Author Topic: SSRIs used to treat COVID  (Read 501 times)

[Buddie]

SSRIs used to treat COVID
« on: January 18, 2022, 08:44:39 am »
I don't watch much TV anymore, but I am an avid podcast listener. I hear some doctors are using SSRIs (off-label), mostly Prozac, as a therapeutic for COVID-19. Yikes! :o I think I will pass. Can you imagine if they did a study that said benzos helped. Who would want to go there?
Suggestions, opinions and/or advice provided by the author of this post should not be regarded as medical advice; nor should it substitute for professional medical care. Consult your doctor before making any changes to your medication. Please read our Community Policy Documents board for further information.

[Buddie]

Re: SSRIs used to treat COVID
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2022, 05:31:40 pm »
I agree. One thing that this whole experience has taught me is to take ownership of my health and make informed decisions. I am not saying I don't trust doctors or anything like that but I have learned the hard way that I cannot blindly trust where pharmaceuticals are concerned.

Now, every time I hear someone mention a Benzo, I pipe in and talk about the dangers of these drugs. A little off your topic...

Suggestions, opinions and/or advice provided by the author of this post should not be regarded as medical advice; nor should it substitute for professional medical care. Consult your doctor before making any changes to your medication. Please read our Community Policy Documents board for further information.

[Buddie]

Re: SSRIs used to treat COVID
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2022, 06:03:07 pm »
I hear ya [...] and I agree. When I was still working, I used to tell all my co-workers (frequently) to try to never take benzos longterm or let their children take them. I would say to them look at what this stuff has done to me so avoid if you can and spare yourself a lifetime of suffering.

It is always best to be proactive and learn from the mistakes of others and avoid ever going through this in the 1st place.
Suggestions, opinions and/or advice provided by the author of this post should not be regarded as medical advice; nor should it substitute for professional medical care. Consult your doctor before making any changes to your medication. Please read our Community Policy Documents board for further information.

[Buddie]

Re: SSRIs used to treat COVID
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2022, 06:43:08 pm »
I think they do include benzos as part of a Covid protocol, not to treat the virus to but to help people with the symptoms.  I wonder how many are long-term screwed up from it.
Suggestions, opinions and/or advice provided by the author of this post should not be regarded as medical advice; nor should it substitute for professional medical care. Consult your doctor before making any changes to your medication. Please read our Community Policy Documents board for further information.

[Buddie]

Re: SSRIs used to treat COVID
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2022, 08:10:44 pm »
Yikes again [...].
Suggestions, opinions and/or advice provided by the author of this post should not be regarded as medical advice; nor should it substitute for professional medical care. Consult your doctor before making any changes to your medication. Please read our Community Policy Documents board for further information.

[Buddie]

Re: SSRIs used to treat COVID
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2022, 08:19:03 pm »
I think they do include benzos as part of a Covid protocol, not to treat the virus to but to help people with the symptoms.  I wonder how many are long-term screwed up from it.

I wonder how many of the 848,000 u.s. related covid deaths-to-date patients, including those on respirators, wish they had not been treated with benzodiazepines and other anesthesia medicines during their remaining days and hours?   
Suggestions, opinions and/or advice provided by the author of this post should not be regarded as medical advice; nor should it substitute for professional medical care. Consult your doctor before making any changes to your medication. Please read our Community Policy Documents board for further information.

[Buddie]

Re: SSRIs used to treat COVID
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2022, 09:06:37 pm »
I think they do include benzos as part of a Covid protocol, not to treat the virus to but to help people with the symptoms.  I wonder how many are long-term screwed up from it.

I wonder how many of the 848,000 u.s. related covid deaths-to-date patients, including those on respirators, wish they had not been treated with benzodiazepines and other anesthesia medicines during their remaining days and hours?

There is definitely a place for them if a person is dying.  But I know there are a lot of people who were treated outpatient and given benzos and now have to deal with the fallout.  Obviously not everyone has trouble with them.  But I know one BB who was put on them for Covid and she regrets it now.
Suggestions, opinions and/or advice provided by the author of this post should not be regarded as medical advice; nor should it substitute for professional medical care. Consult your doctor before making any changes to your medication. Please read our Community Policy Documents board for further information.

[Buddie]

Re: SSRIs used to treat COVID
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2022, 10:01:42 pm »
Fluvoxamine (Luvox) has shown good anti-viral activity against covid-19. You only take it a handful of days early on in the infection.

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34851510/

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/covid-antidepressant-fluvoxamine-drug-hospital-death

As much trouble as meds have caused me, if I were in a somewhat higher risk category and got covid, I wouldn't really hesitate to take luvox for a few days. Just my opinion. Every med has side effects as does getting covid. All you can do is decide which one is the higher risk given your circumstances.

Suggestions, opinions and/or advice provided by the author of this post should not be regarded as medical advice; nor should it substitute for professional medical care. Consult your doctor before making any changes to your medication. Please read our Community Policy Documents board for further information.

[Buddie]

Re: SSRIs used to treat COVID
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2022, 05:33:01 am »
I have been thinking about this. The SSRIs are probably ok to take short-term for COVID until you recover. After you recover, I would then stop taking them.
Suggestions, opinions and/or advice provided by the author of this post should not be regarded as medical advice; nor should it substitute for professional medical care. Consult your doctor before making any changes to your medication. Please read our Community Policy Documents board for further information.

[Buddie]

Re: SSRIs used to treat COVID
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2022, 02:28:19 pm »
Prozac too
Suggestions, opinions and/or advice provided by the author of this post should not be regarded as medical advice; nor should it substitute for professional medical care. Consult your doctor before making any changes to your medication. Please read our Community Policy Documents board for further information.