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New campaign group Prescribed Harm UK.


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#1 Vanora

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Posted 29 March 2017 - 02:19 AM

"Prescribed Harm UK" or "PHUK" for short is a FB campaign group.

 

"This group aims to get as many MPS as possible engaged with our cause of getting a national helpline for those affected by prescribed drug dependence."

 

We send letters to MPs (Members of Parliament) and ask that they support the work of the APPG (All Party Parliamentary Group) on PDD (Prescribed Drug Dependency) in setting up a national helpline. We also involve ourselves in trying to get our stories heard through the media.

 

Our members have been harmed by the usual psychoactive drugs like antidepressants, benzodiazepines, sleeping tablets etc.

Please feel free to join us, we are mostly from the UK but members are from all parts of the world.


1979 put on Clomipramine.
Failed attempt to withdraw from Clomipramine started on Seroxat 1992.
1997 Effexor replaces Seroxat after failed withdrawal.
2011 fail to withdraw from Effexor despite combined use of Prozac and Seroquel. Started on Cymbalta.
Anxiety not resolved by Cymbalta so taper off by 28th March 2012. Left on 10mg Buspirone and 1 quarter of 5mg Diazepam.
Anxiety at times very severe. 19th May take my first half of a 5mg Lamictal.

As of 5/11/2013, off all psychiatric drugs. Doing better but hope for more healing yet.


#2 Vanora

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Posted 29 March 2017 - 04:45 AM

I forgot to add this is a closed group so you will have to ask permission to join but we need as many people as possible particularly from the UK.


1979 put on Clomipramine.
Failed attempt to withdraw from Clomipramine started on Seroxat 1992.
1997 Effexor replaces Seroxat after failed withdrawal.
2011 fail to withdraw from Effexor despite combined use of Prozac and Seroquel. Started on Cymbalta.
Anxiety not resolved by Cymbalta so taper off by 28th March 2012. Left on 10mg Buspirone and 1 quarter of 5mg Diazepam.
Anxiety at times very severe. 19th May take my first half of a 5mg Lamictal.

As of 5/11/2013, off all psychiatric drugs. Doing better but hope for more healing yet.


#3 Terry4949

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Posted 29 March 2017 - 07:54 AM

I am from the uk and would be very interested in joining this group ,
100mg Effexor 2000 untill jan 2015 severe withdrawals . Tapered 4weeks.
Jan to end of Feb 4 weeks on 15mg mirtazapine 20mg quetiapine , tapered of both 2 weeks , severe withdrawals , still some from Effexor possibly
End of Feb 2015 to end of July 30mg citolapram tapered 2weeks severe withdrawal , anxiety high , bouts of sever depression , severe emotional moods
Currently on 30mg mirtazapine appx 5 months , high anxiety, March cut dose 22.5 mg going on to liquid still no improvements with the depression , also started sept 2015 200mg pregabalin , currently on 22.5mg mirtazapine tablet form doing really badly. Cut beginning of May remeron 20mg still bad anxiety,August 15mg remeron ,100mg pregablin , severe depression headaches anxiety , oct 2016 doctor stoped pregablin c/t , 15mg mirtazapine still no let up in physical symptoms ,high anxiety ,Nov 2016 remeron 13.5 mg , Jan 2017 mirtazapine stopped flouxetine20mg added by hospital admission, no choice , doing really badly , akathesia suicidel ,, Flouxetine c/t by hospital after 7 weeks 20mg daily , currently on nothing , God help me

#4 Vanora

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Posted 29 March 2017 - 11:25 AM

Very happy to have you Terry. Find us on FB and you can join us in our campaign.

 

I have an update. The Council for Evidence-based Psychiatry (CEPUK) has posted an article on the 28th of March, 2017 entitled: "MPs and peers present case for national prescribed drug helpline to Public Health England".

 

http://cepuk.org/201...health-england/

 

Of course the government hasn't agreed to such a helpline but it does appear that prescription drug dependence is finally moving up the agenda.


