Get the CD..."Help I can't get off my Anti depressant" by Dr. Ann Tracy....
Here is part of what she says:
Keep in mind that we know that one single 30 mg dose of prozac given to someone who's never taken it before and who may never take it again. Just one single 30 mg dose will double the body's level of cortisol. Cortisol is the hormone that designates when the body is in stress. When an individual is in stress the cortisol level goes up. The doubling of the cortisol level with one dose of prozac is a shockingly powerful negative effect on the entire system. She says she is convinced that this huge increase in cortisol comes from the stress neuro hormone, seratonin. She thinks she will see even higher levels on the newer AD's, exp paxil.
With this in mind we see that the body suffers extreme stress as a result of these seratonergic AD's, in fact most people after being on these drugs show all the signs of post traumatic stress syndrome. Stress is very detrimental to the body, as is cortisol.
This can weaken the immune system. Your energy supply is depleted. You lose your ability to cope. The excess adrenalin flow lowers the level of consciousness. Mania, depression, seizures and cancer can all be induced by a series of constant stressors, even mild stressors that are continuous.