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ccfb posted a topic in Introductions and updatesHi everybody. I wanted to give a quick introduction here. I'm a long-time "lurker." I found SA before starting Lexapro in March 2018. I read through the withdrawal accounts with some trepidation. Before starting my SSRI medication, I thoroughly grilled my doctors about withdrawal—both primary and neuro. Both insisted there was no SSRI withdrawal syndrome and that suggestions to the contrary were a myth. In short, I believed them over you. This was a mistake. I didn't have depression. I wasn't suffering from anxiety. I had chronic cluster headaches.
Two different things have led me to think that rocking - such as on a rocking-chair, or just rocking yourself back and forth - can be both generally soothing and specifically encouraging to our brains to heal and grow. The first is that when I started tapering and had distressing withdrawal-symptoms I automatically started rocking. Sometimes it felt compulsive. Because it made me feel better I was generally happy to go along with it. Secondly, over the last 5 or so years, I've attended local seminars called 'Parenting or Scaffolding with Love.' In America (where it started) it's ca