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Tropical_Man 68M
6573 posts
12/25/2007 11:22 pm
My Friend Randy

Randy has the type of personality that the most important thing to him was that everyone viewed him as Mr All-American. He wanted to be viewed as the person that you would most like to be like. He always suffered a little from depression as long as I had known him but, nothing extreme.

I was reading about how most people that are "diagnosed", leading to medications for depressions are just going through a difficult time that is normal such as a divorce, loss of job, etc. Something that is temporary, and is not a permanant situation.

In Randy's case, the day he graduated, his mom left to be with someone she had wanted to be with for years. How could this not hit anyone like a brick wall? So Randy went to OSU and lived in an apartment with others from our town for their educations as well. They witnessed Randy happy one moment, but very sad unexpectedly as well. All the time he wanted everyone thinking he was perfect.

What I also found out years later was that Randy's mom used to come into his room at night crying and talking to him. She was so unhappily married. She used to tell him things that a mother doesnt tell a . That was a heavy burden. But it is not an illness to carry a heavy burden.

Randy and his wife Suzy stayed in our small town in Ohio after graduation from OSU for the next 15 years. They had three together and the town viewed them as the perfect family. Suzy worked in helping with people who couldnt read get their GED's and further their education. Randy was an Engineer.

They moved to a small town at the bottom of Virginia. They were away from their Christian friends, the community he had grown up with and I guess you would say his support. The things that normally kept things in boundaries. Randy had never really dealt with these things of his past. So now they came out into the open. The marriage started to dissolve. Randy sought help.

So what did his doctor do? Put him on Prozac. That is when things really started to Change with Randy. Never violent, he had situations arise with his teenage that often became physical all of a sudden. Suzy all of a sudden had fears and he placed his hands on her as well.

All this time frame of 3 years where his doctor was monitoring his medication. Things were worse, not better. Go forward 5 years later and divorced. His girlfriend Rhonda told me of him hitting her, her having a broken leg, etc. All things the Randy I knew would not do. he eventually was arrested because I told her to report him for his own good. He had almost killed her a few times. Choked her out once, and took her 6 year old to Church with him as he left her there.

So, this is one of the reasons that I started studying about psychology, the medications people take and the pharmeceudical companies and what was the truth.

*I found out that every anti-depressant on the market will and not can cause permanant Brain Damage and Organ damage as well with any extended usage.

*I found out that chemical imbalance is just a theory and has never been proven, if anything it has been proven that it is very incorrect. I learned that the anti-depressants medicate you and place toxins in your brain, but do not balance anything at all.

*I found out that all anti-depressants now must come with a label that can cause sudden death because it happens.

*I have learned that companies pay doctors many thousands of dollars just to prescribe their drugs each year.

*Companies have paid up to 100 million dollars a year for the last decade because of harmful issues regarding their drug, when they sell 4.2 billion dollars a year of this dangerous drug. They dont care.

*I have learned that there are many cases where these drugs are causing out of character reactions and also suicides as well as murders.

*Almost every instance in which these go balistic and shoot others in schools, they have been on mind altering drugs..(antidepressants) which made them worse.

I have had my friend Randy become something he never was because of Prozac.

My sister Lynn has been medicated for 30 years now, and she has become a total recluse. I believe that she has permanant damage from these drugs.

My friend Paul lost his because after years of being on them from being molested, the drug itself just killed her.

These are just a few things, but worldwide it is many.