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[^##green Or whatever color "brain cooties" and "antagonist" appeared to be in the exemplar sentence.  But not here, because footnotes don't count.  I did not take into account red-green colorblindness when I picked green as the optimal color for the default color scheme.  Anyone who is completely colorblind and spends a lot of time on teh interwebs probably has no idea how fortunate they are.  Some browsers will let you click on links to longer definitions.  Some won't (I'm looking at you, Chrome).  Some won't even take you to the definition, but just drop you at the top of the glossary file (I'm still looking at you, Chrome). ^]
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A: [[Wellbutrin]] (bupropion) is not only the least likely cause that sort of problem, it can even help if your libido isn't all that you think it's supposed to be in the first place.  SSRIs in general, and [[Paxil]] in particular, are what you need to avoid if you've had problems in that area.  SNRIs like [[Pristiq]] and [[Cymbalta]] can be just as bad for men, and almost as bad for women.
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A: [[Wellbutrin]] (bupropion) is not only the least likely cause that sort of problem, it can even help if your libido isn't all that you think it's supposed to be in the first place.  But you don't want to take it if anxiety is part of the problem.  SSRIs in general, and [[Paxil]] in particular, are what you want to avoid if you've had problems in that area, but are the best meds to treat the depression & anxiety combination.  SNRIs like [[Pristiq]] and [[Cymbalta]] can be just as bad for men, and almost as bad for women when it comes to killing libido, but ''really'' great when it comes to making depression go away.  And for some women they can also ''help'' with their sexual response.
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Q: Which antidepressant will give me a libido-ectomy?
A: [[Paxil]] (paroxetine).  SSRIs in general can do that, but Paxil is the most likely to do it and the effects are the worst.
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Q: Which antidepressant won't give me a libido-ectomy?
A: [[Wellbutrin]] (bupropion) is not only the least likely cause that sort of problem, it can even help if your libido isn't all that you think it's supposed to be in the first place.  SSRIs in general, and [[Paxil]] in particular, are what you need to avoid if you've had problems in that area.  SNRIs like [[Pristiq]] and [[Cymbalta]] can be just as bad for men, and almost as bad for women.
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A: [[Meds/KeppraApprovedAndOffLabelUses#toc6|Really.  Keppra can help chemo kill cancer]].
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A: [[Meds/KeppraApprovedAndOffLabelUses#toc6|Really.  Keppra can help chemo kill cancer]].  These meds are a lot better for you than most people think.
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!!!!You, Our Target Demographic
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!!!!No Meds May or May Not be Good Meds
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We recognize that there are legitimate, and highly successful ways to treat serious neurological and psychiatric conditions that don't involve medication.  Lifestyle changes can do wonders for preventing migraines.  Talk therapy is one of the best ways to handle depression, PTSD, and other conditions.  Specific types of ''prescription'' iron supplements are all some people need for restless leg syndrome (RLS).  These and other non-medication, but still non-placebo treatments, are all a lot of people need.  If you think they might work for you, that's great.  Crazymeds is by and for people whose conditions respond only, or primarily to prescription medications.

!!!!Invisible Illnesses Revealed!
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We deal with the cerebral equivalent of broken legs.  Physical conditions, not purely psychological ones, that are treated with physical methods: drugs, surgery, or electromagnetism. 

We recognize that there are legitimate, and highly successful ways to treat serious neurological and psychiatric conditions that don't involve medication.  Lifestyle changes can do wonders for preventing migraines.  Talk therapy is one of the best ways to handle depression.  Specific types of ''prescription'' iron supplements are all some people need for restless leg syndrome (RLS).  These and other non-medication, but still non-placebo treatments are all
a lot of people need.  If you think they might work for you, that's great.  Crazymeds is by and for people whose conditions respond only, or primarily to prescription medications.(=html=)</span>(=htmlend=)
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We deal with the cerebral equivalent of broken legs: physical conditions, not purely psychological ones[^##psych^], that are treated with physical methods: drugs, surgery, or, as much as this sounds like a quack "cure," electromagnetism. 

[^##psych Some things, like PTSD, are in a gray area.  You aren't born with PTSD - in spite of what some scam artists say - but some people are much more prone to it than others.
  And repeated psychological trauma causes physical changes to the brain.  Borderline personality disorder is another.  We just don't discuss personality disorders as a primary condition on the forum for numerous reasons. ^]

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Welcome to Crazymeds, where we explain more about psychiatric medications and neurological medications than WebMD, all the sites they own[^##webmdsites^], and any site that offers "FDA-approved" information willThey claim you can "educate yourself" and "learn" about meds with little more than reformatted, but otherwise word-for-word copies of the same patient information literature (PIL) and prescribing information / package inserts[^##drugscom^] (PI) that {-often-} are supposed to come with your meds.  You can also get that exact same info from the drug's official website, the U.S. National Institutes of Health's collection of [[http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginformation.html|patient information literature]] and their [[http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/about.cfm|direct-from-the-FDA package inserts]]. 

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 psychiatric and/or neurological conditions you might have.  We give you details other sites don't, ones that are ''really'' helpful for you to work with your doctor(s) to find the right treatment options.  Things like:
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!!!Hey, How'ya Doing?
Welcome to
Crazymeds, where we try to explain more about psychiatric and neurological medications than the WebMD family[^##webmdsites^] and any other site that offers "FDA-approved" information.  Instead of reformatted, but otherwise word-for-word copies of the same patient information literature (PIL) and prescribing information / package inserts (PI) that {-often-} are supposed to come with your meds[^##pi^], 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 psychiatric and/or neurological conditions you might have.  We give you details other sites don't, ones that are ''really'' helpful for you to work with your doctor(s) to find the right treatment options.  Things like:
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[^##webmdsites WebMD owns eMedicineHealth, RxList, Medscape, MedicineNet, and theheart.org.  ^]
[^##pi If you didn't get that information with your meds, we have it.  You can also get it from the drug's official website - which we link to - the U.S. National Institutes of Health's collection of patient information literature at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginformation.html , and their direct-from-the-FDA package inserts (AKA "FDA-approved information") at http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/about.cfm .[[<<]]At least Drugs.com, while they get a most of their content about individual drugs from the PI and PIL, also gets and presents info from other sources.  Eventually put up stuff we've had since 2004, like trade names and availability outside of the US, and popular off-label uses.  Like most sites they had drug ratings ''long'' before I did.  They also have the best drug-whatever interaction checker since AIDSmeds took theirs off the air and generally the best pill identifier I've seen.  And they go overboard with a lot of their HONcode requirements like I do.  If you can't find what you're looking for here, go there. ^]

!!!You '''Can''' Find What You're Looking For!
If you know the name of the medication(s) you're looking for, you'll probably want our [[MedClass/MedList|list of drugs by names and class/category]].  There's also our much larger [[MedClass/MedListAll|list of all the meds we know about to treat various conditions]], including all the brand/trade names we can find for every med in every country in which each is available.  We also have the drugs sorted into broad categories with lots of overlapping memberships:
* [[MedClass/Antidepressants]], like [[Meds/Celexa]] and [[Meds/Effexor]], for the treatment of depression (duh), anxiety, and other conditions.
* [[MedClass/Mood Stabilizers]], such as [[Meds/Lamictal]] and [[Meds/Seroquel]], for the treatment of bipolar disorder.
* [[MedClass/AntiEpilepticDrugs|Antiepileptic drugs]] (AEDs), also known as [[anticonvulsants]], which are used to treat one or more of epilepsy, bipolar disorder, and migraines.  [[Meds/Depakote]] and [[Meds/Stavzor]] even have FDA approval to treat all three.
* [[MedClass/Antipsychotics]], such as [[Meds/Invega]] and [[Meds/Abilify]], to treat schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression.
* [[MedClass/Anxiety|Anxiolytics]] - in English: drugs to treat anxiety and the alphabet soup of anxiety spectrum disorders like GAD, PTSD and OCD.  These are mostly SSRIs like [[Meds/Lexapro]], as well as [[benzodiazepines]] and a few specifically non-benzodiazepine anxiolytic drugs like [[Meds/BuSpar]].
* [[MedClass/Benzos|Benzodiazepines]] like Valium (diazepam) and Xanax (alprazolam), which are used to treat anxiety, epilepsy, sleep disorders and more.
* [[MedClass/NP|Medications for Headaches and Neuropathic Pain]], which are primarily AEDs like [[Meds/Topamax]] and [[Meds/Neurontin]], and some [[antidepressants]], like [[Meds/Cymbalta]]. 
** "Headache" usually, but does not always mean "migraine."  Like every condition discussed on this site, officially or unofficially, headaches are a spectrum disorder. 
** Neuropathic pain is a catch-all term for specific conditions such as trigeminal neuralgia (sometimes misdiagnosed as migraines) to chronic idiopathic pain.
* [[MedClass/ADD|Medications for ''Adult'' ADD/ADHD]]. Mostly [[MedClass/Stimulants|stimulants]] like [[Meds/Adderall]], but also non-stimulant medications like [[Meds/Strattera]].
* [[MedClass/Sleep|Medications for Sleep Disorders]] include [[MedClass/Stimulants|stimulants]], [[benzodiazepines]], and non-benzodiazepine hypnotics like Ambien.
* [[MedClass/Stimulants|Stimulants]], such as [[Meds/Adderall]] and Provigil (modafinil), to treat the above-mentioned ''Adult'' ADD/ADHD[^##adults^], sleep disorders like narcolepsy, as well as other conditions.

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[^##drugs Or legitimate non-drug therapies such as the vagal nerve stimulator (VNS) or transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). ^]
[^##cost Although sometimes the latest and most profitable drug is the one you need, and it can be a fight with the insurance company to pay for it.  And sometimes something old a cheap will work best for you, and not the new and shiny med your doctor suggests because the pharm rep just left a cabinet full of samples.^]
[^##adults Note how I've emphasized the word '''ADULT'''.  Crazymeds deals with adults.  Other than listing a medication's pediatric approvals, warnings about not prescribing a med to kids, and reminding some people how lucky they are to not have children with specific forms of neurological or psychiatric disorders, we don't deal with children.  We especially ''do not deal with kids'' on the Crazy Talk forum.  Parents: you'll need to go elsewhere.  I don't have the emotional stamina to help you. ^]

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A: Does that matter if you kill yourself next week?  Once you calm the hell down you can figure out the best long-term solution.
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If you know the name of the medication(s) you're looking for, you'll probably want our [[MedClass/MedList|list of drugs by names and class/category]].  There's also our much larger [[MedClass/MedListAll|list of all the meds we know about to treat various conditions]], including all the brand/trade names we can find for every med in every country in which each is available.  We also have the drugs sorted into broad categories with lots of overlapping memberships:
* [[MedClass/Antidepressants]], like [[Meds/Celexa]] and [[Meds/Effexor]], for the treatment of depression (duh), anxiety, and other conditions.
* [[MedClass/Mood Stabilizers]], such as [[Meds/Lamictal]] and [[Meds/Seroquel]], for the treatment of bipolar disorder.
* [[MedClass/AntiEpilepticDrugs|Antiepileptic drugs]] (AEDs), also known as [[anticonvulsants]], which are used to treat one or more of epilepsy, bipolar disorder, and migraines.  [[Meds/Depakote]] and [[Meds/Stavzor]] even have FDA approval to treat all three.
* [[MedClass/Antipsychotics]], such as [[Meds/Invega]] and [[Meds/Abilify]], to treat schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression.
* [[MedClass/Anxiety|Anxiolytics]] - in English: drugs to treat anxiety and the alphabet soup of anxiety spectrum disorders like GAD, PTSD and OCD.  These are mostly SSRIs like [[Meds/Lexapro]], as well as [[benzodiazepines]] and a few specifically non-benzodiazepine anxiolytic drugs like [[Meds/BuSpar]].
* [[MedClass/Benzos|Benzodiazepines]] like Valium (diazepam) and Xanax (alprazolam), which are used to treat anxiety, epilepsy, sleep disorders and more.
* [[MedClass/NP|Medications for Headaches and Neuropathic Pain]], which are primarily AEDs like [[Meds/Topamax]] and [[Meds/Neurontin]], and some [[antidepressants]], like [[Meds/Cymbalta]]. 
** "Headache" usually, but does not always mean "migraine."  Like every condition discussed on this site, officially or unofficially, headaches are a spectrum disorder. 
** Neuropathic pain is a catch-all term for specific conditions such as trigeminal neuralgia (sometimes misdiagnosed as migraines) to chronic idiopathic pain.
* [[MedClass/ADD|Medications for ''Adult'' ADD/ADHD]]. Mostly [[MedClass/Stimulants|stimulants]] like [[Meds/Adderall]], but also non-stimulant medications like [[Meds/Strattera]].
* [[MedClass/Sleep|Medications for Sleep Disorders]] include [[MedClass/Stimulants|stimulants]], [[benzodiazepines]], and non-benzodiazepine hypnotics like Ambien.
* [[MedClass/Stimulants|Stimulants]], such as [[Meds/Adderall]] and Provigil (modafinil), to treat the above-mentioned ''Adult'' ADD/ADHD[^##adults^], sleep disorders like narcolepsy, as well as other conditions.

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Anything highlighted in green[^##green^], like brain cooties and antagonist, just hover your mouse pointer over it for a definition.  Click on the green-highlighted term to follow any links to a longer definition or explanatory page.  [[Sources/Abbreviations|The list of defined terms, abbreviations, etc.]] continues to grow.

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^##webmdsites WebMD owns eMedicineHealth, RxList, Medscape, MedicineNet, and theheart.org.  ^]

[^##drugscom While Drugs.com gets a big chunk of their content about individual drugs from the PI and PIL, they also get and present info from other sources.  Eventually put up stuff we've had since 2004, like trade names and availability outside of the US, and popular off-label uses.  Like most sites they had drug ratings ''long'' before I did.  They also have the best drug-whatever interaction checker since AIDSmeds took theirs off the air and generally the best pill identifier I've seen.  And they go overboard with a lot of their HONcode requirements like I do.  The more I try to hate them the more I like them. If you can't find what you're looking for here, go there. ^]

[^##adults Note how I've emphasized the word '''ADULT'''.  Crazymeds deals with adults.  Other than listing a medication's pediatric approvals, warnings about not prescribing a med to kids, and reminding some people how lucky they are to not have children with specific forms of neurological or psychiatric disorders, we don't deal with children.  We especially ''do not deal with kids'' on the Crazy Talk forum.  Parents: you'll need to go elsewhere.  I don't have the emotional stamina to help you. ^]

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[^##cooties Or anything else treated with the medications covered on this site, e.g. plumbing problems like IBS, ED, PE, and incontinence.  If you don't know what the first three stand for it would be TMI in any event.  So JFGI if you really must know.^]
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[^##cooties Or anything else treated with the medications covered on this site, e.g. plumbing problems like IBS, ED, PE, and incontinence.  If you don't know what the first three stand for it would be TMI in any event.  So JFGI if you really must know.^]
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Welcome to Crazymeds, where we explain more about psychiatric medications and neurological medications than WebMD, all the sites they own[^##webmdsites^], and any site that offers "FDA-approved" information will.  They claim you "learn" and "educate yourself" about meds with little more than reformatted, but otherwise word-for-word copies of the same patient information literature (PIL) and prescribing information / package inserts[^##drugscom^] (PI) that often come with your meds.  You can also get that exact same info from the drug's official website, the U.S. National Institutes of Health collection of [[http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginformation.html|patient information literature]] and their [[http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/about.cfm|direct-from-the-FDA package inserts]].  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 psychiatric and/or neurological conditions you might have.  We give you details other sites don't, ones that are ''really'' helpful for you to work with your doctor(s) to find the right treatment options.  Things like:
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Welcome to Crazymeds, where we explain more about psychiatric medications and neurological medications than WebMD, all the sites they own[^##webmdsites^], and any site that offers "FDA-approved" information will.  They claim you can "educate yourself" and "learn" about meds with little more than reformatted, but otherwise word-for-word copies of the same patient information literature (PIL) and prescribing information / package inserts[^##drugscom^] (PI) that {-often-} are supposed to come with your meds.  You can also get that exact same info from the drug's official website, the U.S. National Institutes of Health's collection of [[http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginformation.html|patient information literature]] and their [[http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/about.cfm|direct-from-the-FDA package inserts]]. 

