Last month I was prescribed a low dose of nortriptyline (10mg) to help with nerve pain. After a week I was told to increase my dose to 20mg. On day 9, I woke up with severe depression. I had been feeling mildly depressed on and off because of chronic pain, but this was different. It…
NOTE FROM Ann Blake-Tracy (www.drugawareness.org): Could this be the problem with Glenn Beck’s eyes that is causing him to lose his sight? Antidepressants are not the first medication to be linked to a higher risk for cataracts. Beta blockers, steroids (oral or inhaled) and recently hormone replacement therapy (HRT) have all been linked to elevated risk…
“Let’s set the record straight
once and for all — Brittany was not taking any medication for her mood, for
anorexia,” Murphy’s husband Simon Monjack said. “It’s utterly ridiculous
that these rumors have perpetuated.”
Investigators found prescription
medication for depression, seizures, anxiety and pain. Monjack told Lauer his
late wife used Vicoprofen and Sarafem during her menstrual cycle. “Most of the
medications are mine. I suffer from seizures,” Monjack declared. The
screenwriter began to stutter and added, “I suffer from, you know, heart… my
heart stopped on December 3rd when we landed from Puerto Rico.”
A mother was jailed for six years today
for killing her 20-month-old son by doping him to make him sleep.
Laura-Jane Vestuto, 28, crushed anti-depressant pills prescribed to her
and fed them to toddler Renzo.
She had been giving the medication to
Renzo for weeks before he developed breathing problems and died after being
taken to hospital in September 2007.
Oldies radio stations around the country are debating whether to continue playing the music of one of the quintessential ’60s groups, the Mamas and the Papas, in the wake of Mackenzie Phillips’ allegations that she had an incestuous relationship with her father, group founder John Phillips.
“I just had a long discussion with our morning show team,” said Jay Beau Jones, program director of Boston’s WODS, “Oldies 103.3,” a long-running CBS Radio affiliate. On Friday morning, disc jockeys Chris Zito and Karen Blake will invite their audience to call in and talk about Phillips and his musical legacy. “Obviously, this is a horrific, car-crash type of story,” says Jones. “If the station plays ‘California Dreamin” or ‘Monday, Monday,’ my concern is the audience will have a negative reaction and turn off the radio.”
Note: Anyone who has suffered a brain injury should never be given an antidepressant according to Dr. Jay Seastrunk, a neurologist. It can lower the seizure threshold and produce seizure activity faster than normal.
This week I was interviewed on CNN about new “research” on treating anxiety in children with the SSRI, Luvox. [I will first send you research out of Australia about anxiety and serotonin levels along with an e-mail that just came in from a mother whose son had his life ruined by Luvox and then I…
“According to the source, who is familiar with the still mounting case,
McDermott had been taking Paxil, Prozac and Desyrel – all of which are SSRIs
designed to treat depression, social phobias or anxiety.”