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'anything can happen with psych drugs to SLS...'

Posted by denise1904 on May 23, 2022, at 11:05:37

In reply to Re: 'anything can happen with psych drugs...' Christ_empowered, posted by SLS on April 17, 2022, at 10:47:40


To add to that, at 24 I only realised that the physical symptoms I had been experiencing were related to depression/anxiety purely because I started Prothiaden (a tricyclic) and they alleviated the symptoms within days. Prior to that I thought I was suffering from some mysterious illness. I'd trawl through health books (we didn't have the internet then) trying to find out what was wrong with me.

Years later after having coming off all ADs and being ok for three years, I got very bad again (for the first time ever I felt suicidal) and this time round the antidepressants exacerbated the symptoms.

If I had the same experience with Antidepressants at 24 that I had at 35 I would still be thinking that my problems were related to some mysterious physical illness and I wouldn't of continued with them.

Who knows maybe my sypmptoms are?


> > direct quote from my newest (professional, probably temporary) prescriber.
> >
> > what's the point, again?
> Undopaminergic is right.
> Your doctor is right.
> As an example, some anti-seizure medications can actually trigger seizures in patients who had previously been seizure-free for years. Doctors often want to find a substitute for Tegretol (carbamazepine) because it requires regular blood tests to detect the onset of agranuloctyosis. This reaction can be fatal.
> I became suicidal at least 4 times after beginning treatment with a new drug. Unfortunately, having an "antidepressant" exacerbate depression is all to common.
> Why did I use quotes?
> A molecule doesn't know that it is an antidepressant. It doesn't know that it is a laxative. Once research scientists label a molecule something other than a molecule, its value as a tool becomes limited. For instance, Paxil was found to have value in treating anxiety disorders after it was approved by the FDA for only one indication - depression. Perhaps opposite sides of a single Paxil molecule binds to different receptors. Now, someone has to re-educate Paxil so that it knows it is an anxiolytic.
> Stupid, I know. However, humans tend to label things in order to help them make sense of the world.
> - Scott




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