success but he had horrid side effects to them all..and the last one that he took for 8 weeks, paxil, I am sure, is what killed him. The number one side effect of these drugs are
suicidal ideation, and they tell you to tell your doctor if this happens..what a joke, it is too late then...I would love to see them all banned! I know they do help some, and I do know
that there is depression, and then there is DEPRESSION....I know my son's depression was a chemical imbalance of the brain caused by no sleep...he worked 18 hours a day, for 30 days
straight before he crashed...and he would go 40 hours at a time without sleep in medical school, residency time and time again. Thank you for posting this, hopefully we can help reach others to help educate people to investigate side effects before taking these drugs...and I do believe effexor was one of the drugs they gave him and it gave him bad neurological side effect and he stopped it. I think the doctors are now realizing that antidepressants are not the answer to depression now...at least 1 year of counseling, talk therapy is what is needed
and lots of physical exercise..take care, Lanie
The best place to discuss a specific drug is probably on a website designed for such discussion. That way you can see others opinions as well as comment on your husband's (or son's) experience. I found several by doing a simple google search.
I'm very sorry that these drugs were not more help for your loved ones.
that feel strongly about different medications. It has been stated that while these medication do help many, there are horrific side effects that many have suffered, and in my opinion it is good information to help educate those who are thinking about taking these drugs....I am sorry if I have offended anyone ...I simply stated my feelings on this topic due to my
personal experience...this is what this forum is about! Peace and love,
I wanted to add my own opinion, because I am one of the many people who have been helped by antidepressants and I know many of us here are currently taking them. For me, medical intervention was the right choice, though I know it isn't the right choice for everyone. If I was a grieving person reading this thread, I might feel that taking antidepressants would not help me and could harm me. That's why I felt adding balance to the discussion was a good idea. I'm sorry if it offended you or you felt that I did not appreciate your point of view. This is not the case.
I never referenced your son. I was speaking of Lanie's son, who died by suicide although he was under the care of a physician while taking antidepressants.I felt it somewhat unfair to include my son in a post that made no reference to his illness and wondered what had evoked this response? Fay.