Accutane & Birth Control: Yaz, Yasmin & Diane-35 – Dying for Better Skin!

Julian

Julian Cocciolone Lost His Life to Suicide on Accutane

Dying for better skin
A look at the dangerous – and sometimes deadly – side-effects…

The Australian news show “Sunday Night” has just aired an excellent investigative report on Accutane, and the birth control pills Yasmin, Yaz, Diane-35, all being prescribed for acne. Yet the drugs are killing the young users by either suicide or strokes. Find the link to the excellent piece below.

About three weeks ago on August 17 the Daily Mail out of London published an article by a “doctor” stating that the acne drug, Accutane, which carries a warning for suicide, is still worth trying (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2396167/Its-linked-suicide–acne-drug-Roaccutane-worth-trying.html) The following day on August 18 I posted a reply to that article titled “Accutane, with Black Box Warning for suicide, is still worth trying???” questioning why, with such a serious warning would anyone want to try this deadly drug? ( http://www.drugawareness.org/accutane-with-black-box-warning-for-suicide-is-still-worth-trying/)

But last week I was contacted by our New Zealand Director for the International Coalition for Drug Awareness, Tracy Lee, who shared with me the following television investigative report from the program “Sunday Night” out of Australia. Well when I saw it aired on August 18 it was easy to put two and two together to see why the Daily Mail article came out the day before. Clearly the drug maker had caught wind this news expose was coming out on the 18th and they wanted to head off the bad publicity. I see this all the time.

I strongly urge you to watch the following very well done half hour television investigative report on the dangers of, not only Accutane, but also the birth control pills Diane-35, Yasmin ,Yaz, which are being prescribed for acne as well and killing the young users via strokes.

http://au.news.yahoo.com/sunday-night/features/article/-/18498850/deadly-effects/

Because Accutane is known to produce drops in blood sugar producing hypoglycemia it is easy to understand how it can produce both depression and suicide. But also keep in mind that the depression caused by the Accutane can lead to an additional prescription for antidepressants to treat the medication-induced depression which will in turn magnify the suicidal tendencies produced by the first drug.

You will find that Julian’s father became so completely distraught over Julian’s death that he took his own life. Let’s hope and pray that he was not given antidepressants which pushed him over the edge to suicide thus causing prescription drug-induced suicide to take the lives of half of this family.

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!”

 

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ANTIDEPRESSANT & ALCOHOL: Suicide: British Judo Star Tipped for Olympics: UK

NOTE FROM Ann Blake-Tracy (www.drugawareness.org):

ANTIDEPRESSANTS CAUSE CRAVINGS FOR ALCOHOL!!!! [AM I SHOUTING? YES I AM SHOUTING!!! AND I HAVE BEEN SHOUTING THAT ANTIDEPRESSANTS CAUSE CRAVINGS FOR ALCOHOL FOR TWO DECADES!] LET ME REPEAT THAT: ANTIDEPRESSANTS CAUSE CRAVINGS FOR ALCOHOL!!!!!

Antidepressants cause this alcohol craving in several ways:

– by dropping the blood sugar
– by producing mania, one type of mania is known as “dipsomania” which is described as an “uncontrollable urge to drink alcohol”
– by increasing serotonin which has been shown in medical research to cause cravings for alcohol (see SSRIs & Alcoho at www.drugawareness.org)
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Paragraph four reads: “But an inquest heard he had secretly been battling depression after splitting with the mother of his daughter – and in the early hours of New Year’s Day he was found dead in his home in Mold, North Wales.”

Paragraph thirteen reads: “When their relationship broke down, he moved back into his family home where he began a course of anti-depressant drugs.”

Paragraph twenty reads: “Toxicology results showed he was more than three times the drink-drive limit. . . ”

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1267219/Robert-Gallagher-UK-Olympic-judo-hopeful-hangs-black-belt.html

Monday, Apr 19 2010 3PM

British judo star tipped for Olympic glory hangs himself with own black belt after breaking up with girlfriend
By Daily Mail Reporter

Last updated at 1:39 PM on 19th April 2010

A British judo star tipped for success at the 2012 Olympics hanged himself with his own black belt after struggling to get over splitting from his girlfriend, an inquest heard.

Firefighter Robert ‘Robbie’ Gallagher, 23, was so talented in martial arts he was listed as one of the amateur sportsmen expected to shine during the London Olympics.

