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Heavy Metal Toxins?

Posted In: Nerve conditions 4 Replies
  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • September 8, 2006
  • 10:32 PM

Long story, here is were I am at with my knowledge of this.

History:
Anxiety disorder-frompost pardom depression
diabetic-controled with pill and diet.

recent events:

from symptoms I had, my new Dr. took me off paxil and put me on buspitn (sp), a couple of days later, changed me to zoloft, next day took me off (reasons; were my reactions to them..zoloft made me feel anger toward my children )
removed a wisdome tooth
a week later, removed another molar that was rotting in me

my symtoms: savere vertigo, on a 24/7 basis, zapping noises, sensativity all over my head that causes a lot of pain. Throbbing ..you name it,..I feel it.
of course anxiety from NOBODY knowing what is wrong with me.
body aches, metalic taste in my mouth, my body twitches, swelling occurs so much sometimes that if i put pressure, it looks like it is a bone shaping what ever impression was made, Hair loss, nausea, abdomin pain. did I mention MIGRAINS. a lot of that other kind of twitching like when there is air near you eye and it keeps jumping,..well I getthat in my arm, legs..smells of toxins or something as my head turns rock solid, my eyes burn sometimes.

weird things that have happend that I consider symtoms now. about 3or 4 months ago (when a lot of these symptoms were starting but, I payed no attention to)...

I went for about a week with NON stop, shock zapping stuff. I could not even walk at a wal-mart without freaking out because , people would walk by me and shock me,..I couldn't grab anything cuz it would shock me. I yelled to my husband to give me the keys because I could not stand it anymore and when he did, I got zapped so bad, there were sparks and as I jerked my hand with the keys it zapped my glasses and left me looking beat up..I ran out of there so fast and didn't want ANYTHING to do with anybody. It was horrible!..and normally I would be laughing at that, but I am in pain, losing my fighting spirit,..and AM SO CLOSE TO GIVING UP!!...

Am I going crazy?...someone,..please help.

My prayers to ALL of you who have these illnessess that leave you feeling helpless and hopeless. *hugs tight*

xoxox

Lightweaver

ps: my Dr. ruled out a lot from Cat scans, MRIs. He wants to send me to a neurologist next..and he wont see me until...MAYBE I GIVE UP!...I can't wait that long.

ER wont do anything either..:( without my Dr. knowing or having confidence in what is wrong with me,...they can not help me.

Thank you


I also tried Poison control already...no help.

