Popular Painkillers — Depressing News

Epilepsy Talk

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.

Do you take Advil or Motrin or Aleve?

Well, the researchers found that people taking these NSAIDs (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs) were significantly less likely to get results from their SSRI (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors) antidepressants.

The key word here is “significantly.” It’s not like Advil turned Prozac totally off.  Plus, a lot more research is needed.

But, if I get a pounding headache, I’m personally going to pop an NSAID, because Tylenol is a whole lot scarier.

However, if I had major arthritis plus depression, I’d take this research seriously…

According to a report published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the effectiveness of SSRI antidepressants is reduced by 15% when…

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