Archive for Tremors

Saying No to Antidepressants: Reasons to Avoid Antidepressants — (A Mind of Your Own by Kelly Brogan, MD )
SSRI Ed note: Psychiatrist spells out the truth about antidepressants, they are dangerous, unhelpful, misrepresented and they can make you a patient for life.
Covington Lawyers Kill on Cross-Exams in Cymbalta Case — (American Lawyer)
SSRI Ed note: Lawyers triumph defending corrupt drug safety system
Your experiences of antidepressants — (The Guardian)
Saint Thomas Sued In Death Of Teen Who Took Prozac, Other Meds — (The Tennessean)
Problems with Cymbalta – Comments — (Rottstein Law Group)
Urgent Warnings Released on Antidepressants and Zyvox Antibiotic, Methylene Blue — (
Are Veterans Being Given Deadly Cocktails to Treat PTSD? — (Alternet)
SSRI Ed note: Veteran, drugged into stupor with Paxil, Klonapin and Seroquel develops serious health problems from his prescribed meds, then dies from their effects.
Fluoxetine (Prozac) nearly killed me! — (Patient Info)
SSRI Ed note: Person prescribed Prozac to deal with father's death cannot tolerate the medication, reports this to GP who ups dose.
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.
 Jagged little pills — (The Guardian)
SSRI Ed note: Woman discovers antidepressants do not make people happier, oftem make takers feel worse, have unpleasant side effects. After trying 5, thinks they are evil.
An artist’s pain: The death of a gifted artist and JU professor leaves his widow with lingering questions about the medical treatment of depression — (The Florida Times-Union)
SSRI Ed note: Talented artist switched from Zoloft to Effexor has problems with med, discontinues it, dies by suicide a week later.
No joy in this victory — (The News & Observer)
SSRI Ed note: Psychiatrist prescribes 7 antidepressants to man, he deteriorates, finally kills himself. Serotonin syndrome diagnosed posthumously.
The drugs don’t work — (The Guardian)
SSRI Ed note: Journalist, never warned, describes the hell of citalopram withdrawal, speculates that most people stay on drug because coming off is so hard and terrible.
40 Year Old Dies of Serotonin Syndrome — (Whitehaven News)
SSRI Ed note: Man, 40, mixes venlafaxine [Effexor] with phenelzine [Nardil], an MAOI antidepressant, and dies of seratonin syndrome.
Serial killer convicted of murder — (BBC News)
SSRI Ed note: Teen on neurolepyics long term, suffers physical problems, aggression, finally to delusions causing 4 murders. More drugs added, he dies by suicide at 25.
Angels on my shoulder — (The Scotsman)
SSRI Ed note: Talented singer loses "soulmate", takes Seroxat (Paxil/paroxetine) prescribed by GP, becomes shaky, suicidal, ill, stops the drug, recovers.
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.
A Doctor’s Toxic Shock — (New York Times)
SSRI Ed note: Doctor takes Wellbutrin, discovers it has terrible side effects, realizes what patients who cannot metabolize it must experience.
Lawyers gather information about anti-anxiety medication — (The Naperville Sun)
Prozac’s House of Horrors — (Idaho Observer)
People’s Pharmacy: Watch for side effects from antidepressants — (Houston Chronicle)
People’s Pharmacy: Bizarre Behavior & SSRIs — (The Dallas Morning News)
The Downsides of Prozac — (Harvard Magazine)
SSRI Ed note: Glenmullen explains the phenomenon of SSRIs giving a temporary mood boost to some, the effects wearing off, and the taker being left more depressed.
My 18-Year Old’s Bizarre Behavior on Prozac — (Survivor Stories)
Can Prozac Change Your Personality? — (Sarasota Herald-Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: Woman given Zoloft Paxil, Xanax, becomes anxious, shaky, unable to sleep, believes drugs are helping her but sister finds it hard to be around her.
Suzanne Robbins — (1991 FDA Hearings)
SSRI Ed note: Woman "feeling a little blue" is put on Prozac, has panic attacks, hives, shakes, feels like she is dying, and withdrawal is worse. Begs FDA to outlaw drug.