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Re: A similar study

Posted by morganpmiller on June 28, 2009, at 22:06:28

In reply to Re: A similar study, posted by linkadge on June 28, 2009, at 10:55:44

That second study seemed to be more focused on the effects of depression on heart/cardiovascular health and the effects of antidepressants on patients with existing heart problems.

The first study was only done on women. Plus, neither of these studies come close to showing me anything that should concern the average SSRI user.

You seem to be a bit biased as you have not had good experiences with SSRIs.

I am sure we will find all sorts of things wrong with long term health risks of some or all current antidepressants, including SSRIs. I seriously doubt that these long term risks will apply to a significant percentage of those on antidepressants for 10 or 20 or 30 years.

Every SSRI is so distinctly different from one another. I think we need to start studying each individual SSRI instead of SSRIs as a whole.

Do you know about the study on Zoloft giving evidence for it's use in treating melanoma?

Did you know that it is very possible that many antidepressants, including SSRIs, may actually stimulate the immune system?

I am one of millions that have felt fairly normal on SSRIs without extreme sexual side effects or mind numbing side effects. I and many many others have simply felt great on SSRIs. I can only imagine how much better I would have felt on Zoloft over those 8 years if I had not binge drank the way I did. And still, I felt pretty damn good most of the time.

I would suggest that many people who suffer from depression over the years, even after being treated with an SSRI, simply were not doing all of the other things that are necessary to stay in optimal health. Plus, I would like to see similar studies on other antidepressants(not TCAs). Oh Yeah! the use of those antidepressants is virtual non existent relative to the use of SSRIs. People you have been treated with SSRIs are much more likely to have their health suffer due to the ravages of stress and anxiety and depression. Maybe they just didn't do what was necessary to get healthy again, heal, and counter the damage that was done before the started the SSRI. Maybe that damage was irreversible and was already started before the SSRI treatment. There are sooooooo many factors here.

Maybe some or all SSRIs are bad for our hearts. I'm not ruling out the possibility. But given what we know now and the relationship between stress, anxiety,depression and health, I think it is VERY premature to think that SSRIs are causing sudden cardiac death.

That said, I do know that an SSRI overdose can lead to heart failure.

What about Parnate or Nardil? Any long term risks there?




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