Side Effects of Prozac and Paxil for Breastfeeding Mothers

I remember when pregnancy meant not taking any drugs; not even aspirin; not even allergy medicine.  Since when is it okay to take SSRIs before or during pregnancy?  The article below explains a new study on how Paxil and Prozac and other SSRIs can negatively affect milk production in lactating (breastfeeding) women. 

“Taking Prozac, Paxil, or other antidepressants from the class of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) can cause delays in lactation in new mothers and difficulty in breast-feeding newborns, a new study says. Read the rest of this entry »

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PMS (Premenstral Syndrome) or PMDD (Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder)?

Definition of PMDD:

Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) is a mood disorder that occurs at certain times in the menstrual cycle. Many women experience premenstrual syndrome PMS), and this may be thought of as the normal premenstrual experience. PMS symptoms are similar to those of PMDD. However, in PMDD the symptoms are severe enough to significantly impair, prevent or reduce the quality of social and personal relationships, home-life, work or study. PMDD affects between 3 to 5 per cent of women. Read the rest of this entry »

“Medication Madness” by Peter Breggin, M.D.

Medication Madness

Watch this great Fox interview with Peter Breggin, M.D.

Hear a true life story about someone on Prozac and more.

View video here: Read the rest of this entry »

Prozac Lawsuit against Eli Lilly

When Dr. Breggin was selected to be the scientific and medical expert for the nearly 200 combined Prozac-related cases brought against the manufacturer, Eli Lilly and Company (makers of Prozac®), he was asked to evaluate for the plaintiffs the scientific basis for the claim that Prozac was causing violence and suicide, and also to evaluate the drug company’s potential negligence in the development and marketing of Prozac, including any attempts to hide the risk of Prozac-induced suicide and violence. He was also asked to evaluate individual cases for their merit. Read the rest of this entry »

Eli Lilly, the Maker of Prozac, Zyprexa, Strattera and More

You will find while Eli Lilly and Company is a global pharmaceutical company and one of the world’s largest corporations, they have been in the public eye in more ways than one.  From lawsuits involving deaths by their pharmaceuticals to political affiliations with the Bush family. Read the rest of this entry »

The Proven Dangers of Antidepressants

On March 22, 2004 the FDA issued an extraordinary “Public Health Advisory” that cautioned about the risks associated with the whole new generation of antidepressants including Prozac and its knock offs, Zoloft, Paxil, Luvox, Celexa, and Lexapro, as well as Wellbutrin, Effexor, Serzone, and Remeron. The warning followed a public hearing where dozens of family members and victims testified about suicide and violence committed by individuals taking these medications. Read the rest of this entry »

Prozac and PMS, Peri-menopause or Menopause

Should I take Prozac for PMS, Peri-menopause, Menopause or Post Menopause?

Prozac is supposed to be prescribed to treat endogenous (within an organism, tissue or cell) depression, which is a contradiction to the truth. I say this because no test exist to determine a chemical imbalance in the brain while they are alive. Though Prozac is made to treat depression you will find just by doing a search on the internet that it is prescribed for just about every ailment under the sun, including female hormonal problems.

Does Prozac relieve depression and negative feelings?

Prozac does not work as well as it is marketed. A study in the March 30th, 1996 issue of Lancet found that Prozac did not improve fatigue, problems with thinking or reasoning, sleep disturbances or depression. Dr. Peter Breggin, MD, points out that 75% of the Prozac patients did not finish the drug studies due to adverse reactions to the Prozac. Dr. Breggin also says that the drug company studies found no difference between Prozac and a sugar pill. Read the rest of this entry »