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I'm getting better little by little finally. But I'm still not totally ok yet.

My brain is so nervous and keeps making up catastrophic scenarios TODAY..... I'm totally pessimistic and negative.

I've suffered too much and too long from antidepressant withdrawals. It's still haunting me.

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...hope you feel better.

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NiBa5 in reply to ChavivLeon

Thank you for reaching out. I'm almost ok but not totally yet.

I’m glad you’re getting better little by little! This is definitely a marathon not a sprint.

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NiBa5 in reply to Rafiki11

Thank you for your kind word. Yes it's a marathon. I had to fight so hard. It was a real hell. I'm almost ok now but still not totally ok yet. How are you doing? Hugs

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Rafiki11 in reply to NiBa5

I am doing well! Thank you for asking! ❤️

How long have you been off antidepressants?

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NiBa5 in reply to Marshall64

I quit it 3 years ago. I was off antidepressant for 2 years then I reinstated another one. Thank you for reaching out. Hugs.

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Marshall64 in reply to NiBa5

I was just curious. I tried quitting a few times but then I would get worse.

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NiBa5 in reply to Marshall64

Yes I went through a real hell....but I had to quit it due to my health issue. Withdrawals are terrible and the subsequent brain recovery is very slow.

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Marshall64 in reply to NiBa5

I have had brain zaps when withdrawing from a couple of them.

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NiBa5 in reply to Marshall64

I had terrible brain zaps. I experienced every single withdrawal symptoms. It was worse than a hell. I thought my brain was destroyed.

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Marshall64 in reply to NiBa5

I had two doctors that never heard of brain zaps. I had to explain it to them. I'm sure the pharm sales people don't mention this phenomenon to the doctors that prescribe them.

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NiBa5 in reply to Marshall64

Nobody really knows what will happen in our brain after taking psychotropic meds. But brain zap is common when you suffer withdrawals.

in reply to NiBa5

Sorry for my ignorance, but what are brain zaps? What symptoms do you experience from antidepressant withdrawal? My heart goes out to you and anyone experiencing withdrawal. You said it- it's worse than hell.

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I had them when I stopped taking Effexor.

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NiBa5 in reply to Marshall64

Me too. I had every single withdrawal symptoms. It was worse than a hell. I was on Lexapro for 20 years till I had a very minor heart attack. So I came it off.

Big hugs

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