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If you’d rather get your What’s New info from
someplace that doesn’t take a bazillion years to load, somewhere else for whatever reason try this page of links to other Crazymeds sites.
I don’t know why I didn’t think of this sooner. Updates prior to whenever the hell I feel like moving them can be found on the updates archive.
If you need to track every update the moment it happens, the PmWiki software automagically tracks all changes to all pages, so if you want to see it every little detail in the updates I’ve made1:
- List of changes to medication pages - includes an entry each time an article is rated.
- List of changes to medication class/category pages. AEDs, antidepressants, etc.
- List of changes to medication information pages. Various articles about meds.
- List of changes to pages about the Crazymeds site. Our bibliography, who we are, etc. This also includes stuff like copyright information and the big-ass disclaimer at the bottom of each page AND all the ads flogging our crappy merchandise.
10 June 2015
- Actual new content! Of sorts. Efficacy-based antidepressant dosage equivalents.
- Because I came across some that I liked while looking for something else.
- And so many people keep asking how much Effexor equals how much Wellbutrin?
- Not that they’ll read that page instead of asking on the forum anyway, but at least I can point them to it.
1 June 2015
- Updated the Stats Page. On time for once.
29 May 2015
- I’m in the process of removing the members-only requirement from drug reviews. It makes my life slightly less difficult to do it for meds with the new less mobile-hostile designs.
- Thanks to the awesome media hack of chocolate bars speeding up weight loss, along with a related sting about bogus ‘peer-reviewed’ and pay to play journals, I’ve done a few necessary updates to the page on Evaluating Research Papers and the articles that cite them.
- The scope of the sting means I’ll be auditing Crazymeds for references to not-actually-peer-reviewed journals.
14 May 2015
- Finally updated the Stats Page with April’s stats. Because I know how important that is to everyone.
13 May 2015
- Since most of the people who visit this site are using either smart phones or tablets, I’m reformatting pages to make them less mobile-hostile.
- Bear with me. On top of the usual issues I have doing anything, I work on a 23″ monitor. My one mobile device is a Samsung Strives-to-be-smart phone.
- In other words: I have no fucking clue what Crazymeds looks like to the rest of the world.
14 April 2015
- I think I’ll just file an extension for my taxes. If I’m lucky I won’t end up owing more than what I think I owe them now.
- I’ve updated the Brand vs. Generic and FDA vs. Teva/Impax vs. Reality pages to reflect the bioequivalence testing data on Budeprion XL the FDA quietly released
- however long ago they quietly released it
- along with their somewhat more stringent standards for generic crazy meds
- I’m fixing links to PI sheets, SPCs, PILs, etc. that got hosed when I moved them to a wiki-exclusive directory.
31 March 2015
- Thanks to Roseanna Wheeler of Katom for pointing out how the FDA moved their page on how they barely regulate the dietary supplement industry. So I fixed the link and did a minor update to the part about about that issue on the page about taking supplements with your meds.
17 November 2014
- Merry ℞mas everyone! We have an assortment of ℞mas cards and gifts available so you can celebrate being mentally interesting and medicated while fulfilling holiday obligations.
- I don’t know why it took me so long to think of it, but I’m now archiving these updates on a separate page.
- After looking at the overlap a few times too many I merged the SSRI and SNRI into one page, and have expanded, or eventually will expand, the subsequent SSRI-related pages to include SNRIs.
- Why, I might even finish the page on SSRI/SNRI Discontinuation Syndrome.
- I’ve been OCDing like crazy about getting every freaking trade name used around the world for Effexor and Celexa, especially Effexor, along with PILs and SPCs in 20–30 different languages.
- Why? Because you never know when you’re going to need one in Georgian or Maltese or Icelandic, do you?
07 October 2014
23 September 2014
- It’s back. Unfortunately. Crazymeds’ Plagiarism Hall of Shame. See who’s ripping me off now.
21 September 2014
- I put this up almost a month ago (2 September), wrote about it all over the usual places, but neglected to enter it here. And it’s something I’d been meaning to do for quite some time. Free Wallpapers! So don’t say I’ve never given you people anything. Better versions will be available as posters at Straitjacket T-shirts.
- Speaking of which, more new merchandise:
Bipolar is NOT Contagious
PTSD is NOT Contagious
Epilepsy is NOT Contagious
Mental Illness is NOT Contagious
- Currently we’ve been able to identify Bipolar, Depression, Epilepsy, OCD, PTSD, and Schizophrenia as forms of brain cooties that are NOT contagious.
- I’ll see how it sells and/or gets much action on the social media front before deciding if I’ll create a version of “Mental Illness is NOT Contagious” for shirts, mugs, and buttons. It’s just on a bumpersticker for now.
