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UK woman tapering paroxetine: "After 18 years of stupor—of emotionless head fog, of sleeping 14 hours a day, of apathy—I’m succeeding in getting off the #antidepressant Seroxat." /1

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After reducing to 7mg paroxetine: "I spent the first half of 2019 in continual, breathless, agitated terror.
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I couldn’t sit still, and my constant squirming made my partner cry. I suspect I had something I’ve since found out is called #akathisia." linkedin.com/pulse/learning…
"Within days of that first panic attack in January [2109], I decided to stop tapering the Seroxat and stay on the same 7mg dose. I got in touch with my GP to tell her what had happened.

I was referred to the local mental health crisis team." /3 linkedin.com/pulse/learning…
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1/4 I started advocacy work years ago after my teen was #prescribedharm & died an avoidable, #akathisia-induced death. Initially, I thought prescribers, medical & #suicide organizations needed to be made aware that prescribed harm & iatrogenic "suicides" are not rare occurrences.
2/4 Soon I learned that most of these organizations & prescribers already knew they were promoting & prescribing harm & death. Trusting consumers who took the pill-pushers' products didn't know they were taking part in a Russian Roulette game, but many of the drug pushers knew.
3/4 Research about #akathisia-induced violence & #iatrogenic death has been available for decades. @DrDavidHealy's work was well known among prescribers, particularly #psychiatrists, long ago. Ditto for the #SSRI clinical trial deaths, mounting body bags & wrongful death cases.
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The predicament I’m in: I’m definitely what MH professionals would call “depressed,” “anxious” and pretty much fit the diagnosis known as “PTSD.” But... the most traumatizing thing that has ever happened to me, I can’t talk about with a MH “professional...” 1/ #psychtwitter
8. Whenever I asked them if the meds could cause some of this, they always said no way! So I believed them. They would say things like “you’ll have to take them for the rest of your life,” “you’ll never have kids,” “you’ll never heal” or “finish school.”
10. You can watch part of the story of what happened here: basically I developed #akathisia & SEVERE #benzo withdrawal. I could barely speak for 4 months, had seizure like episodes, constant intrusive suicidal thoughts for 22 months, & so much more.
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@Deedoherty2 Yes. This happens.
@Deedoherty2 @YouTube "During the last 8 years I have met and worked with many people who were deeply suicidal. Some of these people have now, tragically, ended their own lives..
This has led me to explore extensively what is going on especially in the lead-up to suicides."
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Here's a sample of what we spoke about at #adisorder4everyone in Cumbria:

1. @medsconsult and @recover2renew read 'Cracked' by James Davies (now @CEP_UK ) when published 2013
2. @medsconsult volunteered to help to compile the #unrecognisedfacts document for 2014 launch of @CEP_UK
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@medsconsult @CEP_UK 3. We have collaborated voluntarily with the @TheBMA 's Board of Science to provide real patient experiences of prescribed drug dependence and withdrawal, leading to the BMA ‘call for action’ for support for affected individuals in October 2016
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