Doxycycline and Stephen O’Neill

May, 20, 2020 | 11 Comments


  1. Thank you for this Masterclass in the preparation and presentation of EXPERT Medico-legal,

    We read, and listen to so much ‘evidence-debased medicine’.

  2. The ‘Jungle’ of the ‘SS’ …

    A touch of Mowgli..

    Instead, the coroner ruled (using an anachronistic phrase not often heard nowadays) that Stephen

    “took his own life while the balance of his mind was disturbed.”

    ‘unless the medication she was put on disturbed the balance of her mind. But what does ‘disturb the balance of your mind’ mean?

    Editorial note: In 1962, Sylvia Plath committed suicide a week after going on phenelzine, an antidepressant. She had two young children, making her death close to inexplicable – unless the medication she was put on disturbed the balance of her mind. But what does ‘disturb the balance of your mind’ mean?

    In this account, another Sylvia put on doxycycline gives one of the best accounts there is of how easy it can be to slip away. Several weeks ago a RxISK story outlined the data linking doxycycline to suicide. This account is certain to make that data seem much more terrifying.

    “It’s frightening to think that a tablet I take for acne can make me want to take my own life. It’s even more frightening that I nearly didn’t make the connection.”

    In 2013, Dr David Healy published a list of “Drugs that can trigger and cause suicide or homicide”

    Anti-Infectives: Mefloquine [aka Lariam]; Doxycyline [Doryx]; D-cycloserine [Seromycin]; Fluoroquinolones [Levaquin, Cipro]; Oseltamivir [Tamiflu].

    “The experience wasn’t fatal in my case, but others haven’t been so lucky.”

    Stephen’s voice called the SS – the Secrets of Seroxat and the Secrets of Sertraline – the doctors were flailing around … with behavioural toxicity

    …following a course of doxycycline. …

  3. My first experience of akathisia was from one tablet of Sertraline and one tablet of Nytol. Within hours was in an horrific state that I couldn’t explain with words. In the early hours I was in the A&E of a local hospital pacing everywhere – a junior doctor tapped both my knees and then told me there was nothing wrong with me and that she would write to my GP and discharged me. That letter got me a visit from a psychiatrist, nurse and social worker more psych drugs and a decent into utter horror and vile abuse in a psych ‘hospital’ which went on for a year. I later discovered that both Sertaline and valerian – found in Nytol – inhibit/block important CYP450 enzymes. And if you think it’s over when you are finally discharged think again, you are never free of psych. You are now primed for further bouts unless you are very very careful. It’s not just a question of staying off psych drugs – ofcourse you can’t do that if a psychiatrist get’s hold of you, you’re getting the drugs. You have to be very aware of any stresses and situations that can cause anxiety to become an issue.

  4. If the harm done by antidepressants were acknowledged by coroners etc. it would undermine social control. Those not conforming (e.g. social behaviour or taking time off work) are treated with the sledgehammer of drugs because it’s the quickest way to control behaviour. The ‘mental health’ system (including GPs) is about power, not health (the deceit of the medical language-‘health’ ‘diagnosis’ ‘treatment’ regarding emotional distress/ behaviour is Kafkaesque).Victims of the system are ‘heads on sticks’ to keep the rest of society in line. (That industries and professions feed off them is secondary). The individual and understanding real causes of distress/behaviour is irrelevant.
    To control behaviour, victims are degraded by ‘diagnosis’ (not diagnosis at all and unscientific) which involves ignoring real causes of distress and lying (the lie of the ‘chemical imbalance’ in psychiatry and the lie in clinical psychology about causal false beliefs) which means the person is seen as having no agency and should not be listened to or believed. (Despite no proper mental capacity assessments ever taking place). Assessment information is distorted to fit with these erroneous theories of cause. Since no one wants the shame of such (loaded) diagnoses, the latter serve as an effective deterrent for those who may stop conforming. These false diagnoses are used to coerce patients into taking drugs. Drugs are ‘chemical straightjackets’ for emotions/behaviour but also serve to invalidate (punish) consideration of real but inconvenient causes of distress. For the depressed, being emotionally numb does not prevent them working (but does prevent any agency in addressing real causes of original distress). In the mental health system coercion ultimately takes, in the case of confinement (sans legal rights), the form of ‘psychiatric rape’ – see psychiatrist Thomas Szasz) – clearly punitive. Psychiatrists know drugs harm, continuing to coerce when drugs are clearly causing e.g. heart problems (GPs are involved in this) so they are unlikely to be concerned about akathisia. (It is not just that acknowledging side effects would remove power to use drugs – side-effects are also part of the punishment/deterrent). In ‘hospitals’ akathisia controls social behaviour by increasing focus on its torture, so making people less challenging about their inhumane treatment – so doctors ignore it. Pacing associated with akathisia is like a ‘tarring and feathering’ (patients look ‘mad’ after taking medication, not before)-for some psychiatrists this is just part of the punishment. Even if treatment is provided for akathisia it’s only to persuade the person to keep taking the offending medication (although persuasion is little used before force). If the person manages to stop medication, the treatment for akathisia is immediately withdrawn, despite the evidence that akathisia persists. These attitudes from the mental health system pervade GP practice.
    Guidelines, by omitting side effects help deceive the public that their emotional wellbeing and health matters.
    It is the myth of mental illness and how this serves powerful groups- state, employers etc by justifying the use of punitive measures as the most effective and efficient form of social control that needs to be challenged. Maybe the state’s response to coronavirus will help people realise that their health per se is irrelevant and that the mental health system /GPs threaten us all.

