Prozac the great pharmaceutical con
By David Noble and Teresa Workman Noble
Contributing writers for End the Lie
Many people, including doctors and patients alike, are reluctant to try treatments that have not been proven by conventional scientific measures. It’s no coincidence that as more people have come to rely solely on conventional scientific measures that our immune system and general health has gotten worse. In my opinion the further we get from what’s natural the more our health is going to suffer. I find it a total contradiction when it is claimed that we are healthier now than at any other time. We now have young teenagers suffering from conditions that used to only be seen in someone of middle age. We have seen an alarming rise in conditions like cancer, heart disease, bad blood pressure, allergies and depression to name a few.
Many natural treatments that have been used safely and successfully by humans throughout time are now being demonized by the pharmaceutical industry and media as unsafe and infective.
Yet when you look at some of the side effects of the drugs that the pharmaceutical industries are pushing, you have to wonder about the validity of their claims. Take Prozac as an example which is commonly prescribed for those suffering from depression. Studies have shown that there may be an increased risk of suicidal behaviour when taking Prozac. The U.S. food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a special warning about the risk of suicidal thinking and behaviour with antidepressant use in children, adolescents, and young adults up to the age of 25. The warning was issued in response to concerns that antidepressants seemed to increase the risk of suicidal thinking and behaviour in these age groups in clinical studies. Yet despite this Prozac has been approved as a treatment for children with depression or obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). The most common side effects of this drug found in clinical studies include Insomnia which affects up to 33% of users. Nausea in up to 29 %, Weakness 21 %, Headache 21 %, Diarrhea 18 %, Loss of appetite 17 %, Drowsiness 17 %, Anxiety 15 %, Nervousness 14 %, Shakiness (tremor) 13 %, Dry mouth 12 %, Decreased sex drive 11 %, Yawning 11 %, Indigestion 10 %, Dizziness 9 %, Sweating 8 %, Impotence 7 %, Ejaculation problems 7 %
After reading this list you may be reconsidering using Prozac as a treatment for depression. Let’s face it many of the side effects of this drug could make you feel worse. The thing about Prozac and these other antidepressant drugs is that they will not cure you of your depression. It may make your depression more tolerable by making you feel numb.
An article in Time Magazine suggested that we could all be happier if we took the likes of Prozac which they likened to alcohol and heroin but without being either addictive or toxic. I would disagree with this. Most of us are being drugged without our knowledge anyway. This is happening through the fluoridation of our water supplies with Sodium Fluoride. Here it must be said that fluoride is not on the periodic chart. A gas called Fluorine (F) is. This gas is used in the aluminium manufacturing and nuclear industry. The toxic by-product that is created through capturing Fluorine molecules is called Sodium Fluoride. The strange thing is if this was dumped into a river or lake it would be considered a pollutant. Prozac is made up of FLUoxetene Hydrochloride which has a base of Sodium Fluoride. The toxicity of Sodium Fluoride can be found in the governments MSDS information sheets.
There are many people who may like the idea of being on drugs designed to make us feel better. However there are much safer less toxic substances available for depression such as Saint John’s Wort and even Medical Marijuana. Both of which have very few side effects. Has the percentage of people suffering from stress and depression become so high that we need to be drugged to feel happy? Maybe instead of being medicated with this poison, we need to change the way we live and think so that our environment becomes less stressful.