Posted by West on May 4, 2009, at 18:08:09
In reply to Re: Effects of long term SSRI use... My Story..., posted by linkadge on April 20, 2009, at 10:03:18
Since you are a man of papers you'll know that risk of relapse rates in people with affective disorders is high: 50% after a second episode. 80-90% after a third, off medication. To speculate whether they changed you for the worse in adolescence is retrogressive and contrary to any doctrine that exemplifying wellness and growth, and since i imagine you were not put on them without good reason, analytically illegitimate.
More than anything what does come across in this and other similar posts is your particular dislike for/dissatisfaction with this class of drugs. Citing examples of their potential dangers might help lessen the doom-laden resonance they give off which i only hope isn't stopping somebody from taking their prozac.
I do think they are flawed. I am angry everyday at wondering whether i continue to feel the full range of emotions i felt before becoming depressed, but this is an imperfect world full of uncertainties. In my experience taking cipralex everyday is preferable to wanting more than anything not to exist.