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@RusTWWell with me. It switches between headaches, off balance, then urinary symptoms. Plus, my bowels again began to close up again with tight stools. Though, I wasn't have this since last September. 

 

For the last two months I was having chest pains or back pains that went away last week, and now to what I'm having now. They mirror how I was before taking my medication. If it were just urinary I'd go for it.  At the moment, I'm freaking out that I have a brain tumor with these symptoms and plus I just found out a person I followed closely passed away off Ovarian Cancer at 26. 

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manny03

Just wanted to give an update. 

 

Sadly, at the moment I'm still experiencing tension headaches or head pressure again with feeling off balance. However, they're not constant which is a relief. Only when I'm stressed or workout is when these symptoms are triggered. 

 

Yesterday, I had small rash break out. Hadn't one since eight months. Though, it went away. 

 

But finally the urinary symptoms are calming down.    

 

This time a year go when I entered full withdrawals with sharp pains in stomach and constant heartburn. In hindsight, rather have this. Hopefully over the next year these symptoms finally fade out. Though, like Alto has mentioned and she experienced herself, the symptoms do mutate. So let's see what happens. 

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Leo1983

Im just bored with it!

 

WD is boring. 

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manny03
6 minutes ago, Leo1983 said:

Im just bored with it!

 

WD is boring. 

 

I know man. Same here. I"m more than exasperated with it since I can't even do a regular run, be able to laugh or even feel happy without triggering a symptom.  

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Leo1983

19 month for me..... 

 

Each day inwake up and think heres away again another day of pretending i feel ok. 

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manny03

18 months for me man. 

 

Some days, I think well seems were ok. Other's are like great, this game again. Lovely. Thanks brain. 

 

 

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Leo1983

Anxiety head pressure and strong low mood are my 3 issues. Nothing else just those.

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2 minutes ago, Leo1983 said:

Anxiety head pressure and strong low mood are my 3 issues. Nothing else just those.

 

With me its just the Head pressure and off balance, and some anger issues are the lingering symptoms since my urinary symptoms are calming down.  Besides that, its just my regular anxiety that I'm able to separate from my WD symptoms. 

 

Going pass that, I'm almost out of it. I feel more myself now than before, but realized the time I've wasted due to this. Its overwhelming to say the least. 

 

 

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manny03

wishing a merry xmas to all of you fellow withdrawal survivors. 

 

A year ago, I was bed ridden with multiple withdrawal symptoms. It was the worst Christmas in my life. This year, I might still have some (head pressure/weird muscle symptoms/off balance) however I was able to go out to our annual family reunion, and enjoyed myself even to the extent on playing jenga with my niece and causing some fun ruckus with my cousins with symptoms and all.

 

It might be a rocky long journey though we'll get there at the end of it sooner or later.  

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manny03

Happy new year to all. 

 

Well, it seems getting the seasonal cold flared up my W/D symptoms since I've been having bad tension headaches, feeling weak/ and or off balance just how I was at the start of my W/D in summer 2018. I began to freak out that perhaps I have a brain tumor. However, I was seen by two different doctors who did neuro exams, and mentioned that everything is fine in their part. I didn't need an MRI. Though, one of them delve into my psychiatric history and also contribute this to either my anxiety or my cold turkey. More than a year with these symptoms its just unbearable. 

 

 

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Leo1983

Come on lad.

 

Your nearly there.

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2 minutes ago, Leo1983 said:

Come on lad.

 

Your nearly there.

I know. I remember how bad it was at the beginning, I just want this to be done. though, I do agree I'm almost at the finish line since all of the other symptoms I've mentioned on my thread over this entire affair are gone. 

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manny03

Update

 

The symptoms that I reported a few weeks back have calmed down. I haven't worked out, just done daily walks. At the moment, you can say, I'm in 'W/D' normal at the moment, were I do get slight symptoms though they're not as harsh as before.  Here are my present symptoms after 16 months. 

 

Headaches that shift from front to back of the head, to the top, or just feel muscle tension though not as bad as before. 

Slight off balance/ being on the boat feeling (though far improved) - almost gone to be frank - knock on wood. 

Slight ear pressure/pain.

Slight urinary symptoms that switches back and forth from my head to pelvic area. 

Slight anxiety were I think I'll lose my breath or my vision goes blurry when it doesn't. Weird, scary and freaky sensations. 

Slight sexual overdrive (yikes) I hope that gets over with. 

