when the traditional approach failed
I was voluntarily admitted to The Center for Change for eating disorder treatment and then continued in group therapy and individual counseling.
Talk therapy helped develop some coping skills, and self-worth, but misdiagnosis and mismanagement of pharmaceuticals caused actual physical and emotional harm.
When my doctor found out I was struggling, he sent the police to knock on my door and make sure I got to the hospital.
However, I landed in the psych ward where the staff didn’t believe I was having medical issues. They believed it was all due to mental health, and actually gave me more of the lithium that was poisoning my body. . I was experiencing seizure-like activity, which was characterized as a panic attack.
This put a lot of stress on my kidneys and I felt demoralized. I didn’t know at the time that I also had the MTHFR gene mutation, which makes it difficult for the body to detox and carry a heavy toxic load.
In order to help me calm down, I was then put on a heavy antipsychotic I never actually needed that was incredibly sedating. It actually caused me to fall asleep and crash on the freeway, but I was spared my life and any injury.