Years 2000 and Prior
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No Longer the Same after Six Months on Psychotropics
“Where will it all end? He had never even had a headache before all of this!”
Hello, I am Joey Depew. My husband Bob is 53, a computer artist, self employed for the last 28 years and is no longer the same.
He wanted to stop smoking and was given samples of Wellbutrin (Zyban). He had a bad cold and the GP told him it was most likely lung cancer. Anxiety erupted, followed by a trip to the ER for a possible heart attack. NO CANCER – NO HEART ATTACK, but he was put on a sample two-level dose packet of Paxil for an anxiety disorder. After 4 days of euphoria, then 4 days of hell, he went cold turkey off this killer drug.
Then Lorazapam for sleep, Tarazadon for anxiety and finally a week in a psychiatric hospital. And now he’s taking Serzone. All this in 6 months. And the result, he has been changed–crying, head pains like a grabbing in the back inside of his head, zombie-like some of the time and sensitive to light-sound-movement.
Where will it all end?
He had never even had a headache before all of this!
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