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#1 LindaVandy

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 09:50 AM

 

 

..... 11 percent of all Americans aged 12 and older are currently taking SSRI antidepressants – those highly controversial, mood-altering psychiatric drugs with the FDA’s “suicidality” warning label and alarming correlation with school shooters.
 
 
Women are especially prone to depression, with a stunning 23 percent of all American women in their 40s and 50s – almost one in four – now taking antidepressants, according to a major study by the CDC;.......
 
This article gets a little whacky in places, but the message is we are being drugged by the thousands, without recognition of the long term repercussions. 
 
What happens when we all stop taking our meds?  

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 11:23 AM

There will be the single largest reduction with resulting shortage of doctors that the continent has ever experienced.


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Posted 27 April 2013 - 11:42 AM

LOL,  :P


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Posted 27 April 2013 - 12:31 PM

and we would all be operating heavy machinery (aka automobiles)


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Posted 27 April 2013 - 12:46 PM

I believe one of the worst side effects of Cymbalta and the ensuing withdrawal is how it robs you of your ability to trust your intuition, your body, your perceptions and at times your intelligence. Will the trust return?


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Posted 27 April 2013 - 04:00 PM

That is so true.

For those who have had the worst of the side effects, it is like being stuck in a body and mind that is foreign. The lack of ability to concentrate challenges ones feeling of self-worth and can make a person question their intelligence.

This happens both on and off the drug.

And who do we turn to when we are at our weakest. We turn to our doctor.

Some are lucky and have a doctor who responds with care and concern and will go the extra mile to find out what is going on to help but many doctors are not like that. Instead they add to the confusion by responding arrogantly, questioning our symptoms and sayiing that this drug could not do what is happening.

 

In February of 2012 I saw a RA specialist who was totally disgusted with the variety and strength of the medications I was on. He told me that over half were only treating symptoms caused by some of the other medications that I was on that I should not have been given. He helped me taper off all but 3 of the 12 meds I was on.

 

I went to see my gp yesterday. I received 2 new prescriptions to add to my existing 3 so I got the printouts for both from my pharmacist although I did not get both of them.

An addition has been made to the Warning section of the Patient Handout. It says:

"Remember that you doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects."

 

Sadly I no longer believe that my gp is capable of judging if the benefit of a drug is greater than the risks of taking it is to me.


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Posted 04 August 2013 - 03:56 PM

If there were an interruption to the supply of medications to the markets in the USA and europe, I personally beleive that there would be millions of people in very serious trouble.  It's not so bad, in my opinion, for older folks who have been off medication for most of their life, because they will return to a state that they are familiar with for several decades.   The young kids, aged 5-20 who are on medication are a different set of cases, with developing brains being affected by substances with relatively unknown but systemic effects. 

 

I beleive that there would probably be a combination of suicides and various other awful and detestable consequences.  If this was the old-days, then I would have challenging the folks at Eli Lilly to a good old-fashion duel about 3 weeks ago.  I'm about 8.5 weeks off of this poison, and my reality is still pretty seriously messed up.  I feel exactly as the above poster said:  not really part of my body, and almost unable to trust my own thoughts and intuitions.    I really hope each day that I wake up that my withdrawls get better, but so far things have gotten better so incredibly gradually, that I can only compare month to month, or maybe week to week. 


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Posted 24 August 2013 - 10:10 AM

Been off drug 55 days now. Feeling good this morning but yesterday and night before were terrible. I could not sleep and slept all day yesterday. Need to make decisions and could not focus but today I feel like I can conquer the world. Go figure.





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