First my bullshit: egotism v. ego-strength. There are too many big fancy words on this blog but I’m still holding back. This is about knowledge.
I respect experience more than I respect academia, and that is the life I chose, to learn by going where I have to go. But drawing from experience leads to making assertions that lead me to sound like a crackpot, so I’ll link to this pdf file here, see, to buttress my position and protect my pride, that’s egotism and I know it’s a weakness.
If someone comes by here and calls me a crackpot what keeps me from having a meltdown is what psychiatrists call ego strength. I learned that by reading my charts.
I need to exchange some egotism for ego-strength, but don’t know how to do that, so am waiting for the organism of me to self-correct, that’s how it goes, don’t push the river, it flows by itself.
In other news, an ice storm shut down Austin this week so I’ve been catching up on the ongoing Netroots takedown of Eli-Lilly. I’ve cobbled some links on the controversy, which the TortsProf blog explains for us in the headline: “Judge Tries to Unring Bell Hanging Around Neck of Horse Already Out of Barn Being Carried on Ship That Has Sailed.”
In a nutshell, Lilly knew Zyprexa causes diabetes and they suppressed this information. Zyprexa is a cash cow and first line antipsychotic in treating mania. The Mindfreedom hippies got ahold of some documents and released them on the net. Lilly filed gag orders and everyone’s in court. Meanwhile a netroots activist set up a Zyprexa Kills wiki, Lilly complained, a judge ordered it to disappear and EFF, the Electronic Frontier Foundation is fighting the order on first amendment grounds.
Mindfreedom (discredited in court yesterday as anti-psychiatry um, crackpots) has the updated links here.
Zyprexa Kills wiki here.
EFF says Back Off Eli Lilly with a cool graphic and good summary on the blogger’s rights aspect.
Anyone taking Zyprexa is in a hard spot. You’re not supposed to come off psychiatric medications without the supervision of your pdoc. I don’t know what I would do, but the website, making sense of coming off psychiatric drugs looks like a good place to start.
Sometimes people are forced to take this shit. They should think about making up an advanced directive for psych patients, a legal instrument that describes your treatment preferences when they haul you away and you’re not competent to make decisions for yourself. Most states recognizes psychiatric advanced directives. Learn how here.
So, at bottom: Zyprexa, Eli-Lilly’s major moneymaker gives crazy people diabetes, but their second bestseller is insulin, which takes it away. How’s that for solving a dilemma.