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New Depression Findings Could Alter Treatments
NY Times ^ | August 8, 2006 | BENEDICT CAREY

Posted on 08/11/2006 9:01:19 PM PDT by neverdem

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To: RandallFlagg
I've seen stable, happy people turned into sobbing wrecks by Paxil, Zoloft, and the like. Starting and stopping those regimens can be harrowing for the strongest person.

You have my condolences for your and your family's loss.

51 posted on 08/13/2006 11:18:07 AM PDT by IronJack
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To: RandallFlagg
Dear RandallFlagg,

I'm so very sorry for the loss of your brother. I humbly offer my sincere condolences to you & your family along with prayers for comfort.
52 posted on 08/13/2006 11:21:56 AM PDT by AZamericonnie (Support the Troops...they support us!)
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To: RandallFlagg
/rant

Maybe a rant to you.
Your post is also a sobering reminder to lurkers/posters about the
struggles of those with depression, as well as their families and friends.
Keep the faith. (easy for me to say)
53 posted on 08/13/2006 11:26:36 AM PDT by VOA
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To: RandallFlagg

Prayers sent.


54 posted on 08/13/2006 11:48:40 AM PDT by Hydroshock ( (Proverbs 22:7). The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.)
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To: RandallFlagg

Randall, I am so sorry. My husband did the same thing on April 20th of this year. It's going to be very hard and there will be questions you will never find the answer to.

Just remember you have friends here that are praying for you and your family.


55 posted on 08/13/2006 12:42:43 PM PDT by barker (Am going to my Happy Place now. Back soon.)
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To: RandallFlagg
But these damn doctors must stop with simply prescribing drugs to their patients and TALK TO THEM!

So very sorry for your loss. Our condolences.

I know from my experience after I moved to Kansas, that isolating was the worst thing I could do. My psychologist Sharon really harped on me to at least get outside on the front porch to read the paper every day. I did that... met most of our neighbors and found a purpose in life.

Psychiatrists just do 'medication checks' these days because of insurance restrictions. For 'talk' therapy, you have to see a psychologist.

God Bless,

56 posted on 08/13/2006 12:51:44 PM PDT by DaveMSmith ("Nothing unconnected ever occurs, for anything unconnected would instantly perish")
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To: RandallFlagg

I'm so, so sorry. This is one of the toughest things that there is to deal with. Prayers for strength, and for peace eventually.


57 posted on 08/13/2006 1:53:25 PM PDT by Bahbah (Goldwasser, Regev and Shalit, we are praying for you.)
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To: RandallFlagg

I am so sorry Randall. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


58 posted on 08/13/2006 1:57:59 PM PDT by pollyannaish
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To: RandallFlagg

I'm so very sorry to hear about your brother. Prayers for you and your Mom and Grandma, and all others who love him, for comfort and peace.


59 posted on 08/13/2006 2:23:38 PM PDT by TruthSetsUFree
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To: RandallFlagg
My niece is in the hospital as we speak. I saw her in July and we spent lots of time together, we laughed until we cried and talked a blue streak. I did notice that she was very vague a few times but when I heard, I was shocked because I thought she was fine.

I was actually the one who diagnosed her the first time in 1999 but I was able to see it in written correspondence and completely missed it face to face. I insisted that she seek help and they hospitalized then too. Depression is just a horrible disease and it isn't always apparent, even to those who love them and live with them.

60 posted on 08/13/2006 2:49:14 PM PDT by tiki
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To: RandallFlagg

I completely forgot to send you my condolences and ask you not to blame yourself. May God rest his soul and console you in your sorrow.


61 posted on 08/13/2006 2:50:13 PM PDT by tiki
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To: RandallFlagg

My condolences on your loss. Please know that you and your family are in my prayers this evening.


62 posted on 08/13/2006 4:49:26 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: Pegita; RandallFlagg

Praying your Beautiful Prayer Aloud with you, Dear Pegita, in the Name of our Holy King.


