EFFEXOR: YOUNG FATHER SUFFERS AKATHISIA IN DAYS ON MEDS

Josh Jensen

Josh Jensen

Great article Josh and Aimee! Let’s hope it serves as a warning to the dangerous effects of antidepressants. Akathisia is a Greek term meaning “Can’t sit still.” As you will read in this article that is exactly what happened to Josh after only days on Effexor. Had the doctors recognized it as such they would have known to stop the medication. Instead they continued medicating him with the drugs that are known to cause this. Read the article explaining it all here:

FAMILY SAYS DEPRESSION MED TRIGGERED

A WALK WITHOUT END

ARIZONA CITY — Josh Jensen walks 5 miles a day. Up and down the hall. Across the living room. To the kitchen and back.

He can’t stop.

“He paces until 4 o’clock in the morning, until he’s exhausted,” said Aimee Jensen, his wife.

He catches six to seven hours of restless sleep. Then he gets up and starts again.
Aimee, 28, sat across from me on their living room couch. Two or three of their five kids were at her side. The rest were in their bedrooms. They range in age from 1 to 7.

Josh, 27, did not sit on the couch. He paced. It was not a shuffle. It was not a stroll. It was a power walk. Like he was trying to get somewhere in a hurry. In this case, the other side of the living room.

Josh could speak as he walked. In that regard, he was fine. Articulate.

He found others like him online. They said they felt imprisoned by their own skin. They wanted to escape. They couldn’t, but kept trying. They kept walking.

I turned to Mylee, the 7-year-old. I asked her what she thought about her father. Always walking, never stopping.

“It’s sad,” she said.

Two years ago, Josh had problems. But not this one. He walked when he had to. When he wanted to. He sat still for meals and other daily routines. He had a good job installing Internet in homes…..

CONTINUE READING THEIR MEDICATION NIGHTMARE HERE:

http://m.trivalleycentral.com/mobile/opinion/columns/family-says-depression-med-triggered-a-walk-without-end/article_dd8c0ed6-111d-11e5-b453-a364258056fe.html

Ann Blake Tracy, Executive Director,

International Coalition for Drug Awareness

www.drugawareness.org & http://ssristories.drugawareness.org
Author: ”Prozac: Panacea or Pandora? – Our Serotonin Nightmare – The Complete Truth of the Full Impact of Antidepressants Upon Us & Our World” & Withdrawal CD “Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!”

WITHDRAWAL WARNING: In sharing this information about adverse reactions to antidepressants I always recommend that you also give reference to my CD on safe withdrawal, Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!, so that we do not have more people dropping off these drugs too quickly – a move which I have warned from the beginning can be even more dangerous than staying on the drugs!

WITHDRAWAL HELP: You can find the hour and a half long CD on safe and effective withdrawal helps here: http://store.drugawareness.org/ And if you need additional consultations with Ann Blake-Tracy, you can book one at www.drugawareness.org or sign up for one of the memberships in the International Coalition for Drug Awareness which includes free consultations as one of the benefits of that particular membership plan. For only a $30 membership for one month you can even get 30 days of access to the withdrawal CD with tips on rebuilding after the meds, all six of my DVDs, hundreds of radio interviews, lectures, TV interviews I have done over the years PLUS access to my book on antidepressants (500 plus pages) with more information than you will find anywhere else (that is only $5 more than the book alone would cost) at www.drugawareness.org. (Definitely the best option to save outrageous postage charges for those out of the country!)

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Senator Grassley’s Probe Discovered NAMI Is Funded 81% by Pharmaceuticals

nami-logo

Anyone having anything to do with NAMI needs to know this about their history. Beware of any and all groups claiming to offer “support” for those suffering mental illness. You need to know who is behind the group and what they are really about. I have more information on yet another suicide support group I will be sending out next.

How interesting to read NAMI’s alleged mission statement after it was just recommended as a source for help for anyone suffering as this veteran who just committed a double murder-suicide in Salt Lake City … very different mission than what Senator Charles Grassley’s Senate probe found as reported by the New York Times October 21, 2009. He found that 81% of their funding comes from drug companies…$23 Million just between 2006 – 2008.

Then the following day CBS News suggested Senator Grassley should look at a lawsuit filed against Pfizer by a former pharmaceutical rep which “alleges that Pfizer turned NAMI into a “Trojan Horse” to promote the antipsychotic drug Geodon for off-label use in children,”…”NAMI’s web site was used to promote off-label use of Geodon in kids, and NAMI’s former president, James McNulty, was on Pfizer’s payroll, the suit alleges.”

It amazes me that so few are aware of any of this about NAMI when they claim to be there for patients.

Westlock vs Pfizer: http://i.bnet.com/blogs/3-second-amended-complaint.pdf

New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/22/health/22nami.html?_r=3&src=twr&

CBS: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/grassleys-nami-probe-may-want-to-look-at-pfizer-whistleblower-suit/

Ann Blake Tracy, Executive Director,

International Coalition for Drug Awareness

www.drugawareness.org & http://ssristories.drugawareness.org
Author: ”Prozac: Panacea or Pandora? – Our Serotonin Nightmare – The Complete Truth of the Full Impact of Antidepressants Upon Us & Our World” & Withdrawal CD “Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!”

