Laura1981 Posted July 22, 2015 Share Posted July 22, 2015 Hey all, just out of personal curiosity: Did everybody report their side effects to the authorities (FDA, Yellow Card Scheme etc)? How did you find the process? Did you update the agencies how long your condition lasted? If you didn't report, what put you off? I reported mine to the Irish Medicines agency, but I found the process quite awful. I had to give my real name and address along with sensitive information and quite horrific, psychiatric & physical symptoms. I can see why people would be put off reporting. I tested the FDA reporting process. I found it much better. You can actually select a country other than the US and submit your report. So this might be an option for everybody who refuses to give their real name and address. I think reporting our side effects is one of the most important steps towards getting our condition recognized. Doctors certainly won't report the side effects for us. So just appealing to everyone who hasn't done it yet. Go for it and report! Cheers, Laura PS: Here's the post with the instructions how to report: http://survivingantidepressants.org/index.php?/topic/363-report-your-withdrawal-symptoms-to-government-agencies/ 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. Profile feed: http://goo.gl/3g2GRn Sign this petition for a blackbox warning on Prozac in Ireland: https://www.change.org/p/leo-varadakar-hpra-the-lack-of-a-blackbox-warning-on-prozac-in-ireland-and-its-use-by-the-hse-in-under-18-s?recruiter=63289046&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=share_for_starters_page&utm_term=des-lg-no_src-no_msg Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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