63 posted on 08/14/2006 9:42:07 AM PDT by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!)
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To: RandallFlagg

I am so sorry for your loss, Randall.


64 posted on 08/14/2006 1:08:56 PM PDT by Palladin (Ceasefire? What ceasefire??--IDF)
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To: barker

I am sorry for your loss, barker. May you find peace and healing during this difficult time.


65 posted on 08/14/2006 1:11:21 PM PDT by Palladin (Ceasefire? What ceasefire??--IDF)
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To: Palladin

Thank you. It has been very difficult but we will be ok. You have no idea how much the kind words from you and others here help.


66 posted on 08/14/2006 2:39:18 PM PDT by barker (Am going to my Happy Place now. Back soon.)
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So sorry for your loss. Small world. My husband was on all kinds of pain medication and antidepressants. He passed away three years ago. I suspect suicide - coroner said "accidental overdose".


67 posted on 08/14/2006 2:47:37 PM PDT by Auntbee (I have become comfortably numb.)
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To: RandallFlagg

Sorry for your loss. My best friends little brother did the same thing three years ago. He was on antidepressants, also. He was in his early 40's.


68 posted on 08/14/2006 2:49:13 PM PDT by Auntbee (I have become comfortably numb.)
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To: Auntbee; Palladin; Kitty Mittens; All

Thank you all so much.
This isn't getting easier. We bury him on Wednesday.
His doctor had better not be at his funeral. If he is, he'll get one warning.


69 posted on 08/14/2006 5:17:25 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Roll your own cigarettes! You'll save $$$ and smoke less!(Magnetic bumper stickers-click my name)
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To: Auntbee

You have FReep mail


70 posted on 08/14/2006 6:52:13 PM PDT by barker (Am going to my Happy Place now. Back soon.)
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To: barker

I am sorry for all your losses. I know what you all are going through.
My daughter in law was on pain medication and effexor and took her life three years ago.
A young successful vibrant girl of 31. She would never hurt anyone and she hurt so many people.
I totally blame the drugs and the doctors.
Three months after she died, the FDA came out with the waning for children on anti-depressants.
I have seen now that they are warning labels on these drugs for adults also.
With effexor alone, Wyeth makes like 2 1/2 billion a year.
Money, money, money.
They cannot keep giving these drugs to people, when they know how dangerous they are. Something has to be done.
I have written to different Senators and have seen where some parents have come before the Senate to say that they believe it was these drugs that killed their children. Still these drugs are handed out like candy.
Have a friend who was having problems with hormone balance and they wanted to give her wellbutrin, well, that is an anti-depressant. Have read where they are giving more anti-depressants out to the elderly. This is so wrong.
My heart goes out to all who have been affected by a suicide as there are so many questions that remain unanswered, but these are mind altering drugs and not the true thinking ways of your loved ones.
It has changed my life so much, the heartbreak of losing this darling girl, and the pain I see in my son's eyes still.
There is a Survivors of Suicide site that does help some people. I know my son has posted there.
He has made a beautiful webpage dedicated to her and it is so hard to go to as she was always smiling and happy, until these drugs were taken.
I have read so many blogs of people who were not suicidal until they took these anti-depressants.
Thanks for listening to my rant.

And my heartfelt sorrow for all who have gone through and are going through this.
God Bless.


71 posted on 08/14/2006 10:12:54 PM PDT by sweetiepiezer
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To: RandallFlagg

Tough stuff to deal with.

My Bro in law sorta did the same thing.

It takes time.

Time heals.

I know that doesn't help now.


72 posted on 08/20/2006 10:28:53 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (August 22)
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To: Jet Jaguar

It's helping. It's getting better.
Turns out that his being on Accutaine as a teen might have had something to do with it.
At least he's not hurting anymore.


73 posted on 08/21/2006 7:04:49 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (Roll your own cigarettes! You'll save $$$ and smoke less!(Magnetic bumper stickers-click my name)
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