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I'll go for the Reader's Digest version here -<br><br>
I've spent years dealing with Bi-polar. I've also been working through anxiety and PTSD.<br><br>
I have been on round after round of SSRI's. I have been off all SSRIs for over a year and am currently using an antipsycotic (very low dose) and an anti anxiety medication when needed - please no flames, I'm doing the best I can here.<br><br>
I just learned something that really frightens me...this is where the feeling really stupid comes in - All the years I was on Prozac and others, I was never aware that the main ingredient is fluoride<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/duh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="duh"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yikes">. How could I have been sooooo stupid not to research this? I won't even use fluoride toothpaste. What was I thinking? How could I have allowed this to happen?<br><br>
I don't know that there is anything I can do about it now - I don't know if I'm looking for advice or just venting.
 

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We do what we need to do in the situation that we're in. Which is far from stupid.<br><br>
Nor is it the same compound in an SSRI as it is in toothpaste or water (and probably you've drank a lot more fluoride in water than you have ingested in a pill). I believe because it is bound to a carbon (unlike sodium fluoride-- toothpaste) it reacts differently and can't be toxic (or something to that effect, I'm not good at regurgitating anything scientific <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"> ). Also I think that part is almost entirely peed right out.<br><br>
Relax, It's okay. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 

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Thanks - Do you have any idea where you found the info (on carbon binding)? I've been googleing and haven't found a lot of info about how this type works in the body.
 
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