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Distraut   
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For those of you who can access it, tomorrow, Sunday 12th February, on BBC Radio 5 from 11.0 - 12.0 am here is a programme on anti-depressants.

 

James Moore started a Petition on Change.org to get assistance with tapering medication

 

Make Pharmaceutical firms help users who want to stop taking anxiety & depression drugs

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https://www.change.org/p/secretary-of-state-for-health-jeremy-hunt-make-pharmaceutical-firms-help-users-who-want-to-stop-taking-anxiety-depression-drugs?source_location=minibar

 

 

BBC Radio 5 live investigates

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James Moore
Caldicot, United Kingdom
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11 Feb 2017 — Hello there

As we approach 1,400 signatures, I wanted to let you know that BBC Radio 5 live are broadcasting a programme on antidepressants on Sunday 12 February from 1100 to 1200. I am interviewed as part of the program. If you could listen in that would be great, if you felt like making contact with the show to share your experiences that would be even better.

Here's a link to the programmes web page:
http://www.bbc.co.uk...rammes/b08dnpkn

Contact details are:
Phone 0500 909 693
SMS 85058
Email: 5liveinvestigates@bbc.co.uk
Facebook: www.facebook.com/5live
Twiter: @BBC5live

Thank you, as always, for your signatures and your support.

James

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powerback   
powerback

great distraut ile do my best to listen .thanks for bringing the awareness and issue to the public air waves .

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nz11   
nz11

Way to go Distraut. What a brilliant idea you have had.

Thankyou for all you're doing.

I'm sure after the radio piece you will get a big surge in signings. Just forwarded it to two others to sign.

 

nz11

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powerback   
powerback

just signed petition. Ile be listening .

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Distraut   
Distraut

This radio programme should now be available on BBC catch up:

 

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James Moore just posted an update on Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt: Make Pharmaceutical firms help users who want to stop taking anxiety & depression drugs

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For those that are interested the full BBC Radio 5 live programme on antidepressants can be accessed here... http://www.bbc.co.uk...es/b08dnpkn#plaThank you.

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nz11   
nz11

Thanks James.

After listening to Dr Zoe Noris spouting pharma propaganda i dont hold out much hope for the flood of ad prescribing slowing any time soon.

The good thing (or bad thing) is that doctor Noris is taking these very chemicals for herself ...in time she will have first hand experience as to the fate that awaits. She has already had to ri because of wdl symptoms from trying to get off. I wonder if she is aware its the drug and not her.

 

In Britain, 63.5 million prescriptions for the yr ending  Sept 2016 up 4 million on the twelve months prior. Oh boy!

 

The 'prescribe and forget' statement sums it up really.

 

The very last word the very last sentence by Bryly Gordon was disappointing to say the least.

 

nz11

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Martina23   
Martina23

I would be much more for a petition that the pharma companies stop producing antidepressants at all, I know that tapering kits help some people but in some way it helps pharma only to produce more antidepressants not less.

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JamesMoore   
JamesMoore

Hi there

 

Firstly, thanks to anyone who took the time to listen in to the programme. To have a whole hour dedicated to this topic is important. I know it wasn't as in depth as we would like but I'm hoping to use this to get more airtime to explore the plethora of issues that exist and to tell the real horror stories. I actually thought Dr. Norris went easy on me, she could have made me out to be a moaning, attention seeking so and so, or that my experience was unusual and that most people are fine. Instead I thought I was treated fairly. They only used half of the interview I recorded. I went on to talk about solutions including a national helpline, more training for GPs and Pharmacists and better prescribing guidelines but none of this was used. Maybe next time! But I completely accept that things won't change quickly, however, nothing will change at all if we don't keep pushing.

 

And, just to respond to Martina23, I'm sorry I really have to disagree. For many people, myself included, having their drug suddenly stopped would be terrifying, leading to hospitalisation in some cases. What users want is a safe, proven method to withdraw that causes the minimum possible suffering. The better the withdrawal, the better the chances that the user will be drug free rather than giving up and going back onto a drug or having to find an alternative. Getting all pharmaceuticals stopped is not reality, getting better support from manufacturers for users is possible, that's where I am focussing my efforts.

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Distraut   
Distraut

Hi James

 

Very good to see you here and thank you on behalf of all of us for highlighting this problem, both with the petition and the radio interview.

 

Very well done!

 

p.s. The history below is that of my son - who today after just over nine months stopping Sertraline "cold turkey" has experienced his first serious "window".  I am over the moon!

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nz11   
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They only used half of the interview I recorded. I went on to talk about solutions including a national helpline, more training for GPs and Pharmacists and better prescribing guidelines but none of this was used.

 

This is disappointing as the whole reason for your petition is to demand tapering kits.

 

I dont think Martina is meaning the drugs should be stopped across the board we are all aware that doing that would put many in a body bag. But  imo no new ssri patients should be triggered and those already on the drugs should be given informed details about the nature of the stuff thats being swallowed and on safe tapering and attempts made to start a tapering programme.

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Martina23   
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Nz, I did not mean it like that. Sure, tapering is better than c/t. But, what I meant is: For me this taking Lyrica made such problems which are for me unacceptable. And this , that I had this problem, comes from using the drug, not from failed tapering. And therefore, for me I dont think these drugs should be on the market, because as long as they are on the market they are prescribed to people, where even the first injection of the drug can make you terrible problems like this woman Katinka which wrote that book. She got the problem even after first dose of Sertralin. This is not normal. Sure, after the people are already dependent, I am all for tapering kits. But I would be for stop prescribing these drugs to new users and tapering kits for the people who are already dependant on these drugs.

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Nz, I did not mean it like that. Sure, tapering is better than c/t. But, what I meant is: For me this taking Lyrica made such problems which are for me unacceptable. And this , that I had this problem, comes from using the drug, not from failed tapering. And therefore, for me I dont think these drugs should be on the market, because as long as they are on the market they are prescribed to people, where even the first injection of the drug can make you terrible problems like this woman Katinka which wrote that book. She got the problem even after first dose of Sertralin. This is not normal. Sure, after the people are already dependent, I am all for tapering kits. But I would be for stop prescribing these drugs to new users and tapering kits for the people who are already dependant on these drugs.

Isnt this what i said?

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Distraut   
Distraut

 

Isnt this what i said?

 

That's how I understood it too.

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fema4psychiatrists   
fema4psychiatrists

"we don't have much evidence to suggest that antidepressants cause harm in the long term". That's exactly the point, you NEVER had any evidence. You just used us as guinea pigs. wow she thinks the reason it is hard to come off them is "because it has been helping you for so long" "it's because it made you feel better". She shouldn't be let near a hamster let alone a child or a human being. THIS stole my life! How pathetic. My ancestors actually lost life by fighting nazi's and wild beasts.

 

And some ignoranus doctors that are on drugs. they believe in was allowed to carve up my little body with chemicals that cause 60+ percent sexual interference.

 

My government allowed this to happen. 

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nz11

Thanks for posting your thoughts fem

Glad someone else listened to this and came to the same conclusion i did ..Noris is very disappointing.

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ChessieCat   
ChessieCat

I listened to at least half or maybe as much as 2/3rds of it and became disappointed with what was being said and gave up.

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Distraut   
Distraut

James Moore now has a website and has started a series of podcasts about anti-depressant withdrawal to which you can subscribe

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James Moore now has a website and has started a series of podcasts about anti-depressant withdrawal to which you can subscribe

 

Just listened to podcast .Well done to james for this .kudos to him .

It will be a long time before change but there's a sense of validation of how we suffer from the lies from doctors and big pharma

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