WITHDRAWAL WARNING: In sharing this information about adverse reactions to antidepressants I always recommend that you also give reference to my CD on safe withdrawal, Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!, so that we do not have more people dropping off these drugs too quickly – a move which I have warned from the beginning can be even more dangerous than staying on the drugs!

WITHDRAWAL HELP: You can find the hour and a half long CD on safe and effective withdrawal helps here: http://store.drugawareness.org/ And if you need additional consultations with Ann Blake-Tracy, you can book one at www.drugawareness.org or sign up for one of the memberships in the International Coalition for Drug Awareness which includes free consultations as one of the benefits of that particular membership plan. For only a $30 membership for one month you can even get 30 days of access to the withdrawal CD with tips on rebuilding after the meds, all six of my DVDs, hundreds of radio interviews, lectures, TV interviews I have done over the years PLUS access to my book on antidepressants (500 plus pages) with more information than you will find anywhere else (that is only $5 more than the book alone would cost) at www.drugawareness.org. (Definitely the best option to save outrageous postage charges for those out of the country!)

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PTSD TREATMENT = ANTIDEPRESSANT: Utah Veteran Kills Fiancee, Son and Self

Jordan Reeves

Jordan Reeves, 2

Sunday in Salt Lake City, Utah yet another veteran being “treated” for PTSD shot his fiancee, two year old son, and himself just before noon. Now I hope by now you can all read between the lines well enough to know that being treated for PTSD means he is getting at least one antidepressant and likely two because the VA almost always prescribes the antidepressant Trazadone as an add on treatment to “help them sleep” since they cannot sleep because of the first antidepressant they were given!

Note also that because it happened before noon it could likely be the result of REM Sleep Behavior Disorder (RBD) as these cases generally tend to happen late at night or the early morning hours. RBD is a sleep disorder where the patient lacks paralysis during sleep and allowing them to act out nightmares they are having. Shockingly 86% of those being diagnosed with RBD are currently on an antidepressant and this is not headline news as it should be.

To see how this tragedy would easily qualify as this man’s worst nightmare I share with you what his friends and those in the program with him had to say about him so you can see how completely out of character this type of violence was for this young man.

Johnathan Reeves Family

Jamie Salazar, Jordan & Johnathon Reeves

“Reeves had a prior history of domestic violence, threatening in August to kill his family. He was arrested and charged with multiple counts of aggravated assault. Reeves was placed in the veteran’s treatment program, designed to help those who have returned from their tour of duty and get in trouble with the law. Many of the court’s participants are also battling post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injuries, mental illness or addiction.

Those familiar with Reeves’ case say he was as close to a model participant as could be found. His drug tests were clean. He was attending all his court hearings and treatment sessions. And he was helping other veterans, according to court officials.

Friends said Reeves was a combat veteran with multiple deployments who loved his family.

“He was a good, kind hearted, talented young man. I don’t know why war affects even the best of men this way, but he truly was the best of men,” one man told the Deseret News.

The man, a friend of Reeves’ family, added: “We are grieving so greatly. The loss of Jamie, Johnathon and their precious child! Post-traumatic stress is the issue. How do we help these wonderful men and women veterans?

“All his family and friends knew his kind heart. He was a good man and that is evident in that he was doing so well in treatment. He really was the guy that would help someone broke down on the side of the road, or feed you if you were hungry.”

ORIGINAL ARTICLE: Man who killed son, fiancee, suffered pain that ‘broke him,’ mother says

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865630405/Friends-family-mourn-slain-Murray-mother-and-her-son.html?pg=allPost

Ann Blake Tracy, Executive Director,

International Coalition for Drug Awareness

www.drugawareness.org & http://ssristories.drugawareness.org
Author: ”Prozac: Panacea or Pandora? – Our Serotonin Nightmare – The Complete Truth of the Full Impact of Antidepressants Upon Us & Our World” & Withdrawal CD “Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!”

WITHDRAWAL WARNING: In sharing this information about adverse reactions to antidepressants I always recommend that you also give reference to my CD on safe withdrawal, Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!, so that we do not have more people dropping off these drugs too quickly – a move which I have warned from the beginning can be even more dangerous than staying on the drugs!

WITHDRAWAL HELP: You can find the hour and a half long CD on safe and effective withdrawal helps here: http://store.drugawareness.org/ And if you need additional consultations with Ann Blake-Tracy, you can book one at www.drugawareness.org or sign up for one of the memberships in the International Coalition for Drug Awareness which includes free consultations as one of the benefits of that particular membership plan. For only a $30 membership for one month you can even get 30 days of access to the withdrawal CD with tips on rebuilding after the meds, all six of my DVDs, hundreds of radio interviews, lectures, TV interviews which I have done over the years PLUS access to my book on antidepressants (500 plus pages) with more information than you will find anywhere else (that is only $5 more than the book alone would cost) at www.drugawareness.org. (Definitely the best option to save outrageous postage charges for those out of the country!)

