Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Crazy Meds

For anyone who has to navigate the wonderful world of psychiatric medications I highly recommend this website: http://www.crazymeds.us/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/HomePage

From their welcome page:

At Crazymeds we make psychiatric and neurological conditions (AKA brain cooties) our bitches with evidence-based medicine and a healthy dose of gallows humor. We try to explain more about psychiatric and neurological medications than the WebMD family1 and any other site that offers “FDA-approved” information. Instead of what they give you - reformatted for a more advertising-rich experience2, but otherwise word-for-word copies of the same medication guides and prescribing information / package inserts (PI) that
oftenare supposed to come with your meds3 - Crazymeds is where you can learn what’s good, what’s bad, what’s interesting, and what’s plain weird and funny about the medications used to treat depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, epilepsy, migraines, anxiety, neuropathic pain, or whatever brain cooties you might have. We give you details other sites don’t, information that is really helpful for you to work with your doctor(s) to find the right treatment options. Things like:
  • How likely a med will work to treat what you have.
  • When will it start to work.
  • What its pros and cons are.
  • How long side effects stick around
    • and what, if anything, can be done about them.