Archive for Pain

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.
Horrible suffering became too much for Adam Maier-Clayton — (The Windsor Star)
SSRI Ed note: Where do the lies about mental illness, and the damage done "treating" it, lead? To belief there is no recovery. To loss of hope & death of many bright lights.
A Mother’s Very, Very Worst Nightmare — (Mad In America)
SSRI Ed note: Another victim of a zolpidem (Ambien) - SSRI combo. Mom gets it with Zoloft and Wellbutrin, becomes delirious, murders daughter, attempts suicide, no memory.
Antidepressants Blamed for Stevens Johnson Syndrome — (Lawyers and Settlements)
SSRI Ed note: Young woman suffers painful, disfiguring skin condition that almost kills her, caused by taking antidepressants.
Junior doctor committed suicide fearing his health would stop him from ‘being the best’ — (Metro U.K.)
SSRI Ed note: Young doctor is treated for depression after losing a relationship and failing an exam, a few years later when all is well he kills himself by overdose.
Testimony focuses on drug use in Buendia attempted murder trial — (Bay News 9)
SSRI Ed note: Man on 13 drugs charged with attempted murder
Inseparable brothers who were ‘deeply troubled’ die in suicide pact after youngest had suffered years of pain — (The Mirror)
SSRI Ed note: Young man has chronic jaw pain since age of 13, at 26 he and brother, 38, take antidepressants and die in suicide pact. Pain of younger blamed.
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.
Grandad hanged himself at his Gillow Heath home — (Stoke Sentinel)
Reader's Letter — (SSRI Stories)
Mother died ‘in the most horrible way’ — (New Zealand Herald)
SSRI Ed note: Suicidal, depressed woman, long-time user of A/D but no recent prescription, is burned to death. Loving partner blamed; officials can't believe suicide by fire.
Norfolk woman hit by train struggled to cope with anti-depressant drugs — (EDP24)
SSRI Ed note: Woman takes Prozac, almost dies by suicide, a week later goes through with it.
Dead woman was on cocktail of drugs – coroner — (Stuff.co.nz)
Your experiences of antidepressants — (The Guardian)
Why painkillers and anti-depressants are killing MORE Britons than heroin and cocaine — (The Mirror)
Mum suffering with hip pain took own life — (The Stoke Sentinal)
Woman killed herself after years of pain — (The Portsmouth News)
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)
GCSEs: Pressure of exams leaves teens suffering from mental illness — (The Telegraph)
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.
Child’s death a tragic destiny—(Cjonline.com)
Sean Levert, denied medication, hallucinated for hours before he died in jail — (The Cleveland Plain Dealer)
SSRI Ed note: Singer addicted to Xanax has pills removed in jail, officials watch as he hallucinates, suffers horribly and dies of withdrawal. Wife files lawsuit.
A spoonful of medicine — (Globe and Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Boy sad about grandfather's death given Zoloft, he hates the effects, his behavior changes dramatically, he dies by suicide within a couple of months.
Grandmother died after ‘taking unprescribed medication’ — (Lancashire Telegraph)
SSRI Ed note: Woman taking antidepressants and sleeping tablets takes too many meds, dies.
Client admits to drugging workers — (The Barre Montpelier Times Argus)
SSRI Ed note: Man puts his fluoxetine in coffee of 2 coworkers for 4 days, one believes he is having a heart attack. Man charged with assault.
Her Spirit Unbroken — (Ohio Beacon Journal)
SSRI Ed note: Lawyer, good citizen takes antidepressant, 8 days later sprays his wife's face with acid, permanently disfiguring her. He loses wife, license, gets 12 years.
A tormented soul — (ESPN.com)
SSRI Ed note: Former NFL football player suffers serious loss of quality of life from effects of polypharmacy, including antidepressants. Dies at 50.
Wife of Orlando suicide victim suing Pfizer — (Orlando Sentinal)
SSRI Ed note: Golf pro on Zoloft behaves strangely, quits it, is hospitalized for negative side effects. Hospital puts him back on Zoloft, he dies by suicide. Lawsuit.
Girl in drug tragedy riddle — (Manchster Evening News)
SSRI Ed note: Student, 20, already recovering from disappointment over course, is prescribed Effexor, she has a terrible reaction to it and dies.
In America: The drugs all around us — (Metro West Daily News)
SSRI Ed note: Boy is put on Paxil, becomes violent, fortunately he is taken off the drug before a disaster occurs.
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.
FERGUSON & ANOR v MAUR — (SUPREME COURT OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA)
SSRI Ed note: Paranoid man on Zoloft sues two entities, claims vast sums for overstated injuries. He behaves bizarrely throughout the trial.
Cops had prior problems with former deputy charged in murder-for-hire plot — (King County Journal)
SSRI Ed note: Man on Prozac tries to hire hit man to kill his family
DEPRESSED WOMAN STARTED HOUSE FIRE IN WHICH SHE DIED — (Cumberland and Westmorland Herald)
SSRI Ed note: Woman is severely depressed after stopping antidepressants, sets her home on fire and dies.
Accused Killer Admitted Making Up Story — (The Spokesman Review)
SSRI Ed note: Child prescribed Paxil may have died from overdose.
Mother’s fears, welfare’s limits collide — (St. Petersburg Times)
Fluoride – Damning New Evidence — (Health Net)
SSRI Ed note: Fluoxetine causes: kidney damage, behaviour problems, cancer, nausea, pain, collagen fibre and bone tissue deterioration, enzymes and DNA repair mechanisms.
NEW CASE MAY COST KEVORKIAN; PROSECUTOR SEES LOSS OF SYMPATHY — (Boston Globe)
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.
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.