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Tropical_Man 68M
6573 posts
12/2/2011 11:19 pm
Anti-Depressants Hell

by Jay Cee

Hi all,
Ive been on SSRI’s for about 6 years now. The drugs ranging from Zoloft
to Paxil (Arropax) through to Remeron (Avanza). Throughout this time
I’ve noticed that while the depression I was suffering from has eased,
some rather alarming side effects of the drugs have emerged.

Some of these side effects are:
*Major short term memory loss
*Difficulty concentration
*Difficulty with problem solving
*Problems with finding the right words in sentences, remembering peoples
names etc
*Missing words out whilst typing
*Difficulty paying attention whilst driving, forgetting street names or
where I am
*Feeling like Ive lost my personality, blank, boring.
*Facial tics (left eye, sometimes the right bicep)

Most of these became evident after the commencement of Paxil, known to
be one of the most potent SSRI medications on the market.

In light of this I decided to do some research (otherwise known as
google : ) and found an alarming number of people all reporting the same
symptoms that am suffering from*.

My question is to those that have used SSRI’s long term (2+ years) who
have experienced the above listed symptoms.

*** After ceasing the medication, how long did it take before the
cognitive, memory problems and facial ticks disappeared and you were
your normal self again? ***

I’m desperate to hear about your stories as I would hate to think that
myself and others may have sustained permanent brain damage due to using
such medication!

Tropical_Man 68M
6389 posts
12/2/2011 11:21 pm

by Anthrogirl

I have experianced some memory loss while being on celexa. But my biggest side affect is how sleepy it makes me. I feel tired almost all of the day. I decided to try and go off celexa on my own (I am on 20 mg.) but after about 4 days of being off Celexa, I started getting VERY dizzy, and had a constant disconnected feeling. I started taking my dose again, and those sypmtoms went away. I have another 3 months to go before I see my doctor again, so I've decided to stay on celexa until he tells me the proper way to ween down. I was unaware of how much the body goes through withdraw with Celexa.

Tropical_Man 68M
6389 posts
12/2/2011 11:22 pm

Lexapro is supposed to be a refined version of Celexa, unfortunately you will find that it will have all the same side-effects as celexa or any of the other SSRI's. What you need to do is to have a simple enzyme test for the enzyme P450. If you have low or no P450 enzymes then you body with no metablize the medication and will have a toxic buildup which will lead to experiencing severe side-effects. I would suggest looking at the physical cause of your anxiety. If you have diabetes or alcoholism in your family then it's a good bet that you are a reactive or fasting hypoglycemic. When you blood sugar gets low during the night you may wake up to an adrenaline rush that can be perceived as anxiety or flight. Some people experience it as fight or anger. The following may help. My family has been drug free and anxiety and depression free for almost 2 yrs now since stay off the sugar as best we can. If you are a sugar craver. A glucose test is not necessary. A simple test can be just eating an orange after not eating for awhile a see if 20 min. after eating the orange you feel hunger pangs. If so then you probably a reactive hypoglycemic. Good Luck and God Bless.
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Tropical_Man 68M
6389 posts
12/2/2011 11:25 pm

Mental disorders are NOT medical/physical conditions like cancer or diabetes? Every mental disorder is merely a list of observable behaviors given a label and voted into existence by the APA Board.

No one can objectively prove you have a mental disorder? Even the APA President admits that no lab test exists to prove the existence of depression, ADHD, bipolar, and every other mental disorder--no brain scan, no blood test, nothing.

There is no reason to take a pill for a mental disorder, like you would for true medical/physical conditions? The chemical-imbalance-in-the-brain theory has never been proven to cause mental disorders, despite popular belief and drug company marketing.

Psychiatric drugs CAUSE chemical imbalances in the brain by disrupting normal brain chemicals? Long-term use can cause permanent brain and organ damage.

The FDA now admits antidepressants and ADHD drugs can CAUSE violent and suicidal behavior in children and adults? It is well-documented that most school shooters and baby killers over the last two decades were on psychiatric drugs.

