Do you suffer from side effects?
New side effects are regularly reported and may be unknown to you and your doctor. Unfortunately the remedy may often be to prescribe another medication to help with the side effects of the first one, which also in turn may give side effects. In the book "How to get off psychoactive drugs safely" by Jim Harper (updated 2013) there is a comprehensive list of many side effects. There are many more but it would be a book of 100 pages or more to fully list them and even more are being discovered and reported regularly. Reading this will help you as it is often a comfort to know that it is a side effect and not something else wrong with you.
The Road Back has developed a very specific range of natural products that have been tested to be effective to help people relieve their side effects.These specific food supplements used have been proven to be totally safe in combination with your medication and may also support better health generally. Not just any supplement can be used by people on medication as there may be an interaction, known or unknown. That is why we are very choosy as to what we advise.
You might want a medication-free life but sometimes it just isn’t the right moment in your life or maybe you are uncertain about what to do. Taking exactly the right supplement for your specific side effects can be a major step in the right direction and can help you to build up the confidence to decide to continue.
It is very hard to make a decision when you are anxious and panicky and haven't slept well, this can make you feel very uncertain. This is often the condition people are in when they first come into contact with the programme. Gaining control over these side effects helps in so many ways, not only for the person but for their family, friends and work colleagues.
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Read the book especially the Chapter on side effects and the supplements used on the programme. Should you then need any advice contact the consultant from your country. Send an email and please mention the type of medication you are on.
Below is an excerpt from the book:
Chapter "Side Effects of Psychoactive Medications"
"This book addresses drugs of all types. The drugs we are dealing with are usually classified as psychotropic – having ability or quality of altering emotions, perceptions, behaviors, and bodily functions – especially true of certain drugs.
This chapter lists many possible side effects experienced from either taking these drugs, or when trying to withdraw from them. If you, or anyone you know, are taking any of these drugs the “real you” could well be buried under some of the following symptoms. But rest assured, no one has all of these side effects, and no single drug or combination of these drugs can produce all the side effects listed here.
You may know from experience that a single withdrawal side effect can be horrifying. And if you, or anyone you know, have ever had a bad withdrawal experience you would probably rather sign up for open-heart surgery without anesthesia than suffer those side effects again. And for this very reason, many people who have contacted The Road Back Programme are gun shy at the very thought of withdrawing from a drug. Before The Road Back Programme, you were faced with a quandary: suffer the side effects of the drugs, or gut it out and suffer the side effects of withdrawal.
One thing to keep in mind while doing this program or with any inpatient program you might enroll in, if you have a bad day and feel out of sorts, have a headache, an ache or a pain, do not sleep well etc., these feelings or symptoms may not be withdrawal. We all have bad days from time to time and how you feel out of the blue can be quite normal. This can be difficult when you have had insomnia for months and begin to sleep better and then out of the blue you have a difficult night sleeping. If the insomnia lasts for more than 3 nights then something needs to be done, but an occasional restless night or sleepless night is common".
Aggravated Nervousness - A progressively worsening, irritated, and troubled state of mind.
Agitation - A suddenly violent and forceful emotionally disturbed state of mind.
Amnesia - Long or short term, partial or full memory loss created by emotional or physical shock, severe illness, or a blow to the head where the person was caused pain and became unconscious.
Anxiety Attack - Sudden and intense feelings of fear, terror, and dread, physically creating shortness of breath, sweating, trembling and heart palpitations.
Auditory Hallucination - Hearing things without the voices or noises being present.
Carbohydrate Craving - A drive or craving to eat foods rich in sugar and starches (sweets, snacks and junk foods) that intensifies as the diet becomes more and more unbalanced due to the unbalancing of the proper nutritional requirements of the body.
Concentration Impaired - Unable to easily focus attention for long periods of time.
Confusion - Inability to think clearly or understand, preventing logical decision making.
Crying (Abnormal) - Unusual fits of weeping for short or long periods of time for no apparent reason.
Depersonalization - A condition in which one has lost a normal sense of personal identity.
Depression - A hopeless feeling of failure, loss and sadness that can deteriorate into thoughts of death. A very common reaction to or side effect of psychiatric drugs.
Disorientation - A loss of sense of direction, place, time or surroundings, as well as mental confusion regarding one’s personal identity.
Emotional Liability - Suddenly breaking out in laughter or crying or doing both without being able to control the outburst of emotion. These episodes are unstable as they are caused by experiences or events that normally would not have this effect on an individual.
Feeling Unreal - The awareness that one has an undesirable emotion like fear, but can’t seem to shake off the irrational feeling. For example, feeling like one is going crazy, but rationally knowing that it is not true. Resembles experiencing a bad dream and not being able to wake up.
Insomnia - Sleeplessness caused by physical stress, mental stress or stimulants, such as coffee or medications, awake when one would ordinarily be able to fall and remain asleep.
Irritability - An abnormal reaction of being annoyed or disturbed in response to a stimulus in the environment.
Libido Decreased - An abnormal loss of sexual energy or desire.
Panic Reaction - A sudden, overpowering, chaotic and confused mental state of terror resulting in being doubt-ridden, often accompanied with hyperventilation and extreme anxiety.
Restlessness Aggravated - A constantly worsening troubled state of mind characterized by increased nervousness, inability to relax and quick temper.
This is just a very small sample of common side effects.
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