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Someone from the PSSD yahoo group wants to start a class action lawsuit because of PSSD.

Here's the link https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/SSRIsex/conversations/messages/27313

 

 

All,

For many reasons articulated in previous emails, not the least of which is causation and statutes of limitations, the prospects of success in a class action is not the best.  HOWEVER, new peer-reviewed evidence emerges literally every day, seemingly.  In addition, re: statutes of limitations, I am inclined to throw in a claim for human experimentation, for which no statute of limitations exists.  This claim would be supported by the fact that essentially, hundreds of peer-reviewed articles on SSRIs from 1987 to the present day conclude with, in effect, "we have no idea how these drugs work, the scope of what they affect, or the long-term consequences of such as-yet-unknown mechanisms of operation, especially when administered to the still-developing brain and nervous system."  If that's not experimentation I don't know what is.  As far as the law is concerned, human experimentation hinges on informed consent.  If your psy-doc was anything like mine, which I imagine to be the case based on the seven psy-doc quacks I have visited, your initial session went something like "I don't know you, or anything about you or the root of your problems, but don't even bother thinking about lifestyle adjustments (diet and exercise), just take these drugs and save yourself a lot of trouble." No further warnings of any kind, let alone that what's prescribed is in fact experimental, literally.  On the flip side, when wishing to discontinue due to horrific side effects, "just taper off for a couple weeks"--after years on the stuff.  Peer-reviewed articles now clearly prove prolonged and dreadful withdrawal states (dubbed "discontinuation syndrome, LOL).  This gets more into medical malpractice, which we'd each have to bring on a case-by-case basis, but anyway the point is: 
 
With just FORTY members, from ANYWHERE in the U.S., a class can be certified in New Jersey, where I am licensed to practice.  The downside, is, as many are likely aware, New Jersey is VERY Pharma-friendly, as Pharma is among the State's primary sources of bread and butter.  The statute of limitations is just two years from date of discovery, and I'm sure judges are rewarded in various ways for pro-Pharma holdings as well.  But if we can get our membership in front of a jury, tearfully sharing our horror stories and the scope of conditions that ONLY emerged AFTER "treatment" (in rebuttal to "its' only our 'disease' returning), anything is possible. We know ourselves better than any Dr. who will argue "it's just the symptoms of the disease worsening"an opinion which, of course, is based preposterously on nothing more than a pre-prescription office visit that lasted all of 15 minutes!
 
So, if you're out there, please reply. No need to provide personal info, but if 40 people reply, I can begin to contemplate moving forward and/or soliciting a firm that specializes in product liability. 

 

So if you want to answer Craig's post, here's the link https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/SSRIsex/conversations/messages/27313

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LexAnger

This is great news

Thank god eventually someone is taking action and leading the effort for the justice millions victims deserve the most!

I tried but didn't figure out how to join the group.


Drug free Sep. 23 2017

2009 Mar.: lexapro 10mg for headache for 2 weeks.

2009-2012: on and off 1/4 to 1/3 of 10mg

2012 June--2013 Jan,: 1/4-1/3 of 10mg generic, bad jaw pain

2013 Jan-Mar: 10 mg generic. severe jaw and head pain;

2013 Mar--Aug. started tapering (liquid ever since) from 10 to 5 (one step) then gradually down to 2.25 mg by July. first ever panic attack, severe head/jaw pain

2013 Aug.: back to 2.75 mg; Nov: back to Brand Lex. 2.75mg -- 3mg,

2014 June: stopped PPI, head pressure/numbness. up-dosed 4.5mg, severe reaction mental symptoms added on

2014 Aug--2015 Aug: Micro taper down to 3.2mg, .025mg (<1%) cut holding 2-3 weeks.

2015 Aug 15th, Accidental one dose of 4.2mg. worsening brain non-functional, swollen head, body, coma like, DR

2016 Feb., started dosing 10am through 11 pm everyday 2/13--3.2mg, 3/15-- 2.9mg, 4/19-- 2.6mg, 6/26--2.2mg, 7/22 --1.9mg, 8/16--1.8mg,8/31--1.7m g, 9/13--1.6mg, 9/27--1.5mg, 10/8--1.4mg, 10/14--1.3mg, 11/1--1.2mg, 11/29--1.1mg, 12/12--1mg, 12/22--0.9mg

2017: 1/7--0.8mg, 1/15--0.7mg, 1/17--0.6mg, 1/20--0.52, 1/21--0.4mg, 1/22--0.26, 1/23--0.2, 2/13--0.13mg, 2/20--0.06mg, 3/18--0.13mg, 6/1--0.12mg, 7/6--0.1mg, 7/14--0.08mg, 8/17--0.04mg, 8/20--0.03mg, 8/28--0.02mg, 9/6--0.0205mg, 9/8--0.02mg, 9/17--0.015mg, 9/20--0.01mg, 9/21--0.0048mg, 9/22--0.0001mg,

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UnfoldingSky

Thank you for posting this.  I had never heard that there are open time frames if it's deemed experimentation took place without a person's consent, and that's a good argument (at least, from my viewpoint, as someone without a legal background) about doctors being ignorant of how drugs work.

 

To further the idea it qualifies as experimentation, it's said the fourth phase of clinical trials is the post-marketing phase, which is run on..the public.

 

Also anyone who was given a drug for a true "off label" reason has possible grounds to claim they were being experimented on.

 

I hope this gets somewhere. 

 

Also, does anyone know if the statutes re experimentation run out in other countries?


I am not a medical professional and nothing I say is a medical opinion or meant to be medical advice, please seek a competent and trusted medical professional to consult for all medical decisions.