    • In 1920 Karl Binding (academic lawyer) and Alfred Hoche (psychiatrist) wrote a treaty: Die Freigabe der Vernichtung lebensunwerten Lebens (“Allowing the Destruction of Life Unworthy of Living”) used by the Nazi’s to justify their Aktion T4 mass murder program. In this they seek to rationalise and normalise state backed murder using considerations of the nature of suicide and the debasement of humans:

      “Proof of the illegality of suicide could only be obtained from the exact proof of the positive law on homicide. But the material is missing wherever suicide is not punishable or is otherwise unequivocally identified as a crime. Or it could result from legally established premises.”

      “So not only is there no evidence for the crime nature of suicide, but even today no suicide and none of his judges even remotely see a forbidden act in suicide and really put it on a line with murder and homicide.”

      Karl Binding

      Now think of that today in the context of psychiatric high dose polypharmacy drug toxicity inducing Akathisia/Toxic Psychosis causing suicide and homicide (see Catherine Clarke) and the Cytochrome P450 gene test that can predict an individuals inability to metabolise and the 200 or so drugs that can cause Akathisia/Toxic Psychosis (see David Healy) and the fact that almost no one in the UK is given this test that has been around for more than twenty years, which used in a court of law could pretty much prove the ‘crime nature of suicide’. No wonder that psychiatry doesn’t want this test for everyone.

      And then this kind of human debasement thinking:

      “The most essential thing is the lack of the possibility to become aware of one’s own personality, the lack of self-confidence. The spiritually dead are on an intellectual level, which we only find deep down in the animal series, and the emotions do not rise above the line of the most elementary processes linked to animal life.”

      Alfred Hoche

      Now fast forward to our time:

      “The thing about acute serious mental illness is that people are not behaving badly, they are beyond any moral consideration, they are behaving in a very seriously mentally disorder way, it always reminds me of when they use to prosecute pigs for eating apples in your orchard.”

      Forensic psychiatrist Tony Maiden 2015

      In 1939 Gerhard Kretschmars father sent a request to Adolf Hitler to be allowed to put his disabled son ‘to sleep’. Hitler sent his personal physician Karl Brandt to administer a lethal barbiturate dose. Days later, 15 psychiatrists were ordered to Hitlers Chancellery and told a secret forced euthanasia program was to be rolled out code named T4, after the street address of it’s activities. Six ‘hospitals’ were used to mass murder psychiatric patients at: Brandenberg, Grefeneck, Hartheim, Sonnenstein, Bernburg and Hadamar and later 300 other psychiatric institutions.

