Suicide warning added to anti-seizure medications

Full story: Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Drugs used by millions of patients to control epileptic seizures must carry warnings about heightened risks of suicide, federal regulators said Tuesday.

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The Don

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I take 3 different anti-seizure drugs for epilepsy and have for 4 years now. I have found that a healthy diet and being good to my body by working out maintains energy and makes me function with a better and happier over all attitude. There arenít many in the Health Care Provider World that ever talk about keeping a good overall balanced health so everything works well together. What I mean is so suicide and things like that donít become part of a personís life. Can you see what I mean? There is a relation with overall good health and down depressed feelings and I never felt that before I entered this chapter of my life before and now I understand this. That is why I have written in on this issue with a qualified experience to this board now. I am 50 years old and 8 years ago I had a virus harm my brain and the result was the seizures I must live with today. I write information systems for large organizations here in the OC and have traveled the world enjoying doing so in my life time. Thank you for your site.
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On the word of Doctors, governments have made laws against the use of herbal remedies.. Remedies that have evolved over time with the natural earth.
Today In Canada teas can not advertise their healing properties on the box. Itís illegal

There was a laws made in the United States last decade where stores that sold herbs could not promote their products as healing.

Mid wives are made illegal, today we are literally forced to go to a doctor, Usually to a man who will never ever know first hand what it means to have a baby..Denying women, their nature, their knowledge, the right over their own body. Pregnancy is not an illness itís a natural occurrence of life... Here the church is pushing man as head over woman.. Controlling children from birth..

What have these experts in medicine have accepted in the place of herbal remedies..

Kimo Therapy.... In reality this is a nice word for Nuclear Waste

cyanide.. A highly deadly poison

nitroglycerine.... A highly unstable liquid, used to blow up Mountains in the days when they built the first train tracks,,,, Thatís what they propose to give you if you have symptoms of heart failure...

side effects of medication is a symptom of the damage being done by the medication.. giving new medication to cover up symptoms just cause more symptoms.. that's why people today are on more pills than ever before..

With nature on the mend.. relaxation, taking it easy is a better form of healing..
The point here is that it's already begun and Nature can't hold off for ever... I need help to make this known before it hits... I'm willing to talk to anyone who wants to understand and has a voice to make this public. All the medications doctors are using these days are killers.

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Dec 16, 2008
 
Brilliant and truthful Jackie! Thank you for being a voice of reason on this forum where so many are on antidepressants and other killer drugs.

I refuse to call them "medications" any longer.

So many on these drugs come here desparate and suicidal and we never hear from them again. Perhaps all they needed was to get off the drugs they were on so their bodies and minds could heal naturally.

Again, I commend you for your informative and truthful post. I hope you will stick around. There is a need to explain to folks that help just doesn't come in pill form.

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Brilliant and truthful Jackie! Thank you for being a voice of reason on this forum where so many are on antidepressants and other killer drugs.
I refuse to call them "medications" any longer.
So many on these drugs come here desparate and suicidal and we never hear from them again. Perhaps all they needed was to get off the drugs they were on so their bodies and minds could heal naturally.
Again, I commend you for your informative and truthful post. I hope you will stick around. There is a need to explain to folks that help just doesn't come in pill form.
There is a lot of natural healing things that we can do.. most medication free..all dealing with the removal of stress.. and when I need a little extra help. like say on a bad day a car accident or something. smoking marijuanna helps.. aka Jackie

