Archive for Headaches

Woman hanged herself at home while struggling to cope with the menopause — (The Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Woman in menopause given mirtazapine, depression worsens, she becomes anxious, suicidal, erratic, has physical side effects, dies by suicide. Menopause blamed.
‘I was sobbing uncontrollably’: Patients say antidepressants difficult to quit — (CBC Radio)
SSRI Ed note: Two women describe the hellish experience of withdrawal after tapering off antidepressants, including the many terrible side effects.
One Missouri family. Four generations of disability benefits. Will it continue? — (The Denver Post)
SSRI Ed note: % of US populatn has psychiatric diagnoses, paid to take drugs, live life of disability. Incentives to maximize # disabled in family. Human & economic tragedy.
Woman, 24, hit by Seven Kings train suffered distress over health before death — (Ilford Recorder)
A Year Later, Trying to Comprehend a Young Hockey Player’s Suicide — (New York Times)
Warning – Your Anti-Depressant May Induce Psychosis — (Turning Point Psychotherapy)
Woman: Antidepressants led to suicides of relatives — (Irish Examiner)
My Personal Big Mistake And Anti-Depressant Withdrawal — (
Eli Lilly and Company named in class action over deceptive and unlawful marketing of Cymbalta — (Got a Class Action?)
Problems with Cymbalta – Comments — (Rottstein Law Group)
Antidepressant Interactions Can Be Deadly — (The People’s Pharmacy)
SSRI Ed note: Physician, unaware of risk, prescribes Imitrex to healthy man already taking Xanax, Neurontin, and Zoloft. Patient dies of seratonin syndrome.
GCSEs: Pressure of exams leaves teens suffering from mental illness — (The Telegraph)
Spray relieves runny nose from food — (The Vindicator)
Trauma of War — (Albuquerque Journal)
SSRI Ed note: Veteran's Affairs kills another talented young soldier with polypharmacy: antidepressants, pain killers, tranquilizers, muscle relaxers.
Over the Meds and Under the Hood — (Truethout)
SSRI Ed note: Psychiatrist who is part of a system that grossy over-prescribes psychoactive drugs goes on a rampage himself, killing 13. Later he is sentenced to death.
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.
For One Family, Decision to Reject Treatment Ends With Tragic Death — (ABC News)
SSRI Ed note: Aggressive young boy given depakote, becomes suicidal. Graduates to booze, illegal drugs, murders his mom. Dad blames lack of lack of drug treatment.
Jailhouse interview: Murder suspect Cameron Terhune says nothing he did measured up—(The Modesto Bee)
SSRI Ed note: Man on and off psych meds including Xanax, Klonopin, Wellbutrin, Celexa murders parents, is charged, jailed.
Judge: Ambulance authority violated Open Meetings law — (The Muskegon Chronicle)
SSRI Ed note: Man with 38 years in stressful job diagnosed with PTSD, depression, exhibits erratic, "dangerous" behaviour, is fired.
Uncle accused of poisoning kids — (WINK News)
SSRI Ed note: Guardian of 2 kids, on many meds including antidepressants, gives them ADs without their knowledge. Accused of poisoning.
Lancs women sue over ‘sunshine’ pill — (The Lancashire Evening Post)
SSRI Ed note: Group of women sue GSK over horrific side effects and withdrawal problems from taking Paxil / Seroxat.
Farmer said he was ‘past his sell-by’ date — (Hereford Times)
SSRI Ed note: Elderly man taking antiderpressants kills himself with shotgun.
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.
Man has ‘rude awakening’ about mental health care — (Northern Life)
SSRI Ed note: Man prescribed Effexor, Lorazepam and Amitripyline has an extreme negative reaction, learns that the system does not blame the meds and it not nice to victims.
Man guilty of trying to kill five — (BBC News)
SSRI Ed note: Immigrant child treated badly in English schools, becomes troubled loner. NHS believes he must be permanently heavily drugged. He quits meds, commits murder.
Statement of Stefanie E. Pelkey — (House Committee on Veteran’s Affairs)
SSRI Ed note: Widow of Iraq vet testifies how PTSD caused husband's suicide, his loss of sexual function, depression, confusion etc (all well-known antidepressant effects).
A tormented soul — (
SSRI Ed note: Former NFL football player suffers serious loss of quality of life from effects of polypharmacy, including antidepressants. Dies at 50.
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.
Families look for answers after suicide of loved one — (
SSRI Ed note: Man, 21, has bad reaction to antidepressants, commits suicide.
Report says pilot in crash was on several medications — (The Boston Globe)
SSRI Ed note: Pilot on imipramine and desipramine and other meds crashed plane killing himself and 5 others.
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.
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)
My 18-Year Old’s Bizarre Behavior on Prozac — (Survivor Stories)
Be on the alert for antidepressants with unhappy side effects — (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)
Closing arguments set for today in Sirois trial — (Worcester Telegram & Gazette)
A LIVING TESTAMENT — (The Miami Herald)
SSRI Ed note: Popular, successful psychotherapist takes Xanax, Prozac, Trazodone, other meds, is stressed, dies of heart failure, officially no explanation.
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.
Zoloft Triggers Suicidal Thoughts — (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
SSRI Ed note: Person writes to health advice columnists that after starting Prozac she bacame fearful and paranoid.
Deputy Sheriff Kills Wife and Self — (Parker Waichman LLP)
SSRI Ed note: Family man with no history of violence shoots and kills his wife and himself in front of their 17-yr-old daughter. Five children orphaned.
Pallie Carries — (1991 FDA Hearings)
SSRI Ed note: Woman put on Prozac for weight loss becomes uncaring, selfish zombie, has terrible nightmares, develops physical ailments and gains weight.
Debra Douglas — (1991 FDA Hearings)
SSRI Ed note: Woman takes Prozac, feels better at first, but then the positive effect wear off and negative side effects appear. She impulsively attempts suicide, fails.
Robin Schott — (1991 FDA Hearings)
SSRI Ed note: Bulemic woman put on Prozac, suffers terrible side effects including suicidality, permanent blurred vision, withdrawal. Attempts suicide twice.
Shirley Surber — (1991FDA Hearings)
SSRI Ed note: Woman has bad side effects from Prozac starting day 2 - panic attacks, blurred vision, headaches, irritability. Explains suicidal feelings to FDA in detail.
Cathy Eckstein — (1991 FDA Hearings)
SSRI Ed note: Woman prescribed Prozac when son dies by suicide in Ritalin withdrawal, she is suicidal, hostile, but withdrawal effects so bad she cannot get off the drug.