Dr Google

In an attempt to try and find out what is going on with me, I thought I would do some research on the tablets I am on.

The thing is, I am not a trained professional in anyway when it comes to tablets, but I do know that when something goes wrong in some way, people will write about it.

I found a few things, which stated that the tablets Brintellix can cause suicidial thoughts in people under 25, well as much as I can try and convince myself and other people I am not under 25.

I did find one other account of an older gentleman who also had these same thoughts, more worryingly though for me, is that he also is having the same physical symptoms I have been having that I put down to some type of bug.

However as Abraham  Lincoln once said you can’t trust everything you read on the internet 😉

I am unsure what to do now, I am going to go back to the doctor and explain what I have found, hopefully they can ease my fears, but I can’t keep living like this anymore.

Its not just my head either, I feel sick most of the time, I get hot really quickly, a lot of it is the physical symptoms that I am dealing with and if it doesn’t have anything to do with the tablets then maybe she can help me figure out what the hell it is

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18 Responses to Dr Google

  1. Candice says:

    I’m glad you’re going to the doctor. My daughter has much the same problems, though she’s not on the same medication as you. It’s best to keep the doctor informed. Take care.

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  2. Suze says:

    I am a former drug counselor and as such have many hours of medication classes, most especially on the interactions between psychotropic drugs. If you have any of the following symptoms please contact your doctor as they are signs of a reaction to the drug: gas, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, itching (most especially itching or a rash on the extremities), abnormal dreams, suicidal ideation. Also, Brintellix may interact with monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), SSRIs, SNRIs, triptans, buspirone, tramadol, tryptophan, bupropion, fluoxetine, paroxetine, quinidine, rifampicin, carbamazepine, or phenytoin. If you are on ANY of these scripts, the brintellix enhances the effects of the others taken concurrently. Hope you find relief soon. Talk to your doctor about it all before you make any medication changes though. Weaning off an anti-anxiety drug is sometimes necessary.

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  3. Donnalee says:

    It does sound good to discuss it with your doctor. It puzzles me that you say ‘someone else recommended it’ and that the doctor didn’t know what the heck it is. That sounds puzzling to me. Good luck with it, and I hope the doctor can figure it out.

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    • I meant the psychologist, but couldn’t remember how to spell it (I just googled it) they don’t communicate with each other,, apart from through my medical notes


      • Donnalee says:

        Got it. That sounds better than some other mystery source of drugs! That person should know what the side effects are likely to be too–good luck fioguring it out. Meds make me really ill, so I don’t take them. Did i ever recommend pointofreturn.com a nonprofit that helps people come off prescription stuff using nutrition…? They sell supplements, but may have info for you about this drug.

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      • I shall have a look thank you and yeah should of been slightly clearer on who is recommending the drugs. In the UK, we might not just has one doctor or one psychologist, we might see a range of them depending on who is free, makes it difficult to try and build a bond, but also free healthcare


      • Donnalee says:

        Same in the US–people get drugs from various doctors and also from psychiatrists, since psychologists can’t prescribe here.

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      • learn something new everyday 🙂

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  4. manyofus1980 says:

    are these fairly new tablets? I never heard of them before. is brintalix the brand name in the UK? Ireland and the UK usually have the same names for things. xoxo

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  5. I’ve experienced hot flashes and word loss.

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