He was known across the Judo world for fighting in the 66kg weight category and was one of Britain’s top judo players in 2005, when he was in the British junior squad.

But an inquest heard he had secretly been battling depression after splitting with the mother of his daughter – and in the early hours of New Year’s Day he was found dead in his home in Mold, North Wales.

His father Robert Gallagher Snr, said: ‘We as a family are so saddened by Robbie’s untimely death and we miss him greatly.

‘He was into his judo and was a contender for the 2012 Olympic games and was a retained firefighter, hoping to have a future full-time in firefighting.

‘He had been a mischievous happy person and enjoyed his life. He wanted to achieve the very best.’

Mr Gallagher started judo when he was five before later taking up the sport at the highest level.

He was British judo champion three times and represented North Wales Fire and Rescue Service at the 2008 World Firefighting Games at the Echo Arena, Liverpool.

A British Judo Association spokeswoman said after his death: ‘British judo is extremely saddened by the loss of Robbie Gallagher.

‘A talented judo player, Robbie will be missed by players and coaches alike.’

An inquest heard last Friday how Robbie had been with girlfriend Sophie Bell-Halfpenny for four years, and together they shared a home and daughter Evie.

When their relationship broke down, he moved back into his family home where he began a course of anti-depressant drugs.

Miss Bell-Halfpenny told the hearing her former partner had threatened suicide on several occasions, explaining: ‘He once phoned me at 4am to say he had taken an overdose of sleeping tablets.

‘Then he came up to my house and and was waving his judo belts at me saying he was going to take his own life.’

The inquest in Mold heard how the judo ace had gone to a pub on New Year’s Eve to see in 2010 with some friends but had then gone back home to hang himself.

His father said he did not realise his son had returned home early until he went to have a cigarette outside shortly after midnight, and heard a noise from their garage.

He stepped inside and made the horrific discovery of his son hanging by his own judo belt.

A post-mortem examination revealed the father-of-one had died from asphyxia caused by hanging.

Toxicology results showed he was more than three times the drink-drive limit. He did not leave a note.

Recording a verdict of suicide, North East Wales coroner John Hughes, told the family: ‘I want to tell you how desperately sad I was to hear of your misfortune, especially as it was someone as young as your boy.’

After hearing of his death last January, a spokesman for his former school, Alun School, said: ‘We are very sad to hear this news.

‘He was a very outgoing character who was well liked by all the staff. He always had a big smile on his face.

‘We remember him fondly as a very fit lad, he could turn his hand to anything, but judo was his sport.

‘Robbie was one of the most gifted athletes we had at the school. He excelled at judo and represented Wales and the UK.

‘He was an excellent judo player and at one time he was in the top group for his age.’

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ANTIDEPRESSANTS: Woman Attempts Suicide 8 Times While on Antidepressants-UK

Paragraphs 18 through 26 read:  “At 12 she was on
antidepressants
, seeing a child psychologist and was educated at
home.

“At the age of 16 she was prescribed  another type form
of antidepressants and was scared of leaving the safety of her
home to go to college.”

“Combined with her BDD symptoms, the anxiety was
too much to bear and the teenager tried to kill
herself with an overdose of painkillers in September 1999. “

“She
was found by her mother Heather Samuels, who rushed her to hospital and saved
her life.”

“It was then Ms Camille was referred to another child
psychologist, but the symptoms proved too much again.”

“At the age of 17
, she tried to end her life again in June 2000, but was saved and finally
diagnosed with BDD.”

“But treatment did not help and at 18, she
tried to take an overdose in the summer of 2001 and October 2001,

each time being rescued by her now ex-partner.”

“For three years
Ms Camille has kept her illness at bay but in summer
2004 tried twice to commit suicide.”

“It was finally at the age
of 23, in 2006, that she hit rock bottom and made what would be
the final attempt to take her own
life.”

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1227516/Attractive-student-suffering-body-dysmorphia-attemptssuicidetimes-seeing-disgusting-figure-mirror.html

Blind to her own beauty: The woman with body dysmorphia who can’t bear to
look at her own reflection

By Daily
Mail Reporter

Last updated at 2:11 PM on 13th November 2009

A
young woman spoke today of her secret battle against a rare body dysmorphia
condition that has caused her to attempt suicide eight times.

Hannah
Camille, 26, regularly gets admiring glances from men, but takes them as looks
of repulsion, not attraction.

