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JD88: Feeling numb and disconnected

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Hi all,


I felt depressed around beginning of April realised something was wrong.


I have depression and OCD. 


I went to my doctors and they put me on citalopram which i was on about a year and a half ago took ages to work then then finally did and I was better again also with talk plus counselling. 


I was on citalopram for 2 weeks last month and it didn't agree with me I was so sick so I changed to sertraline for 2 - 3 weeks and it still made me ill and my ocd worse.With my doctors advice she signed me off for a week and I came off them completely.


I went back for a follow up appointment Monday I'm off them completely. However, I still feel numb and disconnected like I can't feel anything even though I know the love and happiness and support is there but I feel like I'm on the outside of my life looking in and my OCD is going in to over drive because I'm worried about it.


I'm still doing talk plus counselling. I just want to know had anyone experienced this and how long does it take to get your emotions back?


If anyone has any advice please let me know,


Jen :)

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Hi JD and welcome to SA,


It will be helpful for us to know some additional information about your drug history.


Please create a drug signature Create Your SignaturePhone Instructions:  Withdrawal History Signature.


  • Please include details for the last 12-18 months of  all drugs, dates, doses and discontinuations & reinstatements.  If you can't remember dates, please write it as "early March" or "mid-August".
  • Please provide a summary of any drugs prior to that which can just be listed with start and stop years.
  • Please include all prescription, non-prescription drugs and supplements you are currently taking.
  • Please also remember to update it with date and dose whenever make a change so that it remains current. Thank you.


QUESTION:  Where you diagnosed with OCD before ever taking drugs?


Once we know more about your situation we will be better able to offer suggestions.


This is your own Intro topic where you can ask questions and journal your progress.  If you click "Follow" top right you will be notified when someone responds.

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Some people might think I'm just bumping this to get my post counter turning over so I can give cc a run for her money....and there  could be some to truth to that.


But I'm also popping in to say JD we haven't heard from you for so long and it would be great to have an update.

Someone pm'd to say I notice nz11 that you are bumping a lot of threads of people we haven't heard from. We probably haven't heard from them because they got better and are off meds and getting on with their lives. I wish this to be so.


Feel free to update at any time of your choosing.

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I am a lot better in my self I went on venlafaxine got a new job closer to home me and my partner are very happy. I am tapering off venlafaxine now very slowly as it's a tough one to come off but all good :) finished counselling feeling good :) 

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