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Hi friends I was diagnosed with GAD and MDD 6 years back and doctor gives me Lexapro 20 mg and Venlafaxine 200 mg and klonopin and mitrazapine 30 mg Lexapro and Venlafaxine stopped working for me and I just tapered i am experiencing severe brain numbness for years i feel my brain is numb and hard it's very distressing and when I raised this issue to my doctor he is adding meds only what should I do i am not more depressed my issue is brain numbness and what medicine resolve this issue or this is due to mitrazapine or other antidepressants what should I consider i am just confused please give me some suggestions i can't figure out what is causing this is this due to depression or I need to take mood stabilizer or something else 

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  • KenA changed the title to fightingforlife: Brain numbness
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Hi @fightingforlife

I'm so sorry you are suffering so much. 


Survivingantidepressants.org is a site for coming off of psychiatric drugs with the least harm possible by tapering very slowly. We do not give advice on what drugs to take and what drug cocktails work for what.


If you're interested in leaving your drugs behind then we can advise you on how to avoid withdrawal effects. 


It is possible that you are having side effects and iatrogenic harm from your meds but we're not qualified to diagnose these. 


If you'd like help coming off of your drugs please create a drug signature (link is where you found the link to create your intro). 


You can also find lots of information on the website about our methods. 


Hope you feel better soon 


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"Nothing so small as a moment is insurmountable, and moments are all that we have. You have survived every trial and tribulation that life has thrown at you up until this very instant. When future troubles come—and they will come—a version of you will be born into that moment that can conquer them, too." - Kevin Koenig 


I am not a doctor and this should not be considered medical advice. You can use the information and recommendations provided in whatever way you want and all decisions on your treatment are yours. 


In the next few weeks I do not have a lot of capacity to respond to questions. If you need a quick answer pls tag or ask other moderators who may want to be tagged. 


Aug  2000 - July 2003 (ct, 4-6 wk wd) , citalopram 20 mg,  xanax prn, wellbutrin for a few months, trazodone prn 

Dec 2004 - July 2018 citalopram 20 mg, xanax prn (rarely used)

Aug 2018 - citalopram 40 mg (self titrated up)

September 2018 - January 2019 tapered citalopram - 40/30/20/10/5 no issues until a week after reaching 0

Feb 2019 0.25 xanax - 0.5/day (3 weeks) over to klonopin 0.25 once a day to manage severe wd

March 6, reinstated citalopram 2.5 mg (liquid), klonopin 0.25 mg for sleep 2-3 times a week

Apr 1st citalopram 2.0 mg (liquid), klonopin 0.25 once a week (off by 4/14/19- no tapering)

citalopram (liquid) 4/14/19 -1.8 mg, 5/8/19 - 1.6 mg,  7/27/19 -1.5 mg,  8/15/19 - 1.35, 2/21/21 - 1.1 (smaller drops in between), 6/20/21 - 1.03 mg, 8/7/21- 1.025, 8/11/21 - 1.02, 8/15/21 - 1.015, 9/3/21 - 0.925 (fingers crossed!), 10/8/21 - 0.9, 10/18/21 - 0.875, 12/31/21 - 0.85, 1/7/22 - 0.825, 1/14/22 - 0.8, 1/22/22 - 0.785, 8/18/22 - 0.59, 12/15/2022 - 0.48, 2/15/22 - 0.43, 25/07/23 - 0.25 (mistake), 6/08/23 - 0.33mg


Supplements: magnesium citrate and bi-glycinate

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