SSRI Antidepressants Linked to Lactation Difficulties

NOTE BY Ann Blake-Tracy (www.drugawareness.org): The following
statement about the benefits of breastmilk are true. But when you are talking
about the benefits of breastmilk coming from a mother on SSRI antidepressants,
there is no basis for benefit from such contaminated milk. The baby is much
better off gathering milk from a mother who is drug free. The only additional
problem at that point is that if the baby survives and does not die from one of
the many horrific birth defects produced by these drugs they will then be
going cold turkey off one of these very addictive antidepressants. It would be
better to wean the baby slowly down off of the breast milk by giving smaller and
smaller amounts of the mother’s toxic contaminated milk while providing more and
more clean breast milk from a donor mom.

Let me give just one example of why I would say this: Over the weekend I
was able to visit once again with a mother of seven that I helped years ago
as she withdrew from her seven year use of Prozac. After she had been completely
off the drug for a year and a half she gave birth to her last child. When the
baby was three weeks old she was passing more blood than stool. Both the family
physician and the pediatrician agreed that it was the Prozac residue in the
mother’s breast milk that was eating away the baby’s intestinal lining to cause
the bleeding. They confirmed this by having the mother gather clean breast milk

to supplement her milk with. Almost immediately after mixing the milk half and
half the bleeding stopped. So, assisting a mother to breastfeed when her milk is
so contaminated may not be in the best interest of the baby after all.

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Breastfeeding benefits both infants and mothers in many ways as breast milk
is easy to digest and contains antibodies that can protect infants from
bacterial and viral infections. The World Health Organization recommends that
infants should be exclusively breastfed for the first six months of life. This
new study shows that certain common antidepressant drugs may be linked to a
common difficulty experienced by new mothers known as delayed secretory
activation, defined as a delay in the initiation of full milk secretion.
Public release date: 26-Jan-2010

Contact:
Aaron Lohr
alohr@endo-society.org
240-482-1380
The
Endocrine Society

Common antidepressant drugs linked to lactation difficulties in
moms

According to a new study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society’s
Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM), women
taking commonly used forms of antidepressant drugs may experience delayed
lactation after giving birth and may need additional support to achieve their
breastfeeding goals.

Breastfeeding benefits both infants and mothers in many ways as breast milk
is easy to digest and contains antibodies that can protect infants from
bacterial and viral infections. The World Health Organization recommends that
infants should be exclusively breastfed for the first six months of life. This
new study shows that certain common antidepressant drugs may be linked to a
common difficulty experienced by new mothers known as delayed secretory
activation, defined as a delay in the initiation of full milk secretion.

“The breasts are serotonin-regulated glands, meaning the breasts’ ability to
secrete milk at the right time is closely related to the body’s production and
regulation of the hormone serotonin,” said Nelson Horseman, PhD, of the
University of Cincinnati and co-author of the study. “Common antidepressant
drugs like fluoxetine, sertraline and paroxetine are known as selective
serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) drugs and while they can affect mood,
emotion and sleep they may also impact serotonin regulation in the breast,
placing new mothers at greater risk of a delay in the establishment of a full
milk supply.”

In this study, researchers examined the effects of SSRI drugs on lactation
using laboratory studies of human and animal cell lines and genetically modified
mice. Furthermore, an observational study evaluated the impact of SSRI drugs on
the onset of milk production in postpartum women. In this study of 431
postpartum women, median onset of lactation was 85.8 hours postpartum for the
SSRI-treated mothers and 69.1 hours for mothers not treated with SSRI drugs.
Researchers commonly define delayed secretory activation as occurring later than
72 hours postpartum.

SSRI drugs are very helpful medications for many moms, so understanding and
ameliorating difficulties moms experience can help them achieve their goals for
breastfeeding their babies,” said Horseman. “More human research is needed
before we can make specific recommendations regarding SSRI use during
breastfeeding.”

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Other researchers working on the study include: Aaron Marshall, Laura
Hernandez and Karen Gregerson of the University of Cincinnati in Ohio; Laurie
Nommsen-Rivers of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Ohio; Kathryn
Dewey of the University of California at Davis; and Caroline Chantry of the
University of California Davis Medical Center in Sacramento.

The article, “Serotonin transport and metabolism in the mammary gland
modulates secretory activation and involution,” will appear in the February 2010
issue of JCEM.

Founded in 1916, The Endocrine Society is the world’s oldest, largest and
most active organization devoted to research on hormones and the clinical
practice of endocrinology. Today, The Endocrine Society’s membership consists of
over 14,000 scientists, physicians, educators, nurses and students in more than
100 countries. Society members represent all basic, applied, and clinical
interests in endocrinology. The Endocrine Society is based in Chevy Chase,
Maryland. To learn more about the Society and the field of endocrinology, visit
our site at www.endo-society.org.

