Celebrity Speaks Out About Horrors of Antidepressant Withdrawal

‘IT’S HELL’

I’m A Celebrity’s Iain Lee reveals he feels suicidal as he withdraws from anti-depressants… (read full article on link below)

I have been supporting those going through antidepressant withdrawal for almost 30 years & can say that if you are suicidal in withdrawal as this man is reporting, it means you are coming down too fast! It does not need to be so difficult, but sadly the warnings about this are not given to patients as they should be. Withdrawal can be the most dangerous period of using antidepressants IF you do not know HOW to withdraw gradually enough to be both safe & successful in the withdrawal.
I have warned & warned & warned of this for decades putting my first CD out on antidepressant withdrawal in 1999 just after the first big high profile  antidepressant-induced school shooting in America, Columbine. I was so tired of repeating myself over & over & over again giving the specifics on how to safely come off these drugs. And I feared the media attention on this terrible shooting would result in so many more wanting off their meds that it would be impossible for me to continue giving these instructions one on one. I knew I had to give this info out in a way to reach millions and this Help! MP3 was born….

Help! I can’t get off my antidepressant/serotonergic med!  MP3

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Safe withdrawal from these drugs must be an EXTREMELY gradual process (months & often years) to allow the body & brain time to readjust for the drug no longer being there. There is too much of a steroid effect when these these drugs increase cortisol at such an astronomical rate (Petralgia, 1984). It took doctors a very long time to learn that withdrawal from steroids must also be an EXTREMELY gradual process & it only follows that this is also the case with these drugs.
I certainly hope this man did not just stop using the drug or cut it by half or even a quarter! If so he is learning why patients have always referred to that as “hell & back”! We have a huge support website here at www.drugawareness.org and dozens of Facebook support groups where we educate about these drugs & their effects & try to help those who have come down too quickly. But we prefer to prevent what they are currently suffering by warning before any attempt to withdraw. I have never seen a group of drugs so dangerous & difficult to withdraw from! Doctors have got to wake up to this!

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‘IT’S HELL’ I’m A Celebrity’s Iain Lee reveals he feels suicidal as he withdraws from anti-depressants

 

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Ann Blake Tracy, Executive Director,
International Coalition for Drug Awareness
(DrugAwareness.Org & SSRIstories.Net)
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!”

She has specialized since 1990 in adverse reactions to serotonergic medications (such as Prozac, Sarafem, Zoloft, Paxil, Luvox, Celexa, Lexapro, Effexor, Serzone, Remeron, Anafranil, Fen-Phen, Redux and Meridia as well as the new atypical antipsychotics Zyprexa, Geodon, Seroquel and Abilify), as well as pain killers, and has testified before the FDA and congressional subcommittee members on antidepressants.

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: 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. You can even get a whole month 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 my book on antidepressants with more information than you will find anywhere else for only $30 membership for a month (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!)