Archive for Effexor (venlafaxine)

Failing kidneys. Memory trouble. Big weight gain. The REAL legacy of a lifetime on depression pills…— (The Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Author sadly credits SSRIs for being productive despite her mom's negative mood influence, even while acknowledging their permanently damaging effects.
Brit mum, 41, charged with murder after her son, 8, is found ‘suffocated with a pillow’ in Australia — (The Sun)
SSRI Ed note: Mom who "requires a daily dose of the antidepressant drug Effexor" suffocates her wonderful 8-yr-old son Brodie Moran, leaving his father heartbroken.
Urgent review launched into prescription pills after figures show one in 11 people take drugs they can become addicted to — (The Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Woman given Effexor , does not work, GP adds Remeron, she sleeps all the time, tried to quits, has terrible withdrawal. Gov't is lobbied to stop the trend.
St. Charles man who killed twin daughters, self, sought treatment, guns — (The Daily Herald)
SSRI Ed note: Man stops his antidepressants, later starts again, buys gun. Effexor added, dose increased, one month later kills twin daughters & himself.
What happened to Lionel Desmond? An Afghanistan veteran whose war wouldn’t end — (The Globe and Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Afghanistan vet, given Effexor, Risperdal, Zopiclone, Prazosin for PTSD, gets worse, shoots and kills his mother, wife, daughter and himself. PTSD blamed.
How Did George Michael Die? Cause Of Death For Ex-Wham! Singer Is Unknown As He Dies ‘Peacefully’ At Home — (Follow News)
SSRI Ed note: Singer takes zolpidem and Effexor, drives badly impaired, is convicted twice (2007 & 2010). At 53, dies in sleep at home, cause not yet known.
Former doctor testifies in Lypps trial: Alleged murder victim was ‘out of control’ — (The San Luis Obispo Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: Depressed woman taking Effexor, possible withdrawal from Wellbutrin, Abilify, Klonopin, dies in bathtub. Husband charged with murder, acquitted.
Florida Court Rules Physician May Be Liable in Suicide — (Medscape)
SSRI Ed note: G.P. prescribes Effexor, woman does not feel right on it, advises GP, he changes to Lexapro without seeing her, she dies by suicide. Husband sues.
Deroxat, Prozac, Effexor, Zoloft : votre antidépresseur peut-il vous rendre alcoolique? Can your antidepressant turn you into an alcoholic? — (Le Lanceur)
SSRI Ed note: Les professeurs en France reconnaissent l'exposition de David Healy d'effets secondaires graves des ISRS.
Study finds certain antidepressants may double suicide risk in children, adolescents — (FirstWordPharma)
SSRI Ed note: Cochrane meta analysis finds that SSRIs double risk of suicide, aggression for young people.
Antidepressants can raise the risk of suicide, biggest ever review finds / BMJ Article — (The Telegraph)
SSRI Ed note: Landmark study: Pharma companies continue to lie and manipulate/misrepresent data to hide the true suicide rates of people on SSRIs.
SSRI Ed note: Man writes nasty, cynical, tongue-in-cheek warning about why men should never date women on antidepressants. Big grain of truth.
How depression pills turned me into a zombie: This high-flying film-maker ended up needing 24-hour care after being prescribed medication she didn’t need — (The Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Film-maker given Lexapro suffers akathisia. This is treated with Zoloft, Prozac and risperidone, she becomes a zombie until she quits the drugs.
Her brain tormented her, and doctors could not understand why — (The Washington Post)
SSRI Ed note: Woman given Klonopin, Ambien, Ativan, Xanax, nortiptyline, lithium, Zoloft, trazodone, Wellbutrin, Effexor, Prozac, Serzone, Paxil and Parnate finally dies.
Misty Upham: the tragic death and unscripted life of Hollywood’s rising star — (The Guardian)
SSRI Ed note: Native American actress dies tragically
8 Women Share What Happened When Antidepressants Killed Their Sex Drive — (The Huffington Post)
SSRI Ed note: Physician urges women to stay on SSRIs despite killing their sex drive. Invokes myth that takers are happier, ignores the many serious SSRI negative effects.
