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The common prescribed anti-depressant drugs raise the risk of an early death by 33%


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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-4882420/Antidepressants-raise-risk-early-death-33.html

 

Warning for those on antidepressants: The commonly prescribed drugs raise the risk of an early death by 33%, controversial study finds

  • The drugs do more harm than good, researchers say, and their use should be cut 
  • Psychiatrists disputed this and argued that they have been safely used for years 
  • McMaster University in Canada analysed the impact on nearly 380,000 people

cannabis: Spring 2002 - Dec. 2007; regularly smoked, stopped cold turkey; symptoms: paranoid and depressed

Paroxetine: 20 mg July 2008, 40 mg October, 20 mg spring 2009, 0 mg summer 2009

Depakote (sodium valproate): October 2008 - Spring 2009

Haloperdidol 1 week Oct. 2008, H caused seizures, went to A&E;  stopped taking it.

Citalopram few weeks in the fall of 2009 to deal with withdrawal symptoms from stopping paroxetine

Paroxetine round 2: 20 mg Feb - summer 2010 -20mg don't remeber if I went up to 40mg

Venlafaxine & sodium valproate (again): Sep 2010 - Summer 2012  

SERTRALINE: November 2012 - May 2016 , 50-100mg (few days @ 150mg in Summer '15). a complete freak out at the end of April. 

May 2016 Prescribed Lithium and Abilify HAVE NOT TAKEN

No medications May 2016 - October 2016

Hospitalised - November 13th 2016 - Prescribed 15 mg Mirtazapine/Remeron. Reducing since 24 December 2016.  9 June 2017 medication free. 

 

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