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Dec 17, 2008
 
That's probably true Jackie. Weed is legal in Canada, but in the United States smoking weed might multiply one's paranoia due to the illegality of buying, and smoking it. Plus, unfortunately, because of archaic laws, can get a person some jail time. It's not like the old days when weed ruled in the 60's and 70's and the law turned a blind eye.
There's reasons I'd like to move to Canada if it wasn't so darn cold.
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Jackie wrote:
On the word of Doctors, governments have made laws against the use of herbal remedies.. Remedies that have evolved over time with the natural earth.
Today In Canada teas can not advertise their healing properties on the box. Itís illegal
There was a laws made in the United States last decade where stores that sold herbs could not promote their products as healing.
Mid wives are made illegal, today we are literally forced to go to a doctor, Usually to a man who will never ever know first hand what it means to have a baby..Denying women, their nature, their knowledge, the right over their own body. Pregnancy is not an illness itís a natural occurrence of life... Here the church is pushing man as head over woman.. Controlling children from birth..
What have these experts in medicine have accepted in the place of herbal remedies..
Kimo Therapy.... In reality this is a nice word for Nuclear Waste
cyanide.. A highly deadly poison
nitroglycerine.... A highly unstable liquid, used to blow up Mountains in the days when they built the first train tracks,,,, Thatís what they propose to give you if you have symptoms of heart failure...
side effects of medication is a symptom of the damage being done by the medication.. giving new medication to cover up symptoms just cause more symptoms.. that's why people today are on more pills than ever before..
With nature on the mend.. relaxation, taking it easy is a better form of healing..
The point here is that it's already begun and Nature can't hold off for ever... I need help to make this known before it hits... I'm willing to talk to anyone who wants to understand and has a voice to make this public. All the medications doctors are using these days are killers.
Pharmacuetical companies are the new drug manufacturers and doctors are the new drug dealers.
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They make billions of dollars a year selling their poisons to the Amerikan publik.

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That's probably true Jackie. Weed is legal in Canada, but in the United States smoking weed might multiply one's paranoia due to the illegality of buying, and smoking it. Plus, unfortunately, because of archaic laws, can get a person some jail time. It's not like the old days when weed ruled in the 60's and 70's and the law turned a blind eye.
There's reasons I'd like to move to Canada if it wasn't so darn cold.
marijuanna isn't legal here we are still working on that one.. it seems on the edge of the laws relaxing the cops seem to be going out of it's way to arrest people.. it sucks

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Just Candid wrote:
<quoted text>Pharmacuetical companies are the new drug manufacturers and doctors are the new drug dealers.
It uould be very ironically funny.. if it wasn't so deadly dangerous..
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Jackie wrote:
On the word of Doctors, governments have made laws against the use of herbal remedies.. Remedies that have evolved over time with the natural earth.
Today In Canada teas can not advertise their healing properties on the box. Itís illegal
There was a laws made in the United States last decade where stores that sold herbs could not promote their products as healing.
Mid wives are made illegal, today we are literally forced to go to a doctor, Usually to a man who will never ever know first hand what it means to have a baby..Denying women, their nature, their knowledge, the right over their own body. Pregnancy is not an illness itís a natural occurrence of life... Here the church is pushing man as head over woman.. Controlling children from birth..
What have these experts in medicine have accepted in the place of herbal remedies..
Kimo Therapy.... In reality this is a nice word for Nuclear Waste
cyanide.. A highly deadly poison
nitroglycerine.... A highly unstable liquid, used to blow up Mountains in the days when they built the first train tracks,,,, Thatís what they propose to give you if you have symptoms of heart failure...
side effects of medication is a symptom of the damage being done by the medication.. giving new medication to cover up symptoms just cause more symptoms.. that's why people today are on more pills than ever before..
With nature on the mend.. relaxation, taking it easy is a better form of healing..
The point here is that it's already begun and Nature can't hold off for ever... I need help to make this known before it hits... I'm willing to talk to anyone who wants to understand and has a voice to make this public. All the medications doctors are using these days are killers.
Welcome to the "New world order" the government now controls a person's life from the day you are born to the day you die ! Here in America some people refer to the American Medical association as the American murder association , a group of powerful gangsters run by "our" government pushing government approved drugs !

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WE have just passed through the worse life on earth could possibly get.. Things will only get better from here on out.. Getting informed .. taking responsibility for one own life is the answer.. the more of us that do it. the faster this "new world order" that was founded on the "old world manipulation" of the human race will be broken..
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Was on some of those drugs for most of my life until I had the surgery that stopped the seizures. People used to ask me why I looked so down--like that isn't what's expected when you're on heavy central nervous system depressants! Was also on triple therapy at one time and definitely near-suicidal. Just wonder why the old standby, phenobarbital, isn't on the list. Praise God and my doctors that that is a thing of the past.

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Just Candid wrote:
They make billions of dollars a year selling their poisons to the Amerikan publik.
Tell that to someone with Type I diabetes.