Military will publish response to suicide probe — (Toronto Star)
SSRI Ed note: Soldier on Venlafaxine/Effexor, gabapentin, Quetiapine, Zopiclone + olanzapine changes, dies by suicide. Cdn Military conducts probe, misses obvious cause.
Pregnant woman was killed by train after doctor ‘failed to warn her an anxiety drug could cause suicidal feelings’ — (Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: GP prescribes Effexor to pregnant woman, had the med before, unable to cope, fails to warn. Says she is thinking of jumping in front of train, then does.
Antidepressant gets blame for bank robbery — (Winnipeg Sun)
Antidepressants – Risks. With 20 reasons to be concerned — (MythsandRisksInfo.com)
Man found with ‘killing kit’ after murdering ex-partner in jealous rage jailed for 22 years — (The Mirror)
SSRI Ed note: Man on Remeron and possibly Effexor collects a killing kit and murders his wife, who is planning to leave him. Gets prison for min 22 yrs.
People v. Ramos — (COURT OF APPEAL OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA)
SSRI Ed note: Man, jealous and sad over breakup, takes Effexor and stays sad but also becomes irrational, erratic, violent and suicidal. Mental illness is blamed.
Nick Cutter’s Death Exposes Neglect Scandal at Miami VA Hospital — (Miami New Times)
Clowne: Ex-army man ‘took his own life’ with antidepressant overdose — (Worksop Guardian)
Research confirms antidepressant-autism link — (WND)
Delana v. Odessa Gun & Pawn — (CIRCUIT COURT OF LAFAYETTE, MISSOURI)
Family's tribute to 'great man' who died after taking a cocktail of drugs — (GetReading)
Effexor recall: Antidepressant Effexor recalled over latent fatal contaminations — (Examiner.com)
Utah murder appeal defense gets OK for antidepressant investigation — (Standard-Examiner)
SSRI Ed note: Man taking Effexor for "bipolar disorder" murders his wife, is tried and convicted, wins appeal for consideration of role of medication.
Anti-depressants taken by thousands of Brits 'do NOT work', major new study reveals — (Mail Online)
Family anguish after Long Eaton man's drug overdose death — (Nottingham Post)
Ned Vizzini Commits Suicide, Another Victim of Depression — (Liberty Voice)
SSRI Ed note: Acclaimed author prescribed Wellbutrin, Zoloft, and Effexor, commits suicide.
Your experiences of antidepressants — (The Guardian)
Prisoner on suicide watch took overdose of medicine — (Bicester Advertiser)
Compulsive behaviors as a side effect of antitremor drug — (The Seattle Times)
The Black Box Warning: Antidepressant Medication, Monitoring, HIPAA Confidentiality, and Suicide: A LETTER TO CONGRESS — (Mental Health Law and Policy Journal)
Anti-depressants Can Cause Sudden Death — (Health Impact News Daily)
Goodview, Minn., father pleads guilty in son's drug-related death — (Star Tribune)
Antidepressants in Bipolar Disorder: No Benefit, Possible Harm — (Medscape Medical News)
Unsaid Issue Behind Veteran’s Rising Suicide Rate Is Shame Based Guilt — (Veterans Today)
Death of woman found in Fareham river was an accident — (The Portsmouth News)
Suicide Lawyer Skip Simpson Comments on Link Between Antidepressants and Youth Suicide — (PRWEB)
Left Hanging: Suicide in Bridgend — (davidhealy.org)
SSRI Ed note: David Healy makes the case that the higher-than-expected rate of hanging suicides in Bridgend are due to antidepressant-induced suicide.
Drowned in a Stream of Prescriptions — (New York Times)
Tetney woman was found with 30 tablets in her stomach, inquest hears — (Louth Leader)
Adult antidepressants suspected in suicides of Canadian kids — (Toronto Star)
When happy meds lead to depressing debt — (CreditCards.com)
SSRI Ed note: Psychiatrist notices that people on antidepressants for injuries spend money they do not have to gamble. Cases of A/D problem spending cited.
Promising student died after prescription pills overdose — (Watford Observer)
NTSB issues report on Clarkson Valley helicopter crash — (Newsmagazine Network)
People who take antidepressants are ‘50% more likely to be convicted of assault’ — (The Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Study finds that young people taking SSRIs are twice as likely to commit violent crimes, and more likely to abuse alcohol.