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Why James Holmes Called Crisis Line to Stop Him From Committing The Shooting

James Holmes

James Holmes, Batman Shooter

Dr. Reid, the prosecution’s expert, clearly knows LITTLE about the drugs he and his colleagues regularly prescribe to patients – the same drugs prescribed to James Holmes which produce “psychosis” and “homicidal ideation” But if he admitted knowing such it would then point the blame on the drug makers and on him and his colleagues’ livelihood. Is that not a vested interest in not allowing the truth of this case to be told? If he admits the drugs pushed James Holmes into this as they have so MANY others: www.ssristories.NET are he and his colleagues any less guilty than someone who slips drugs/alcohol to someone who then commits a crime?

It has already been made public that James Holmes was on Zoloft, a Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor – the same antidepressant initially given to Eric Harris from Columbine who was taken off the drug after only six weeks because he was having thoughts of killing that greatly disturbed him. Unfortunately his doctors apparently thought if the name of the drug was different, even though it was the same type of drug/same action in the brain, it would have a different effect upon Eric and switched him to the antidepressant called Luvox. Wrong move!

Zoloft is often referred to as Prozac #2 and Luvox as Prozac #4 since they are clones to Prozac and work similarly in the brain. As you read the medical research below keep in mind that these SSRI antidepressants work by increasing levels of serotonin (5HT) in the brain. These drugs are known to produce both psychosis/schizophrenia and homicidal ideation. Ideation is a compulsion where you think obsessively of both homicide and ways to commit homicide – exactly what James Holmes described in his writings and interrogations.

When a patient suffers this adverse reaction to the medications they long for anyone to stop them because the compulsion is so strong that they cannot stop themselves. James as so many others report was doing things he hoped would lead to someone who would stop him from doing what he was being chemically compelled to do.

As you read this quote from my book Prozac: Panacea OR Pandora? – Our Serotonin Nightmare! it will help you see how similar in action these serotonergic drugs are to LSD and PCP, drugs we have seen in the past that are now illegal although once thought to be “safe and effective” while they were prescribed by physicians. This will also help explain the psychosis/schizophrenia producing effects.

“Tonge and Leonard (1969) compared phencyclidine [PCP], Ditran, mescaline and LSD and their effect upon 5-HT (serotonin) and 5-HIAA (serotonin turnover). All four drugs increased brain 5-HT (serotonin) and decreased 5-HIAA [serotonin turnover/metabolism] over a three hour period. As we pointed out before inhibition of 5-HT (serotonin) is known to result in a decrease of 5-HIAA (serotonin turnover) while it increases extraneuronal content of the 5-HT (serotonin) (Buus, et al. 1975; Nabeshima, et al. 1983). Kenneth M. Johnson in 1978, thirty years after our official introduction to PCP, recommended that, “…Because of the suggestive nature of the foregoing studies with PCP and the proposed role of 5-HT [serotonin] in emotional and psychotic behavior, it is felt that a detailed biochemical study of the effects of PCP on serotonergic function is warranted…” (PCP PHENCYCLIDINE ABUSE: AN APPRAISAL , p. 46).

“This information on elevated serotonin levels and their connection to schizophrenia would imply that Prozac and the remaining SSRIs, along with any of the drugs which raise serotonin levels [by inhibiting serotonin turnover/metabolism] should all be classed as psychotomimetic drugs, [because] over a period of use they are chemically inducing a psychosis thus mimicking schizophrenia. As early as 1986 Prozac’s potential to induce psychosis emerged when an FDA Safety Reviewer uncovered that Lilly had withheld information of psychotic episodes in 52 patients during Prozac’s clinical trials.”

Original article: James Holmes Says He Called Crisis Line Before Shootings, But Got Disconnected: 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/06/03/james-holmes-trial-call-crisis-line-theater-shooting_n_7505042.html?ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000021

Ann Blake Tracy, Executive Director,

International Coalition for Drug Awareness

www.drugawareness.org & http://ssristories.drugawareness.org
Author: ”Prozac: Panacea or Pandora? – Our Serotonin Nightmare – The Complete Truth of the Full Impact of Antidepressants Upon Us & Our World” & Withdrawal CD “Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!”

WITHDRAWAL WARNING: In sharing this information about adverse reactions to antidepressants I always recommend that you also give reference to my CD on safe withdrawal, Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!, so that we do not have more people dropping off these drugs too quickly – a move which I have warned from the beginning can be even more dangerous than staying on the drugs!

