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Hello,  does anyone ever experience a lovely feeling in the brain, like a prolonged Serotonin rush when taking or withdrawing from antidepressants. I might be the exception to the rule but i almost enjoy this side effect. I often experience it after bad days, like my brain is trying to balance out the feel good hormones and is somewhat overcompensating. It's normally followed by either a feeling of recovery for a few days or tumbles into bad days immediately. 

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Hi SerotoninSurfer and welcome to SA,


Different people respond in different ways to psychiatric drug/s and coming off/stopping their drug/s.


Are you wanting help with how to get off your drug/s?  If yes, then you have come to the right place.


Before we can offer any suggestions we need to know your drug history.  Please create your drug signature for ALL drugs.  We need details for the last 2 years (drug name, dose changes, and dates for those changes) of all drugs.  For anything older than 2 years we just need a summary (drug name, year, how long on the drug, and how you stopped the drug, eg cold turkey, fast taper over 'x' weeks/months).


Instructions:  Withdrawal History Signature

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Once we have this information and know what you need help with we will be better able to assist you.


This is your own Introduction topic which is the place to ask questions and to journal your progress.

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

  MISSION ACCOMPLISHED:    (6 year taper)      0mg Pristiq      on 13th November 2021

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 from Oct 2015 - 13 Nov 2021   LAST DOSE 0.0025mg

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