He ended his life because of this damn drug.
On Nov.6, 2000, my world was turned upside down. Life as I knew it was changed forever on that day. My beautiful 19 yr old son was put on the drug Paxil for depression. He was never monitored and I was never told of the dangers associated with this mind-altering drug.
He was on this drug for about 3 weeks. Then on Nov. 6,2000, my son took a shotgun and put it in his mouth and pulled the trigger. He ended his life because of this damn drug.
How can they claim that it is safe when all I hear is how dangerous this drug is and that when you are on it, you have to be monitored very closely.
I was told by the doctor that it wouldnt hurt him. Well when I asked my son one day if he was still taking it, and he said yes, but he didnt like the way it made him feel, I asked him what he meant by that.
He said like I dont know who I am or what I am doing.
Now he is silenced forever and I am living a life of never having to see my son grow into a wonderful person. He will never have a family of his own thanks to that damn wonder drug known as PAXIL.
I wish that they would pull that drug from the market so no other family will have to live this nightmare.
This is Survivor Story number 25.
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