WITHDRAWAL HELP: You can find the hour and a half long CD on safe and effective withdrawal helps here: http://store.drugawareness.org/ And if you need additional consultations with Ann Blake-Tracy, you can book one at www.drugawareness.org or sign up for one of the memberships in the International Coalition for Drug Awareness which includes free consultations as one of the benefits of that particular membership plan. For only a $30 membership for one month you can even get 30 days of access to the withdrawal CD with tips on rebuilding after the meds, all six of my DVDs, hundreds of radio interviews, lectures, TV interviews I have done over the years PLUS access to my book on antidepressants (500 plus pages) with more information than you will find anywhere else (that is only $5 more than the book alone would cost) at www.drugawareness.org. (Definitely the best option to save outrageous postage charges for those out of the country!)

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Antidepressant-Induced Psychosis & Everything Else They Cause

Zoloft and heart disease

Understanding Antidepressant-Induced Psychosis

And Everything Else They Cause

I have been going back through my book Prozac: Panacea OR Pandora? – Our Serotonin Nightmare! (Keep in mind that the only reason Prozac is the only antidepressant mentioned in the title is because it is the mother drug to all of the other SSRI and SNRI clones to follow it) to gather information for a court case and thought I would share something I ran across. It seems that so many who know enough to be against these drugs do not seem to know how simple it is to prove the deadly potential of antidepressants in producing psychotic breaks or so many other adverse effects. Hopefully just this one quote (although there is MUCH more) is enough to help everyone understand how similar in action these serotonergic drugs are to drugs we have seen in the past that are now illegal although once thought to be “safe and effective” also will help explain the psychosis producing effects.

“Tonge and Leonard (1969) compared phencyclidine [PCP], Ditran, mescaline and LSD and their effect upon 5 – HT (serotonin) and 5 – HIAA (serotonin turnover). All four drugs increased brain 5-HT (serotonin) and decreased 5-HIAA [serotonin turnover/metabolism] over a three hour period. As we pointed out before inhibition of 5HT (serotonin) is known to result in a decrease of 5HIAA (serotonin turnover) while it increases extraneuronal content of the 5HT (serotonin) (Buus, et al. 1975; Nabeshima, et al. 1983). Kenneth M. Johnson in 1978, thirty years after our official introduction to PCP, recommended that, “…Because of the suggestive nature of the foregoing studies with PCP and the proposed role of 5-HT [serotonin] in emotional and psychotic behavior, it is felt that a detailed biochemical study of the effects of PCP on serotonergic function is warranted…” (PCP PHENCYCLIDINE ABUSE: AN APPRAISAL , p. 46).

“This information on elevated serotonin levels and their connection to schizophrenia would imply that Prozac and the remaining SSRIs, along with any of the drugs which raise serotonin levels should all be classed as psychotomimetic drugs, over a period of use they are chemically inducing a psychosis thus mimicking schizophrenia. As early as 1986 Prozac’s potential to induce psychosis emerged when an FDA Safety Reviewer uncovered that Lilly had withheld information of psychotic episodes in 52 patients during Prozac’s clinical trials.

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Because so many remain unaware of how simple and reasonable it is to obtain this information and more information like this bombshell of info above let me explain what you can do to obtain hundreds of dollars worth of products for only $30.

If you go to our website at www.drugawareness.org and click on the button across the top that says Store and then Membership and join for the $30 per month membership you will get online access to virtually everything we offer for purchase. (REMEMBER you are free to discontinue the membership after one month if you wish. You can alwasy drop back in for another month down the road if you don’t get a chance to get through everything in the 30 days.) We want the world educated on what these drugs are doing!!!!:

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Ann Blake Tracy, Executive Director,

International Coalition for Drug Awareness

www.drugawareness.org & http://ssristories.drugawareness.org
Author: ”Prozac: Panacea or Pandora? – Our Serotonin Nightmare – The Complete Truth of the Full Impact of Antidepressants Upon Us & Our World” & Withdrawal CD “Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!”

WITHDRAWAL WARNING: In sharing this information about adverse reactions to antidepressants I always recommend that you also give reference to my CD on safe withdrawal, Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!, so that we do not have more people dropping off these drugs too quickly – a move which I have warned from the beginning can be even more dangerous than staying on the drugs!

WITHDRAWAL HELP: You can find the hour and a half long CD on safe and effective withdrawal helps here: http://store.drugawareness.org/ And if you need additional consultations with Ann Blake-Tracy, you can book one at www.drugawareness.org or sign up for one of the memberships for the International Coalition for Drug Awareness which includes free consultations as one of the benefits of that particular membership plan.

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Diagnosed Autistic at Age 2 After Leaving State “Therapy” Found to Have IQ Higher Than Einstein

 

Jacob-Barnett

Jacob Barnett

Autistic Boy With Higher IQ Than Einstein Discovers His Gift After Removal From State-Run Therapy….Generally over 60% of children diagnosed with Autism are given antidepressants which increase serotonin. Yet elevated serotonin has long been known to be found in Autism and is also known to produce brain damage. Look what happens when a mother follows her heart and allows her son to learn outside the system!!! Watch him! This young man will blow you away! Thank you Kes Lee for sharing.

“Following a diagnosis of autism at age two, Jacob was subjected to a cookie cutter special education system that focused on correcting what he couldn’t do compared to normal children. For years, teachers attempted to convince Kristine Barnett that her son would only be able to learn the most basic of life skills.

