Iggy, my name is irrelevant, I don't know the real popcorns history so it doesn't mean anything to me. I just know that his name was funny, I liked it, and that he was a moon shiner.
As for the rest of the post, you've witnessed the effects of this type of medication, so I think you will back me up when I say that before we start taking the medication (which is not necessary to begin with), we have the right to know what it is going to do to our bodies. I was forced to start taking anti depressants, I refused to take them without knowing more about them. They got pissed at me shoved the medication into my hand and stood there until I took it threatening that if I didn't take it, they would force me to take it via injection. I took it. What happened shortly after? I had a series of minor strokes. They decided to up the dosage, and I definitely had a stroke.
What else? My aunt, who had been "struggling" with depression for years, was forced to take anti depressants, well she had a major stroke and needed brain surgery. She decided she wouldn't take them again. Well, her husband (who is not the type of guy you want to be around, washes dishes for a living at the age of 70) decided that she needed help mentally. She was forced back on the anti depressants and guess what happened? Another stroke! Now she can barely talk and she is cognitively incapacitated living in a nursing home. Its not right what you guys are doing and something needs to be done about it. It's bullshit. Somehow when people cooperate with doctors, they become above the law.
I think, and I hate to say this, that my family, who forced me into a psych ward, literally chased me down and dragged me by my collar to the hospital, should not have had the authority to do what they did. It was against my will. I'm fact, everything that resulted from the incident was against my will. These people should be tried for the crimes they've committed. If they bash my head with a bat, that is assault, but if they bash my head with ssri's that is treatment. Wtf seriously. It's hard to hold back profanities
I thought your name was ironic is all I meant.
I appreciate your situation. I really do. I can't imagine your situation or how it felt.
It is, technically, assault for a doctor to treat a patient against their will if they aren't determined incompetent. "Assault" is exactly what the doctor would be charged with.
I'm sure SSRIs are over prescribed. I'm sure, also, that most patients are not adequately informed of even the labeled side effects. But, I also believe that doctors do their very best to live by the hyppocratic oath. No doctor is trying to hurt you by prescribing an antidepressant. While no doctor can say before giving you something what exactly the effect will be on your body, they aren't trying to cause harm by giving it.
If a consensus of doctors want to treat you a certain way then I think you should trust the treatment.
I was admitted to the hospital before I went to the psych ward. The circumstances are irrelevant, all I can tell you is that since the incident, I've secretly hated my parents. They won't let me do anything, they hate my friends, theyre not smart, if I don't do what they tell me to do they get extremely pissed and often my dad will corner me. What do people and animals do when they are cornered? I think you guys know the answer. In any case, he scared me, and I ran for my life, at which point he chased me and caught up and dragged me to the hospital by force where I was forced to do many things that I didn't want to do and explicitly made it clear that I didn't want to do them. They insisted that I was delusional, severely depressed, hallucinating, hearing voices, and diagnosed me schizophrenic which is when they began administering "treatment", which consisted of a 6mg dosage of risperdal (which gave me the tremors, prevented me from responding, and caused many involuntary twitches and screams), 150mg of welbutrin (which probably gave me several heart attacks, which I thought were just extreme adrenaline rushes at the time, and I felt myself have several strokes, one of which being like a gun shot through the side of my head), klonopin (which made me very lethargic), and abilify (which caused an extremely uncomfortable tension behind my right eyebrow).
My parents hated what the drugs were doing to me and they admit spending a lot of time crying about their decision to institutionalize me. Either way, nothing will change what happened and what they did to me, and part of me will always hate them because of that.
Sorry Phi. I won't be antagonistic anymore intentionally. I didn't mean to accuse all of you.
Welbutrin is not an SSRI. I guessed wrong what drug class you meant. It is an MAOI and has much more complicated side effects. Your early twenties is exactly when schizophrenia would present. Suddenly feeling differently about your parents and apprehensive about doctors could easily be symptoms. If a consensus of doctors diagnose you with that condition then you should absolutely trust the advice they give you and the treatment they prescribe. Even if it is scary. Even if it is difficult. They are trying to help you.
"Serotonin acts as a vasoconstrictor and when you limit it's reuptake guess what therefore happens? Well, you have to guess because they won't tell you. No doctor in their right mind would say that the antidepressant they are giving you might cause blood vessels to constrict and therefore cause a stroke. Their employers don't like those kinds of lawsuits. No drug company would dare publish that linkage. They would, at best, lower the maximum dosage."
Or, you could search the web and find out that people have checked the effect of prozac (one of the best known SSRIs and find that it lowers blood pressure.
Why on earth did you think you would need to guess?
Low blood pressure is not dispositive for strokes. Many things... like snake venom.... can cause both.