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Re: prozac withdrawl..brain lag time

Posted by Athena on October 1, 2000, at 22:19:49

In reply to Re: prozac withdrawl-for Dohotay, posted by Donna Murphy on September 24, 2000, at 15:11:44

Thank you thank you thank you!! I have been searching the Internet for SSRI withdrawal symptoms and after much searching, I finally found this board. And FINALLY someone has said something that I can relate to.

I am coming off of Luvox, and it is extremely difficult. I can relate to the "lag time" when you turn your head. I experience that too. It's almost as if my brain "shifts" or something, and it's very distressing. I just want it to go away.

I'm experiencing some confusion. And my dreams are incredibly vivid now...and when I wake up, sometimes I don't know where I am for a few minutes. And, of course, I extremely fatigued. It takes all my energy to do anything.

All of these withdrawal symptoms just make my decision to quit stronger. Doctors are handing these pills out like candy, implying that they are almost harmless to your brain but are essential to treat your depression. Well that just by-passes all the essential issues we all need to deal with by handing us a "happy pill." Yet we still have our issues, they haven't gone away. And now, we are on these pills that OBVIOUSLY alter our brain chemistry, and we were not warned of them. I am starting to seriously disagree with the opinion that these pills are "safe."

Besides, numerous studies have shown that exercise works just as well or even better! in treating depression. Well, thank you, I will be trying that instead. If I can EVER get these withdrawal symptoms to go away.


Hang in there everyone!

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