Secrecy shrouds Sandy Hook shooting investigation

Sandy Hook Shooting

Secrecy shrouds Sandy Hook shooting investigation

My comment: The title of your article is most definitely an understatement! In 2 1/2 decades of tracking and documenting school shootings for the involvement of antidepressant medications by the shooters and being called as an expert in these cases, I have never seen a case with so much secrecy as Sandy Hook! Why search for antidepressants in these cases? Because out of 70 cases investigated 68 have been on these drugs with listed side effects of both suicide and homicide. I would post that data link for you, but KSL does not allow it. Google International Coalition for Drug Awareness for a list with all documentation. http://www.drugawareness.org/ssri-nightmares/school-shootings/

This type of keeping information from the public on these shootings began with the Virginia Tech shooting though. I was with the first boy shot at Columbine, Mark Taylor, the only one to sue the antidepressant maker for their involvement in the Columbine school shooting, when the news broke about Virginia Tech. He and his mother were visiting me in Iowa at the time after I spent years working as an expert in his court case.

After we did several news interviews on the VA Tech shooting we noticed how quickly the reports from his roommates disappeared who had reported nothing was different about Cho that day. They had reported he got up took his antidepressant with his breakfast like always and got ready and went to class. Interestingly in that case his mental health records disappeared for two years until they mysteriously showed up in a doctor’s office in his own private home. And how long do you have to file a wrongful death case in most states? Two years. Coincidence? Maybe.

It will be interesting to see what all is released tomorrow, but I am not holding my breath!

To follow up the report contained little to help anyone know Adam Lanza’s motive. Yet it said in 2005 he had been diagnosed with Aspbergers, an Autism disorder which means there were eight years in which he could easily have been medicated with antidepressants that are so commonly prescribed for Aspbergers. The drugs work by impairing serotonin metabolism which is known to produce impulsive murder and suicide. And a  journal article out this month demonstrates that 64% of those with Autism disorders are taking antidepressants or other mind altering medications. Anything that impairs serotonin metabolism as antidepressants do are known in medical literature to produce impulsive murder and suicide, extreme violence, suicide, deadly sleep disorder which includes murder-suicide, etc. 

 This article on the report out on Sandy Hook http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765642251/Report-due-on-Sandy-Hook-shooting-investigation.html states that authorities  “… tried within the limits of privacy laws to gather information on his medical treatment.”
So since when do privacy laws apply after murder?! Never in any murder cases I worked! At that point medical records become “evidence” not information protected by privacy laws!

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!

The FDA also now warns that any abrupt change in dose of an antidepressant can produce suicide, hostility or psychosis. These reactions can either come on very rapidly or even be delayed for months depending upon the adverse effects upon sleep patterns when the withdrawal is rapid! You can find the hour and a half long CD on safe and effective withdrawal helps here: http://store.drugawareness.org/

Original article: http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=157&sid=26429501

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Former Utah man accused of killing his wife, a Filipina model

 

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Aiko and James Edward Moore II

After beating his wife to death Jim Moore then called his first wife to apologize for everything he had ever done, alluded to committing suicide, then hung up and attempted to kill himself. This has left his visiting five year old son stranded at an orphanage in the Philippines.

His comment on this picture in May: “Aiko, you are absolutely gorgeous, radiant and blooming, and this photo only begins to capture that essence. How did I get so lucky?”

Another entry on January 1 reads: “HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Greatest Holiday Season EVER!! What more could a father ask for? A loving wife, endearing children, and all together for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year. This is a first for me, and I must say, I wouldn’t trade it up for the world!! I love u all!”

