I still have zaps daily but only a day. I only remember one instance of him being in the room. Now I have to come off of it all together. I have read so many blogs and took the courage to go cold turkey myself, but it is different for me so I thought I should post a blog to help others.
I was wondering about coming off cold turkey for a week and then taking 5HTP? However, longer-acting antidepressants can still sometimes cause discontinuation symptoms. I had my boy five years ago and after a traumatic birth and being stuck in hospital I ended up postnatally depressed and severe anxiety and negative thoughts, a mess.
I also have changed my diet and committed to working out, the exercise is not always easy getting motivated due to fatigue but the effort is there and I do not beat my self up, As with Mindfulness I try to be compassionate with myself. Like you I was only on it for probably six weeks maybe a bit more. Anyway, I am interested in finding out more about transitioning to a new medication, in my case bupropion.
By the time I stopped I was showing signs of serotonin toxicity constant anxiety and was also according to my husband and dentist grinding my teeth like crazy every night.
What Causes Antidepressant Discontinuation Syndrome?
The first day off was awful. Hopefully, it will get better with time and not get worse.
The phenomenon really isn't understood by experts, Valuck says, and there's not enough evidence to prove discontinuing antidepressants can cause these zaps, but it's still something to be aware of. I hope this one will work! I find that really negligent. I was on the lowest dose and really plummeted when I quit taking it Actually had to get back on it and increase the dose.
After 7 days the symptoms happen less often but still present, specifically the nausea, insomnia, fatigue, strange dreams and loss of appetite. This lasted all day long, every day. With each day that goes by I feel a little less warped. I know, it seems unbelievable. Join Date Mar Posts I was so bad just last week I thought my husband was going to divorce me and it only heightened the anxiety and panic.
That is leaps and bounds more appreciated by someone like me. If that meant leaving a meeting and going to the bathroom then I did it.
Antidepressants and pregnancy
After reading about the side effects of withdrawal I figured I would just tough it out. Please go back to your PCP and ensure that you have a full medical examination.
Please go nice and slow.