“When exposed to the state system of educational therapy, Kristine noticed Jacob would withdraw deeply and refuse to speak with anyone. Even though she found it “terrifying to fly against the advice of the professionals,” she knew in her heart “that if Jake stayed in special ed, he would slip away,” Kristine relates in her memoir, The Spark: A Mother’s Story of Nurturing Genius.

“So began a journey for Jacob that would lead to such unexpected achievement that the whole premise of standardized therapy for this ‘special needs’ child would be blown to bits.

A path of passion and discovery

“After years of frustration and little progress, Kristine made a radical decision in the eyes of the special ed system — she took Jacob out of school and prepared him for kindergarten herself. As described in the New York Daily Times:

“She let him explore the things he wanted to explore. He studied patterns and shadows and stars. At the same time, she made sure that he enjoyed “normal” childhood pleasures – softball, picnics – along with other kids his age.

“I operate under a concept called ‘muchness’,” Kristine said “which is surrounding children with the things they love – be it music, or art, whatever they’re drawn to and love.”

Watch Jacob’s Video

Click this link and watch this young man lecture because he will blow you away!!! Especially have your kids watch this….

http://wakeup-world.com/2013/06/04/autistic-boy-discovers-gift-after-removal-from-state-run-therapy/

Ann Blake Tracy, Executive Director,

International Coalition for Drug Awareness

www.drugawareness.org & http://ssristories.drugawareness.org
Author: ”Prozac: Panacea or Pandora? – Our Serotonin Nightmare – The Complete Truth of the Full Impact of Antidepressants Upon Us & Our World” & Withdrawal CD “Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!”

WITHDRAWAL WARNING: In sharing this information about adverse reactions to antidepressants I always recommend that you also give reference to my CD on safe withdrawal, Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!, so that we do not have more people dropping off these drugs too quickly – a move which I have warned from the beginning can be even more dangerous than staying on the drugs!

WITHDRAWAL HELP: You can find the hour and a half long CD on safe and effective withdrawal helps here: http://store.drugawareness.org/ And if you need additional consultations with Ann Blake-Tracy, you can book one at www.drugawareness.org or sign up for one of the memberships for the International Coalition for Drug Awareness which includes free consultations as one of the benefits of that particular membership plan.

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Help Needed for Those Imprisoned Due to Their Use of Antidepressants

Katie

Katie Aurit & Her Grandsons, Mikey & AJ

Allow me to introduce my good friend Katie Aurit who has just set up a Go Fund Me Account to help those incarcerated in our prison system to obtain copies of the Bible. Katie and I met around 2006 after her son Todd, AJ’s father, had a terrible accident due to an adverse reaction to the antidepressant, Lexapro. The accident left one dead and two very seriously injured. For that they gave Todd 72 years in prison. Unfortunately Katie did not find us until after Todd’s case had already gone through the court system.

Since that time no one I know of has worked harder to find a way to help those incarcerated. She could likely easily earn a law degree at this point! She is making great headway and we hope to be able to share soon with many how to get their loved ones back home with them.

But in the meantime her son Todd has had her working on yet another project – obtaining Bibles for his cellmates. Apparently they have none – ought to get them out of all those hotel rooms where no one ever has time to read them and give them to these guys who have all the time in the world to read them! 🙂 But until that happens PLEASE visit Katie’s Go Fund Me page at the following link and help her reach her goal: http://www.gofundme.com/v9j6bg

Ann Blake Tracy, Executive Director,

International Coalition for Drug Awareness

www.drugawareness.org & http://ssristories.drugawareness.org
Author: ”Prozac: Panacea or Pandora? – Our Serotonin Nightmare – The Complete Truth of the Full Impact of Antidepressants Upon Us & Our World” & Withdrawal CD “Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!”

WITHDRAWAL WARNING: In sharing this information about adverse reactions to antidepressants I always recommend that you also give reference to my CD on safe withdrawal, Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!, so that we do not have more people dropping off these drugs too quickly – a move which I have warned from the beginning can be even more dangerous than staying on the drugs!

WITHDRAWAL HELP: You can find the hour and a half long CD on safe and effective withdrawal helps here: http://store.drugawareness.org/ And if you need additional consultations with Ann Blake-Tracy, you can book one at www.drugawareness.org or sign up for one of the memberships for the International Coalition for Drug Awareness which includes free consultations as one of the benefits of that particular membership plan.

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Gotta Love It!!!! Great New Stress Therapy Video!

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Baby Blue with her favorite food – a red pepper!

