ years since being diagnosed at age 19 as NOT related to any ‘mental health care’ or ‘mental health treatments’.

To the contrary. I look at most of my successes due to the fact I got off of psychotropic medications around age 24 and focused on my health issues in other ways. And the fact I was able to receive counseling for trauma experienced.

If I had stayed in psychiatric care, my guess is I’d be dead. When I received medical care for my primary complaints of daytime drowsiness and fatigue – instead of being given more psychiatric symptom-suppressing toxic drugs – I improved.

The Story You Hear Today is the Opposite

The ‘bipolar diagnosed’ person gets put on drugs, convinced by an unethical – or simply incompetent and uneducated – mental health provider they have a genetic-based chemical imbalance. The drugs the doctors are prescribing are treating this.

It’s a lie.

Short-term stabilizing for mania or psychosis of course these meds treat and help to stabilize. If you were going into convulsions or having a heart attack they have medically-proven ways to try and treat that. Long-term these medications don’t treat shit. There’s no scientific study proving they do.

And when the person gets worse – they get then told they are ‘treatment resistent’.

Another lie.

Short Term Positive Effects a Placebo Effect

I know there are most likely hundreds of thousands of folks like me who have gotten off of psychotropic medications before ending up addicted and being convinced they have to take ‘for life’, then tragically suffer severe side effects.

And they buy into the lie when they get worse that ‘their bipolar disorder is progressing‘.

Complete bullshit. The only reason they were led to believe (like I did many years ago) that the medications they were given was ‘treating’ something is they experienced a placebo effect. The chemicals ingested created a temporary change of functioning. But nothing is being ‘corrected’.

Related post: Understanding the Placebo Effect of Antidepressants.

And those medical bills add up. Compared to me and my history, I’m very much a medical success story.

It’s just these folks are not highlighted. They aren’t out spilling their guts like I have – they just get on with their lives. Many never enter the mental health arena again. For fear of stigma, most never share they even consulted with a psychiatrist or therapist in the first place.

Much less share experiences of being put on psychiatric medications and having to take themselves off.

Related post: Would I Ever Take Prozac Again?

And then when someone does become ill for whatever reason, experience an episode of depression for whatever reason… the primary resources they have online and that are from ‘mental health advocates’ are promoting misinformation.

Enough already. Let’s all say “No”.

No more lies. No more lack of options for care (in addition to counseling for trauma or needed emotional support during a difficult time) and education about the numerous factors and potential causes of body-mind mood states.

There is too much current medical research and avenues for alternative medical care:

1.   Healing the gut: Take Probiotics to Treat Bipolar Illness?

2.   Diet Fixes: Root Causes of Depression.

3.   Lifestyle Changes: How Your Weight Affects Bipolar Disorder.

4.   Non-traditional Remedies: Will Turmeric Help Your Depression?

What if your real problem – and the primary factor in your depression – is an underlying autoimmune condition? Did you know there are 80 different types of them?

Related post: Fatigue, Depression & Brain Fog Can Be Symptoms of an Autoimmune Reaction.

How about identifying toxic exposures to mold or chemicals and getting their body restabilized, detoxing, etc.

Outside of the ‘bipolar Big Pharma-controlled’ community there are many available resources at someones disposal – such as this blog – to help them start to heal and move forward in life.

Not get sicker and end up dead.

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4 Comments

  1. Anna said:

    My 24 year old daughter has been on various medications, Abilify, Lamictal, Lithium, Latuda, Vraylar for bipolar 2 in the last fifteen months. None of them have stopped the cycling. She goes low for two weeks and then hypomanic for two weeks. We do not know what to do anymore. She can’t keep going to grad. school or work because of it. I want to take her off of everything and see what happens. Any suggestions? We are desperate!!

    June 24, 2018
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    • Molly said:

      I have a ton of suggestions, it is excellent you are reaching out – she can (and will) get better. Just be prepared to:

      1. Slowly withdraw from the meds (do you have any support from a physician? I can help you find one), while supporting her system (diet, lots of water, limit caffeine, etc. – that’s so individual, and there is a ton of info online). You need a physician to advise what should be stopped first, etc. Withdrawing can create the original issues (not everyone will experience this but if she does that’s normal, you’ve been suppressing whatever was at the root of her illness with the bipolar diagnosis and psychotropic medications – now the focus will be on long-term healing.

