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Food and stimulant sensitivity in w/d


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Hey everyone. 


Im about halfway through my taper, and I’m starting to feel more fatigue, more nausea, and more anxiety. As a person in eating disorder recovery, it’s really important for me to maintain my weight. A lot of times my anxiety is so bad that it makes eating feel more difficult, even though I know my body is hungry. I’m still working on recovery, and a lot of times turn to junk food just because my body needs the energy.


I also find that my hangovers from alcohol are way worse than they used to be. My most recent one lasted for four days. I don’t know if it’s a lack of sleep or proper nutrition, but, after having one Bloody Mary for brunch, I felt dizzy and nauseous. Is it possible for me to be that sensitive to everything right now? 


Ive undergone food sensitivity tests, given up various food groups, taken a variety of supplements to “heal my gut”, but the only thing that seems to consistently work is eating enough and sleeping enough. All tests have come back inconclusive. I can exercise only two or three times a week without feeling completely drained (I also bartend until 3-4am most nights). I know for me that treating my body well will be the baseline of healing, especially from antidepressants. If anyone has any non-restrictive (or at least realistic for someone in ED recovery) practices, dietary advice, or body work suggestions, let me know. I’d love to hear your experiences.





Beginning of slow taper: November 2017: 45mg liquid sertraline 

December 2017: 40 mg liquid sertraline

January 2018: 35 mg liquid sertraline

February 2018: 30mg liquid sertraline

March 20, 2018: 25 mg liquid sertraline

May 2nd, 2018: 20 mg liquid sertraline

June 1st, 2018: 18 mg liquid sertraline

July 2018: reinstatement to 20 mg liquid sertraline

September 21st, 2018: took 50mg sertraline for one day; reinstated back to 22mg liquid sertraline after

September 29th-30th: Ran out of liquid, taking 25 mg tablets to hold for two days until liquid scrip is ready

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