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Fort Hood Shooter: Did Meds Set Him Off?

“The Fort Hood Army shooter that left four dead, including the gunman, and wounded 16 others has sparked difficult questions about shooter Ivan Lopez’s mental health and medications he was taking at the time of the incident.”
Source: Newsmax 

Upon reading this headline and information, my mind went back to information I had learned years ago about medications that had been administered to shooter Ivan Lopez before killing four fellow soldiers.

Was this another shooting caused by the same type of medications that caused the shootings at Columbine and Virginia Tech?

Dr. Candace Pert, Research Professor at Georgetown University Medical Center and past head of the brain chemistry department at the National Institute of Health, a position she served in for 13 years, and author of the book, “Molecules of Emotion”, sounded the alarm about serotonergic medications on page 8 of Time Magazine, October 20, 1997 where she wrote:

“I am alarmed at the monster that Johns Hopkins neuroscientist Solomon Snyder and I created when we discovered the simple binding assay for drug receptors 25 years ago. Prozac and other antidepressant serotonin-receptor-active compounds may also cause cardiovascular problems in some susceptible people after long-term use, which has become common practice despite the lack of safety studies.

“The public is being misinformed about the precision of these selective serotonin-uptake inhibitors when the medical profession oversimplifies their action in the brain and ignores the body as if it exists merely to carry the head around! In short, these molecules of emotion regulate every aspect of our physiology. A new paradigm has evolved, with implications that life-style changes such as diet and exercise can offer profound, safe and natural mood elevation.”

Prozac: Panacea or Pandora? is a 424-page, thoroughly documented book written by Ann Blake Tracy, PhD. The book is promoted as telling “the rest of the story” on the new class of SSRI antidepressants (Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, Lovan, Luvox, and more.)

Dr. Tracy, who wrote Prozac: Panacea or Pandora, is a friend of mine, and we have been corresponding for many years. I first learned of Dr. Tracy and her work when she sent me a copy of the above book. Then in 2001, she sent me an updated version, and then just a few years ago stopped by Hallelujah Acres and I had the opportunity to meet her in person. Dr. Tracy is excited about what we are doing here at Hallelujah Acres, and I am very appreciative and supportive of her work and ministry

Dr. Tracy has spent over 20 years of her life trying to warn people of the potentially disastrous consequences of taking SSRI antidepressant drugs.

In order to introduce Dr. Tracy to the subscribers of this Hallelujah Acres Health Tip, I am going to share a few letters she has written to the FDA, which will help our readers understand why she is so concerned about these SSRI antidepressant drugs and has dedicated her life to trying to inform the public of their dangers:

Dr. Ann Blake Tracy’s September 13, 2004 letter to the FDA:

“I am Ann Blake Tracy, PhD, and head of the International Coalition for Drug Awareness. I am the author of Prozac: Panacea or Pandora? – Our Serotonin Nightmare, and have testified in court cases involving antidepressants for 12-½ years. The last 15 years of my life have been devoted full time to researching and writing about SSRI antidepressants.

Research on serotonin has been clear from the beginning that the most damaging thing that could be done to the serotonin system [of our body] would be to impair one’s ability to metabolize serotonin. Yet that is how SSRI antidepressants exert their effect.

For decades, research has shown that impairing serotonin metabolism will produce migraines, hot flashes, pains around the heart, difficulty breathing, a worsening of bronchial complaints, tension and anxiety which appear from out of nowhere, depression, suicide – especially very violent suicide, hostility, violent crime, arson, substance abuse, psychosis, mania, organic brain disease, autism, anorexia, reckless driving, Alzheimer’s, impulsive behavior with no concern for punishment, and argumentative behavior.

How anyone ever thought it would be “therapeutic” to chemically induce these reactions is beyond me. Yet, these reactions are exactly what we have witnessed in our society over the past decade and a half as a result of the widespread use of these drugs.

In fact, we even have a whole new vocabulary as a result with terms such as “road rage, suicide by cop, murder/suicide, going postal, false memory syndrome, school shooting, bi-polar” – every third person you meet anymore – along with the skyrocketing rates of antidepressant induced diabetes and hypoglycemia.

Can you remember two decades ago when depressed people used to slip away quietly to kill themselves rather than killing everyone around them and then themselves as they do while taking SSRI antidepressants?

