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@Rosetta I keep having the feeling of dying ,all my grown kids came over today and I couldn’t help feeling like something going to happen to me and they will be recalling how they were just hanging out with me , I keeping feeling and seeing different scenarios like that off and on all day and evening , I haven’t felt this way in weeks.... 😞 I need to just know that is withdraw... I hope I sleep well tonight and don’t wake up feeling like that in the middle of the night 

 

 

started celexa 10mg feb 2nd 

feb 25th took my last 10g

feb 26th took 5mg

feb 27th took 5mg 

feb 28th cold turkey 

currently taking mag

 

 

 

 

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It’s a positive thing.  You will start to see the feelings you have as something separate from who you are.  Anxiety will become like having an itch or a stomach ache.  Sometimes it’s poison ivy; some

Hi.  Welcome to SA, Phoenix.  I’m very sorry for the loss of your boyfriend.   My daughter was 5 when I stopped taking Zoloft.  It’s tough to be a mother through this.  I’m glad you live with o

@Grateful lol it wasn’t too bad , not that many kids there , my befriend usually handles ours kids but damn was I tired when I got home I felt heavy and told everyone I was off duty so leave mama alon

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started celexa 10mg feb 2nd 

feb 25th took my last 10g

feb 26th took 5mg

feb 27th took 5mg 

feb 28th cold turkey 

currently taking mag

 

 

 

 

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Rosetta

It is withdrawal.  I had it, too.  Other people do, as well, but it’s a rare symptom overall.  So bizarre.

https://www.survivingantidepressants.org/topic/16629-rosetta-ct-may-2011-too-fast-taper-feb-2017/?page=25

2001-2011 Celexa 10 mg raised to 40 mg then 60 mg over this time period

May 2011 OB Doctor's Cold switch Celexa 60 mg to 10 mg Zoloft sertraline (baby born)

2012-2016 - Doctors raised dose of Zoloft up to 150 mg

2016 - Xanax prescribed - as needed - 0.5 mg about every 3 days (bad reaction)

2016 - Stopped Xanax

Late 2016- Began (too fast) taper of Zoloft

Early 2017 - Trazodone prescribed for bedtime (doseage unknown)

Feb 2017 - Completed taper/stopped Trazodone

Drug free since Feb 2017

2017 - Unisom otc very rarely for sleep

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Phoenixmama

today I'm still riding the wave , the nausea is back along with the sad feelings , the i feel like i've been in this for ever and going to stay in this for ever feeling.... its so hard to just think and feel " oh this is just withdraw" also i have anxiety that's making me feel like i want to throw up... i just wanna cry... i was doing so well but never once did i forget about withdraw i knew that a wave was most likely going to come , but a piece of my heart is still broken ..... its such a heart breaking joke , " your free . jk your not"

 

 

started celexa 10mg feb 2nd 

feb 25th took my last 10g

feb 26th took 5mg

feb 27th took 5mg 

feb 28th cold turkey 

currently taking mag

 

 

 

 

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Phoenixmama

im also noticing my metal state is werid , i'm so scared i never felt this before i feel like im going to lose it ... im sitting at my desk at work and i look fine but inside im a mess not to mention the tears that roll out my eyes... i will be off work starting friday to next thursday m what a relief .. i wish i could be around someone physically who is going through what i am going through

 

 

started celexa 10mg feb 2nd 

feb 25th took my last 10g

feb 26th took 5mg

feb 27th took 5mg 

feb 28th cold turkey 

currently taking mag

 

 

 

 

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Hanna72

Oh sweet @Phoenixmama

So sorry to hear you are feeling so bad. Yes I know it’s a lonely journey, and not a lot of people get it. You are not going to “loose “ it, these are only thoughts based on fear. 

I find distractions to be good when I struggle and visualise myself in a good place.

Our thoughts are so powerful, don’t follow those negative thoughts if you can.

51 minutes ago, Phoenixmama said:

wish i could be around someone physically who is going through what i am going through

We are here right with you in spirit and all of us do understand. It will get better. It’s ok to cry, in fact I find it to be a welcome relief these days. Those are natural human feelings. Don’t beat yourself up, you are doing the best you can. 

