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Great article by an MD in which all of us can relate to with our various sensitivities:

 

http://www.jaycohenmd.com/safermedication.html

 

I found this article after going through severe adverse affects with Coreg on the 2nd day even though I took 1/2 the starting dose.  I don't blame the PCP who prescribed it because I didn't warn her I was very med sensitive.  But the next time I see her, she will definitely be informed and I will ask that this be put in my chart so that any doctors who have access understand this.   And the cardiologist I am seeing on Monday is definitely going to be told. 

 

Additionally, in my opinion, when doctors are put on alert that you are extremely med sensitive, there shouldn't be any of this typical advice to give the drug more time.  Uh no, a severe reaction means this drug is bad news and needs to be stopped immediately.

 

CS

Drug cocktail 1995 - 2010
Started taper of Adderall, Wellbutrin XL, Remeron, and Doxepin in 2006
Finished taper on June 10, 2010

Temazepam on a PRN basis approximately twice a month - 2014 to 2016

Beginning in 2017 - Consumption increased to about two times per week

April 2017 - Increased to taking it full time for insomnia

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He talks good sense.

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I totally agree Alto.  His book was the first one I have been able to read all the way through with my poor concentration.  I intend to read what he has said about meds and their side effects.

 

CS

Drug cocktail 1995 - 2010
Started taper of Adderall, Wellbutrin XL, Remeron, and Doxepin in 2006
Finished taper on June 10, 2010

Temazepam on a PRN basis approximately twice a month - 2014 to 2016

Beginning in 2017 - Consumption increased to about two times per week

April 2017 - Increased to taking it full time for insomnia

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From the article linked

"Sometimes he uses very tiny doses. One older woman received 20 mg of Prozac (fluoxetine) from her doctor. It caused terrible side effects. He stopped the medication, allowed her system to settle down, then gave her 1 mg. Her depression lifted"

 

This is by no means new when it comes to prozac in 2001 Glenmullen wrote a book speaking to what he found in patients who were on prozac called the prozac backlash 

http://www.amazon.ca/Prozac-Backlash-Overcoming-Antidepressants-Alternatives/dp/0743200624

 

I read this book in 2008 and learned all the side effects he noticed in his prozac taking patients he also speaks of why they started prozac at 10mg for the lowest dose and why he thinks this was a big mistake. 

 

Of course all the other reasons are bit of common sense I was hoping he would address the fact of hypersensitivity in those of us who are post antidepressants.  Reading things that are touted as knew that are old disappoints me the foot dragging drags me down. 

Still it is something I just want more and I want it faster.  

Thanks for bringing this to out attention it is a start. 

Is the book worth buying?  Does he address post antidepressant hypersensitivity... if he did I would buy the book on that fact alone. Anything to move this forward if we have to pay them inadvertently to broach this subject I am fine with that. 

peace to 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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Unfortunately, when I went to get it at the local library, because it was in an area under construction, I had to reserve it.  So far, I have heard nothing and need to follow up.

Drug cocktail 1995 - 2010
Started taper of Adderall, Wellbutrin XL, Remeron, and Doxepin in 2006
Finished taper on June 10, 2010

Temazepam on a PRN basis approximately twice a month - 2014 to 2016

Beginning in 2017 - Consumption increased to about two times per week

April 2017 - Increased to taking it full time for insomnia

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I have found some of the old books very revealing... 

Loved the one where the folks working in the lab or office can't recall which tried these drugs... and then sat on it till one of them lifted the lid of what it was really like.  think that was better homes ...or something can't recall... plato to prozac

this is it

Better Living: In Pursuit of Happiness...Plato to Prozac

 

A Canadian Writer you likely never heard of I bought it at a discount book store I think. 

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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