The drug companies say Seroxat (and other SSRIs) are safe to take, not at all addictive and you may have only minor problems when withdrawing from them.
My experience with SEROXAT was NOTHING like this and I know there are tens of thousands of other patients out there who agree with me.
The problem is that the MHRA and FDA don’t seem to want to listen to us and the drug companies have their profits to safeguard.
I found this post the other day on Seroxat Mad, a great UK forum [but it doesn’t matter where you live – all stories are welcome]:
The Seroxat User Group in the UK has received thousands of testimonies from people who have experienced negative effects when taking and trying to withdraw from Anti-Depressants such as Seroxat. Unfortunately these personal testimonies are not always taken into consideration in drug safety assessment, unless they are flagged up in adverse side effect reporting schemes. We want to build on patient testimonies and use them proactively to help inform support groups for people who have had negative experiences of medication.
If you are currently taking, are trying to withdraw from or have taken anti-depressant medication in the past, you are invited to take part in a current piece of research, being conducted by a Manchester Metropolitan University Masters student in association with the Seroxat group. Contribution to this research can be as easy as taking part in an online survey or interview.
Record people’s experiences of anti-depressants
Look at commonalities in drug experiences and in the coping techniques people use when experiencing side effects when taking or stopping medication
To investigate whether patients’ interests are being served in relation to the receipt of thorough information about potential drug side effects on prescription
To investigate what people would find useful in terms of support
Please contact me for more information, and a participant information pack.