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The Don wrote:
I take 3 different anti-seizure drugs for epilepsy and have for 4 years now. I have found that a healthy diet and being good to my body by working out maintains energy and makes me function with a better and happier over all attitude. There arenít many in the Health Care Provider World that ever talk about keeping a good overall balanced health so everything works well together. What I mean is so suicide and things like that donít become part of a personís life. Can you see what I mean? There is a relation with overall good health and down depressed feelings and I never felt that before I entered this chapter of my life before and now I understand this. That is why I have written in on this issue with a qualified experience to this board now. I am 50 years old and 8 years ago I had a virus harm my brain and the result was the seizures I must live with today. I write information systems for large organizations here in the OC and have traveled the world enjoying doing so in my life time. Thank you for your site.
Don H. of Lake Forest
Email DONH4@HOTMAIL.COM
I agree with you that taking care of your health does wonders to promote your overall well-being, but I have to disagree with your statement that many health care providers do not encourage this. In fact, I have found it to be quite the opposite -- they encourage you to exercise, lose weight if you have to, stop smoking, etc.

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Dec 17, 2008
 
Hi Meissa

Congratulations on getting rid of your seizures. Can you pls give me some details about the surgery you had and how it helped you get rid of your seizures.

Thanks for any help
rrsk
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Was on some of those drugs for most of my life until I had the surgery that stopped the seizures. People used to ask me why I looked so down--like that isn't what's expected when you're on heavy central nervous system depressants! Was also on triple therapy at one time and definitely near-suicidal. Just wonder why the old standby, phenobarbital, isn't on the list. Praise God and my doctors that that is a thing of the past.

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I agree with you that taking care of your health does wonders to promote your overall well-being, but I have to disagree with your statement that many health care providers do not encourage this. In fact, I have found it to be quite the opposite -- they encourage you to exercise, lose weight if you have to, stop smoking, etc.
Health providers fail to understand the basic consepts of nature..of how our body works.. Just like religion we have been told to be dependent on them and defer to their jugment.. WE have a responsibility to care for ourselves.. being diagnosed by a doctor can be worse that trying to solve problems on your own.. investigate your own body.. what works for you.. Stress is the major factor in almost all illnesses.. WE've all undergone a major shake up in nature.. we broke free from the long standing imbalance .. this is what will cause a lot of healing..
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Jackie wrote:
... I'm willing to talk to anyone who wants to understand and has a voice to make this public. All the medications doctors are using these days are killers.
So, what's your natural remedy for breast cancer or epileptic seizures?

“If you don't---who will?”

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Don H. of Lake Forest how do you stay focused long enough to even work? I do have a general dr. who tells me all of that. My neuros SUCK--dont say go somewhere else. Insurance does not allow it. This summer I was having a breakdown over medication and went to the ER--an ER doctor asked me if I had ever been told I had PSEUDO seizures. I had never even heard the term before. I said NO. I got so upset thinking that for five long HARD years I had been taking all the medication (expensive topamax) they had prescribed and all along I had something that was not even a real seizure and nobody bothered to tell me that. I left the ER ==they called the police and tried to make me stay. I would not. I quit all my meds that day and needless to say I did not do good and ended up in the hospital for a weeks stay and now I am on even more medication and NOBODY has ever mentioned the word PSEUDO to me again. WHATS WRONG WITH THESE PEOPLE? I hate going to see them. They treat you like a number--like you have no feelings or the ability to think for yourself. Epilepsy is a huge CURSE--I feel bad about hating it because I know it could be a lot worse---but I HATE the medications and I think once you start all of them it is a life long addiction---you cannot ever get off of them! They should tell you this about anti-deppresants, anti-seizure drugs etc. before they prescribe them. It is not fair how they had them out without telling you how addictive they are and the terrible side effects that these drugs have.
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I have been taking Lamictal and Keppra for 3 years now, I've been more depressed now more then ever.

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It is a curse, and doctors don't have a healing, only in rare cases, a cure.

http://christianity.about.com/od/depressionan...

Jesus Christ is the only true healer I know, but that is my own personal experience as being valid and real.

God bless you and I hope you do get your healing.

I have been tortured in my body and mind, so I know what you must be going through. Thank God I am well now. Mental torment is as bad or worse than physical pain but when they are combined, it's maddening.

My friend had seizures, and she was healed and delivered and hasn't had one since.

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