View Full Version : My life due to meds:(

09-07-2007, 08:27 AM
As a lot of you know im already undergoing a lawsuit against galaxo makers of seroxat ,paraxotine paxil its all same drug ,heres what i and many others believe being withdwan from it abrubtly has done to my now non exsist life

In 1997 after being on Seroxat for roughly 5 years on a routine visit with my physciatrist i was told that i was to stop taking the Seroxat as he didn't believe that there was any benefit to me continuing with this medication.
Obviously i have to take the advice of my physciatrist which i did to my cost.
He said that the drug was to be stopped immediately which i thought was a bit extreme and questioned him on the effects of withdrawal to be told most emphatically that i wouldn't suffer any.
As a result of this action i suffered horrendous consequences and it had dramtic effects on my health and my family.
Stupidly i believed that the physical and physcological effects i was suffering were due to extreme anxiety as i believed that the physciatrist was correct and the way i was feeling couldn't be down to the withdrawal of Seroxat.
A few weeks after stopping the Seroxat i had to take my handicapped son to hospital 200 miles away a journey which i had had to do numerous times before with no problem.
This time was horrific to say the least, i know now that i suffered a severe panic attack which obviously at the time i had no clue to what it was and therefore was alarming and frightening to say the least, also having responsibility of my son made it even worse as he is unable to take care of himself.
Thankfully for me there was a lady on the train who i know and i was so ill physically and literally unable to cope that she kindly took over the care of my son and had to escort us to the hospital and settle us in.
On arrival at the hospital the nurses on the ward who we had got to know due to frequent visit's advised me to go to the a&e dept but physically i was in such a bad way all i could do was literally lie on the bed by my son.
The nurses rang my husband who had to leave my other children with my parents and make his way to the hospital as there was no way i was going to be able to accompany my son on the return journey on my own.
From that day i have suffered non stop.
About a month after that episode i returned to see my physciatrist and explained to him what had happened i specifically asked if the way i was feeling and suffering was due to the abrupt withdrawal of Seroxat to which he practically laughed at me and kept saying no and that i should pull myself together.
I have suffered ever since from agoraphobia,severe anxiety and panic attacks which have ruined mine and my family's life.
I have missed my daughter's graduation which even my husband couldn't attend due to my anxiety and panic attacks and being unable to be left alone,We also missed our oldest sons wedding.
Saddest of all is that my father died and being agoraphobic i couldn't get to the hospital to be with him.
There are many things too numerous to list which myself and my family have missed out on and the constant dizziness and light headiness has been horrendous to the point where i have been bedridden.
All these symptoms of severe agoraphobia,anxiety,panic, tacychardia ,lighthedness etc are to this day still ongoing.
I am not a lazy person and i have fought this constantly but it has been a tremendous battle which could have been avoided if i hadn't had the misfortune to be suddenly withdrawn from Seroxat.
I am angry and i am bitter that i have been robbed of my life my kids have been robbed of a mother and my husband has been robbed of a proper wife ,that so called pompous pychiatrist then went on to dismiss me 2 yeers ago due to me not being able to watch a film as i told him i took a p/a i could of lied said i watched 100 films but no i got shot down dismissed yes i admit i then lost the head and called him a usless prickhead and stormed out of his office that day i went to see him i had achieved with great difficulty and panic going into a supermarket 2 mins from my house he said he wasent interested in that he was only interested in me watching a fucking film ffs ,oh shit sorry for swearing im just so mad ,ok thats my rant over sorry
love Dino
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09-07-2007, 12:24 PM
http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u131/wafflzkitten/05-1.gif<span style='color:purple'> Dino , i do feel for you . You can sense how much ,love ,strength etc you have to keep fighting . I know how hard and dishearting it is for you .
Keep smiling gal XXXXXX.</span>

09-07-2007, 01:00 PM
aw dino,you poor pet.thankfully you are strong willed and strong minded.I know its a horrible space to be in but you are not giving in thats a great thing.

love and hugs,


09-07-2007, 04:07 PM
Dear Jane and bet http://dl5.glitter-graphics.net/pub/172/172285ymu7azioyn.gif ('http://www.glitter-graphics.com')both so much xxx

09-08-2007, 11:42 AM
Dino you have really been through it!!

Some Doctors have no idea what you go through on a day to day basis, whats with the watching a film part?? Do you mean at the Cinema? As you said going into a supermarket is a big achievement and if he just dismissed that then I agree he is a useless prickhead :D :lol:

You are such a strong person and funny as feck, recovery can't be too far away with your attitude!

