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Re: Effects of long term SSRI use... My Story... newquestions

Posted by Amelia_in_StPaul on April 19, 2009, at 14:12:38

In reply to Effects of long term SSRI use... My Story..., posted by newquestions on April 16, 2009, at 9:10:07

Oh God, I know what you're talking about. I have said over and over that I wish I never would have been on an SSRI. I recall the 15 minute consultation I received in 1991, after which the doctor whipped out a prescription pad and prescribed Prozac. What a relevation the med was, for about a year. And after, what hell it has been. I too am sensitive to a ton of meds.

I took a break from all meds in April 2007 and ended up in the hospital in March 2008. A year later I am still trying to recover, as, for once in my entire history, the time I was off meds brought on not just a return of major depression, but skyrocketed anxiety and OCD. I cannot describe the hell I was in. It's too painful and it would be too triggering.

I am so sorry. I don't know what else to say to people's stories of hell on meds--I just want you to know that I understand.




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