17 U.S. Code § 107 - Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use
Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 106 and 106A, the fair use of a copyrighted work, including such use by reproduction in copies or phonorecords or by any other means specified by that section, for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship, or research, is not an infringement of copyright. In determining whether the use made of a work in any particular case is a fair use the factors to be considered shall include—
(1) the purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of a commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes [all mirrored content falls under this clause, any ads present are mirrored from the original site, mirrored content earns me no revenue whatsoever];
(2) the nature of the copyrighted work [this is a unique resource for the mentally ill, and preservation of it can be argued to be incredibly important];
(3) the amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole; and
(4) the effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work. [absolutely none whatsoever, as the original work no longer exists anywhere else (outside of whatever bits and pieces archive.org managed to capture) - the original site was intermittantly completely unavailable for a extended period of time before its SSL certificate expired (and was never renewed), and eventually the site went offline for good, then finally the DNS records were removed at some point prior to May 2018, so at this point it is well beyond the 'dead and rotting' stage]
The fact that a work is unpublished shall not itself bar a finding of fair use if such finding is made upon consideration of all the above factors.

This domain is not controlled by Jerod Poore, and I will NOT continue redirecting traffic from this domain to crazymeds.us [as I formerly did] while Jerod continues with his immature temper tantrum over adblock or continues to fail to maintain his site, fucking over his entire community and countless visitors in the process. [belated clarification: with specific regards to the adblock drama I was referring to Poore at one point replacing his entire site with a single page complaining about the amount of revenue lost to users with ad blocking active, which is something that I took extreme exception to because this affected ALL visitors to the site regardless of if or if not they were actually using ad blocking]
This mirror is unfortunately incomplete (and very slightly outdated), as /CrazyTalk/ was not included when I scraped the site (it was far too large to scrape given the site's extremely poor performance, my wish to avoid worsening the poor performance further, and other factors). If you're looking for a replacement forum, I suggest visiting https://www.crazyboards.org/forums/. There are issues with many of the mirrored pages, I am working on identifying and fixing them, but I do not have the time to address every single issue at this moment (although by now the majority of these issues have been resolved). Dynamic content is obviously completely broken (this is beyond my control), and the loss of /CrazyTalk/ is quite bad given how much good user-generated info was on there, but you have Jerod to "thank" for that. Maybe I'll bring it back online at some point, but it wouldn't be the same as before. For now, I suggest visiting CrazyBoards instead.
Note (Oct 9 2018): Infrequent additional updates regarding the status of this site will be posted on https://info.crazymeds.net

About Crazymeds

1.  Finding Your Niche to Fill

It’s fairly obvious that I’m in need of content1. If you have experience with and knowledge about treatments and/or conditions that either don’t have a page, or the page exists but sucks donkey dong (e.g. MAOIs), and you wish you could just reach through the screen and bitch-slap me until I finish something for once in my worthless life write it yourself because Crazymeds is a damn wiki after all, now you can. Bonus: I actually pay royalties for articles other people write for me, unlike those rich2, ableist bigots at the Huffington Post. It’s half the ad revenue from your page(s), which can add up to tens of dollars a year. If you think you can fill a need, contact me and we’ll figure out if the idea is a good fit. The article doesn’t necessarily need to be about drugs. The first article someone else wrote for this site is Bryan’s guide to getting SSDI/SSI.

Assuming what you have to write about is something I need, what’s next?

2.  Complicating Simplicity

If you’re going to be writing something that isn’t about a specific medication, like Bryan’s article or any of the articles I’ve written about conditions or the page on brand name & generic drugs the procedure is really simple:

  1. You write the article.
  2. You send it to me in rich text format.
    1. Even better would be if you used BBcode.
    2. Best of all would be to use PmWiki markups.
  3. I edit and publish it.
  4. On or around April 1st of each year3 I pay you your massive royalties.
  5. I can set up an account for you if you think you’ll want to write more than one, or think your article will need to be regularly updated (see below).
    1. If so, subsequent articles and editing the existing one will involve the wiki software, but that can be handled via e-mail.

If you’re going to be writing an article on a medication, or more than one non-med articles, or a mix of both, things are a bit complicated. If you end up writing about more than one, and editing other medication pages, this makes things easier4.

