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Stories most recently submitted,are listed first.

ICFDA Survivor Stories 2004

7/9/2004

Adult on Autistic Specrum destroyed by psychiatric medications. Are you like me?

"I had direct suicide attacks from Paxil…and flushed it down the toilet."


7/7/2004

A Relationship between Prozac and Sexual Behavior?

“I was raped by my ex-boyfriend on Prozac.”


6/24/2004

He Gave me Samples of Zoloft

“I found myself actually considering suicide which I had never done before. It was scary.”


6/21/2004

Effects of Paxil on Behaviour

“One day Paxil will have to be banned or withdrawn from sale.”


6/13/2004

10 Year Old Son Committed Suicide while Taking Effexor

“Most doctors don't even have a clue about this stuff!”


6/11/2004

My Struggles with Prozac

“I’ve tried to come off at least half a dozen times.”


6/8/2004

One and One Half Months off Effexor

“The up side of leaving all these drugs, is feeling like a mental blanket has been removed from my mind.”


6/8/2004

Seroxat Caused my Movement Disorder

“I get involuntary movements and muscle spasms. I also still get electric shocks.”


6/2/2004

Can antidepressants cause Fybromyalga?

“It took me over six months to wean myself off all antidepressants.”


5/19/2004

My Experience with Zoloft

“While on theses meds, I drove off the highway from the effects of Seroquel.“


5/17/2004

My Effexor Withdrawal Story

“There were times where it seemed like I could barely sort out how to walk or breath.”


5/12/2004

Grief Recovery without Drugs

“Is there really an alternative to anti-depressant drugs? YES, YES, YES!”


5/7/2004

Celexa Pusher

“The haphazard prescribing of these dangerous drugs has got to stop!”


5/3/2004

My Fear of Falling into Madness

“From the first day I took Zoloft, my life has been miserable.”


5/2/2004

Our Lives are Following Apart

“The doctor … just kept adding more (antidepressants).”


4/27/2004

Zoloft Prescribed for Migraines

“These poor children don't have a chance.”


4/17/2004

My Sister Took her Life on Celexa

“…she had never been suicidal.”


4/16/2004

Paxil Psychotic Event Required Hospitalization

“No one explained to me what happened.”


4/1/2004

My SSRI Experience

“When I held a knife, I could see in my mind me killing my family and then killing myself.”


3/31/2004

Another Potential SSRI-related Death

“After taking one Wellbutrin, I had one of the worst emotional days of my life.”


3/31/2004

Hysteria and Self Loathing on Effexor

“I had repeatedly expressed suicidal tendencies.”


3/31/2004

Matt's Story

“On July 18, 2003, I lost my son to suicide after 10 weeks of being on the antidepressant Lexapro.”


3/30/2004

My Wife’s Suicide on Lexapro

“She was the most gentle, kind and compassionate woman I have ever met.”


3/26/2004

Effexor & Topamax

“I never want to take pills again.”


3/26/2004

Nurse Gives up on Medical Profession

“Here in the US, every magazine you pick up, even the one called "Health" is full of promotions for drugs.”


3/26/2004

My Nightmare from Paxil

"About 2 months into the Paxil I began having bizarre and sometimes violent thoughts.”


3/23/2004

Losing it on Prozac

“My brief exposure to Prozac left me thinking I was truly insane.”


3/22/2004

Prozac and Johnnie Brown

“The alcohol and the antidepressants almost killed him.”


3/20/2004

Addicted to Effexor

“(It)…was one of the most horrible things I have ever experienced in my life.”


3/20/2004

My Life with Paxil and Klonopin

“The nightmare goes on with in me.”


3/16/2004

A Mother's Experience w/Antidepressants

“To the FDA Advisory Panel on Antidepressant Safety in Children.”


3/16/2004

The Effexor Bad Trip Almost Killed Me

“I strongly believe Effexor should be yanked off the market IMMEDIATELY.”


3/9/2004

Celexa Cost Me a Year of My Life

“I feel like a foreigner in my own body.”


3/9/2004

My Husband Took His Life on Zoloft

“I am convinced that SSRIs caused akathisia…driving him to suicide very rapidly.”


3/9/2004

Mental Health Professional Experience with Reglan

“I had a severe acute dystonic reaction to this medication.”


3/6/2004

Prozac Made Me Want to Kill Myself

“Prozac is the scariest thing that ever happened to me.”


3/5/2004

Celexa sucks!!!

“Do not and I mean do not give in to the medication!”


2/24/2004

On Prozac for 10 Days

“I wish that I had never took Prozac.”


2/22/2004

I Lost my Mother to Paxil

“Paxil has made our lives a nightmare.”


2/21/2004

Impossible Withdrawal from Doxepin

"I know I am but one of MANY who are suffering because of these drugs."


2/12/2004

Paxil and BREAST CANCER

"...the information about Paxil explained why I should have gotten two tumors in the same year."


2/10/2004

16-Year Old’s Suicide on Zoloft

“Brandon’s mother, and my wife of 15 years, unable cope with loss of her youngest son, [then] took her own life.”


2/10/2004

Just off Paxil

“…hope someone like me reads this first and investigates all avenues before swallowing a pill a doctor (who may be very well meaning!!!!) prescribes.”


2/1/2004

Misdiagnosis Destroyed My Lif

“I went from a young women to an old lady, homebound and sick.”


2/1/2004

Pregnant on SSRIs

“My son, Taylor, was born weighing much less than any of my previous seven children and displaying an irritability I had never experienced.”


1/29/2004

Prisoner of Paxil

“I work as a home health aide, I cringe when I hear our patients being prescribed Paxil.”


1/27/2004

Victim of Adderal Abuse

“My story just proves how ignorant psychiatrists are.”


1/26/2004

Children and Anti Depressants

“…maybe if people speak up, they will stop with this medication.”


1/22/2004

Zoloft, Wellbutrin, and Klonopin for Brother’s Bad Marriage

“His life has been tragic since he was prescribed these medications.”


1/8/2004

Effexor Prescribed for PMS

“PMS compared to this would be heavenly!”


1/8/2004

Saved by my Dog

“My mental capacity is at present, mostly gone.”


1/7/2004

Seroxat Withdrawal

“I would like to sue the makers of Seroxat for the terrible experience, pain and suffering I went through.”


1/4/2004

Withdrawing from a Decade of Drugs

“I have a few shopping bags full of drugs given to my son.”


1/3/2004

SSRI's Almost Cost Me Everything

“I have gone through 4-5 years of hell.”


1/2/2004

Prozac and Alcohol

“I have experienced blackouts when drinking alcohol and engaging in embarrassing and even dangerous behaviors during the blackouts.”