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Bravo! Bravo! Bravo! European Parliament to Investigate WHO & “Pandemic” Scandal

NOTE FROM Ann Blake-Tracy:

Well it appears that Senator Grassley’s persistent questioning
about ties between academic scientists, the pharma industry, and the
FDA has caught on in Europe. The EU Parliment has UNANIMOUSLY called for an
investigation and now the hard questions are having to be answered in the
bogus Swine Flu Pandemic.
And as we were warned in Rev. 18:23 & 24 this great
deception that will cover the earth in our day concerning “sorceries” (the Greek
translation being “pharmakia” – meaning medicine from a pharmacy) is
becoming more obvious by the minute as we are shown the close ties
between those who are suppose to declare safety, science and truth about them
and those who profit from them.
The reason for the deception
is made clear as day – $$$$$$$.
With new information continuing to come out and estimates that
50% of the new medical research is not real research, but instead bogus
infomercials that have been ordered and paid for by the drug industry, it is
apparent that t
his whole medical-industrial complex is
completely broken and corrupt to the core!
Ann Blake-Tracy
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The Health Committee of the EU Parliament has
unanimously passed a resolution calling for the inquiry. The step is a
long-overdue move to public transparency of a “Golden Triangle” of drug
corruption between WHO [World Health Organization], the pharma industry and
academic scientists that has permanently damaged the lives of millions and even
caused death.

European Parliament to Investigate WHO and “Pandemic”
Scandal

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William Engdahl

Global Research
December 31, 2009

The
Council of Europe member states will launch an inquiry in January 2010 on the
influence of the pharmaceutical companies on the global swine flu campaign,
focusing especially on extent of the pharma‘s industry’s influence on WHO. The
Health Committee of the EU Parliament has unanimously passed a resolution
calling for the inquiry. The step is a long-overdue move to public transparency
of a “Golden Triangle” of drug corruption between WHO, the pharma industry and
academic scientists that has permanently damaged the lives of millions and even
caused death.

The
parliament motion was introduced by Dr. Wolfgang Wodarg, former SPD Member of
the German Bundestag and now Chairman of the European Parliament Health
Committee. Wodarg is a medical doctor and epidemiologist, a specialist in lung
disease and environmental medicine, who considers the current “pandemic” Swine
Flu campaign of the WHO to be “one of the greatest medicine scandals of the
Century.”[1]

The text of the resolution just passed by a sufficient number in the
Council of Europe Parliament says among other things, “In order to promote their
patented drugs and vaccines against flu, pharmaceutical companies influenced
scientists and official agencies, responsible for public health standards to
alarm governments worldwide and make them squander tight health resources for
inefficient vaccine strategies and needlessly expose millions of healthy people
to the risk of an unknown amount of side-effects of insufficiently tested
vaccines. The “bird-flu”-campaign (2005/06) combined with the
“swine-flu”-campaign seem to have caused a great deal of damage not only to some
vaccinated patients and to public health-budgets, but to the credibility and
accountability of important international health-agencies.”[2]

The
Parliamentary inquiry will look into the issue of „falsified pandemic“ that was
declared by WHO in June 2009 on the advice of its group of academic experts,
SAGE, many of whose members have been documented to have intense financial ties
to the same pharmaceutical giants such as GlaxoSmithKline, Roche, Novartis, who
benefit from the production of drugs and untested H1N1 vaccines. They will
investigate the influence of the pharma industry in creation of a worldwide
campaign against the so-called H5N1 “Avian Flu” and H1N1 Swine Flu. The inquiry
will be given “urgent” priority in the general assembly of the parliament.

In
his official statement to the Committee, Wodarg criticized the influence of the
pharma industry on scientists and officials of WHO, stating that it has led to
the situation where “unnecessarily millions of healthy people are exposed to the
risk of poorly tested vaccines,” and that, for a flu strain that is “vastly less
harmful” than all previous flu epidemics.

Wodarg
says the role of the WHO and its the pandemic emergency declaration in June
needs to be the special focus of the European Parliamentary inquiry. For the
first time, the WHO criteria for a pandemic was changed in April 2009 as the
first Mexico cases were reported, to make not the actual risk of a disease but
the number of cases of the disease basis to declare “Pandemic.” By classifying
the swine flu as pandemic, nations were compelled to implement pandemic plans
and also the purchase swine flu vaccines. Because WHO is not subject to any
parliamentary control, Wodarg argues it is necessary for governments to insist
on accountability. The inquiry will also to look at the role of the two critical
agencies in Germany issuing guidelines on the pandemic, the Paul-Ehrlich and the
Robert-Koch Institute.

