Archive for Zaps – sensation of electric shocks, prickles

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.
Urgent review launched into prescription pills after figures show one in 11 people take drugs they can become addicted to — (The Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Woman given Effexor , does not work, GP adds Remeron, she sleeps all the time, tried to quits, has terrible withdrawal. Gov't is lobbied to stop the trend.
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)
Compulsive behaviors as a side effect of antitremor drug — (The Seattle Times)
Scientist weeps at inquest into 'Prozac death' — (The Independent)
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)
The Real Fresh Meat: I Hallucinated For Three Weeks — (Sabotage Times)
Lawsuit blames scientist’s suicide on psychiatrist — (TradingMarkets)
SSRI Ed note: Psychiatrist prescribes 3 SSRIs, 2 Z-drugs, 2 "antipsychotics"+ a dementia drug to physicist, he dies of drug toxicity . Hardly surprising. Wife files lawsuit.
Spitz: Pill leaves a bitter aftertaste — (The Midford Daily News)
SSRI Ed note: Woman takes Paxil for anxiety attacks, loses ability to feel anything, tries to get off drug and realizes she is addicted, wishes she had never taken it.
A Pro-Prozac Nation? — (Jewish Exponent)
SSRI Ed note: Man reduces Prozac dosage, sweats, cannot sleep, gets additional meds to stabilize and has to return to original Prozac dose to avoid debilitating withdrawal.
Pam’s Story: Indictment shakes resolve (Part 4) — (East Valley Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: Suicidal mother, son on antidepressants diagnosed "bipolar", rescued from failed suicide pact. Boy, 12, stops meds after 8 yrs, no longer suicidal.
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.
Self-Nonmedication — (The New York Times Magazine)
SSRI Ed note: Writer has terrible nightmares on Prozac, agonizing withdrawal from Effexor.
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.
Extroverted Like Me: How a month and a half on Paxil taught me to love being shy — (Slate)
SSRI Ed note: Man takes Paxil for shyness, no longer gets work done, loses sexual function, starts to drink too much, has other negative side effects, quits the medication.
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.
Trouble in Prozac Nation — (Fortune)
SSRI Ed note: Happy, talented 37-yr-old given Zoloft for insomnia, dies by suicide, Wife Kim becomes activist.
A Very Real Risk: Grieving Mother Fights to Get Word Out: Antidepressants Can Be Prescription for Danger — (The Winchester Star)
SSRI Ed note: Man, 18 prescribed Lexapro, jumps to his death a week later.
The Science of Deceit — (Pure Water Gazette)
SSRI Ed note: Endurance athlete, 41, prescribed Paxil for anxiety, suffers serious negative side effects.
Touching the void — (The Guardian)
SSRI Ed note: Novelist tells of her nightmare experiences on and withdrawing from Seroxat (Paxil).
Lawyers gather information about anti-anxiety medication — (The Naperville Sun)
No Longer the Same after Six Months on Psychotropics — (Survivor Stories)
People’s Pharmacy: Watch for side effects from antidepressants — (Houston Chronicle)
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.