…my career, my entire family and almost all my friends abandoned me, and my health has been seriously compromised.
In Feb. 2001 I had a severe psychotic reaction to Prozac that I barely survived. I became obsessive compulsive, extremely angry, paranoid, had racing and jumbled thoughts, etc… the result of this reaction was that I lost just about everything- all my money, almost all my possessions, my career, my entire family and almost all my friends abandoned me, and my health has been seriously compromised. I was dumped by my doctor ( he was my primary care physician- the HMO Connecticare could not provide me with a therapist (!) so I had to use this doctor- and he dumped me with a certified letter when I went to see him after the reaction because I was uncooperative!!!!
I can give you all the details you want, but what I want the most is for someone or some organization to look into this horror and do something about it to force those involved to face the truth and compensate me for my losses. I have NO money, and I am exhausted from 1 1/2 years of trying to deal with all the loss. I have had NO success getting ANYONE to help me so far. I cannot follow the advice I have most often heard which is to let it go because this was too painful and I almost did not survive.
I have never had this severe a problem in my life and I hope that you will be able help or at least refer me to someone who can.
I am 46 years old and I have been struggling and mostly succeeding with a 30 year battle with mental illness- I had not been on ANY medication for 7 years prior to taking the Prozac out of desperation- I had been doing well using alternative health methods. My story is one of extreme prejudice against me based on fear of mental illness and the refusal of almost all parties involved to look at the truth and at the evidence.
thank you for your attention
This is Survivor Story number 14.
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