A study out of the University of Southern California in 1996 looked at a group of mutant mice in an experiment that had gone terribly wrong. These genetically engineered mice were the most violent creatures they had ever witnessed. They were born lacking the MAO-A enzyme, which metabolizes serotonin. As a result their brains were awash in serotonin. This excess serotonin is what the researchers determined was the cause for this extreme violence. Antidepressants produce the same end result as they inhibit the metabolism of serotonin.

These are extremely dangerous drugs that should be banned as similar drugs have been banned in the past.

As a society we once thought LSD and PCP to be miracle medications with large margins of safety in humans. We have never seen drugs so similar to LSD and PCP as these SSRI antidepressants. All of these drugs produce dreaming during periods of wakefulness. It is believed that the high serotonin levels over stimulate the brain stem leading to a lack of muscle paralysis during sleep thus allowing the patient to act out the dreams or nightmares they are having. The world witnessed that clearly in the Zoloft-induced murder-suicide of comedian Phil Hartman and his wife, Brynn.

Connecticut witnessed the Prozac-induced case of Kelly Silk several years ago. This young mother attacked her family with a knife, and then set the house on fire killing all but her 8-year-old daughter who ran to the neighbor’s. As she stood bleeding and screaming for help she explained, “Help! My mommy is having a nightmare!”

Out of the mouths of babes we will understand these nightmares for what they are. She understood that this was something her mother would do ONLY in a nightmare, never in reality.

This is known as a REM Sleep Behavior Disorder. In the past it was known mainly as a drug withdrawal state, but the largest sleep facility in the country has reported that 86% of the cases they are diagnosing are patients on antidepressants.

Because this was known in the past as a condition manifesting mainly in drug withdrawal you should see how dangerous the withdrawal state from these drugs will prove to be. That is why it is so critical to make sure patients are weaned extremely slowly so as to avoid ANY chance of going into a withdrawal state.”

Dr. Ann Blake Tracy’s December 13, 2006 letter to the FDA:

“For the past 15 years I have testified in court cases involving antidepressants. The last 17 years of my life have been devoted to researching, writing, and lecturing about these drugs.

Two of my nieces in their early 20’s, a decade apart, attempted suicide on antidepressants, the first on Prozac, and the second a month ago on Wellbutrin.

Due to time constraints I refer you to my September 2004 testimony on the damaging effects of inhibiting serotonin metabolism – the very mode of action of antidepressants. Impairing serotonin metabolism results in a multitude of symptoms including suicide, violent crime, mania and psychosis. Suicide ideation is, without question, associated with these drugs.

Rosie Meysenburg, Sara Bostock and I have collected and posted over 1,200 news articles documenting many exaggerated acts of violence against self or others at www.drugawareness.org

Beyond suicidal ideation we have mania/bipolar increasing dramatically. Antidepressants have always been known to trigger both. According to the Pharmaceutical Business Review in the last 11 years alone, the number of people in the U.S. with “bipolar” disorder has increased by 4.8 million.

Mr. Malcolm Bowers of Yale, found in the late 90’s over 200,000 people yearly are hospitalized with antidepressant-induced manic psychosis. They also point out that most go unrecognized as medication-induced, remain un-hospitalized, and are a threat to themselves and others.

What are the other types of threats from manias?

  1. PYROMANIA: Compulsion to start fires.
  2. KLEPTOMANIA: Compulsion to embezzle, shoplift, & commit robberies.
  3. DIPSOMANIA: An uncontrollable urge to drink alcohol.
  4. NYMPHOMANIA & EROTOMANIA: Sexual compulsions – a pathologic preoccupation with sexual fantasies or activities.

Child sex abuse has increased dramatically with even female teachers going manic on these drugs and seducing students. The head of the sex abuse treatment program for Utah estimated 80% of sex crime perpetrators were on antidepressants at the time of the crime. While Karl Von Kleist, an ex-LAPD officer and leading polygraph expert estimates 90% – strong evidence of manic sexual compulsions that demand attention . . . .

Clearly, far too many lives are being destroyed in various ways, by these drugs!”

Editor’s Note: In a phone conversation with Dr. Tracy, she informed me that almost every school shooting – from Columbine to Virginia Tech – the perpetrator was on these SSRI antidepressants.

Were these drugs also the cause of the recent deaths of four soldiers at Fort Hood?

Are these drugs causing other military deaths?

In early 2013, the official website of the United States Department of Defense announced the startling statistic that the number of military suicides in 2012 had far exceeded the total of those killed in battle – an average of nearly one a day.

A month later came an even more sobering statistic from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: veteran suicide was running at 22 a day – about 8,000 a year.

