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Robko posted a topic in Introductions and updatesI was put on 20mg of Seroxat in May 1996 (directly after two weeks of Valium). I was 19 years old. Prescription was for Panic Disorder, GAD and Mild Depression (although I had never felt depressed and explained that many times over the years to my doctor(s)). As were many, I was told I had a chemical balance which, just like a diabetic needs insulin, I needed seroxat. Since then, I have tried approximately 5 times to come off the medication (with taper of sorts - usually 10mg for a few weeks and then to zero). Each time, the anxiety came back, always with new symptoms (extreme nausea, vertigo,
Study indicates paroxetine, sertraline, citalopram, and escilatopram tend to increase factors leading to metabolic dysfunction and diabetes. Psychiatry Investig. 2013 Jun;10(2):148-54. doi: 10.4306/pi.2013.10.2.148. Epub 2013 May 30. Relationship between SSRIs and Metabolic Syndrome Abnormalities in Patients with Generalized Anxiety Disorder: A Prospective Study. Beyazyüz M1, Albayrak Y, Eğilmez OB, Albayrak N, Beyazyüz E. Abstract and full free text at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23798963 OBJECTIVE: SSRIs are some of the most widely prescribed medications in the world. In addition