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Lexapro For Hot Flashes Medical Victimization

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Lexapro for Hot Flashes - Medical Victimization or a Joke?
(link to original article) by Jeffrey Dach MD

An NIH funded trial at the University of Pennsylvania found marginal efficacy for Lexapro compared to placebo for relief of hot flashes. Lexapro for Hot Flashes is merely another example of the medical victimization of women.  SSRI antidepressants (Prozac, Zoloft, Lexapro, etc) were shown to be no better than placebo for depression (JAMA 2010;303(1):47-53 ). 

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Medical Research Reaches a New Low Point

This new JAMA study by Ellen W Freeman shows that Lexapro is "marginally" more effective than placebo for Hot Flashes.  This is laughable.  Surely you must be joking? SSRI drugs are addictive drugs with adverse side effects including loss of sexual function, akasthesias, agitation, movement disorders and violence and suicide. See this message board to read hundreds messages describing Lexapro adverse effects.

Abruptly stopping Lexapro (Escitalopram) may cause withdrawal symptoms such as "electric shock" sensations (also known as "brain shivers" or "brain zaps"), dizziness, acute depressions and irritability, as well as akathisia.

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NIH Funded Study

This JAMA study is a cruel farce and a hoax. Why is the NIH using public funds for this kind of study?  This is an outrage.  What will they study next? Rat poison or drain cleaner for relief of hot flashes?  This JAMA study reveals that medical research has reached a new low point in the history of western medicine.

SSRI drugs are addictive chemicals that do not address the hormone deficiency of menopause.  To suggest them as a treatment for hormone deficiency is ludicrous, and creates a new population of women as medical victims.

Correct and Effective Treatment : BioIdentical Hormones

The proper, correct and effective treatment for hot flashes and all other menopausal symptoms is bioidentical hormones.  A biodentical hormone program is safe and effective.  Synthetic Hormones are associated with increased risk of cancer and heart disease.  On the other hand, Bioidentical Hormones are safe and not associated with increased cancer or heart disease.

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Jeffrey Dach MD is a physician and author of two books, Natural Medicine 101, and Bioidentical Hormones 101, both available on Amazon, or as a free e-book on his web sites. Dr. Dach is founder and chief medical officer of TrueMedMD, a clinic in (more...)

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