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#1 WiggleIt

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Posted 23 July 2016 - 09:21 PM

I saw this on social media, so I'm not sure if it counts as "media" or not, but I do think it should have the highest visibility possible.  It's come to my attention that there is a group of people online who have come together and who have contracted the services of a law firm to go after the psych meds that have caused movement disorders.  I personally called the law firm and they were SO kind and SO attentive, and took everything I said very seriously about my movement disorder.

Here is the blurb that is circulating online.  Please read through it and contact the phone number IF you have a medication-induced movement disorder:

"Have you come down with a movement disorder from psych meds, whether they were prescribed to you on-label OR off-label? Did you come down with permanent or temporary dystonia or dyskinesia or akathisia or myoclonus from psych meds?
 

Please join me and others who are working with a law firm to hold the pharma companies accountable.
 

Call Grisham and Barnhardt at 434-293-2939. Ask to speak with partner attorneys Tyler or Addison, or with their assistant/paralegal Bethany.
 

Please, we need ALL the victims to come forward, no matter how long ago this happened to you!"  


-Dual cold turkeys off TCA & Ativan in October 2014. Prescribed from 2011-2014, off-label for pain

-Meds were prescribed for an "autoimmune chronic pain disease."  It was a MISDIAGNOSIS, but did not find out until AFTER meds had caused total damage.  All med tapers & cold turkeys directed by doctors 

-Nortriptyline from May 2012 - Dec 2013

-Desipramine from Jan 2014 - October 2014. 60 mg reduced by 10 mg each month. Held 30 mg for 3 months. Rapid taper over 1 week from 30 mg down to 20, 10, 0

-Lorazepam 1 mg per night in 2011. In 2012, used 1 mg per month or less.  Lorazepam on & off Dec 2013 - Aug 2014, did not exceed 1.5 mg, did not exceed 3x a week

-On desipramine had muscle tremors & rigidity. Were they side effects or withdrawal effects as I reduced desip throughout 2014? Or was I in WD from nortrip as I was on desip? First muscle/dystonia side effects started on nortriptyline, but docs were too stupid to help me figure it out

-Last dosage desip 10 mg on Oct. 29, 2014. Last dose lzpam 1 mg, Nov. 2, 2014. Paradoxical reactions to benzos after quitting TCAs

-Tardive dystonia, dyskinesia, myoclonic jerks ALL over body, ribcage wiggles, facial tics, twitching tongue & fingers, tremors/twitches of arms, legs, cognitive impairment, throat muscles semi-paralyzed & unable to swallow solid food, brain zaps, ears ring, dizzy, everything looks too far away, insomnia, numbness & electric shocks everywhere when I try to fall asleep, jerk awake from sleep with big, gasping breaths, wake with terrors & tremors, severely depressed.  NO HISTORY OF DEPRESSION, EVER. Meds CREATED it.

-Month 7 off meds: hair falling out; no improvement in vision; still tardive dystonia; facial & tongue tics returned
-Month 8 off meds: thrown back to acute, including Grand Mal seizure-like episodes. New mental torment, PGAD, worse insomnia
-Month 9 off meds: tardive dystonia worsened, dyskinesia returned. Unable to breathe well due to dystonia in stomach, chest, throat.
-Month 13 off meds: Back to total acute, brain zaps back, plus developed eczema & stomach problems. Left leg no longer works right due to dystonia, meaning both legs are now damaged


#2 Lilu

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Posted 25 July 2016 - 08:55 AM

Thanks for posting this. I developed functional spinal myoclonus from psychiatric meds. It's been over a year, and my spine still jerks my body so hard when I lie down to sleep or wake up in the morning.  