 

54 minutes ago, Phoenixmama said:

i will be off work starting friday to next thursday m what a relief

That’s sounds awesome. 
Keep your head up high, if you can beat this, you will survive anything🙏
I will be rooting for you on the side line.

 

Prescribed Paxil 20 mg year 2000 for panic attacks.

Many attempts through out the years to quit.

2019 tapered from 20 mg to 10 mg. Got stuck there, decided to bridge with Fluoxetine. 
2020 March off Fluoxetine 

2020 Oct- nov started deteriorating, followed by severe crash. 2021 Reinstated fluoxetine by small amount, until I reach 9 mg

Tapering 10% every 4-6 weeks and longer holds if necessary 

12/5 2021- 8.5 21/5 8.0 15/6 7.5 20/6 7.2 changed to liquid tapering 10/7  7.0  19/7 6.5 20/8 5.8

 

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Phoenixmama

@Hanna72 thanks love , im drowning ,i was doing so good even in the light wave but i guess this may be the peak of it , and soon it will simmer down , almost off work at 1pm and zoom to pick up my little bright light (my little girl) from day care and hold her tight , she makes me feel better 

 

 

started celexa 10mg feb 2nd 

feb 25th took my last 10g

feb 26th took 5mg

feb 27th took 5mg 

feb 28th cold turkey 

currently taking mag

 

 

 

 

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Phoenixmama

Came home from work and my body feels so tired , I usually lay down and try to take a nap after work and I just did like an hour in a half nap , woke up still yawning and really tired still , is this normal ? Makes me even more scared and fear somethings wrong with me like my body is shutting down... I slept well last night 7 hours like normally... I’m not use to this tiredness I’m usually anxious... I haven’t been able to take a nap in the middle of the day in months... I hope I don’t sound crazy when I keep reporting my new symptoms 

 

 

started celexa 10mg feb 2nd 

feb 25th took my last 10g

feb 26th took 5mg

feb 27th took 5mg 

feb 28th cold turkey 

currently taking mag

 

 

 

 

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Mamabear1984

@Phoenixmama I’m so sorry your going through this. I’m definitely thinking of you. Too bad you don’t live closer to me. I’ve actually been feeling the exact same way all day today. 

37.9 Effexor March to end of November 2020 C/T (no withdrawal that i could see as of end of January)

2 doses effexor 37.9 late January 2021 (BP/HR went through the roof)

Propranolol 15mg whole month February C/T 

Buspar 10mg TID 4 weeks early March CT

Reinstate early April due to withdrawal Tapered down somewhat fast to 5mg Twice a day Started 5mg once a day April 22. April 28 was last dose. Somewhere between April 22 and 28 had one dose of Effexor (deathly sick) Multiple antibiotics and a couple Diflucan in those times and Pravastatin.

June started taking Magnesium, fishoil,melatonin Only taking those now

 

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Phoenixmama

Hi thank you , it was so weird after I posted that I forced my self up and went out side and gardened , showered , now I’m going for a walk... stopped every now and then and had those I’m going to die feelings and thoughts again , geeez I hope this summers down , that thinking and feeling I’m going to die stuff is hard on me....

 

 

started celexa 10mg feb 2nd 

feb 25th took my last 10g

feb 26th took 5mg

feb 27th took 5mg 

feb 28th cold turkey 

currently taking mag

 

 

 

 

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Mamabear1984

I completely understand.It’s terrible especially since I have three young girls.ages 5,8and almost 10.It’s the most awful feeling in the world.

37.9 Effexor March to end of November 2020 C/T (no withdrawal that i could see as of end of January)

2 doses effexor 37.9 late January 2021 (BP/HR went through the roof)

Propranolol 15mg whole month February C/T 

Buspar 10mg TID 4 weeks early March CT

Reinstate early April due to withdrawal Tapered down somewhat fast to 5mg Twice a day Started 5mg once a day April 22. April 28 was last dose. Somewhere between April 22 and 28 had one dose of Effexor (deathly sick) Multiple antibiotics and a couple Diflucan in those times and Pravastatin.

