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Hi mfrustrated,

 

I am behind you a ways in recovery from adverse reactions and in a setback myself from an antibiotic. I think our cns is very sensitive to medications while healing. I just wanted to stop by and say I’m sorry you’re having symptoms again. I hope you feel better and it passes for you soon. 

 

2011-2014: 25-50mg Zoloft then CT via doctors advice. Some mild physical sx but fully functioning, unaware that withdrawal was a thing. Dr didn’t know why I was chronically dizzy with brain fog & advised to try Zoloft again.

2016: severe adverse reactions to Zoloft (1 dose), Paxil (3 weeks), celexa (2 weeks), buspar (1 dose), lamictal (4 doses). Ativan 12 times within a month. Also tried Xanax & klonopin a couple times. Each reaction became more severe. Kindled. Became disabled from these meds.

Drug free 12-16-2016
Month 1-20: +5% healing every month
Month 21- present: setback to acute from amoxicillin antibiotic (1 dose)
Month 32- 11 months into setback from antibiotic. Seems I was floxed by amoxicillin somehow. Horrific.

 

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You're so sweet Waiting! I read through your profile last night when I was struggling for encouragement that I was not alone. You're not too far behind me, just a few months. We're all in this together for sure. What a roller coaster! Also, I did not realize that you and I really had about the same cocktails of meds...I took Paxil, Celexa, and Zoloft for about the same amount of time that you did. I've got to check in on the forum more often because it certainly helps to remind me that I'm healing and not crazy. 

 

It's amazing how I can wake up the next morning, still in a bit of a fog, but not dealing with ocd and intrusive thoughts as nearly as bad as I was when I went to bed. I agree with you 100% that our CNS are super sensitive. I think the stress of yesterday just got to me and the anxiety just stepped right in. I'm a teacher (middle school) and I have 2 kids under 7 and my husband was working late...it was just a long day and I was worn out...also, I left half of our dinner at the grocery store although I swear I put it in my car and I think that was just the icing on the cake for the day. 😫  

 

Hugs from NC! 

mFrustrated

 

Celexa- 2 days (February 2016)

Paxil- 5 days (February 2016)

Zoloft- 11 days (February 2016)

BuSpar-2 days (June 2016)

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Still dealing with this stupid wave. My husband left town for a few days, so it's just me and my kiddos. The first reaction to meds that I had happened when he was out of town, so I think I'm naturally anxious about him being gone...but the intrusive thoughts and harm ocd will just not leave me alone. It's so frustrating. I wish I knew why its still so rough after 2 years. Its hard to deal with after feeling so "normal" for several months with no problems. Question for any mods that may see my post... I didn't have any ocd issues before the meds. How can I reassure myself that this is just a wave and I will come out okay? I think that's where I struggle the most right now... 

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Hi mFustrated,

 

I also deal with OCD & intrusive thoughts. There are some good tips on the web for dealing with intrusive thought specifically by helping you not to become repulsed or upset when they occur. Theory is that if they upset you less they occur less frequently. Always remember that intrusive thought does not represent your true self and is not some hidden darkness inside you. OCD is a pain in the arse, i have repetetive thoughts which i know are BS but cant stop them. Very fustrating as i use avoidance to cope with it which is not good.

Just wondering do you get random boughts of cold & flu symptons during waves?

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On 10/8/2018 at 9:11 PM, Lloyd said:

Hi mFustrated,

 

I also deal with OCD & intrusive thoughts. There are some good tips on the web for dealing with intrusive thought specifically by helping you not to become repulsed or upset when they occur. Theory is that if they upset you less they occur less frequently. Always remember that intrusive thought does not represent your true self and is not some hidden darkness inside you. OCD is a pain in the arse, i have repetetive thoughts which i know are BS but cant stop them. Very fustrating as i use avoidance to cope with it which is not good.

Just wondering do you get random boughts of cold & flu symptons during waves?