 

I have to say, there are some moments like the last two to three days were I thought I was my old self with almost no symptoms which scared me since its been so long I've felt normal. Then, I do get slight waves here and there. So, like I've written previously I'm almost at the end of this. 

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eboyd

That is good to hear!  It helps to remember how bad it was at the beginning.  My worst waves now don't even compare with waves at the beginning.  It is proof you are healing.  Hang in there.  You might just be 100% by this summer.  Stay positive!

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6 hours ago, eboyd said:

That is good to hear!  It helps to remember how bad it was at the beginning.  My worst waves now don't even compare with waves at the beginning.  It is proof you are healing.  Hang in there.  You might just be 100% by this summer.  Stay positive!

 

I do hope at my two years I'm finally out of this nightmare. The symptoms that I've previously described are scary, though not as bad as how they were back when it started. I'm crossing my fingers for better days. :) 

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Update

 

Well my symptoms are in the process of changing I think since most of the symptoms that I had are almost gone and some old ones are coming back though with less intensity. 

 

The urinary symptoms as off last week are 90% gone. 

Hyper-sex drive is almost gone. 

Bowel issues are almost gone. 

Off balance issues also are almost gone. 

 

Though, some of the head pressure symptoms, irritability, heartburn like symptoms, and body aches are coming back though not as intense as it was more than six months ago. So I have to say I'm in W/D normal at the moment. 'knock in wood' that over time it finally becomes to my normal self and finally write my success story.  Though, it has been a long arduous process. 

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Update

 

Well at the moment, after 17 months, you can say I'm in W/D normal now. There several days or weeks were I feel finally normal then get a minute symptoms. Here's what's lingering. 

 

Slight headaches that shift and or slight feeling off balance (was at the start of my W/D) 

Slight body aches and or body stiffness (on my neck muscles, face and arms)

Slight sensation of anxiety. 

Once in a blue moon, my vision slightly refocusing which is weird. 

 

Besides that, like I mentioned in my last update, I'm almost at the end, I think. Crossing my fingers. :) 

 

 

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It's been a while since I've come around here. I'll just give you a small update after almost 19 months. 

 

Most of the symptoms that I last mentioned are still lingering but not as bad as it used to be. Remaining symptoms are

 

Slight shifting headaches

Muscle tension/stiffness on my neck muscle (perhaps main cause of my headaches)

Slight off feeling/balance sensation. 

Slight Anxiety and vision issues. 

 

I didn't want to post this, however I perhaps came down with a mild case of COVID-19. 

 

I went to drop my pops at LAX (main airport in the LA area) in mid February. It was mentioned that some of the law enforcement officials had come down it. I had a feeling I might get infected. 

 

After two weeks, just as I suspected I and my mom began to have symptoms. 

 

Here's the symptoms that I had

 

Day 1. Sharp Headaches

Day 2. Body Weakness

Day 3. Body aches, headaches, skyrocketing fever, chills. 

Day 4. Same as Day 3, but felt even weaker, like someone sucked the energy away from me. Slight cough

Day 5. Constant dry cough, sensitive gums, feeling like I was going to faint, nausea and diarrhea 

Day 6. Same as Day 5

Day 7. Symptoms began to improve, however the scary symptoms began to show up. Congestion on my right nostril. 

Day 8. Severe congestion, felt like I couldn't breath from my right lung, and felt pressure on my left pectoral. 

Day 9. Same as day 8, but now feeling like some hit my chest with a sledgehammer, constant body aches, and slight cough.  

Day 10. Same as the last three days. 

Day 11. Symptoms slowly began to improve. 

Day 12. Chest pains, and breathing issues went away. 

 

I'm Day 20 and still have slight cough, congestion,  but breathing normally that I've even did 10 minute jumping rope.

 

During this time, I drank a lot of orange juice, took vitamin c pills, ate vitamin c candies, took some fever suppressors, amoxicillin to fight this. Some say I had the flu, but I know Flu doesn't cause some of the issues that I went through. 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

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RusTW

Manny wish you well friend. 

Russ

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RusTW

How are you 

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manny03
On 5/6/2020 at 5:37 AM, RusTW said:

How are you 

Hey Rus! 

 

At the moment, I'm nursing a bruised knee since I hit it with my car last weekend...being clumsy. 

