Crazymeds

Website over psychiatrische medicijnen ‘Crazymeds’  lijkt geschreven door een jolige bejaarde hippie maar is encyclopedisch in zijn compleetheid en is volgens deze recensent altijd raak. Vertelt precies wat mensen willen weten zonder jargon. Zonder jargon, maar met een heleboel – laten we maar zeggen – ‘spreektaal’ die de geloofwaardigheid enigszins aantast. Maar inhoudelijk lijkt het wel te kloppen. Voorbeeld:

Aren’t there a bunch of meds that make you eat everything in sight?

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 … ?

You’re already taking Topamax (topiramate), aren’t you?

Q Yeah, that’s the one. Hey! How did you know I was taking Topamax?

Because sometimes 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?

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?

Does that matter if you kill yourself next week? Once you calm the hell down you and your doctor 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?

Keppra (levetiracetam)

Q Really? I was just kidding about the brain cancer.

Really. Keppra can help chemo kill cancer. These meds are a lot better for you than most people think.