Hi! So sorry for not responding sooner. I tend to stay away too long. Yes I do get cold and flu symptoms during waves but sometimes I think the cold and flu symptoms actually bring the waves bc our nervous system can’t keep up. Totally just my opinion. 

mFrustrated

 

Celexa- 2 days (February 2016)

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Zoloft- 11 days (February 2016)

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Hi everyone. It’s been a while. Dealing with a terribly bad spot now. My 7 year old has had some health issues. I’ve done well to stay and strong and now that we have a handle on things, my anxiety is through the roof. I haven’t had panic attacks since my early days of the reaction. I had to leave work today because of panic and I seem to be in a wave that I don’t know will end. Definitely feeling depressed as well. Hoping there is a light to this terrible wave soon. I am exhausted. 3 years into this mess this month. I was doing so well until all of this. I guess my nervous system just can’t handle the stress. 

 

Any recommendations for good ways to deal with the stress would be great. 

mFrustrated

 

Celexa- 2 days (February 2016)

Paxil- 5 days (February 2016)

Zoloft- 11 days (February 2016)

BuSpar-2 days (June 2016)

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We don't recommend a lot of supplements on SA, as many members report being sensitive to them due to our over-reactive nervous systems, but two supplements that we do recommend are magnesium and omega 3 (fish oil). Many people find these to be calming to the nervous system. 

 

 

 

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Thank you! You just reminded me that I haven’t taken my omegas in a few days. I’ve seen these links before but I couldn’t find them. Thank you for reminding me. It literally has been so long since I’ve needed them. ❤️

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Hi mFrustrated, 

 

How have you been doing?💚

Been on antipsychotics, benzos, antidepressants and painkillers for chronic pain. 

Been cold turkeyed and put on and off all sorts of things. Was suicidal n ended up in a psych ward because I had akathisia from withdrawals. Can’t remember what I was put on but when I was released was in the same predicament with severe akathisia n was suicidal again.

Back to the ward and was given different meds. Tapered off one and have been trying to taper off Seroquel since. It’s been many, many years of tapering so far.

I’ve  tapered from 300mg of Seroquel to 7.5mg./ March 10 2019=7.25mg / 17th of April=7 mg / June 5th=6.75mg/ July 14th=6.50mg/ August 28=6.25mg/ 10th of Oct= 6.20mg/ October 21=6mg/ December 16=5.80mg/.   January 21 2020=5.60mg/April 2=5.40g/ May 29=5.20mg/ August 14= 5mg/ September 29=4.80mg/ Jan 31, 2021=4.60 mg/ April 24=4.40mg/ July 17=4.30mg

 

I AM NOT A MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL. These are my own views based on what I’ve experienced myself.

 

 

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Hello, @mFrustrated Please update your Intro topic.

 

How have you been since January 2019? How did your symptom pattern change?

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mFrustrated

Hey everyone, just checking in. I’m currently in a wave after what I think is an adverse reaction to IV therapy that I’ve been doing once a month since March. Started having panic attacks again in April and I think it’s from overactive nervous system…the IVs had vitamin Bs in it and I think they were just too much for me…it’s just taken me several weeks of thinking my health was bad and having all the tests done, to find out nothing is wrong. It must be panic attacks…just riding the wave of exhaustion, panic and brain fog. I’ve been well since January 2019 (for the most part with the exception of a few small set backs that I can’t really even pinpoint). My family has also been through some trauma with my husband’s job, which has also caused a lot of stress. 
 

I’m a teacher, so I’ve got 3 weeks of school left and I’m just trying to make it to rest. Hopefully that will help me bounce back to my happy, not anxious, self.

 

 

mFrustrated

 

Celexa- 2 days (February 2016)

Paxil- 5 days (February 2016)

Zoloft- 11 days (February 2016)

BuSpar-2 days (June 2016)

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mFrustrated

I’m having panic attacks on the daily. Not sure I remember it being this bad when I had my severe reaction, but maybe it was and I just don’t remember. Hoping for some relief soon. Working like this in a mask for the next 3 weeks is gonna be tough. 

mFrustrated

 

Celexa- 2 days (February 2016)

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Zoloft- 11 days (February 2016)

BuSpar-2 days (June 2016)

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Hi @mFrustrated

 

Sorry to read about your reaction.  I do recall reading on this site that vitamin B can be activating.

 

I am sure the last few weeks of school will be difficult if you are having panic attacks. I want to wish you the best and to remind you that each day brings you closer to the summer break.  Good luck.

