ANTIDEPRESSANT: Makes Teenage Girl Angry All the Time: Massachusetts

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

How tragic that this poor young woman would have to turn to
the Dear Abby column (or whatever they call it now) for help with this! Why
would her own doctor not know enough to explain to her that this antidepressant
is causing her blood sugar to drop producing adrenalin rushes as the body’s
attempt to normalize sugar? Since adrenalin is your fight or flight hormone it
is no wonder she is angry all the time and no wonder it affects relationships as
the patients become meaner and meaner when they cannot control their blood sugar
levels due to the effects of these drugs.

You ask if she has been screened for diabetes? I may not show
up yet, but soon will with her pancreas experiencing that strong of a negative
effect from the antidepressant. This is a very bright young woman to be able to
notice what effect this drug is having upon her. And her mother may change her
mind about having her daughter take the antidepressant when her daughter
violently attacks her in a rage produced by the drug! What a shame her
mother is not listening to her as she cries out for help knowing what
violence the drugs are causing her to be capable of, yet frightened to verbalize
those horribly violent thoughts previously so completely foreign to
her.
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Last part of paragraph two reads:  ” However, the
antidepressant causes me to be uncontrollably angry
all the time.
I also don’t sleep well when I take it, which just adds to
my irritability. It has gotten so bad that it has started to affect my
relationships with friends and family.”

http://www.southcoasttoday.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20091130/LIFE/911300302/-1/ENTERTAIN

Teen frets taking her antidepressants

By Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar
November 30, 2009 12:00
AM

Dear Annie: I am a 16-year-old girl who still wets the bed. I have
tried everything from wearing an alarm to taking medication.

I am now on
a prescription that works by telling my kidneys to stop producing urine,
although it doesn’t work all the time. A urologist prescribed an antidepressant

that prevents me from sleeping too deeply. With the combination of these two
medicines, I no longer wet the bed. However, the antidepressant causes me to be
uncontrollably angry all the time. I also don’t sleep well when I take it, which
just adds to my irritability. It has gotten so bad that it has started to affect
my relationships with friends and family.

My mom wants me to keep taking
it because it works. But, Annie, I don’t like being angry all the time, and I
don’t want to be on medication for the rest of my life. What can I
do?

­ At a Loss

Dear At a Loss: Most teens with enuresis are
exceedingly deep sleepers, and many also have a small bladder, exacerbating the

problem. We assume you have been screened for diabetes and a genetic link, and
that you don’t drink alcohol. Many sufferers do well with a moisture-sensor
alarm, and we’re sorry that doesn’t work for you. The other common treatment is
the medication you currently are using. However, since you are having unpleasant
side effects, please discuss this with your doctor. It’s possible your dosage
can be altered so you can still get the benefits without such a big emotional
swing. Also discuss exercises to strengthen and enlarge your bladder. For more
information and to keep abreast of new developments, contact the National Kidney
Foundation (kidney.org) at 1-888-WAKE-DRY
(1-888-925-3379).

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LEXAPRO: Artie Lange Arrested for DUI: New York

NOTE FROM Ann Blake-Tracy: Artie is right – Lexapro
would be the cause of his DUI whether he was sober or not. Considering the
strong negative effect SSRI antidepressants have upon the pancreas as they cause
drops in blood sugar and lead patients into mania (Dipsomania is described as an
“overwhelming craving for alcohol”.) it should be no surprise to anyone that an
SSRI would be the cause of many DUIs. If he is still sober, he deserves a medal
for being able to stay that way while on an SSRI antidepressant!!

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Paragraphs 2 & 3 read:  “ Artie Lange was noticeably quieter than usual on
Monday morning’s broadcast, only peppering the on-air conversations with an
occasional joke or cutting remark.  About two hours into the broadcast,

Artie Lange finally broke his silence about Friday’s DUI.  After stating
that: “for once I’m actually doing something sensible and listening to my lawyer
and not talking about it,”
Artie Lange went on to tease the audience
with a few details of the incident that catapulted him to the top of Google
Trends on Friday
, despite The Howard Stern Show having been off air for

a full two weeks.”

Artie Lange insists that he blew a 0.0 on
the Breathalyzer test t
hat he was given at the scene of the
accident.  Artie Lange also reported that he was also given a urine test at
the police statio
n.  Artie Lange states that
there were no illicit drugs in his system, and that all the analysts will find
that could possibly explain his erratic driving is the
antidepressant
Lexapro.”

http://www.examiner.com/x-11279-Howard-Stern-Examiner~y2009m7d13-Is-Lexapro-to-blame-forArtie-Langes-DUI

Is Lexapro to blame for Artie Lange‘s DUI?

July 13, 9:05 AM

At long last, The
Howard Stern Show
returned to the air live this Monday morning.  With
the abundance of celebrity news to catch up on and current box office topper
“Bruno” in the studio, Howard Stern Show fans really only wanted to hear about
one thing: Artie

Lange’s DUI.  After proclaiming that he had been clean and sober for
months, Artie Lange was arrested on suspicion of DUI on Friday after a fender
bender in Tom’s River, New Jersey.

Artie

Lange was noticeably quieter than usual on Monday morning’s broadcast, only
peppering the on-air conversations with an occasional joke or cutting
remark.  About two hours into the broadcast, Artie Lange finally broke his
silence about Friday’s DUI.  After stating that: “for once I’m actually
doing something sensible and listening to my lawyer and not talking about
it,”  Artie

Lange went on to tease the audience with a few details of the incident that
catapulted him to the top of Google Trends on Friday, despite The Howard Stern
Show having been off air for a full two weeks.

Artie
Lange
insists that he blew a 0.0 on the Breathalyzer test that he was given
at the scene of the accident.  Artie Lange also reported that he was also
given a urine test at the police station.  Artie Lange states that there
were no illicit drugs in his system, and that all the analysts will find that
could possibly explain his erratic driving is the antidepressant

Lexapro.

Artie Lange spoke openly about his struggles with depression in
his recent bestselling book “
Too Fat to Fish
.”  In the past, the comedian has rejected the idea of
taking antidepressants to treat his mood, despite his willingness to dabble in
the spectrum of illegal substances.

But could Lexapro really be to blame
for Artie Lange’s DUI?  Fans, friends and family members of Artie Lange are
all thinking the same thing: the whole story sounds too fat to fishy.  In

Artie Lange’s defense, the official website for Lexapro lists among the
drug’s safety precautions:
“Patients should be cautioned about operating hazardous machinery, including
automobiles, until they are reasonably certain that Lexapro does not affect
their ability to engage in such activities.”  Although Artie Lange did not
state how long he has been taking Lexapro, he did report that he started it
“recently.”

Artie Lange has stated that he has “a lot to say” about
Friday’s DUI arrest, and that he is looking forward to talking openly on the
subject once his lawyer approves it.  Artie Lange is scheduled to appear in
court on Friday, July 17th.

Author: Liz
Brown

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