June started taking Magnesium, fishoil,melatonin Only taking those now

 

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Phoenixmama

Yes, I have 4 kids 26 (girl)  21(boy) 15(boy) and my baby girl will be 5 next week... and it crazy because my biggest fear has always been to leave them and now in withdraw it’s magnified by 100 

 

 

started celexa 10mg feb 2nd 

feb 25th took my last 10g

feb 26th took 5mg

feb 27th took 5mg 

feb 28th cold turkey 

currently taking mag

 

 

 

 

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Rosetta

(((Phoenix mama)))

https://www.survivingantidepressants.org/topic/16629-rosetta-ct-may-2011-too-fast-taper-feb-2017/?page=25

2001-2011 Celexa 10 mg raised to 40 mg then 60 mg over this time period

May 2011 OB Doctor's Cold switch Celexa 60 mg to 10 mg Zoloft sertraline (baby born)

2012-2016 - Doctors raised dose of Zoloft up to 150 mg

2016 - Xanax prescribed - as needed - 0.5 mg about every 3 days (bad reaction)

2016 - Stopped Xanax

Late 2016- Began (too fast) taper of Zoloft

Early 2017 - Trazodone prescribed for bedtime (doseage unknown)

Feb 2017 - Completed taper/stopped Trazodone

Drug free since Feb 2017

2017 - Unisom otc very rarely for sleep

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Phoenixmama

@Rosetta 🙃 

 

 

started celexa 10mg feb 2nd 

feb 25th took my last 10g

feb 26th took 5mg

feb 27th took 5mg 

feb 28th cold turkey 

currently taking mag

 

 

 

 

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Phoenixmama

this morning im still in the wave and noticing head pressure and brain pressure , and my health anxiety is saying something might be wrong like besides withdraw , i haven't had anything going on with my brain / head in a while so maybe im overreacting idk , its funny how once you get a break from the wave once your in it again its like you never been in it before or it wasn't as bad as it is now 🤔

 

 

started celexa 10mg feb 2nd 

feb 25th took my last 10g

feb 26th took 5mg

feb 27th took 5mg 

feb 28th cold turkey 

currently taking mag

 

 

 

 

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Phoenixmama

and once again im so sleepy like i want to nap , this is so new 

 

 

started celexa 10mg feb 2nd 

feb 25th took my last 10g

feb 26th took 5mg

feb 27th took 5mg 

feb 28th cold turkey 

currently taking mag

 

 

 

 

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Surviving82
20 minutes ago, Phoenixmama said:

this morning im still in the wave and noticing head pressure and brain pressure , and my health anxiety is saying something might be wrong like besides withdraw , i haven't had anything going on with my brain / head in a while so maybe im overreacting idk , its funny how once you get a break from the wave once your in it again its like you never been in it before or it wasn't as bad as it is now 🤔

Dear @Phoenixmama, I have the head pressure and brain pressure almost daily, this is just WD, there is nothing physically wrong with us. Please trust this, it will soon pass. It feels awful but it won't hurt you. Also I've had a few days that I was really sleepy during the day. It is so not like me, I am usually anxious and can't take a nap. But I trusted my body, and I napped when I could. It is okay. It really is. Our bodies are going through a lot in recovery, so every once in a while I guess they need relief too. Hang in there, the wave will pass and you will feel better! 

My thread: https://www.survivingantidepressants.org/topic/24990-surviving82-my-story-wd-from-antidepressants-please-help/

2016-2017: sertraline for approx. 1.5 years for anxiety and OCD outbreak following birth of my son (all the way from 2mg to 200mg), rapid tapered from 150mg for about 6 weeks without issues. Approximately 2 years psych drug free.

 

Nov 2019 - Feb 2020: fluvoxamine to prevent anxiety/OCD outbreak following birth of my daughter. Had to go off due to constant somnolence.

