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The US Food and Drug Administration gathers aftermarket reports of adverse drug reactions from consumers. (Under the Obama administration, this reporting system was recently improved.)

 

To report your adverse reactions and withdrawal symptoms, complete the FDA MedWatch Online Voluntary Reporting Form (3500) online at https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/medwatch/medwatch-online.htm or by phone 1-800-332-1088

 

(Citizens of countries other than the US may also report to the FDA's MedWatch system.)

 

In the US, you can also file a complaint about your doctor with your state medical board.

 

Here are links to the state medical boards:

http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/education-careers/becoming-physician/medical-licensure/state-medical-boards.page

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Recently, the FDA sent out a warning to doctors not to prescribe Celexa at dosages greater than 40mg because higher dosages cause potentially dangerous disruption of heart rhythm. (By the way, all antidepressants prolong the cardiac QT interval.)

 

http://psychcentral.com/news/2011/08/24/celexa-linked-to-heart-damage-when-taken-at-high-doses/28914.html

 

http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/SafetyAlertsforHumanMedicalProducts/ucm269481.htm

 

The FDA issued this warning because of post-marketing reports. This indicates someone is reading some of these reports.

 

File a post-marketing report with the FDA here.


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Go to https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/medwatch/medwatch-online.htm to enter an adverse event report in the FDA database or

phone 1-800-332-1088

 

(Citizens of countries other than the US may also report to the FDA's MedWatch system.)

 

Now, the FDA has been collecting these adverse reports for many years, but has been crippled by no system to analyze the information in its database.

 

A private company, AdverseEvents.com, has been formed to create and sell reports based on the data in the FDA adverse events database. They say they update them real-time, meaning directly from the FDA database.

 

Some basic statistics are available free from this company. Go to http://www.adverseevents.com/ and click on the Patients button to get access to this information.

 

For example, if you search on "paxil" and click on "drug withdrawal syndrome," ( http://www.adverseevents.com/drugevent.php?AEDrugID=681&reac=Drug+Withdrawal+Syndrome ), you'll find

 

adverseevents.com_paxilwithdrawal.png

Report your withdrawal problems to the FDA here. Eventually, this will end up in AdverseEvents.com reports, we will be able to retrieve it, and it will add to our ammunition to get medicine to recognize the severity of this problem.

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It's true the FDA has been incompetent to do the data mining itself. As ever, it's working on systems http://www.fda.gov/AboutFDA/ReportsManualsForms/Reports/ucm274442.htm

 

Conceivably, a patient or patient groups could commission a special report from AdverseEvents.com. But the data has to be in the FDA's Adverse Events database first!!!!!!


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How to circumvent the FDA altogether? Or, is there any method to collect data retrospectively (retroactively?) from the massive numbers of events that were never reported and just medicated or attributed to the original 'disease state/disorder'? The magnitude is incomprehensible. To me.


Pristiq tapered over 8 months ending Spring 2011 after 18 years of polydrugging that began w/Zoloft for fatigue/general malaise (not mood). CURRENT: 1mg Klonopin qhs (SSRI bruxism), 75mg trazodone qhs, various hormonesLitigation for 11 years for Work-related injury, settled 2004. Involuntary medical retirement in 2001 (age 39). 2012 - brain MRI showing diffuse, chronic cerebrovascular damage/demyelination possibly vasculitis/cerebritis. Dx w/autoimmune polyendocrine failure.<p>2013 - Dx w/CNS Sjogren's Lupus (FANA antibodies first appeared in 1997 but missed by doc).

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David Healy has raised money for another adverse events system, http://Rxisk.org

 

Like AdverseEvents.com, one of its sources is the FDA Adverse Events Reporting System (AERS) database.

 

Report your adverse event with psychiatric drugs to the FDA now

-- it will end up in a report Dr. Healy can use to limit the use of these drugs.


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The UK's National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) publishes practice guidelines for National Health Service doctors in the UK. See NICE antidepressant discontinuation guidelines for UK doctors

 

UK residents, you may wish tell NICE of your experience with your doctor and point out gaps in these guidelines -- write nice@nice.org.uk

 

and submit a Yellow Card adverse event report here http://yellowcard.mhra.gov.uk/

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Recently, the FDA sent out a warning to doctors not to prescribe Celexa at dosages greater than 40mg because higher dosages cause potentially dangerous disruption of heart rhythm. (By the way, all antidepressants prolong the cardiac QT interval.)

