Archive for Seizures

Successful businesswoman, 37, killed herself with accidental overdose of anti-anxiety pills — (The World News)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on antidepressants, anti-anxiety meds has suicidal thoughts, gets in arguments by text in middle of night, takes fatal overdose.
Family and friends pay tribute to “cheeky” Chard dad, Derek Cummins, after accidental overdose death — (Chard and Ilminster News)
SSRI Ed note: Man has more than 30 times safe level of Celexa in his system, coroner decides there is no evidence he intended to kill himself.
Antidepressants – Risks. With 20 reasons to be concerned — (
The Chemical Imbalance Theory: Why It’s Wrong And Why You Need To Get Off Antidepressants — (The People's Chemist)
Watford woman died after taking painkillers and antidepressants in ‘tragic accident’ — (Watford Observer)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on painkillers, amitriptyline and citalopram dies of drug overdose.
Former heroin user died of a drugs overdose, inquest hears — (South Bucks Slough Express)
Diabetic mum ‘struggled to feel happy’ before death — (Berkhamsted and Tring Gazette)
Open verdict on 21-year-old DJ’s death — (North Devon Gazette)
Police officer: ‘Ma’am, I found your husband’ — (The Billings Gazette)
SSRI Ed note: Man who recently "took himself off" Zoloft suffers severe mood swings, becomes negative, irrational, argumentative. Kills himself, wife agonizes over why.
Adult antidepressants suspected in suicides of Canadian kids — (Toronto Star)
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?)
Problems with Cymbalta – Comments — (Rottstein Law Group)
Teen accused of killing mom was ‘deeply troubled’ and on epilepsy meds: sources — (New York Post)
SSRI Ed note: Volatile teen on epilepsy meds, steroids, and antidepressants loses control and beats his mom to death. Seizure is blamed.
Why are more women depressed? Is this a real epidemic – or the result of cynical marketing by drug giants? — (Daily Mail)
Tragedy of taunted mum — (The Doncaster Star)
Randomized drug studies don't tell full story — (BMJ)
Prozac 'increases risk of death in over-65s': Regular users have greater chance of developing serious health problems — (Daily Mail)
Antidepressant Risk for Seniors Varies by Class — (MedPage)
Famous Drummer Presecribed a Dangerous Combo of Antidepresants that Led to a Grand Mal Seizure
SSRI Ed note: Drummer in new wave band Stick People takes antidepressants, suffers grand mal seizure.
Damages awarded to family of seizure death man — (BBC News)
Lucas County responds to suit, Sheriff’s office denies causing ’04 death of inmate — (The Toledo Blade)
SSRI Ed note: County accused of causing prisoner death counters that it was due to seizures resulting from antidepressant use, and therefore natural. In prison for homicide.
Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology — (Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology)
SSRI Ed note: Child given Ritalin, clonidine and Prozac experiences horrible side effects over 10 months, "expires", cytochrome P450 CYP2D (gene) defect discovered.
Missing Mt. Lebanon man’s body found; suicide ruled — (Trib Live)
SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants - which obviously were not helping - dies by suicide.
VFW Demands Accountability Over Chantix Issue — (BlackHillsPatriot)
SSRI Ed note: Senior Vietnam combat veteran objects to VA prescribing Chantix to veterans without warning them of potentially lethal side effects.
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.
Last defendant receives 20-year sentence — (Mobile Press-Register)
SSRI Ed note: Teen, 19, on Prozac is diagnosed bipolar, gets her new boyfriend to kills her childhood friend.
Beyond the scars — (The Beacon News)
Evolving epidemiology of drug-induced seizures reported to a Poison Control Center System — (Journal of Medical Toxicology)
SSRI Ed note: California poison control study indicates that Wellbutrin, benedryl and Effexor are among leading seizure causing drugs.
Venlafaxine implicated in many unexpected deaths in British Columbia — (CMAJ)
SSRI Ed note: Chief Analyst for the B.C. Provincial Toxicology Centre implicates venlafaxine (Effexor) in well over 100 deaths not officially attributed to the drug.
Mixing alcohol and pills is dangerous — (Newsday)
SSRI Ed note: THe Graedons warn that mixing bupropion and escitalopram with booze could be fatal.
Local D.J.’s death accident, not homicide — (KGET News)
SSRI Ed note: Disc jockey taking Wellbutrin has seizure, slumps into a position where she cannot breathe, dies.
Bedford Police Department Activity Log Entry — (Times-Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Woman overdoses on Zoloft, suffers seizures
Angel in the French classroom — (The Star-Ledger)
SSRI Ed note: Teacher taking Wellbutrin to stop smoking almost dies from a seizure caused by the medication, but is saved by a student who knows CPR.
Man who killed his step-dad gets life — (The Telegraph & Argus)
ANDY’S LAST SECRET — (The Cleveland Plain Dealer)
SSRI Ed note: Psychiatrist mom gives son, 19, Effexor, ups dose, he tries heroin, dies. State will not prosecute because of SNRI, mom believes heroin the problem.
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.
The Science of Deceit — (Pure Water Gazette)
SSRI Ed note: Endurance athlete, 41, prescribed Paxil for anxiety, suffers serious negative side effects.
Justin Cheslek — (2004 FDA Hearings)
Autopsy suggests prison not at fault — (St. Petersburg Times)
SSRI Ed note: Man, 21, taking only Paxil, self-harms, attempts suicide, has psychotic episode, has seizure in shower and chokes to death.
Prozac Victim’s Parents Settle With Doctor. Martins Creek Couple Will Collect $187,500 In Case Where Their Son Died — (The Morning Call)
SSRI Ed note: Nine-year-old dies from drug toxicity while doctor who prescribed high/increasing dosage failed to notice symptoms.
Wife Takes Stand In Hill Case – Jacqueline Hill Testifies To Jurors About Life Prior To Her Husband’s Killing Of Three Dss Caseworkers — (The Augusta Chronicle)
SSRI Ed note: Man in antidepressant withdrawal shoots and kills 3 social service workers and himself. He lives, is sentenced to death and executed.
THE STORY BEHIND PROZAC (27 deaths during clinical trials ignored, denied and lied about) — (Whittle & Wieland)
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.
Prozac draws adverse reports — (The Denver Post)
SSRI Ed note: In Colorado between Sept. 1, 1990, and Aug. 31, 1991 more adverse effects reported for Prozac than any other drug.
More Prozac Suits Claim Suicide Tries — (Fort Wayne Sentinel)
SSRI Ed note: Days after presentation to FDA of clear evidence that Prozac causes suicidality in some people, FDA claims no evidence, dooming lstill growing lawsuits.
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.