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The Psycho Babbling Drexxie (giggle) » Zo

Posted by drexxie on July 28, 2001, at 1:38:19

In reply to Re: 60Adderall 450Wellbutrin 30Dexedrine to Desoxy » Drexxie, posted by Zo on July 27, 2001, at 22:26:36

Thanks Zo, for the response.

In reply, some serious side effects of stimulants, of which I've been made aware are:
heart palpitations, tachycardia, elevation of blood pressure, rapid heart beat (problems associated with the
valves of the heart), psychotic episodes, overstimulation, dizziness, insomnia, dyskinesia, dysphoria, tremor, headache,
uncontrollable twitching and jerking, exacerbation of motor and phonic tics and Tourette's syndrome, diarrhea, constipation, gastrointestinal disturbances, Anorexia or weight loss may occur as undesirable effects when
amphetamines are used for other than the anorectic effect, irritability, personability changes, schizophrenia-like thoughts and behavior, severe insomnia, severe skin disease, in children may stunt growth, may cause premature births or babies
with low birth weight, rapid breathing, Urticaria- allergies, impotence, changes in libido, drug addiction/dependence/addiction, severe skin disease, tolerance, extreme psychological dependence, and severe social disability have occurred.
abnormally fast heartbeat, joint pain, reddish or purplish skin spots, skin reddening, skin inglammation with peeling, skin rash, sever weight loss

When trying to withdraw from many psychiatric drugs, patients can develop serious and even life-threatening emotional
and physical reactions. In short, it is dangerous not only to start taking psychiatric drugs but also can be hazardous to
stop taking them. Therefore, withdrawal from psychiatric drugs should be done under clinical supervision. Principles of
drug withdrawal are discussed in Your Drug May Be Your Problem: How and Why to Stop Taking Psychiatric
Medications, by Peter R. Breggin, M.D. and David Cohen, Ph.D.

Supposedly the drugs affects on the heart contribute to the reason(s) why stimulants are not recommended for those with a history of cardiovascular disease,
hardening of the arteries, high blood pressure, et. al.

Please note, the above information is credited to the following sources:
The "PHYSICIAN'S DESK REFERENCE®" (Medical Economics), "The Essential Guide to Psychiatric Drugs" (St. Martin's Press), "What you need to know about psychiatric drugs" (Stuart Yudofsky, M.D.),
Center for the Study of Psychiatry and Psychology 4628 Chestnut Street, Bethesda, Maryland 20814,
Breggin, P. and Cohen, D. (1999). Your Drug May Be Your Problem: How and Why to Stop Taking Psychiatric Medications. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Perseus Books.
Cherland, E. and Fitzpatrick, R. (1999, October). Psychotic side effects of
Psychostimulants: A 5-year review. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 44, 811-813.
Vol. 2, Issue 3, Ethical Human Sciences and Services
Confirming the Hazards of Stimulant Drug Treatment
By Peter R. Breggin, M.D. Director International Center for the Study of Psychiatry and Psychology, Bethesda,
Maryland et al

**Dr. Bob has additional information on stimulants (specific), AD(H)D meds., side effects on his page:

I realize that this is a ton of information. Nevertheless, as one who has been on stimulants for the better part of my life, I
find it worthy of a read. Doctors and pharmacists have frightened me beyond tears when it comes to the "side efforts" of the stimulants which I take, therefore
I've found it liberating to research some info myself. In doing so, I've been able to decide if the side effects of these drugs I'm on are to me, "worth it." I've found it to be an on going process.

Note: Please don't take any nor all of the above listed information as fact or even partially true fo that matter. I've done my best to represent the truth as I have found it to this email.... Nevertheless,
in regards to mental health, I'm a patient, not provider/professional.




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