 

http://psychcentral.com/news/2011/08/24/celexa-linked-to-heart-damage-when-taken-at-high-doses/28914.html

 

http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/SafetyAlertsforHumanMedicalProducts/ucm269481.htm

 

The FDA issued this warning because of post-marketing reports. This indicates someone is reading some of these reports.

 

File a post-marketing report with the FDA here.

 

However, I saw another advisory recently that the Qt interval while on Celexa is now not as serious as first thought. Any takers on this?

History:

1995--Prozac--Quit CT by GP

1995--Effexor--Quit per my GP

1996--Amitriphene--Quit CT when changed GP

2005--Citalopram and BusPar. Prescribed when I decompensated in my GP's office. GP referred me to behavior health. Psychiatrist prescibed these drugs. Taken off citalopram in 2011 due to FDA warning. Quit Buspar during transition to viibryd.

Viibryd--2011 to present. Had a severe reaction in March 2012. Advised both GP and Psychiatrist I was trying to get off these drugs.

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If you are Australian, you may wish to report your adverse reaction to

 

Australian Adverse Drug Reaction Reporting System

 

https://www.ebs.tga.gov.au/ebs/ADRS/ADRSRepo.nsf


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Go to https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/medwatch/medwatch-online.htm to enter an adverse event report in the FDA database or

phone 1-800-332-1088


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Altostrata

Bumping to remind all to report adverse drug reactions to the FDA!


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David Healy has raised money for another adverse events system, http://Rxisk.org

 

Like AdverseEvents.com, one of its sources is the FDA Adverse Events Reporting System (AERS) database.

 

Report your adverse event with psychiatric drugs to the FDA now

-- it will end up in a report Dr. Healy can use to limit the use of these drugs.

 

Alto.. is plain old withdrawal considered an adverse event?

As always, LISTEN TO YOUR BODY! A proud supporter of the 10% (or slower) rule.

 

Requip - 3/16 ZERO  Total time on 25 years.

 

Lyrica: 8/15 ZERO Total time on 7 or 8 yrs.

BENZO FREE 10/13 (started tapering 7/10)  Total time on 25 years.

 

Read my intro thread here, and check the about me section.  "No matter how cynical you get, it's almost impossible to keep up." Lily Tomlin

 

 

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Altostrata

Yes, "plain old" withdrawal is an adverse event!!!!


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alexjuice

I wish I knew precisely what to attribute to what.

 

Once I figured I'd taken 20 or so medications over 14 years. By year 2, I was never on just one medication at any one time, except right now (if one concedes a benzo is a benzo is a benzo).

 

I'm pretty sure it was my SSRI which induced alcohol cravings, but I was never drinking alcohol and taking just an antidepressant.

 

The only adverse reaction I can ascribe to any med with certainty is a minor one. In 1998 I trialed Paxil. I quickly developed a skin rash on my chest and Dr. removed the Pacil for Celexa.


"Well my ship's been split to splinters and it's sinking fast
I'm drowning in the poison, got no future, got no past
But my heart is not weary, it's light and it's free
I've got nothing but affection for all those who sailed with me.

Everybody's moving, if they ain't already there
Everybody's got to move somewhere
Stick with me baby, stick with me anyhow
Things should start to get interesting right about now."

- Zimmerman

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starlitegirlx

I just tried filling out the form and as it is structured with certain boxes you have to check, it is difficult to find ones that are suitable for withdrawal from ADs.

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Altostrata

Dr. Healy has started a withdrawal syndrome survey to gather data for Rxisk.org, go to http://RxISK.org/SoS and enter your information.

 

(If anything seems confusing, send the Rxisk folks a note, they want to know how well this is working.)

 

Our discussion of Rxisk.org is here http://survivingantidepressants.org/index.php?/topic/2866-david-healys-rxiskorg-wants-withdrawal-stories/


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I understand community members and moderators have written threads about the importance of submitting adverse event reports to the FDA and I want to let you all know about a mobile app that’s been developed to make the reporting process much easier, called MedWatcher (http://www.medwatcher.org). 

 

We have simplified the FDA report form into four quick steps that typically take about 5-10 minutes to complete. When users submit a report via MedWatcher, we format the information and send it to the FDA. We then de-identify and publish the report on MedWatcher so that other users can read about these experiences — somewhat like a “consumer reports” page for medical products. We've combined both data from reports that have been submitted to us directly and data from FDA’s published adverse event reports in order to provide as much adverse event information as possible for each drug.