Feb 2020 - Dec 2020: started escitalopram while rapid tapering fluvoxamine. After 9 months decided to get off due to weight gain, rapid tapered from [I think] 15mg for about 6 weeks without immediate issues.

March-April 2021: started excessive strenuous exercise and dieting regimen for weight loss. Was doing great (or so I thought) for 3 weeks until early April 2021 when out of nowhere massive panic attacks, other dysautonomia symptoms. AWFUL CRASH.   

Mid-April 2021: fluoxetine 10mg for 1 week then 20mg for 1 week. Massive side effects, suicidality. Was told to go CT. Side effects gradually started resolving.

Mid-Late May 2021: sertraline for 11 days, fine at low doses but same side effects as prozac at 25 to 50mg. Was told to either drop CT or hold at 1/4 of a 25mg pill. 

April-May 2021: trazodone 50mg PRN for sleep. Do not take every day, the only side effect I noticed is dry mouth.

June 8, 2021: stopped all psych meds. Truing to trust that with God's help, my body will heal on its own. 

Other: Hashimoto thyroiditis for 11 years (on levothyroxine 125mcg), history of anxiety/GAD including health anxiety, OCD. History of autonomic dysfunction (migraines, vasovagal episodes).

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Phoenixmama

@Surviving82 thank you so much for you reply , man i feel like a child venting every little while , ive done this before and i cant help it 

 

 

started celexa 10mg feb 2nd 

feb 25th took my last 10g

feb 26th took 5mg

feb 27th took 5mg 

feb 28th cold turkey 

currently taking mag

 

 

 

 

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Surviving82
8 minutes ago, Phoenixmama said:

@Surviving82 thank you so much for you reply , man i feel like a child venting every little while , ive done this before and i cant help it 

@Phoenixmama, it is okay, I understand it 100%. This whole thing sucks big time. How can it be that the symptoms change day by day, if not hour by hour, every day is something different? You feel totally fine in the evening and wake up feeling in the total low, how can it be? This is just crazy. This is what our lives are now, until we recover. I am trying my best to let it go and not worry about this, but sometimes the symptoms are so unsettling. When you are at the work meeting and suddenly feel this unexplained wave of anxiety that makes you want to jump out of your own skin. But you need to keep sitting like nothing happened, because for the rest of the world - nothing happened. Nobody would understand unless they (or their loved one) have been through this. Can't even say that I blame people for not understanding, I don't think that I would have understood either... Even my therapist told me yesterday that she hoped that by now I would be over the intrusive thoughts about WD and accept that this is just my anxiety making its comeback. This is really hard but what can I say? All I know is that I am happy that they won't understand. I wouldn't wish understanding this on anyone. 

My thread: https://www.survivingantidepressants.org/topic/24990-surviving82-my-story-wd-from-antidepressants-please-help/

2016-2017: sertraline for approx. 1.5 years for anxiety and OCD outbreak following birth of my son (all the way from 2mg to 200mg), rapid tapered from 150mg for about 6 weeks without issues. Approximately 2 years psych drug free.

 

Nov 2019 - Feb 2020: fluvoxamine to prevent anxiety/OCD outbreak following birth of my daughter. Had to go off due to constant somnolence.

Feb 2020 - Dec 2020: started escitalopram while rapid tapering fluvoxamine. After 9 months decided to get off due to weight gain, rapid tapered from [I think] 15mg for about 6 weeks without immediate issues.

March-April 2021: started excessive strenuous exercise and dieting regimen for weight loss. Was doing great (or so I thought) for 3 weeks until early April 2021 when out of nowhere massive panic attacks, other dysautonomia symptoms. AWFUL CRASH.   

Mid-April 2021: fluoxetine 10mg for 1 week then 20mg for 1 week. Massive side effects, suicidality. Was told to go CT. Side effects gradually started resolving.

Mid-Late May 2021: sertraline for 11 days, fine at low doses but same side effects as prozac at 25 to 50mg. Was told to either drop CT or hold at 1/4 of a 25mg pill. 

April-May 2021: trazodone 50mg PRN for sleep. Do not take every day, the only side effect I noticed is dry mouth.