Thank you for sharing this video Steffan T Bruyns! This is exactly why in the front of my book, Prozac: Panacea or Pandora? – Our Serotonin Nightmare!, I quoted my children who turned to me years ago and asked “Gee Mom, why do people use Prozac when all they need is a puppy?” And this is also why in the beginning of every lecture I give on antidepressants I pull a surprise out of my bag as I introduce my own antidepressant, my little two pound Chihuahua, Baby Blue 🙂  I can testify that Baby Blue has brought far more smiles to people’s faces in her five years than all antidepressants put together have over the decades they have been on the market! That is especially so when she moves and they realize they are looking at a real live dog instead of a stuffed animal. 🙂

And before her it was her uncle Kito who accompanied us to DC to march in front of the White House in August of 2005 wearing one of the bumper stickers Mark Taylor from Columbine designed for the International Coalition for Drug Awareness with the statement: WARNING! Antidepressants Kill!

Now watch this new stress therapy video…you will LOVE it! Just click this link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35T8wtmTbVg&feature=youtu.be

Ann Blake Tracy, Executive Director,

International Coalition for Drug Awareness

www.drugawareness.org & http://ssristories.drugawareness.org
Author: ”Prozac: Panacea or Pandora? – Our Serotonin Nightmare – The Complete Truth of the Full Impact of Antidepressants Upon Us & Our World” & Withdrawal CD “Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!”

WITHDRAWAL WARNING: In sharing this information about adverse reactions to antidepressants I always recommend that you also give reference to my CD on safe withdrawal, Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!, so that we do not have more people dropping off these drugs too quickly – a move which I have warned from the beginning can be even more dangerous than staying on the drugs!

WITHDRAWAL HELP: You can find the hour and a half long CD on safe and effective withdrawal helps here: http://store.drugawareness.org/ And if you need additional consultations with Ann Blake-Tracy, you can book one at www.drugawareness.org or sign up for one of the memberships for the International Coalition for Drug Awareness which includes free consultations as one of the benefits of that particular membership plan.

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Antidepressant-Induced Alzheimer’s and Memory Loss

sandy bem

Scientist Sandy Bem

According to the following NY Times Magazine article had been on a low dose of antidepressants for years before being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. She determined upon learning about the diagnosis that she would take her own life before her brain function became so compromised that she no longer could tell who she was.

Is there a connection? Certainly we know there is a connection to the suicidal thoughts with antidepressants, but what about the Alzheimer’s?

Antidepressant-Induced Alzheimer’s and Memory Loss

See the information below and you should easily be able to answer that question. [Also keep in mind that I have heard of a “low dose” of an antidepressant used to describe the maximum dose of the drug…that is a key phrase doctors use to pacifiy a patient’s concerns.]

I think you will see why one of the Facebook groups I just opened is titled Antidepressant-Induced Alzheimer’s and Memory Loss and can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1448649102099201/

The drug would have produced the symptoms of Alzheimers and suicide. PS It was included in my book on these drugs back in 1994 when it first came out. Remember the elevated serotonin which produced the mitral valve prolapse with the serotonergic diet pills Fen-Phen and Redux. The researcher who found the heart damage with Fen-Phen and Redux, Dr. Heidi Connoly from Mayo, said she found that it was the elevated serotonin produced by the drugs that produced the gummy gooey glossey substance that builds up on the valve to keep it from closing properly.

Well since Alzheimers has long been known to be a state of elevated serotonin as well should we not also expect elevated serotonin produced by any serotonergic medication to produce the same gummy, gooey, glossy substance to build up in the brain as they explain happens in Alzheimers? Of course we should!!!

In fact the real reason the serotonergic diet pills were pulled from the market was brain damage rather than the heart valve damage. A year before Wyeth had been told by the FDA of their concerns about possible brain damage with Redux and even though they approved Redux they wanted further research on possible brain damage with the drug. When concerns were brought to light on the heart valve problems the spotlight was also shown on the brain damage issue since it was learned that Wyeth had never followed through with doing that additional research on that. Plus Una McCann from the National Institutes of Health had just published new research demonstrating some of the most shocking brain damage ever with these drugs.

Please see this 2009 post on Utah, long leading the way in America in the use of antidepressants, was found to be #2 in the nation in the incidence of Alzheimers’ as I discuss the case of my dear friends, Robert Redford’s ex-inlaws:

http://www.drugawareness.org/antidepressants-memory-loss-utah-no-2-in-nation-for-alzheimers/

Ann Blake Tracy, Executive Director,

International Coalition for Drug Awareness

www.drugawareness.org & http://ssristories.drugawareness.org
Author: ”Prozac: Panacea or Pandora? – Our Serotonin Nightmare – The Complete Truth of the Full Impact of Antidepressants Upon Us & Our World” & Withdrawal CD “Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!”

WITHDRAWAL WARNING: In sharing this information about adverse reactions to antidepressants I always recommend that you also give reference to my CD on safe withdrawal, Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!, so that we do not have more people dropping off these drugs too quickly – a move which I have warned from the beginning can be even more dangerous than staying on the drugs!

WITHDRAWAL HELP: You can find the hour and a half long CD on safe and effective withdrawal helps here: http://store.drugawareness.org/ And if you need additional consultations with Ann Blake-Tracy, you can book one at www.drugawareness.org or sign up for one of the memberships for the International Coalition for Drug Awareness which includes free consultations as one of the benefits of that particular membership plan.