At the beginning of this article I shared the words of Dr. Candace Pert, Research Professor at Georgetown University Medical Center and past head of the brain chemistry department at the National Institute of Health. In that article, she concluded with these words:

“A new paradigm has evolved, with implications that lifestyle changes such as diet and exercise can offer profound, safe and natural mood elevation.”

Here at Hallelujah Acres, we have found those words by Dr. Pert, to be oh-so-true, as many have written to tell me how a simple change in diet and lifestyle corrected their depressions, emotional and psychological and even bipolar disorder problems.

Friends, will you help me share the good news with others that we don’t have to be physically or even mentally afflicted?

God had it right from the very beginning when he gave us a diet in Genesis 1:29 that would keep the body healthy both physically and mentally, but man sure has messed up God’s Way by the administering of drugs!

If you are not already on The Hallelujah Diet, may I encourage you to give it a try! Hallelujah Acres is trying to help the Christian community (as well as anyone else who will listen) realize that God’s ORIGINAL diet, as given by God in the Bible, in Genesis 1:29, was God’s perfect plan for the proper nourishment of His human creation.

Multitudes have made this diet change that we teach here at Hallelujah Acres, and experienced normalization of weight, as well as the elimination of almost all their physical and psychological problems. For more information, visit our website or call (704) 481-1700.

Next week, the good Lord willing and if the creeks don’t rise too high, we will return with another exciting issue of the Hallelujah Health Tip. Trust you will join us and that you will share these Health Tips with friends and loved ones.

Comments

  1. jane hand April 22, 2014

    Dr Peter Breggen is another doctor who has spent his life trying to
    shift the paradigm of how we treat mental illness from drugs to natural
    therapies and with love, compassion and understanding. He is trying to
    increase awareness of the link between school and other mass shootings
    and psychotropic drugs and the link between suicides and homicides and
    these commonly prescribed drugs.

    He states that about 90% of the
    shooters were on some kind of psychotropic drugs, yet noone is talking
    about it, so I am glad you have.

    I have some experience with
    what you speak of both changing one’s lifestyle and its effect on one’s
    mood and with the antidepressant drugs and its effect on my behavior
    to confirm my experiences with what you speak of.

    I have had clinical depression and a plethora of constant and serious life problems for about 35 years.

    Though
    I resisted taking antidepressant drugs for a long time, eventually , I
    could not even get out of bed and thought it unfair to my children so I
    visited doctors and over the course of 15 years was put on 5 different
    antidepressants as one after another did not work, Not only did they
    not help, they caused me to nearly lose my life.

    I became
    intensely almost bizarrely suicidal. It was nearly unbearable to resist
    as well as had fantasies of ways to kill myself some of them quite
    chilling.

    Pretty much every day for 15 years I battled these
    feelings coming very close to killing myself, Eventually, I
    rationalized away even my own dear children so great was the desire to
    kill myself.The only thing helping was I guess I guess I was stronger
    than I thought, being able to call crisis lines and suicide lines and
    talk to caring people and vent the many and daily problems many very
    serious like rapes, cancer, domestic violence, stalking, the results of
    25 car accidents and financial woes etc.

    Also helping me was
    fear..the fear I would fail the attempt and make things worst by having
    to live with the physical consequences of an attempt should something
    go wrong, the fear of eternal consequences and the memories of hearing
    that the only people having bad life after death experiences were bad
    people or suicides, Luckily this stayed my hand long enough to get off
    these drugs.

    Finally, I was prescribed a very dangerous, little
    used drug and this threw me in the hospital and changed me so much that
    I voluntarily signed myself into a mental hospital to rest. Here the
    doctor did not know my medical history, did not know that I had
    inadvertently taken too much of this drug and later found out it was
    notoriously for causing manic depression symptoms which I had never
    been diagnosed with and took me cold turkey (never recommended as these
    drugs are supposed to be slowly weaned down on) and stuck me on a
    forced manic depression drug.

    When I finally was released a week
    later and found my whole personality changed for the worst and that I
    could not even function anymore at all and acted in ways I never had
    before, I decided to stop all doctor drugs. that is when change
    happened.

    Within days (whatever the half life of that drug was)
    all suicidal ideation left me that had been there daily every day for
    15 years so intensely. I still was clinically depressed, I still had
    many serious and daily problems but no suicidal thoughts or impulses
    for over 8 years,

    Back then the drugs were not labeled with the
    danger of suicide and still are not as to the danger of homicides so I
    had never expected the drug meant to help me was actually what was
    leading to all my misery and coming so close 3 times to taking my own
    life. I am here only by the grace of God.

