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Stories most recently submitted,are listed first.

ICFDA Survivor Stories 2002

12/31/2002

A Concerned Parent Story

"Video Used to Justify Putting my Daughter on Five Different Drugs"


12/29/2002

A Professional Dancer’s Ordeal With SSRI’s

“…a "nightmare" of experimentation, grave anxiety, lots of depression and suicidal thoughts, which were to pervade my life for the next 12 plus years.”


12/27/2002

Losing a Sense of Being on Luvox

“I have felt ‘dead’ ‘doped’ and ‘stunned’ on the various medications I have been prescribed.”


12/25/2002

Your Site Explains my Nephew’s Suicide

“Thanks for making people aware of the dangers of using any drugs.”


12/13/2002

My Journey Through the Effexor Nightmare

“When did I die and go to hell?”


12/10/2002

Pharmacist Messed Up on Zoloft

“I developed insomnia and nightmares. When I would drift to sleep, I'd awaken to terrifying nightmares, that would leave me weak and shaking.”


11/26/2002

Homicidal and Suicidal on Zoloft and Paxil

“1 week on the Paxil and I was nuts!”


10/15/2002

Married to Zoloft and I Want a Divorce

“I quit cold turkey. Big mistake! Five days later I ended up in the hospital emergency.
I knew something was really wrong.”


10/8/2002

Scared and Angry

"Still telling my story! And will til I see the drug companies accountable!"


9/29/2002

Luvox withdrawal

"About a week or two after I had quit, I finally cried again. I knew then I was on the right track--I could feel again! "


9/10/2002

Eight-year Old Becomes Aggressive on Luvox

“I'm still angry at the psychiatrist for putting him at risk with these drugs.”


9/5/2002

Running Away from Wellbutrin

“I regret ever taking one pill of Wellbutrin.”


9/01/2002

Wellbutrin and Effexor Made Me A Nervous Wreck

“My doctor was poisoning me."


8/11/2002

Prozac nearly destroyed me.

“...my career, my entire family and almost all my friends abandoned me, and my health has been seriously compromised.”


8/6/2002

Alcohol Cravings and Panic Attacks Just the Beginning

“It is a shame the way “trusted’ medical practioners can be so quick to cram drugs down one’s throat. I feel very betrayed.”


8/4/2002

I Thought I’d Lost My Mind on Effexor

“The Effexor was 10 times worse than (being hit by a truck).”


7/30/2002

A Letter to President Bush

“The drugs my daughter received are not F.D.A. approved for use in children. These drugs cause mania in 6% of all children taking them. The F.D.A. states the safety and efficacy have not been established. I ask, why are physicians allowed to prescribe off-label?”


7/28/2002

Student Has Violent, Homicidal Thoughts on Prozac

“I imagined myself going into the kitchen, grabbing a knife and stabbing my mother.”


6/25/2002

Effexor Withdrawal Syndrome Hell

“I want my doctor to go on Effexor for a few months. Then I want him withdrawn.”


6/24/2002

Suicidal Urges on Seroxat and Alcohol

“…if you mix alcohol and Seroxat you are playing a very dangerous game indeed.”


6/11/2002

Doctor Tells Patient that Antidepressants Treat Pain

“I realize that these antidepressants messed up my brain chemistry.”


5/31/2002

Cough Syrup and SSRI Proves Fatal

“I don’t understand why OTC cough medications are not required to have [a warning] regarding SSRI medications.”


5/29/2002

Celexa / Citalopram Hell

“ realized now that the hell I was going through was a direct result of taking Celexa.”


5/20/2002

Too Many Risks with Serzone

I” wish I had known, but I trusted the what drug companies were telling the pharmacies and docs.”


5/5/2002

Teenager Didn’t Know What He Was Doing on Paxil

“He ended his life because of this damn drug.”


5/4/2002

Teenager Loses Creative Passion on Zoloft and Paxil

“Paxil almost made me go insane after just a few days.”


4/29/2002

My experience with Effexor: March 2002

“I’m glad I got out of the merry-go-round and revolving door of more prescriptions before I was addicted. “


4/14/2002

I Also Lost One of My Children to Paxil

“I just wanted you to know that there is another childless parent out here in the world because of these drugs.”


4/11/2002

I’m Taking Myself off this Garbage

“Why are Dr.'s so quick to want to give you some kind of antidepressant?”


4/10/2002

A Meridia Tragedy

“I wouldn’t have risked my health or my life if I knew the damage it could cause.”


4/4/2002

Samples of Zoloft and Xanax turn Brother into Criminal

“I am unforgiving of a medical profession who cares so little for the very human beings that they swore to help.”


4/1/2002

Insane Thoughts on Prozac

“It turned me into a junkie, waking up with shocks, nightmares, anxiety, panic…”


3/27/2002

A Stockbroker’s Story on Zoloft

“I’m so stressed out over nothing I feel like I’m going crazy.”


3/25/2002

My horrible 5-day experience with Zoloft

“WE NEED A FULL BAN ON SRRIs BEFORE MORE LIVES ARE DESTROYED!!!”


3/23/2002

Is Paxil my Friend

“I was violent, delusional and hostile.”


3/21/2002

Thanks to Prozac, I’m Surrounded by Murderers, Rapists and Worse

“The doctor said Prozac would make me happy. I’m not happy.”


3/17/2002

Trying to Get Off Paxil

“...this drug is a living hell!!!”


3/16/2002

It All Started after the Zoloft

“...suicidal urges, feeling out of it, feeling faint, heart racing, nervousness, dizziness, feeling out of it like You're not here, feeling cold which accompanied the EXTREME anxiety and shaking...”


3/14/2002

Zoloft Suicide Attempts and Still Rebuilding My Life

“I will never trust such a self-serving inhumane profession as psychiatry.”


3/12/2002

A 17-Year Old’s Story on Prozac, Paxil, Effexor and Wellbutrin

“I saw electricity around everything--it looked like electricity was going around the air and around my room”


2/16/2002

The Tunnel of Horrors--An Account of My Effexor Withdrawal

“This is a diary I kept of my Effexor withdrawl over a year ago. I finally feel ready to share it with people. The experience was agony, agony, wholesale agony.”


2/14/2002

Suicide would have been the easy way out.

“I honestly can't believe that doctors are prescribing depressants for people suffering from depression. And that they are prescribing drugs that cause brain damage.”


2/9/2002

Effexor gave me the urge to take my life.

“Anybody who says Effexor is not dangerous is lying”


2/5/2002

Meridia has ruined my life.

"Why is this drug on the market without telling of its possible side effects? I wish I never took Meridia."


2/2/2002

Prozac Nearly Ruined My Life at 13

“I frequently wandered around in a daze, or ran around at all hours of the day and night. I became intensely suicidal.”


1/26/2002

I Thought I was Going Totally Mad

“My doc took me off 50mgs of Seroxat / Paxil cold turkey.”


1/22/2002

Five Minutes, Then Samples of Celexa

“We left the office with 40 samples of CELEXA. She took one that night and was up with tremors, nightmares, a feeling of being on a spaced out LSD trip, nausea, sweating, and vomiting.”


1/16/2002

My Boyfriend Committed Murder Thanks to Effexor

“(His doctor) cut him off his medication ‘cold turkey’ and put him directly on Buspar.”


2002

Dysonia was already in my body and the Celexa just kick started it

“They said I was having a bad reaction to the Celexa.”