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 psychiatric and/or neurological conditions you might have.  We give you details other sites don't, ones that are ''really'' helpful for you to work with your doctor(s) to find the right treatment options.  Things like:
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** Make the brain cancer seizures go away, and maybe, you know, if it's
not too hard, make the brain cancer go away too? [[Keppra]]
*** Really?  I was just kidding about the brain cancer.  [[Meds/KeppraApprovedAndOffLabelUses#toc6|Really.  Keppra helps chemo kill cancer]].
Too many of us get nothing more than 15-minute appointments with overworked doctors or nurse-practitioners, so we need all the help we can get.  We need to talk to our prescribers about the ''best'' medication[^##drugs^] to treat our conditions, and not the most profitable and/or cheapest ones[^##cost^].

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Too many of us are overwhelmed by our lives in general, and not just our medical conditions.  We often get nothing more than 15-minute appointments with overworked doctors or nurse-practitioners, so we need all the help we can get.  We need to talk to our prescribers about the ''best'' medication[^##drugs^] to treat our conditions, and not the most profitable and/or cheapest ones[^##cost^].  OK, in reality "best" usually translates to "least bad," but you get the idea.  We need answers to questions that we probably don't get a chance to ask, such as:
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OK, in reality "best" usually translates to "least bad."  If you know the name of the medication(s) you're looking for, you'll probably want our [[MedClass/MedList|list of drugs by names and class/category]].  There's also our much larger [[MedClass/MedListAll|list of all the meds we know about to treat various conditions]], including all the brand/trade names we can find for every med in every country in which each is available.  We also have the drugs sorted into broad categories with lots of overlapping memberships:
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Q: Which antidepressant will give me a libido-ectomy?
A: [[Paxil]] (paroxetine).  SSRIs in general can do that, but Paxil is the most likely to do it and the effects are the worst.
Q: Aren't there a bunch of meds that make you eat everything in sight?
A: Yes.  [[Zyprexa]] (olanzapine), [[Seroquel]] (quetiapine), and [[Remeron]] (mirtazapine) are the worst.  With Remeron you'll want to eat anything that looks, smells, or sounds like the name for a doughnut.
Q: There are some that make you forget what ... what was ... ? 
A: You're already taking [[Topamax]] (topiramate), aren't you?
Q: Yeah, that's the one.  Hey! How did you know I was taking Topamax?
A: Because sometimes [[Store:.1206474089|I forget why I cake Topamax]].
Q: What will make The Crazy stop right the hell now so I don't hurt myself or anyone else?
A: [[Zyprexa]] (olanzapine), maybe [[Depakote]] (divalproex sodium).  Maybe both if you're so manic you think you're Jesus and have already written a 200-page book outlining your plan for the New Millennium.
Q: Don't those make you fat?
A: Does that matter if you kill yourself next week?  Once you calm the hell down you can figure out the best long-term solution.
Q: Is there an AED that will make the brain cancer seizures go away, and maybe, you know, if it's not too hard, make the brain cancer go away too?
A: [[Keppra]] (levetiracetam)
Q: Really?  I was just kidding about the brain cancer. 
A: [[Meds/KeppraApprovedAndOffLabelUses#toc6|Really.  Keppra can help chemo kill cancer]].

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** Neuropathic pain is a catch-all term for specific conditions such as trigeminal neuralgia (sometimes misdiagnosed as migraines) to "chronic idiopathic pain" - which is doctorese for, "it may or may not be psychological in origin, but the pain is obviously real even if we don't have a clue as to what's causing it.
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And my experiences were ''nothing'' compared with the lives of people I saw around me.  I'm a fucking poseur when it comes to the syphilitic donkey dong and red-hot poker meeting each other in my stomach.  I may no longer be able to hold down a job, a relationship, or be moderately functional more than a few hours a day a few days a week (at best), but I don't live in a constant state of fear inside of a cardboard box[^##box^].[[<<]]
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# I sold my house in 2004, so I got out of the real estate pyramid scheme before it all came crashing down on everybody.
And my experiences are ''nothing'' compared with the lives of people I saw around me.  I'm a fucking poseur when it comes to the syphilitic donkey dong and red-hot poker meeting each other in my stomach.  I may no longer be able to hold down a job, a relationship, or be moderately functional for wildly variable lengths of time, but I don't live in a constant state of fear inside of a cardboard box[^##box^].[[<<]]
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All drug names are the trademarks of someone else.  Look on the appropriate PI sheets or ask [[http://www.google.com|Google]] who the owners are.  The way pharmaceutical companies buy each other and swap products like Monopoly™ real estate, the ownership of any trademarks may have changed without my noticing.
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All drug names are the trademarks of someone else.  Look on the appropriate PI sheets or ask Google who the owners are.  The way pharmaceutical companies buy each other and swap products like Monopoly™ real estate, the ownership of any trademarks may have changed without my noticing.
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Welcome to Crazymeds, where we present you more than what WebMD, all the sites they own[^##webmdsites^], and any site that offers "FDA-approved" information give you.  They give you little more than reformatted, but otherwise word-for-word copies of the patient information literature (PIL) and prescribing information / package inserts[^##drugscom^] (PI) that often come with your meds.  You can also get that same info from the drug's official website, the U.S. National Institutes of Health collection of [[http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginformation.html|patient information literature]] and their [[http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/about.cfm|direct-from-the-FDA package inserts]].  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 psychiatric and/or neurological conditions you might have.  We give you details other sites don't, ones that are ''really'' helpful for you to work with your doctor(s) to find the right treatment options.  Things like:
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Welcome to Crazymeds, where we explain more about psychiatric medications and neurological medications than WebMD, all the sites they own[^##webmdsites^], and any site that offers "FDA-approved" information will.  They claim you "learn" and "educate yourself" about meds with little more than reformatted, but otherwise word-for-word copies of the same patient information literature (PIL) and prescribing information / package inserts[^##drugscom^] (PI) that often come with your meds.  You can also get that exact same info from the drug's official website, the U.S. National Institutes of Health collection of [[http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginformation.html|patient information literature]] and their [[http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/about.cfm|direct-from-the-FDA package inserts]].  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 psychiatric and/or neurological conditions you might have.  We give you details other sites don't, ones that are ''really'' helpful for you to work with your doctor(s) to find the right treatment options.  Things like:
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** and what, if anything, can be done about them.
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* Which meds will:
** Give me a libidoectomy? [[Paxil]]
** Make me eat everything in sight? [[Remeron]]
** Make me forget what ... what was ... ?  [[Topamax]]
** Make the crazy stop right the hell now so I don't hurt myself or anyone else? [[Zyprexa]]
** Make the brain cancer seizures go away, and maybe, you know, if it's not too hard, make the brain cancer go away too? [[Keppra]]
*** Really?  I was just kidding about the brain cancer.  [[Meds/KeppraApprovedAndOffLabelUses#toc6|Really.  Keppra helps chemo kill cancer]].
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[^##drugscom While Drugs.com gets a big chunk of their content about individual drugs from the PI and PIL, they also get and present info from other sources.  Eventually put up stuff we've had since 2004, like trade names and availability outside of the US, and popular off-label uses.  Like most sites they had drug ratings ''long'' before I did.  They also have the best drug-whatever interaction checker since AIDSmeds took theirs off the air and generally the best pill identifier I've seen.  And they go overboard with a lot of their HONcode requirements like I do.  The more I try to hate them the more I like them.^]
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[^##drugscom While Drugs.com gets a big chunk of their content about individual drugs from the PI and PIL, they also get and present info from other sources.  Eventually put up stuff we've had since 2004, like trade names and availability outside of the US, and popular off-label uses.  Like most sites they had drug ratings ''long'' before I did.  They also have the best drug-whatever interaction checker since AIDSmeds took theirs off the air and generally the best pill identifier I've seen.  And they go overboard with a lot of their HONcode requirements like I do.  The more I try to hate them the more I like them. If you can't find what you're looking for here, go there. ^]
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Welcome to Crazymeds, where we present you more than what WebMD, Drugs.com, all the sites they own[^##webmdsites^], and any site that offers "FDA-approved" information give you.  They give you little more than reformatted, but otherwise word-for-word copies of the patient information literature (PIL) and prescribing information / package inserts[^##drugscom^] (PI) that often come with your meds.  You can also get that same info from the drug's official website, the U.S. National Institutes of Health collection of [[http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginformation.html|patient information literature]] and their [[http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/about.cfm|direct-from-the-FDA package inserts]].  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 psychiatric and/or neurological conditions you might have.  We give you details other sites don't, ones that are ''really'' helpful for you to work with your doctor(s) to find the right treatment options.  Things like:
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Welcome to Crazymeds, where we present you more than what WebMD, all the sites they own[^##webmdsites^], and any site that offers "FDA-approved" information give you.  They give you little more than reformatted, but otherwise word-for-word copies of the patient information literature (PIL) and prescribing information / package inserts[^##drugscom^] (PI) that often come with your meds.  You can also get that same info from the drug's official website, the U.S. National Institutes of Health collection of [[http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginformation.html|patient information literature]] and their [[http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/about.cfm|direct-from-the-FDA package inserts]].  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 psychiatric and/or neurological conditions you might have.  We give you details other sites don't, ones that are ''really'' helpful for you to work with your doctor(s) to find the right treatment options.  Things like:
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[^##drugscom While Drugs.com gets a big chunk of their content about individual drugs from the PI and PIL, they also get and present info from other sources.  Eventually put up stuff we've had since 2004, like trade names and availability outside of the US, and popular off-label uses.  Like most sites they had drug ratings ''long'' before I did.  They also have the best drug-whatever interaction checker since AIDSmeds took theirs off the air and generally the best pill identifier I've seen.  And they go overboard with a lot of their HONcode requirements like I do.  The more I try to hate them the more I like them.^]
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Welcome to Crazymeds, 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 psychiatric and/or neurological condition you might have.  The information on this site is to help you work with your doctor(s) to find the right treatment options.  Too many of us get nothing more than 15-minute appointments with overworked doctors or nurse-practitioners, so we need all the help we can get.  We need to talk to our prescribers about the ''best'' medication[^##drugs^] to treat our conditions, and not the most profitable ones, or the cheapest ones[^##cost^].
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Welcome to Crazymeds, where we present you more than what WebMD, Drugs.com, all the sites they own[^##webmdsites^], and any site that offers "FDA-approved" information give you.  They give you little more than reformatted, but otherwise word-for-word copies of the patient information literature (PIL) and prescribing information / package inserts[^##drugscom^] (PI) that often come with your meds.  You can also get that same info from the drug's official website, the U.S. National Institutes of Health collection of [[http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginformation.html|patient information literature]] and their [[http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/about.cfm|direct-from-the-FDA package inserts]].  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 psychiatric and/or neurological conditions you might have.  We give you details other sites don't, ones that are ''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. 
* What its pros and cons are. 
* How long side effects stick around
** and what, if anything, can be done about them. 
Too many of us get nothing more than 15-minute appointments with overworked doctors or nurse-practitioners, so we need all the help we can get.  We need to talk to our prescribers about the ''best'' medication[^##drugs^] to treat our conditions, and not the most profitable and/or
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* [[MedClass/NP|Medications for Headaches and Neuropathic Pain]], which are primarily AEDs like [[Meds/Topamax]] and [[Meds/Neurontin]], and some [[antidepressants]], like [[Meds/Cymbalta]].  "Headache" usually, but does not always mean "migraine."  Like every condition discussed on this site, officially or unofficially, headaches are a spectrum disorder.  Neuropathic pain is a catch-all term for specific conditions such as trigeminal neuralgia (sometimes misdiagnosed as migraines) to "chronic idiopathic pain" - which is doctorese for, "it may or may not be psychological in origin, but the pain is obviously real even if we don't have a clue as to what's causing it." 
* [[MedClass/ADD|Medications for Adult ADD/ADHD]]. Mostly [[MedClass/Stimulants|stimulants]] like [[Meds/Adderall]], but also non-stimulant medications like [[Meds/Strattera]].
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* [[MedClass/NP|Medications for Headaches and Neuropathic Pain]], which are primarily AEDs like [[Meds/Topamax]] and [[Meds/Neurontin]], and some [[antidepressants]], like [[Meds/Cymbalta]]. 
** "Headache" usually, but does not always mean "migraine."  Like every condition discussed on this site, officially or unofficially, headaches are a spectrum disorder. 
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Neuropathic pain is a catch-all term for specific conditions such as trigeminal neuralgia (sometimes misdiagnosed as migraines) to "chronic idiopathic pain" - which is doctorese for, "it may or may not be psychological in origin, but the pain is obviously real even if we don't have a clue as to what's causing it." 
* [[MedClass/ADD|Medications for ''Adult'' ADD/ADHD]]. Mostly [[MedClass/Stimulants|stimulants]] like [[Meds/Adderall]], but also non-stimulant medications like [[Meds/Strattera]].
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[^##adults Note how I've emphasized the word '''ADULT'''.  Crazymeds deals with adults.  Other than listing a medication's pediatric approvals, warnings about not prescribing a med to kids, and reminding some people how lucky they are to not have children with specific forms of neurological or psychiatric disorders, we don't deal with children.  We especially ''do not deal with kids'' on the Crazy Talk forum.  Parents: you'll need to go elsewhere.  I don't have the emotional stamina to help you. ^]
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[^##beep AKA Bi-polar, or bi polar, or bi-polor for those who are still in denial about having it, or how bad it can get.  Severity and presentation are spectra of the condition, but it has one spelling: bipolar. You can attach the official "affective disorder" to the end of it, or pair it with any of disorder, spectrum disorder (my favorite), illness, condition, disease (annoying), syndrome (more annoying), or the various flavors of 1 through however many whichever document you've read has - along with NOS - in Arabic or Roman numerals, but it is one. fucking. unhyphenated. word.  The abbreviation BP is used because lots of medical abbreviations work by syllables.  LTG for LamoTriGine.  GBP for GaBaPentin.  There's also BD for bipolar disorder (but ''not'' BPD, as that's Borderline Personality Disorder) and BPAD for the the condition's official name: Bipolar Affective Disorder.[[<<]]I don't know why, but for some reason people who cannot come to terms with being really batshit crazy, having a condition that is, at the genetic level, nearly indistinguishable from schizophrenia, and facing what could be a life sentence of taking medications that aren't as bad as everyone makes them out to be, need to break a seven-letter word into two smaller, bite-sized, often misspelled (polor? WTF? rhymes with color?) pieces.  If you need to, go to some bi polar support group for a bunch of tea and sympathy and learn how every med affects everybody differently, so there's no point in asking what any drug will do.  Stay here if and when you're ready to man (or lady) up and realize that all meds suck less than getting arrested for jumping up on a conference table after smashing all the planters and threatening your boss with a projector because his PowerPoint presentation was the pinnacle of his mindless, soul-crushing incompetence and you had to free your fellow wage-slaves from his idiocy.  At least that's what one of my fellow residents in the locked ward of a psychiatric hospital thought after a couple days into his timeout from polite society.^]
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[^##box OK, I would be living in constant fear of winding up in a cardboard condo if I weren't living in a house I own outright, thanks to cashing out of the real estate pyramid early.  But it means I'm stuck in my fucked-up, ramshackle, glorified Unabomber shack until I have the ''cash'' to buy a new place to live. Which isn't going to happen unless I win the lotto.  Which I don't play. ^]
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OK, in reality "best" usually translates to "least bad."  If you know the name of the medication(s) you're looking for, you'll probably want our [[MedClass/MedList|list of drugs by name]].  There's also our much larger [[MedClass/MedListAll|list of all the meds we know about to treat various conditions]], including all the brand/trade names we can find for every med in every country in which each is available.  We also have the drugs sorted into broad categories with lots of overlapping memberships:
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OK, in reality "best" usually translates to "least bad."  If you know the name of the medication(s) you're looking for, you'll probably want our [[MedClass/MedList|list of drugs by names and class/category]].  There's also our much larger [[MedClass/MedListAll|list of all the meds we know about to treat various conditions]], including all the brand/trade names we can find for every med in every country in which each is available.  We also have the drugs sorted into broad categories with lots of overlapping memberships:
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* [[MedClass/Anxiety|Anxiolytics]] - in English: drugs to treat anxiety and the alphabet soup of anxiety spectrum disorders like GAD, PTSD and OCD.  These are mostly SSRIs like [[Meds/Lexapro]], [[benzodiazepines]], and a few specifically non-benzodiazepine anxiolytic drugs like [[Meds/BuSpar]].
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Once upon a time these conditions were totally invisible and everyone thought we were making it up as an excuse to avoid whatever we had to do.  Now they are visible, more-or-less, on MRIs, CT, SPECT and PET scans, and various flavors of EEGs.  Eventually there will be accurate and affordable genetic tests, although that could do as much harm as good.  There are also measurable differences in the brains of people who have various conditions vs. those who have none.  They are the most obvious in those with bipolar disorder or schizophrenia.  We're almost at the point of being able to identify with really good certainty that someone has bipolar or schizophrenia (but usually cannot distinguish between them) based upon the physical characteristics of their brain ''while they're still alive''.  Although there will always be people[^##family^] who think we're faking it, or that we can simply "get over it."  If it were as simple as spraying WD-40 up our noses, wrapping our heads in duct tape instead of tinfoil, and walking it off, don't they think we'd try that[^##no^]?
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Once upon a time these conditions were totally invisible and everyone thought we were making it up as an excuse to avoid whatever we had to do.  Now they are visible, more-or-less, thanks to the MRI and scans like CT, SPECT and PET, and various flavors of EEG.  Eventually there will be accurate and affordable genetic tests, although that could do as much harm as good.  There are also measurable differences in the brains of people who have various conditions vs. those who have none.  They are the most obvious in those with bipolar disorder or schizophrenia.  We're almost at the point of being able to identify with really good certainty that someone has bipolar or schizophrenia (but usually cannot distinguish between them) based upon the physical characteristics of their brain ''while they're still alive''.  Although there will always be people[^##family^] who think we're faking it, or that we can simply "get over it."  If it were as simple as spraying WD-40 up our noses, wrapping our heads in duct tape instead of tinfoil, and walking it off, don't they think we'd try that[^##no^]?
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Crazymeds is the site for the obsessed and depressed, the manic and the panicked, the schizophrenic and epileptic, the migraineurs and bipolar, those with GAD, SAD, OCD, PTSD, in pain or have an otherwise non-standard brain[^##cooties^].  If you have any specific questions about a drug that wasn't answered on its page, couldn't find the drug you're interested in, or want some help in figuring out which medication is the right one for you, then visit [[http://www.crazymeds.us/CrazyTalk/index.php?|Crazy Talk: Our forum for the mentally interesting]].  We aren't doctors or anything, and we don't diagnose, but we have more experience than we ever wanted when it comes to brain cooties and the crazy meds used to treat them.  We're all about helping each other know what the drugs can and cannot do, what they are likely to do for us and to us, and work with our doctors to make the best, or least bad, choice in medication(s) as quickly as possible.(=html=)</div>(=htmlend=)
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Crazymeds is the site for the obsessed and depressed, the manic and the panicked, the schizophrenic and epileptic, the migraineurs and bipolar, those with GAD, SAD, OCD, PTSD, in pain or have an otherwise non-standard brain[^##cooties^].  If you have any specific questions about a drug that wasn't answered on its page, couldn't find the drug you're interested in, or want some help in figuring out which medication is the right one for you, then visit [[http://www.crazymeds.us/CrazyTalk/index.php?|Crazy Talk: Our forum for the mentally interesting]].  We aren't doctors or anything, and we don't diagnose, but we have more experience than we ever wanted when it comes to brain cooties and the crazy meds used to treat them.  We're all about helping each other know what the drugs can and cannot do, what they are likely to do for us and to us, and work with our doctors to make the best, or least bad, choice in medication(s) as quickly as possible.
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Things like mental illness, crippling neuropathy, epilepsy, and frequent, blinding migraines can't be dealt with by gentle hugs, prayer and pretty angels, or the fad diet of the week with a basket full of overpriced supplements. Like a lot of aspects of life where you have to make a decision between two options, your only choice is to figure out which one is going to suck less.