 

The FDA hasn’t published any adverse event reports since its last quarterly report, which came out at the end of 2012, and MedWatcher hasn’t received many reports for antidepressants since it went “live” last summer. This means that there is very little formally-documented adverse event data for antidepressants from the past year that is currently available to the public.


We are trying to encourage people to report their side effects and withdrawal symptoms using the MedWatcher app or website instead of directly to the FDA for this very reason. We share each report with other users as soon as we can format it, instead of just waiting for a summary of reports every few months from the FDA. In the interest of drug transparency and raising awareness for the problems that antidepressants cause, I really believe if we can document everyone’s withdrawal symptoms, we could make some serious changes. MedWatcher is fundamentally driven by the public health mission of making drugs, devices, and vaccines safer and we don’t get any money for each additional report that is submitted.

I’m won’t be posting much in the forum but I am happy to answer any questions anyone might have about the MedWatcher reporting process.

 

Thanks very much!


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http://www.medwatcher.org

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btdt

How is this any different than the Med watch of years ago and what happened to all the reports about antidepressants that were already there...???


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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Carrie215

Hi btdt,

 

Thanks for your questions. MedWatcher is different from MedWatch:

1. MedWatcher is run by Epidemico, not by the FDA. We're a small public health analytics team with different products that enable the sharing of public health information and promote patient safety. We are collaborating with the FDA on this project to help them improve the existing AE reporting process and increase drug transparency.

2. MedWatcher is a mobile app, enabling people to submit AEs on their mobile phone at the time they experience them, wherever they are

3. the data from MedWatch is published on a quarterly basis, in bulk reports; MedWatcher publishes reports to its page in real-time (essentially as soon as we can format them)

 

The antidepressant reports that have been submitted directly to the FDA through its MedWatch system are not missing, they just aren't made public on a regular basis nor in a user-friendly way. The quarterly reports that FDA puts are out are large files in formats (XML) that are pretty cumbersome to navigate if you don't have the right software (which many people don't). If you go to our MedWatcher reports page (

 

Hope that answers your questions!


Carrie

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Altostrata

Those FDA Medwatch reports are analyzed to some extent by Rxisk.org http://rxisk.org

and AdverseEvents.com http://www.adverseevents.com/

 

Rxisk.org is also collecting reports to be relayed to the FDA database.

 

The FDA's own ability to analyze adverse event reports is an embarrassment. Because virtually nothing comes of adverse events reported to the FDA, U.S. doctors don't take making these reports seriously.

 

Carrie, while we truly appreciate your company's interest in adverse events -- something that's certainly missing in psychiatry, to the detriment of patient health -- it seems to me that DOCTORS should using your app, rather than patients.

 

An individual patient would rarely use the app, needing to report an adverse event only once (even though it might last for years, as antidepressant withdrawal syndrome sometimes does) while, in the best of all worlds, a doctor would use the app daily to report an adverse event every time he or she sees a patient suffering from one.

 

Perhaps your company could facilitate doctors reporting adverse events to the FDA more frequently. (I say this knowing that most doctors are incapable of recognizing adverse events, but if reporting were taken more seriously, they might pay more attention.)

 

Or is your app intended to collect ongoing symptoms from patients over time?

 

What happens when you sign up on medwatcher.org?

 

(By the way, medwatcher.org is optimized for phone or tablet -- I find it difficult to navigate on a computer.)


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An individual patient would rarely use the app, needing to report an adverse event only once (even though it might last for years, as antidepressant withdrawal syndrome sometimes does) while, in the best of all worlds, a doctor would use the app daily to report an adverse event every time he or she sees a patient suffering from one.

 

Perhaps your company could facilitate doctors reporting adverse events to the FDA more frequently. (I say this knowing that most doctors are incapable of recognizing adverse events, but if reporting were taken more seriously, they might pay more attention.)

That is a really great point, Altostrata. We are still learning about who might use the app the most, and I agree with you that it could be a useful tool for physicians. There are plenty of healthcare professionals that use our app to report now, but not nearly enough as there could be. I think too they might take it more seriously if it were easy to report, rather than it just being another long form to fill out -- which is where our app could come in. We do want the tool to be one that empowers patients, though. They are the ones that best know their own bodies and how they are feeling, and they might experience quite a few, non serious side effects that might not warrant a doctor's visit but could be reported using their own phone.

 

I'll pass along your feedback to our developers. We're in the midst of improving the usability of the desktop version of the app, so hopefully whatever issues you're experiencing on the computer will improve. If you have any specific complaints, that would be helpful too.

