I Also Lost One of My Children to Paxil

“I just wanted you to know that there is another childless parent out here in the world because of these drugs.”


My name is Shannon Baker and I recently saw your post on the IFCDA site about Mathew. (He Never Said Goodbye”–posted on this site) I’ve been also following your case throughout the media. I’m sorry for your loss and I know that these words are of no comfort because there is absolutely no words in any language to express to you what I’d really wish to say and even then I know it would be of no benefit.

I contacted you because I have also lost one of my children to Paxil. My daughter Kara took her own life while withdrawing from Paxil for only 36 hours. She was only 12. She had been on Paxil for 8 months and you could see by the pictures taken within a year’s time that the drug was not only killing her mentally, but physically as well.

I just wanted you to know that there is another childless parent out here in the world because of these drugs. As I’m sure you’re aware that there are much to many of us. I wanted to reach out to you too because I know that parent’s that have lost a child and their death was so senseless, needless and so sudden and incomprehensible. That only a parent that has been through such a loss can relate to another that has experienced the same loss.

I am also filing a Wrongful Death suit against the maker’s of Paxil.

Although I know as you do that we will never have our child’s walk through the door and there is nothing that can compensate us for their life’s that were taken. I can only hope that the public will be made aware and that life’s will be saved. I vow that I will do everything in my power to not let my daughter’s death be in vain.. Here is my website address and a girlfriend’s website address if you’d like to go and look thr! ough the sites.

There’s a story page for my daughter on my website and a memorial page for my daughter on my girlfriend’s site in the UK. Here those addresses are:

PSU -Kara’s Story Homepage

SSRI-Kara’s Memorial

God Bless You and Yours.

Shannon Baker



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Ann Blake Tracy, Executive Director,
International Coalition for Drug Awareness
(DrugAwareness.Org & SSRIstories.Net)
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!”

She has specialized since 1990 in adverse reactions to serotonergic medications (such as Prozac, Sarafem, Zoloft, Paxil, Luvox, Celexa, Lexapro, Effexor, Serzone, Remeron, Anafranil, Fen-Phen, Redux and Meridia as well as the new atypical antipsychotics Zyprexa, Geodon, Seroquel and Abilify), as well as pain killers, and has testified before the FDA and congressional subcommittee members on antidepressants.

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!

WITHDRAWAL HELP: You can find the hour and a half long CD on safe and effective withdrawal helps here: store.drugawareness.org And if you need additional consultations with Ann Blake-Tracy, you can book one at www.drugawareness.org or sign up for one of the memberships for the International Coalition for Drug Awareness which includes free consultations as one of the benefits of that particular membership plan. You can even get a whole month of access to the withdrawal CD with tips on rebuilding after the meds, all six of my DVDs, hundreds of radio interviews, lectures, TV interviews I have done over the years PLUS my book on antidepressants with more information than you will find anywhere else for only $30 membership for a month (that is only $5 more than the book alone would cost) at www.drugawareness.org. (Definitely the best option to save outrageous postage charges for those out of the country!)

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