Archive for Dizziness

Depressed Greenpeace boss died after stepping into the path of a tube in front of his horrified father as they both returned from visiting his dementia-stricken mother — (The Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Environmental activist, history of depression, failed marriages, suicide attempts, "responding well to medication" (!?!) steps in front of train, dies.
Prescription pills are Britain’s third biggest killer: Side-effects of drugs taken for insomnia and anxiety kill thousands. Why do doctors hand them out like Smarties? — (Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Psychiatric drugs, including antidepressants (1 in 11 adults in the OECD take these) are the third leading cause of death after heart disease and cancer.
Reader's Letter — (SSRI Stories)
Is mixing alcohol and anti-depressants harmful? — (Daily Mail)
Your experiences of antidepressants — (The Guardian)
Compulsive behaviors as a side effect of antitremor drug — (The Seattle Times)
Antidepressant Use – Increased Risk of Type II Diabetes — (Disabled World)
Don’t pop that Prozac: The rise of anti-depressant abuse in India — (First Post)
My Horrible Experiences With Zoloft And One Other Medication — (
Doctor who treated inmate who died couldn't remember her — (The New Paper)
Eli Lilly and Company named in class action over deceptive and unlawful marketing of Cymbalta — (Got a Class Action?)
Driver to stand trial over nurse fatality — (Canberra Times)
Problems with Cymbalta – Comments — (Rottstein Law Group)
Out of my mind. Driven to drink — (
A mother’s call on World Suicide Prevention Day — (Philippine Daily Inquirer)
SSRI Ed note: Happy, gregarious young woman is sad, takes antidepressants, notes there is "something about them", her "perception of reality" changes, she dies by suicide.
Spray relieves runny nose from food — (The Vindicator)
Misdiagnosis of Serotonin Syndrome as Fibromyalgia — (Tribe)
SSRI Ed note: Doctor misses seratonin syndrome, physical therapist sees that symptoms are not consistent with fibromyalgia. Patient suffers needlessly.
Older motorists under influence of drugs — (The Age)
SSRI Ed note: Australia discovers that older people on psych meds are a road hazard due to drowsiness, blackouts, seizures, confusion.
Dr. Drug Rep — (The New York Times Magazine)
SSRI Ed note: Doctor relates his experience of being recruited to lie to other professionals about the benefits of Effexor, and how he came to realize what was happening.
Withdrawals from antidepressant extreme — (The Clarion-Ledger)
SSRI Ed note: Newspaper reader writes to People's Pharmacy outraged that she was not warned at how awful withdrawal from an SSRI can be,
I’M TRAPPED: EXCLUSIVE Mum sues over drug which left her too scared to go out — (
SSRI Ed note: Woman take Seroxat (Paxil), becomes a prisoner in her home, sues GSK, Spokeman for Co. tells the "Paxil has helped millions lead fuller lives" fairy tale.
Self-Nonmedication — (The New York Times Magazine)
SSRI Ed note: Writer has terrible nightmares on Prozac, agonizing withdrawal from Effexor.
‘I don’t want anyone to end up like me’ — (The Boston Globe)
SSRI Ed note: Former Patriots' linebacker with CTE takes Wellbutrin, Prozac, depression worsens, he becomes confused, unreliable, has memory lapses, loses relationship.
ConsumerWatch: Suit Alleges Paxil Addiction — (KETV 7 Omaha)
SSRI Ed note: Woman takes Paxil for stress, side effects get worse when she tried to get off it. Dr. James Margolis says problem isn't the drug, it's another disorder.
Shamed Glaxo’s u-turn on ‘suicide’ drug — (Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: The admission was too little, too late in 2004, and GSK never backed it up with proper warnings to consumers.
Pilot Took Amphetamines before Fatal Helicopter Crash, Report Says — (Milwaukee Journal Sentinal)
SSRI Ed note: Pilot lies about drug use on his license application, not entitled to carry passengers, flies on high levels of Prozac and amphetamine, crashes, 3 die.
The Science of Deceit — (Pure Water Gazette)
SSRI Ed note: Endurance athlete, 41, prescribed Paxil for anxiety, suffers serious negative side effects.
Pamela Wild — (2004 FDA Hearings)
World health watchdog warns of addiction risk for Prozac users — (The Independent)
SSRI Ed note: Head of WHO drug unit says SSRIs overused. Woman given Prozac after fiance died says itprevented dealing with grief, caused serious withdrawal problems.
People’s Pharmacy: Bizarre Behavior & SSRIs — (The Dallas Morning News)
MEDICINES FOR THE MIND — (The Washington Times)
Family Left In The Dark On Suicide Of Teenager — (The New Jersey Record)
SSRI Ed note: Teen given Paxil, then Zoloft becomes argumentative, suicidal, dies by suicide by hanging himself, in hospital.
Police: Mother Set Child On Fire – Penni Davis Lit A Cinderella Blanket On Fire While She And Her 6-Year-Old Daughter —Were Sitting On It, The Child Told Sheriff’s Deputies — (The Syracuse Post-Standard)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on multiple antidepressants decides to kills herself and her your daughter to escape an unknown threat. Luckily she fails.