Once upon a time these conditions were totally invisible and everyone thought we were making it up as an excuse to avoid whatever we had to do.  Now they are visible, more-or-less, on MRIs, CT, SPECT and PET scans, and various flavors of EEGs.  Eventually there will be accurate and affordable genetic tests, although that could do as much harm as good.  There are also measurable differences in the brains of people who have various conditions vs. those who have none.  They are the most obvious in those with bipolar disorder or schizophrenia.  We're almost at the point of being able to identify with really good certainty that someone has bipolar or schizophrenia (but usually cannot distinguish between them) based upon the physical characteristics of their brain ''while they're still alive''.  Although there will always be people[^##family^] who think we're faking it, or that we can simply "get over it."  If it were as simple as spraying WD-40 up our noses, wrapping our heads in duct tape instead of tinfoil, and walking it off, don't they think we'd try that[^##no^]?
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Once upon a time these conditions were totally invisible and everyone thought we were making it up as an excuse to avoid whatever we had to do.  Now they are visible, more-or-less, on MRIs, CT, SPECT and PET scans, and various flavors of EEGs.  Eventually there will be accurate and affordable genetic tests, although that could do as much harm as good.  There are also measurable differences in the brains of people who have various conditions vs. those who have none.  They are the most obvious in those with bipolar disorder or schizophrenia.  We're almost at the point of being able to identify with really good certainty that someone has bipolar or schizophrenia (but usually cannot distinguish between them) based upon the physical characteristics of their brain ''while they're still alive''.  Although there will always be people[^##family^] who think we're faking it, or that we can simply "get over it."  If it were as simple as spraying WD-40 up our noses, wrapping our heads in duct tape instead of tinfoil, and walking it off, don't they think we'd try that[^##no^]?
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We recognize that there are legitimate, and highly successful ways to treat serious neurological and psychiatric conditions that don't involve medication.  Lifestyle changes can do wonders for preventing migraines.  Talk therapy is one of the best ways to handle depression.  Specific types of ''prescription'' iron supplements are all some people need for restless leg syndrome (RLS).  These and other non-medication, but still non-placebo treatments are all a lot of people need.  If you think they might work for you, that's great.  Crazymeds is by and for people whose conditions respond only, or primarily to prescription medications.(=html=)</div>(=htmlend=)
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Welcome to Crazy Meds, 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 psychiatric and/or neurological condition you might have.  The information on this site is to help you work with your doctor(s) to find the right treatment options.  Too many of us get nothing more than 15-minute appointments with overworked doctors or nurse-practitioners, so we need all the help we can get.  We need to talk to our prescribers about the ''best'' medication[^##drugs^] to treat our conditions, and not the most profitable ones, or the cheapest ones[^##cost^].
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All drug names are the trademarks of someone else.  Look on the appropriate PI sheets or ask [[http://www.google.com|Google]] who the owners are.  The way pharmaceutical companies buy each other and swap products like Monopoly™ real estate, the ownership of any trademarks may have changed without my noticing.