 

When you sign up on Medwatcher, you can create a profile by adding products to a Watch List. This triggers a News Feed and you'll receive notifications (if you elect to do so) when there is news, a reported adverse event, or an FDA update related to that product. We are still discussing the addition of other features such as a journal that could track side effects over time -- which, I agree, would be useful to patient users!


Carrie

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btdt

Using a phone to report as a patient identifies the patient to whom?  With the Snowdon issues of late and patients fear of the system some are afraid... I could see this being an issue.  Doctors have always had access to the the FDA if they wanted to report a drug and since it all goes to the FDA in the end ... who you say yourself did nothing with all the other reports they have why bother.... I don't see a huge upside of this and a real risk to privacy ... as in who is going to be mining your site and taking names.  

Go ahead call my paranoid but I could see how pharma would be interested in this information. Anything done thru a cell phone is identifiable trackable ect. 


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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Phone the FDA 1-800-332-1088 and press #4 to speak to a representative and make a complaint.


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Muddles

Thanks alto - is FDA only based in America?


2008 - Doctors appointment with stress induced anxiety led to Citalopram prescription.

Severe adverse reaction

Mirtazapine prescribed - adverse reaction but told to stay on.

Poop out - December 2013

15mg

Currently on 13.5mg,

April 12mg

May 10th - 11mg

June 10th - 10mg

July 8th - 9mg

September - 0mg

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Altostrata

The FDA is an agency of the US government. However, its database is referred to by other countries.

 

You can also post a report on Rxisk.org, David Healy's site based in the UK, to add to the FDA database.


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Just adding the link for patients to report adverse events in Europe.

 

http://www.adrreports.eu


Feb 2015 Took venlafaxine for 5 days only... experienced withdrawal that made me completely non-functional

Mar 2015 took under 1mg of Sertraline for 10 days in an attempt to combat Venlafaxine withdrawal. Got adverse reactions. 

After stopping Sertraline, withdrawal got much worse. New, horrific symptoms. 

June 2015 Still non-functional but slowly getting better. Still brain zaps, migraines, sweating, heart racing, depression, crying spells

September 2015: 24/7 brain zaps, twitches in the face, no concentration, bad memory, language skills deteriorating. 

 

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Dr. Healy has started a withdrawal syndrome survey to gather data for Rxisk.org, go to http://RxISK.org/SoS and enter your information.

 

(If anything seems confusing, send the Rxisk folks a note, they want to know how well this is working.)

 

Our discussion of Rxisk.org is here http://survivingantidepressants.org/index.php?/topic/2866-david-healys-rxiskorg-wants-withdrawal-stories/

Done


1999 - 2004 Paroxetine 20mg  -> 2004 - 2007 Citalopram 20mg -> 2007 -  short term Trazedone use (insomnia) -> 2007 - 2009 Fluoxetine 20mg  ->

2009 - Jan 2012 Citalopram 20mg  (Spring / Summer 2012 protracted withdrawal & related agoraphobia) -> 2012 - September Restarted Citalopram - unbearable start up effects. Discontinued in under 1 week -> Oct 12 -   October 2014 Escitalopram - 10mg prescribed. Started on 5mg and worked up to 10mg in 2.5mg increments  -> Oct 2014  - 5mg; 30/03/15 2.5mg; 15/04/15 3.5mg; 20/05/15 2.9mg;  19/09/15 2.8mg; 30/10/15 2.7mg; 13/11/15 2.6mg. Holding until March.

Diet:  mostly pescatarianl & lots of veg. Weekly offal for b vitamins.  Turmeric, nigella seeds, avocados, apple cider vinegar, coconut products daily. Lots of fluids: water, lemon juice, coconut water, herbal & green tea (decaffeinated).

Supplements: vitamin C 4000mg, Omega 3 fish oil - high DPA & EHA, vitamin E 400iu, vitamin D3 5000mg (Winter only - from sun in Spring / Summer), probiotics.

Current Symptoms: chronic fatigue, erratic sleep, extreme photophobia, eye floaters, noise sensitivity, tinnitus, cognitive & speech difficulties, dizziness, irregular gait, poor co ordination, severe facial and upper body muscle tension, head and neck pressure.

Coping Strategies: good nutrition, cooking, gardening & growing my own food, cycling, dancing, yoga, photography, sewing & creative pursuits, self massage, pampering, meditation, journalling, nature, cuddling cats & humans, laughter & humour, gratitude, self care, aromatherapy, audio books, word games & believing in myself, my potential and my future.

