Nancy Rubenstein Delgiudice
February 22, 2013
A lady that stands her ground and has paid the price for speaking loudly the truth concerning mental illness and the current therapies being thrust upon an unsuspecting public joins Dr. Harris this morning. Hear her harrowing and awe-inspiring saga today as Nancy Rubenstein Delgiudice shares her story. The facts she will shares will SHOCK you.
Seroquel: Is It Worth the Risk of Going Blind?
Gaia Health - Would you take Seroquel if you knew you’d be risking your eyes? Nancy tells her story of Seroquel withdrawal, of the devastating toll it’s taken on her life … of how it stoke her sight. This is the truth of a drug now given out so casually that it’s used as a sleep aid, like a prescription Sominex.
by Nancy Rubenstein Del Giudice
The topic of this article is Seroquel withdrawal: the process of withdrawal and the consequences of having taken this particular chemical for over ten years. In my case, essentially since it came on the market in 1997. In the thunder of stories breaking loose regarding psych drug withdrawal, I am hearing next to nothing about Seroquel and I feel a moral obligation to offer up my story for the common good. Be forewarned; it ain’t pretty.
In 2009, I discovered, as countless people have, that I had been massively misled. I learned that over a decade of suffering (including the loss of my children over suicidality) was not, in fact, suffering from an actual disease, but instead, the “side effects” of the drugs purported to treat it. The story of this betrayal by the medical community may be one for another time. Let me stick to the subject of Seroquel, and cut directly to the chase.
For many years I took 1,500 mgs of Seroquel as part of my cocktail. By 2009, I was down to 300 mgs of Seroquel and 2 mgs of Ativan. It was at that point that I got “fired” by the mental health system of Asheville, North Carolina. It was not an acceptable choice to wean off the rest. My psychiatrist said to me, “People like you don’t get off meds.” I didn’t believe her. I had been doing a lot of research on my own. Since I was already an activist (being lied to often tends to politicize people), I had support within the psychiatric survivor community. You know who you are. Thank you.