The Big Lie about Antidepressants!

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Has it ever been proven that a pill, an antidepressant healed anyone suffering from depression. Current commercials have a doctor agreeing that many who take antidepressants are still depressed.

His solution is a booster pill for the original antidepressant.

Antidepressants can give some relief, in fact, their purpose is to allow us to do the work of healing depression.

No pill can take away those negative, unworthy, hopeless thoughts.

We would not have therapists if pills could heal disorders.

We have general physicians passing out antidepressants like candy to depressed housewives.

Antidepressants are weird drugs that take time to work and have enormous side effects. We often do not look at the interactions of other prescriptions we are taking.

I bet you have a friend on antidepressants. I bet he/she still has depressive issues.

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This is the ad for Rexulti: a booster for your antidepressant

“You shouldn’t have to give up the progress you may have already made with your current antidepressant.

REXULTI is for people who’ve been on an antidepressant for at least 8 weeks and are still experiencing symptoms of depression. When taken with your antidepressant, REXULTI may help you feel better by reducing symptoms of depression. Ask your doctor if REXULTI is right for you.”

Side effects

it is not known if REXULTI is safe and effective in people under 18 years of age.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION:

Increased risk of death in elderly people with dementia-related psychosis. Medicines like REXULTI can raise the risk of death in elderly who have lost touch with reality (psychosis) due to confusion and memory loss (dementia). REXULTI is not approved for the treatment of patients with dementia-related psychosis.

Antidepressant medicines may increase suicidal thoughts or actions in some children, teenagers, or young adults within the first few months of treatment. Depression and other serious mental illnesses are the most important causes of suicidal thoughts or actions. Some people may have a particularly high risk of having suicidal thoughts or actions. Patients on antidepressants and their families or caregivers should watch for new or worsening depression symptoms, especially sudden changes in mood, behaviors, thoughts, or feelings. This is very important when an antidepressant medicine is started or when the dose is changed. Report any changes in these symptoms immediately to the doctor. REXULTI is not approved for the treatment of people younger than 18 years of age.

Do not take REXULTI if you are allergic to brexpiprazole or any of the ingredients in REXULTI. Allergic reactions have included rash, facial swelling, hives and itching, and anaphylaxis, which may include difficulty breathing, tightness in the chest, and swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue.

REXULTI may cause serious side effects, including:

Stroke in elderly people (cerebrovascular problems) that can lead to death.

Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome (NMS): Tell your healthcare provider right away if you have some or all of the following symptoms: high fever, stiff muscles, confusion, sweating, changes in pulse, heart rate, and blood pressure. These may be symptoms of a rare and serious condition that can lead to death. Call your healthcare provider right away if you have any of these symptoms.

Uncontrolled body movements (tardive dyskinesia). REXULTI may cause movements that you cannot control in your face, tongue or other body parts. Tardive dyskinesia may not go away, even if you stop taking REXULTI. Tardive dyskinesia may also start after you stop taking REXULTI.

Problems with your metabolism such as:

high blood sugar (hyperglycemia): Increases in blood sugar can happen in some people who take REXULTI. Extremely high blood sugar can lead to coma or death. If you have diabetes or risk factors for diabetes (such as being overweight or having a family history of diabetes), your healthcare provider should check your blood sugar before you start taking REXULTI and during your treatment.

Call your healthcare provider if you have any of these symptoms of high blood sugar while taking REXULTI:

feel very thirsty

feel very hungry

feel sick to your stomach

feel weak or tired

need to urinate more than usual

feel confused, or your breath smells fruity

increased fat levels (cholesterol and triglycerides) in your blood.

weight gain. You and your healthcare provider should check your weight regularly.

Unusual urges. Some people taking REXULTI have had unusual urges, such as gambling, binge eating or eating that you cannot control (compulsive), compulsive shopping and sexual urges.

If you or your family members notice that you are having unusual urges or behaviors, talk to your healthcare provider.

Low white blood cell count

Decreased blood pressure (orthostatic hypotension). You may feel lightheaded or faint when you rise too quickly from a sitting or lying position.

Seizures (convulsions)

Problems controlling your body temperature so that you feel too warm. Avoid getting over-heated or dehydrated while taking REXULTI.

Do not over-exercise.

Stay out of the sun. Do not wear too

much or heavy clothing.

In hot weather, stay inside in a cool

place if possible.

Drink plenty of water.

Difficulty swallowing that can cause food or liquid to get into your lungs.

Do not drive a car, operate machinery, or do other dangerous activities until you know how REXULTI affects you. REXULTI may make you feel drowsy.

Before taking REXULTI, tell your healthcare provider if you:

have diabetes or high blood sugar or a family history of diabetes or high blood sugar. Your healthcare provider should check your blood sugar before you start REXULTI and during your treatment.

have high levels of cholesterol, triglycerides, LDL-cholesterol, or low levels of HDL cholesterol

have or had seizures (convulsions)

have or had low or high blood pressure

have or had heart problems or a stroke

have or had a low white blood cell count

are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if REXULTI may harm your unborn baby. Using REXULTI in the last trimester of pregnancy may cause muscle movement problems, medicine withdrawal symptoms, or both of these in your newborn.

If you become pregnant while taking REXULTI, talk to your healthcare provider about registering with the National Pregnancy Registry for Atypical Antipsychotics. You can register by calling 1-866-961-2388 or visit http://womensmentalhealth.org/clinical-and-research-programs/pregnancyregistry/

are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if REXULTI passes into your breast milk. You and your healthcare provider should decide if you will take REXULTI or breastfeed.

Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take or recently have taken, including prescription medicines, over-the-counter medicines, vitamins and herbal supplements.

REXULTI and other medicines may affect each other causing possible serious side effects. REXULTI may affect the way other medicines work, and other medicines may affect how REXULTI works.

Your healthcare provider can tell you if it is safe to take REXULTI with your other medicines. Do not start or stop any medicines while taking REXULTI without talking to your healthcare provider first.

The most common side effects of REXULTI include weight gain and an inner sense of restlessness such as feeling like you need to move.

Tell your healthcare provider if you experience abnormal muscle spasms or contractions, which may be a sign of a condition called dystonia.

These are not all the possible side effects of REXULTI. For more information, ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist. Call your doctor for medical advice about your health or medicines, including side effects.

You are encouraged to report side effects of REXULTI (brexpiprazole). Please contact Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc. at 1‑800‑438‑9927 or FDA at 1‑800‑FDA‑1088 (www.fda.gov/medwatch).

Antidepressants give most false hope.

4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Caro Eardley on November 29, 2019 at 5:22 pm

    Honestly, why would ANYONE want to take this drug???

  2. The second drug for depression I agree

    I had severe chronic pain and C-PTSD and suffering

    I was put on antidepressants but did not feel anything

    Finally a prescribing psychologist found an antidepressant that my body did lot reject

    The issue is he upped the dose to
    350 mg Effexor

    Now I need the minimal 75 mg because of the change

    Doctors do not tell you they are planning to keep you in these pills the rest of your life

    No matter what you take daily action and application is the only thing I know that heals depression or trauma

  3. I take Prozac and I do think that actually helps. I was put on Abilify for a little bit, which is one of those secondary drugs and hated it. Prozac is the only antidepressant I’ve ever taken where I could stand the side effects for long though. I guess every body is different and tolerates drugs differently, so you just have to be careful and find what works or doesn’t for you.

  4. Thanks for sharing

    I believe we take what’s necessary to be able to do the daily work

    Maranda you also run a blog and take action to heal

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