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* [[MedClass/Antidepressants]], like [[Celexa]] and [[Effexor]], for the treatment of depression (duh), anxiety, and other conditions.
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* [[MedClass/Antipsychotics]], such as [[Invega]] and [[Abilify]], to treat schizophrenia, bipolar, and depression.
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* [[MedClass
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* [[MedClass/NP|Medications for Headaches and Neuropathic Pain]], which are primarily AEDs like [[Topamax]] and [[Neurontin]], and some [[antidepressants]], like [[Cymbalta]].  "Headache" usually, but does not always mean "migraine."  Like every condition discussed on this site, officially or unofficially, headaches are a spectrum disorder.  Neuropathic pain is a catch-all term for specific conditions such as trigeminal neuralgia (sometimes misdiagnosed as migraines) to "chronic idiopathic pain" - which is doctorese for, "it may or may not be psychological in origin, but the pain is obviously real even if we don't have a clue as to what's causing it." 
*
[[MedClass/ADD|Medications for Adult ADD/ADHD]]. Mostly [[MedClass/Stimulants|stimulants]] like [[Adderall]], but also non-stimulant medications like [[Strattera]].
* [[MedClass/Sleep|Medications for Sleep Disorders]] include
[[MedClass/Stimulants|stimulants]], [[benzodiazepines]], and non-benzodiazepine hypnotics like Ambien.
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* (=html=)<span itemprop="drugClass">(=htmlend=)[[MedClass/Anxiety|Anxiolytics]](=html=)</span>(=htmlend=) - in English: drugs to treat (=html=)<span itemprop="indication">(=htmlend=)anxiety(=html=)</span>(=htmlend=) and (=html=)<span itemprop="indication">(=htmlend=)anxiety-spectrum disorders(=html=)</span>(=htmlend=) like (=html=)<span itemprop="indication">(=htmlend=)PTSD(=html=)</span>(=htmlend=) and (=html=)<span itemprop="indication">(=htmlend=)OCD(=html=)</span>(=htmlend=).  These are mostly (=html=)<span itemprop="drugClass">(=htmlend=)SSRIs(=html=)</span>(=htmlend=) like (=html=)<span itemprop="Name">(=htmlend=)[[Lexapro]](=html=)</span>(=htmlend=), (=html=)<span itemprop="drugClass">(=htmlend=)[[benzodiazepines]](=html=)</span>(=htmlend=), and a few specifically (=html=)<span itemprop="drugClass">(=htmlend=)non-benzodiazepine anxiolytic drugs(=html=)</span>(=htmlend=) like (=html=)<span itemprop="Name">(=htmlend=)[[BuSpar]](=html=)</span>(=htmlend=).
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* (=html=)<span itemprop="drugClass">(=htmlend=)[[MedClass/Anxiety|Anxiolytics]](=html=)</span>(=htmlend=) - in English: drugs to treat (=html=)<span itemprop="indication">(=htmlend=)anxiety(=html=)</span>(=htmlend=) and the alphabet soup of (=html=)<span itemprop="indication">(=htmlend=)anxiety-spectrum disorders(=html=)</span>(=htmlend=) like (=html=)<span itemprop="indication">(=htmlend=)GAD(=html=)</span>(=htmlend=), (=html=)<span itemprop="indication">(=htmlend=)PTSD(=html=)</span>(=htmlend=) and (=html=)<span itemprop="indication">(=htmlend=)OCD(=html=)</span>(=htmlend=).  These are mostly (=html=)<span itemprop="drugClass">(=htmlend=)SSRIs(=html=)</span>(=htmlend=) like (=html=)<span itemprop="Name">(=htmlend=)[[Lexapro]](=html=)</span>(=htmlend=), (=html=)<span itemprop="drugClass">(=htmlend=)[[benzodiazepines]](=html=)</span>(=htmlend=), and a few specifically (=html=)<span itemprop="drugClass">(=htmlend=)non-benzodiazepine anxiolytic drugs(=html=)</span>(=htmlend=) like (=html=)<span itemprop="Name">(=htmlend=)[[BuSpar]](=html=)</span>(=htmlend=).
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OK, in reality "best" usually translates to "least bad."  If you know the name of the medication(s) you're looking for, you'll probably want our [[MedClass/MedList|list of drugs by name]].  There's also our much larger [[MedClass/MedListAll|list of all the meds we know about to treat various conditions]], including all the brand/trade names we can find for every med.  We also have the drugs sorted into broad categories with lots of overlapping memberships:
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OK, in reality "best" usually translates to "least bad."  If you know the name of the medication(s) you're looking for, you'll probably want our [[MedClass/MedList|list of drugs by name]].  There's also our much larger [[MedClass/MedListAll|list of all the meds we know about to treat various conditions]], including all the brand/trade names we can find for every med in every country in which each is available.  We also have the drugs sorted into broad categories with lots of overlapping memberships:
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* (=html=)<span itemprop="drugClass">(=htmlend=)[[MedClass/NP|Medications for Headaches and Neuropathic Pain]](=html=)</span>(=htmlend=), which are primarily (=html=)<span itemprop="drugClass">(=htmlend=)AEDs(=html=)</span>(=htmlend=) like (=html=)<span itemprop="Name">(=htmlend=)[[Topamax]](=html=)</span>(=htmlend=) and (=html=)<span itemprop="Name">(=htmlend=)[[Neurontin]](=html=)</span>(=htmlend=), and some (=html=)<span itemprop="drugClass">(=htmlend=)[[antidepressants]](=html=)</span>(=htmlend=), like (=html=)<span itemprop="Name">(=htmlend=)[[Cymbalta]](=html=)</span>(=htmlend=).  "Headache" usually, but does not always mean "migraine."  Like every condition discussed on this site, officially or unofficially, headaches are a spectrum disorder(=html=)<span itemprop="indication">(=htmlend=)Neuropathic pain(=html=)</span>(=htmlend=) is a catch-all term for specific conditions such as (=html=)<span itemprop="indication">(=htmlend=)trigeminal neuralgia(=html=)</span>(=htmlend=) (sometimes misdiagnosed as migraines) to "(=html=)<span itemprop="indication">(=htmlend=)chronic idiopathic pain(=html=)</span>(=htmlend=)" - which is doctorese for, "it may or may not be psychological in origin, but the pain is obviously real even if we don't have a clue as to what's causing it." 
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* (=html=)<span itemprop="drugClass">(=htmlend=)[[MedClass/Stimulants|Stimulants]](=html=)</span>(=htmlend=), such as (=html=)<span itemprop="Name">(=htmlend=)[[Adderall]](=html=)</span>(=htmlend=) and (=html=)<span itemprop="Name">(=htmlend=)Provigil(=html=)</span>(=htmlend=) (modafinil), to treat (=html=)<span itemprop="indication">(=htmlend=)adult ADD/ADHD, sleep disorders like (=html=)<span itemprop="indication">(=htmlend=)narcolepsy(=html=)</span>(=htmlend=), and other conditions.
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* (=html=)<span itemprop="drugClass">(=htmlend=)[[MedClass/Stimulants|Stimulants]](=html=)</span>(=htmlend=), such as (=html=)<span itemprop="Name">(=htmlend=)[[Adderall]](=html=)</span>(=htmlend=) and (=html=)<span itemprop="Name">(=htmlend=)Provigil(=html=)</span>(=htmlend=) (modafinil), to treat (=html=)<span itemprop="indication">(=htmlend=)adult ADD/ADHD(=html=)</span>(=htmlend=), (=html=)<span itemprop="indication">(=htmlend=)sleep disorders(=html=)</span>(=htmlend=) like (=html=)<span itemprop="indication">(=htmlend=)narcolepsy(=html=)</span>(=htmlend=), and other conditions.
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* (=html=)<span itemprop="drugClass">(=htmlend=)[[MedClass/Anxiety|Anxiolytics]](=html=)</span>(=htmlend=) - in English: drugs to treat anxiety.  These are mostly (=html=)<span itemprop="drugClass">(=htmlend=)SSRIs(=html=)</span>(=htmlend=) like (=html=)<span itemprop="Name">(=htmlend=)[[Lexapro]](=html=)</span>(=htmlend=), (=html=)<span itemprop="drugClass">(=htmlend=)[[benzodiazepines]](=html=)</span>(=htmlend=), and a few specifically anxiolytic meds like (=html=)<span itemprop="Name">(=htmlend=)[[BuSpar]](=html=)</span>(=htmlend=).
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* (=html=)<span itemprop="drugClass">(=htmlend=)[[MedClass/Anxiety|Anxiolytics]](=html=)</span>(=htmlend=) - in English: drugs to treat (=html=)<span itemprop="indication">(=htmlend=)anxiety(=html=)</span>(=htmlend=) and (=html=)<span itemprop="indication">(=htmlend=)anxiety-spectrum disorders(=html=)</span>(=htmlend=) like (=html=)<span itemprop="indication">(=htmlend=)PTSD(=html=)</span>(=htmlend=) and (=html=)<span itemprop="indication">(=htmlend=)OCD(=html=)</span>(=htmlend=).  These are mostly (=html=)<span itemprop="drugClass">(=htmlend=)SSRIs(=html=)</span>(=htmlend=) like (=html=)<span itemprop="Name">(=htmlend=)[[Lexapro]](=html=)</span>(=htmlend=), (=html=)<span itemprop="drugClass">(=htmlend=)[[benzodiazepines]](=html=)</span>(=htmlend=), and a few specifically (=html=)<span itemprop="drugClass">(=htmlend=)non-benzodiazepine anxiolytic drugs(=html=)</span>(=htmlend=) like (=html=)<span itemprop="Name">(=htmlend=)[[BuSpar]](=html=)</span>(=htmlend=).
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* (=html=)<span itemprop="drugClass">(=htmlend=)[[MedClass/NP|Medications for Headaches and Neuropathic Pain]](=html=)</span>(=htmlend=).  "Headache" usually, but does not always mean "migraine."  Like every condition discussed on this site, officially or unofficially, headaches are a spectrum disorder.  (=html=)<span itemprop="indication">(=htmlend=)Neuropathic pain(=html=)</span>(=htmlend=) is a catch-all term for specific conditions such as (=html=)<span itemprop="indication">(=htmlend=)trigeminal neuralgia(=html=)</span>(=htmlend=) (sometimes misdiagnosed as migraines) to "(=html=)<span itemprop="indication">(=htmlend=)chronic idiopathic pain(=html=)</span>(=htmlend=)" - which is doctorese for, "it may or may not be psychological in origin, but the pain is obviously real even if we don't have a clue as to what's causing it."  The drugs used to treat are primarily AEDs, like (=html=)<span itemprop="Name">(=htmlend=)[[Topamax]](=html=)</span>(=htmlend=) and (=html=)<span itemprop="Name">(=htmlend=)[[Neurontin]](=html=)</span>(=htmlend=), and some [[antidepressants]], like (=html=)<span itemprop="Name">(=htmlend=)[[Cymbalta]](=html=)</span>(=htmlend=).
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* (=html=)<span itemprop="drugClass">(=htmlend=)[[MedClass/NP|Medications for Headaches and Neuropathic Pain]](=html=)</span>(=htmlend=).  "Headache" usually, but does not always mean "migraine."  Like every condition discussed on this site, officially or unofficially, headaches are a spectrum disorder.  (=html=)<span itemprop="indication">(=htmlend=)Neuropathic pain(=html=)</span>(=htmlend=) is a catch-all term for specific conditions such as (=html=)<span itemprop="indication">(=htmlend=)trigeminal neuralgia(=html=)</span>(=htmlend=) (sometimes misdiagnosed as migraines) to "(=html=)<span itemprop="indication">(=htmlend=)chronic idiopathic pain(=html=)</span>(=htmlend=)" - which is doctorese for, "it may or may not be psychological in origin, but the pain is obviously real even if we don't have a clue as to what's causing it."  The drugs used to treat are primarily (=html=)<span itemprop="drugClass">(=htmlend=)AEDs(=html=)</span>(=htmlend=), like (=html=)<span itemprop="Name">(=htmlend=)[[Topamax]](=html=)</span>(=htmlend=) and (=html=)<span itemprop="Name">(=htmlend=)[[Neurontin]](=html=)</span>(=htmlend=), and some (=html=)<span itemprop="drugClass">(=htmlend=)[[antidepressants]](=html=)</span>(=htmlend=), like (=html=)<span itemprop="Name">(=htmlend=)[[Cymbalta]](=html=)</span>(=htmlend=).
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* (=html=)<span itemprop="drugClass">(=htmlend=)[[MedClass/AntiEpilepticDrugs|Antiepileptic drugs (AEDs)]](=html=)</span>(=htmlend=), also known as (=html=)<span itemprop="drugClass">(=htmlend=)anticonvulsants(=html=)</span>(=htmlend=), which are used to treat one or more of (=html=)<span itemprop="indication">(=htmlend=)epilepsy(=html=)</span>(=htmlend=), bipolar disorder, and (=html=)<span itemprop="indication">(=htmlend=)migraines(=html=)</span>(=htmlend=). (=html=)<span itemprop="Name">(=htmlend=)[[Depakote]](=html=)</span>(=htmlend=) and (=html=)<span itemprop="Name">(=htmlend=)[[Stavzor]](=html=)</span>(=htmlend=) even have FDA approval to treat all three.
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(=html=)<span itemprop="drugClass">(=htmlend=)[[MedClass/Anxiety|Anxiolytics]](=html=)</span>(=htmlend=) - in English: drugs to treat anxiety.  These are mostly SSRIs like (=html=)<span itemprop="Name">(=htmlend=)[[Lexapro]](=html=)</span>(=htmlend=), [[benzodiazepines]], and a few specifically anxiolytic meds like (=html=)<span itemprop="Name">(=htmlend=)[[BuSpar]](=html=)</span>(=htmlend=).
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(=html=)<span itemprop="drugClass">(=htmlend=)[[MedClass/Anxiety|Anxiolytics]](=html=)</span>(=htmlend=) - in English: drugs to treat anxiety.  These are mostly (=html=)<span itemprop="drugClass">(=htmlend=)SSRIs(=html=)</span>(=htmlend=) like (=html=)<span itemprop="Name">(=htmlend=)[[Lexapro]](=html=)</span>(=htmlend=), (=html=)<span itemprop="drugClass">(=htmlend=)[[benzodiazepines]](=html=)</span>(=htmlend=), and a few specifically anxiolytic meds like (=html=)<span itemprop="Name">(=htmlend=)[[BuSpar]](=html=)</span>(=htmlend=).
* (=html=)<span itemprop="drugClass">(=htmlend=)[[MedClass/Benzos|Benzodiazepines]](=html=)</span>(=htmlend=) like (=html=)<span itemprop="Name">(=htmlend=)Valium(=html=)</span>(=htmlend=) (diazepam) and (=html=)<span itemprop="Name">(=htmlend=)Xanax(=html=)</span>(=htmlend=) (alprazolam), which are used to treat (=html=)<span itemprop="indication">(=htmlend=)anxiety(=html=)</span>(=htmlend=), (=html=)<span itemprop="indication">(=htmlend=)epilepsy(=html=)</span>(=htmlend=), (=html=)<span itemprop="indication">(=htmlend=)sleep disorders(=html=)</span>(=htmlend=)
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* (=html=)<span itemprop="drugClass">(=htmlend=)[[MedClass/Stimulants|Stimulants]](=html=)</span>(=htmlend=), such as (=html=)<span itemprop="Name">(=htmlend=)[[Adderall]](=html=)</span>(=htmlend=) and (=html=)<span itemprop="Name">(=htmlend=)Provigil(=html=)</span>(=htmlend=) (modafinil), to treat (=html=)<span itemprop="indication">(=htmlend=)adult ADD/ADHD, sleep disorders like (=html=)<span itemprop="indication">(=htmlend=)narcolepsy(=html=)</span>(=htmlend=), and other conditions.
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* [[MedClass/Antidepressants]], like [[Celexa]] and [[Effexor]], for the treatment of depression (duh), anxiety, and other conditions.
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[[MedClass/Mood Stabilizers]], such as [[Lamictal]] and [[Seroquel]], for the treatment of bipolar disorder[^##beep^].
* [[MedClass/AntiEpilepticDrugs|Antiepileptic drugs
(AEDs)]], also known as anticonvulsants, which are used to treat one or more of epilepsy, bipolar disorder, and migraines.  [[Depakote]] and [[Stavzor]] even have FDA approval to treat all three.
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[[MedClass/Antipsychotics]], such as [[Invega]] and [[Abilify]], to treat schizophrenia, bipolar, and depression.
* [[MedClass
/Anxiety|Anxiolytics]] - in English: drugs to treat anxiety.  These are mostly SSRIs like [[Lexapro]], [[benzodiazepines]], and a few specifically anxiolytic meds like [[BuSpar]].
* [[MedClass/Benzos|Benzodiazepines]] like Valium (diazepam) and Xanax
(alprazolam), which are used to treat anxiety, epilepsy, sleep disorders and more.
* [[MedClass/NP|Medications for Headaches and Neuropathic Pain]]. 
"Headache" usually, but does not always mean "migraine."  Like every condition discussed on this site, officially or unofficially, headaches are a spectrum disorder.  Neuropathic pain is a catch-all term for specific conditions such as trigeminal neuralgia (sometimes misdiagnosed as migraines) to "chronic idiopathic pain" - which is doctorese for, "it may or may not be psychological in origin, but the pain is obviously real even if we don't have a clue as to what's causing it."  The drugs used to treat are primarily AEDs, like [[Topamax]] and [[Neurontin]], and some [[antidepressants]], like [[Cymbalta]].
* [[MedClass/ADD|Medications for Adult ADD/ADHD]]. Mostly [[MedClass/Stimulants|stimulants]] like [[Adderall]], but also non-stimulant medications like [[Strattera]] (atomoxetine HCl).
* [[MedClass
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*
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* (=html=)<span itemprop="drugClass">(=htmlend=)[[MedClass/AntiEpilepticDrugs|Antiepileptic drugs (AEDs)]](=html=)</span>(=htmlend=), also known as (=html=)<span itemprop="drugClass">(=htmlend=)anticonvulsants(=html=)</span>(=htmlend=), which are used to treat one or more of (=html=)<span itemprop="indication">(=htmlend=)epilepsy(=html=)</span>(=htmlend=), bipolar disorder, and (=html=)<span itemprop="indication">(=htmlend=)migraines(=html=)</span>(=htmlend=).  (=html=)<span itemprop="Name">(=htmlend=)[[Depakote]](=html=)</span>(=htmlend=) and (=html=)<span itemprop="Name">(=htmlend=)[[Stavzor]](=html=)</span>(=htmlend=) even have FDA approval to treat all three.
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"drugClass">(=htmlend=)[[MedClass/Anxiety|Anxiolytics]](=html=)</span>(=htmlend=) - in English: drugs to treat anxietyThese are mostly SSRIs like (=html=)<span itemprop="Name">(=htmlend=)[[Lexapro]](=html=)</span>(=htmlend=), [[benzodiazepines]], and a few specifically anxiolytic meds like (=html=)<span itemprop="Name">(=htmlend=)[[BuSpar]](=html=)</span>(=htmlend=).
* (=html=)<span itemprop="drugClass">(=htmlend=)[[MedClass/Benzos|Benzodiazepines]](=html=)</span>(=htmlend=)
like (=html=)<span itemprop="Name">(=htmlend=)Valium(=html=)</span>(=htmlend=) (diazepam) and (=html=)<span itemprop="Name">(=htmlend=)Xanax(=html=)</span>(=htmlend=) (alprazolam), which are used to treat anxiety, epilepsy, (=html=)<span itemprop="indication">(=htmlend=)sleep disorders and more.
* (=html=)<span itemprop="drugClass">(=htmlend=)[[MedClass/NP|Medications for Headaches and Neuropathic Pain]](=html=)</span>(=htmlend=).  "Headache" usually, but does not always mean "migraine."  Like every condition discussed on this site, officially or unofficially, headaches are a spectrum disorder.  (=html=)<span itemprop="indication">(=htmlend=)Neuropathic pain(=html=)</span>(=htmlend=) is a catch-all term for specific conditions such as (=html=)<span itemprop="indication">(=htmlend=)trigeminal neuralgia(=html=)</span>(=htmlend=) (sometimes misdiagnosed as migraines) to "(=html=)<span itemprop="indication">(=htmlend=)chronic idiopathic pain(=html=)</span>(=htmlend=)" - which is doctorese for, "it may or may not be psychological in origin, but the pain is obviously real even if we don't have a clue as to what's causing it."  The drugs used to treat are primarily AEDs, like (=html=)<span itemprop="Name">(=htmlend=)[[Topamax]](=html=)</span>(=htmlend=) and (=html=)<span itemprop="Name">(=htmlend=)[[Neurontin]](=html=)</span>(=htmlend=), and some [[antidepressants]], like (=html=)<span itemprop="Name">(=htmlend=)[[Cymbalta]](=html=)</span>(=htmlend=).
* (=html=)<span itemprop="drugClass">(=htmlend=)[[MedClass/ADD|Medications for Adult ADD/ADHD]](=html=)</span>(=htmlend=). Mostly [[MedClass/Stimulants|stimulants]](=html=)</span>(=htmlend=) like (=html=)<span itemprop="Name">(=htmlend=)[[Adderall]](=html=)</span>(=htmlend=), but also non-stimulant medications like (=html=)<span itemprop="Name">(=htmlend=)[[Strattera]](=html=)</span>(=htmlend=).
* (=html=)<span itemprop="drugClass">(=htmlend=)[[MedClass/Sleep|Medications for Sleep Disorders]](=html=)</span>(=htmlend=) include [[MedClass/Stimulants|stimulants]](=html=)</span>(=htmlend=), [[benzodiazepines]], and (=html=)<span itemprop="drugClass">(=htmlend=)non-benzodiazepine hypnotics(=html=)</span>(=htmlend=) like (=html=)<span itemprop="Name">(=htmlend=)Ambien(=html=)</span>(=htmlend=).
* (=html=)<span itemprop="drugClass">(=htmlend=)[[MedClass/Stimulants|Stimulants]](=html=)</span>(=htmlend=), such as [[Adderall]] and (=html=)<span itemprop="Name">(=htmlend=)Provigil(=html=)</span>(=htmlend=) (modafinil), to treat (=html=)<span itemprop="indication">(=htmlend=)adult ADD/ADHD, sleep disorders like (=html=)<span itemprop="indication">(=htmlend=)narcolepsy(=html=)</span>(=htmlend=)
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Things like mental illness, crippling neuropathy, epilepsy, and frequent, blinding migraines can't be dealt with by gentle hugs, prayer and pretty angels, or the fad diet of the week with a basket full of overpriced supplements. Like a lot of aspects of life where you have to make a decision between two options, your only choice is to figure out which one is going to suck less.

