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Edmunds

In my current withdrawal from both venlafaxine and bupropion I experience considerable mental fatigue much of the day, in addition to anxiety, derealization, and other symptoms. I know that fatigue is common in withdrawal. I cope with it a bit better by theorizing that my my brain is working long, difficult hours trying to get stabilized and that this process burns extra amounts of bio energy. Does this theory make sense?

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Dizzy4

yep! with that in mind, pace yourself as much as possible I guess. its made a difference for me - accepting that this is how it is at the moment.  My doctor is assisting me by giving my work guidelines - a one hour lunch break (every one else is on 30 minutes) and a 4.30pm finish time. A lot of stress for me has come from trying to push through as normal with mental fatigue, this meant losing things, being late, being embarrassed.. eventually anxious (even though this is not a withdrawal symptom for me). I should have pulled back a bit and I would have recovered more quickly. I know it is hard if you work.. I used to tell work I had a migraine (a white lie as that was my neurologist diagnosis). My head is sore and foggy today from work yesterday and having to compose a timeline of my withdrawal two days ago 🙄. I'm going to get on the treadmill and later do some Headspace (app - to try to clear things up in there a bit), I should get out amongst the trees I suppose - thats the best! 

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