Wendy x

09-08-2007, 01:03 PM
Dear Jolie
A huge thanks for your kind words ,no it wasent the cinema believe it or not the prickhead wanted me to watch a film in the house i told him not so easy to relax as i have a severrly handicapped son who would prob pull my hair out by the roots if i dared turn of his steve irwin dvd lol :lol:
I am awaiting a new pcychiatrist supposed to be coming to house to see me ,if she reads about my previous outburst on the other twat no doubt they'll be a warning in red ink beware of this mad womans raging temper pmsl :lol:

Just for the record i was praised by both my gp and 2 other medical proffesionals for doing and saying what i did to him ,just wish i'd slapped him in the gob aswell :angry:

thank you once again wendy http://dl7.glitter-graphics.net/pub/420/420827jkzvj5yu48.jpg ('http://www.glitter-graphics.com')
love Dino

09-09-2007, 03:47 PM
My lovely Queen,

Keep your head up hunni. You have been through the ringer I know and I pray everyday that it gets better for you. Always hear if you need a laugh or a rant. Wouldn't be where I am today without your love and support.

Love Always,


09-09-2007, 04:01 PM
good on you dino!some of the docs need to be put in there place!keep up the good fight.your doind a grand job!!

09-10-2007, 07:33 AM
Dear alci and skid
Many thanks to you both for your kind words :) http://dl.glitter-graphics.net/pub/394/394191lm8c1n2q43.gif ('http://www.glitter-graphics.com')
love Dino

09-10-2007, 08:42 AM
dino my lovely friend

you have and are still going through hell but please stay strong you a lovely friend mother and wife.

Your always there for us when were struggling ty sweet lass

Love ya

09-11-2007, 08:06 AM
Dear jenanne
Thank you for always being such a sweet pal to me and thank you for your kind words :)
love Dino
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10-02-2007, 07:12 AM
Dino, I'm so sorry you've been through this. That's horrible. I would definitely think that being on meds for so long, and then cutting cold turkey is a bad idea. The med ads warn you not to do that.

I hope your new phychiatrist is able to help you - you'd probably need to get on another type of medication.

I guess the key would be starting slowly and slowly decreasing dosage. Of course I'm not a doc. Need to see one, but scard to do so.

10-02-2007, 07:28 AM
dino, call a doc out and try another medication. no anti dep should be stopped suddenly. the last time i did that i had the worst ever panic attack of my life and i gradually became agoraphobic which took over two ys of my life. Honestly hun, you need a different type of anti dep, a tricylic. once you take them it will pick you up and you will be able toset yourself targets, you will get through this. ive been there. peace and love x

08-28-2008, 07:49 PM
Dino, good luck with your lawsuit, I have a personal vendetta with Sandoz and Janssen-Cilag, I understand how it feels to have your life ruined by a psychotropic drug. Mine was ruined by Clozapine and a misdiagnosis of schizophrenia.
I hope that you get better soon, there is nothing worse than feeling robbed of your life, I hope you get all the riches of a rewarding life soon.
I am rooting for you to win against Glaxo-SmithKline, all drug companies who participate in the manufacture of psychotropic drugs deserve punitive action being ensued against them because they are vultures who make money from peoples woe.
I don't know if I am late in posting my support or not, I know that it takes a sizeable period of time to go through legal procedures of this kind. Well done you for having the gumption to take this stand, if only more did then there would be less compromise and changes for the better in all of our treatment.

08-29-2008, 08:04 AM
Hiya zim

Thanks for your kind words http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p251/dino_042/th051ksznmcsajszivizeshatasukep.gif

Can i add i am here deeply sorry for the experiances you to are going through due to medication and misdiagnosis of schizophrenia :)

The latest on my case along with the other 479 people that are in the litigation i believe to be up again for the closure we have been informed is december and yes it has indeed been a long haul just for the soliceters to get to this point has taken well over ten years :rolleyes:

If i catch you in the chatroom one night i will pm you if you like the details of everything regarding my case along with others i was even in the newspapers and my storys all over the web but for legal reasons i cannot put my real name on here

imo like you have said if only more did then there would be less compromise and changes for the better in all of our treatment.

Cos i spoke out i got dismissed by mental health services thats another story in rants :mellow:

I sincerly hope you yourself find some peace from your suffering soon :) http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p251/dino_042/hug.jpg

love dino

09-01-2008, 11:54 AM
Thanks very much for your well wishes Dino:) I regularly spoke out against mental health services and fought hard, that is a long story though. I am still verbose in my opposition of mental health services and over medication. I belittle much of the so-called medicine and question the neurological relevence of serotonin in depression. I am hoping to eventually, with work and endeavour, rubbish the whole lot. I am having to logicise myself how to repair the damage done by their pharmaceutical torture.
I wish you and all the other Paroxetine casualties every success in obtaining justice, I like to think there is still justice in the world.
I hope that this case brings the whole psychotropic drug industry falling down like a house of cards, it is disgusting that they have capitalised on humanity's mental illness and the woe evoked by the said illness for so long.
It's time that the world started upholding our human rights.

I wish you all the best xxx