 

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LexAnger

I was given the sample lexapro for two weeks to start without any sour diagnose, just like that, then my life has been gone ever since!


Drug free Sep. 23 2017

2009 Mar.: lexapro 10mg for headache for 2 weeks.

2009-2012: on and off 1/4 to 1/3 of 10mg

2012 June--2013 Jan,: 1/4-1/3 of 10mg generic, bad jaw pain

2013 Jan-Mar: 10 mg generic. severe jaw and head pain;

2013 Mar--Aug. started tapering (liquid ever since) from 10 to 5 (one step) then gradually down to 2.25 mg by July. first ever panic attack, severe head/jaw pain

2013 Aug.: back to 2.75 mg; Nov: back to Brand Lex. 2.75mg -- 3mg,

2014 June: stopped PPI, head pressure/numbness. up-dosed 4.5mg, severe reaction mental symptoms added on

2014 Aug--2015 Aug: Micro taper down to 3.2mg, .025mg (<1%) cut holding 2-3 weeks.

2015 Aug 15th, Accidental one dose of 4.2mg. worsening brain non-functional, swollen head, body, coma like, DR

2016 Feb., started dosing 10am through 11 pm everyday 2/13--3.2mg, 3/15-- 2.9mg, 4/19-- 2.6mg, 6/26--2.2mg, 7/22 --1.9mg, 8/16--1.8mg,8/31--1.7m g, 9/13--1.6mg, 9/27--1.5mg, 10/8--1.4mg, 10/14--1.3mg, 11/1--1.2mg, 11/29--1.1mg, 12/12--1mg, 12/22--0.9mg

2017: 1/7--0.8mg, 1/15--0.7mg, 1/17--0.6mg, 1/20--0.52, 1/21--0.4mg, 1/22--0.26, 1/23--0.2, 2/13--0.13mg, 2/20--0.06mg, 3/18--0.13mg, 6/1--0.12mg, 7/6--0.1mg, 7/14--0.08mg, 8/17--0.04mg, 8/20--0.03mg, 8/28--0.02mg, 9/6--0.0205mg, 9/8--0.02mg, 9/17--0.015mg, 9/20--0.01mg, 9/21--0.0048mg, 9/22--0.0001mg,

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UnfoldingSky

I was given the sample lexapro for two weeks to start without any sour diagnose, just like that, then my life has been gone ever since!

 

Well I hope you can get somewhere, that's totally brutal!


I am not a medical professional and nothing I say is a medical opinion or meant to be medical advice, please seek a competent and trusted medical professional to consult for all medical decisions.

 

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Zant808

I was given the sample lexapro for two weeks to start without any sour diagnose, just like that, then my life has been gone ever since!

 

Has there been any progress with the PSSD litigation?  I want to join the class-action lawsuit because I was victimized by psychiatrists that gave me PSSD as a child, which is a sexual offense against a child in my opinion.


I've been on dozens of psychiatric medications starting with being forced to take Prozac back as a minor in the mid 1990s.  All doctors would cold turkey me from medications.  I did not learn about withdrawal until the mid 2000's by reading Dr. Breggin's books and finding sites similar to this one.  I had one successful full cleansing from medication in 2007 and began to recover from some of the iatrogenic damages.  I started to drink alcohol in 2008 to try and recover from PSSD and then about 6 months later, I lost my ability to sleep and was put into an inpatient psychiatric facility and redrugged.  The only med combination that has allowed me to sleep was 1250 mg of Depakote ER and 3 mg Klonopin.  However, my quality of life is terrible on these meds.  I want to try to get off everything now once again.  I have failed a couple of times trying to come off these meds recently but will try again once I can find a psychiatrist who understands withdrawal and can support me.

 

UPDATE:

 

I have not consumed any alcohol in over 10 years.  May 2019 - I started to reduce Anafranil very slowly so I can see a PSSD specialist.  I also plan on trying stem cell therapy to repair my iatrogenic brain damage.

 

Current meds:  1125 mg Depakote Sprinkles, 3 mg Klonopin

 

Current side effects:  PSSD, insomnia, odd sleep schedule, anhedonia, lack of motivation, cognitive issues, memory loss, hair loss, weight gain, dry mouth

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stan

if you have money for lawyers, and are sure several psychiatrists will check you, and testify notices researches to make proof that pills give  you pssd, that pssd is not a worsen of your original problems, because if you were prescribed psychotics, you had sure psycho problems when young

 

why not !...


for anxiety 

12 years paxil - cold turkey 1,5 month - switch celexa 1 year taper; total 13 years on brain meds 

67 years old - 9 years  med free

 

in protracted withdrawal

rigidity standing and walking, dryness gougerot-szoegren, sleep deteriorate,

function as have a lack of nerves, improving have been very little 

 

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btdt

I hope he gets Glenmullen as an expert witness 


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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potions
Hi everyone! If you have taken an SSRI or an SNRI such as Zoloft, prozac, luvox, and you still experience sexual dysfunction after coming off the drug (in the form of genital numbness, reduced pleasure response, inability to orgasm, erectile dysfunction, etc) please fill this form out to help us end PSSD for good!
 

Zoloft 50 mg from April 23, 2015 to August 28th, 2016 (1 year, 4 months).

4 week taper. Last dose on August 28, 2016

 

Mianserin 30 mg in an attempt to reverse PSSD from September 6th, 2017–around mid November 2017 after a few week taper. Did not fix PSSD

 

Currently taking: Melatonin and magnesium every night.

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