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sunnysideup69
5 hours ago, Cocopuffz17 said:

Well, this is interesting... I feel awful, but relieved at the same time. Because the feeling is not from withdrawals. I caught a cold and it is whooping my ass! But yay it is not WDs! 
 

Ha! Yes, I empathise, it's good to feel something, ANYTHING, that's not WD related.

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sunnysideup69
On 12/7/2019 at 3:07 PM, Cocopuffz17 said:

I notice you take fish oil at 1200 mg is that the pill total amount or the DHA amount ? I have been taking 8000 mg with 1000 mg of that being DHA, I am fairly confident that is why I didn’t get brain zaps like so many people say as they mention fish oil helping. I had been taking that supplement before my tapering started. 

Hey @Cocopuffz17, apologies, missed this question. 

1200mg is the total pill amount, will checkout the ratios and bare in mind for future tapering!

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Cocopuffz17

Cold is still here, feeling slightly better though. 
 

Headache, muscle spasms and tinnitus today. 
 

Everyday that passes is one day closer to being healed! 

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Cocopuffz17
4 hours ago, sunnysideup69 said:

Merry Christmas @Cocopuffz17 :)

Merry Christmas to you as well!!! Have a great holidays! 

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Cocopuffz17

Well my cold is almost gone! That was a week long of getting my butt kicked, o well. I did eat traditional holiday food and bang... headaches and tinnitus return almost instantly. I have been having muscle spasms as well. The metallic taste in my mouth has subsided. Brain fog is also lifting. Almost at 11 months paroxetine free!! Letssss do itt! Wishing the best for everyone in the new year! 

 

Everyday that passes is one day closer to being healed! :) 

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mustafa

Ooooh Coco, 

Very nice to read this, I know you are like me, looking forward to this day you shout and say : iam antidepressants' free😍😍

Iam glad you feel you are knocking the door of total recover❤️.

Good night to you dear.

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ShiningLight

@Cocopuffz17 So excited for you to be almost a year off paroxitene! That's amazing to contemplate. Wonderful too that the brain fog is lifting. Hope the cold follows suit.

 

Wishing you a happy new year! I appreciate your support. 💜

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Cocopuffz17
7 hours ago, mustafa said:

Ooooh Coco, 

Very nice to read this, I know you are like me, looking forward to this day you shout and say : iam antidepressants' free😍😍

Iam glad you feel you are knocking the door of total recover❤️.

Good night to you dear.

 

I cannot wait for the day that I am fully healed!! It is coming ! 

 

1 hour ago, ShiningLight said:

@Cocopuffz17 So excited for you to be almost a year off paroxitene! That's amazing to contemplate. Wonderful too that the brain fog is lifting. Hope the cold follows suit.

 

Wishing you a happy new year! I appreciate your support. 💜

 

Thanks! It has been getting better and better! I would of not dreamt of being in this situation after how I felt a short 4-5 months ago! Thank you for all your support! Yes, it is nice to be able to process information now, my short term memory is still struggling abit, but it is definitely improving! 

 

You as well! All the best in the new year! 

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Guilietta

Hello Cocopuffz17

 

Happy New Year and thanks for your ongoing support - particularly your mentioning the heart pounding issues.  ;)

 

Congratulations on the milestone - 1 year off paxil. I am so happy that you can say this - and that your side effects have dwindled (although some still hanging around).

On 12/27/2019 at 4:08 PM, Cocopuffz17 said:

I did eat traditional holiday food and bang... headaches and tinnitus return almost instantly. I have been having muscle spasms as well

 

Sorry about this - I also  committed this 'sin' and have had the same headaches and tinnitus return. Same with muscle spasms. Ironic it is the 'giving' time of the year. 😎

 

Good that you are able to think clearly - another major win - and I wish you the very best for continued healing in 2020.

 

Hugs,

Giulietta

 

 

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Erell

Wish you a happy and healthy year dear you ❤️

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sunnysideup69

Happy New Year! Xxx

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Cocopuffz17
2 minutes ago, sunnysideup69 said:

Happy New Year! Xxx

You as well, Happy New Year!! 

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rola

happy new year 😘

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Cocopuffz17
8 hours ago, rola said:

happy new year 😘

You as well! Happy new year! 

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Cocopuffz17

Little anxiety today.

 

On the weekend I was able to improve my leg press to a personal best of 720 lbs.  :)

It is almost unbelievable to me that I am now setting personal bests in the gym....especially after I was unable to do 1 push up at a time when fatigue was crushing me a short 5 months ago. 

It does get better, keep pushing! I strongly believe I would not of been able to do this without nutrition changes.

Remember everyday that passes is one day closer to being healed !!!!! All the best to everyone in the new year ! 

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mustafa
On 1/7/2020 at 3:56 AM, Cocopuffz17 said:

Little anxiety today.

 

On the weekend I was able to improve my leg press to a personal best of 720 lbs.  :)

It is almost unbelievable to me that I am now setting personal bests in the gym....especially after I was unable to do 1 push up at a time when fatigue was crushing me a short 5 months ago. 

It does get better, keep pushing! I strongly believe I would not of been able to do this without nutrition changes.

