Posted by Ryan on April 2, 2001, at 2:06:51
In reply to Are WE the real guinea-pigs?, posted by Marilyn on April 1, 2001, at 15:55:36
Just thought everyone should be aware that the SSRI"s have been shown to change the shape of serotonin receptors in rat brains after only 14 DAYS of extremely high doses. This was the result of a recent study. No one knows the consequences of this, if it even occurs in humans, or if the mutations are permanent. Common sense tells me these drugs could be dangerous. They elevate serotonin to ABNORMALLY high levels in the brain. It makes me extremely angry that these studies haven't been performed until now...decades after release. I have been on and off high doses of them for years. I just completely stopped Effexor XR 300mg per day when I saw this study. Some may say I'm overreacting, but that information should have been available BEFORE I began treatment. The drugs in the study were Prozac, Zoloft, Meridia, and Pondimin. I am now looking for other, more conservative ways of treating my depression,OCD, and social phobia. If anyone has any information that couuld help me find treatment please post.