Prozac Causes Adrenaline Overload = Violent and Suicidal Behavior
The SSRI drugs are very dangerous and in many cases completely useless! It is not just fluoxetine – Prozac, it is the all SSRIs which are so popular even though they have much higher risks than possible gains.
How is that possible that medicine and the doctors are so obsessed with prescribing these drugs even though scientific data and mostly clinical results already proved they don’t work nowhere near as expected.
The theory of low serotonin levels in the brain as cause of depression is silly and everyone who knows how the body works can not believe that increasing the serotonin levels will cure depression.
Depression is associated just partially with serotonin.
The huge part of the pathophysiology depends on increased inflammation (TNF-alpha) and ineffective dopaminergic pathways as well as adrenergic system (adrenaline and norepinephrine) dysregulation.
Prozac increases plasma adrenaline levels
The SSRI drugs cause plasma increase in serotonin levels – that’s the common sense and scientifically proved!
However, the researchers decided to find out how does the fluoxetine (Prozac) affect the plasma levels of norepinephrine, adrenaline and dopamine in people affected by major depression. The scientists concluded that plasma levels of noradrenaline, adrenaline and dopamine significantly increased after acute and chronic treatment with fluoxetine which lasted for 40 days.
Where is the point to call this drug a SSRI (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor) if it significantly increases the other neurotransmitters, too?
SSRI drugs don’t work without proper noradrenaline and adrenaline production
The scientific data proved that noradrenaline/adrenaline deficient mouse do not respond to antidepressive drugs including the most popular SSRIs – fluoxetine (Prozac), sertraline (Zoloft) and paroxetine (Paxil). The noradrenaline/adrenaline deficiency was simulated by disruption of dopamine β-hydroxylase gene which is involved in epinephrine (adrenaline) and norepinephrine (noradrenaline) synthesis.
Yes, this is the way how these SSRI drugs actually work!
It is not about the serotonin or some other stupid mode of action… It is fraud!
The effect of the SSRIs is mediated mostly by the catecholamines like adrenaline, noradrenaline and dopamine.
Adrenal fatigue, adrenaline, anxiety and depression
As you can see there is no “adrenal fatigue” in depressed people since their bodies are able to produce more adrenaline. The problem is that taking the SSRI drug is dangerous as increased adrenaline levels may cause violent and suicidal behavior.
In “adrenal fatigue” the body knows that it is not the best option to produce more adrenaline in order to “give you energy, mental and mood boost”. It is not the way that the body wouldn’t be able to produce more adrenaline. The body don’t want to produce more adrenaline because of serious side-effects of having the high adrenaline levels acutely as well as long-term.
Keep in mind that it is not just about the blood levels of norepinephrine and epinephrine (adrenaline) even though norepinephrine levels are elevated in patients with depression. A lot of depends on the sensitivity of the adrenergic receptors!
In my opinion the sensitivity is what it is all about when we are dealing with long-term stress on a daily basis. The receptors get desensitized, the whole nervous system gets dysregulated and the body starts breaking down – anxiety, fatigue, depression, brain fog, digestive problems, inflammation,…
This is an interesting essay about the adrenaline effects on depression – http://mentalhealthdaily.com/2014/04/09/adrenaline-levels-and-depression-epinephrine-as-an-antidepressant/
Rhodiola rosea as natural alternative
Seriously, this is one of the best herbs you can get for mental performance and to improve the mood.
It is a much safer alternative to prescription drugs and many people had success with it in improving the mood and increasing the motivation. These effects on mood strongly suggest that Rhodiola rosea positively modulate the dopaminergic pathways.
People can feel the effects usually in 3 days.