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Posted by Tabitha on October 9, 2009, at 1:53:02

I've been on SSRI since the mid 90's. I've gone off several times and found myself slipping back into depression, and gone back on. I remember when I first went on them (Prozac), it was like everything became more vivid. Suddenly I could feel pleasure and think clearly and exist. I came to life!

Now I feel that way for having gone off them. My mind feels sharper and livelier. My sex drive is back. I feel connected to my body again. All kinds of pleasures are re-activated-- listening to music, looking at color, humor, sensual pleasures of food and sleep. I feel emotions much more intensely-- irritation, empathy, anger, regret, pride, a whole gamut. It's like a terrible fog has lifted. Life is vivid again.

How could it be that they once made me feel better, and now going off them makes me feel better? Is there some magic period when going on them where they lift the depression, before the emotional (and physical) blunting sets in?

Now, is this some magical period where the emotional blunting has stopped, yet the depression hasn't set in again?

I'm very confused.




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