A mentally-disturbed mother who was found hanged in
her flat near the strangled bodies of her two children told a psychiatrist she
“wanted to take her son’s life and then her own” three weeks before they died, a
coroner’s inquest was told yesterday.
Concerned she might injure herself
and others, she was sent to hospital for compulsory observation.
MALAYSIA: Singer Loh Guik Hong, who was found dead at the foot of a condominium
block in Gurney Drive on Saturday, had planned to retire but put it off
following pleas from her fans.
A close friend of Loh told newsmen
yesterday that the singer was sick of the nightlife after being in the business
for over 10 years.
Q:I have been taking Effexor XR for two
years. At first I was pleased that it relieved the anxiety, depression and
excessive worrying I had been suffering. Then I began experiencing insomnia and
night sweats and decided to taper off this antidepressant.
Dead Malaysian singer wanted to quit
BUKIT MERTAJAM, MALAYSIA: Singer Loh Guik Hong, who was found dead at the foot of a condominium block in Gurney Drive on Saturday, had planned to retire but put it off following pleas from her fans.
A close friend of Loh told newsmen yesterday that the singer was sick of the nightlife after being in the business for over 10 years.
“One year ago, she had to undergo a knee operation after consuming slimming pills and began thinking of retiring,” he said yesterday at Loh’s family home in Kampung Berapit.
“However, her diehard fans were strongly against it.”
ICFDA on Drug Discontinuation: Dropping “cold turkey” off any medication, most especially mind altering medications, can often be MORE DANGEROUS than staying on the drugs.
A REMINDER: IT IS EASIER TO GET DOWN OFF A MOUNTAINTOP ONE GUARDED STEP AT A TIME THAN TO JUMP FROM THE TOP TO THE BOTTOM.
No matter how few or how many side effects you have had on these antidepressants, withdrawal is a whole new world. The worst part of rapid withdrawal does not hit for several months AFTER you quit. So even if you think you are doing okay you quickly find that it becomes much worse.
Paragraph 7 reads: “Fessenden disputes reports that his son was taking multiple prescription drugs. He said his son recently went off anti-depressants.”
“Is there really an alternative to anti-depressant drugs? YES, YES, YES!” Hello Ann B Tracy, Fourteen months ago I was struck down with any parent’s worst nightmare. My beloved 33-year-old son committed suicide. He had been taking anti-depressants for about 4 years, and I may never be sure if these influenced his actions. My story…
Mass. group sues Paxil drugmaker By Ellen Barry Globe Staff A group of Massachusetts plaintiffs filed a class-action suit earlier this month against the maker of the blockbuster antidepressant Paxil, alleging that withdrawal from the drug brought on such ill effects as nausea, sweating, agitation, tremors, insomnia, dizziness, and the sensation of electric ”zaps” in…