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Things like mental illness, crippling neuropathy, epilepsy, and frequent, blinding migraines can't be dealt with by gentle hugs, prayer and pretty angels, or the fad diet of the week with a basket full of overpriced supplements. Like a lot of aspects of life where you have to make a decision between two options, your only choice is to figure out which one is going to suck less.
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Crazy Meds is the site for the obsessed and depressed, the manic and the panicked, the schizophrenic and epileptic, the migraineurs and bipolar, those with GAD, SAD, OCD, PTSD, in pain or have an otherwise non-standard brain[^##cooties^].  If you have any specific questions about a drug that wasn't answered on its page, couldn't find the drug you're interested in, or want some help in figuring out which medication is the right one for you, then visit [[http://www.crazymeds.us/CrazyTalk/index.php?|Crazy Meds Talk: Our forum for the mentally interesting]].  We aren't doctors or anything, and we don't diagnose, but we have more experience than we ever wanted when it comes to brain cooties and the crazy meds used to treat them.  We're all about helping each other know what the drugs can and cannot do, what they are likely to do for us and to us, and work with our doctors to make the best, or least bad, choice in medication(s) as quickly as possible.[[<<]]
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Crazy Meds is the site for the obsessed and depressed, the manic and the panicked, the schizophrenic and epileptic, the migraineurs and bipolar, those with GAD, SAD, OCD, PTSD, in pain or have an otherwise non-standard brain[^##cooties^].  If you have any specific questions about a drug that wasn't answered on its page, couldn't find the drug you're interested in, or want some help in figuring out which medication is the right one for you, then visit [[http://www.crazymeds.us/CrazyTalk/index.php?|Crazy Meds Talk: Our forum for the mentally interesting]].  We aren't doctors or anything, and we don't diagnose, but we have more experience than we ever wanted when it comes to brain cooties and the crazy meds used to treat them.  We're all about helping each other know what the drugs can and cannot do, what they are likely to do for us and to us, and work with our doctors to make the best, or least bad, choice in medication(s) as quickly as possible.
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Crazy Meds is the site for the obsessed and depressed, the manic and the panicked, the schizophrenic and epileptic, the migraineurs and bipolar, those with GAD, SAD, OCD, PTSD, in pain or have an otherwise non-standard brain[^##cooties^].  If you have any specific questions about a drug that wasn't answered on its page, couldn't find the drug you're interested in, or want some help in figuring out which medication is the right one for you, then visit [[http://www.crazymeds.us/CrazyTalk/index.php?|Crazy Meds Talk: Our forum for the mentally interesting]].  We aren't doctors or anything, and we don't diagnose, but we have more experience than we ever wanted when it comes to brain cooties and the crazy meds used to treat them.  We're all about helping each other know what the drugs can and cannot do, what they are likely to do for us and to us, and work with our doctors to make the best, or least bad, choice in medication(s) as quickly as possible.[[<<]]If you're unsure if you should be taking drugs to treat your condition(s) in the first place, see our all-purpose [[MedInfo/BasicMeds#toc2|are you messed-up enough to need medication test]].
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Crazy Meds is the site for the obsessed and depressed, the manic and the panicked, the schizophrenic and epileptic, the migraineurs and bipolar, those with GAD, SAD, OCD, PTSD, in pain or have an otherwise non-standard brain[^##cooties^].  If you have any specific questions about a drug that wasn't answered on its page, couldn't find the drug you're interested in, or want some help in figuring out which medication is the right one for you, then visit [[http://www.crazymeds.us/CrazyTalk/index.php?|Crazy Meds Talk: Our forum for the mentally interesting]].  We aren't doctors or anything, and we don't diagnose, but we have more experience than we ever wanted when it comes to brain cooties and the crazy meds used to treat them.  We're all about helping each other know what the drugs can and cannot do, what they are likely to do for us and to us, and work with our doctors to make the best, or least bad, choice in medication(s) as quickly as possible.[[<<]]
If you're unsure if you should be taking drugs to treat your condition(s) in the first place, see our all-purpose [[MedInfo/BasicMeds#toc2|are you messed-up enough to need medication test]].
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the site for the obsessed and depressed, the manic and the panicked, the schizophrenic and epileptic, the migraineurs and bipolar, those with GAD, SAD, OCD, PTSD, in pain or have an otherwise non-standard brain[^##cooties^].  If you have any specific questions about a drug that wasn't answered on its page, couldn't find the drug you're interested in, or want some help in figuring out which medication is the right one for you, then visit [[http://www.crazymeds.us/CrazyTalk/index.php?|Crazy Meds Talk: Our forum for the mentally interesting]].  We aren't doctors or anything, and we don't diagnose, but we have more experience than we ever wanted when it comes to brain cooties and the crazy meds used to treat them.  We're all about helping each other know what the drugs can and cannot do, what they are likely to do for us and to us, and work with our doctors to make the best, or least bad, choice in medication(s) as quickly as possible.[[<<]]If you're unsure if you should be taking drugs to treat your condition(s) in the first place, see our all-purpose [[MedInfo/BasicMeds#toc2|are you messed-up enough to need medication test]].
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If you do need to take medication the math is really simple: which sucks less?  Taking an imperfect medication that controls the symptoms of a condition that puts your life somewhere in the spectrum of "barely tolerable" to "dear God please kill me now;" or trying to get through life with that same condition which will keep getting worse the longer you go without treating it.  A lot of these meds suck donkey dong, but you know what? When you're mentally ill, and/or have some neurological problem like epilepsy or migraines, and you're not taking any medications, or not taking the ''right'' medications, it sucks syphilitic donkey dong while a red-hot poker is being jammed up your ass.
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If you do need to take medication the math is really simple: which sucks less?  Taking an imperfect medication that controls the symptoms of a condition that puts your life somewhere in the spectrum of "barely tolerable" to "dear God please kill me now;" or trying to get through life with that same condition which will keep getting worse the longer you go without treating it.  A lot of these meds suck donkey dong, but you know what? When you're mentally ill, and/or have some neurological problem like epilepsy or migraines, and you're not taking any medications, or not taking the ''right'' medications, it sucks syphilitic donkey dong while a red-hot poker is being jammed up your ass.
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||If you do need to take medication the math is really simple: which sucks less?  Taking an imperfect medication that controls the symptoms of a condition that puts your life somewhere in the spectrum of "barely tolerable" to "dear God please kill me now;" or trying to get through life with that same condition which will keep getting worse the longer you go without treating it.  A lot of these meds suck donkey dong, but you know what? When you're mentally ill, and/or have some neurological problem like epilepsy or migraines, and you're not taking any medications, or not taking the ''right'' medications, it sucks syphilitic donkey dong while a red-hot poker is being jammed up your ass. || ||
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If you do need to take medication the math is really simple: which sucks less?  Taking an imperfect medication that controls the symptoms of a condition that puts your life somewhere in the spectrum of "barely tolerable" to "dear God please kill me now;" or trying to get through life with that same condition which will keep getting worse the longer you go without treating it.  A lot of these meds suck donkey dong, but you know what? When you're mentally ill, and/or have some neurological problem like epilepsy or migraines, and you're not taking any medications, or not taking the ''right'' medications, it sucks syphilitic donkey dong while a red-hot poker is being jammed up your ass.
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||If you're unsure if you should be taking drugs to treat your condition(s) in the first place, see our all-purpose [[MedInfo/BasicMeds#toc2|are you messed-up enough to need medication test]].[[<<]]
If you do need to take medication the math is really simple: which sucks less?  Taking an imperfect medication that controls the symptoms of a condition that puts your life somewhere in the spectrum of "barely tolerable" to "dear God please kill me now;" or trying to get through life with that same condition which will keep getting worse the longer you go without treating it.  A lot of these meds suck donkey dong, but you know what? When you're mentally ill, and/or have some neurological problem like epilepsy or migraines, and you're not taking any medications, or not taking the ''right'' medications, it sucks syphilitic donkey dong while a red-hot poker is being jammed up your ass. || ||
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[^##drugs Or legitimate non-drug therapies such as the vagal nerve stimulator (VNS) or transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS).^].
[^##cost Although sometimes
the latest and most profitable drug is the one you need, and it can be a fight with the insurance company to pay for it.  And sometimes something old a cheap will work best for you, and not the new and shiny med your doctor suggests because the pharm rep just left a cabinet full of samples.^]

Crazy Meds is the site for the obsessed and depressed, the manic and the panicked, the schizophrenic
and epileptic, the migraineurs and bipolar, those with GAD, SAD, OCD, PTSD, in pain or have an otherwise non-standard brain[^##cooties^].  If you have any specific questions about a drug that wasn't answered on its page, couldn't find the drug you're interested in, or want some help in figuring out which medication is the right one for you, then visit [[http://www.crazymeds.us/CrazyTalk/index.php?|Crazy Meds Talk: Our forum for the mentally interesting]].  We aren't doctors or anything, and we don't diagnose, but we have more experience than we ever wanted when it comes to brain cooties and the crazy meds used to treat them.  We're all about helping each other know what the drugs can and cannot do, what they are likely to do for us and to us, and work with our doctors to make the best, or least bad, choice in medication(s) as quickly as possible.
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||If you're unsure if you should be taking drugs to treat your condition(s) in the first place, see our all-purpose [[MedInfo/BasicMeds#toc2|are you messed-up enough to need medication test]].[[<<]] If you do need to take medication the math is really simple: which sucks less?  Taking an imperfect medication that controls the symptoms of a condition that puts your life somewhere in the spectrum of "barely tolerable" to "dear God please kill me now;" or trying to get through life with that same
condition which will keep getting worse the longer you go without treating it.  A lot of these meds suck donkey dong, but you know what? When you're mentally ill, and/or have some neurological problem like epilepsy or migraines, and you're not taking any medications, or not taking the ''right'' medications, it sucks syphilitic donkey dong while a red-hot poker is being jammed up your ass. || ||
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[^##drugs Or legitimate non-drug therapies such as the vagal nerve stimulator (VNS) or transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS).^].
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||OK, in reality "best" usually translates to "least bad."[[<<]] [[<<]]If you know the name of the medication(s) you're looking for, you'll probably want our [[MedClass/MedList|list of drugs by name]].  There's also our much larger [[MedClass/MedListAll|list of all the meds we know about to treat various conditions]], including all the brand/trade names we can find for every med. [[<<]] [[<<]]We also have the drugs sorted into broad categories with lots of overlapping memberships:  || (:if ! equal {$@crazy_meds_device} "mobile":)%rframe%(:GoogleHomeMovies:)(:ifend:)||
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OK, in reality "best" usually translates to "least bad."  If you know the name of the medication(s) you're looking for, you'll probably want our [[MedClass/MedList|list of drugs by name]].  There's also our much larger [[MedClass/MedListAll|list of all the meds we know about to treat various conditions]], including all the brand/trade names we can find for every med.  We also have the drugs sorted into broad categories with lots of overlapping memberships:
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* [[MedClass/Mood Stabilizers]], such as [[Lamictal]] and [[Seroquel]], for the treatment of bipolar disorder[^##beep^].
* [[MedClass/AntiEpilepticDrugs|Antiepileptic drugs (AEDs)]], also known as anticonvulsants, which are used to treat one or more of epilepsy, bipolar disorder, and migraines.  [[Depakote]] and [[Stavzor]] even have FDA approval to treat all three.
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* [[MedClass/Anxiety|Anxiolytics]] - in English: drugs to treat anxiety.  These are mostly SSRIs like [[Lexapro]], benzodiazepines, and a few specifically anxiolytic meds like [[BuSpar]].
* [[MedClass/AntiEpilepticDrugs|Antiepileptic drugs (AEDs)]], also known as anticonvulsants, which are used to treat one or more of epilepsy, bipolar disorder, and migraines.  [[Depakote]] and [[Stavzor]] even have FDA approval to treat all three.
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* [[MedClass/Anxiety|Anxiolytics]] - in English: drugs to treat anxiety.  These are mostly SSRIs like [[Lexapro]], [[benzodiazepines]], and a few specifically anxiolytic meds like [[BuSpar]].
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* [[MedClass/Sleep|Medications for Sleep Disorders]] include [[MedClass/Stimulants|stimulants]], [[benzodiazepines]], and non-benzodiazepine hypnotics like Ambien.
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Crazy Meds is the site for the obsessed and depressed, the manic and the panicked, the schizophrenic and epileptic, the migraineurs and bipolar, those with GAD, SAD, OCD, PTSD, in pain or have an otherwise non-standard brain[^##cooties^].  If you have any specific questions about a drug that wasn't answered on its page, couldn't find the drug you're interested in, or want some help in figuring out which medication is the right one for you, then visit [[http://www.crazymeds.us/CrazyTalk/index.php?|Crazy Meds Talk: Our forum for the mentally interesting]].  We aren't doctors or anything, and we don't diagnose, but we have more experience than we ever wanted when it comes to brain cooties and the crazy meds used to treat them.  We're all about helping each other know what the drugs can and cannot do, what they are likely to do for us and to us, and work with our doctors to make the best, or least bad, choice in medication(s) as quickly as possible.[[<<]]
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If you do need to take medication the math is really simple: which sucks less?  Taking an imperfect medication that controls
the symptoms of a condition that puts your life somewhere in the spectrum of "barely tolerable" to "dear God please kill me now;" or trying to get through life with that same condition which will keep getting worse the longer you go without treating it.  A lot of these meds suck donkey dong, but you know what? When you're mentally ill, and/or have some neurological problem like epilepsy or migraines, and you're not taking any medications, or not taking the ''right'' medications, it sucks syphilitic donkey dong while a red-hot poker is being jammed up your ass.
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Crazy Meds is the site for the obsessed and depressed, the manic and the panicked, the schizophrenic and epileptic, the migraineurs and bipolar, those with GAD, SAD, OCD, PTSD, in pain or have an otherwise non-standard brain[^##cooties^].  If you have any specific questions about a drug that wasn't answered on its page, couldn't find the drug you're interested in, or want some help in figuring out which medication is the right one for you, then visit [[http://www.crazymeds.us/CrazyTalk/index.php?|Crazy Meds Talk: Our forum for the mentally interesting]].  We aren't doctors or anything, and we don't diagnose, but we have more experience than we ever wanted when it comes to brain cooties and the crazy meds used to treat them.  We're all about helping each other know what the drugs can and cannot do, what they are likely to do for us and to us, and work with our doctors to make the best, or least bad, choice in medication(s) as quickly as possible.
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[^##drugs Or legitimate non-drug therapies such as the vagal nerve stimulator (VNS) or transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS).^].
[^##cost Although sometimes the latest and most profitable drug is the one you need, and it can be a fight with the insurance company to pay for it.  And sometimes something old a cheap will work best for you, and not the new and shiny med your doctor suggests because the pharm rep just left a cabinet full of samples.^]

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* [[MedClass/NP|Medications for Migraines and Neuropathic Pain]] - which should also be self-explanatory.  These are primarily AEDs, like [[Topamax]] and [[Neurontin]], and some [[antidepressants]], like [[Cymbalta]].
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* [[MedClass/NP|Medications for Headaches and Neuropathic Pain]].  "Headache" usually, but does not always mean "migraine."  Like every condition discussed on this site, officially or unofficially, headaches are a spectrum disorder.  Neuropathic pain is a catch-all term for specific conditions such as trigeminal neuralgia (sometimes misdiagnosed as migraines) to "chronic idiopathic pain" - which is doctorese for, "it may or may not be psychological in origin, but the pain is obviously real even if we don't have a clue as to what's causing it."  The drugs used to treat are primarily AEDs, like [[Topamax]] and [[Neurontin]], and some [[antidepressants]], like [[Cymbalta]].
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If you do need to take medication the math is really simple: which sucks less?  Taking an imperfect medication that controls the symptoms of a condition that puts your life somewhere in the spectrum of "barely tolerable" to "dear God please kill me now;" or trying to get through life with that same condition which will keep getting worse the longer you go without treating it.  A lot of these meds suck donkey dong, but you know what? When you're mentally ill, and/or have some neurological problem like epilepsy or migraines, and you're not taking any medications, or not taking the ''right'' medications, it sucks syphilitic donkey dong while a red-hot poker is being jammed up your ass.