Remember everyday that passes is one day closer to being healed !!!!! All the best to everyone in the new year ! 

Hi Coco, very well to hear that , keep going, you will be there too soon.❤️

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Cocopuffz17
9 hours ago, mustafa said:

Hi Coco, very well to hear that , keep going, you will be there too soon.❤️

Hello, Thank you. I am well on my way. I would of not been able to do it without the help of everyone on this forum. This is by far the hardest thing I've ever gone through and I wanted to go back on medication numerous times when the WDs got so bad. Thanks everyone! 

 

Remember everyday that passes is one day closer to being healed! :) 

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mustafa
53 minutes ago, Cocopuffz17 said:

This is by far the hardest thing I've ever gone through and I wanted to go back on medication numerous times when the WDs got so bad.

This is what we have to, for infinite times, thank the founders of SA for, @Altostrata, I know you may not like all these thanks but you don't know how SA helped us❤️❤️❤️.

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Cocopuffz17

Well fatigue came back today. I could not make it into work. I slept 14 ish hrs and anxiety spiked. Just a little blip. 
 

Everyday that passes is one day closer to being healed! 

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I’m feeling way better! Today is 1 day away from 11 months Paroxetine free! I cannot believe the improvement from the beginning of this journey! 
 

Everyday that passes is one day closer to being healed. Keep pushing ! 

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sunnysideup69
On 1/12/2020 at 3:04 AM, Cocopuffz17 said:

I’m feeling way better! Today is 1 day away from 11 months Paroxetine free! I cannot believe the improvement from the beginning of this journey! 
 

Everyday that passes is one day closer to being healed. Keep pushing ! 

This is so great to read, @Cocopuffz17 :) You've hung in there and I love your mindset. It's inspiring.

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Cocopuffz17
1 hour ago, sunnysideup69 said:

This is so great to read, @Cocopuffz17 :) You've hung in there and I love your mindset. It's inspiring.

Thanks! I really appreciate that! I’m glad it inspires you! Have a great day! 

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Cocopuffz17

Well that last 3 days have been a wave. Headaches/tinnitus returned and are smashing me pretty good. Fatigue spiked today and I had to sleep way longer today. I also woke up at 2 am puking.... not sure if this is WD related or not. I have never done this in my life and the only time I puked during WD was immediately after going to 0 mg. 
 

Keeping the grind on. 
 

Everyday that passes is one day closer to being healed! 

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sunnysideup69
On 1/24/2020 at 3:31 AM, Cocopuffz17 said:

Well that last 3 days have been a wave. Headaches/tinnitus returned and are smashing me pretty good. Fatigue spiked today and I had to sleep way longer today. I also woke up at 2 am puking.... not sure if this is WD related or not. I have never done this in my life and the only time I puked during WD was immediately after going to 0 mg. 
 

Keeping the grind on. 
 

Everyday that passes is one day closer to being healed! 

 

Hey Cocopuffz, thanks for your encouragement on my thread. Sorry you have to put up with a wave, but as you know, it's further healing happening.

 

You're doing great! Sending good wishes your way for better days to come again very soon :) 

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Cocopuffz17
4 hours ago, sunnysideup69 said:

 

Hey Cocopuffz, thanks for your encouragement on my thread. Sorry you have to put up with a wave, but as you know, it's further healing happening.

 

You're doing great! Sending good wishes your way for better days to come again very soon :) 


You are welcome! Yes, yes we do know that. It’s our body taking us back to normal. It’s a war zone in there as it is reversing all the damage ADs have done. But the body is a wonderful machine and will return us to normal! 
 

Thanks, they will come! 

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The wave has lifted. I feel great right now 😊😊. It’s amazing how it can change on a dime with withdrawal! 
 

Each day that passes is one day closer to being healed!!! 🤗

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Miracle123
On 1/31/2020 at 9:18 AM, Cocopuffz17 said:

The wave has lifted. I feel great right now 😊😊. It’s amazing how it can change on a dime with withdrawal! 
 

Each day that passes is one day closer to being healed!!! 🤗

Keep going with your good attitude and positive thinking. You will be continues healing and back to your baseline. Keep it up.

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10 minutes ago, Miracle123 said:

Keep going with your good attitude and positive thinking. You will be continues healing and back to your baseline. Keep it up.

Thanks for stopping by! I appreciate it! 
Everyday that passes is one day closer to being healed!! 

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4 hours ago, Cocopuffz17 said:

Thanks for stopping by! I appreciate it! 
Everyday that passes is one day closer to being healed!! 

That's is exactly im faced during early withdrawal by waiting day by day passes hope for healing and recovery. Be strong and you will reach your fully recovery. Take good care.