2005-2008 Effexor xr; 1/2008 Tapered 3 months, then quit.
7/2008-2009 Reinstated Effexor xr due to crying spells.
2009-3/2013 Switched to Pristiq 50 mg then 100 mg
3/2013 Switched to Lexapro 10mg. Cut down to 5 mg. CT for 2 weeks then reinstated for 6 weeks
8/2013-8/2014 Tapering Lexapro
11/2014 -8/2015: Developed severe insomnia, resumed using Ambien & Klonopin
12/2014-6/2015 Tried Ativan, Lunesta, Sonata, Trazadone, Seroquel, Rameron, Klonopin, Gabapentin
7/2015-1/2016 Reinstated Lexapro 2 mg (mild improvement, but crying spells still present)

9/2015-5/2016 Baclofen 30 mg (muscle relaxant for myoclonus) 

1/2016-5/2017 Lexapro 5 mg (worked well for 1.5 yrs, then depression relapsed.)

5/20/2017 - Now: Lexapro 10 mg 

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#3 Barbarannamated

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Posted 24 October 2016 - 05:13 PM

I believe bruxism is considered a movement disorder.
Pristiq tapered over 8 months ending Spring 2011 after 18 years of polydrugging that began w/Zoloft for fatigue/general malaise (not mood). CURRENT: 1mg Klonopin qhs (SSRI bruxism), 75mg trazodone qhs, various hormonesLitigation for 11 years for Work-related injury, settled 2004. Involuntary medical retirement in 2001 (age 39). 2012 - brain MRI showing diffuse, chronic cerebrovascular damage/demyelination possibly vasculitis/cerebritis. Dx w/autoimmune polyendocrine failure.<p>2013 - Dx w/CNS Sjogren's Lupus (FANA antibodies first appeared in 1997 but missed by doc).

#4 bhasski

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Posted 18 January 2017 - 05:21 AM

I believe bruxism is considered a movement disorder.

 

 

I saw this on social media, so I'm not sure if it counts as "media" or not, but I do think it should have the highest visibility possible.  It's come to my attention that there is a group of people online who have come together and who have contracted the services of a law firm to go after the psych meds that have caused movement disorders.  I personally called the law firm and they were SO kind and SO attentive, and took everything I said very seriously about my movement disorder.

Here is the blurb that is circulating online.  Please read through it and contact the phone number IF you have a medication-induced movement disorder:

"Have you come down with a movement disorder from psych meds, whether they were prescribed to you on-label OR off-label? Did you come down with permanent or temporary dystonia or dyskinesia or akathisia or myoclonus from psych meds?
 

Please join me and others who are working with a law firm to hold the pharma companies accountable.
 

Call Grisham and Barnhardt at 434-293-2939. Ask to speak with partner attorneys Tyler or Addison, or with their assistant/paralegal Bethany.
 

Please, we need ALL the victims to come forward, no matter how long ago this happened to you!"  

Is this lawsuit  valid for anyone outiside US ? The problem with many coutnries they don't have much good legal system againts such issues and India is one of them and I live here. I have got osteophytes in neck when I was on Paxil and severe sensitivity in all good teeth due to induced Bruxism. 

I am in sever withdrawal and I know no doctor here who understands withdrawal. Even some  are not prone to internet or say people are doing this due to sheer attention.  I don't know why they are here in the first place (Only reason I think of is God like treatment). Quality of education and morals are so doomed here - that such people are here and making millions on lives of others.


08/13 - 01/14
Olanzapine, petril MD (Clonazepam ), Dicorate ER (divalproex). Soza 10 (Zolpidem)

02/14 - 05/14
Flunil ‚Äč20mg , Divaa OD 250 mg(divalproex), Amisulpride 50mg (1-0-2), zolfresh 5 mg , Quetiapine
05/14 - 08/14 Venlafaxine 75 xr ( 1-0-1), zapiz 0.25
10/14 Zaptra 12.5mg , Oxetol xr 150mg (0-0-1)
11/14 - 08/15
Paris CR 25 (paroxetine) , Oxetol xr 600 mg (0-0-1), nitrest 5mg , Quetiapine for a month.
09/15-11 Venlafaxine XR 75 ( 1-0-1), Mirtazipine 15, Respiredal 0.5, Lamitor 25, zillion 10.
12/15-02/16 Off Meds (C.T)

03/16-Mid April Sertraline, Aripropazole, Quetiapine, Etizolam.

After that : CT and on OTC supplements (Roadback), now on Ayurveda

#5 Lilu

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Posted 20 January 2017 - 09:13 AM

 

I believe bruxism is considered a movement disorder.