You don't think it's that bad?  That's because you're reading this site, which is on the Internet.  Which means you have access to the resources needed to read it.  Have you ever been homeless and crazy?  I have.  Twice.  Have you ever been in the lock ward of a psychiatric hospital?  I have.  Before Medicare Part D-for-Defraud existed, which was also when all the meds I took were available only as brand, I ran up so much credit-card debt paying for them I had to sell my house.  But I was lucky, because:
# I had a house to sell.  Most of the mentally interesting don't.
# I also had credit cards, as do many of my fellow bipolar types do.  And we often run them to the limit.  At least I didn't buy anything stupid.[^##fail^]
# I sold it in 2004, so I got out of the real estate pyramid scheme before it all came crashing down on everybody.
And my experiences were ''nothing'' compared with the lives of people I saw around me.  I'm a fucking poseur when it comes to the syphilitic donkey dong and red-hot poker meeting each other in my stomach.  I may no longer be able to hold down a job, a relationship, or be moderately functional more than a few hours a day a few days a week (at best), but I don't live in a constant state of fear inside of a cardboard box.[[<<]]
So, if you ''really'' need meds and aren't taking them, or taking them sporadically, or if you're taking completely inappropriate medications, then you had better get ready.  Falling into the abyss happens faster than you can imagine.[[<<]]
And it's no picnic if you're taking neurological / psychiatric medications when you shouldn't be taking any at all.

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If you do need to take medication the math is really simple: which sucks less?  Taking an imperfect medication that controls the symptoms of a condition that puts your life somewhere in the spectrum of "barely tolerable" to "dear God please kill me now;" or trying to get through life with that same condition which will keep getting worse the longer you go without treating it.  A lot of these meds suck donkey dong, but you know what? When you're mentally ill, and/or have some neurological problem like epilepsy or migraines, and you're not taking any medications, or not taking the ''right'' medications, it sucks syphilitic donkey dong while a red-hot poker is being jammed up your ass.[[<<]]
You don't think it's that bad?  That's because you're reading this site, which is on the Internet.  Which means you have access to the resources needed to read it.  Have you ever been homeless and crazy?  I have.  Twice.  Have you ever been in the lock ward of a psychiatric hospital?  I have.  Before Medicare Part D-for-Defraud existed, which was also when all the meds I took were available only as brand, I ran up so much credit-card debt paying for them I had to sell my house.  But I was lucky, because: [[<<]]
1) I had a house to sell.  Most of the mentally interesting don't. [[<<]]
2) I also had credit cards, as do many of my fellow bipolar types do.  And we often run them to the limit.  At least I didn't buy anything stupid.[^##fail^] [[<<]]
3) I sold it in 2004, so I got out of the real estate pyramid scheme before it all came crashing down on everybody. [[<<]]
And my experiences were ''nothing'' compared with the lives of people I saw around me.  I'm a fucking poseur when it comes to the syphilitic donkey dong and red-hot poker meeting each other in my stomach.  I may no longer be able to hold down a job, a relationship, or be moderately functional more than a few hours a day a few days a week (at best), but I don't live in a constant state of fear inside of a cardboard box.[[<<]]
So, if you ''really'' need meds and aren't taking them, or taking them sporadically, or if you're taking completely inappropriate medications, then you had better get ready.  Falling into the abyss happens faster than you can imagine.[[<<]]
And it's no picnic if you're taking neurological / psychiatric medications when you shouldn't be taking any at all.
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[^##beep AKA Bi-polar, or bi polar, or bi-polor for those who are still in denial about having it, or how bad it can get.  Severity and presentation are spectra of the condition, but it has one spelling: bipolar. You can attach the official "affective disorder" to the end of it, or pair it with any of disorder, spectrum disorder (my favorite), illness, condition, disease (annoying), syndrome (more annoying), or the various flavors of 1 through however many whichever document you've read has - along with NOS - in Arabic or Roman numerals, but it is one fucking, unhyphenated word. The abbreviation BP is used because lots of medical abbreviations work by syllables.  LTG for LamoTriGine.  GBP for GaBaPentin.  There's also BD for bipolar disorder (but ''not'' BPD, as that's Borderline Personality Disorder) and BPAD for the the condition's official name: Bipolar Affective Disorder.[[<<]]I don't know why, but for some reason people who cannot come to terms with being really batshit crazy, having a condition that is, at the genetic level, nearly indistinguishable from schizophrenia, and facing what could be a life sentence of taking medications that aren't as bad as everyone makes them out to be, need to break a seven-letter word into two smaller, bite-sized, often misspelled (polor? WTF? rhymes with color?) pieces.  If you need to, go to some bi polar support group for a bunch of tea and sympathy and learn how every med affects everybody differently, so there's no point in asking what any med will do.  Stay here if and when you're ready to man (or lady) up and realize that all meds suck less than getting arrested for jumping up on a conference table after smashing all the planters and threatening your boss with a projector because his PowerPoint presentation was the pinnacle of his mindless, soul-crushing incompetence and you had to free your fellow wage-slaves from his idiocy.  At least that's what one of my fellow residents in the locked ward of a psychiatric hospital thought after a couple days.^]
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[^##beep AKA Bi-polar, or bi polar, or bi-polor for those who are still in denial about having it, or how bad it can get.  Severity and presentation are spectra of the condition, but it has one spelling: bipolar. You can attach the official "affective disorder" to the end of it, or pair it with any of disorder, spectrum disorder (my favorite), illness, condition, disease (annoying), syndrome (more annoying), or the various flavors of 1 through however many whichever document you've read has - along with NOS - in Arabic or Roman numerals, but it is one. fucking. unhyphenated. word.  The abbreviation BP is used because lots of medical abbreviations work by syllables.  LTG for LamoTriGine.  GBP for GaBaPentin.  There's also BD for bipolar disorder (but ''not'' BPD, as that's Borderline Personality Disorder) and BPAD for the the condition's official name: Bipolar Affective Disorder.[[<<]]I don't know why, but for some reason people who cannot come to terms with being really batshit crazy, having a condition that is, at the genetic level, nearly indistinguishable from schizophrenia, and facing what could be a life sentence of taking medications that aren't as bad as everyone makes them out to be, need to break a seven-letter word into two smaller, bite-sized, often misspelled (polor? WTF? rhymes with color?) pieces.  If you need to, go to some bi polar support group for a bunch of tea and sympathy and learn how every med affects everybody differently, so there's no point in asking what any drug will do.  Stay here if and when you're ready to man (or lady) up and realize that all meds suck less than getting arrested for jumping up on a conference table after smashing all the planters and threatening your boss with a projector because his PowerPoint presentation was the pinnacle of his mindless, soul-crushing incompetence and you had to free your fellow wage-slaves from his idiocy.  At least that's what one of my fellow residents in the locked ward of a psychiatric hospital thought after a couple days into his timeout from polite society.^]
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[^##beep AKA Bi-polar or bi polar for those of you who are still in denial about having it, or how bad it can get.  Severity and presentation are spectra of the condition, but it has one spelling: bipolar. You can attach the official "affective disorder" to the end of it, or pair it with any of disorder, spectrum disorder (my favorite), illness, condition, disease (annoying), syndrome (more annoying), or the various flavors of 1 through however many whichever document you've read has - along with NOS - in Arabic or Roman numerals, but it is one fucking, unhyphenated word.  The abbreviation BP is used because lots of medical abbreviations work by syllables.  LTG for LamoTriGine.  GBP for GaBaPentin.  There's also BD for bipolar disorder (not BPD, as that's Borderline Personality Disorder) and BPAD for the official Bipolar Affective Disorder.[[<<]]I don't know why, but for some reason people who cannot come to terms with being really batshit crazy, having a condition that is, at the genetic level, nearly indistinguishable from schizophrenia, and facing what could be a life sentence of taking medications that aren't as bad as everyone makes them out to be, need to break a seven-letter word into two smaller, bite-sized pieces.  If you need to, go to some bi polar support group for a bunch of tea and sympathy and learn how every med affects everybody differently, so there's no point in asking what any med will do.  Stay here if and when you're ready to man up and realize that all meds suck less than getting arrested for jumping up on a conference table and threatening your boss with a projector because his PowerPoint presentation was the pinnacle of his mindless, soul-crushing incompetence and you had to free your fellow wage-slaves from his idiocy.  At least that's what one of my fellow residents in the lock ward of a psychiatric hospital thought after a couple days.^]
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[^##beep AKA Bi-polar, or bi polar, or bi-polor for those who are still in denial about having it, or how bad it can get.  Severity and presentation are spectra of the condition, but it has one spelling: bipolar. You can attach the official "affective disorder" to the end of it, or pair it with any of disorder, spectrum disorder (my favorite), illness, condition, disease (annoying), syndrome (more annoying), or the various flavors of 1 through however many whichever document you've read has - along with NOS - in Arabic or Roman numerals, but it is one fucking, unhyphenated word.  The abbreviation BP is used because lots of medical abbreviations work by syllables.  LTG for LamoTriGine.  GBP for GaBaPentin.  There's also BD for bipolar disorder (but ''not'' BPD, as that's Borderline Personality Disorder) and BPAD for the the condition's official name: Bipolar Affective Disorder.[[<<]]I don't know why, but for some reason people who cannot come to terms with being really batshit crazy, having a condition that is, at the genetic level, nearly indistinguishable from schizophrenia, and facing what could be a life sentence of taking medications that aren't as bad as everyone makes them out to be, need to break a seven-letter word into two smaller, bite-sized, often misspelled (polor? WTF? rhymes with color?) pieces.  If you need to, go to some bi polar support group for a bunch of tea and sympathy and learn how every med affects everybody differently, so there's no point in asking what any med will do.  Stay here if and when you're ready to man (or lady) up and realize that all meds suck less than getting arrested for jumping up on a conference table after smashing all the planters and threatening your boss with a projector because his PowerPoint presentation was the pinnacle of his mindless, soul-crushing incompetence and you had to free your fellow wage-slaves from his idiocy.  At least that's what one of my fellow residents in the locked ward of a psychiatric hospital thought after a couple days.^]
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[^##beep AKA Bi-polar or bi polar for those of you who are still in denial about having it, or how bad it can get.  Severity and presentation are spectra of the condition, but it has one spelling: bipolar. You can attach the official "affective disorder" to the end of it, or pair it with any of disorder, spectrum disorder (my favorite), illness, condition, disease (annoying), syndrome (more annoying), or the various flavors of 1 through however many whichever document you've read has - along with NOS - in Arabic or Roman numerals, but it is one fucking, unhyphenated word.  The abbreviation BP is used because lots of medical abbreviations work by syllables.  LTG for LamoTriGine.  GBP for GaBaPentin.  There's also BD for bipolar disorder and BPAD for the official Bipolar Affective Disorder.[[<<]]I don't know why, but for some reason people who cannot come to terms with being really batshit crazy, having a condition that is, at the genetic level, nearly indistinguishable from schizophrenia, and facing what could be a life sentence of taking medications that aren't as bad as everyone makes them out to be, need to break a seven-letter word into two smaller, bite-sized pieces.  If you need to, go to some bi polar support group for a bunch of tea and sympathy and learn how every med affects everybody differently, so there's no point in asking what any med will do.  Stay here if and when you're ready to man up and realize that all meds suck less than getting arrested for jumping up on a conference table and threatening your boss with a projector because his PowerPoint presentation was the pinnacle of his mindless, soul-crushing incompetence and you had to free your fellow wage-slaves from his idiocy.  At least that's what one of my fellow residents in the lock ward of a psychiatric hospital thought after a couple days.^]
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[^##beep AKA Bi-polar or bi polar for those of you who are still in denial about having it, or how bad it can get.  Severity and presentation are spectra of the condition, but it has one spelling: bipolar. You can attach the official "affective disorder" to the end of it, or pair it with any of disorder, spectrum disorder (my favorite), illness, condition, disease (annoying), syndrome (more annoying), or the various flavors of 1 through however many whichever document you've read has - along with NOS - in Arabic or Roman numerals, but it is one fucking, unhyphenated word.  The abbreviation BP is used because lots of medical abbreviations work by syllables.  LTG for LamoTriGine.  GBP for GaBaPentin.  There's also BD for bipolar disorder (not BPD, as that's Borderline Personality Disorder) and BPAD for the official Bipolar Affective Disorder.[[<<]]I don't know why, but for some reason people who cannot come to terms with being really batshit crazy, having a condition that is, at the genetic level, nearly indistinguishable from schizophrenia, and facing what could be a life sentence of taking medications that aren't as bad as everyone makes them out to be, need to break a seven-letter word into two smaller, bite-sized pieces.  If you need to, go to some bi polar support group for a bunch of tea and sympathy and learn how every med affects everybody differently, so there's no point in asking what any med will do.  Stay here if and when you're ready to man up and realize that all meds suck less than getting arrested for jumping up on a conference table and threatening your boss with a projector because his PowerPoint presentation was the pinnacle of his mindless, soul-crushing incompetence and you had to free your fellow wage-slaves from his idiocy.  At least that's what one of my fellow residents in the lock ward of a psychiatric hospital thought after a couple days.^]
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[^##beep AKA Bi-polar or bi polar for those of you who are still in denial about having it, or how bad it can get.  Severity and presentation are spectra of the condition, but it has one spelling: bipolar. You can attach the official "affective disorder" to the end of it, or pair it with any of disorder, spectrum disorder (my favorite), illness, condition, syndrome (annoying), or the various flavors of 1 through however many whichever document you've read has - along with NOS - in Arabic or Roman numerals, but it is one fucking, unhyphenated word.  The abbreviate BP is used because lots of medical abbreviations work by syllables.  LTG for LamoTriGine.  GBP for GaBaPentin.  I don't know why, but for some reason people who cannot come to terms with being really batshit crazy, having a condition that is, at the genetic level, nearly indistinguishable from schizophrenia, and facing what could be a life sentence of taking medications that aren't as bad as everyone makes them out to be, need to break a seven-letter word into two smaller, bite-sized pieces.  If you need to, go to some bi polar support group for a bunch of tea and sympathy and learn how every med affects everybody differently, so there's no point in asking what any med will do.  Stay here if and when you're ready to man up and realize that all meds suck less than getting arrested for jumping up on a conference table and threatening your boss with a projector because his PowerPoint presentation was the pinnacle of his mindless, soul-crushing incompetence and you had to free your fellow wage-slaves from his idiocy.  At least that's what one of my fellow residents in the lock ward of a psychiatric hospital thought after a couple days.^]
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[^##beep AKA Bi-polar or bi polar for those of you who are still in denial about having it, or how bad it can get.  Severity and presentation are spectra of the condition, but it has one spelling: bipolar. You can attach the official "affective disorder" to the end of it, or pair it with any of disorder, spectrum disorder (my favorite), illness, condition, disease (annoying), syndrome (more annoying), or the various flavors of 1 through however many whichever document you've read has - along with NOS - in Arabic or Roman numerals, but it is one fucking, unhyphenated word.  The abbreviation BP is used because lots of medical abbreviations work by syllables.  LTG for LamoTriGineGBP for GaBaPentin.  There's also BD for bipolar disorder and BPAD for the official Bipolar Affective Disorder.[[<<]]I don't know why, but for some reason people who cannot come to terms with being really batshit crazy, having a condition that is, at the genetic level, nearly indistinguishable from schizophrenia, and facing what could be a life sentence of taking medications that aren't as bad as everyone makes them out to be, need to break a seven-letter word into two smaller, bite-sized pieces.  If you need to, go to some bi polar support group for a bunch of tea and sympathy and learn how every med affects everybody differently, so there's no point in asking what any med will do.  Stay here if and when you're ready to man up and realize that all meds suck less than getting arrested for jumping up on a conference table and threatening your boss with a projector because his PowerPoint presentation was the pinnacle of his mindless, soul-crushing incompetence and you had to free your fellow wage-slaves from his idiocy.  At least that's what one of my fellow residents in the lock ward of a psychiatric hospital thought after a couple days.^]
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[^##cooties Or anything else treated with the medications covered on this site, e.g. plumbing problems like IBS, ED, PE, and incontinence.  If you don't know what the first three stand for it would be TMI in any event.  So JFGI if you really must know.^]
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Welcome to Crazy Meds, 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 psychiatric and/or neurological condition you might have.  The information on this site is to help you work with your doctor(s) to find the right treatment options.  Too many of us get nothing more than 15-minute appointments with overworked doctors or nurse-practitioners, so we need all the help we can get.  We need to talk to our prescribers about the ''best'' medication[^##drugs^] to treat our conditions, and not the most profitable ones, or the cheapest ones[^##cost^].
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[^##cost Although sometimes the latest and most profitable drug is the one you need, and it can be a fight with the insurance company to pay for it.  And sometimes something old a cheap will work best for you, and not the new and shiny med your doctor suggests because the pharm rep just left a cabinet full of samples.^]
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Welcome to Crazy Meds, 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 psychiatric and/or neurological condition you might have.  The information on this site is to help you work with your doctor(s) to find the right treatment options.  Too many of us get nothing more than 15-minute appointments with overworked doctors or nurse-practitioners, so we need all the help we can get.  We need to talk to our prescribers about the ''best'' medication[^##drugs^] to treat our condition, and not the most profitable one.
[^##drugs Or legitimate non-drug therapies such as the vagal nerve stimulator (VNS) or transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS).^]
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Welcome to Crazy Meds, 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 psychiatric and/or neurological condition you might have.  The information on this site is to help you work with your doctor(s) to find the right treatment options.  Too many of us get nothing more than 15-minute appointments with overworked doctors or nurse-practitioners, so we need all the help we can get.  We need to talk to our prescribers about the ''best'' medication[^##drugs^] to treat our condition, and not the most profitable one
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Crazy Meds is the site for the obsessed and depressed, the manic and the panicked, the schizophrenic and epileptic, the migraineurs and bipolar, those with GAD, SAD, OCD, PTSD, in pain or have an otherwise non-standard brain.[^##cooties^]
[^##beep AKA Bi-polar or bi polar for those of you who are still in denial about having it, or how bad it can get.  Severity and presentation are spectra of the condition, but it has one spelling: bipolar. ^]
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Crazy Meds is the site for the obsessed and depressed, the manic and the panicked, the schizophrenic and epileptic, the migraineurs and bipolar, those with GAD, SAD, OCD, PTSD, in pain or have an otherwise non-standard brain[^##cooties^].
[^##beep AKA Bi-polar or bi polar for those of you who are still in denial about having it, or how bad it can get.  Severity and presentation are spectra of the condition, but it has one spelling: bipolar. You can attach the official "affective disorder" to the end of it, or pair it with any of disorder, spectrum disorder (my favorite), illness, condition, syndrome (annoying), or the various flavors of 1 through however many whichever document you've read has - along with NOS - in Arabic or Roman numerals, but it is one fucking, unhyphenated word.  The abbreviate BP is used because lots of medical abbreviations work by syllables.  LTG for LamoTriGine.  GBP for GaBaPentin.  I don't know why, but for some reason people who cannot come to terms with being really batshit crazy, having a condition that is, at the genetic level, nearly indistinguishable from schizophrenia, and facing what could be a life sentence of taking medications that aren't as bad as everyone makes them out to be, need to break a seven-letter word into two smaller, bite-sized pieces.  If you need to, go to some bi polar support group for a bunch of tea and sympathy and learn how every med affects everybody differently, so there's no point in asking what any med will do.  Stay here if and when you're ready to man up and realize that all meds suck less than getting arrested for jumping up on a conference table and threatening your boss with a projector because his PowerPoint presentation was the pinnacle of his mindless, soul-crushing incompetence and you had to free your fellow wage-slaves from his idiocy.  At least that's what one of my fellow residents in the lock ward of a psychiatric hospital thought after a couple days.^]
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Welcome to Crazy Meds, where you can learn what's good, what's bad, what's interesting, and what's plain weird and funny about psychiatric and neurological medications.  The information on this site is to help you work with your doctor(s) to find the right treatment options.  Too many of us get nothing more than 15-minute appointments with overworked doctors or nurse-practitioners, so we need all the help we can get.  We need to talk to our prescribers about the ''best'' medication[^##drugs^] to treat our condition, and not the most profitable one.
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Welcome to Crazy Meds, 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 psychiatric and/or neurological condition you might have.  The information on this site is to help you work with your doctor(s) to find the right treatment options.  Too many of us get nothing more than 15-minute appointments with overworked doctors or nurse-practitioners, so we need all the help we can get.  We need to talk to our prescribers about the ''best'' medication[^##drugs^] to treat our condition, and not the most profitable one.
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We also have the drugs sorted into broad categories with lots of overlapping memberships:  [[MedClass/MS|Mood Stabilizers]], [[MedClass/AD | Antidepressants,]] [[MedClass/AP|Antipsychotics]], [[MedClass/Anxiety|Anxiolytics / Anti-anxiety drugs]], [[MedClass/AED | Antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) / Anticonvulsants,]] and [[MedClass/NP|Meds for Migraines and Neuropathic Pain]].  This is a site for the obsessed and depressed, the manic and the panicked, the schizophrenic and epileptic, the migraineurs and bipolar, those with GAD, SAD, OCD, PTSD, in pain or have an otherwise non-standard brain.[^##cooties^]
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We also have the drugs sorted into broad categories with lots of overlapping memberships: 
* [[Mood Stabilizers]] for the treatment of bipolar disorder[^##beep^]
* [[MedClass/AD|Antidepressants]] for the treatment of depression (duh), anxiety, and other conditions
* [[MedClass/AP|Antipsychotics]] to treat schizophrenia, bipolar, and depression
* [[MedClass/Anxiety|Anxiolytics]] - in English: drugs to treat anxiety
* [[MedClass/AED|Antiepileptic drugs (AEDs)]] also known as anticonvulsants, which are used to treat epilepsy
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* [[MedClass/NP|Medications for Migraines and Neuropathic Pain]]
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Crazy Meds is the site for the obsessed and depressed, the manic and the panicked, the schizophrenic and epileptic, the migraineurs and bipolar, those with GAD, SAD, OCD, PTSD, in pain or have an otherwise non-standard brain.
[^##cooties^]
[^##beep AKA Bi-polar or bi polar for those of you who are still in denial about having it, or how bad it can get.  Severity and presentation are spectra of the condition, but it has one spelling: bipolar.
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Welcome to Crazy Meds, where you can learn what's good, what's bad, what's interesting, and what's plain weird and funny about psychiatric and neurological medications.  The information on this site is to help you work with your doctor(s) to find the right treatment options.  Too many of us get nothing more than 15-minute appointments with overworked doctors or nurse-practitioners, so we need all the help we can get.  We need to talk to our prescribers about the ''best'' med treat our condition, and not the most profitable one.
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Welcome to Crazy Meds, where you can learn what's good, what's bad, what's interesting, and what's plain weird and funny about psychiatric and neurological medications.  The information on this site is to help you work with your doctor(s) to find the right treatment options.  Too many of us get nothing more than 15-minute appointments with overworked doctors or nurse-practitioners, so we need all the help we can get.  We need to talk to our prescribers about the ''best'' medication[^##drugs^] to treat our condition, and not the most profitable one.
[^##drugs Or legitimate non-drug therapies such as the vagal nerve stimulator (VNS) or transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS).^]
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Welcome to Crazy Meds, where you can learn what's good, what's bad, what's interesting, and what's plain weird and funny about psychiatric and neurological medications.  The information on this site is to help you work with your doctor(s) to find the right treatment options.  Too many of us get nothing more than 15-minute appointments with overworked doctors or nurse-practitioners, so we need all the help we can get.  We need to talk to our prescribers about the ''best'' med treat our condition, and not the most profitable one.
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[^##fail Unless you consider meds with slim-to-none odds of working stupid.  But Mouse was quickly running out of options, and slim-to-none was better than giving up.^]