  1. You need to be a member of the Crazymeds forum.
    1. Because I said so, that’s why.
    2. OK, it’s for technical reasons. You’re going to need an account for the wiki, and that requires an account on the forum.
      1. If you don’t have a forum account, create one. You don’t have to participate on the forum if you don’t want to. Just log on at least once a year so your account isn’t deleted.
      2. If you already have an account, great. I still need to set one up for the wiki. You can have the same name or not, it’s up to you.
    3. The Login link will actually work, and there is a page just for writers and editors with, believe it or not, actual documentation that goes into way more detail these highlights5.
  2. If you don’t plan on writing or editing medication articles you can skip to the next section.
  3. You need to decide how long of an article you’re going to write. Do you have a lot of information, like I have for Lexapro, or just barely enough to warrant a page, like I have for Gabatril?
    1. Before you set out to write a novel, 94% of people who land on the overview page of drugs with multiple-page articles don’t read past that first page.
    2. You’d think that when they specifically search for “side effects” or “pros and cons” that Google would take them to the page actually named {DrugName}SideEffects or {DrugName}ProsAndCons, right? Nope. At best Google will point them to that section of the Overview page.
      1. As much as I prefer having a shitload of detailed data about pharmacokinetics, mechanisms of action, and study after study after heaps of reports from real people on how drugs compared with each other for indicated and off-label uses, not that many people are interested in reading about those.
  4. Anyway… Once you log in and go to the authors’/editors’ page, you click on the link to create a page. That will bring up a form where you enter the information you have in a bunch of boxes that correspond to what you see on the Celexa page for the short form and Zolft page for the long form.
  5. If it’s a short-form article, fill in the boxes, press the “Submit” button, and it’s published.
    1. If you need to make corrections or updates, you’ll see a link on the page to edit it. You can update it whenever you need to.
  6. If it’s a long-form article the first part is the same, but the overview page is that - highlights of all the other information you have.
  7. Once you press “Submit” you article is still published, and 12 additional pages are created for you to fill with the in-depth information about side effects, pharmacological data and so forth.
    1. It’s pretty clear that you don’t need to completely fill in all 12 any time soon. And what you’ve written on the overview page is duplicated on the appropriate pages, so they aren’t empty. Whenever you can log in and update.
    2. The index and comprehensive pages are created automagically.

3.  Dues & Dough

  • Don’t click on a bunch of ads every day. Google is onto that game. You’ll wind up making absolutely nothing.
  • Traffic is what matters. On average6 0.9% of the people who read an article click on a display ad. So the more real links to the page(s) you wrote, the more traffic you’ll get.
    • By real I mean no link farms or spamming it all over moribund fora. That causes pages to drop off search engine radar. Any page not in the top ten results doesn’t exist.
  • Getting your friends to recommend it and share it via the +1, Facebook, and other social media buttons helps a lot as well.
  • Sources. Sources. Sources. If you look at the bibliography section/page of any article you’ll see plenty of source material, along with plenty embedded in the text.
    • I don’t care how you cite, just as long as you list your references.
    • The sources have to be legitimate. Wikipedia is not a source. Nor is Medical Hypothesis.
    • Experience is a valid source. Yours, that of people you know, and that of people whose posts you’ve read all over the Internet. Just indicate that. The more people something has happened to the better. Wait. That’s not right… Well, it is if they responded positively to a treatment it’s better better; but for the sake of being evidence of something, numbers matter.

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1 Among countless other things.

2 Before Mrs Huffington sold it to AOL for $315 million, vulture capitalists had sunk tens of millions of dollars into the HuffPo. Before that she was already wealthy thanks to the divorce settlement from her fabulously rich husband. I'm making less than half of what I did 13 years ago when I was able to hold down a real job, yet I'm willing to share.

3 Honestly, it is a total coincidence that due to various life events, bipolar mood swings, and seizure hangovers I ended up paying people around this time of year. Eventually it was just easier to formalize the Crazymeds fiscal year to be 1 April - 31 March.

4 At least I think it makes things easier. I also thing the frame setup makes navigation easier.

5 For some people this outline of the process combined with the instructions on the forms may be all the documentation they need. Granted these people probably exist solely in my imagination.

6 Median average over the 12 months of July 2012 through June 2013. Excluding AdLinks, which are those skinny one- or two-word blurbs at the top and bottom of each page, a few pages that get so little traffic they'd skew the results, links to the Amazon, Cafe Press and Zazzle stores, and all ads on the forum and blogs.

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Author: Jerod Poore. Date created: 4 July 2013 Last edited by: JerodPoore on: 2014–06–01

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All rights reserved. No warranty is expressed or implied in this information. Consult one or more doctors and/or pharmacists before taking, or changing how you take any neurological and/or psychiatric medication. Your mileage may vary. What happened to us won’t necessarily happen to you. If you still have questions about a medication or condition that were not answered on any of the pages you read, please ask them on Crazy Talk: the Crazymeds Forum.
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.
Very little information about visitors to this site is collected or saved. From time to time I look at search terms used and which pages they bring up in an effort to make the information I present more relevant. And the country of origin, just because I’m geeky like that. That’s about it. Depending on how you feel about Schrodinger, our privacy policy should either assuage or exacerbate your paranoia.
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.
No neurologists, psychiatrists, therapists or pharmacists were harmed in the production of this website. Use only as directed. Void where prohibited. Contains nuts. Certain restrictions may apply. All data are subject to availability. Not available on all mobile devices, in the 12 Galaxies Guiltied to a Zegnatronic Rocket Society, or in all dimensions of reality. Hail Xenu!

‘Everything is true, nothing is permitted.’ - Jerod Poore

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.

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