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Are you sensitive to light or sound? Do you work in an unusually dusty environment or with a lot of fumes?

 

Does the sick feeling happen at any particular time of day?

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3 hours ago, Altostrata said:

Are you sensitive to light or sound? Do you work in an unusually dusty environment or with a lot of fumes?

 

Does the sick feeling happen at any particular time of day?

 

No sensitivity to Light or Sound. The sick feeling comes in waves and an last days or weeks. I call it the serotonin feeling reason being I first felt it when I first got on Paxil initially in 2003. Also felt it when I once took a large dose of 5htp and felt it again in WD.

Paxil 10mg 2004-2011

7.5mg 4months

5mg. 4months

2.5mg.8 months no wd issues

Dropped pax 4-10-12

5-9-12 started prozac to alleviate symptoms (no relief)

5-22-12 reinstated paxil 2.5mg

5-28-12 5mg pax (couldn't tolerate sides)

6-22-12 Pax 2.5

6-30-12 Pax O

Cerebrolysin to help with wd at 29 months. Horrible decision much worse.

Still suffering sever Brain fog, Confusion, slow thinking,And just feeling sick and weird (hard to explain),facial twitching, weakness, shaking and jerking

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Are you sensitive to light or heat?

This is not medical advice. Discuss any decisions about your medical care with a knowledgeable medical practitioner.

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23 hours ago, Altostrata said:

Are you sensitive to light or heat?

 

 

No

Paxil 10mg 2004-2011

7.5mg 4months

5mg. 4months

2.5mg.8 months no wd issues

Dropped pax 4-10-12

5-9-12 started prozac to alleviate symptoms (no relief)

5-22-12 reinstated paxil 2.5mg

5-28-12 5mg pax (couldn't tolerate sides)

6-22-12 Pax 2.5

6-30-12 Pax O

Cerebrolysin to help with wd at 29 months. Horrible decision much worse.

Still suffering sever Brain fog, Confusion, slow thinking,And just feeling sick and weird (hard to explain),facial twitching, weakness, shaking and jerking

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It does sound like you have autonomic symptoms dating from drug mishaps, but it is possible you have these symptoms from some other factor.

 

Not sure what we can suggest. Please read One theory of antidepressant withdrawal syndrome

dysautonomia

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TryingToHoldOn

Hi,

 

i tried to pm you by it said you couldn’t receive any messages.  I was wondering how you’re doing now?  Have you seen any improvement at all?

 

i’m also wondering if you can describe your serotonin sickness.  I have an indescribable sickness that I experience as well.  It comes in sort of a windows and waves fashion, but is extremely debilitating.

 

i hope this message finds you well.

Mid 2014 - June 2016 (~ 2.5 yrs): sertraline 75mg. Under advice of my Pysch NP, weaned off in 1 month

Sept 2017 - Feb 2017 (6 months): Latuda (dose 20mg up to 80mg). Under advice of Psych NP, weaned off in 6 weeks (Jan - mid Feb). Tirtated down 20mg every 2 weeks.

Nov 2017 - Feb 2017 (3 months): lamictal 100mg. Abruptly taken off. This was the "wean": 100mg, 50mg, then off

Feb 2017: sertraline 150mg for 1 week to bring me out of a severe suicidal depression. Abruptly stopped due to serotonin syndrome. Tried to reinstate 50mg a week later, but the serotonin syndrome symptoms came back. Not possible to reinstate sertraline.

March 2017: remeron 7.5mg. Took one dose that knocked me out for two days. Refused to take it again

February 2017 - March 2017: Ativan 1mg. Took 5 pills total spread out over the course of 3 weeks. No longer taking it.

6/16/18 - 6/26: celexa 1.25mg

6/27/18 - 6/29: celexa 2.5mg, 6/29 had burning and agitation within 30min of dose

6/30/18 - present: celexa 1.25mg

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Hi Fj,

 

I read this and it gave me hope in a weird way.  See i am 6 years out and I too came across a very bad wave out of the blue.  I feel like i was doing pretty well for a year or two , just having the normal small waves and then returning to baseline... nothing to crazy.  The on I'm currently on though has lasted me almost 2 weeks and it's all extreme anxiety and fear.  Since it's been so long i started to wonder if this is the new me or that my current anxiety and fear are now my issues that i need to overcome because they won't go away with time.  It's scary because i'm not able to make much progress at all in combatting the anxiety and fear so if my healing doens't come... well i don't know what i'll do.  This definitely reminds me of year one and it's hopeful to read your incident as it encourages me that this is just a big WD wave and it too will pass.  

