Happy Mothers Day to Y’all!!
What would I wish for on Mothers Day? Let’s see…. world peace? Yep. No more starving children would be right up there. Both good choices but I’ll let the other activists do their thing in those areas and I’ll just tackle something a little closer to home. A little more in my own backyard so to speak. What I wish for Mothers Day is for all Mums/Moms to watch this video – NUMB, THE DOCUMENTARY. Yep. That would make me one happy Mum.
It would make me one happy Mum because it might get you to question. It might make you take a really good look at how what you once thought was an innocuous little pill prescribed by a very learned doctor, may not be all it was cracked up to be.
It’s an honest, poignant story about a man trying to get off Paxil (Seroxat) who starts to question his own sanity while doing so. For those of us who have either been through a withdrawal and/or have done our homework and are familiar with the fact that withdrawal from these drugs can produce a worsening condition (worse than the condition you originally started taking the medication for) this will come as no surprise. However for the unsuspecting number of people, whom I believe to be in the majority, this film will be a real eye-opener….and that’s a good thing.
Even though he is an informed man, he still questions himself as to whether it’s the drug withdrawal (euphemistically classified “discontinuation syndrome” by the pharmaceutical industry) or the ‘illness’ coming back. Which leads me to the reason why I would like all Mothers to watch this film.
If a mature, sensible and articulate man is having trouble controlling his emotions coming off this drug, how on earth would a child react? A little soul in an undeveloped body – impulsive and inarticulate at the best of times? What is this drug doing to his body/mind in the meantime? I think it would be more like hell on earth.
This is a short clip from the documentary:
You can either rent or buy the documentary HERE.
Please do your homework before putting your child on a prescribed medication. Drugs such as:
Celexa, Lexapro, Luvox, Prozac, Ritalin, Prozac, Xanax, Anafranil, Elavil, Norpramin, Pamelor, Sinequan, Surmontil, Parnate, Nardil, Marplan, Cymbalta, Effexor, Remeron, Wellbutrin, Desyrel, Vyvanse, Daytrana, Quillivant, Norpramin, Adderall, Concerta, Dexedrine, Focalin, Metadate, Methylin, ,Tofranil, Catapres, Duraclon, Kapvay, Nexiclon, Tenex, Strattera, Intuniv, Kapvay, Abilify……..to name a few.
Look at the side effects. Here are informative sites that I know of:
Psychiatric medication can be dangerous. You owe it to them to watch this documentary and for what it’s worth …….you’d make me one really happy Mum today.