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Cold Turkey (And Not The Christmas Kind)!

Hi everyone. Sending special hugs to you all at what can be a difficult time for us anxiety sufferers.

Having spent 2 weeks in a psychiatric hospital until 10 days ago to try to relieve my severe anxiety and depersonalisation and trying both Pregabalin and Fluoxetine (again) and having to taper off valium, I'm now stranded at home over the holiday period without meds except Vistaril and continuing to have horrible withdrawal symptoms from the drugs.

Psych. took me off both cold turkey as I had a bad reaction to each. I sincerely hope I can keep going and get through this as I don't want to end up in A&E on Christmas Day, but yesterday evening was the worst yet with a panic attack that had me literally on my knees on the floor.

Sorry to moan - but the timing of all this is terrible for me.😢

Valium as a 'rescue' is not an option as I now become suicidal on it (hence the taper off).


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Sorry you are having such a bad time. I hope you are feeling better and you have peace and tranquility christmas day.


I hope you are feeling better!

Anxiety sucks! I feel in a panic right now which is why I am on this app.

I won’t take any anxiety medication because I’m scared of the side effects!

If only there was a simple cure for anxiety:(

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Hi Tempestteapot,

How are you today?

I can't believe the psych wanted you to go cold turkey and leave you stranded without meds of some sort to tide you over the holiday period.

You don't have to apologize for posting as we are here to support you any time. This is the beauty of a worldwide network :)


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