Someone stated in the comments on the following news article about the murder/suicide attempt that this is a nightmare. My response follows:

“A nightmare is right! Now to learn if it was literally a nightmare as it was the case in the murder of comedian Phil Hartman where his wife acted out her nightmare in a REM Sleep Behavior Disorder. Someone needs to ask if Jim was taking an antidepressant (often given after a divorce) because these drugs produce REM Sleep Behavior Disorder known to produce both murder and suicide. In fact 86% of those diagnosed with this deadly sleep disorder are taking antidepressants. Did he stop taking it when he remarried and then start again when the typhoon hit? According to FDA warnings, these abrupt changes in dose can cause suicide, hostility and/or psychosis. There were indications of all three of those in this case.

“Here is your clue that this was not just a normal argument but that something went terribly wrong: “At 1:30 a.m. Wednesday morning, Seddon said she got an incoherent phone call from her ex-husband, James Edward Moore II.

“He basically told me that he’s very sorry for everything that’s happened, that he’s done, to please forgive him,” Seddon said.

“Seddon said Moore threatened suicide, then hung up.” See full articles below…

Remember the case of the elderly man, David Benson, in Southern Utah, who last year on Halloween morning hit his wife in the kitchen in the back of the head with a hammer, then beat her to death with the hammer by hitting her in the face while under the influence of multiple prescription meds. This was a couple so much in love that friends and neighbors said seeing them together was like watching two 16 year olds in love.

As I said in the blog on the case I posted last night of the young man in SLC who stabbed his grandmother 111 times a drug company expert was compelled to testify of his own research on serotonin in a mass murder/suicide case in WY in 2001 (Tobin vs Glaxo). His work, as so many other studies on serotonin since 1950 determined as well, when you impair the body’s ability to metabolize serotonin (serotonin reuptake inhibition – considered the therapeutic aspect of antidepressants) you produce impulsive murder and suicide. The jury determined after hearing all the evidence (something the public has never heard) that the two tablets of antidepressants the man had taken was the main cause of this murder/suicide.

Original article: http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865590535/Former-Utah-man-accused-of-killing-Filipina-model.html

Other news report: http://www.ksl.com/index.php?sid=27623534&nid=148&title=utah-man-accused-of-murder-in-philippines-son-stranded-in-orphanage

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!

The FDA also now warns that any abrupt change in dose of an antidepressant can produce suicide, hostility or psychosis. These reactions can either come on very rapidly or even be delayed for months depending upon the adverse effects upon sleep patterns when the withdrawal is rapid! You can find the hour and a half long CD on safe and effective withdrawal helps here: http://store.drugawareness.org/

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5 Dead in Phoenix Murder/Suicide

 

 

Flower memorial at front door

5 Dead in Phoenix Murder/Suicide

Thanks to Adrianne Tracy Bentley? and Bev Simmons? for alerting us to this case out of Phoenix.

Michael Guzzo ran next door and shot and killed four neighbors and their dogs and tried to kill other neighbors before going home and shooting himself. Several months earlier he had let neighbors know that he could not handle their barking dogs.

Anyone having trouble with sleep cannot handle barking dogs and sleep deprivation is possibly the most common adverse reaction to an antidepressant and even more so in withdrawal from an antidepressant. Sleep deprivation can produce psychotic breaks.

Also anyone with a serious head injury cannot handle loud noises. Add to that the fact that antidepressants make that sensitivity even worse and should never be given to anyone with a head injury. That is according to Neurologist Dr. Jay Seastrunk and the Wellbutrin package insert – still waiting for all the other companies to warn of that. And that is one reason why I have always wondered why we do not have more shootings over kids blaring their music from their cars.

It would not surprise me at all to learn this is the case in this tragedy if anyone will look to find it.

The head injury leaves one in a position of increased possibility of seizure activity. The loud noises and the antidepressants increase that as well. Anger outbursts are also related to seizure activity which is an over stimulation of the brain….all of that is linked together as is the fact that mania which is a form of psychosis is a continuous series of mild seizures. And this all boils down to the fact that if you do not want to go insane avoid as much as possible that will over stimulate the brain – something our world appears to be full of stimulants of every kind possible.

