Lots of people complain of cognitive problems on or after taking medications, whether psychotropic drugs, cholesterol lowering statins, asthma drugs like montelukast, or fluoroquinolone antibiotics. They often use the word “Brain Fog” to cover this. Women get Brain Fog in pregnancy that can linger afterwards. People with Long Covid complain of Brain Fog as do the Covid … [Read more...] about Brain Fog: What is it? How to Treat it.
In response to recent posts, especially A Time for PSSD, Laurie Oakley got in touch with the following thoughts. Laurie has had a series of six posts on Pharmaceutical Rape on davidhealy.org starting in February 2015 but mostly from early January 2016. These outline her own difficulties recovering from medication induced injury and the equal injury of finding the system … [Read more...] about Is Recovery from Medication Possible?
This post has been put together by L who in the last few years has been an inspiration to many people suffering the ill-effects of a number of different drugs. Like mythical heroines she has many different aliases. When it comes to the harms done to us, behind heroes like Zorro or the Scarlet Pimpernel, you can almost certainly find L or another woman. There is a French … [Read more...] about A Time for Post SSRI Sexual Dysfunction?
Background We noticed that a lack of diagnostic criteria was increasingly being mentioned in the published literature on post-SSRI sexual dysfunction (PSSD). The condition was being described as difficult to diagnose because there was no commonly accepted definition. At the same time, a number of new websites and online discussions were appearing, many of which seemed to … [Read more...] about Diagnostic Criteria for Enduring Sexual Dysfunction
There are several previous posts on this topic - Doxycycline causes Suicide and Suicide is Painless and becoming suicidal on an antibiotic. None of them give as compelling a picture of what the problem is like from the inside as this letter that came to RxISK some months ago. A Life in Good Shape I am a thirty-eight year old active mother and partner who regularly practices … [Read more...] about Mentally Hijacked by Doxycycline
In 2015, there was a series of posts on davidhealy.org Pharmaceutical Rape, Pharmaceutical Rape is not a Metaphor, Pharmaceutical Rape: Cast of Characters, Pharmaceutical Rape: The Good Patient, Pharmaceutical Rape: Doctors Still Know Best, Pharmaceutical Rape: Discrimination, Pharmaceutical Rape: Ending our Tolerance. The following year GlaxoSmithKline lawyers deposed me in … [Read more...] about Prescribed Harms and Vaccine Hesitancy
RxISK was emailed about a post on SSRI Stories recently. Julie Wood runs SSRI stories, which features newspaper or related public domain material about suicides, homicides or other events linked to SSRI or other psychotropic drug intake. The email read as follows: Your using an article about my family members suicide as a propaganda piece and it is unacceptable, scummy, … [Read more...] about A Public Service or A Lethal Scam?
This is part two of Johanna Ryan's posts on Ghosts in the Clinical Trial Machine or Clinical Trial Fraud. Last weeks post reported on how doctors in three states have been convicted of handing in fake clinical-trial results from fake patients. This week we’ll examine how small-time crooks like these ended up doing world-class medical research for companies like GSK. Medical … [Read more...] about Clinical Trial Fraud
This is the first part of a two part series on clinical trial fraud from Johanna Ryan, with part 2 next week. Jo is RxISK's clinical trial and shoddy clinical practice sleuth - see The Maintenance Man. Recently the U.S. Department of Justice called attention to a small but worrisome crime wave. Health care fraud is a familiar feature of American life that may account for … [Read more...] about Ghosts in the Clinical Trial Machine
Accessible New Resource RxISK has a new resource - a literature resource. PSSD Literature. You can download any of these articles and take them to any doctor, lawyer or other person you see. While in this area on RxISK, have a look at the other material under Tools. Anyone who becomes aware of any other articles, academic or lay media (but more than just a brief mention), … [Read more...] about Sex, No Sex, Sex, No Sex….