I went through horrible withdrawal from psychiatric drugs few years ago. For some time I wasn’t able to even leave my house.
I had severe cramps, body aches, anxiety, vertigo, problems with basic things (like eating, sleeping and moving) and many many more. This is how my life looked like for a year. When I was able to sleep for at least 5 hours per night, my whole body improved to the point of neurotic person who can eat, sleep and walk without help from others.
The internet was my only way to communicate with people for quite a while.
These are the sites I’ve found the most helpful:
Online therapy. You can seek help or provide one by becoming a listener.
If you prefer online therapy, this might be one of the best sites to seek professional help.
Forum where you can get some very useful information about tapering psychiatric drugs.
You can find almost any topic in there or open your own. It’s not an instant help option, but you can get many helpful insights from people with the same mental problems, other issues, or have a debate about anything else you want to focus on.
The worst thing you can do to yourself when you don’t feel so good is to focus too much on your illness or any other bad stuff. Been there, done that and I really don’t recommend it.
Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube
Instagram was the most useful for me, because I was still able to take pictures when I wasn’t so good with words.
These sites can be very helpful and informative. But before you put anything in your body, I strongly recommend you to consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
Doctors are humans too, and nobody knows everything. Some are better in one area, others in another. It’s best to find the ones who are willing to listen to you and are willing to discuss all possible options to provide you the best help you deserve. In good doctor – patient relationship, you learn from each other as well.
The same goes for psychotherapy.
You can get plenty of good advice online, but it’s not bad to have some offline consultations as well. Nothing can replace an in-person communication.
This goes, if you’re already covered with some unpleasant feelings, but even better, to prevent or stop them from getting any worse, if you’re dealing with some difficult situations.
Which online community do you find the most useful?