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My Story: Dangers of Psych Drugs DRUG ONE: ZOLOFT

Aug 05, 2015 - 0 comments

My story











chapter 1    
My name is Nikki Jo Lucero
I am now 56 years of age. ( 8/5/15)
Most of my life I have had depression.
But I was only diagnosed and medicated in 1990-'91 and 1998-2003.
WHY I am diagnosed with 'depression' and 'anxiety, will be written
about in another BLOG, so check back, PLEASE!
My first Anti-D. or Psych Drug was PROZAC!
I was on it for a year. My parents went to
Mexico to buy it for me when my insurance
was canceled.
I took it for a year. 1990-'91.
I finally stopped, my parents could not keep up
with trips to Mexico and I had no other
method to continue with it.
I also was not seeing any DOCTOR.
But in 1998 I started to go to college.
In one of my course, SOCIOLOGY, they showed a film
and it was talking about incest.
In the first 10 minutes of the film, it had a girl
who was in SHADOW, and she was speaking about her terrifying experience.
Suddenly I was overcome with anxiety! I could not breath, I felt dizzy, I felt cold and sweaty
as if I were going to faint or throw up!
I got up and went out of the room to the restroom.
I sat on the floor and cried.
A girl came in from class and asked me if
I was OK.
No I was not.
So she got help, they took me into the infirmary,
where they took my vitals, and calmed me down.
Then they sent me to see a councilor
who tried to make sense of it all.
A few months later I had been going regularly to
this councilor but she thought I needed "more help".
That came in the form another councilor and a
~Why is Zoloft prescribed? Zoloft is prescribed for major depression—
a persistently low mood that interferes with everyday living.
~Symptoms may include loss of interest in your usual activities, disturbed sleep, change in appetite, constant fidgeting or lethargic movement, fatigue, feelings of worthlessness or guilt, difficulty thinking or concentrating, and recurrent thoughts of suicide.Zoloft is also used to treat the following:Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), a condition marked by a depressed mood, anxiety or tension, emotional instability, and anger or irritability in the two weeks preceding menstruation.Obsessive-compulsive disorder (unwanted thoughts that won't go away and an irresistible urge to keep repeating certain actions, such as hand-washing or counting).Panic disorder (unexpected attacks of overwhelming anxiety, accompanied by fear of their return).Social anxiety disorder (extreme shyness in social situations that interferes with an individual's work and social life).Post-traumatic stress disorder (re-experiencing a dangerous or life-threatening event through intrusive thoughts, flashbacks, and intense psychological distress).Zoloft belongs to a class of drugs called selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Serotonin is one of the chemical messengers believed to govern moods. Ordinarily, it is quickly reabsorbed after its release at the junctures between nerves. Re-uptake inhibitors such as Zoloft slow this process, thereby boosting the levels of serotonin available in the brain.

MY NOTE: NEVER ONCE WAS MY BLOOD LEVEL CHECKED FOR SEROTONIN, They ran a LIVER PANEL to check my LIVER functions. They NEVER gave me a rating for my Serotonin.

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