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Popular Painkillers — Depressing News

January 30, 2021

If you thought you were depressed before, wait till you finish this paragraph.

Researchers say popular painkillers could block the effects of antidepressants like Celexa, Zoloft, Paxil, Prozac or Lexapro…

This means YOU or a loved one.

Popular Painkillers — Depressing News

April 27, 2011

Popping an aspirin or ibuprofen may seem like a good idea when you have a minor ache or pain. But these NSAIDs (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs), could be affecting your antidepressant. And not in a good way.

Especially if you’re taking a popular SSRI (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor) like Celexa, Zoloft, Paxil, Prozac or Lexapro.

According to a new report published April 25, in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the effectiveness of SSRI antidepressants was reduced by 15% when taken alongside anti-inflammatory drugs…

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    Phylis Feiner Johnson

    Phylis Feiner Johnson

    I've been a professional copywriter for over 35 years. I also had epilepsy for decades. My mission is advocacy; to increase education, awareness and funding for epilepsy research. Together, we can make a huge difference. If not changing the world, at least helping each other, with wisdom, compassion and sharing.

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