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WARNING! SSRI and Epilepsy

Discussion in 'Medications & Substances' started by becvan, Feb 18, 2007.

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  1. becvan

    becvan Queen of the Blunt! Premium Member

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    I would like anyone with a history of seizures, a family history of seizures, or epilepsy itself to take note of this.

    SSRI's were NOT tested on anyone with a history, family history or epilepsy. The drug companies DO NOT know what these drugs can and/or will do.

    My family doctor had consulted with a "specialist" over the use of SSRI's in my case, as I have epilepsy but have been seizure free for 7 years without medication. The "specialist" assured my family doctor there would be no problems. I was prescribed Zoloft and was on 25 mg for almost six months. It was okay. My dose was upped to 50 mg (which is the standard lowest dose) and I had a severely violent seizure in exactly 7 days from that upped dose. I almost had two more within hours of the first one. I was IMMEDIATELY removed from Zoloft and will not be able to take any SSRI again. The level of severity of the seizure could have taken my life.

    PLEASE take SSRI's with caution if this runs in your family or your history in any way, as you may be risking your very life.

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