Learn more about this case by reading the original article below:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/29/michael-guzzo-dogs-moore-family-shot-killed_n_4173727.html?ref=topbar

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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MEDS: N.H. State police shoot, kill mother/grandmother on way to work

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WENDY LAWRENCE

MEDS: N.H. State police shoot, kill mother/grandmother on way to work

October 2 on her way to work Wendy Lawrence was apparently stopped by an officer for driving erratically. As with most any of us that sets off an adrenalin rush as the repercussions race through our minds. The problem is when taking antidepressants you have no brakes to stop that adrenalin rush or even slow it down. You quickly learn why adrenalin is the body’s version of “speed.”

Wendy had more reason to experience an adrenalin rush though because a year before in an altercation with police her boyfriend reported the beat her badly. For Wendy, as with Miriam Carey in DC on Thursday afternoon, there was no way to stop the compulsion to react to that adrenalin rush. So Wendy, as so many others before her on these antidepressants have done, went on a high speed chase with police in hot pursuit. When cornered she rammed several police cruisers and was gunned down by officers firing as many as 12 shots.

My comment on this case reported on WCSH TV:

“Why in your written version of the interview with her boyfriend did you leave out the most important comment he made? He said, “She has anxiety. She takes medication. She’s seeing a therapist. She freaked out and I can imagine when they got her right here she just started screaming.”

“This happened only days before the same scenario took place in DC on Capitol Hill with a young woman also on meds with her 1 year old daughter in the car with her. Does anyone want to open their eyes to see what I have witnessed for over two decades of tracking these medication-induced nightmares or do we need multiple cases per day per city nationwide for the world to finally understand why antidepressants test out as amphetamines in the blood thus producing this kind of behavior?

“Now we need to start checking meds of officers who seem to not be able to see any other options but to shoot in these situations. The last time I called for an officer I got one who was on Prozac and diabetic! Will I be calling another one ever? NO AWAY! Not with what I know about these drugs after testifying in criminal cases involving them for two decades!”

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!

The FDA also now warns that any abrupt change in dose of an antidepressant can produce suicide, hostility or psychosis. And these reactions can either come on very rapidly or even be delayed for months depending upon the adverse effects upon sleep patterns when the withdrawal is rapid! You can find the CD on safe and effective withdrawal helps here: http://store.drugawareness.org/

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!”

Link to original TV interview:

http://www.wcsh6.com/news/national/article/258602/44/NH-State-police-shoot-kill-mother-on-way-to-work

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Suspect Dead: Antidepressant Withdrawal: Thursday Afternoon Woman in Capitol Car Chase With Toddler in Car

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Antidepressant Withdrawal: Thursday Afternoon Woman in Capitol Car Chase With Toddler in Car Gunned Down by Police

This sounds like it could be yet another case when it is a woman who rammed a barrier at the Capitol Building before going on a high speed chase with police while a toddler was in the car with her. No word yet on the condition of the child who was rushed to a hospital.

The impulsive actions, the high speed chase, the road rage in ramming a barrier, and doing all of this with a toddler in the car also might include suicide by cop or even murder/suicide by cop. We see all of this far too often with antidepressants and have from the beginning. The term “road rage,” “suicide by cop,” “high speed chase” … all seemed to appear after the introduction of Prozac to the market.

We will keep you updated as it progresses as it has just happened.

Update: The woman was  it was yet another medical professional, a dental hygienist this time, with a “history of “mental illness” which almost always means she had been on antidepressants to induce that mental illness before endangering her child as she did this afternoon in this high speed chase with police after ramming a police car. She had a one year old child in the car with her that was not hurt. So was she given on of these drugs for Post Partum depression?

http://nbcpolitics.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/10/03/20805397-woman-shot-and-killed-by-capitol-police-after-chaotic-chase-from-white-house?lite

This is yet another sad and tragic case for this woman and her family. If this was her child there is yet another little one who will be growing up without a mother.

