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SSRI Induced Indifference or AAS Syndrome


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Has anyone heard of this? 

 

I came across this article on the huffington post : http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/patricia-tomasi/i-went-on-antidepressants_b_8582280.html

 

And later found this: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2989833/

 

They look from mainstream medicine can be a clue of the sh*tty person I felt my last year on ADs.

Has anyone experienced this?

 

 

1/12: 20 mg Prozac.


6/14: Doc decides to switch me to Lexapro in may. The switch consisted in overlaping fluoxetine and half lexapro for 2 weeks, then stop fluoxetine and go on 10mg Lexapro, I was a week on 10mg lexapro and stopped as I was feeling bad then went on 3mg and taper from it .After that I learned from withdrawal and all that.


7/14: 2.5mg Lexapro for 1 year.


7/15: cold turkeyed from 2.5 mg.

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Yes this sounds about right

"So inevitably, I was fired last Monday. And I don't care. In fact, I don't seem to give a **** about anything these days. And that's concerning."

 

People get divorced quit jobs end up homeless complete personality changes are very common.  

Check out the marriages thread on SA spouses change so much after meds they walk... also very common. 

I quit my job and became a stripper on Effexor quite different from what my life was like just before meds I had just been baptised after years of seeking and had a job I loved... 

 

poof it all went up in smoke I maintain I had a powerful personality change on E and it is not uncommon like phrama  may try to tell you.

WARNING THIS WILL BE LONG
Had a car accident in 85
Codeine was the pain med when I was release from hosp continuous use till 89
Given PROZAC by a specialist to help with nerve pain in my leg 89-90 not sure which year
Was not told a thing about it being a psych med thought it was a pain killer no info about psych side effects I went nuts had hallucinations. As I had a head injury and was diagnosed with a concussion in 85 I was sent to a head injury clinic in 1990 five years after the accident. I don't think they knew I had been on prozac I did not think it a big deal and never did finish the bottle of pills. I had tests of course lots of them. Was put into a pain clinic and given amitriptyline which stopped the withdrawal but had many side effects. But I could sleep something I had not done in a very long time the pain lessened. My mother got cancer in 94 they switched my meds to Zoloft to help deal with this pressure as I was her main care giver she died in 96. I stopped zoloft in 96 had withdrawal was put on paxil went nutty quit it ct put on resperidol quit it ct had withdrawal was put on Effexor... 2years later celexa was added 20mg then increased to 40mg huge personality change went wild. Did too fast taper off Celexa 05 as I felt unwell for a long time prior... quit Effexor 150mg ct 07 found ****** 8 months into withdrawal learned some things was banned from there in 08 have kept learning since. there is really not enough room here to put my history but I have a lot of opinions about a lot of things especially any of the drugs mentioned above.
One thing I would like to add here is this tidbit ALL OPIATES INCREASE SEROTONIN it is not a huge jump to being in chronic pain to being put on an ssri/snri and opiates will affect your antidepressants and your thinking.

As I do not update much I will put my quit date Nov. 17 2007 I quit Effexor cold turkey. 

http://survivingantidepressants.org/index.php?/topic/1096-introducing-myself-btdt/

There is a crack in everything ..That's how the light gets in :)

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Amotivational Syndrome; Apathy Syndrome; SSRI-Induced Apathy Syndrome; SSRI-Induced Apathy; and Antidepressant Apathy Syndrome (AAS).

 

AAS is a dysfunction of the frontal lobe as a result of the alteration of serotonin levels. Though it happens frequently, AAS goes unnoticed by patients and doctors because it comes on so gradually.

 

For me there are no surprises here.

 

ok so how is it treated or healed?

 

Treatment

According to the literature, in order to increase motivation while on medication, doctors can either:

1. Reduce the dose;

2. Add another drug; and/or

3. Change drugs

 

I guess i am on my own then cos there is no way i will be swallowing something for this.

 

Question: who is behind this so called literature....pharma?

Thought for the day: Lets stand up, and let’s speak out , together. G Olsen

We have until the 14th. Feb 2018. 

URGENT REQUEST Please consider submitting  for the petition on Prescribed Drug Dependence and Withdrawal currently awaiting its third consideration at the Scottish Parliament. You don't even have to be from Scotland. By clicking on the link below you can read some of the previous submissions but be warned many of them are quite harrowing.

http://www.parliament.scot/GettingInvolved/Petitions/PE01651   

Please tell them about your problems taking and withdrawing from antidepressants and/or benzos.

