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1 in 3 Drivers In The U.S. Take Medications That Can Cause Depression

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  1. FormerTaxiDriver♧

    FormerTaxiDriver♧ Well-Known Member

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    I believe this article can shed light on driver suicides.

    If you take Prilosec or Zantac for acid reflux, a beta blocker for high blood pressure, or anax for anxiety, you may be increasing your risk of depression.

    More than 200 common medications sold in the U.S. include depression as a potential side effect. Sometimes, the risk stems from taking several drugs at the same time. Now, a new study finds people who take these medicines are, in fact, more likely to be depressed.

    The list includes a wide range of commonly taken medications. Among them are certain types of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) (used to treat acid reflux), beta blockers, anxiety drugs, painkillers including ibuprofen, ACE inhibitors (used to treat high blood pressure), and anti-convulsant drugs.

    More than a third of the people who took the survey were taking medications known to have depression or suicidal thoughts as potential side effects. Olfson and his collaborators wanted to determine whether those participants were more or less likely to be depressed, compared to participants who didn't take any of these medications.

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  2. tohunt4me

    tohunt4me Well-Known Member

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    Dr.'s will kill you !
     
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  3. FormerTaxiDriver♧

    FormerTaxiDriver♧ Well-Known Member

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    I imagine the average Uber/Lyft driver is taking medicine that promotes depression.
     
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  4. 1.5xorbust

    1.5xorbust Well-Known Member

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    Long term use of pharmaceuticals is only good for the pharmaceutical companies.
     
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  5. tohunt4me

    tohunt4me Well-Known Member

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    If you Dont Care

    How could you Ever be " Depressed"?
     
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  6. Z129

    Z129 Well-Known Member

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    Apathy is a manifestation of depression.
     
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  7. tohunt4me

    tohunt4me Well-Known Member

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    Anger Management : returning anger to the source as quickly as possible.

    I will bill you later.
     
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  8. FormerTaxiDriver♧

    FormerTaxiDriver♧ Well-Known Member

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    I've been taking prilosec for heartburn, for a long time. Now, I'm having second thoughts about getting my head examined.
     
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  9. tohunt4me

    tohunt4me Well-Known Member

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    Not Apathetic.

    I Vehemently D.G.A.F. !
     
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  10. Z129

    Z129 Well-Known Member

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    You're probably fine then.
     
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  11. tohunt4me

    tohunt4me Well-Known Member

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    Go get your " head examined" by a large chested female shampooist while getting your hair cut.

    Good scalp massage under warm flowing water . . .
     
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  12. FormerTaxiDriver♧

    FormerTaxiDriver♧ Well-Known Member

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    As long as she whispers dirty little lies in to my ears, then I should be okay!
     
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  13. MoreTips

    MoreTips Well-Known Member

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    I think 1970s pay rates for rideshare drivers is the #1 cause of depression for my colleagues.
     
  14. FormerTaxiDriver♧

    FormerTaxiDriver♧ Well-Known Member

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    I think shifting the blame to Uber/Lyft may be artificially correct. However, looking at the root cause of depression can help.
     
  15. SEAL Team 5

    SEAL Team 5 Well-Known Member

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    The thread title should read;


    1 in 30 Drivers In The U.S. Are Depressed Uber Drivers
     
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  16. FormerTaxiDriver♧

    FormerTaxiDriver♧ Well-Known Member

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    Why?
     
  17. SEAL Team 5

    SEAL Team 5 Well-Known Member

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    Just read the complaint forum. Should be self explanatory after that.
     
  18. Gov Moonbeam

    Gov Moonbeam Member

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    Went to the dentist the other day. He was gunna do about two hours of work and asked me if I wanted Nitrous Oxide. Said it cost $20 extra. I told him I'd give him $40 and to make it a double.
    So, he had the cutest 'assistant'. Big hooters, low cut 'uniform'. I swear, it was like something out of a "Dear Playboy" letter.
    I had some real nice dreams.
    It's a good thing he had his hands in my mouth ... I'd of been talking to the pretty assistant, and wouldda gotten away with it too because, after all, I was under the influence.
     
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  19. Lolinator

    Lolinator Well-Known Member

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    Smelly pax and no tip$ causing depressing
     
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  20. possibledriver

    possibledriver Active Member

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    Reading the possible side effects from my daily meds is a frightening experience. Some even have side effects that cancel each other out!
     
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