Things like mental illness and epilepsy can't be dealt with by gentle hugs, prayer and pretty angels, the fad diet
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[^##fail Unless you consider meds with slim-to-none odds of working stupid.  But Mouse was quickly running out of options, and slim-to-none was better than giving up.  About twenty years before that, and soon before I was diagnosed as bipolar, I bought fifty acres of undeveloped land in Australia.  Take it from me, that sort of thing won't save a shaky marriage.^]

Things like mental illness, crippling neuropathy, epilepsy, and frequent, blinding migraines can't be dealt with by gentle hugs, prayer and pretty angels, or the fad diet of the week with
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We deal with the cerebral equivalent of broken legs.  Physical conditions, not purely psychological ones, that are treated with physical methods: drugs, surgery, or electromagnetism.  The information on this site is to help you work with your doctor(s) to find the right treatment options.  Too many of us get nothing more than 15-minute appointments with overworked doctors or nurse-practitioners, so we need all the help we can get.  We need to talk to our prescribers about the ''best'' med treat our condition, and not the most profitable one.
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We deal with the cerebral equivalent of broken legs.  Physical conditions, not purely psychological ones, that are treated with physical methods: drugs, surgery, or electromagnetism. 
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We recognize that there are legitimate, and highly successful ways to treat serious neurological and psychiatric conditions that don't involve medication.  Lifestyle changes can do wonders for preventing migraines.  Talk therapy is one of the best ways to handle depression.  Specific types of ''prescription'' iron supplements are all some people need for restless leg syndrome (RLS).  These and other non-medication, but still non-placebo treatments are all a lot of people need.  If you think they might work for you, that's great.  Crazy Meds is by and for people whose conditions respond only, or primarily to prescription medications.
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Once upon a time these conditions were totally invisible and everyone thought we were making it up as an excuse to avoid whatever we had to do.  Now they are visible, more-or-less, on MRIs, CT, SPECT and PET scans, and various flavors of EEGs.  Eventually there will be accurate and affordable genetic tests, although that could do as much harm as good.  There are also measurable differences in the brains of people who have various conditions vs. those who have none.  They are the most obvious in those with bipolar disorder or schizophrenia.  We're almost at the point of being able to identify with really good certainty that someone has bipolar or schizophrenia (but usually cannot distinguish between them) based upon the physical characteristics of their brain ''while they're still alive''.  Although their will always be people[^##family^] who think we're faking it.
[^##family All too often they're family members or employers
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Once upon a time these conditions were totally invisible and everyone thought we were making it up as an excuse to avoid whatever we had to do.  Now they are visible, more-or-less, on MRIs, CT, SPECT and PET scans, and various flavors of EEGs.  Eventually there will be accurate and affordable genetic tests, although that could do as much harm as good.  There are also measurable differences in the brains of people who have various conditions vs. those who have none.  They are the most obvious in those with bipolar disorder or schizophrenia.  We're almost at the point of being able to identify with really good certainty that someone has bipolar or schizophrenia (but usually cannot distinguish between them) based upon the physical characteristics of their brain ''while they're still alive''.  Although there will always be people[^##family^] who think we're faking it, or that we can simply "get over it."  If it were as simple as spraying WD-40 up our noses, wrapping our heads in duct tape instead of tinfoil, and walking it off, don't they think we'd try that[^##no^]?
[^##family All too often they're family members or employers.^]
[^##no Please don't try that.  The combination of WD-40 and duct tape can fix a lot of things, but not brain cooties.^]
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And it's no picnic if you're taking neurological / psychiatric medications when you shouldn't be taking any at all.[[<<]]
Things like mental illness and epilepsy can't be dealt with by gentle hugs, prayer and pretty angels, the fad diet of the week and a basket full of overpriced supplements. Like a lot of aspects of life where you have to make a decision between two options, your only choice is to figure out which one is going to suck less.
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Things like mental illness and epilepsy can't be dealt with by gentle hugs, prayer and pretty angels, the fad diet of the week and a basket full of overpriced supplements. Like a lot of aspects of life where you have to make a decision between two options, your only choice is to figure out which one is going to suck less.

