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Re: Long Term SSRI Use Has Destabilzed Me

Posted by NewQuestions on February 6, 2009, at 8:34:17

In reply to Re: Long Term SSRI Use Has Destabilzed Me NewQuestions, posted by SLS on February 6, 2009, at 5:22:31

At this point, I think the drugs are making me worse, not better. Two things appear to be going on:

1. My body is suffering from withdraw leading to increased cortiol production and HPA axis dysregulation. This causes the hypersentivity to the drugs and the drug agitation.

Of course, I could take the drugs REALLY REALLY SLOWLY. But there is something else happening

2. Once the drug kicks in, I am having paradoxical effects. Benzos, prosac and remeron make me MORE depressed. Cymbalta and Effexor make more MORE anxious. Wellbutrin and TCA's appear intolerable--one small dose makes my mind race and my heart pound.

Thus, it appears the only thing to do is take a really long drug holiday.

Tell me why I am wrong?




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