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

Posted by sowhysosad on May 3, 2009, at 19:41:37

In reply to Re: Effects of long term SSRI use... My Story... sowhysosad, posted by 49er on May 3, 2009, at 11:36:41

> Regarding the diabetes issue, many people are on psych meds long term. I don't remember any poster on these boards being on them short term. So I think I deserve a little more credit than you're giving me.

The nature of the beast is that most people who post here have particularly stubborn or long-term depression. That's why they're seeking or sharing fairly specialised information. We're by no means typical of the majority who'll suffer depression once or twice in a lifetime and will take a short course of SSRI's.

> Again, 2 to 10% of all adverse effects are reported to the FDA. Even if we don't agree on what is an AE, that is still a low number.

Again, how do you quantify how many are unreported? To whom exactly are these unreported effects being reported?

> And again, if people's experiences are being blown off which even pro meds folks agree on, how can you call anyone's experience isolated? That comes across as extremely insensitive even if that wasn't your intention.

No at all. The simple reality of the matter is that the overwhelming majority of people don't suffer extreme effects. That's in no way detracting from the experiences of those that do - it's just a fact.

> As far as agendas, everyone who posts on this board has one so please, it isn't limited to the anti-meds crowd. There isn't a human being on this earth who is completely objective and to claim otherwise is simply wrong.

Nonsense. The majority of people here clearly have altruistic motives. To suggest they're pushing an agenda is mildly insulting.

> You have an agenda by calling people like me rare isolated cases.

My only agenda is to inject a bit of balance and reason amongst the hysteria.


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