Send by email to petitions@parliament.scot and quote PE01651 in the subject heading. Keep to a maximum of 3 sides of A4 and you can't name for legal reasons any doctor you have consulted. Tell them if you wish to remain anonymous. We need the numbers to help convince the committee members we are not isolated cases. You have until mid February. Thank you

Recovering paxil addict

None of the published articles shed light on what ssri's ... actually do or what their hazards might be. Healy 2013. 

This is so true, with anything you get on these drugs, dependance, tapering, withdrawal symptoms, side effects, just silent. And if there is something mentioned then their is a serious disconnect between what is said and reality! 

  "Every time I read of a multi-person shooting, I always presume that person had just started a SSRI or had just stopped."  Dr Mosher. Me too! 

Over two decades later, the number of antidepressant prescriptions a year is slightly more than the number of people in the Western world. Most (nine out of 10) prescriptions are for patients who faced difficulties on stopping, equating to about a tenth of the population. These patients are often advised to continue treatment because their difficulties indicate they need ongoing treatment, just as a person with diabetes needs insulin. Healy 2015

I believe the ssri era will soon stand as one of the most shameful in the history of medicine. Healy 2015

Let people help people ... in a natural, kind, non-addictive (and non-big pharma) way. J Broadley 2017

 

 

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Articles from Psychiatry (Edgmont) are provided here courtesy of Matrix Medical Communications

 

at the bottom of the page on this link from above

I will assume this is a publishing company related to pharma 

 


Psychiatry 2010[1] [iSSN 1550-5952], also known as Psychiatry MMC and Psychiatry (Edgemont), is an electronicpeer-reviewed, monthly journal that targets practicing psychiatrists on a global basis. Launched as Psychiatry 2004, the Journal title is updated each year with the year designation; thus, for 2010, the title becomes Psychiatry 2010Psychiatry 2010 is published monthly by Matrix Medical Communications (MMC) in Edgemont, Pennsylvania.


Amir Kalali, MD, is the current editor. The editorial advisory board comprises 79 contributors from various fields of psychiatry.[2]


The journal publishes solicited and unsolicited submissions, which include original research, discussions on new research, reviews, case reports, commentaries, and letters to the editor on contemporary topics in psychiatry. All submissions undergo peer review.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychiatry_MMC







 

 

WARNING THIS WILL BE LONG
Had a car accident in 85
Codeine was the pain med when I was release from hosp continuous use till 89
Given PROZAC by a specialist to help with nerve pain in my leg 89-90 not sure which year
Was not told a thing about it being a psych med thought it was a pain killer no info about psych side effects I went nuts had hallucinations. As I had a head injury and was diagnosed with a concussion in 85 I was sent to a head injury clinic in 1990 five years after the accident. I don't think they knew I had been on prozac I did not think it a big deal and never did finish the bottle of pills. I had tests of course lots of them. Was put into a pain clinic and given amitriptyline which stopped the withdrawal but had many side effects. But I could sleep something I had not done in a very long time the pain lessened. My mother got cancer in 94 they switched my meds to Zoloft to help deal with this pressure as I was her main care giver she died in 96. I stopped zoloft in 96 had withdrawal was put on paxil went nutty quit it ct put on resperidol quit it ct had withdrawal was put on Effexor... 2years later celexa was added 20mg then increased to 40mg huge personality change went wild. Did too fast taper off Celexa 05 as I felt unwell for a long time prior... quit Effexor 150mg ct 07 found ****** 8 months into withdrawal learned some things was banned from there in 08 have kept learning since. there is really not enough room here to put my history but I have a lot of opinions about a lot of things especially any of the drugs mentioned above.
One thing I would like to add here is this tidbit ALL OPIATES INCREASE SEROTONIN it is not a huge jump to being in chronic pain to being put on an ssri/snri and opiates will affect your antidepressants and your thinking.

As I do not update much I will put my quit date Nov. 17 2007 I quit Effexor cold turkey. 

http://survivingantidepressants.org/index.php?/topic/1096-introducing-myself-btdt/

There is a crack in everything ..That's how the light gets in :)

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