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Re: Effects of long term SSRI use... My Story...

Posted by sowhysosad on April 28, 2009, at 14:18:12

In reply to Re: Effects of long term SSRI use... My Story..., posted by meltingpot on April 28, 2009, at 11:11:03

Gotcha Denise.

The anti-med propaganda is encouraging people to quit their meds too early and causing rebound depression, or even discouraging them from trying meds in the first place and condemning them to a lifetime of suffering. You're living proof of that.

Sure, I agree there needs to be balanced information out there to counteract the volume of drug-company-funded stuff. But, as I said elsewhere in this thread, the negative experiences of a tiny minority of unfortunates (or even out-and-out web scaremongering from some quarters) can be more powerful than reams of rational scientific information.

"Seroxat"? Are you in the UK? Or Canada maybe?

Seroxat (Paxil) is a good example actually. If you believe everything you read on the web you'd think withdrawing from it would inevitably leave you a gibbering wreck with long-term neurological problems. And yet I found it a useful AD and incredibly easy to discontinue, with no issues whatsoever.

> Hi,
> What I'm saying is that there doesn't seem to be any right or wrong in all of this, no "If you do such and such then you will be ok".
> No Questions initial point was that he wished he'd never taken SSRIs because he feels that the long term use has damaged him. However, I was pointing out that I actually came off them for exactly that reason (concern about damage), thinking if I came off them when I was still well I'd be ok but I actually ended up worse off in the long run.
> Who knows if I had never come off a relatively low dose of Seroxat in the first place maybe I would not have slid into a suicidal depression. Would I have protected myself if I had of stayed on them.
> I was just arguing in defense of taking antidepressants really because No questions argument seems to indicate that they are bad for you when isn't depression itself bad for you.
> Denise
> Denise




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