 

 

I saw this on social media, so I'm not sure if it counts as "media" or not, but I do think it should have the highest visibility possible.  It's come to my attention that there is a group of people online who have come together and who have contracted the services of a law firm to go after the psych meds that have caused movement disorders.  I personally called the law firm and they were SO kind and SO attentive, and took everything I said very seriously about my movement disorder.

Here is the blurb that is circulating online.  Please read through it and contact the phone number IF you have a medication-induced movement disorder:

"Have you come down with a movement disorder from psych meds, whether they were prescribed to you on-label OR off-label? Did you come down with permanent or temporary dystonia or dyskinesia or akathisia or myoclonus from psych meds?
 

Please join me and others who are working with a law firm to hold the pharma companies accountable.
 

Call Grisham and Barnhardt at 434-293-2939. Ask to speak with partner attorneys Tyler or Addison, or with their assistant/paralegal Bethany.
 

Please, we need ALL the victims to come forward, no matter how long ago this happened to you!"  

Is this lawsuit  valid for anyone outiside US ? The problem with many coutnries they don't have much good legal system againts such issues and India is one of them and I live here. I have got osteophytes in neck when I was on Paxil and severe sensitivity in all good teeth due to induced Bruxism. 

I am in sever withdrawal and I know no doctor here who understands withdrawal. Even some  are not prone to internet or say people are doing this due to sheer attention.  I don't know why they are here in the first place (Only reason I think of is God like treatment). Quality of education and morals are so doomed here - that such people are here and making millions on lives of others.

 

I looked up the website of these attorneys and couldn't find anything relating to this lawsuit or that they even deal with medical malpractice.

Sorry to hear about your experience. Unfortunately doctors are clueless about antidepressant withdrawal absolutely everywhere.


2005-2008 Effexor xr; 1/2008 Tapered 3 months, then quit.
7/2008-2009 Reinstated Effexor xr due to crying spells.
2009-3/2013 Switched to Pristiq 50 mg then 100 mg
3/2013 Switched to Lexapro 10mg. Cut down to 5 mg. CT for 2 weeks then reinstated for 6 weeks
8/2013-8/2014 Tapering Lexapro
11/2014 -8/2015: Developed severe insomnia, resumed using Ambien & Klonopin
12/2014-6/2015 Tried Ativan, Lunesta, Sonata, Trazadone, Seroquel, Rameron, Klonopin, Gabapentin
7/2015-1/2016 Reinstated Lexapro 2 mg (mild improvement, but crying spells still present)

9/2015-5/2016 Baclofen 30 mg (muscle relaxant for myoclonus) 

1/2016-5/2017 Lexapro 5 mg (worked well for 1.5 yrs, then depression relapsed.)

5/20/2017 - Now: Lexapro 10 mg 

Intro page: http://survivinganti...rsened-by-meds/


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Posted 20 January 2017 - 01:42 PM

I have a movement disorder now... some days full blown I can't walk other days I can walk it came on suddenly this past summer.  Seems nobody including doctors want to help me.  I had an EEG showed abnormal movement in my on leg that is all that was jerking that day... it was a good day.  That is it referred to a movement disorder clinic wait time 2 years. My family doctor who witness the full blown events I have says it looks like huntingtons disease to her but it isn't apparently. 

 

Don't hold your breath on any of this get off the drugs as soon as you can taper if you can and don't look back.  I don't see any real change coming so please protect yourself.  I have not taken an AD since 2007 the first sign of movement disorder came that summer head drops and foot dragging I had leg jerking termed restless leg years before this... all while on the drugs.  This may well be the effects of long term AD use it would not surprise me.  I am told I have a multiple chemical sensitivity as jerking is much worse if I am exposed to shampoo or perfume ect... causes listed as a large exposure to a toxin or gradual long term exposure... could that be taking ADs for 18 years I really don't know but I am sure it can't be good for a person. 

