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:
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!”
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