June 8, 2021: stopped all psych meds. Truing to trust that with God's help, my body will heal on its own. 

Other: Hashimoto thyroiditis for 11 years (on levothyroxine 125mcg), history of anxiety/GAD including health anxiety, OCD. History of autonomic dysfunction (migraines, vasovagal episodes).

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Phoenixmama
3 minutes ago, Surviving82 said:

 I wouldn't wish understanding this on anyone. 

i keep thinking the same thing 

 

 

started celexa 10mg feb 2nd 

feb 25th took my last 10g

feb 26th took 5mg

feb 27th took 5mg 

feb 28th cold turkey 

currently taking mag

 

 

 

 

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Phoenixmama

Pray for me y’all I’m going to chuckie cheese 🥴

 

 

started celexa 10mg feb 2nd 

feb 25th took my last 10g

feb 26th took 5mg

feb 27th took 5mg 

feb 28th cold turkey 

currently taking mag

 

 

 

 

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Rosetta

Very bad idea for anyone, lol, but especially in WD.  How are you feeling?

https://www.survivingantidepressants.org/topic/16629-rosetta-ct-may-2011-too-fast-taper-feb-2017/?page=25

2001-2011 Celexa 10 mg raised to 40 mg then 60 mg over this time period

May 2011 OB Doctor's Cold switch Celexa 60 mg to 10 mg Zoloft sertraline (baby born)

2012-2016 - Doctors raised dose of Zoloft up to 150 mg

2016 - Xanax prescribed - as needed - 0.5 mg about every 3 days (bad reaction)

2016 - Stopped Xanax

Late 2016- Began (too fast) taper of Zoloft

Early 2017 - Trazodone prescribed for bedtime (doseage unknown)

Feb 2017 - Completed taper/stopped Trazodone

Drug free since Feb 2017

2017 - Unisom otc very rarely for sleep

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Greatful

@PhoenixmamaWow you are daring to go to such a busy place.  With my high sensitivity my brain would have turn even more into a buzzing, zapping, and the electricity zinging running around non stop.  What a mess my brain would have been in.  It would have felt like  it was going to explode. How did you ever concentrate?  What we don't do for our kids.🤪

https://www.survivingantidepressants.org/topic/24894-greatful-is-this-withdrawal-or-to-many-med-changes-at-once/

1995? Prozac,  tried several Paxil, Serzone, St John's Wart back to Prozac and Trazodone ct:d Traz

2000 Lexapro. Tried to stop Crash in 2015  Kindled   Hospitalized, Vybrid, Seroquel, Effexor, Abilify  Pristiq, Wellbutrin  ended back on Prozac and Lamictal

5/2020  through 12/2020 taper from 20mg  Prozac  down to 3mg.  Crashed 

12/13/2020 Zoloft 12.5mg 12/13  25mg.   12/24  37.5mg  12/28  50mg.  Bad side  stop

1/5/2021 up lamictal from 200mg to 300 to 400mg and back down to 200mg

1/22/2021  Seroquel 50mg for sleep  Became paranoid. nausea headaches 1/29  stopped      1/29/2021 Trazadone 50mg      4/25  25mg

2/5/ 2021 Lamictal 150mg.  2/24  100mg   4/9  75mg       4/21 37.52/12/2021 Wellbutrin 75mg.  Became hypo manic 2/16  stopped

2/16/2021 Seroquel 50xr   3/3 100mg  3/17  150mg  side effects Stop   

4/3 2021 Lexapro 5mg  4/14  7.5mg   4/30 10mg       5/10  7.5mg   5/16  5mg

 5mg Lexapro   37.5 Lamictal   25mg trazadone,   xanax  .0625mg  3x a day   Magnesium glycinate 200mg. Omega 3 , Melatonin L Theanine 

 

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Phoenixmama

@Grateful lol it wasn’t too bad , not that many kids there , my befriend usually handles ours kids but damn was I tired when I got home I felt heavy and told everyone I was off duty so leave mama alone till tomorrow 🤣 , I’m curious to how I’ll feel today tho , I ate a tiny piece of cake and had some chips and a couple bites of baked goods 🥴... but overall my baby girl’s happiness was priceless.... 