I have long said that the largest single group I have in serious trouble on antidepressants are medical professionals. I have gathered a few cases that have just popped up as I have looked for some other articles in the past week. I should have that list ready for you ASAP

Update #2: If you understand these drugs and their effects these cases are so easy to predict. The latest report is according to ABC News, Carey had a history of mental health issues and suffered from post-partum depression.

Miriam Carey has been identified by authorities as a dental hygienist in Connecticut.

Former boss Dr. Barry J. Weiss told The New York Times that he and his partner fired Miriam Carey from their periodontics practice last year and cited her “temper” but would not go into detail.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/03/miriam-carey-capitol-shooting_n_4040115.html?ir=Crime&ref=topbar

Then the Washington Post reported that she has a sister in Brooklyn who is a nurse and another sister who has been a long time New York City police officer.

She was at home in Connecticut two days ago and no one knew she was in DC and were shocked to learn that. She also had no identification with her.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/miriam-carey-dental-hygienist-at-the-center-of-car-chase-and-shooting-near-the-capitol/2013/10/03/ad805fec-2c83-11e3-b139-029811dbb57f_story.html

Update #3: Friday morning reports surfaced that she thought Obama was stalking her and they found the meds we all expected to be there! (Article directly below) Remember all the false accusations of abuse that come with antidepressants. False Memory Syndrome is a term coined not long after Prozac was introduced to the market and has been a main issue in some high profile cases including that of Kobe Bryant and the Wenatchee, Washington sex ring case where the state had to pay out $100 Million for wrongfully imprisoning 43 people for as much as two years on false allegations made by a 10 year old girl in foster care who had been on first Prozac and recently switched to Paxil.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/04/dc-chase-motive_n_4043871.html?icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl2%7Csec1_lnk3%26pLid%3D386469

BREAKING NEWS: “Investigators found two medications in the apartment of Miriam Carey: one used to treat schizophrenia and symptoms of bipolar disorder; the other an antidepressant, a law enforcement source briefed on the investigation told CNN.

“Carey’s boyfriend contacted police in December saying he feared for the safety of their child, who was 4 months old at the time, according to a law enforcement source involved in the investigation. The boyfriend said the woman was acting delusional, claiming the president had placed Stamford under lockdown and that her house was under electronic surveillance, the source said.

“He told police that she was suffering from post-partum depression, was having trouble sleeping and was on medication. Carey underwent a mental health evaluation, said the source, …”

http://on.cnn.com/GCpPANp

Update #4: She had been taking the antidepressant Lexapro and the atypical antipsychotic Risperdone….”Authorities who searched Carey’s apartment in Stamford found discharge papers that listed risperidone, a medication to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, a law enforcement source said. They also found paperwork listing escitalopram, an antidepressant commonly prescribed under the brand name Lexapro, according to the source.”

http://www.cnn.com/2013/10/04/politics/u-s-capitol-shooting/index.html?sr=fb100413capitolshootmeds1045p

Update #5: In an interview by Fox 5 out of DC we learn she was in medically supervised withdrawal which will help you understand why the International Coalition for Drug Awareness has since the mid 90’s warned of extreme caution in withdrawal indicating that it should be extremely gradual to avoid serious reactions and a warning now goes out with all our posts. Few doctors know what they are doing in safely withdrawing patients from antidepressants as they are always trying to withdraw patients far too rapidly than they should which the FDA warns can cause suicide, hostility and/or psychosis:

“Her family said she had been suffering from postpartum depression with psychosis but was not dangerous.

“Carey-Jones said her sister had been on medication for postpartum depression but was being taken off the drugs under medical supervision.

“They told her she could get off medication,” Carey-Jones said, adding, “There were no indications she was unstable.”

Read more: http://www.myfoxdc.com/story/23616040/sisters-of-woman-killed-in-dc-chase-question-police-actions#ixzz2gsLxQy4N

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!