    Then reports started
    leaking out that young people were killing themselves on these
    drugs..the drug makers were getting many reports of suicides and
    homicides but hid them so as not to ruin their profits and the doctors I
    do not believe knew this link between these drugs and death by suicide
    or homicide

    Then reports of some adults also killing themselves
    when they got on these drugs and even studies. As Dr Breggen (who has
    many great books via amazon/library) points out in one study among two
    groups of depressed people, the ones receiving antidepressant drugs had
    more suicidal ideation, exacerbated depression and more suicides than
    the depressed people taking NOTHING..now that is eye opening.

    I have also read that these drugs cause permanent brain damage to the neurotransmitter receptor sites.

    It
    took the brave testimony of people like these crusaders who knew of
    the danger along with many many brave parents of those who killed
    themselves often as youths and even those who had shot themselves and
    appeared to testify obviously very damaged by the bullet or shotgun they
    had used that failed to kill them but maimed them.

    To these
    people, we owe an intense debt of gratitude as their sad testimonies
    and reliving of their worst nightmare of when their kids killed
    themselves before us Congressional hearings lead to after more than 15
    years of reports going to drug makers for the drugs to be labeled with
    the warning of it causing suicides and a black box warning label by the
    FDA.

    8 years later, I had a very trying time with deaths and
    many bad things that happened which caused me to become suicidal again
    by the natural suicidal feelings NEVER reached the level of intensity
    and bizarreness of the drug induced suicidal feelings, left much
    quicker and were easier to resist.

    These incidences made me
    angry when I thought of how the drug companies put the lives of people
    below profits and lead to many people taking their lives as I thought
    about how close these drugs came to causing me to commit suicide and
    how close I came to dying forever causing my now grown kid to be
    without a mother in this life and how many parents and people in the
    person who killed themselves must have blamed themselves and those who
    succeeded in committing suicide will forever be blamed for something
    the drug companies essentially caused by their silence and thirst for
    mega profits as these drugs are very profitable.

    I got angry at
    all the young people who died needlessly and those who suffered as
    intensely as I had often for years or decades unknowingly.

    This
    betrayal by the drug industry made me decide I would not support them
    by using their drugs except in extreme situations and would never use
    their drugs but instead turn to natural treatment modalities like herbs
    or alternative health whenever I could.

    Of course this
    reluctance to not take their drugs makes some doctors every angry and I
    have been yelled at and treated with hostility for this at Drs
    offices. who cares, when alternative health often works so well,

    I
    do have an experience with diet and other lifestyle changes helping my
    mood. when I was diagnosed with diabetes and found it to be over 600
    plus when I checked i, I got scared and I researched and found a vegan
    diet worked better for diabetes than the American diabetic association
    diet and discovered sites like this and the films like simply raw
    curing diabetes in 30 days etc

    I decided to change overnight to a vegan diet 50% raw and started walking or swimming every day or at least 5 to 7 times a week.

    I
    never feel effects of any changes I make like diet or herbs or
    supplements but this time I noticed a difference. I started feeling
    happy and singing and my grown kids said what happened to you you are so
    different and motivated. I felt suddenly like a fog had been lifted
    and I could think much more clearly and my blood glucose dropped about
    400 points. when I added a juice fast, my blood sugar went to normal
    and I dropped a good amount of weight.

    I was vegan for 4 years
    and then messed it up for three weeks around Christmas and lost all my
    benefits and though I went back, I never regained that sense of well
    being,. I saw every time I eaten meat or cheese my blood sugar soared
    which is not supposed to happen and every time i juice fasted my blood
    sugar dropped to normal again fasting is supposed to be a nono for a
    diabetic and I was taking in fruit juice and not diluting the juices
    another nono but nothing but good happened, then for a year I messed up
    and started eating some animal or more cooked foods, Immediately my
    blood sugar went downhill I did someone had gotten me an entertainment
    book for Christmas and I got obsessed with using the coupons but made
    sure I never got that gift again so I could try to go back to vegan and
    high raw.

    I was just diagnosed recently with an aggressive
    breast cancer and told without treatments which I turned down except
    for an upcoming lumpectomy I would be dead. I am banking my life on
    alternative health and dietary changes and feel nothing like death to
    motivate a person to make difficult changes.

