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Antidepressant Information Index
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January - June 4

Hi all. Tonight I was reading medical websites and came across an enormous index of articles about SSRI and some SNRI antidepressants. Search for ssristories (dot) com. Warning: This stuff is not pretty. While many of the articles cited are about aggressive behavior, increased depression, emotional numbing or other psychiatric symptoms, there are also articles warning of increased risk of physical problems like weight gain, cancers and cardiovascular events. As we know, there's the risk of liver damage and GI upset too.

If your antidepressant is working well for you, you absolutely have the right to it, and I'm not advocating taking anything off the market. But as I looked over this index of articles I thought of stories I've read on this website - from confused and frustrated people and especially from bewildered family members. I also thought of my own long and confusing journey with these drugs. No doctor EVER suggested the drugs were causing my problems, but they were. It was MY decision to quit and withdrawal was difficult and went on for well over a year. I never really needed them in the first place.

So I hope you all will at least bookmark the site as a reference - in case you ever need to check on odd symptoms. You can click on the headings at the top of the columns and sort the many articles by topic or by drug name, alphabetically.

My fervent prayer is that doctors and the general public get more educated about the side effects that CAN crop up with these drugs. As it is now, I think a lot symptoms that are dismissed as "just fibro perks" might really be side effects. Just my opinion. Nobody really knows how they work, we are still learning about them.

 

Pikespeak - June 6

Thanks January! I'm headed there now!

 

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