      These centers served as training for the Schutzstaffel (SS) who later constructed larger killing centers (Auschwitz, Treblinka, etc.) German psychiatrists tried a number of methods to implement their T4 ‘euthanasia’ program – barbiturate injections, including a sub-lethal dose to induce pneumonia just so the psychiatrists could state pneumonia as a cause of death to the family, firing squads, starvation or freezing, gassing with truck exhaust, gassing with CO gas developed by psychiatrist Werner Heyde M.D.and used in the holocaust. The psychiatrists had gas chambers constructed in Mental Health institutions made to look like shower rooms where MH patients were killed, their bodies dragged out, their brains cut out and their bodies burnt.

      The SS the most heinous and murderous Nazi criminals were taught by psychiatry – a so called medical profession – how to mass murder in these 6 ‘hospitals’ the techniques were then used in the holocaust, indeed it was an extension of what psychiatry did. Prior to this 1934-1939 the psychiatrists forced 400,000 sterilizations. Psychiatry had brought eugenics to life in Germany. Admired by Hitler, America had already set up eugenics organisations looking to implement forced sterilizations: American Breeders Association, Human Betterment Foundation, The Race Betterment Society, America Eugenics society, Immigration Restriction League and the most important of all – The Eugenics Records Office at Coldspring Harbor Long Island New York founded by Mary Harriman and Charles B. Davenport, funded by Harriman rail baron wealth and later The Rockefeller Foundation and Carnegie Institute.

      Also by the 1920’s Rockefeller was funding German eugenicist psychiatry – The Kaiser Wilhelm Institute of Anthropology of Human Heredity & Eugenics.(KWI-A) The director was eugenicist psychiatrist Ernst Rüdin, a principle architect of mass sterilization and mass murder known as Aktion T4. Rüdin along with many other psychiatrists and fellow eugenicists Otmar Freiherr von Verschuer and Franz Josef Kallmann both directors of KWI-A were not brought to justice after the war. This happened because American eugenics $ power had funded German eugenics. In the horror aftermath of the concentration camps, the top German psychiatrists could hold a silver mirror to the Americans, during the the Nuremberg trials they could point out American eugenics funding to themselves and to their own US forced sterilization and probably the plans for eugenicide using gas chambers:

      “Carnegie-supported 1911 “Preliminary Report of the Committee of the Eugenic Section of the American Breeder’s Association to Study and to Report on the Best Practical Means for Cutting Off the Defective Germ-Plasm in the Human Population.” Point eight was euthanasia. ”

      “The most commonly suggested method of eugenicide in America was a “lethal chamber” or public locally operated gas chambers.”

      The eugenicists/geneticists are particularly interested in twins, in their view, to study environmental social influence difference between them in relation to their shared genetic influence of traits.

      In a letter to his wife in 1946 Allied investigator Leo Alexander wrote:

      “It sometimes seems as if the Nazis had taken special pains in making practically every nightmare come true. Some new evidence has come in where two doctors in Berlin, one a man and the other a woman, collected eyes of different colour. It seems that the concentration camps were combed for people whose one eye had a slightly different color than the other. Who ever [sic] was unlucky enough to possess such a pair of slightly unequal eyes had them cut out and was killed, the eyes being sent to Berlin. This is the carrying out into reality of an old gruesome German fairy tale which is included in the Tales of Hoffmann, where Dr Coppelius posing as a sandman comes at night and cuts out children’s eyes when they are tired. The grim part of the story is that Doctors von Verschuer and [Karin] Magnussen in Berlin did prefer children and particularly twins. There is no end to this nightmare, at least 23 are being tried now and, I trust, the others will follow later.”

      An appalling irony that Rockefeller who funded KWI-A – Karin Magnussen also worked at KWI-A – also recently funded the Museum of Modern Art New York to the tune of $400 million – considered one of the most important visual (eyes) art institutions in the world.

      If there was ever a time to abolish and outlaw psychiatry for major crimes against humanity it was after WW2. But what happened was all around evil, monsters the like of Donald Ewen Cameron – he of Project MK Ultra torture methods – techniques born of William Sargent British monster brain butcher ‘esteemed’ psychiatrist – assessing the German ‘esteemed’ psychiatric monsters in Nuremberg at the request of UK’s Tavistock psychological warfare set-up.

      So what we have now is psychiatry unchecked and obsessed with drugging people. The three Sackler family ‘esteemed’ brothers Arthur, Mortimer and Raymond were all psychiatrists, also massively funding the cream of the art world.

      Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, sets out what the Sackler family did via their Purdue Pharma:

      “1.Dangerous opioid drugs are killing people across Massachusetts. Prescription medicines, which are supposed to protect our health, are instead ruining people’s lives. Every community in our Commonwealth suffers from the epidemic of addiction and death.

      2.Purdue Pharma created the epidemic and profited from it through a web of illegal deceit. First, Purdue deceived Massachusetts doctors and patients to get more and more people on its dangerous drugs. Second, Purdue misled them to use higher and more dangerous doses. Third, Purdue deceived them to stay on its drugs for longer and more harmful periods of time. All the while, Purdue peddled falsehoods to keep patients away from safer alternatives. Even when Purdue knew people in Massachusetts were addicted and dying, Purdue treated doctors and their patients as targets to sell more drugs. At the top of Purdue, a small group of executives led the deception and pocketed millions of dollars.

      3.On behalf of the Commonwealth, the Attorney General asks the Court to end Purdue’s illegal conduct and make Purdue and its culpable executives pay for the harm they inflicted in our state.”

      I’ll leave you with a quote from UK home treatment team consultant psychiatrist Dr Derek Tracy also part of the UK Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs and advocate of “Evolutionary” Psychiatry 2019:

      “Most people who take drugs are not particularly harmed by them.”

  5. The easy life
    The wealthy life
    of The Coroner under Pharmagods of Prey.

    What about those lovely people, old and young…Pharmagods of Prey do not care.
    They try to justify their prescribed poisons and devalue the beautiful people now gone.

    How dare they!

    The Pharma Industry like Psychiatry is an Industry…
    Would one put some tainted oil into their car…No…But it seems to be OK for doctors to prescribe toxic drugs to human beings…
    Pharmagods of Prey are interested ONLY in their profit margins…

    Rest in Peace the Lost Souls as your realise now that the drugs do exactly what it says on the Pack ‘Suicide Ideation’.

    Governments need to wake up to Protect the vulnerable…but will they as Pharma Colonies take control everywhere!

  6. David – this describes changes have been made since the cases you documented in 2011 – is there any hope for optimism resulting from the regulation 28 report in the last case you have described -as it happened after 2015? (There are examples of reports andoutcomes on this site)

    Re What Do You Know’ historic FOI requests…………..
    ‘As you may be aware from 1 April 2015 CQC is the lead enforcement body for health
    and safety incidents in the health and social care sector
    Regulation 28 of the Coroners (Investigations) Regulations 2013 gives Coroners a
    power to issue a prevention of future death report during but most commonly at the
    conclusion of an inquest.
    Regulation 28 Reports (R28 Reports) are issued by Coroners when the Coroner
    remains concerned that, despite evidence given by witnesses including the registered
    provider, similar incidents could reoccur.
    A R28 Report is not a record of historic concerns related to the death; it is a court
    record of current serious concerns. R28 Reports contain important and credible
    intelligence for CQC. They must be taken seriously as these reports are about risk
    and inform our management of risk.
    R28 Reports are not exclusive to deaths in the health and social care sector but apply to
    all inquests.

    • Suzanne

      Don’t hold your breath – there have been lots of Regulation 28 reports about Antidepressants that get dismissed with a phrase like the wonderful MHRA are keeping all this under active review.


  7. Griseofulvin was prescribed to me and within a week I became suicidal, tired, low energy but not depressed. I could not stop looking at option to end my life. My wife found out the link of the anti-fungal and suicide. I stopped it and 2 days later the symptoms stopped abruptly. I could not believe it and several days later re-started Griseofulvin, within 3 days the suicidal came back and a day and a half after stop, it suddenly stopped.
    I thorough search finally suggested possible mechanism: dopamine synthesis inhibition that eventually caused weakness of anti-gravitational muscles followed by severe apathy and loss of survival instinct. Then I found that low dopamine will affect Glutamate system and trigger the suicide. That is the current idea of Glutamate and suicide and ketamine…

  8. “The arrested suspect, Khairi Saadallah, 25, had been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and an emotionally unstable personality disorder.”

    ‘paroxetine and sertraline are licensed specifically for the treatment of PTSD.’

    We can expect more horror shows.

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