    I am on day 64 of a
    planned 120 day juice fast with which 2 weeks will be the master
    cleanse and then plan to go to the grape cure for a month or two and
    then go to a 80 to 85%% raw, vegan, whole foods diet though I feel 100%
    would be better I am not sure I can do this. I plan on doing
    cleansing, comprehensive health building program, changing my thinking,
    exercise, hydrotherapy and a number of natural realign modalities for
    the rest of my life in order to try to beat cancer and the doctors
    predictions,. I feel my negativity definitely contributed along with
    things like obesity, being sedimentary and not going far enough

    if
    anyone wants to pray for me, my name is Jane and I want to live and I
    hope that cancer in the long run will be good for me as far as trying
    to live the life I wanted to but just was not strong enough to do what I
    knew was best and that my healing down the road may lead to a mission
    of helping others to also have hope and know what things helped me. The
    testimonies on here have healed me so much and the many sick people I
    refer here as I have helped about 0,00 people who emailed me for
    knowledge of how to heal themselves and I hope I can heal everything
    and have a good testimony to help others have hope as this site does as
    there is hope and I do believe there are no incurable illnesses if one
    does the work and believes.

    So yes, I concur these drugs
    are very dangerous and God’s natural healing modalities are very strong
    if one gets good herbs and does enough. You can be healed on anything
    and I advise people to stay away form medical doctors in most
    incidences that are not trauma related and to stay far away from drugs
    for mental problems.

    A schizophrenic I know weaned himself
    slowly off these drugs and has been fine for three years while I know
    that the schizophrenic drugs they put my brother on caused brain
    shrinkage and serious cognitive decline,..one antidepressant drug they
    put him on is very hard to stop as it causes electric shocks etc in the
    head and many cannot even get off of it though finally he succeeded as
    have others who did not give up trying. I have read chemo can cause
    brain shrinkage and serious loss of IQ, memory, language skills,
    cognition, comprehension leaving one in a fog and spacy etc in some
    case that last decades after if not permanent as well and causes damage
    to the lungs, liver, heart and other vital organs as well as the
    immune system which can be so impaired if they remove one’s lymph nodes
    that no natural healing program can help them according to Dr Richard
    Schulze who cured the incurables (leading student of “Dr Christopher
    who also cured the incurables.

    Be careful what you agree to if
    you are sick or have cancer as doctors often do not tell you these
    things,.,.I was told I was over-researching and overthinking by cancer
    doctors who did admit that cognitive decline happens in chemo both
    while on it and sometimes can be permanent though they minimized its
    effect..they tend to not tell you things or use fear to control you and
    get you to use their toxic drugs..the more people ho heal themselves,
    then the more others will try it and the more we subsequently help
    others allowing god to use us to answer prayers of the sick. This is
    how we change things, one day, one person at a time.

    We must
    learn to trust ourselves and that God programmed into us how to heal if
    we return to his methods of cure and the foods he gave us, I feel raw
    foods are the big healer. To heal we need to stop doing the things
    that hurt us and start adding healthy things to our life and then watch
    the body and its innate wisdom take over.

    to further help depression goggle the following words: depression Janie yahoo answers and read some of my thoughts on it

    here are some to get you started

    https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=A0LEV0mJzlZTqU8AYhBXNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTEzYW9udWhyBHNlYwNzcgRwb3MDMQRjb2xvA2JmMQR2dGlkA1NNRTI4OF8x?qid=20120728101822AA7qv65

    https://search.yahoo.com/search?ei=utf-8&fr=ytff1-tyc&p=depresson%20janie%20yahoo%20answers&type=

    also read these books and get more omega three fat in your diet with thigns like chia seeds.

    1 feeling good
    2 excuse me your life is waiting
    3 happy for no reason
    4 change your brain, change your life
    5 seven weeks to emotional healing

    • Rebecca April 22, 2014

      Yes, Jane, I will pray for you that God may continue to guide you and that having found the way, He will grant you the wisdom & strength to walk in it. You absolutely CAN do the Hallelujah Diet (85% raw, 15% cooked). If you can do such a long juice fast, then you SURELY can do this! Thank you for sharing your story. After reading it, I am inspired to try again myself! May God bless you & keep you! In His Love & Light, Rebecca

      • jane hand April 22, 2014

        Hi Rebecca oh how nice I definitely appreciate your prayers and what you
        are praying for. thank you so much. I find fasting easily than being
        faced with eating though but I think with prayer and will I can do it or
        close to it. I am sort of overwhelmed with knowing which of the many
        alternative things for cancer to do besides diet and which to get with a
        very limited income. fitting it all in a day is challenging too. I
        have no life it seems but cancer 24 7 and doing a bunch of stuff. I
        also need prayer for changing very negative thinking of depression,
        anger, resentment, worry hating life etc and need to change to
        gratitude, forgiveness, happiness, trust in me and God and life etc as I
        feel this is very important and helped lead me to a weakened immune
        system and cancer and this is more challenging maybe than even the food
        as it is so habitual.