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UK Antidepressant De-Ja-Vu: Lives ‘Left in Ruin by Rising Tide of Depression Drugs

Jo Thompson

Jo Thompson

…ended up in hospital on anti-anxiety pills, and wanted to die when she stopped them Photo: Geoff Pugh/Telegraph

JO EXPLAINS HOW ANTIDEPRESSANTS PRODUCE HAPPINESS: Miss Thompson is still suffering. “Three years have passed, but the ringing in my ears has never gone away and I’m so much more anxious than previously about things that would never have once concerned me. But once you’ve survived withdrawal, you are just glad to be alive.”

This whole scenario is like watching happen in the UK with antidepressants what has been happening in the US for the past two and a half decades….

The Telegraph: Lives ‘left in ruin’ by rising tide of depression drugs

More people are being put on the pills but some experts are now warning they do more harm than good. Julia Llewellyn Smith reports

By Julia Llewellyn Smith

7:00AM BST 27 Apr 2014

Twenty years ago, Henry was living a fulfilled life. A happily married father from the Home Counties, his sales career was going well, he had a wide social circle and played football and golf regularly. “I was a conservative, head-down, career-minded person who enjoyed my life,” he says.

But in 1995, a bout of flu left Henry, then 31, exhausted and lethargic. He visited his GP, who told him he was depressed, and prescribed the world’s most popular antidepressant, Prozac. “Everything appeared completely benign — he said depression was a common complaint, the drugs would fix it and then I’d stop taking them.”

No Improvement But Could Not Get Off the Drug

More than a decade later, Henry was far from cured and still taking antidepressants. “None of the drugs I was prescribed made me feel better, and most made me considerably worse. But every time I stopped them, the symptoms of what I thought was depression — but now know were of withdrawal — returned even more strongly, so I went back to the pills.”

By 2009, he was so unwell that he had to give up work. Finally, suspecting the drugs were the cause of his problems, he quit them, only to enter a new hell.
“It was torture. I thought I was going to die, and I didn’t care. For two years, I was in severe physical pain and so weak I lay all day on the sofa. My cognition was severely affected, I was dizzy, with blurred vision, I couldn’t read a bedtime story to my son and couldn’t remember things that had happened just a few seconds previously.”

Henry — who does not want to reveal his last name because of pending legal action against the drugs manufacturers — is just one of an estimated four million people in Britain taking antidepressants, a number that is rising sharply.

UK Antidepressant Prescriptions:  1 in 3 Women, 1 in 10 Men

Last year, 53?million prescriptions were issued for antidepressants in England alone, nearly double the number prescribed a decade ago, and a six per cent increase in the past year. According to recent research, one in three British women and one in 10 men now take the medication, including popular brands such as Prozac, Cipramil [Celexa] and Seroxat [Paxil], at some point in their lives.

But a growing number of experts now believe depression is vastly overdiagnosed and the drugs can cause far more harm than good.

This week, a new organisation, the Council for Evidence-Based Psychiatry (CEP), whose members include psychiatrists, academics and withdrawal charities, is launching, to educate the public about the risks of antidepressants. A keynote speech will be given by Prof Peter Gøtzsche, co-founder of the Cochrane Collaboration, an international, non-profit organisation that examines vast amounts of medical data to help doctors and patients reach informed conclusions about health.

Prof Gøtzsche, author of Deadly Medicines and Organised Crime: How Big Pharma has Corrupted Healthcare, believes that some drug companies have obfuscated the truth about antidepressants, much as tobacco firms attempted to hide the dangers of cigarettes.

Antidepressants Help Very Few People

“My research has led me to the uncomfortable conclusions that these drugs help very few people. They are often being taken needlessly and, in many cases, ruining lives.

“GPs and psychiatrists hand out these drugs for the most unbelievable reasons — when patients are having marital problems, have failed exams, split up with their boyfriends — occasions that would make anyone feel sad and stressed but don’t indicate clinical depression.

“In such cases, and also in truly depressed patients, the patients will feel better anyway with the passing of time, but doctors and patients attribute their recovery to the antidepressants. When they stop the drugs, withdrawal symptoms will often make them feel bad. This is often misdiagnosed as the depression not being cured, so they are told to continue taking the pills, sometimes for life.”

Jo Thompson, 31, an NHS researcher, was prescribed antidepressants three years ago for anxiety about her university final exams. “What I was going through — worrying about the future and choices I was making — was completely normal, in retrospect,” she says.

Her GP wrote her a prescription for lorazepam, a potent benzodiazepine or anti-anxiety drug, which are currently in vogue, with 16.5?million being prescribed in the UK last year, and to which around one million people are thought to be “accidentally” addicted — compared with 300,000 illegal heroin and crack cocaine addicts.

Miss Thompson took the pills but rather than feeling calmer, she went “through the roof”. “Within days, normal life became unmanageable,” she says. “I stopped eating. I’m a very sociable person but I became a hermit. Any sudden sensation terrified me, to the point where I daren’t step into the shower, so I stopped washing. I thought I was going mad.

