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|01-23-2009, 07:02 PM||#1|
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Northern California
Prozac/Fluoxetine & HF Acid
Hydrofluoric acid is a solution of hydrogen fluoride in water. It is a weak acid. Hydrogen fluoride, often in the aqueous form as hydrofluoric acid, is a valued source of fluorine, being the precursor to numerous pharmaceuticals (e.g., Prozac). Hydrofluoric acid is extemely corrosive and a contact poison. It should be handled with extreme care, beyond that accorded to other mineral acids, in part because of its low dissociation constant, which allows HF to penetrate tissue more quickly. Symptoms of exposure to hydrofluoric acid may not be immediately evident. HF interferes with nerve function and burns may not initially be painful. Accidental exposures can go unnoticed, delaying treatment and increasing the extent and seriousness of the injury. HF is known to etch bone, and since it penetrates the skin it can weaken bones without destroying the skin. More seriously, it can absorb into blood through skin and react with blood calcium, causing cardiac arrest. Hydrogen fluoride is generated upon combustion of many fluorine-containing compounds such as products containing Viton and Teflon parts. Hydrogen fluoride converts immediately to hydrofluoric acid upon contact with liquid water.
So nice of them to make Prozac out of this wonderful poison. This is also why teflon is probably good to avoid unless you feel your bones are too dense.
Prior to fluoxetine, I ingested a few MAOI cocktails, and had used various stimulants (ephedra) years ago. This is likely why I reacted so badly to this drug.
7/14/08 - Severe reaction to Prozac & Ativan!
7/15/08 - Discontinued all meds!
First 2 years:
Extreme agitation & akathisia
Unable to understand people
Severe negative thoughts.
Constant restlessness inside, anxiety & agitation, and anhedonia.
Now: 85% stable