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

Posted by 49er on April 29, 2009, at 17:02:02

In reply to Re: Effects of long term SSRI use... My Story..., posted by sowhysosad on April 28, 2009, at 14:18:12

Hi Sowhysodad,

<<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.>>

That isn't accurate at all.

Actually, places like Paxil Progress greatly encourage a very slow taper which prevents rebound depression. It is the psychiatrists in general (not all) who taper patients way too quickly and cause the rebound symptoms you refer to.

I wish to god, I had listened to these anti med sites that you seem to have an intense dislike for. It might have prevented my hearing loss which isn't very good for depression on top of having a learning disability.

Also, I would appreciate you not using the anti meds propaganda terminology. I could say the same thing about your position but out of respect, I don't. We can disagree reasonably without the subtle name calling.
<<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.>>

Please provide a link to an accessible full text study that supports your position in which the authors are not affiliated with drugs companies. And whether you can or can't, again, I would appreciate an end to the inflammatory language of scaremongering.

By the way, do a google search that shows that ADs increase the diabetes risk by 84% and show me how that is scaremongering. It was on the medscape site and not on a scientology one.
<<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.>>

Aren't you doing the same thing as you accuse the "minority" of doing by claiming your single experience is the legitimate result?

Anyway, I am glad you haven't been harmed by meds. But many people have and frankly, I am tired of their experiences being minimized.

As Linkage said, both sides deserve to tell their stories and people are intelligent to make up their own minds as to the truth.

> > 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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