Bravo!

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5/01/2001 – World Health Organization – SSRI Addiction

“A league table of withdrawal and dependency side-effects, published by the
WHO, shows that drugs including Prozac and Seroxat [Paxil] have produced far
more complaints from patients than old-fashioned tranquillisers . . . SSRIs
(selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors), including Prozac, are more
addictive than tranquillisers such as Valium.”

Yesterday, in several major newspapers Lilly placed full page ads offering a
coupon for a month of free Prozac. Do you think they warned the consumer in
those ads that these free pills were addictive? Because so few doctors are
aware of this withdrawal and do not know how to withdraw patients from SSRIs,
after the month on the “free” pills the patient would have to continue to
purchase the drug until they could find my tape on how to get off Prozac
safely.

If you had told me ten years ago, shortly after I began researching the SSRIs
and dealing with patients going through horrific withdrawal from Prozac, that
it would take TEN years for the World Health Organization to finally see what
I was seeing, I would not have believed it. It was so obvious! But I have
waited and waited and waited as I have warned and warned and warned of this
addiction and withdrawal and finally today we see the WHO admit it.

At least the WHO have warned the public now, but where is the FDA? Will they
finally at least admit this much about SSRIs? All of these organizations that
society thinks are there to protect them – where were they as millions
suffered needlessly? How many times do we need to see this repeated with one
drug after another before we realize that there is no protection to the
consumer via these agencies? Obviously “buyer beware” most definitely applies
in this arena of prescription drug use. This is why I feel it is so important
to educate the public about these drugs.

You can mark my words when I say that this is only one of MANY more
admissions that will continue to come confirming all the warnings that I gave
in my book about the SSRI antidepressants, Prozac: Panacea or Pandora?

Ann Blake-Tracy, Executive Director,
International Coalition For Drug Awareness
www.drugawareness.org and author of
Prozac: Panacea or Pandora? ()

http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/health/story.jsp?story=69366

01 May 2001
Home > News > UK > Health

World health watchdog warns of addiction risk for Prozac users

By Robert Mendick

29 April 2001

Prozac, billed for years as a harmless wonder drug, often creates more
problems than the depression it is supposed to be treating, warns the head of
the World Health Organisation’s unit monitoring drug side-effects.

Professor Ralph Edwards says Prozac and drugs similar to it are
overprescribed. A league table of withdrawal and dependency side-effects,
published by the WHO, shows that drugs including Prozac and Seroxat [Paxil]
have produced far more complaints from patients than old-fashioned
tranquillisers prescribed by doctors in the 1970s. Campaigners say this
proves that the drugs called SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors),
including Prozac, are more addictive than tranquillisers such as Valium.

“SSRIs are probably over-used,” says Professor Edwards. “They are used for
relatively minor psychiatric problems, and the issue of dependence and
withdrawal has become much more serious. You risk creating a greater problem.
For serious psychiatric problems, it is worth the risk. But if you are just
tired or going through a bad patch, well, people get over that without
medication.”

A spokeswoman for Eli Lilly, makers of Prozac, accepted there are potential
side-effects including head-aches, dizziness, sleeplessness and nausea but
added: “The benefits of Prozac far outweigh the downsides. Extensive
scientific and medical experience has demonstrated that Prozac is a safe,
effective antidepressant that is well-tolerated by most patients.”

Prozac has been taken by an estimated 35 million people worldwide since its
launch a decade ago. But the reputation of SSRIs as wonder drugs is being
questioned. Research by Dr David Healy, at the University of Wales, appeared
to show that two people in a trial group of 20 became violent after taking an
SSRI.

Dr Healy’s research may be presented as evidence in a High Court case being
brought by the family of Reginald Payne, a retired teacher who was taking
Prozac when he killed his wife then jumped off a cliff. The family is suing
Eli Lilly, claiming negligence and saying the pharmaceutical firm failed to
warn Mr Payne of side-effects, which they say include suicidal and violent
behaviour.

The experiences of Ramo Kabbani on Prozac prompted her to set up the Prozac
Survivors Support Group. In two years, it has taken 2,000 calls. Ms Kabbani
claims SSRI withdrawal causes side-effects ranging from flu-like symptoms
such as dizziness and aching muscles to suicidal tendencies. She began taking
Prozac to combat depression after the death of her 27-year-old fiance from a
heart attack.

“The medication stopped me working through the feelings of grief which had
caused the depression.” she says. “When I came off Prozac I became
super-sensitive and very emotional. I found it worse going through withdrawal
than going through the depression.”

Council for Involuntary Tranquilliser Addiction 0151 949 0102; Prozac
Survivors Support Group 0161 682 3296.

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