Carol has had 20 years of her life stolen by side effects of antidepressants. 

Carol has had 20 years of her life stolen by side effects of antidepressants. 

 

I’m Carol and I’ve had 20 years stolen by antidepressants.

It started when I was prescribed Paxil (Seroxat) by a neurologist to increase my energy. I had a mild form of MS.  The side effects included weight gain, loss of expressing emotions, manic episodes, sleep interruption (hallucinatory dreams), head zaps.

When I finally withdrew it was agony. I couldn’t get out of bed because of painful joints, and I was an emotional wreck. I cried incessantly. This lasted for one and a half years.  No one warned me of how hard it would be to withdraw.