 

Did it ever pass for your or did you do something on your own to help get through it? 

 

Well wishes your way.  Hope your doing good.

Paxil 40mg - 14 years starting 1999.  Last dose of paxil was January 2013.  2017-2019 fish oil, KAL magnesium glycinate 400 and Melatonin 1mg, Creatine Monohydrate 5mg, D-Ribose 500mg.  Just recently during a big crash i have taken Tylenol and Benadryl to reduce anxiety. Also tried Ashgawandha

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In response to your PM question.

 

There are many existing topics on SA.  I like to use google and add survivingantidepressants.org to my search term.

 

low-dose-naltrexone-ldn-anyone

 

FINISH LINE here I come!!!

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Current from 11 September 2021:  Pristiq 0.04mg

ADs since ~1992:  25+ years - 1 unknown, Prozac (muscle weakness), Zoloft; citalopram (pooped out) CTed (very sick for 2.5 wks a few months after); Pristiq:  50mg 2012, 100mg beg 2013 (Serotonin Toxicity)  Tapering Oct 2015 

My tapering program   My Intro (goes to my tapering graph)  My website

PLEASE NOTE:  I am not a medical professional.  I provide information and make suggestions.

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On 6/5/2018 at 5:27 PM, TryingToHoldOn said:

Hi,

 

i tried to pm you by it said you couldn’t receive any messages.  I was wondering how you’re doing now?  Have you seen any improvement at all?

 

i’m also wondering if you can describe your serotonin sickness.  I have an indescribable sickness that I experience as well.  It comes in sort of a windows and waves fashion, but is extremely debilitating.

 

i hope this message finds you well.

It just a weird sick feeling. The reason I call it the serotonin sickness is becuase I felt the same way when I tried 5htp (prior to WD) and when I was first put on Paxil. As for how I am doing I am still very ill and have gotten worse. I have managed to keep working through this and I believe that was a mistake. THe stress of the situation has just made me worse.

Paxil 10mg 2004-2011

7.5mg 4months

5mg. 4months

2.5mg.8 months no wd issues

Dropped pax 4-10-12

5-9-12 started prozac to alleviate symptoms (no relief)

5-22-12 reinstated paxil 2.5mg

5-28-12 5mg pax (couldn't tolerate sides)

6-22-12 Pax 2.5

6-30-12 Pax O

Cerebrolysin to help with wd at 29 months. Horrible decision much worse.

Still suffering sever Brain fog, Confusion, slow thinking,And just feeling sick and weird (hard to explain),facial twitching, weakness, shaking and jerking

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4 hours ago, henor said:

how's your sleep now? 

I sleep fine now.

Paxil 10mg 2004-2011

7.5mg 4months

5mg. 4months

2.5mg.8 months no wd issues

Dropped pax 4-10-12

5-9-12 started prozac to alleviate symptoms (no relief)

5-22-12 reinstated paxil 2.5mg

5-28-12 5mg pax (couldn't tolerate sides)

6-22-12 Pax 2.5

6-30-12 Pax O

Cerebrolysin to help with wd at 29 months. Horrible decision much worse.

Still suffering sever Brain fog, Confusion, slow thinking,And just feeling sick and weird (hard to explain),facial twitching, weakness, shaking and jerking

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  • 1 year later...
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Hi @fj929--I've just been catching up on your thread, and am wondering how you're doing?

Zoloft: 1995 - 2015

Prozac: 2015 - 2018 (tapered from 40mg x day on July 31 to 30mg on August 31 to 20mg on September 31 to 10mg October 31 to 0mg on  December 15, 2018

Gabapentin: 2016 to 2019  (tapered from 300mg x day to 150mg on August 31, 2019 to 75mg on September 15 to 50mg on September 31 to 25ishmg on October 15 to 0mg on December 1, 2019

Enalapril: 2010 - 2019

Lipitor: 2017 -2017

Metformin: 2000 - 2020

Liothyronine: 2007 - 2019

Levothyroxine: 2000 - 

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