Condition Worsens Paxil & Other SSRIs 2010-03-04 Florida Famous Golfer Becomes Worse While Taking Antidepressants

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Paragraphs 2 through 5 read:  "Daly: Nah. I'm as happy as I can be. I've talked to a doctor who's helped me tremendously."

Esquire: Medications or what?
Daly: Mostly just with the right things to say when you're down or upset, even when you're happy. More of an even keel than going to some doctor to get me that [expletive] Paxil. That just blew me up. It bloated me even when I didn't eat. Headaches. Major, major headaches. That was all back in the Callaway days. They made me take it, else I lost my contract. The problem was, they kept putting me on one antidepressant, then moving me to another.

Esquire: Who? Callaway?
Daly: Yeah, their company doctors. And remember I had the shakes in Vancouver? That was all from going back and forth on those things. I told Mr. Callaway, I love you to death. I love what you've done for me, but you're killing me.
Esquire: And your new doctor pushed you off it?
Daly: I took myself off it. I’ll never do antidepressants again. Never.


http://www.sportingnews.com/blog/the_sporting_blog/entry/view/58163/john_daly_claims_callaway_doctors_pushed_meds_on_him

The arrival of John Daly's Golf Network reality show, Being John Daly, has touched off quite the week in Daly-related headlines. The Florida Times-Union, which was the plaintiff in an unsuccessful libel suit initiated by Daly, published a summary of a 456-page file on the controversial golfer that was released because of the suit. In response, Daly posted the cell phone number of the Times-Union reporter who wrote the piece. But there are revelations that even the huge personnel file couldn't get at. In a casual sit-down with an Esquire writer who got crazy with Daly back in wilder times, the subject details how his life is generally calmer and more even-keeled than it used to be. In part because he isn't being forced to take anti-depressants by his corporate sponsors.
Daly: Nah. I'm as happy as I can be. I've talked to a doctor who's helped me tremendously.
Esquire: Medications or what?
Daly: Mostly just with the right things to say when you're down or upset, even when you're happy. More of an even keel than going to some doctor to get me that [expletive] Paxil. That just blew me up. It bloated me even when I didn't eat. Headaches. Major, major headaches. That was all back in the Callaway days. They made me take it, else I lost my contract. The problem was, they kept putting me on one antidepressant, then moving me to another.
Esquire: Who? Callaway?
Daly: Yeah, their company doctors. And remember I had the shakes in Vancouver? That was all from going back and forth on those things. I told Mr. Callaway, I love you to death. I love what you've done for me, but you're killing me.
Esquire: And your new doctor pushed you off it?
Daly: I took myself off it. I’ll never do antidepressants again. Never.

Even if everything Daly is saying is true, you'd be hard-pressed to pin his manifold problems on Callaway for their approach to help. Switching medications abruptly, however, would only serve to exacerbate the many issues he was already facing. Whether Daly can actually repair his image and actually make a comeback remains to be seen, but at least he has one obstacle out of his way.
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