The FDA also now warns that any abrupt change in dose of an antidepressant can produce suicide, hostility or psychosis. And these reactions can either come on very rapidly or even be delayed for months depending upon the adverse effects upon sleep patterns when the withdrawal is rapid! You can find the CD on safe and effective withdrawal helps here: http://store.drugawareness.org/

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!”

Original article: http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/US-Capitol-Lockdown-shots/2013/10/03/id/529169?ns_mail_uid=37919261&ns_mail_job=1540175_10032013&promo_code=1513A-1

And finally from one of our Facebook friends Nick Cole comes this warning:

Death by Cop warning

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The Volcano an Ionic Diffuser for Your Home, 33″ Tall on Sale Today

 

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The Volcano, an Negative Ion Essential Oil Diffuser!!!

How exciting!!!! I just heard about that! Whoever invented this negative ion diffuser must have had antidepressant victims in mind because negative ions are incredible for helping to restore someone to normal serotonin levels as negative ions actually aid in serotonin metabolism.

If you have read my information on Dr. Felix Sulman, who was the initial researcher into serotonin in Israel, you know he was doing research on using negative ions to restore those to health who were unable to metabolize serotonin which is the position antidepressants leave you in after using them and is the case with many of those who are depressed even before taking the drugs.

Everyone that suffers depression or has had an adverse reaction to these serotonergic antidepressants needs to have one of these in their home! You get both the negative ions AND the essential oils that work so well in restoring normal brain function. And since it is water based it would also help as a humidifier in your home. With winter coming up this is a great help.

“The Volcano,” a 33″ floor model ionic essential oil diffuser just went on sale for a limited time. It also comes with a remote control! I have never been more excited about a diffuser as I am this one! Now $129.99!!! It was priced at $199.99. They were able to reach a deal with the manufactures and that savings has been spilled onto us. You can see it here – http://whoodie.com/volcano-ultimate-floor-model-diffuser-young-living-essential-oils-p-340.html

And to sign up to get Young Living Oils which are distilled via low temperature so as to preserve the enzymes necessary for ultimate potency and purity go to our site at https://www.youngliving.org/adrianneb

WARNING: In sharing this information about adverse reactions to antidepressants or in sharing alternatives to help them get off the meds I always recommend that you also give reference to my CD on safe and successful 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 long warned can be even more dangerous than staying on the drugs! The FDA warns that any abrupt change in dose of an antidepressant can produce suicide, hostility or psychosis. And these reactions can come on very rapidly! Find the CD here: http://store.drugawareness.org/

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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Are Antidepressants Causing a Worsening of Depression Symptoms?

Someone just shared this article with me and asked what my opinion of it was. The subject of the article is the possibility of antidepressants causing a worsening of depression and possible long term depression.

 

Now Antidepressant-Induced Chronic Depression Has a Name:

Tardive Dysphoria

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Robert Whitaker

June 30, 2011

Three recently published papers, along with a report by a Minnesota group on health outcomes in that state, provide new reason to mull over this question: Do antidepressants worsen the long-term course of depression? As I wrote in Anatomy of an Epidemic, I believe there is convincing evidence that the drugs do just that. These latest papers add to that evidence base.

Although this concern first surfaced in the late 1960s and early 1970s, when a handful of psychiatrists expressed concern that antidepressants were causing a “chronification” of the disorder, it was in 1994 that Italian psychiatrist Giovanni Fava, editor of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, urged the field to directly confront this possibility. He wrote: “Within the field of psychopharmacology, practitioners have been cautious, if not fearful, of opening a debate on whether the treatment is more damaging [than helpful] . . . I wonder if the time has come for debating and initiating research into the likelihood that psychotropic drugs actually worsen, at least in some cases, the progression of the illness which they are supposed to treat.”

******My Response******

Now before I give you what I shared with her, let me say I greatly admire Robert Whitaker for the attention he has been able to bring to the issue of the dangers of and damage caused by antidepressants through his work.

That being said the following is my response to her:

“Well I did not have to read very far before giving you this answer….