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  • I was so wrong.....:( I have severe side effects of paxil withdrawels. I can not believe nobody told me of these problems. Please let anyone you know who is on paxil to find out more about it,.and not just from the dr. because my Dr. did not know anything about all this but,he was not the one who gave me the meds..it was given to me 8 years ago after I had my son and they diagnosed me with anxiety disorder (post pardom).... long story here...but, now I know what is wrong with me...I now need someone who gives a ***l. My Dr. doesn't (the feeling I have been getting from him) Hospitals don't want to even bother answering questions..and My doctor is taking forever to have me scheduled for other doctors that will not see me right away. anyways...whatever.LightweavefrLos Angeles, August 24, 2001 - - 35 people who have suffered from severe withdrawal reactions as a result of taking the antidepressant Paxil, filed a class action complaint today in California Superior Court, LA County, against Glaxo Smithkline Corporation (GSK), formerly known as SmithKline Beecham. This group represents thousands of Paxil users who have allegedly suffered from withdrawal reactions and dependency/withdrawal syndrome. They come from all walks of life (e.g., Lt. Col in the U.S. Air Force; former star athlete; web-designer; children; bank fraud investigator and many more) and reside throughout the United States. Each has experienced similar withdrawal reactions and problems such as: jolting electric "zaps," dizziness, light-headedness, vertigo, in-coordination, gait disturbances, sweating, extreme nausea, vomiting, high fever, abdominal discomfort, flu symptoms, anorexia, diarrhea, agitation, tremulousness, irritability, aggression, sleep disturbance, nightmares, tremor, confusion, memory and concentration difficulties, lethargy, malaise, weakness, fatigue, paraesthesias, ataxia, and/or myalgia.i JUST WANT TO GET BETTER! andI don't want to wait more than a year but, I have to.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 13, 2006
    • 01:50 AM
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  • I was so wrong.....:( I have severe side effects of paxil withdrawels. I can not believe nobody told me of these problems. Please let anyone you know who is on paxil to find out more about it,.and not just from the dr. because my Dr. did not know anything about all this but,he was not the one who gave me the meds..it was given to me 8 years ago after I had my son and they diagnosed me with anxiety disorder (post pardom).... long story here...but, now I know what is wrong with me...I now need someone who gives a ***l. My Dr. doesn't (the feeling I have been getting from him) Hospitals don't want to even bother answering questions..and My doctor is taking forever to have me scheduled for other doctors that will not see me right away. anyways...whatever.LightweavefrLos Angeles, August 24, 2001 - - 35 people who have suffered from severe withdrawal reactions as a result of taking the antidepressant Paxil, filed a class action complaint today in California Superior Court, LA County, against Glaxo Smithkline Corporation (GSK), formerly known as SmithKline Beecham. This group represents thousands of Paxil users who have allegedly suffered from withdrawal reactions and dependency/withdrawal syndrome. They come from all walks of life (e.g., Lt. Col in the U.S. Air Force; former star athlete; web-designer; children; bank fraud investigator and many more) and reside throughout the United States. Each has experienced similar withdrawal reactions and problems such as: jolting electric "zaps," dizziness, light-headedness, vertigo, in-coordination, gait disturbances, sweating, extreme nausea, vomiting, high fever, abdominal discomfort, flu symptoms, anorexia, diarrhea, agitation, tremulousness, irritability, aggression, sleep disturbance, nightmares, tremor, confusion, memory and concentration difficulties, lethargy, malaise, weakness, fatigue, paraesthesias, ataxia, and/or myalgia.i JUST WANT TO GET BETTER! andI don't want to wait more than a year but, I have to.Hi Lightweaver. Once I came across this thread that you've posted I had to register. I feel it's extremely important that we talk! I have also been reacting the exact same way for close to two years now but could never think of a way to describe the severity of it. I've just discovered that there are people on the internet who sympathize and can relate who call it the zaps. Correct me if I'm wrong (and imagine describing this to someone who hasn't felt it); it feels like somebody has placed electricity on the sides of your eyes and quickly turned it on then off...just long enough for you to cry out briefly, put one or both hands to your head then try to find something to grip onto so that you don't lose your footing. I've also found that it feels as if there were something within the skull that hits you from the inside. It is an absolutely terrifying feeling! There have been some hard times in my life and this is the most terrified I've ever been. I've had it happen up to more than 30 times in one day before and it still persists to this very moment that I write this (I've had about two so far). It seems that sometimes it's worse when I haven't slept in a long time. These "zaps" give not the slightest warning before they happen so it's not as if you can ever prepare for them and wish them away in that time. Instantaneously, the shock is there, then it's gone. I've begged out loud to my brain many times afterward to please not let it happen again. But here we are.I've been on 40mg. of Paxil a day, rarely missing any, for about three years after trying about three or four different brands of anti-depressant. I've had a nagging fear regarding this type of pill since day one (I mean, it's only been about sixty years since they discovered that sticking an icepick in somebody's eye to get to their frontal lobe was cruel and unusual; not to mention some drugs from less than thirty years ago such as thalilomide, or ones even distributed today such as a large portion of MAOI'S, and their infamous side-effects were made knowledgable to the public) so I think that this fear I have is completely justifiable. I am actually afraid to stop taking them! But at least I am more than sure now that it is Paxil causing this. I guess this might be step one. Now maybe I can go to the doctor and explain a bit easier what this drug is doing to me (but not only me I've now learned). Then again, this whole ordeal was a doctor's suggestion in the first place. It's shock therapy in a pill. Is a lobodomy in a pill the next step forward for these drug administrators? I'll leave you my email address and if you get the chance, keep me updated on what you've felt, learned, or absolutely anything else you may want to talk about. It would be nice to know what is happening to the brain during that split second and why. You aren't alone in being terrified and now I know that I'm not either. Let's try to tough this out. (I've had seven shocks since I started writing this. I took my pills four hours ago.)Chuck at: oscularum@hotmail.com
    ifyoufly 1 Replies
    • September 27, 2006
    • 00:17 PM
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  • As an added note to anyone who reads this thread - Paxil is not the only anti-depressant that has a severe discontinuation syndrome. Almost any SSRI (Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, etc) requires a very slow discontinuation program that reduces the amount of medication slowly over a significant amount of time.Effexor (a new hybrid) is one of the worst. Why don't doctors tell you? Most doctors seem to buy into the hype that the pharmaceitical companies are shoveling. They don't have the time to do their own research, and I hate to say this (but it has been my experience) but many doctors treat patients as children who 'cry wolf'. In other words, they don't take their patients seriously when they complain of side effects.Also, most drug companies try to keep the list of "side-effects" they have to officially list (by law) to a minimum. It took several lawsuits (and many suicides) before the makers of Effexor added discontinuation side-effects (and the list they have - isn't complete).To everyone who is having bizarre symptoms - always look at the medications you are taking and those you have recently stopped taking. Medications can do funky things (I got rheumatoid arthritis symptoms - severe - and after multiple testing found out it was caused by Ambien CR).SilkDragon
    SilkDragon 5 Replies
    • October 17, 2006
    • 10:29 AM
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  • Wow I Went Threw This Too, It Is Horrible Me And My Dad Call Them The Brain Shocks. They Make U Feel So Horrible.mine Did Go Away. It Will Get Better.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 20, 2007
    • 01:30 AM
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