1979 put on Clomipramine.
Failed attempt to withdraw from Clomipramine started on Seroxat 1992.
1997 Effexor replaces Seroxat after failed withdrawal.
2011 fail to withdraw from Effexor despite combined use of Prozac and Seroquel. Started on Cymbalta.
Anxiety not resolved by Cymbalta so taper off by 28th March 2012. Left on 10mg Buspirone and 1 quarter of 5mg Diazepam.
Anxiety at times very severe. 19th May take my first half of a 5mg Lamictal.

As of 5/11/2013, off all psychiatric drugs. Doing better but hope for more healing yet.


#5 Vanora

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Posted 29 March 2017 - 11:34 PM

"APPG for Prescription Drug Dependence publishes proposal for national helpline"

 

http://cepuk.org/201...ional-helpline/


1979 put on Clomipramine.
Failed attempt to withdraw from Clomipramine started on Seroxat 1992.
1997 Effexor replaces Seroxat after failed withdrawal.
2011 fail to withdraw from Effexor despite combined use of Prozac and Seroquel. Started on Cymbalta.
Anxiety not resolved by Cymbalta so taper off by 28th March 2012. Left on 10mg Buspirone and 1 quarter of 5mg Diazepam.
Anxiety at times very severe. 19th May take my first half of a 5mg Lamictal.

As of 5/11/2013, off all psychiatric drugs. Doing better but hope for more healing yet.


#6 Vanora

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Posted 01 April 2017 - 06:12 AM

Latest news on Prescription Drug Dependence helpline: http://prescribeddru...rt-for-helpline


1979 put on Clomipramine.
Failed attempt to withdraw from Clomipramine started on Seroxat 1992.
1997 Effexor replaces Seroxat after failed withdrawal.
2011 fail to withdraw from Effexor despite combined use of Prozac and Seroquel. Started on Cymbalta.
Anxiety not resolved by Cymbalta so taper off by 28th March 2012. Left on 10mg Buspirone and 1 quarter of 5mg Diazepam.
Anxiety at times very severe. 19th May take my first half of a 5mg Lamictal.

As of 5/11/2013, off all psychiatric drugs. Doing better but hope for more healing yet.


#7 fema4psychiatrists

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Posted 01 April 2017 - 10:56 AM

both the conservative MPs I spent considerable effort writing detailed, family destroying letters and a copy of the BMA's version of this. Did not get involved in this parliementary commision despite the millions that die, are enslaved and become disabled off the job market contributors. I feel like complaining to them in some way to be honest...

 

They really have no morals.


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#8 Vanora

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Posted 01 April 2017 - 03:00 PM

fema4psychiatrists,

 

Yes, I agree their morals are sadly lacking. The politicians who may be very well aware of the suffering we endure but don't care, the psychiatrists/doctors who are either ignorant or in many cases not so ignorant but willing to collude for their own selfish reasons, monetary or otherwise, with big pharma -  it's all rotten. I have written my own letters to MPs and so far not much has happened but they can't ignore us forever. One day I have a letter to write to a psychiatrist.

 

I notice you have an experience of psychiatric drugs going way back. I'm sorry you haven't walked away unscathed. It's a terrible injustice. I hope you do complain, if enough of us complain perhaps we can put a stop to this massive medical scandal. Too many ruined lives, too many lives lost, it's got to stop.

We are asking people to contact their MP to ask that they write to Dr Sarah Wollastan MP, Chair of the Health Select Committee to support a future inquiry into UK Prescribed Drug Dependency. In an inquiry patients would be invited to give oral and written evidence to the Committee. We want accountability once and for all.


1979 put on Clomipramine.
Failed attempt to withdraw from Clomipramine started on Seroxat 1992.
1997 Effexor replaces Seroxat after failed withdrawal.
2011 fail to withdraw from Effexor despite combined use of Prozac and Seroquel. Started on Cymbalta.
Anxiety not resolved by Cymbalta so taper off by 28th March 2012. Left on 10mg Buspirone and 1 quarter of 5mg Diazepam.
Anxiety at times very severe. 19th May take my first half of a 5mg Lamictal.

As of 5/11/2013, off all psychiatric drugs. Doing better but hope for more healing yet.