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Re: Site with SSRI Discontinuation Advice 49er

Posted by SLS on April 26, 2010, at 7:25:08

In reply to Re: Site with SSRI Discontinuation Advice SLS, posted by 49er on April 26, 2010, at 6:22:12

> You may not have any problems initially but constantly tapering too quickly can cause a cumulative effect on your body with withdrawal symptoms.

I can understand the concept of how it might be a bad thing to trigger the withdrawal syndrome when it could be prevented from happening at all. However, I don't believe that it would be too injurious if an adjustment is made soon after withdrawal symptoms emerge. I think it is the allowance of these symptoms to continue unmitigated that can lead to persistent problems. Here, I have no evidence from scientific investigation. My conclusions are based only upon what I have observed in myself and some others here.

> The problem is you won't know for awhile because of the delayed effect

I wasn't aware that there was a delayed effect. I think it should be expected that there be a period of time between when a drug taper is initiated and when declining drug levels arrive at some minimum threshold, beyond which withdrawal symptoms emerge. This might look like a delay, but really, it would be an effect that begins proximal to when this threshold is reached. Anyway, I would be interested to learn more about this delay you speak of.

- Scott

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