 

Withdrawal wise to be frank I don't know if I'm in the middle of a nice window, but let's say I'm 95% back to where I was in January of 2018 - a few months before my medication pooped out on me. Almost no symptoms at all.  One of the markers is that ever since I C/T I couldn't go and run 1.5/2 mile runs since I would have horrible head pressures or feel woozy. Before my injury, I was running three times a week for the last two weeks w/o any problem - besides wearing protective wear around my face. This week I was about to push myself and run two to three miles.  Though, like I mentioned before, I still have slight symptoms, minute as they're, rather be here than how I was last year were my body was going haywire.

 

Here are the symptoms that are still lingering

Slight headache/woozy after I eat or about to pass a bowel movement

Slight bloating

Slight body aches here or there

Urinary and bowel symptoms - feeling like I need to number two more than number one like last year.

Slight vision issues - my vision takes its time to adjust itself when I wake up.  

 

I'm inching closer to the finish line and finally posting my success story.  

 

 

 

 

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Update

 

In just two months it will be two years since I stopped taking my antidepressant, and still have some symptoms. At the moment, it seems my electrical sensation feeling and bloating that I had in my stomach at the beginning of my w/d has come back while other symptoms have gone away - especially the constant headaches. Though, it seems not as a intense as it was at the beginning. I hope its just last minute rewiring that's occurring. 

 

 

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On 5/7/2020 at 6:45 AM, manny03 said:

Hey Rus! 

 

At the moment, I'm nursing a bruised knee since I hit it with my car last weekend...being clumsy. 

 

Withdrawal wise to be frank I don't know if I'm in the middle of a nice window, but let's say I'm 95% back to where I was in January of 2018 - a few months before my medication pooped out on me. Almost no symptoms at all.  One of the markers is that ever since I C/T I couldn't go and run 1.5/2 mile runs since I would have horrible head pressures or feel woozy. Before my injury, I was running three times a week for the last two weeks w/o any problem - besides wearing protective wear around my face. This week I was about to push myself and run two to three miles.  Though, like I mentioned before, I still have slight symptoms, minute as they're, rather be here than how I was last year were my body was going haywire.

 

Here are the symptoms that are still lingering

Slight headache/woozy after I eat or about to pass a bowel movement

Slight bloating

Slight body aches here or there

Urinary and bowel symptoms - feeling like I need to number two more than number one like last year.

Slight vision issues - my vision takes its time to adjust itself when I wake up.  

 

I'm inching closer to the finish line and finally posting my success story.  

 

 

 

 

Glad to hear you're doing better. I think some of the digestive symptoms will linger a little bit I get those to myself. I read somewhere back in your thread that somebody passed that you were following I'm sorry to hear that. Cancer is a vicious thing.

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1 hour ago, manny03 said:

Update

 

In just two months it will be two years since I stopped taking my antidepressant, and still have some symptoms. At the moment, it seems my electrical sensation feeling and bloating that I had in my stomach at the beginning of my w/d has come back while other symptoms have gone away - especially the constant headaches. Though, it seems not as a intense as it was at the beginning. I hope its just last minute rewiring that's occurring. 

 

 

There was a doctor his name was herring and he studied recovery and explained that your symptoms as you recover will go away in Reverse so hopefully that's what's happening to you. It seems like that happened to me.

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2 minutes ago, RusTW said:

There was a doctor his name was herring and he studied recovery and explained that your symptoms as you recover will go away in Reverse so hopefully that's what's happening to you. It seems like that happened to me.

 

The gal passed away in December. She had late stage ovarian cancer. The girl was barely 26. :( 

 

Regarding my symptoms.

 

Off balance issues has been the main thing I've had ever since day one and it comes and goes. These past three weeks I was 'normal' no symptoms. 

 

My mind is going back to that dark place again with my symptoms. However, I do remind myself that at the beginning of the year, I had constant headaches and before the entire COVID issue, I went to two ERs and got the all clear.

 

Now thinking about it, I'm also having vision issues like I did at the beginning also since I'm having problems focusing in the morning, just like I did two months into W/D.

 

With my stomach symptoms, they're almost the exact symptoms I had in December 2018 - April 2019 that just four months into my W/D.

 

I know who you're talking about. Leo also mentioned that once you're going into the final stages of w/d, the symptoms begin to go in reverse. I'm like great. If this is going to happen, then next symptoms that I had was being constantly constipated, sharp headaches, then horrible crying spells, akathesia, being moody and overeating like a pig. If its going to be like that...oh boy...I'm about to gain some weight again. :(   

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