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If you do need to take medication the math is really simple: which sucks less?  Taking an imperfect medication that controls the symptoms of a condition that puts your life somewhere in the spectrum of "barely tolerable" to "dear God please kill me now;" or trying to get through life with that same condition which will keep getting worse the longer you go without treating it.  A lot of these meds suck donkey dong, but you know what? When you're mentally ill, and/or have some neurological problem like epilepsy or migraines, and you're not taking the right medications, it sucks syphilitic donkey dong while a red-hot poker is being jammed up your ass.[[<<]]
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If you do need to take medication the math is really simple: which sucks less?  Taking an imperfect medication that controls the symptoms of a condition that puts your life somewhere in the spectrum of "barely tolerable" to "dear God please kill me now;" or trying to get through life with that same condition which will keep getting worse the longer you go without treating it.  A lot of these meds suck donkey dong, but you know what? When you're mentally ill, and/or have some neurological problem like epilepsy or migraines, and you're not taking any medications, or not taking the ''right'' medications, it sucks syphilitic donkey dong while a red-hot poker is being jammed up your ass.[[<<]]
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You don't think it's that bad?  That's because you're reading this site, which is on the Internet.  Which means you have access to the resources needed to read it.  Have you ever been homeless and crazy?  I have.  Twice.  Have you ever been in the lock ward of a psychiatric hospital?  I have.  And my experiences were ''nothing'' compared with the lives of people I saw around me.  I'm a fucking poseur when it comes to the syphilitic donkey dong and red-hot poker meeting each other in my stomach.  But if you ''really'' need meds and aren't taking them, or taking them sporadically, or if you're taking completely inappropriate medications, then you had better get ready.  Falling into the abyss happens faster than you can imagine.[[<<]]
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You don't think it's that bad?  That's because you're reading this site, which is on the Internet.  Which means you have access to the resources needed to read it.  Have you ever been homeless and crazy?  I have.  Twice.  Have you ever been in the lock ward of a psychiatric hospital?  I have.  Before Medicare Part D-for-Defraud existed, which was also when all the meds I took were available only as brand, I ran up so much credit-card debt paying for them I had to sell my house.  But I was lucky, because: [[<<]]
1) I had a house to sell.  Most of the mentally interesting don't. [[<<]]
2) I sold it in 2004, so I got out of the real estate pyramid scheme before it all came crashing down on everybody. [[<<]]
And my experiences were ''nothing'' compared with the lives of people I saw around me.  I'm a fucking poseur when it comes to the syphilitic donkey dong and red-hot poker meeting each other in my stomach.  I may no longer be able to hold down a job, a relationship, or be moderately functional more than a few hours a day a few days a week (at best), but I don't live in a constant state of fear inside of a cardboard box.[[<<]]
So,
if you ''really'' need meds and aren't taking them, or taking them sporadically, or if you're taking completely inappropriate medications, then you had better get ready.  Falling into the abyss happens faster than you can imagine.[[<<]]
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Things like mental illness and epilepsy can't be dealt with by gentle hugs, prayer and pretty angels, the fad diet of the week and a basket full of overpriced supplements. Like a lot of aspects of life where you have to make a decision between two options or only choice is to figure out which one is going to suck less.
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Things like mental illness and epilepsy can't be dealt with by gentle hugs, prayer and pretty angels, the fad diet of the week and a basket full of overpriced supplements. Like a lot of aspects of life where you have to make a decision between two options, your only choice is to figure out which one is going to suck less.
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Welcome to Crazy Meds, where you can learn what's good, what's bad, and what's just interesting, weird and funny about neurological and psychiatric medications. 

This is the beta of Version 2.  Released much sooner than I wanted as far too many of the pages that haven't changed much since 2004 are no longer viewable with IE 8, Firefox 4, Chrome, and maybe other browsers.  So there are lots of heroically fugly pages, dead-ends, unfinished & barely started pages, and a general atmosphere of ADD, chaos and confusion.  In other words
, it's early 2004 all over again, only with less chance of my landing in the lock ward.

If you know the name of the medication(s) you're looking for, you'll probably want our [[MedClass/MedList | list of drugs by name.]]  It's pretty big, with all
the meds we know about to treat various conditions. The list is more-or-less in alphabetical order, by both generic and brand name, and includes all the brand/trade names we can find for every med.

We also have the drugs sorted into broad categories with lots of overlapping memberships:  [[MedClass/MS|Mood Stabilizers]], [[MedClass/AD | Antidepressants
,]] [[MedClass/AP|Antipsychotics]], [[MedClass/Anxiety|Anxiolytics / Anti-anxiety drugs]], [[MedClass/AED | Antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) / Anticonvulsants,]] and [[MedClass/NP|Meds for Migraines and Neuropathic Pain]].
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Welcome to Crazy Meds, where you can learn what's good, what's bad, what's interesting, and what's plain weird and funny about psychiatric and neurological medications. 

If you know the name of the medication(s) you're looking for, you'll probably want our [[MedClass/MedList|list of drugs by name]].  There's also our much larger [[MedClass/MedListAll|list of all the meds we know about to treat various conditions]], including all the brand/trade names we can find for every med.

We also have the drugs sorted into broad categories with lots of overlapping memberships:  [[MedClass/MS|Mood Stabilizers]]
, [[MedClass/AD | Antidepressants,]] [[MedClass/AP|Antipsychotics]], [[MedClass/Anxiety|Anxiolytics / Anti-anxiety drugs]], [[MedClass/AED | Antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) / Anticonvulsants,]] and [[MedClass/NP|Meds for Migraines and Neuropathic Pain]].  This is a site for the obsessed and depressed, the manic and the panicked, the schizophrenic and epileptic, the migraineurs and bipolar, those with GAD, SAD, OCD, PTSD, in pain or have an otherwise non-standard brain.[^##cooties^]
[^##cooties Or anything else treated with the medications covered on this site, e.g. plumbing problems like IBS, ED, PE, and incontinence.^]

If you have any specific questions about a drug that wasn't answered on its page
, couldn't find the drug you're interested in, or want some help in figuring out which medication is the right one for you, then visit [[http://www.crazymeds.us/CrazyTalk/index.php? | Crazy Meds Talk: Our forum for the mentally interesting.]]  We aren't doctors or anything, and we don't diagnose, but we have more experience than we ever wanted when it comes to brain cooties and the crazy meds used to treat them.  We're all about helping each other know what the drugs can and cannot do, what they are likely to do for us and to us, and work with our doctors to make the best, or least bad, choice in medication(s) as quickly as possible.

If you're unsure if you should be taking drugs to treat your condition(s) in the first place, see our all-purpose [[MedInfo/BasicMeds#toc2|are you messed-up enough to need medication test
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If you have any specific questions about a drug that wasn't answered on its page, couldn't find the drug you're interested in, or want some help in figuring out which medication is the right one for you, then visit [[http://www.crazymeds.us/CrazyTalk/index.php? | Crazy Meds Talk: Our forum for the mentally interesting.]]  We aren't doctors or anything, and we don't diagnose, but we have more experience than we ever wanted when it comes to brain cooties and the drugs to treat them.  We're all about helping each other know what the drugs can and cannot do, what they are likely to do for us and to us, and work with our doctors to make the best, or least bad, choice in medication(s) as quickly as possible.

The math
is really simple: which sucks less?  An imperfect medication that controls the symptoms of a condition that would otherwise make your life barely tolerable, or trying to get through life with an untreated condition that makes your life barely tolerable and will keep getting worse the longer you go without treating it.
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If you do need to take medication the math is really simple: which sucks less?  Taking an imperfect medication that controls the symptoms of a condition that puts your life somewhere in the spectrum of "barely tolerable" to "dear God please kill me now;" or trying to get through life with that same condition which will keep getting worse the longer you go without treating it.  A lot of these meds suck donkey dong, but you know what? When you're mentally ill, and/or have some neurological problem like epilepsy or migraines, and you're not taking the right medications, it sucks syphilitic donkey dong while a red-hot poker is being jammed up your ass.[[<<]]
You don't think it's that
bad?  That's because you're reading this site, which is on the Internet.  Which means you have access to the resources needed to read it.  Have you ever been homeless and crazy?  I have.  Twice.  Have you ever been in the lock ward of a psychiatric hospital?  I have.  And my experiences were ''nothing'' compared with the lives of people I saw around me.  I'm a fucking poseur when it comes to the syphilitic donkey dong and red-hot poker meeting each other in my stomach.  But if you ''really'' need meds and aren't taking them, or taking them sporadically, or if you're taking completely inappropriate medications, then you had better get ready.  Falling into the abyss happens faster than you can imagine.[[<<]]
And it's no picnic if you're taking neurological / psychiatric medications when you shouldn't be taking any at all.[[<<]]
Things like mental illness and epilepsy can't be dealt with by gentle hugs, prayer and pretty angels, the fad diet of the week and a basket full of overpriced supplements. Like a lot of aspects of life where you have to make a decision between two options or only choice is to figure out which one is going to suck less.

Once upon a time these conditions were totally invisible and everyone thought we were making it up as an excuse to avoid whatever we had to do.  Now they are visible, more-or-less, on MRIs, CT, SPECT and PET scans, and various flavors of EEGs.  Eventually there will be accurate and affordable genetic tests, although that could do as much harm as good.  There are also measurable differences in the brains of people who have various conditions vs. those who have none.  They are the most obvious in those with bipolar disorder or schizophrenia.  We're almost at the point of being able to identify with really good certainty that someone has bipolar or schizophrenia (but usually cannot distinguish between them) based upon the physical characteristics of their brain ''while they're still alive''.  Although their will always be people[^##family^] who think we're faking it.
[^##family All too often they're family members or employers.^]

To resurrect my old analogy, these are physical conditions like a broken leg.  The above tests are like x-rays, although currently they are extremely expensive aren't always worth the cost.  Regardless, you get your diagnosis and your meds are your cast and crutches.  If your leg is totally hosed, your meds are like a cane and the pins they need to implant, both of which you'll probably need to have for a very long time, if not permanently.  And just as you need to explain the cane you need to help you walk and the pins when you go through metal detectors or get an MRI, so too must you explain your condition and meds at certain times in your life.

We deal with the cerebral equivalent of broken legs.  Physical conditions, not purely psychological ones, that are treated with physical methods: drugs, surgery, or electromagnetism.  The information on this site is to help you work with your doctor(s) to find the right treatment options.  Too many of us get nothing more than 15-minute appointments with overworked doctors or nurse-practitioners, so we need all the help we can get.  We need to talk to our prescribers about the ''best'' med treat our condition, and not the most profitable one
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If you know the name
of the medication(s) you're looking for, you'll probably want our [[MedClass/MedList | list of drugs by name.]]  It's pretty big, with all the meds we know about to treat various conditions. The list is in alphabetical order, by both generic and brand/trade name, and includes all the brand/trade names we can find for every med.
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This is the beta of Version 2.  Released much sooner than I wanted as far too many of the pages that haven't changed much since 2004 are no longer viewable with IE 8, Firefox 4, Chrome, and maybe other browsers.  So there are lots of heroically fugly pages, dead-ends, unfinished & barely started pages, and a general atmosphere of ADD, chaos and confusionIn other words, it's early 2004 all over again, only with less chance of my landing in the lock ward.

If you know the name of the medication(s) you're looking for, you'll probably want our [[MedClass/MedList | list of drugs by name.]]  It's pretty big, with all the meds we know about to treat various conditions. The list is more-or-less in alphabetical order, by both generic and brand
name, and includes all the brand/trade names we can find for every med.
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We also have the drugs sorted into broad categories with lots of overlapping memberships:  Mood Stabilizers, [[MedClass/AD | Antidepressants,]] Antipsychotics, Anxiolytics / Anti-anxiety drugs, [[MedClass/AED | Antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) / Anticonvulsants,]] and Meds for Neuropathic Pain.
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We also have the drugs sorted into broad categories with lots of overlapping memberships:  [[MedClass/MS|Mood Stabilizers]], [[MedClass/AD | Antidepressants,]] [[MedClass/AP|Antipsychotics]], [[MedClass/Anxiety|Anxiolytics / Anti-anxiety drugs]], [[MedClass/AED | Antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) / Anticonvulsants,]] and [[MedClass/NP|Meds for Migraines and Neuropathic Pain]].
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This is the beta of Version 2.  Released much sooner than I wanted as far too many of the pages that haven't changed much since 2004 are no longer viewable with IE 8, Firefox 4, Chrome, and maybe other browsers
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We also have the drugs sorted into broad categories with lots of overlapping memberships:  Mood Stabilizers, [[MedClass/AD | Antidepressants,]] Antipsychotics, Anxiolytics / Anti-anxiety drugs, [[MedClass/AED | Antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) / Anticonvulsants,]] and Meds for Neuropathic Pain.

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If you know the name of the medication(s) you're looking for, you'll probably want our [[Category/Brands | list of drugs by brand/trade names]] and/or [[Category/Generic | list of drugs by generic name.]]  If you're unsure of the name, or you don't see it on either list, try the search bar.  We don't yet have a page for each of the meds discussed, but we might still have a lot of information about them.

We also have the drugs sorted into broad categories with lots of overlapping memberships: 
[[Category/Mood_Stabilizers,]] [[Category/Antidepressants,]] [[Category/Antipsychotics,]] [[Category/Anxiolytics | Anxiolytics / Anti-anxiety drugs,]] and [[Category/Antiepileptics | Antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) / Anticonvulsants.]]
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If you know the name of the medication(s) you're looking for, you'll probably want our [[MedClass/MedList | list of drugs by name.]]  It's pretty big, with all the meds we know about to treat various conditions. The list is in alphabetical order, by both generic and brand/trade name, and includes all the brand/trade names we can find for every med.

We also have the drugs sorted into broad categories with lots
of overlapping memberships:  Mood Stabilizers, [[MedClass/AD | Antidepressants,]] Antipsychotics, Anxiolytics / Anti-anxiety drugs, and [[MedClass/AED | Antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) / Anticonvulsants.]]
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The math is really simple: which sucks less?  An imperfect medication that controls the symptoms of a condition that would otherwise make your life barely tolerable, or trying to get through live with an untreated condition that makes your life barely tolerable and will keep getting worse the longer you go without treating it.
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The math is really simple: which sucks less?  An imperfect medication that controls the symptoms of a condition that would otherwise make your life barely tolerable, or trying to get through life with an untreated condition that makes your life barely tolerable and will keep getting worse the longer you go without treating it.
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Welcome to Crazy Meds, where you can learn what's good, what's bad, and what's just interesting, weird and funny about neurological and psychiatric medications.

If you know the name of the medication(s) you're looking for, you'll probably want our [[Category/Brands | list of drugs by brand/trade names]] and/or
[[Category/Generic | list of drugs by generic name.]]  If you're unsure of the name, or you don't see it on either list, try the search bar.  We don't yet have a page for each of the meds discussed, but we might still have a lot of information about them.

We also have the drugs sorted into broad categories with lots of overlapping memberships:  [[Category/Mood_Stabilizers,]] [[Category/Antidepressants,]] [[Category/Antipsychotics,]] [[Category/Anxiolytics | Anxiolytics / Anti-anxiety drugs,]] and [[Category/Antiepileptics | Antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) / Anticonvulsants.]]

If you have any specific questions about a drug that wasn't answered on its page, couldn't find the drug you're interested in, or want some help in figuring out which medication is the right one for you, then visit [[http://www.crazymeds.us/CrazyTalk/index.php? | Crazy Meds Talk: Our forum for the mentally interesting.]]  We aren't doctors or anything, and we don't diagnose, but we have more experience than we ever wanted when it comes to brain cooties and the drugs to treat them.  We're all about helping each other know what the drugs can and cannot do, what they are likely to do for us and to us, and work with our doctors to make the best, or least bad, choice in medication(s) as quickly as possible.

The math is really simple: which sucks less?  An imperfect medication that controls the symptoms of a condition that would otherwise make your life barely
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