28 August 2014
- I’ve added a few new designs to the Straitjacket T-shirts store. Here are some of them:
- Most of the work I’ve been doing there involves updating designs with the latest, and probably final, version of the Pill Font.
Don’t worry about actually buying one. Windows shop and share the designs you’d like to buy or find worthy of ridicule. What else are you doing now? Working? Sure you are.
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The information on Crazymeds pertains to and is intended for adults. While some information about children and adolescents is occasionally presented (e.g. US FDA approvals), pediatric-specific data such as dosages, side effects, off-label applications, etc. are rarely included in the articles on drugs or discussed on the forum. If you are looking for information regarding meds for children you’ll have to go somewhere else. Plus we are big pottymouths and talk about S-E-X a lot.
Know your sources!
Nobody on this site is a doctor, a therapist, or a pharmacist. We don’t portray them either here or on TV. Only doctors can diagnose and treat an illness. While it’s not as bad as it used to be, some doctors still get pissed off by patients who know too much about medications, so tread lightly when and where appropriate. Diagnosing yourself from a website is like defending yourself in court, you suddenly have a fool for a doctor. Don’t be a cyberchondriac, thinking you have every disease you see a website about, or that you’ll get every side effect from every medication1. Self-prescribing is as dangerous as buying meds from fraudulent online pharmacies that promise you medications without prescriptions.
All information on this site has been obtained from the medications’ product information / summary of product characteristic (PI/SPC) sheets and/or medication guides - which is all you get from sites like WebMD, RxList,
NAMBLA NAMI, etc., the sources that are referenced throughout the site, our personal experience and the experiences family, friends, and what people have reported on various reputable sites all over teh intergoogles. As such the information presented here is not intended as a substitute for real medical advice from your real doctor, just a compliment to it. You should never, ever, replace what a real doctor tells you with something from a website on the Internet. The farthest you should ever take it is getting a second opinion from another real doctor. Educate yourself - always read the PI/SPC sheet or medication guide/patient information leaflet (PIL) that comes with your medications and never ever throw them away. OK, you can throw away duplicate copies, but keep at least one, as that’s your proof of purchase of having taken a med in case a doctor doubts your medical history. Plus they take up less space than a bottle, although keeping one inside of a pill bottle is even better.
Crazymeds is not responsible for the content of sites we provide links to. We like them, or they’re paid advertisements, or they’re something else we think you should read to help you make an informed decision about a particular med. Sometimes they’re more than one of those things. But what’s on those sites is their business, not ours.
Crazymeds is optimized for ridiculously large screens and browsers that don’t block ads. I use Firefox and Chrome, running under Windows 72. On a computer that sits on top of my desk. With a 23 inch monitor. Hey, at least you can make the text larger or smaller by clicking on the + or - buttons in the upper right hand corner. If you have Java enabled. Like 99% of the websites on the planet, Crazymeds is hosted on domain running an open source operating system with a variety of open source applications, including the software used to display what you’ve been reading. As such Crazymeds is not responsible for whatever weird shit your browser does or does not do when you read this site3.
Crazymeds now uses a secure server, but it is not so secure that you can discuss anything having to do with nuclear power facilities, air traffic control systems, aircraft navigation systems, weapons control systems, or any other system requiring failsafe operation whose failure could lead to injury, death or environmental damage. Just so you know. So if you’re mentally interesting and have a job that deals with that sort of thing, talk about said job elsewhere. Otherwise feel free to discuss your meds and brain cooties.
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1 While there are plenty of books to help you with hypochondria, for some reason there’s not much in the way of websites. Then again, staying off of the Internet is a large part of curing/managing the disorder.
2 Remember kids, Microsloth operating systems are like TOS Star Trek movies with in that every other one sucks way, way more. With TOS Star Trek movies you don’t want to bother watching the odd-numbered ones. With Microsloth OS you don’t want to buy and install the even-numbered ones. Anyone who remembers ME and Vista knows what I mean.
3 Have I mentioned how open source operating systems for commercial applications is one of the dumbest ideas in the history of dumb ideas?* I don’t even need my big-ass rant any more. Heartbleed has made my case for me. And that’s just the one that got all the media attention. The very nature of an open source operating system makes security as much of an illusion as anonymity on teh Intergoogles. Before you flip out too much: the domain Crazymeds is hosted on uses a version of SSL that is not affected by the Heartbleed bug. That’s one of the many reasons why I pay a lot of money and keep this site on Lunarpages.
* Yes, I know I’m using open source browsers. I also test the site using the now-defunct IE and Safari browsers. Their popularity - and superiority - killed IE and Safari, so that’s why I rely on the open source browsers. It’s like brand vs. generic meds. Sometimes the generic is better than the brand.