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PTSI(D) and substance abuse.

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I have never been a drug user, never! Until one day a learned psychiatrist put me on some “Donald Duck” (quackery-based) medications, that after taking for quite some time with no relief and more so a letdown in my feelings, I found out that not taking it anymore could cause me to have deadly consequences physiologically speaking!

 

Oh yes, I trust this profession with all of the power of a rabbit being chased by a pack of wolves!

 

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) include citalopram (Celexa), escitalopram (Lexapro), fluoxetine (Prozac), fluvoxamine (Luvox), fluvoxamine CR (Luvox CR), paroxetine (Paxil), paroxetine CR (Paxil CR), sertraline (Zoloft).

Side effects of SSRIs may include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, sexual dysfunction, headache, weight gain, anxiety, dizziness, dry mouth, and trouble sleeping.

Although SSRIs are relatively safe, there are some safety concerns regarding their use.

  • Abnormal bleeding: Use of SSRIs with certain pain relievers (aspirin, ibuprofen [Motrin, Advil], naproxen [Naprosyn, Aleve], and blood thinners such as warfarin [Coumadin]) may increase the risk of bleeding.
  • Serotonin Syndrome: Serotonin syndrome is a serious medical condition that can occur when medications that alter the concentration of serotonin in the brain are taken together. Symptoms of serotonin syndrome may include anxiety, restlessness, sweating, muscle spasms, shaking, fever, rapid heartbeat, vomiting, and diarrhea. Examples of medications that can cause serotonin syndrome include antidepressants, some pain relievers such as meperidine (Demerol) or tramadol (Ultram), St. John’s wort, medicines used to treat migraine headaches called triptans, and some street drugs such as cocaine.

Significant Warnings

Suicidal thoughts or behavior: All antidepressants may increase the risk of suicidal thoughts or behavior in children, adolescents, and young adults (18 to 24 years of age).

 

From <http://www.rxlist.com/the_comprehensive_list_of_antidepressants-page2/drugs-condition.htm#ssris>

 

Yes, these are just some of the chemical concoctions they’ve given to me, and they don’t make me feel better, they make me feel compromised! Damned medical profession liars! They made me a freaking junkie!

 

Oh, this isn’t the end of the list, there’s more:

 

 

List of Anxiety Medications – Recently Updated!

You and your doctor may decide that prescription medication is right for you – at least for the short term. There are many choices. Here is a list of anxiety medications.

Using the list of anxiety medications below you can find out more about these most commonly prescribed medications for anxiety, including dosages, effectiveness, side effects, and approved usage.

– Atarax

– Atenol

– Ativan

– Buspar

– Catapres

– Compazine

– Corgard

– Cymbalta

– Effexor

– Lexapro

– Neulactil

– Paxil

– Prozac

– Sinequan

– Stelazine

– Zoloft

These are just some of the anxiety medications that seem to be more popular and prescribed by doctors. As mentioned, there are much, much more.

You may need to try several different drugs. Please keep in mind that it’s possible that prescribed medication doesn’t work right away or it stops working. Everyone is different, so if something works for your friend, it doesn’t mean you’ll have the same results.

 

From <http://www.panic-and-agoraphobia.com/list-of-anxiety-medications.html>

 

Let me say this, their drugs don’t help me, they really don’t, but if I just stop taking them, the physiological ramifications could be catastrophic, especially with an underlying condition I am already dealing with.

I have to thank the docs for all of the help they’ve given me. I REALLY do!

 

I won’t stretch this out, I take up enough reading space, I just wanted to show that I too am on this f@*king ride!

 

God health, wellness, comfort, and peace.

 

#IOwnMe

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