Wednesday, February 03, 2010

How to join "International Day in Memory of SSRI Fatalities" at Bloggers Unite

This is the badge for the event and you can find it at Blogger Unite's page. Join the event if you want. It's not mandatory to write a post. You can just join if you feel like.
I hope people join it because I think it is an opportunity to raise awareness about SSRI's side effects like violent behavior, suicide and homicide. and also raise other problems like addiction and withdrawal symptoms.
If you want you can check at SSRI Stories to see how many people are reported to have committed suicide or homicides. Other violent behaviors are at the site.
Thank you.

These are yesterday's reports at SSRI Stories:

Crime Against HumanitySSRIs/SNRIS/Antidepressants2010-02-01Global++New Book by Lilly Executive Claims Drugmakers Knew of Potential for Homicides, Mass Shootings, etc
SuicideAntidepressants2010-02-01EnglandDepressed Man Who Fell for Internet Dating Scam Kills Himself
MurderAntidepressant2010-02-01Canada14 Year Old Girl Kills 3 Year Old Boy
MurderProzac2010-02-02AlabamaMan Kills Police Officer During an Investigation Into a Crash
ShootingMed For Depression2010-02-02TennesseeMan Shoots Five Times: Then Gun Jammed: One Child Injured
AssaultMed For Depression2010-02-02CaliforniaSuccessful Businessman Burglarizes Student's Dorm Room & Tries to Molest Her

** Indicates a school shooting or school incident.
*Indicates a legal case won using SSRI defense.
++Indicates an important journal article.
+Indicates a highly publicized case.
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Invite your blog friends if possible.


SSRI - list of 58 withdrawal symptoms

This is the most complete list of SSRIs withdrawal symptoms I have found till now:


1. Crying spells
2. Worsened mood
3. Low energy (fatigue, lethargy, malaise)
4. Trouble concentrating
5. Insomnia or trouble sleeping
6. Change in appetite
7. Suicidal thoughts
8. Suicide attempts
9. Anxious, nervous, tense
10. Panic attacks (racing heart, breathless)
11. Chest pain
12. Trembling, jittery,or shaking
13. Irritability
14. Agitation (restlessness, hyperactivity)
15. Impulsivity
16. Aggressiveness
17. Self-harm
18. Homicidal thoughts or urges
19. Confusion or cognitive difficulties
20. Memory problems or forgetfulness
21. Elevated mood (feeling high)
22. Mood swings
23. Manic-like reactions
24. Auditory hallucinations
25. Visual hallucinations
26. Feeling detached or unreal
27. Excessive or intense dreaming
28. Nightmares
29. Flu-like aches and pains
30. Fever
31. Sweats
32. Chills
33. Runny nose
34. Sore eyes
35. Nausea
36. Vomiting
37. Diarrhea
38. Abdominal pain or cramps
39. Stomach bloating
40. Disequilibrium
41. Spinning, swaying, lightheaded
42. Hung over or waterlogged feeling
43. Unsteady gait, poor coordination
44. Motion sickness
45. Headache
46. Tremor
47. Numbness, burning, or tingling
48. Electric zap-like sensations in the brain
49. Electric shock-like sensations in the body
50. Abnormal visual sensations
51. Ringing or other noises in the ears
52. Abnormal smells or tastes
53. Drooling or excessive saliva
54. Slurred speech
55. Blurred vision
56. Muscle cramps, stiffness, twitches
57. Feeling of restless legs
58. Uncontrollable twitching of mouth
Reading these words does not give an idea of what does it really is to feel these symptoms.


Sandee said...

Thanks for the invite, but I don't agree with all of this. I think some of these reasons are excuses the defense uses to get their clients off. Experts get paid lots of money to convince juries that they are right.

Just my humble opinion. You have to remember, I was a cop for 25 years. I've watched this play out over and over again.

Have a terrific day. :)

Ana said...

I didn't understand what is your point of view.
Are you talking about criminals that claim they have psychiatry problems?
This is something very different from what we are all talking.
I have almost killed myself due to drug-induce suicidal ideation.
The UK Parliament has a review about the Influence of Pharmaceutical Industry and they claim that drug-induce suicidal ideation has nothing to do with depression.
It's not about a criminal problem.
I think you should get some information because you are not understanding what is really going on.
This is the first time I read it and, seriously, I'm quite amazed.
Do you believe that I have been lying all the time I am doing this blog? That the book "Corporate Crimes in Pharmaceutical Industry" that was taken away from the book stores and now is sold $600,00 US dollars is a delusion?
Do you think that the numerous people who cannot have a sexual life after quitting Prozac are lying?
What about cognitive impairments that many people report?
You are seeing us, I have to take Effexor for the rest of my life and I've been in hell during 19 months while I was quitting and the three months out the drug, as criminals?
Have you read the list of withdrawal symptoms?
There are 58 listed here at this blog.
It's not only about suicide.
Try to read Furious Seasons and maybe you will have an idea of what is going on.
Maybe you think that Vioxx should be at the market and those deaths were only relatives who were taking advantage of the the death of their relatives.
Have you noticed that laboratories are always on the market news?
Do you know about evergreening that FDA do to help laboratories?
Thanks for showing me how far people are from understanding what is really going on.
What about Celebrex?

My father is a prosecute and I also know very well some of the tricks people do to get rid of a sentence.
You are seeing only one aspect of the problem.
Traci Johnson was found dead at Eli-Lilly's facilities during Cymbalta clinical Trial.
She was healthy and didn't kill anybody just hanged herself.
Dear Lord!

Maybe you would like to know that Obama has received money form the Pharmaceutical Industry during his campaign.

Ana said...

"Experts get paid lots of money to convince juries that they are right.

Physicians also receive a lot of money TO PRESCRIBE!
And also to say good things about a drug they don't know.
They are payed to ghostwrite and many other things.
I'm sorry Sandee but you are not informed enough to claim such an absurd.