For the first time I know I am not nuts!

“I’ve been on Zoloft for about a year and a half and I’ve hated every day of it.”

I’ve been reading through the posts on this site and thanking God that I really am not crazy!

I’ve been on Zoloft for about a year and a half and I’ve hated every day of it. The days I hate the most are when I can’t afford to refill it. I’ve told my doctor several times to please get me OFF THIS! When I can’t afford it I have to stop abruptly. THAT IS HELL!

My face goes numb. Then I my heart starts to skip so bad I can’t stop coughing. Sometimes it even throws me into a full fledged asthma attack even worse sometimes MAJOR panic attacks!

I just want to know how to stop. I just need to get off it. I am not glad that I am not the only who has had this happen but at the same time it’s bitter sweet because at least I am not alone.

If anyone has suggestions PLEASE email me.



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Lamictal….. The Devils Drug

Lamictal….. The Devils Drug
Cristin Moore
My dad had began taking Lamictal and almost instantly became a ball of ANGER. He even told me that it had been making him just radiate ANGER. He stopped the drug on his own because of how it was making him act and feel…. He seemed to be doing better and back to his self almost instantly after stopping the drug. We spent Saturday night at my sons 2nd Birthday party. Him and my mom just as happy and in love as ever. Sunday my mom did my hair. My dad texted me at 5 pm and told me that my 7 year old could stay with him Monday since she was out of school. At 9:00 at night my sister had dinner with them -everything fine everything normal. At 11:38 pm my sister got a ”good night i love you text” from my mom. At 7:30 am I found my dad dead in the floor with a hunting rifle.Found my mom dead in the bed with 2 gun shots. She was covered up in my sisters bed naked. Her bra and pantys in the trash can outside. Left only a note to his father. Not to any of his three girls. My dad was the kindest most loving caring man in the world. Loved his wife and girls and grandkids more than anything. Lamictal not only killed my father but also my mother. The media didnt mention he was on this new drug.. only that ”It was a murder-suicide I want everyone to know the town is safe.” My seven year old was my dads heart.. he would have never in his right state of mind done that for me and her to find. Shes seeing a child psychologist Im having post traumatic stress syndrome and my insurance doesnt cover mental. It has ruined my life. DO NOT TAKE LAMICTAL!

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Zoloft & Welbutrin

Zoloft & Welbutrin
I was on Zoloft and then Welbutrin for several months when someone said how their students were emotionally flat due to drugs. I realized that was my problem! I did not feel even the slightest twinge of emotion, even when watching movies or in therapy, healing from childhood abuse. I also had serious constipation problems and zero libido when on them. I immediately began taking smaller and smaller doses as prescribed by my psychiatrist. I finally got my heart back!

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I Thought I’d Lost My Mind on Effexor

“The Effexor was 10 times worse than (being hit by a truck).”


Was hit by a truck while a pedestrian…broken hand/ribs/head and thigh took a good whack. I was sleeping about 20 hours a day, no food/no appetite, but very thirsty…chicken broth/mineral water. Two weeks after accident, complaining of head aches, doctor prescribed Effexor. Asked if I was depressed–no–but anxious about outcome of injuries (who wouldn’t be?). Reluctant to take because drugs and I do not get along..allergic/anomalous rxns..other family members as well. Gave me physicians sample. First 2 days nothing…no headache relief…3rd day about 1/2 hour after taking, I had a horrific rxn—thought I had lost my mind, terrified–thought my heart would jump out of my chest–frightful images etc. Called the doctor for help…how to make it stop. Never called back. I drank copious amounts of water and climbed into a hot bath to try to sweat it out. The only thing that saved me was repeating to myself “this is a bad drug rxn. this will pass.” After this, I noticed blurred vision that came and went with no rhyme or reason. The Effexor rxn was 10 times worse than the accident. I got some aspirin at the drugstore and it worked great.



This is Survivor Story number 16.
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It All Started after the Zoloft

“…suicidal urges, feeling out of it, feeling faint, heart racing, nervousness, dizziness, feeling out of it like You’re not here, feeling cold which accompanied the EXTREME anxiety and shaking…”


Jan 22nd & 23rd 2002, I took 25 mg of Zoloft each day.

The 24th I woke up at 7 AM shaking all over & petrified for no reason. I automatically linked it 2 the Zoloft cuz I was great before I took them. Again it happened that night. Friday morning I went to ER, I was given some medicine (did nothing because it wasn’t what was wrong)

For about a week-a week and a half I would be shaking and petrified Mostly the symptoms were at night. Somewhere I read on these boards that it usually happens after the time period that U took the Zoloft. I was taking them in the middle of the day. So maybe that explains why it happened at night. Anyways. My mother slept in my room 1 night, was w/me other nights/& I was even in her room sleeping some nights… I haven’t waked up with that shaking and PETRIFIED since then BUT I have had a long list of other symptoms. I will say which just so U can inform others…stomach aches, diarrhea, stomach burn, chest pain (left, right, middle areas) SPINNING feeling, SWAYING feeling, nausea, WEAKNESS real bad, feeling unreal, VERY sound sensitive, VERY food sensitive, suicidal, suicidal urges, feeling out of it, feeling faint, heart racing, nervousness, dizziness, feeling out of it like You’re not here, feeling cold which accompanied the EXTREME anxiety and shaking.

I got slow motion one time, and very light sensitive once, one time I felt like I was gonna black out (things actually got dark).

So many others probably I missed.

A few calmed down. But sometimes I feel as though I’m worse in some ways.

Sometimes I fear going to sleep; sometimes it’s hard for me to eat cuz my symptoms get worse. And most the time I want to give up. If I weren’t so afraid to do something to myself (afraid of pain or More pain should I say) then I probably wouldn’t be here. It’s sooooo hard to deal with this. Day in and out I get soooo weak and have to lie in bed all the time. I feel sad from this. I feel alone at times. And scared a lot. I mean dr’s don’t agree, and most people say Oh but Half time life on that pill, or oh how could it do that. I worry cuz I heard something on serotonin syndrome, yet I know drs wouldn’t test me, besides I’m afraid to even look at what it is. I mean this only all started right after Zoloft.

My pills were very out of date about a year or 2…

I went through withdrawal b4 but it was NO WHERE near as bad as this. My mom and I also aren’t good with medicine, one time I took generic Tylenol I think 500 mg and I got real nervous. That’s what happens when I take to much medicine.

Anyways that’s enough for now.




This is Survivor Story number 38.
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9-Year Old Nephew on Prozac

“I was infuriated that a child…could be medically prescribed a drug that causes…violence and turmoil in the world.”


I just discovered recently that my nephew, only 9 is on Prozac. I was infuriated that a child, any child whom hasn’t lived in this world long enough could be medically prescribed a drug that causes enough violence and turmoil in the world, when prescribed to adults, let alone children! I am in the process of assisting my sister with this issue, however my nephew is living in a foster home with foster parents and it is my understanding that they (foster parents) and the state of Texas Human Resources are they ones who suggested this “drug” due to the fact that my nephew had currently tried running away. If you have any suggested medical research that could help us, or know people with similar cases, please feel free to give them my e-mail. Thank you very much. My heart goes out to your family. May God watch over you always.

Maria Rodriquez-Olivas



This is Survivor Story number 2.
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