wishing you all healing and peace


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Had a car accident in 85
Codeine was the pain med when I was release from hosp continuous use till 89
Given PROZAC by a specialist to help with nerve pain in my leg 89-90 not sure which year
Was not told a thing about it being a psych med thought it was a pain killer no info about psych side effects I went nuts had hallucinations. As I had a head injury and was diagnosed with a concussion in 85 I was sent to a head injury clinic in 1990 five years after the accident. I don't think they knew I had been on prozac I did not think it a big deal and never did finish the bottle of pills. I had tests of course lots of them. Was put into a pain clinic and given amitriptyline which stopped the withdrawal but had many side effects. But I could sleep something I had not done in a very long time the pain lessened. My mother got cancer in 94 they switched my meds to Zoloft to help deal with this pressure as I was her main care giver she died in 96. I stopped zoloft in 96 had withdrawal was put on paxil went nutty quit it ct put on resperidol quit it ct had withdrawal was put on Effexor... 2years later celexa was added 20mg then increased to 40mg huge personality change went wild. Did too fast taper off Celexa 05 as I felt unwell for a long time prior... quit Effexor 150mg ct 07 found ****** 8 months into withdrawal learned some things was banned from there in 08 have kept learning since. there is really not enough room here to put my history but I have a lot of opinions about a lot of things especially any of the drugs mentioned above.
One thing I would like to add here is this tidbit ALL OPIATES INCREASE SEROTONIN it is not a huge jump to being in chronic pain to being put on an ssri/snri and opiates will affect your antidepressants and your thinking.

As I do not update much I will put my quit date Nov. 17 2007 I quit Effexor cold turkey. 

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Posted 20 January 2017 - 07:45 PM

Did this lawsuit happen?
In June 2014 I was taking Celexa for 2 days, 25 mg zoloft 8 weeks, 10 mg Paxil 3 months and 10 mg Lexapro 1 month tapered off in 2 wks.. Was on a total of 6 months had side effects to them all. Went off and had my first panic attack a month later in January 2015. In March 2015 was having stomach issues and was put on Xanax for a week Dr. Said it was anxiety. End of that week woke up heart racing so was put back on Lexapro 5 MG and the next night is when my sleep got messed up. Literally not sleeping
Was it the Xanax or lexapro?? Went off sleep on and off and taking Xanax on and off. The end of April 2015 tried Buspar for 2 days and had side effects and could not sleep at all. Middle of May 2015 went on Ambien and lexapro again. Inner vibration started. Switched to paxil. Went off Ambien in June 2015 and off Paxil July 2015. October 2015 got worse went of zoloft 12.5 mg through December 2015. I was tolerating what I was going through January and February 2016. Then March got worse with horrible panic. Tried hypnotherapy in May 2016 a couple times couldn't Relax when she started counting backwards it freaked me out. Started not sleeping again in May. Went back on Xanax for 2 months May-July 2016. Tried liquid Prozac 5 mg then 10 mg side effects July - August then switched Zoloft 12.5 mg August - September 2016. Been off antidepressants since September 5, 2016. Been off Xanax since July 28, 2016, but I have taken it 8 other times since then through May 2017. Have symptoms going on with agoraphobia. Is this withdrawal??
May 2017 feeling horrible and more intense symptoms.

#8 fema4psychiatrists

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Posted 20 January 2017 - 08:15 PM

Doctor's do not want to know once they have harmed you. They really pretended to care to kill us with drugs.


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#9 Barbarannamated

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 12:19 PM

Did this lawsuit happen?


I haven't found anything.
Pristiq tapered over 8 months ending Spring 2011 after 18 years of polydrugging that began w/Zoloft for fatigue/general malaise (not mood). CURRENT: 1mg Klonopin qhs (SSRI bruxism), 75mg trazodone qhs, various hormonesLitigation for 11 years for Work-related injury, settled 2004. Involuntary medical retirement in 2001 (age 39). 2012 - brain MRI showing diffuse, chronic cerebrovascular damage/demyelination possibly vasculitis/cerebritis. Dx w/autoimmune polyendocrine failure.<p>2013 - Dx w/CNS Sjogren's Lupus (FANA antibodies first appeared in 1997 but missed by doc).