Her body dysmorphic disorder blinds her to
her own beauty and makes her feel worthless – despite obvious good
looks.

Recovering: Hannah Camille’s body dysmorphic disorder made her
hate her body so much she tried to commit suicide eight times

Depression: Hannah, pictured at 21, before she hit rock bottom two years
later and made what would be the final attempt to take her own life

The
illness is so severe it has made Hannah try to take her own life eight
times.

Ms Camille, from Walsall, West Midlands, claims when she looks in
a mirror, she cannot see the person everyone else does, but a grotesque, fat
figure.

But now, Hannah thinks she has found the key to battling the
illness – thanks to her passion for photography.

By making herself a work
of art, she says she has managed to look at herself objectively.

Ms
Camille’s nightmare began when she was just nine and started puberty early,
sparking feelings of self-loathing and paranoia.

Hannah said: ‘When I
look in the mirror all I see is where it’s fat. I can see parts of me that look
thin but I push that aside.

‘I see my stomach sticking out, my hips are
wide and my legs are huge.

‘When it first started I can remember thinking
that I wasn’t good enough and believing people thought I was disgusting to be
around.

‘I remember feeling everybody hated me and I used to focus on
everyone’s put downs, and dismiss any compliments.

‘The worst point was
just before I started college, I tried to commit suicide for the first
time.

‘That was when I felt I didn’t care if I’m not alive, that I was
not afraid to die. It was one my lowest points.’

Despite a happy
childhood, Ms Camille was convinced she was fat, ugly and stupid – quickly
developing anorexia.

At 12 she was on antidepressants, seeing a child
psychologist and was educated at home.

At the age of 16 she was
prescribed  another type form of antidepressants and was scared of leaving
the safety of her home to go to college.

Combined with her BDD symptoms,
the anxiety was too much to bear and the teenager tried to kill herself with an
overdose of painkillers in September 1999.

She was found by her mother
Heather Samuels, who rushed her to hospital and saved her life.

It was
then Ms Camille was referred to another child psychologist, but the symptoms
proved too much again.

At the age of 17 , she tried to end her life again
in June 2000, but was saved and finally diagnosed with BDD.

But treatment
did not help and at 18, she tried to take an overdose in the summer of 2001 and
October 2001, each time being rescued by her now ex-partner.

For three
years Ms Camille has kept her illness at bay but in summer 2004 tried twice to
commit suicide.

It was finally at the age of 23, in 2006, that she hit
rock bottom and made what would be the final attempt to take her own
life.

Following a massive nervous breakdown, doctors tried to commit her,
but mother Heather, 69, intervened and she was allowed to stay at home under
24-hour suicide watch.

Heather’s pain, new medication and a therapist –
who suggested using her photography skills to help boost Hannah’s confidence –
proved the turning point.

It was looking back at pictures she had taken
of herself that brought on the start of recovery.

Moving on: Hannah’s
passion for photography triggered her to look at her body objectively and helped
others with a similar condition

Now Ms Camille has just completed her
first exhibition of her photographs at the Chameleon Art Gallery in Walsall to
critical acclaim.

Hannah said: ‘I looked at them and I just saw myself as
an art piece rather than me.

‘It really helped to accept myself and not
think about body and image but a person as a whole.

‘It was then I
contacted other sufferers and offered to take pictures of them.

‘I
believe that it helped them in a way as much as it did me – it was a kind of
group therapy.

‘You are never over BDD but on a good day I can say
I look okay.

‘If I can look in the mirror and say I look okay, that I can
go out and do normal things like window-shop and have a picnic, to me that is
wonderful.

‘To others it can sound mundane, but compared to what I been
though mundane is positive for me. It’s better than how I felt in the
past.

‘I looked at a picture of myself last night and I thought I looked
beautiful.

“It wasn’t because I thought I was attractive – it was because
I looked happy.’

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ANTIDEPRESSANTS: Woman Commits Suicide: England

Paragraph 28 reads;  “Mrs Davis received counselling
and was on anti-depressants,’ he said. ‘Mr Davies said
their marriage had been blissfully happy and he thought the financial problems
had been settled.”

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1223333/Husband-blames-Lloyds-wifes-suicide-bank-pulls-family-firms-overdraft.html

Husband blames Lloyds for wife’s suicide after bank pulls family firm’s
overdraft


Last updated at 3:05 PM on 27th October 2009

A
husband has claimed Lloyds bank was partly to blame for his wife’s suicide after
it suddenly pulled their overdraft.

