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ZOLOFT, PAXIL, LUVOX, EFFEXOR, SERZONE, ANAFRANIL, CIPRAMIL / CELEXA
THE DIET PILLS - FENFLURAMINE FEN-PHEN and REDUX)
Withdrawal can often be more dangerous than continuing on a medication. Please click here before proceeding!
PROZAC: PANACEA OR PANDORA? is the product of five years of intensive research, and the cases of approximately 1000 patients on a long-term basis. The author, Ann Blake Tracy holds a Doctorate in Health Sciences with the emphasis on Psychology, and is the director of the International Coalition for Drug Awareness. She has specialized in adverse reactions to serotonergic medications (such as Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, Luvox, Celexa, Effexor, Serzone, Anafranil, Buspar, Fen-Phen, and Redux to name a few) and has testified before the FDA and congressional subcommittee members on Prozac. She has testified since 1992 as an expert witness in Prozac and other SSRI related court cases around the world. Her first book on the issue was published in 1991. During the last nine years she has participated in innumerable radio, television, newspaper and magazine interviews. We know of no one with such extensive experience and expertise on all of these issues surrounding the SSRI antidepressants as Ann Blake Tracy.
LEARN MORE THAN PROFESSIONALS ABOUT THE SSRI ANTIDEPRESSANTS . . . SAFE METHODS TO GET OFF DRUGS, STAY OFF, AND TAKE CONTROL OF LIFE . . . IF YOU KNOW SOMEONE ON PROZAC, ZOLOFT, PAXIL, LUVOX, SERZONE, EFFEXOR, ANAFRANIL, FENFLURAMINE (Fen-Phen and Redux), DESERYL, MERIDIA, OR ANY OTHER DRUG DESIGNED TO INCREASE SEROTONIN, YOU AND THEY BOTH NEED THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS BOOK.
TITLE: PROZAC: PANACEA OR PANDORA? "The Rest of the Story" on the New Class of SSRI Antidepressants (Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, Lovan, Luvox, and more)
AUTHOR: Ann Blake Tracy
Trade Paper - 9" x 6"
PUB. DATE: June, 1994
Features and Description
Comments from the Medical Community and Readers
LATEST MEDICAL DOCUMENTATION REVEALS THESE SERIOUS PROBLEMS:
"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."
Candace B. Pert, Research Professor, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington;
Letter to the Editor of TIME
Magazine, October 20, 1997, page 8.
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"I started having bad reactions . . . Oct '96 (almost one year ago) I found Prozac to be causing joint and muscle pain itself. I also became concerned that I was developing signs of Cushing's Syndrome.
". . . I was very pro-Prozac until last October and wouldn't have listened to anything said against it until I got problems (thought it was saving my life, while all the time it was insidiously and slowly killing me!) When I first heard about your book (Prozac: Panacea or Pandora?) on the Internet I was interested but quite skeptical. However, since reading it and having suffered so many problems with Prozac, I have come to the conclusion that the book is brilliant, and a life-line as far as I am concerned. I tried to fault the research and reasoning, but could not and still can't. I would like to extend my thanks to you for your heroic stance on this enormously important issue. I have tremendous respect and admiration for your hard work, determination and courage in pursuing this subject so vigorously, against so much powerful opposition for the benefit of people like me. Your integrity puts many, if not most doctors and psychiatrists to shame. It is reassuring to find that there are a few people in the world who are prepared to fight for the truth for the benefit of mankind. . . ."
A.S., A British Nurse
Excerpt from a letter received September, 1997.
Click here for more personal experiences reported to Dr. Tracy.
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TURNING THE 90's UPSIDE DOWN TO RELIVE THE 60's
SEROTONIN - THE KEY TO THE PSYCHEDELIC EXPERIENCE:
SOME OF THE MOST COMMON REACTIONS REPORTED BY PATIENTS:
PDR (Prescription Drug Reference) listed side effects. Drugs that have been on the market longer will often have a more complete side effect listing. Do not be suprised if any side effect listed for any of the drugs below occurs with any of the other drugs. Bookmark this page and then click on the drug name: (The pages below do not have return links.)
Prozac or Sarafem (fluoxetine hydrochloride)
Paxil or Seroxat (Paroxetine hydrochloride)
Zyban or Wellbutrin (Bupropion hydrochloride)
Luvox (Fluvoxamine maleate)
Effexor (Venlafaxine hydrochloride)
Desyrel (Trazodone hydrochloride)
Anafranil (Clomipramine hydrochloride)
Serzone (Nefazodone hydrochloride)
Cipramil or Celexa (Citalopram hydrobromide)
Medical writer Thomas J. Moore provides additional insight. Click Here.
Addiction. Some of the firms making this class of drugs are being forced to admit that patients may become addicted. See Drug firm issues addiction warning in the Guardian.
The Aftermath Of Prozac, Zoloft, Luvox,
Fen-Phen, And Many Other Serotonergic Drugs
Dropping "cold turkey" off any of these medications can be more dangerous than staying on the drugs. Tapering off very, very, very slowly has proven the safest and most effective method of withdrawal.
TO AID IN WITHDRAWAL SYMPTOMS
There are natural products which can assist a person in getting off of these medications. The products that I believe will help are are put out by USANA , Young Living , and Noni Juice.
So I'm depressed. What else can I do?
Alternatives to drug therapy are suggested in the book, particularly in Chapter 13.
Also click here for some ideas.
A study done at Duke University indicates that exercise may help as much if not more than the drugs. Click Here for the story.
Some of Dr. Tracy's upcoming and recent Appearances
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To get the tape: "Help! I can't get off my antidepressant!" - How to withdraw safely from antidepressant medications" (Details safe and successful withdrawal from antidepressants, benzodiazepines, or any other type of mind-altering medications) send $9.95 plus postage and handling to the address above..
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Some of Dr. Tracy's favorite radio shows:
Interview with David and Fawn Christopher (1994, Very informative - health oriented, 1 hr - $6.95);
Interview with Christian radio broadcaster Frosty Fowler (1997, Christian oriented, 1 hr - $6.95);
Interview with Liberty Forum (1998, politically oriented, 1 hr $6.95)
more radio shows to follow.
Of particular interest to members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is a lectuere that Dr. Tracy gave at Brigham Young University. Add $4.95 if you want the tape of the BYU Lecture to be shipped with any other item.
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Internet Mental Health
Fen-Phen and Heart Disease: Abstract of New England Journal of Medicine Article, and Correspondence. Back to Heading.
Link to Bill's Survivor Homepage. Comments and experiences of one Prozac Survivor and links to other Prozac-related pages for which no claims are made.
E-Mail me with your Story to email@example.com
Please indicate whether permission is granted to publish the story on the internet at http://www.drugawareness.org/Oldsite/survivors.html, or in the next edition of the book, whether you wish your name to be used, and whether you wish a reply e-mail address to appear with the story as posted at the above site. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to request information about booking a lecture or broadcast appearance by Ann Blake Tracy, PhD.