 

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Feb. 2016 to June 2016  - Was on 150mg Zoloft. 

Quit Zoloft (Sertraline) June  2016,  reinstated 50mg of Zoloft July 2016.  From July 2016  to October 2016 went from 50 mg down 2.3 mg. I up-dosed in November 2016 to 12.5 mg. Held there until January 2017 when I started a much slower taper.

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mFrustrated

I’m having panic attacks on the daily. Not sure I remember it being this bad when I had my severe reaction, but maybe it was and I just don’t remember. Hoping for some relief soon. Working like this in a mask for the next 3 weeks is gonna be tough. 
 

just adding on..appears I have a terrible head cold that my husband had last week. Vitamins seem to be making things worse and I am too scared to try any kind of decongestant for fear of things being even worse. Also, doc is pretty sure I have post concussion syndrome from a blow to the head by a basketball back in February. Supposed to be seeing a neurologist for that, but they can’t see me until July. 
 

I am in terrible shape. I’ve been feeling bad since the beginning of May and I’m so sad that things don’t seem like they’re ever gonna get better. (I am sure this is not true, just feeling so sad about it all today.) I’m tired of not being able to go and do. I’m a wife, mom of 2 busy kids and a teacher. I want to clean my house and go out. None of this is me and I’m so over it. 
 

 

mFrustrated

 

Celexa- 2 days (February 2016)

Paxil- 5 days (February 2016)

Zoloft- 11 days (February 2016)

BuSpar-2 days (June 2016)

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Alright friends…need your thoughts…

 

What a week! So I was diagnosed with covid and pneumonia earlier this week. Anxiety is through the roof and nothing is making it better. Doc has me on an antibiotic to clear up pneumonia (which doesn’t help anxiety at all). Covid is gone, I got the test at the end of my symptoms, and I’m off quarantine Sunday. I feel so much better and fever, although never over 100, is gone. 
 

I just can’t get this anxiety (my body feels like I’ve been electrocuted) and I’m having panic attacks. (Which had already flared before covid, and now is worse). I have not been in this bad of shape in years. Maybe since early days of my adverse reaction. None of my normal calming tricks are working, and some make it worse. I’ve tried chamomile tea (sometimes it helps some, but not like it used to), Epsom salt baths (normally they work like a champ and help me relax but now make me feel worse), all of my calming essential oils…nothing is helping. I know I have to take these meds, and I still have 9 days left. 

We keep a fairly clean diet, with lots of fruits and veggies, and clean meats. Usually diet helps too and I’ve been off caffeine for a while now. Coffee for sure makes it worse. 
 

Anyone have any thoughts on things that might help me just calm down a little? I feel like I’m stuck in fight or flight mode. 
 

My poor body is so tired. 😕 

mFrustrated

 

Celexa- 2 days (February 2016)

Paxil- 5 days (February 2016)

Zoloft- 11 days (February 2016)

BuSpar-2 days (June 2016)

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Ended up getting an Ativan at the ER yesterday because I thought pneumonia was flaring up. Turned out to be a panic attack. They gave me a prescription for Atarax until I can talk to my doctor…which isn’t going to understand adverse reactions, especially 5 years later. 
 

I hate being stuck in this cycle of panic attacks. Still have 6 days left on this antibiotic. Do I just take the Atarax to get me through this antibiotic this week? 
 

I’ve gone 5 years with no meds, only needing my omegas, vitamin c & d and now I’m a mess. I’m so sad and feel so lost. 
 

 

mFrustrated

 

Celexa- 2 days (February 2016)

Paxil- 5 days (February 2016)

Zoloft- 11 days (February 2016)

BuSpar-2 days (June 2016)

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Please be very careful about taking benzos (Ativan) as they are highly addictive.  I'm sorry you are going through these health issues.  Do you absolutely have to take the atarax?   Are you allergic to the antibiotic?  Have you had an adverse reaction to the Atarax? 

 

Here are some calming techniques that are fast and simple to use.  The concept underlying the Claire Weekes method is that when we have anxiety about our anxiety, it just spirals up and up and gets out of control.  She says by accepting our anxiety, we can reduce it.  