“Who was it who wrote the first book on SSRIs in 1991 called “The Prozac Pandora?” with the second edition in 1994 called “Prozac: Panacea or Pandora?” and the third edition in 2001 titled “Prozac: Panacea or Pandora? – Our Serotonin Nightmare”?

“Yep! That was me! And I refer to Giovanni Fava’s work extensively in my book.

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“And what was the main focus of my book from the very beginning? (I do believe you have a copy of the 2001 edition.) The main theme of the book is to show that the hypothesis behind antidepressants is completely backwards and that the existing research shows serotonin (5HT) itself is NOT low in depression, anxiety, etc., but instead is elevated. What is low is one’s ability to metabolize serototonin (5HIAA).

“Yet how do these drugs work? They increase serotonin by inhibiting the metabolism of serotonin even further than the initial problem the patient had with being able to metabolize the serotonin. They are, therefore, making the depression, anxiety, etc. worse, not better.

Has my opinion changed in the least? NO!!!!!! It has only grown stronger with research slowly backing up absolutely everything I said all along.

“Now do I think we need further research as suggested in this article?

“Absolutely not! The research was done decades ago. And all anyone has to do is READ IT! That is why I spent four years gathering it all to put it into one volume for anyone to read. It amazes me that so few in medicine read research! It makes you wonder why they ever even bother doing it!

To order Prozac: Panacea or Pandora? – Our Serotonin Nightmare! click link below:

http://store.drugawareness.org/?wpsc-product=prozac-panacea-or-pandora

To order Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant! in either CD or MP3 click link below: 

http://store.drugawareness.org/?wpsc-product=help-i-cant-get-off-my-antidepressant

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!

The FDA also now warns that any abrupt change in dose of an antidepressant can produce suicide, hostility or psychosis. And these reactions can either come on very rapidly or even be delayed for months depending upon the adverse effects upon sleep patterns when the withdrawal is rapid! You can find the CD on safe and effective withdrawal helps here: http://store.drugawareness.org/

 

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!”

Original article: http://www.madinamerica.com/2011/06/%EF%BB%BFnow-antidepressant-induced-chronic-depression-has-a-name-tardive-dysphoria/

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SHOCKING BENEFITS ON APPEARANCE OF STAYING PRESCRIPTION DRUG FREE!

 

Traci After

TRACI BEFORE MEDS AS A MODEL

Traci Vaillencourt After

TRACI ABOUT A DECADE AFTER MEDS

Several months ago I posted pictures of 12 year old Kara over about eight months that she survived on Paxil before taking her own life to show you the drastic changes in her looks over that period of drug use. Kara did not live long enough for us to see before and after pictures about a decade later. Today I bring you before and after pictures of Traci Lee Vaillancourt just about a decade apart which should be enough to let anyone know they never want to get started on these so called medications we refer to as antidepressants or any other serotonergic medication which is what nearly every pain killer out there is. All of them extremely addictive drugs that lead to more and more drug use.

Sunday in Draper, Utah, just south of Salt Lake City Officer Derek Johnson was ambushed after stopping to check on a car parked at an odd angle on the side of the road. Before he could exit his patrol car the man in the parked vehicle stepped out and pumped 5 – 6 bullets into the officer and his car. The officer was able to place a call into dispatch before running into a tree four blocks away as he passed out from his injuries and lost his life.

Responding officers found 34 year old Traci Lee Vaillancourt, pictured above, shot and in critical condition in the parked car along with the shooter who had shot himself. Above you see a picture of Traci before she was diagnosed with “Hereditary” Angioedema and became addicted to pain killers. The other picture was taken just months ago when she was arrested for shoplifting. What caught my attention was the edema – the most common thing I watch for in someone who is having adverse reactions to an antidepressant.

