Seroxat should have been banned years ago…
Seroxat is a very dangerous drug.
have written on this site many times about casually being put on Seroxat 20+years ago by my then G.P… 3 Times over the years since, I have tried different ways to stop taking them, all unsuccessful… Thank you to this young man for fighting in our corner!
Important well balanced article. All Patients prescribed these drugs should be recruited into a long term study.
Honestly I dont believe medication is the cure for depression. Exercise is 10x better, NHS should suggest other self help remedies before drugging people up as a quick fix
Many Dr.s underestimate the effects of coming off long term meds. It was hell getting off venaflexine. Brain zaps, feeling confused and blank. I had to switch to Prozac to titrations liquid and use cbd for side effects did same with gabapentine..nasty drug made my brain dumbed down and can cause brain cell changes, but that is the power of big pharma making chemicals that wouldn’t give to an animal.
About 25 years ago I started having panic attacks and my doctor put me on Seroxat. I had terrible side effects from taking it. When I told him about them, he said there weren’t any associated with it, so he doubled my dose, which made me worse, so I went back in and he upped it again. I use to shake and feel like my head was full of electricity. I also used to hear these explosions that would scare the hell out of me, but no one else heard them. The side effects became so bad, that after about a year, I tried killing myself and but for the grace of God, I was found in time. The psychiatrist at the hospital insisted I carried on taking them, not one medical professional I spoke to believed I was having side effects and thought it was a developing psychosis. So one day I just stopped taking them, it took a few weeks to get over the withdrawal, but I am so glad I did. It took me years to get over what that drug did to me. Seroxat has ruined my life completely.
I have been on paroxetine for 20 years. They destroyed my sex drive so worked hard with GP and psychiatrist to get off them and try other pills. Finally found the right combination but my GP doesn’t know that I’m buying paroxetine online because I just can’t get off it.
Such a brave man. A heartfelt thank you for speaking out and sharing.
My child was put on antidepressants aged 15, by Camhs without my knowledge, aided by their school. Six years later he is in a dreadful state. His life has been destroyed.
15 years a family member has been on Seroxat and same problem, you cannot get off them safely. Doctors either definitely don’t want to know and or definitely don’t want understand.