 

"Everything I need is within me" - Shakti Gawain

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purcy51

Just tried the adverseevents.com link. Seems it is now a company,Advera Health, that helps pharmaceuticals mitigate adverse event reporting. "Spinning" the information so it doesn't looks so bad. Just my impression, I could be wrong.


Currently reinstated Cymbalta(Mar 17,2016) after experiencing withdrawal while switching to Viibryd. Reinstated Cymbalta at 20mg QD.

1999 200mg Zoloft

2010 0mg Zoloft 60mg Cymbalta

2015 60mg Cymbalta 150mg Seroquel 100mg Topamax

Mar. 2016 20mg Cymbalta. 30mg Viibryd doing a quick taper 150mg Seroquel

April 1, 2016 off viibryd, 20mg Cymbalta, 150mg Seroquel

GI & Cardiac meds:

40mg pantoprazole QD

Also take 75mg plavix QD, 3.125mg carvedilol BID, and 81mg aspirin QD.

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On 6/3/2012 at 4:45 PM, Altostrata said:

David Healy has raised money for another adverse events system, http://Rxisk.org

 

Like AdverseEvents.com, one of its sources is the FDA Adverse Events Reporting System (AERS) database.

 

Report your adverse event with psychiatric drugs to the FDA now

-- it will end up in a report Dr. Healy can use to limit the use of these drugs.

I just shared my story with RXrisk.org


  • Ativan Mid April 1999-to end of May 1999 ( COLD TURKEY and flushed them down the toilet) I went through hell for 3 months-I had no idea what was happening to me there was no information on the internet about this drug)
  • Zoloft 200mg 1999 to 2017
  • Wellbutrin 2015 6 months Started having exterme anxiety-quit taking switched back to Zoloft ( I have quit about 6 jobs from this time0  Klonopin .5-1.0 of and on for two months (tapered off in Dec-Jan)
  • 15 mg Remeron 2012-presnt
  • **Started tapering down Zoloft 12/?/17 12/09/17 down to 50mg; 12/12/17-12/14-17 Zoloft 100mg; 12/16/201712/19 -Zoloft 150mg; 12/20/17-01/06/18 Zoloft 200mg; 01/07/18-01//18/18 Zoloft 180mg
  • 01/18/18-present Zoloft 200mg
  • February 2018-Copaxone 40mg (3 times a week shots) (for Multiple Sclerosis)2/17/18 begin transition to liquid 200mg
  • magnesium, fish oil

 

 
   

 

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YammySteph
On 10/16/2011 at 5:32 PM, Altostrata said:

Recently, the FDA sent out a warning to doctors not to prescribe Celexa at dosages greater than 40mg because higher dosages cause potentially dangerous disruption of heart rhythm. (By the way, all antidepressants prolong the cardiac QT interval.)

 

http://psychcentral.com/news/2011/08/24/celexa-linked-to-heart-damage-when-taken-at-high-doses/28914.html

 

http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/SafetyAlertsforHumanMedicalProducts/ucm269481.htm

 

The FDA issued this warning because of post-marketing reports. This indicates someone is reading some of these reports.

 

File a post-marketing report with the FDA here.

This was written in 2011. I was on Celexa 60mg in 2016...


  • 2003-2006: Fluoxitine 
  • 2013-2015: Seroquel XR 600mg
  • 2016-2017: Seroquel XR 600mg Celexa 60mg, Lamictal 200mg, Ability 2mg, Minipress 4mg, Valium 2mg 
  • 2017 April: Celexa 40mg, Lamictal 100mg
  • 2017 July: Celexa 20mg, Lamictal 50mg
  • 2017 Sep: Celexa 10mg / Oct: 5mg / Nov: 2mg / Dec 4th: Quit

My introduction

 

 

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MaggieJK

Please do this. It’s terrifying how little doctors know about these meds.

a GI doctor told me there was not a danger of permanent movement disorders when using dopamine antagonists as anti emesis meds. He is wrong.

I was told by my GP there would not be withdrawals from using Gabapentin for nerve pain. He was wrong.

My mom got really suicidal on Risperidol. Her doctor discharged her from the ER because she didn’t know how she would do it.  He gave her a double dose on her way out of the ER so she found a way & died 3 days later.  I reported it to the FDA (and her shrink got reported to the board of medicine.) 

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