My question involves an injury that occurred in the state of: NJ
A few years back when I was about 23 or 24, I had an anxiety attack that caused me to hyperventilate to the point where an ambulance needed to be called. It was the first time that ever happened, and I'd never seen a doctor for anxiety before that.
After that incident, I went to a doctor for young adults. She prescribed anti-depressants to me, which after time made me just hate life. I could not control these feelings. She tried lots of things with me. Lexapro was what I was on when I attempted suicide for the first time. I was thinking about it all day, and I made myself drink alot so that I may be able to try (sorry for these details). I did try (by taking lots of muy pills), and went to the hospital, and they said I'd be ok and sent me home.
The second time, I was also drinking alot, and had the same thing happen, but they admitted me to the psych ward for about a week. Tried all kinds of drugs with me, then sent me home.
The third time, I had not drank a thing. Just thought about it all day, and finally did it at night. I took every bottle of pills I had, and had my stomache pumped at the hospital. They kept me for another week or so.
After that, and an argument with my doctor, I had decided to stop all meds because I didn't feel this way before I saw the doc. After a while, I started feeling MUCH better, and those thoughts went away. Like a year or so later, I learned that those medicines can cause suicidal tendies (especially with young adults), and I never knew that. Since I stopped taking the meds, I have not been depressed in the sense of wanting to end my life, and cannot believe that I was even thinking about it.
I think there was some class action to one of these companies for this reason, not sure, but does anyone think that I would have a case that the medicine caused those horrible thoughts and actions?
Thank you for your help.