Angioedema is a blood disorder. But antidepressants produce fatal blood disorders. I had a friend who testified before the FDA Advisory Committee in 1991 on Prozac who told them her blood would be on their hands. She passed away, transfusion dependent due to that blood disorder, just a year and a half later. In fact if you do a Google search for “angioedema” and “antidepressant” the first result you will find is on prescription drug-induced angioedema showing antidepressants and other prescriptions to be the most widespread trigger for the “disease”. It can be triggered by pregnancy, surgery, and a whole long list of medications. In spite of that it seems that antidepressants are often prescribed to treat the disorder. And since edema is listed as a frequent side effect I would question WHY antidepressants would ever be prescribed for angioedema. Either way whether an antidepressant triggered it or her pregnancy triggered it … it seems the odds are high that she was given an antidepressant either before or after the diagnosis.

We have long documented that the use of antidepressants will often lead to the use of pain killers and illegal drugs. So I question what her drug history may have been especially considering she lives in Utah with such a high, high use of antidepressants. Is this yet another life destroyed by antidepressants? Most likely. Will I be investigating that further? Certainly.

But this has also made me realize that we need to do before and after pictures of those whose lives have been destroyed by antidepressant use – just as they do with charts of before and after pictures of those taking illegal drugs. I say that because Traci’s after picture is just much too common a look for those who have been on antidepressants!

Cher Bono reported to friends that she stopped Prozac because of the rapid aging antidepressants can cause. Seems that is nothing compared to what this young woman has gone through. But I have often wondered what Cher’s daughter Chastity, who is now her son Chaz, might have taken to go through such drastic changes in her appearance other than the drugs she took for her sex change. The hormones would explain the changes in sexual appearance, but there was also so much weight gain which is often the result of antidepressant edema.

But when you consider that antidepressants affect hormones so drastically that previously heterosexual patients are becoming homosexual on the drugs (and male fish exposed to them in the womb are being born with ovaries!) and the large majority of homosexuals are taking antidepressants the chances are fairly high that Chastity may have started on antidepressants before deciding to become Chaz.

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 long warned can be even more dangerous than staying on the drugs! The FDA warns that any abrupt change in dose of an antidepressant can produce suicide, hostility or psychosis. And these reactions can come on very rapidly! Find the CD here: http://store.drugawareness.org/

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!”

Original article on Traci can be found here: http://www.ksl.com/?sid=26714771&nid=148&title=sister-describes-downward-spiral-of-woman-connected-to-draper-shooting&fm=home_page&s_cid=featured-1

 

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Scared on Serzone

“I thought maybe that I was nuts, because the doctor just looked at me like I was imagining things.”

 

I have been taking SERZONE for a year. It made me tired all the time, I had horrible nightmares, and I would go through periods of erratic sleep. Some times, I would be awakened in the night with a “deep” chill – then I would get up and lay back down and get hot flushes in my neck and head. As well as orthostatic hypotension. I have tried to get off twice…but each time within a two week period, I would become negative, anxiety prone, suffer frequent loose bowel movements and depressions. Which in turn, would make me go back on, only to suffer severe headaches, tiredness, etc…

I have allergies and when I am on SERZONE, they seem worse. I am now trying to suffer through what I call my personal withdrawal. I am scared to go back to the doctor, because he looks at me like I am nuts when I tell him that I have these side effects…since SERZONE is supposed to be relatively small side effects.

I also have memory problems and heart palpitations. The dreams are the worse. Before I took SERZONE, I really didn’t dream much and rarely if at all had nightmares. With Serzone, I have BAD DREAMS all the time. Sometimes, I wonder if I am crazy. I experience other side effects but they are tolerable.

At first I tried Paxil – that was awful. Then Doxepin, which made me swell, my breasts hurt, joint pain, and earache. I also must say that I went from 106 lbs to 124 lbs. Now that I have gotten off of Serzone, I have already seen a loss of weight. Tell me if you have heard of any of these symptoms on Serzone. Am I crazy?

