Antidepressant Discontinuation Syndrome

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    This Is Supposed to Help?

    #SideEffects #AntidepressantDiscontinuationSyndrome
    I truly have more side effects by using antidepressants. I don't think my doctor is convinced but I want to be off of them.
    After 6 years Effexor 37.5 I quit cold turkey . Discontinuation syndrome was a living hell for me so I recently started 25 mg of Pristiq and I am visibly Dopey. It won't be like this always my doctor said. I guess I just have to live in a brain fog and hope it will pass. This is supposed to be helping me. I don't feel helped at all. I feel tired and groggy and wake up grumpy and angry and depressed. There has to be a light at the end of the tunnel right?


    Coming off Effexor #Depression #MentalHealth #Medication #AntidepressantDiscontinuationSyndrome

    Has anyone else struggled with coming off Effexor? Especially with rebound anxiety and depression? It's so awful I can't handle it


    Coming off of Cymbalta #AntidepressantDiscontinuationSyndrome #SensoryProcessingDisorder #Anxiety

    Hi all! I haven’t been on the mighty in forever but I’m looking to connect! I have a long history of mental health issues and as life went on, psychiatrists just kept adding new medications to my pile. The result = I’m very over-medicated and I have to work on cutting back on some meds now that I am doing well and living a healthy life! The first to go was my Cymbalta. I cut down my dosage in intervals (with psychiatrist guidance) and I am now off of it completely.

    My question is: Have you ever gone through withdrawal symptoms when coming off an anti-depressant? What symptoms did you encounter and how did you conquer them?

    I feel like I am going crazy! I have Sensory Processing Disorder and those miserable issues have sky-rocketed this week. The texture of just about everything is unbearable and everything feels ‘off’. I have been dealing with extra anxiety and getting agitated quickly. Physically I have had intense night sweats and dizzyness.

    After some looking, I have read that these withdrawals are a real struggle for many people and that it’s not in my head. I’m not sliding backwards by any means, I just need to hold on and ride this out! I’m very proud of myself for going through the process of beginning to reduce my meds because that thought has scared me for a while. My mindset has grown so much and my self-awareness is thriving, I finally feel stable and ready!

    Anyways, I was hoping some people could share their experience with the withdrawal period, what struggles arose during that time, and how you pushed through!
    I know that this isn’t just ‘in my head’ but it’s still a bummer to feel like this and except the process!

    Thanks for reading,
    Erin ❤️


    Weaning off Venlafaxine...

    I don't even know if I'm going it right... or if I should even be doing it. I feel lost.

    I've been taking 100-75mg for five years... about a year ago, I reduced it down to 50, then to 37.5, I think.. I just recently I decided that I'm done with this. At least I think I am. About a month ago I started the tapering process.. a pill every other day for a week or two, now I'm pill free.. for about two to three weeks. I can't really remember that well. Being that it wasn't that hard, I didn't really keep track of it all, due to my life style and perhaps laziness.

    The symptoms are kicking in all of a sudden and I don't know if I should be worried or not, I feel like I'm doing it all wrong and maybe I should just go back.

    #Venlafaxine #Effexor #weaningoff #Tapering #AntidepressantDiscontinuationSyndrome #Antidepressants


    I am lowering my dosage of antidepressants, and struggling with apathy as part of the withdrawal. Any tips how to cope with this process?

    #Antidepressants #AntidepressantDiscontinuationSyndrome #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder


    Any experiences with serotonin syndrome (minor or major) ?

    #Undiagnosed #LymeDisease #AntidepressantDiscontinuationSyndrome #MentalHealth #Anxiety #Depression #cymbalta #duloxetine #prozac #Zoloft #Lupus #ChronicPain #ChronicFatigue #MyalgicEncephalomyelitis #RestlessLegsSyndrome #Nervedamage #ChronicIllness

    I have been taking ssris and ssnri’s since i was 11 and i’m 20 now. i’m starting to think maybe this could be the source of my physical problems, if not serotonin syndrome, something similar. If anyone has experience with this syndrome or something like it (especially with cymbalta, prozac, and zoloft) and please tell me your symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment if you had it. i need to talk to my psychiatrist about it but she’s not really “buying” it as most medical professionals seem to do with their patients symptoms because it could be just “anxiety” (even though i’ve had consistent symptoms in every system of my body for two years and a slightly irregular ekg and low sodium count, as well as being on beta blockers for unexplained high BP) . I need to do something before it’s too late and i have permanent damage to my body.

    Thanks again!



    Has anyone managed to come off Duloxatine/Cymbalta?

    Over three months I’ve gone from 90mg to 30mg. I’ve been off them completely for 4 days and I’m not sure I can get through the withdrawal effects my head feels so out of control #EUPD emotionally unstable personality disorder #DepressiveDisorders #AntidepressantDiscontinuationSyndrome #withdrawal

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    Anyone who has a Chronic Illness, have you taken Cymbalta?

    I currently take cymbalta 90mg, have for a year, and it makes me feel horrible. I have extreme brain zaps/tremors/dizziness, palpitations, sweats, musculoskeletal pain, general flu feeling, ataxia, and this is when I don’t take it. When I take it, I feel the same, but less. Thing is, I felt symptoms and pain (not all the same to withdrawal symptoms, though. Similar.) even when I wasn’t taking Cymbalta a year ago, so it’s definitely not the sole cause of my pain. Does my medication aggravate my symptoms and cause me more pain? Has anyone had the same experience? #Undiagnosed #CymbaltaWithdrawal #ChronicIllness #ChronicPain #MyalgicEncephalomyelitis #Lupus #LymeDisease #Fatigue #PosturalOrthostaticTachycardiaSyndrome #Dysautonomia #UndiagnosedIllness #AutonomicDysfunction #autoimmune #ChronicFatigue #AntidepressantDiscontinuationSyndrome

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    Effexor and Klonopin going off


    I have been on anti depressants for almost 20
    years, right now I take 300 mg of Effexor rx and .5 mg of klonopin everyday. I am always tired, have no energy and just want to be normal. I know that going off of Benzos is something you should not do on your own for risk of serious side effects.
    I am in a good place now and think I can start trying to go off of my meds, but I can’t take time off of work, or if I do it would have to me Fmla which is unpaid I believe. I can’t taper off and try and work at the same time. I feel like I am stuck with this forever. Anyone have any ideas or thoughts on how I can wean off of these horrible drugs without losing my job ? should I be hospitalized?

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