Following on from my previous post, 'PAXIL, A VERY DANGEROUS DRUG' from the blog of The Tauraso Medical Clinic I have looked up the word 'Discontinuation' in a number of online dictionaries.
The Merriam-Webster's Online Dictionary states that 'discontinuation' is a synonym of 'discontinue' and that basically it means 'STOP'
Over at Dictionary.com they go a step further and state:
A breach or interruption of continuity or unity.
A cessation; a discontinuance.
The act of discontinuing or breaking off; an interruption (temporary or permanent)
At The Freedictionary.com it is described as thus: A cessation; a discontinuance.
Whereas Yourdictionary.com describes the synonyms as being:
The act of stopping:
The condition of being stopped
A cessation of continuity or regularity
Now, I take it as written that the majority of us all know the meaning of the word 'Syndrome' - basically, it means 'Signs'.
So, Glaxosmithkline now see your Seroxat withdrawal.... sorry (ahem) discontinuation as this:
Yes folks... the wordsmiths at Glaxosmithkline have you, I and the thousands of others struggling to 'discontinue' Seroxat down as nothing more than a stop sign!
Now credit where it is due folks
This is exactly how I felt upon 'discontinuation'
My life certainly came to a standstill
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