Mark Davis says the bank’s actions
helped drive his wife Victoria to throw herself in front of a train earlier this
year.

An inquest into her death heard a £16,000 tax demand was also
hand-delivered to the family home on the morning of her suicide.

The
hearing was told Mrs Davis had battled to juggle her job as company secretary
for the family firm and coping with its debts with being a mother to two young
children.

‘Blissfully happy’: Mark and Victoria Davis. He claims
Lloyds bank was partially to blame for her suicide because it pulled their
overdraft

Her husband, from whom she kept secret the extent of the
family’s chauffeur business’s woe, insisted Lloyds TSB was also partly to
blame.

After the inquest, he told how they had been with the bank for
years and had always had the loan renewed on a yearly basis.

This was
suddenly changed to monthly renewals and then finally withdrawn, cutting adrift
the family chauffeur car business which then went bust, he claimed.

‘We
did everything they asked us to do and then they moved the goal posts and kept
moving them. I am extremely bitter about it,’ Mr Davis said.

‘Lloyds bank
holds some of the responsibility for her death. We banked with Lloyds for many
years and had a very successful business. But at the beginning of this year,
they were themselves in serious financial difficulties.

‘We had an
extremely large overdraft of £30,000 which was secured on our house and other
guarantees. Previously it had been renewed annually but suddenly it was only
renewed monthly and then it was pulled completely.

‘How can we run a
business on that basis? I had a letter from the bank yesterday saying they were
still holding a personal guarantee of mine and they wanted it paid.

‘But
my company has now gone into liquidation and as far as I can, I shall make sure
that Lloyds don’t get a penny.’

Mrs Davis committed suicide on railway
tracks near the couple’s home in Chalford, near Stroud in Gloucestershire in
May.

After her death, some 4,000 letters she had hidden away were found.
Ironically, many contained payments from customers that would have eased their
financial problems.

Following the inquest jury’s verdict of suicide, her
husband said he could not understand why she had kept the extent of their debts
from him.

He said: ‘She must have been frightened to tell me because I
can be a bit fiery but she was a very intelligent woman and after what we had
been through, I can’t believe she kept it all from me.’

The inquest in
Cheltenham heard that Mrs Davis had struggled to cope with handling the
company’s debts with being a mother to their two children, aged six and
four.

Mr Davis said she was a ‘fantastic woman‘ and wonderful mother.

‘We went through a low point but we got through it with the help of
counselling and I thought we had come out the other side. I clearly missed
something. Nothing was as important as us and our family,’  he
said.

The inquest heard Mrs Davis went and knelt in front of a train on
May 13 after receiving the tax demand.

Train driver Ian Green told how he
sounded his horn when he spotted someone on the track and that at first, she had
stepped out of harm’s way.

‘As I approached the first short tunnel around
a bend at about 50 miles an hour, I saw a person standing near the line at the
far end. There was work taking place on the line that day so I was not alarmed,’
he said.

‘I immediately sound a double horn warning and the person
stepped back from the line. But as the train drew closer she stepped forward and
knelt down on the line facing away from me. I applied the brakes but there was
nothing I could do to avoid her.’

An Audi belonging to Mr and Mrs Davis
was found parked in a lay-by nearby. The inquest heard there was a three-page
debt management letter on the front seat referring to the unpaid tax bill.

The family firm, Chauffeurwise Ltd, had succeeded at first but had to
sell half its fleet of eight cars when trade slowed, the hearing was told.

By 2008, it was in ‘deep financial trouble’, John Wilson from the
British Transport Police said.

‘Mrs Davis received counselling and was
on anti-depressants,’ he said. ‘Mr Davies said their marriage had been
blissfully happy and he thought the financial problems had been
settled.

‘But since her death 4,000 letters have been found which had
been secreted around the house, and many contained cheques from customers which
had they been cashed would have helped the company’s situation.’

The
inquest heard the Inland Revenue had contacted Mrs Davis several times about the
outstanding debts and that even on the morning of her death, she had not shown
signs of unusual behaviour on the phone.

Her GP Dr Susie Weir said her
health had been generally good until 2006 when she gave her anti-depressants
because she was struggling to cope with working full time and caring for her
young children.

She saw her again in March 2009 and said she did not
remember her being stressed or in a low mood but that she was back on
anti-depressants at that
point.

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