Posted by dancingstar on November 30, 2004, at 23:21:54
In reply to Re: drug-induced illness for dancing star, posted by JACJ on November 30, 2004, at 21:42:14
Thanks, JACJ. I appreciate your help. I don't eat flour, sugar, and just recently brought oatmeal back into my life. I will try your suggestion of adding lemon to the surplus of water that I drink and will also check out Wyeth's website.
I'm on a bit of a mission to change the way these drugs are handled as I know that I was never informed of these withdrawal possibilites nor of any possible side effects, and the drug reps selling/pushing to family prac docs and internists don't seem to make a habit of providing that sort info to them. As it is, Effexor was misprescribed to me in the first place. I don't suppose that I should have ever been taking it.
I completely agree that we have become a society that takes a pill for every possible problem, and doctors are too quick to handle our symptoms by writing prescriptions for potent drugs that may be dangerous. I'm not sure that they are entirely to blame. Who is to be trusted? As of lately, it doesn't seem as though one should rely on the FDA for truth in safety and efficacy, and that is all the medical community has been relying on or so it seems. Turning the paying public into unwilling gunea pigs is unethical, immoral, and just plain wrong...but they are sure making a lot of money off of us.
I guess that's why I asked the original question in the first place about whether Effexor was known by Wyeth to actually cause problems but if that information was being kept somewhat out of the hands of the medical community.