Right now, I have been off for two weeks – and I am having intestinal problems, diarrhea and constipation at the same time….cramps, chills. The last two times I tried getting off, the symptoms slowly started showing up after exactly TWO weeks of not taking them. This is SERZONE. And they keep saying that SERZONE has the least effects, and that it has a short half life. But, I haven’t seen much about withdrawal associated with this drug, because I believe the studies have not been made to a large degree.

I am 43 years old. I have been on SERZONE for a year and a half. Suffer from chills in my sleep to horrible nightmares. I thought maybe that I was nuts, because the doctor just looked at me like I was imagining things. I complained of ear pain, but had no infections, etc., etc. I appreciate your concern.

Years 2000 and Prior

This is Survivor Story number 78.
Total number of stories in current database is 96

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St. John’s Wort and Acute Insomnia

“SJW must be as powerful a serotonergic as Prozac.”

 

I was so interested when I saw your web site, because from what everyone is saying, serotonin should be added to our drinking supply. Yet not enough is truly known about the brain.

Here is my story. It’s not entirely related to a drug per se, but to St. John’s Wort. I took SJW extract for three weeks in November, three droppers full a day, hoping to stave off winter depression before it hit. I then developed SEVERE insomnia that landed me in the ER twice, and then in the Psych unit. Had a sleep study to no avail. Since then I haven’t been able to sleep without ambien or halcion, despite having no prior history of insomnia. And they keep giving me more serotonergic drugs! I can’t see what it could be besides the St. John’s Wort! And I am only 22!

Zoloft was the worst drug they put me on, and gave me a dissociative panic attack for days on end. I don’t know exactly what my disorder is, but I had a deranged SPECT scan with massive overactivity. Serotonin is a double-edged sword. Watch out! All the research is definitely not in on this one. When I was younger and used to do LSD I had a lot of the same effects that SSRI’s give. They are not that dissimilar.

I would be highly interested if you ever run across anyone who had a severe disabling insomnia somehow induced by excess serotonin. I have talked to one person who had exactly the same thing happen, after a few Prozac, and it turned out they also had a carcinoid syndrome. Now, I know I don’t have this, but I don’t know how to explain any of what I have been through without mentioning the St. John’s Wort, because until that day I was 100% fine, and since then I have been unable to sleep and feeling restless. They had put me on tricyclic antidepressants and then several different SSRI’s which honestly haven’t improved things, and which I secretly discontinued. It’s not like I am depressed anyway, and in fact was in the Psych Hospital for sleep deprivation and released because they couldn’t find any evidence of a mental problem. They said maybe I was manic, but I wasn’t really hyper and had no response to Lithium or Depakote. Then they withdrew that diagnosis, only to say they didn’t know what was wrong with me.

But the thing about the SJW is this: I was on it for about three weeks of a black mood, when I honestly felt my mood lift… then I called everyone and said, “Gee this stuff really works!” Then within days the massive insomnia came. Now my mood is not so great, and I still can’t sleep. So I fail to see what induced it otherwise. All in all it’s weird. SJW must be as powerful a serotonergic as Prozac. I don’t think, if it’s so powerful, that it could really be free of side effects, even if it is natural. That is a rather grandiose claim, made by Howard (? Harold) Bloomfield, the doc who did all the SJW research. My three cents:)

Note from Ann Blake-Tracy:

Something to consider is that “Sleepless in California” had used a drug (LSD) in the past that produces high levels of serotonin. It may be that St. John’s Wort used by someone who has higher levels of serotonin already may find that they have adverse reactions to St. John’s Wort. This would also raise questions about those who have previously used an SSRI using St. John’s Wort. And to answer the question about higher levels of serotonin and insomnia, I refer you to the information in my book PROZAC: PANACEA OR PANDORA? which demonstrates that high levels of serotonin will lower the metabolism of serotonin and results in insomnia.

(Sleepless in California)

Years 2000 and Prior

This is Survivor Story number 81.
Total number of stories in current database is 96

 

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