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started celexa 10mg feb 2nd 

feb 25th took my last 10g

feb 26th took 5mg

feb 27th took 5mg 

feb 28th cold turkey 

currently taking mag

 

 

 

 

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Phoenixmama

Oops forgot to tag you @Rosetta 💕

 

 

started celexa 10mg feb 2nd 

feb 25th took my last 10g

feb 26th took 5mg

feb 27th took 5mg 

feb 28th cold turkey 

currently taking mag

 

 

 

 

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Phoenixmama

Anyone know ?? If I’ll be affected by the outing in days to come ??? Or would I have felt it at the time I was at Chucky cheese ? I’m trying to see if I’m building up tolerance to stimuli and crowds because yesterday when I was there I was fine , we only stayed an hour , I wanna know if I’m healing in that department 

 

 

started celexa 10mg feb 2nd 

feb 25th took my last 10g

feb 26th took 5mg

feb 27th took 5mg 

feb 28th cold turkey 

currently taking mag

 

 

 

 

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Rosetta

I don’t know.  You might be lucky and not be due for a wave.  If you didn’t react with overstimulation while being there or immediately afterward maybe your system was producing a lot of calming hormones.  It would make sense to keep everything very calm and quiet for a while.

 

What a cutie!

https://www.survivingantidepressants.org/topic/16629-rosetta-ct-may-2011-too-fast-taper-feb-2017/?page=25

2001-2011 Celexa 10 mg raised to 40 mg then 60 mg over this time period

May 2011 OB Doctor's Cold switch Celexa 60 mg to 10 mg Zoloft sertraline (baby born)

2012-2016 - Doctors raised dose of Zoloft up to 150 mg

2016 - Xanax prescribed - as needed - 0.5 mg about every 3 days (bad reaction)

2016 - Stopped Xanax

Late 2016- Began (too fast) taper of Zoloft

Early 2017 - Trazodone prescribed for bedtime (doseage unknown)

Feb 2017 - Completed taper/stopped Trazodone

Drug free since Feb 2017

2017 - Unisom otc very rarely for sleep

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Phoenixmama

Ok , but I did just drive two hours to see my grandmother which I do every month , she 77 years old and it’s a must for me , but her home is calming and quite and all we do is lounge ☺️

 

 

started celexa 10mg feb 2nd 

feb 25th took my last 10g

feb 26th took 5mg

feb 27th took 5mg 

feb 28th cold turkey 

currently taking mag

 

 

 

 

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Greatful

@Phoenixmama  Boy are you lucky.  I went out for lunch with my husband and we did a few errands, gone about 3 hrs.  I was almost in tears by the time I got home, My head was a mess, I was very fatigued, anxious and that all made me feel in the dumps.  I took some Tylenol and have been trying to recover.  Sitting on my front porch outside.  I guess I should be pleased with my self, a week ago I would have never went to sit in restaurant, the thought was to overwhelming.  So I must be making some progress slowly . 

 Your picture is adorable

https://www.survivingantidepressants.org/topic/24894-greatful-is-this-withdrawal-or-to-many-med-changes-at-once/

1995? Prozac,  tried several Paxil, Serzone, St John's Wart back to Prozac and Trazodone ct:d Traz

2000 Lexapro. Tried to stop Crash in 2015  Kindled   Hospitalized, Vybrid, Seroquel, Effexor, Abilify  Pristiq, Wellbutrin  ended back on Prozac and Lamictal

5/2020  through 12/2020 taper from 20mg  Prozac  down to 3mg.  Crashed 

12/13/2020 Zoloft 12.5mg 12/13  25mg.   12/24  37.5mg  12/28  50mg.  Bad side  stop

1/5/2021 up lamictal from 200mg to 300 to 400mg and back down to 200mg

1/22/2021  Seroquel 50mg for sleep  Became paranoid. nausea headaches 1/29  stopped      1/29/2021 Trazadone 50mg      4/25  25mg