        I am so happy you decided to try again as
        nothing is more important when we feel good, we are better equipped to
        love life and help others even though the negative epeople can and do
        help others,.,,so much the more if we are walking on the right path
        and the payoff can be huge if it prevents a killer disease and the
        horror that can cause. May God also bless you,,He has definitely
        answered prayer for me since this happened. Let us do right by us and
        help inspire each others and share our info and hope and trials etc so
        we as a planet can get people onto a better healing path as this is
        very important work with so many suffering.

        Again thank you so very much for your prayers and kind and supportive words,

        ps I like your name I was going to name a girl that but only had sons:)

  2. Jana Fortner ND April 23, 2014

    Though it is a simple thing, one of the most important lifestyle factors to get right if you want to achieve or maintain emotional balance is sleep! You need at least 7 hours every night starting as early as possible – 10:00 pm being ideal for most. There is plenty of research documenting the effects of sleep deprivation on the mental and emotional state and depression and anxiety are among those effects. Shortly after a person starts missing out on sleep, the adrenal system becomes imbalanced which can make it very difficult to fall asleep or stay asleep and this creates a vicious cycle. A good naturopathic doctor should be able to offer comprehensive adrenal hormone testing and appropriate natural supplementation to help ease one back into balance and avoid more serious consequences.
    Jana Fortner ND

  3. Oken David April 24, 2014

    My wife hardly sleeps. Could you please help? From Nigeria.

  4. Paxil ruined my life I was told it was safe to take for life if it helped the anxiety I had at the time after my second child was born. I trusted my Doctor as I had been his medical Receptionist for years before having my children. I don’t blame him for not knowing the effects of the drug I blame the company that makes it. I was in my twenty’s when I was put on it and I stayed on it for 9yrs. Until one day I decided I didn’t want to be taking it for the rest of my life. So I tried to come off it and the side effects were unbearable everything from Nose Bleeds to feeling suicidal disconnected to my kids and Husband weird popping sounds in my stomach, electric shocks through my head and body, extreme anxiety. So I was then put back it by the hospital I went to then put on valium as well then told I might need a mood stabiliser as well. By that time I was a mess and knew I had to find a way to get off everything the symptoms were still as bad on the meds so I desperately wanted to get off and get my health back. So I went into a Private Mental health Clinic and tried to get off them I was given another antidepressant to get off the ones I was on that was supposed be a newer one with less side effects. I was mentally and physically in a really bad way in the clinic I started getting severe migranes. Then I got up one morning and went to have a shower and I felt really dizzy in the shower like I was going to collapse. So I got dressed and went out to the nurse and took my blood pressure and said it was extremely high and I must go back to my room and lay down. I dizzley staggered back to my room by my self and as I walked in I felt a wack in the back of my head like someone just hit me with a baseball bat and I felt it spread like a fork through my head. then my left side of my body my mouth everything just collapsed my head was pulsating and I felt really really drowsy I just wanted to go to sleep. I reached for the bed and even though the pain was really bad I just slept. I don’t know if the nurses checked on me or not I wasn’t in a hospital environment it was a casual clinic. Lots of patients slept through the day there as everyone was on lots of meds for various reasons. I woke up the next and felt like my head had been run over by a bus I didn’t know what had happened to me and when my Doctor came to his rounds I just kept saying to him I feel like I am dying. He blamed depression and the pain he said was fibromyalgia. So I was put on different meds for this. Its a long story but I had a massive Stroke and it went undiagnosed. I was left for dead by the doctors but Luckily my Loving Husband has taken care of me ever since. I was 35yrs old at the time and its been 5yrs of paying for alternative therapy’s to help me rehabilitate. Through the severe pain and mental and physical disabilities I refused any drugs for the symptoms and probably should be dead. I have used every natural therapy to regain as much live back. I prayed all the time as well. I still have disabilities but I am alive and on no medication for anything. I am careful with what I eat and have a strong will to try and live through the suffering until I am fully healed. I would like to see all antidepressant medications banned there are so many better ways to approach mental health than taking these dangerous drugs. I have missed so many precious years with my children and Husband through all this and still have very limited quality of life with them. All because of Paxil.

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