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Re: Widespread pain coming from depression ?!

Posted by katekite on May 6, 2002, at 10:04:23

In reply to Re: Widespread pain coming from depression ?! katekite, posted by ben on May 6, 2002, at 2:54:13

Fascinating.... the flu part.

I was also on paxil but it was years ago, I did have terrible withdrawal but it lasted about 3 months and did not have temperature or pain issues, except headache.

Here's what happened to me: I was on klonopin and neurontin for 5 weeks no side effects, then ate salmon for dinner and remember it feeling weird, like it was the best food ever (sort of like the munchies on pot) then got a flu-like syndrome and hot several hours later (woke me up in the middle of the night) (felt like the flu was coming but it never showed after about 4 days) and at the same time had hot flushing and chills intermittently as if I had a serious fever. Ran only a minor fever of 99 the whole time. Had a panic attack which had never happened before, or since. After that it came and went until I quit neurontin and klonopin cold turkey 5 weeks later. It went away in 24 hrs. I had to restart klonopin after that due to withdrawal, but the symptoms didn't come back. Since then I've gotten it for about 24-48 hrs after eating salmon (3 times now, I'm learning) and after trying buspar and retrying neurontin (dumb of me). The drugs that aggravate it all seem to be serotonin enhancing, and dopamine agonists seem to make it better, but not really enough drugs to be sure so that's a guess.

I would guess based on what you say about flu symptoms, that's its some sort of post-infection syndrome, like mine. It seems to me that certain psychoactive drugs must potentiate or sensitize people to this risk.

From what you've said it doesn't sound like your current depression is causing it, unless the same brain problem that causes the depression is also causing pain.

Have you seen a neurologist?
Do you notice any other even subtle symptoms, things you think might just be depression but maybe aren't?





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