 

Audio:  First Aid for Panic (4 minutes)
 
 
Then there is also CBT (cognitive behavior therapy) for anxiety and panic.  Hang in there, and keep us posted.  
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mFrustrated

Thank you. I appreciate your concern. haven’t taken any anxiety medication in 5 years since I had an adverse reaction to SSRI drugs. I absolutely do not want to take medication, but I was so exhausted from fighting covid and pneumonia all week, that I was desperate for sleep yesterday when I took the 1 Ativan at the ER. I have the Atarax to take in absolute necessary situations.  My anxiety has gotten so bad that I can’t function. Other than overcoming the bad reaction to drugs 5 years ago, I’ve not needed anxiety medication. I’m just at a loss as to why I’m experiencing this anxiety. 
 

 

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On 6/6/2021 at 7:00 PM, mFrustrated said:

Thank you. I appreciate your concern. haven’t taken any anxiety medication in 5 years since I had an adverse reaction to SSRI drugs. I absolutely do not want to take medication, but I was so exhausted from fighting covid and pneumonia all week, that I was desperate for sleep yesterday when I took the 1 Ativan at the ER. I have the Atarax to take in absolute necessary situations.  My anxiety has gotten so bad that I can’t function. Other than overcoming the bad reaction to drugs 5 years ago, I’ve not needed anxiety medication. I’m just at a loss as to why I’m experiencing this anxiety. 
 

 


update***
 

I finally talked to my doctor. She said stop taking the antibiotic and she’s ordering blood work for in the morning to see what my white blood count is. If my counts aren’t down, I don’t have to take anything else. She realized my body doesn’t metabolize doxycycline right after she looked at the gene testing I had done 5 years ago. 🙄 so praying for good blood counts tomorrow. 
 

In the meantime. I talked to our natural doctor. She also said stop taking everything, even all of my supplements. She’s gonna have me in on Thursday to do a work up to make sure all the supplements she’s had me on aren’t contributing to the problem. (She has had me on a regime for 2 months for adrenal fatigue and metal toxicity from a metal retainer I  had in my mouth). 

 All of this may explain why I’ve been having panic attacks the past few months. I think my system is worn out and just needs to rest. 
 

fingers crossed we’ve made some discoveries…

mFrustrated

 

Celexa- 2 days (February 2016)

Paxil- 5 days (February 2016)

Zoloft- 11 days (February 2016)

BuSpar-2 days (June 2016)

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Posted this in the symptoms thread, but wanted to put on my feed as well. I would love some positive support that this will get better. Anyone have experience? I don’t want to feel like this all summer and I’m desperate…
 

I have been dealing with internal jitters and panic attacks for about a month now. I’ve also lost my appetite and mostly have to make myself eat and have terrible brain fog & depersonalization. I had mild covid and mild pneumonia, and was on an antibiotic that I am confident my body did not do well with… but before that was taking some different supplements to try to rid a parasite and heal my gut & deal with exhaustion. 
 

I am 5 years post adverse reaction to 3 SSRIs (see the list below) and have been doing so well…almost feeling healed for about 2 years. Now I’m in a terrible spot and just don’t know what to do. Seems to have gotten worse as the weeks have gone on…

 

None of my normal helps are working (Epsom salt baths, camomile teas)…in fact, the salt baths make me feel even more jittery. 
 

Anyone have any thoughts? Do we think I just need to let my body heal?  
 

I’m so tired and just want to feel normal again. I do see a natural doc, and she said I just have to let my body reset. I just want to see some improvements. I feel like I can barely function…I’m a highly functioning mom, wife and teacher. I can’t even focus because I feel so bad. 

mFrustrated

 

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Still feeling pretty exhausted and in a constant state of fight or flight. My upper abdomen and back on the right side has been bothering me. Had some blood work done today, but I wouldn’t be surprised if they don’t find anything…

 

Also my heart rate resting is 100 and if I get up and move around, it’s worse. I just feel off. 
 

I’ve had a lot of nausea and some gagging, not really vomiting. 

 

I can barely function. I constantly worry about my health. Y’all, I was basically almost recovered after 5 years from a bad reaction to antidepressants. 
 

Can all of this really be a set back from some B vitamins, overcoming covid, and an antibiotic? 

