We all know that depression comes with a price, its unfortunate, but a reality. What you might not know, even more
unfortunate, is that antidepressants comes at an even higher price. This is your health and Big Pharma wants a piece of it,
at any cost. They partnered up with your doctor to make sure they are getting exactly what they want, your money. I say not
so fast, first we need to play a little game I call “Know Your Antidepressants”.
There are so many types of antidepressants. First of all, some of the most popular are Selective serotonin reuptake
inhibitors, known as SSRI’s. These go by such names as Lexapro, Cipralex, Prozac, Celexa, Luvox, Paxil, and Zoloft. They can
interact with transcription factors known as “clock genes” which in turn may lead to drug addiction and possibly play a role
We also have another group of antidepressants known as Serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors or SNRI’s. These are found
by the names of Effexor, Cymbalta, Ixel, and Pristiq. You must be careful with this group when you decide to discontinue use.
You must taper yourself off slowly as to avoid going into withdrawal syndrome.
There is also two other groups known as NaSSA’s and NRI’s which carry a line of drugs with names such as Remeron, Avanza,
Zispin, Tolvon, Vivalin, Mazanor, Sanorex, Edronax, and Strattera. Then we have a couple of other groups NDRI’s,
norepinephrine-dopamine reuptake inhibitors and SSRE’s, which is Selective serotonin reuptake enhancers. These groups carry
names such as Wellbutrin, Zyban, Valdoxan, Melitor, Thymanax, Tatinol, Stablon, and Coaxil. Holy cow, that’s a lot of names,
breathe in breathe out. Which is which? That’s a good question. Why are there so many? Who thinks up all these names anyhow?
There’s more, I didn’t even mention TCA’s, Tricyclic antidepressants, and there are at least a dozen of those.
This is quite a list, every drug listed here is a cash cow for Big Pharma and keeps the money flowing through their never
ending pipeline of profits. Yes, profits….that’s why there are so many! Just in case you’re a little confused or should I
say depressed on which one of these drugs you think you should be taking, don’t worry your doctor will pick a special pill
out just for you.
So far, all I did was name names, I havn’t even mentioned their “side effects” yet. I’ll be brief, there are many like, nausea,
vomiting, headaches, diarrhea, agitation, and sexual problems such as loss of libido, erectile dysfunction, unable to orgasm,
also, dry mouth, drowsiness, dizziness, blurred vision, skin rashes, did I mention sexual problems, weight gain, weight loss,
tremors and even suicide. Those are just some of the most common. In rare cases you can suffer with heart attacks, stroke,
seizures and hepatitis. Wow….this really is depressing!
Since 2005, the most prescribed drug in the United States is antidepressants. This caused a unique debate leaving some to wonder
if this was a positive move towards finally getting that much needed help or was this just a clear sign that we are worse off
than before and have now become too dependent on antidepressants. Do yourself a favor, before you do anything, go with natural
remedies first. Why…because now you “Know Your Antidepressants”.
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