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Cymbalta (duloxetine) the killer drug

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This is taken from Scoop web site and needs to be passed around. I hope others dont mind.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0902/S00380.htm

It was reported on scoop yesterday about another new wonder drugs. But as usual it is just another false promise for suffers off many illnesses such as Cronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Cronic Pain etc.

In fact as shown in the article it is a killer drug.

A quote from the article :

"Last January, a Texas man prescribed Cymbalta for peripheral neuropathy because of a job that required him to be on his feet all day with no history mental problems "had a normal day at work, drove home, said he was going to grab a sandwich to his wife, and went and shot himself," his family wrote a reporter."

I post this to widen the knowledge of those struggling with long term illness and long term hope and their helpers,supportors and friends. It is bad enough that we struggle through each day with many not understanding or seeing our pain and fatigue but this type of false hope is terrible.

There is no cure for many of these things but we can learn to live better lives with care and love for ourselves and from others.

Thanks

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Comments

Re: Cymbalta (duloxetine) the killer drug

Does anyone know of a link between Duloxetine and suicides in NZ?

Re: Cymbalta (duloxetine) the killer drug

Should we wait for there to be if there has not been? It is the same drug. Seems we measure success in how many die these days. What difference does it make which country people live in?

The signs are there. Heed them or not.

Re: Cymbalta (duloxetine) the killer drug

Who's waiting?
Duloxetine is prescribed for depression.
Its supposed to work on depressed people.
But if it is prescribed for non-depressed people and kills them then we should find out and act to stop it.