 

 

mFrustrated

 

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Zoloft- 11 days (February 2016)

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Still struggling really bad tonight. I’d love to hear someone’s thoughts. 


My chiropractor still seems to think I’m having a reaction to everything even though I’ve stopped the meds & supplements. 
 

Super discouraged tonight…

mFrustrated

 

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Paxil- 5 days (February 2016)

Zoloft- 11 days (February 2016)

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Hi @mFrustrated

I am sorry to hear about your struggling.
I was reading your thread and I see you struggle with anxiety and panic attacks. 
What I find helpful when I feel extremely anxious is distracting if I can. If I keep following the anxious thoughts it only spirals into more fear and panic. It’s like being caught up in a loop that gets me stuck.

Music, and guided meditation is a big help for me. If you haven’t tried it I recommend you should give it a go. The thing about meditation is that you don’t have to be good at it. Even though you find yourself with a busy mind, that’s ok, just be aware of it and know these are only thoughts. Anxiety is vicious but it won’t harm you. You need to change you relationship with it, and that takes time, but you can do it. 
I also like listening to a podcast called ‘ the one you feed ‘ which has tons of good information on mental health and coping skills.


Praying for a relief for you.

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mFrustrated

Just updating. Still pretty miserable. Having lightheaded/dizzy spells, very little sleep, and feeling pretty hopeless. Just finished a beach vacation and didn’t enjoy myself…usually it’s my happy place. Not sure what to do, but really hoping I get some relief soon. 
 

 

mFrustrated

 

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Still struggling…doc recommended a juice cleanse to clean out toxins. My gut feels so much better, but anxiety, dizziness, and heart palpitations still very present. Currently wearing a heart monitor and waiting to have heart ultrasound to make sure my heart is okay. Was in the ER over the weekend, and EKG was fine. Not sure what’s causing the heart palpitations. Can’t even do daily tasks without heart rate going up. 
 

Is there anyone that went back into withdrawal symptoms after 5 years into recovery from severe reaction to antidepressants? I can’t even take my normal omega vitamins, probiotics, and Epsom salt baths without feeling crazy. I guess too many supplements, covid, and an adverse reaction to the antibiotic threw me for a loop. I would love to hear any success stories of coming out of an adverse reaction a second time. I read a story of a member having a second bad reaction to meds and taking her life on here, and I’m all kinds of freaked out. 

I am teacher and have to go back to work in 5 weeks. I’m 7 weeks into this mess, and feel very hopeless and discouraged. I don’t know how I’ll work when school starts back. I can’t even do normal tasks around my house. 
 

Any things you guys know to help? Any success stories? 

mFrustrated

 

Celexa- 2 days (February 2016)

Paxil- 5 days (February 2016)

Zoloft- 11 days (February 2016)

BuSpar-2 days (June 2016)

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Hi there. So sorry you’re feeling so bad. I had a series of adverse reactions to ssris 5 years ago as well, and while I was a couples years into healing, I had a major reaction to an antibiotic that set me back years. I’m still healing but slowly getting better over time and very sensitive to everything.
 

Although I’m not a success story, I just wanted you to know you’re not alone. There’s actually a few groups out there with others like us with the same stories. If you’re interested you can PM me and I’ll send you some links. I hope you feel better soon! My cns couldn’t handle anything when I had this reaction so I just had to cut out anything that touched my cns and it went uphill from there. 

2011-2014: 25-50mg Zoloft then CT via doctors advice. Some mild physical sx but fully functioning, unaware that withdrawal was a thing. Dr didn’t know why I was chronically dizzy with brain fog & advised to try Zoloft again.

2016: severe adverse reactions to Zoloft (1 dose), Paxil (3 weeks), celexa (2 weeks), buspar (1 dose), lamictal (4 doses). Ativan 12 times within a month. Also tried Xanax & klonopin a couple times. Each reaction became more severe. Kindled. Became disabled from these meds.

Drug free 12-16-2016
Month 1-20: +5% healing every month
Month 21- present: setback to acute from amoxicillin antibiotic (1 dose)
Month 32- 11 months into setback from antibiotic. Seems I was floxed by amoxicillin somehow. Horrific.

 

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