      Having some medical support can help with the withdrawal period by not only lessening the frustration and anxiety that may come with the experience, but a doctor can prescribe meds if necessary to help with the process. Some use a compounding pharmacy to be able to give very low doses as the person comes off the med (standard pills may be in too high of a dose, may need to titrate down slowly).

      2. Support sleep. I’m guessing they’ve given her ‘meds’ to help her sleep too – that’s complete crap and is only ‘toxifiying’ the system at night, it’s criminal what these doctors prescribe and their excuse (when they kill and disable folks) is that ‘it is how they were trained’ or the person is an ‘isolated case/treatment resistance’… total crap.

      Sleep is a big part of what you do (and eat/drink) during the day – so start thinking of it like that. If she has food sensitivities, eats lots of carbs and processed sugar, it will cause mood swings and disrupt sleep. That’s primary. Is she able to exercise at all? Walk? Nature huge for healing a stressed out over-toxic system – and exercise during day will help stress/fatigue system some so she is tired at night, more relaxed. Have you read my posts on melatonin? I’ve got a bunch – but… be careful, as if she’s on other sleep meds it may be counter-productive. I’d suggest getting off of those first, then start with .5 mg, inching up to 3 mg or so… it’s very individual.

      3. Have support, and simply focus day to day on moving towards wellness. She will be able to do grad school, once is more stable, or maybe will feel like pursuing other goals, keep an open mind.

      4. Learn about healthy home products, avoiding exposures that can cause mood disturbance in sensitive folks like she sounds to be. It lessens the ‘reactions’ you are forcing your body to deal with. Right now, priority is the toxic meds, but as you do that try to lessen other toxins in the environment (includes food, body products, ect.).

      5. There are many things she can take to help with detox – and to help heal underlying health issues. Green food supplement I’d recommend, this one is cheap, she can start with one or two caps, I just take three, is a form of microdosing and actually very similar to what some docs give patients as ‘treatment’ instead of psych meds – the smart docs who understand the body, biology and health. 🙂

      — Amazing Grass Green Superfood capsules – https://www.iherb.com/pr/Amazing-Grass-Green-Superfood-650-mg-150-Capsules/14260

      — Psychiatrist who uses a more expensive product (Hardy Nutritionals), but very similar to the Amazing grass one above to treat mental illness symptoms – https://www.hardynutritionals.com/blog/2016/09/dr-shannon-wholeness-center-micronutrient-therapies

      6. Use me as inspiration – as I was very ill off and on in my twenties – have you read my book, if not, shame on you (just kidding!) – and got helped to heal and get better. She will too. Many, many others have and she is young, very fortunate to be doing this now… and have her healthy life ahead of her.

      7. Be excited you have a ton of incredible options – based on legitimate science – at your disposal. You do. Has she had extensive thyroid testing – Psychiatrist Hyla Cass thinks up to 80% of women given a BP label and put on meds are suffering from Hashimotos Thyroiditis:

      https://www.bipolar1survivor.com/bipolar-symptoms-may-undiagnosed-hashimotos-disease/

      8. Don’t forget salmon oil and a quality probiotic – I have articles on both for more info related to bioplar and current research, both will help her heal. Do a search, top right.

      Hugs, Molly

      June 24, 2018
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  2. Iain Gray said:

    Think this has happened to me I want to find a mieacle cure but not looking likely

    February 2, 2017
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    • Molly said:

      Hi Iain,

      I The problem is at times there is a need for medications – but only if absolutely necessary – and then the ‘lifetime of meds’ approach starts. Then the person gets sicker, etc. It can turn into a nightmare for too many people. And too many end up committing suicide or worse – harm others.

      Alternative treatments, identifying other health issues, being able to afford this type of care, etc. can be as difficult. But at least there is hope that you can get better. The only end result with long term use of toxic psychotropic medications is a worsening of symptoms. Then come more meds and the ‘try this new one’. And on and on.

      Then in some cases ECT.

      I’ve been on both sides of that fence. It’s much better to struggle with alternative approaches (vitamings, diet, toxic cleansing, exercise, etc.) when treating the mind-body symptoms (depression, anxiety, hypomania) than traditional approaches.

      At least there is the possibility of improving, not just symptom suppressing and living with horrible side effects. That should make sense to most.

      Don’t give up – check out my Holistic Psychiatrits in the U.S. post – you may find some inspiration there. best, Molly

      February 3, 2017
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