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|08-04-2012, 03:23 AM||#1|
Join Date: Oct 2011
BIGGG shock here in my town
I live in one of the largest cities in Holland and we have our own newspaper. And what do i read on the front this morning??
"..Two psychiatrists have to justify themselves for the court cause of malpractice.."
In my town apparently two psychiatrists who kept prescribing lexapro, when a lot of the times it was not needed. They did it because they had some sort of quota in which they got a bonus every time they prescribed a certain amount of lexapro. They earned a lot of money for this
OK this was an excess. But i truly think that more doctors get trips, discounts etc etc when they prescribe more. Off course this was an excess (one prescribed lexapro for a headache). And perhaps not all doctors only think about the money,..but the system is flawed!!
Bilo aka Remco
14 years on Paxil 20 mg cause of a bad anxiety disorder (social anxiety, agoraphobia)
2011 Oct 16th: Cold turkey stop Paxil cause of poopout and switch to lexapro 15 mg. Hell started. Tapered lexapro. Tapered oxazepam. Med-free since may 18th 2012
"....We should take care not to make the intellect our god; it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality. It can not command, only serve..."
|08-04-2012, 06:40 AM||#2|
Join Date: Apr 2012
Re: BIGGG shock here in my town
It's so hard to believe that so many doctors are so corrupt!! But the fact that so many of us trust the advice here over the nonsense our doctors bombast is testimony that it is true. Are we all so vulnerable to a system flaw or dose this particular system draw the weak minded? Either way I feel justified in my low opinion of psychiatrist as a species!
1998- 5/12 20mg Paxil
2008 Dif generic_ brain zaps, vertigo
2008-2012 brain zaps persist-mild.
Ma2012 dif generic, poop-out, bedridden
Apr'12 name-brand No relief
5-18-12 18mg liq Pax10%
6-13-12 16.8 5% better
7-23-12 16.8 antibiotics
8-4-12 16.4- 2.5% Brassmonkey Slide 1
8-10-12 16- 2
9-3-12 15.6- 3
9-12-12 15.2 - 4
3-18-13 12- 5% drop
5-2013 11.4 approx
6-2013 10.8 approx
7-2013 10 !!!!
|08-05-2012, 12:07 AM||#3|
Join Date: May 2012
Re: BIGGG shock here in my town
I like my GP, but he's uncommonly keen on pill pushing including Paxil pushing. And his shows of incredulity when I tell him I have side effects from taking that medicine are a joy to behold. He totally refuses to engage in speculation that Paxil in moderate doses can do anything negative to the nervous system, although he has no trouble at all lauding its positive effects.
GPs in Japan and many other countries get most of their income from national healthcare systems. For example, I pay a third of the cost of any medical treatment and the Health Ministry chips in two thirds, funded from the decades of "health insurance" premiums I've been paying. The Health Ministry obviously sees SSRIs as a cost-effective treatment from its own standpoint or it would not be allowing, nay advising, doctors to prescribe them so liberally.
Incidentally, in Japan Paxil 5mg tablets are available, but my GP tells me he he still has a big stock of 10mg ones, so when 5mg is called for, his staff break them in half. The halves can be anything between 4.5 and 5.5mg doses. This isn't exactly a "cutting-edge" operation. I prefer to take 10mg pills and do my own cutting with a razor blade.
Started Paxil 10mg on 29 Nov. 2011.
Began slow taper in Feb. 2012. Took final dose on 26 June 2013.
Started Valium 2mg in Feb. 2012. Began reducing dosage in May 2012. Took final dose on 26 June 2013.
Experiencing mild WD effects, mainly head noises and akathisia. Practicing non-pharmaceutical methods of healing and being well.
"Illness is a monastery with its own rules, asceticism, silence, and inspiration." — Albert Camus