“In my naivety, it never occurred to me that they might be the drugs’ side effects. They had been given to me by a doctor to make me better, so how could they be making things considerably worse?”

Miss Thompson ended up in hospital. “I was a shivering shell, not sleeping at all,” she says. Increasingly concerned at doctors’ insistence on trying different antidepressants and upping doses, she discharged herself and decided to stop the drugs overnight. As with Henry, and 72 per cent of antidepressant users surveyed by CEP, doctors had given her no warning about the dangers of “cold turkey” withdrawal from benzodiazepines.

“I had no idea of the horrors that awaited me. Every second of the day was hell. I was a zombie, but one that couldn’t sit down. I just paced up and down, and asked my parents if I was going to die. I couldn’t be left alone. In the car, I was overwhelmed with the urge to throw myself out on to the motorway.”

When Miss Thompson later tackled her GP about his lack of advice, he became very defensive. “He just mumbled about not having any training,” she says.
During his time as an NHS psychotherapist, Dr James Davies, co-founder of CEP, was amazed at how freely antidepressants were handed out. “People were being medicated entirely unnecessarily, when they weren’t suffering from mental-health disorders but from understandable, sometimes even necessary, human experience.”

Although official advice is to prescribe antidepressants in conjunction with counselling, in practice long waiting lists mean this rarely happens.

“It’s cheaper and quicker to prescribe antidepressants than investigate the root cause of sadness,” says Dr Davies. “The other problem is mental health practitioners aren’t introduced during training to the growing body of critical research on the drugs.”

WHO Warns Antidepressant Use “Through the Roof”

Antidepressants enjoy global popularity (the World Health Organisation recently warned that antidepressant use in many countries had gone “through the roof”, with one in 10 people in Iceland taking the drugs), but they were invented only by accident, when scientists searching for a tuberculosis cure noticed, in 1952, that sick people became more cheerful after taking the anti-infection drugs they were developing.

Sylvia Plath’s Antidepressant-Induced Suicide

No one understood how the drugs worked, but since mental illnesses were usually tackled through partial lobotomies, brain injections or the electroshock treatment recorded by Sylvia Plath in The Bell Jar, a straightforward pill was hugely appealing. [Keep in mind that Sylvia Plath killed herself on an antidepressant and her husband and biographer both blamed the drug for the suicide. http://www.theguardian.com/books/2001/aug/08/artsandhumanities.highereducation ]

Over the following decades, drug companies explained that depression was caused by a chemical imbalance that drugs could cure. But this theory has never been proven. “These drugs create a chemical imbalance, which is why it is so difficult for patients to get off them,” says Prof Gøtzsche.

Little Evidence Antidepressants Help, Instead Do Harm

In fact, he says, there’s little evidence that antidepressants help anyone. “In cases of mild depression, their effect is small. Nice [the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence] recommends that antidepressants are not routinely prescribed for people with mild depression. But even in severe cases, research shows only 10 per cent of people will feel better than if they used a placebo.

“Some people ask me if I’m worried that by pointing this out people will decide to come off their drugs and become very ill,” he continues. “But I’m not afraid of that, provided patients taper off their drug slowly in collaboration with their doctor. What I’m afraid of is the harm being done to so many healthy people.

“Furthermore, there are case reports in patients and controlled experiments on animals that suggest that the drugs could perhaps cause permanent brain damage; we are currently studying this.”

Miss Thompson is still suffering. “Three years have passed, but the ringing in my ears has never gone away and I’m so much more anxious than previously about things that would never have once concerned me. But once you’ve survived withdrawal, you are just glad to be alive.”

Nine years after he began withdrawal, Henry estimates he is only 80 per cent better and has just returned to work.

“Last year, a psychiatrist told me it’s unlikely I ever had depression at all, I was just run down and needed rest. Because I innocently accepted my GP’s diagnosis, I’ve lost 20 years of my life,” he says.

Original Article: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/features/10789916/Lives-left-in-ruin-by-rising-tide-of-depression-drugs.html

Ann Blake Tracy, Executive Director,

International Coalition for Drug Awareness

www.drugawareness.org & http://ssristories.drugawareness.org
Author: ”Prozac: Panacea or Pandora? – Our Serotonin Nightmare – The Complete Truth of the Full Impact of Antidepressants Upon Us & Our World” & Withdrawal CD “Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!”

WITHDRAWAL WARNING: In sharing this information about adverse reactions to antidepressants I always recommend that you also give reference to my CD on safe withdrawal, Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!, so that we do not have more people dropping off these drugs too quickly – a move which I have warned from the beginning can be even more dangerous than staying on the drugs!

WITHDRAWAL HELP: You can find the hour and a half long CD on safe and effective withdrawal helps here: http://store.drugawareness.org/ And if you need additional consultations with Ann Blake-Tracy, you can book one at www.drugawareness.org or sign up for one of the memberships for the International Coalition for Drug Awareness which includes free consultations as one of the benefits of that particular membership plan.

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