Mental health screening, labeling and drugging of children is in almost every state in America? School screening programs like TeenScreen label normal children with mental disorders, leading to dangerous psychiatric drugging.

Over time, more people improve without psychotherapy than with it?

Every major psychological theory is anti-Christian at its core?

Tropical_Man 68M
6389 posts
12/2/2011 11:36 pm

Swedish Suicide Data 2007: Majority Treated With Psych Drugs
Saturday, 24 July 2010
The majority of persons who committed suicide in Sweden in 2007 had received extensive treatment with psychiatric Drugs within a year of committing suicide.

An independent report by Janne Larsson, analyzes the 2007 suicide data documented by the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare (NBHW) and from the regional departments of the National Board of Forensic Medicine. The data, not readily available to the public, was obtained under Freedom of Information requests.

In 2007, there were 1,126 definite suicides in Sweden (325 women and 801 men).
Autopsy reports were made for 1,109 of the suicides--which is 98%.

The majority of persons who committed suicide in Sweden in 2007 had received extensive treatment with psychiatric Drugs within a year of committing suicide.

None of these suicide cases were reported to the registry for adverse Drug events.

The report has three main parts:

• It gives unique data about all suicides committed in 2007 and the psychiatric Drugs that the persons received within a year of the suicide.

• It compares these data with autopsy reports about psychiatric Drugs found in the blood (of 98 of all the persons who committed suicide in 2007.

• For persons who received healthcare service and committed suicide in 2007--a subgroup of 393 persons (a third of all suicides)-- the report provides extensive information about the psychiatric Drug treatment provided to them during the last year of their lives.

**The extensive information for this subgroup is facilitated by Swedish law which requires that regional healthcare offices must report, any suicide of a person treated at their facility, to the National Board of Health and Welfare accompanied by all of that patient's medical records within four weeks after last visit.

In 2007, there were 1,126 definite suicides in Sweden (325 women and 801 men).

Of the 1,126 suicides, 724 (64 had filled a prescription for psychiatric Drugs within a year of the suicide.
Of the 325 women 250 (77 had filled a prescription for psychiatric Drugs; for the 801 men the figure was 474 (59.
Of the 325 women 196 (60 had filled a prescription for antidepressants; for the 801 men the figure was 306 (38.

In 575 persons (52% of 1,109 for whom there were autopsy reports) traces of psychiatric Drugs were found.

86% of the 393 men and women in the subgroup--patients receiving healthcare--received extensive psychiatric Drug treatment in the year prior to committing suicide. On average, 338 persons (of 393) were prescribed 4 different Drugs in the year before the suicide.
In 304 of these cases (77 the persons were treated with antidepressants and/or neuroleptics (antipsychotic Drugs).

The conclusion is that a large percentage of persons who committed suicide in Sweden in 2007 had received extensive treatment with psychiatric Drugs within a year of committing suicide.

The findings--in particular for the 393 patients for whom detailed psychiatric Drug treatment records were analyzed--contradict the paradigm of treatment for depression which relies on psychotropic Drugs. The evidence confirms that the Drugs being prescribed pose the greater risk of suicide.

Surely, it cannot be argued that the findings are unique for Sweden! There is no evidence to suggest that Swedes react very differently to psychotropic Drugs than do Americans, Canadians, British, or Australians...

The fact that NONE of the documented 1,126 suicides were reported to the agency that maintains adverse Drug reaction data--even as the evidence shows that the majority of people who committed suicide filled prescriptions for psychiatric Drugs; and autopsy reports showed that 52% had traces of psychotropic Drugs in their blood--suggests, not only that the adverse Drug reaction database is unreliable, but that the truth about the Drugs is being deliberately concealed from the public.

See complete report: Psychiatric Drugs & suicide in Sweden 2007 : A report based on data from the National Board of Health and Welfare By Janne Larsson