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I'm Eileen.

I started taking Prozac in 1999 to help me deal with a difficult divorce.

That Christmas I remember being at my parents and I confided to my sister that I felt like I was "climbing the walls!" So much so, I asked her to call NHS Direct.

By the year 2000 I had developed a full-blown psychosis. And within a month of this had become homeless, lost care and control of my children and had been completely ostracised by friends and family.

I tried a number of different SSRI's over the course of the next nine years. Each time I came off them, I became psychotic. Each time I lost my home and my carefully reconstructed life affecting my financial security and alienation from friends and family. 

One of the worst times was when I ended up homeless on the streets of Plymouth. 

Throughout this whole tumultuous time I managed, against all the odds, to maintain contact with my precious sons Sam and Joe.

Finally after an admission to a psychiatric ward in 2009, I was given a diagnosis of Bi-Polar Disorder.

What is interesting is that since then I have never taken or been offered further SSRI's and have not had an episode since then.

On my GP's screen it says: Bi-Polar Disorder-Full Remission.
Does this mean that I no longer have it?

Click here to read more accounts of stolen lives.

Eileen became psychotic from antidepressants

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