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Re: Effects of long term SSRI use... My Story...

Posted by sowhysosad on April 27, 2009, at 15:37:31

In reply to Re: Effects of long term SSRI use... My Story..., posted by meltingpot on April 27, 2009, at 14:34:10

> Then when I hit 24 I started to get worst and after numerous visits to the doctors, the final time in tears, the doctor prescribed a tricyclic prothiaden.
> The drug was miraculous I had such a wonderful response within a short time and felt as though I'd been given a new lease of life. I continued to take prothiaden until about the age of 27 when it seemed to start wearing off. I came off prothiaden and all drugs for a while and although I felt a bit depressed I was in no way as bad as I had been prior to starting prothiaden.
> Then when I was put on Seroxat (paxil) again this worked brilliantly. I stayed on Seroxat until around the age of 31/32, at this point I had been reading a lot of scaremongering about SSRI drugs in general and as I was feeling ok, had forgotten what depression was like I decided to give it a go off medication. After a few hairy weeks coming off the seroxat I was back to normal and I spent about 4 years depression/anxiety free.
> Then when I hit 35 the depression/anxiety came back with a vengence, this time I was suicidal and it took two years for me to find a drug and dose that worked. Two years later that drug stopped working.

That's really interesting as your pattern of incidences of depression almost mirror mine: ages 24, 30 and 35 (albeit with one in the middle at around 27).

> All I can say now, is that I tried doing the right thing and coming off medication completely and still ended up suicidally depressed 3 years later so there doesn't seem to be any set rules when it comes to this horrible, horrible condition.

Why do you think being off meds is "doing the right thing"? That kinda proves my theory that the anti-med hysteria is causing some people to suffer unnecessarily.




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