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Dragon

Hi Cocopuffz. Just thought I'd mention how your thread has inspired me. I love your daily mantra "Everyday that passes etc." I too have wondered about digestive issues being central to withdrawal from ADs. I'm tapering from lansoprazole at the moment and it's a long haul. I'm 8 months off venlafaxine (effexor) now and still getting symptoms but have seen lots of improvement. Keep smiling. xx

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Cocopuffz17
6 hours ago, Dragon said:

Hi Cocopuffz. Just thought I'd mention how your thread has inspired me. I love your daily mantra "Everyday that passes etc." I too have wondered about digestive issues being central to withdrawal from ADs. I'm tapering from lansoprazole at the moment and it's a long haul. I'm 8 months off venlafaxine (effexor) now and still getting symptoms but have seen lots of improvement. Keep smiling. xx


Thanks! We have two choices going through this.... be negative and make everyday worse or be positive and a good chunk of the days are bearable and before you know it you are out the other side. 
 

I know these drugs cause massive distress on the GI tract. Did you develop any autoimmune conditions while on your medication? 
 

I will! Today is 1 year off paroxetine! So it’s a mild milestone as I am not fully recovered yet. But soooo much better than where I was! 

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I don't know if it was auto-immune. It wasn't diagnosed as such, but I did have extreme stomach acid problems, causing burning, reflux and pain. As I have suffered from a stomach ulcer in the past, it was assumed to be linked to that. Of course stomach ulcers don't arise for no reason so........who knows.

 I also had extreme muscle weakness which caused them to look for myasthenia gravis, but it wasn't there. Possibly subclinical. I don't know. That's getting better now I've been off for 8 months.

I totally agree that the way we think has a great deal of influence on how recovery goes. I've been able to help my extreme anxiety by looking for the positive, and especially the humour, in my situation. That saves me from descending into horror. When I'm able to poke fun at myself it also seems to make my other half much more sympathetic !! That helps us both.

Sorry you are having to suffer a wave just now, but I'm sure you'll get past it.

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Cathy4
15 hours ago, Cocopuffz17 said:

Did you develop any autoimmune conditions while on your medication? 

Hi @Cocopuffz17

I just have to say that I definitely developed an autoimmune condition after being on the sertraline for 8 or so years, and when diagnosed with this (Hashimoto’s) a couple years ago, I immediately suspected the medication.  I wonder if the ssri has caused it.  I spent tons of time & money trying to heal my gut with this functional medicine doctor, and now, after beginning to taper, I’m having worse gut issues than I’ve ever had.  Did you develop an autoimmune condition as well while on the Paxil?  
 

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Cocopuffz17
11 hours ago, Dragon said:

I don't know if it was auto-immune. It wasn't diagnosed as such, but I did have extreme stomach acid problems, causing burning, reflux and pain. As I have suffered from a stomach ulcer in the past, it was assumed to be linked to that. Of course stomach ulcers don't arise for no reason so........who knows.

 I also had extreme muscle weakness which caused them to look for myasthenia gravis, but it wasn't there. Possibly subclinical. I don't know. That's getting better now I've been off for 8 months.

I totally agree that the way we think has a great deal of influence on how recovery goes. I've been able to help my extreme anxiety by looking for the positive, and especially the humour, in my situation. That saves me from descending into horror. When I'm able to poke fun at myself it also seems to make my other half much more sympathetic !! That helps us both.

Sorry you are having to suffer a wave just now, but I'm sure you'll get past it.

These drugs act like PPIs on the stomach. I wish I would of known this long ago and I would of been getting PH tests done on my stomach acid to confirm this. 
 

I hope things get better for you! Great mindset to have! Thanks, I know they will just a little blip on the radar! 

1 hour ago, Cathy4 said:

Hi @Cocopuffz17

I just have to say that I definitely developed an autoimmune condition after being on the sertraline for 8 or so years, and when diagnosed with this (Hashimoto’s) a couple years ago, I immediately suspected the medication.  I wonder if the ssri has caused it.  I spent tons of time & money trying to heal my gut with this functional medicine doctor, and now, after beginning to taper, I’m having worse gut issues than I’ve ever had.  Did you develop an autoimmune condition as well while on the Paxil?  
 

I would as well. I came down with erythema multiforme about 7 years ago and doctors said they don’t know what causes it. Looking back that was my first sign that the medication was causing distress in my body. Sounds very similar to me. I spent $1000 with naturopaths and such. I also developed alopecia that I have had for the past 4 years..... and looky looky now that I’m off the medication my hair is growing back. 
 

I have followed The Plant Paradox by Dr.Gundry and the inflammation in my body has decreased dramatically. My keloid scar has disappeared after having to get steroid shots in it x2 a year. My tooth pain has disappeared( I had this tooth refilled 4 times with little improvement). The mixture of changing my nutrition and coming off this medication have reversed all my health conditions. Also the anxiety I went on the drug in the first place..... is no where to be seen! 

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10 hours ago, Cocopuffz17 said:

The mixture of changing my nutrition and coming off this medication have reversed all my health conditions. Also the anxiety I went on the drug in the first place..... is no where to be seen! 

@Cocopuffz17

I’m so glad to hear this.  This is my second day doing the Gundry protocol.  I had NO idea how harmful these medications are, and the sad thing is, my therapist heavily persuaded me to go on them 20 years ago.  I trusted him so much that I went against my gut.  
I’m so glad your hair is growing back, too.  As we end another day of healing, I’m grateful to have this forum and the strength & support its members.  🤗
 

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