2/5/ 2021 Lamictal 150mg.  2/24  100mg   4/9  75mg       4/21 37.52/12/2021 Wellbutrin 75mg.  Became hypo manic 2/16  stopped

2/16/2021 Seroquel 50xr   3/3 100mg  3/17  150mg  side effects Stop   

4/3 2021 Lexapro 5mg  4/14  7.5mg   4/30 10mg       5/10  7.5mg   5/16  5mg

 5mg Lexapro   37.5 Lamictal   25mg trazadone,   xanax  .0625mg  3x a day   Magnesium glycinate 200mg. Omega 3 , Melatonin L Theanine 

 

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Phoenixmama

Hi @Rosetta I’m glad to hear you went out  , sorry it wasn’t the best experience 🥺 you’ll get there... I noticed when I go out I’m not anxious or anything when I do but when it’s time to sleep I sleep so deep because I’m just so exhausted, when I reached my grandmas today I took a two hour nap and again I slept so hard... I hope I don’t pay for this nap later 

 

 

started celexa 10mg feb 2nd 

feb 25th took my last 10g

feb 26th took 5mg

feb 27th took 5mg 

feb 28th cold turkey 

currently taking mag

 

 

 

 

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Phoenixmama

Oops not Rosetta , I’m sorry I meant @Greatful

 

 

started celexa 10mg feb 2nd 

feb 25th took my last 10g

feb 26th took 5mg

feb 27th took 5mg 

feb 28th cold turkey 

currently taking mag

 

 

 

 

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Phoenixmama

So now I’m just really tired , I can’t move or get up and if I get up all I can think of is laying back down , body feels so heavy 

 

 

started celexa 10mg feb 2nd 

feb 25th took my last 10g

feb 26th took 5mg

feb 27th took 5mg 

feb 28th cold turkey 

currently taking mag

 

 

 

 

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Phoenixmama

Headache and no evening normality 😕 let’s hope I get some rest , oh yeah and the headache is giving me health anxiety, 

 

 

started celexa 10mg feb 2nd 

feb 25th took my last 10g

feb 26th took 5mg

feb 27th took 5mg 

feb 28th cold turkey 

currently taking mag

 

 

 

 

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Phoenixmama

Went to sleep at 10pm one bathroom break at 2am and Feel really got back to sleep and woke up at 8 am , Halalujah 

 

 

started celexa 10mg feb 2nd 

feb 25th took my last 10g

feb 26th took 5mg

feb 27th took 5mg 

feb 28th cold turkey 

currently taking mag

 

 

 

 

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Jennings

Hey P,

 

I just wanted to say I too get the doom and dread feelings.  They are the absolute worst.  

 

It all centers around not being their for my son which was always a small fear of mine but now it's magnified and I'm always thinking worst case scenario.

 

I originally took Zoloft and then Effexor for stress from work and minor worry.   When I took the Effexor I had an adverse reaction and these doom thoughts entered my life.  I was hospitalized during my adverse reaction and ended up on Lexapro and Benzos being gassed that I was now mentally ill.

 

Just so you know, you are not alone and I pray these feelings leave you soon.

Med History

 

March 2014 - June 2014: Zoloft 100mg?

August 2014: Effexor for 3 days

August 2014 - October 2017: Lexapro 20mg, three month taper (jumped at 5mg)

January 2018 - August 2020: Reinstate Lexapro 20 mg, six month taper (jumped at 1mg)

August 2014 - December 2019: Klonopin from 1mg to 1.5mg, year long taper (jumped at .125mg)

 

Supplement: Magnesium 

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Surviving82

@Phoenixmama, omg you guys are so cute!! I love the pic. Just by looking at you, Mama, I would have never guessed that anything is wrong with you, you look so happy! I guess same with me too, I look fine on the outside so people have no idea. But inside... ugh. Still waves every day. 

 

Everything that you describe, headaches, being super tired etc, I have that too. I find that distracting helps me. For example, yesterday I was out and about with my kids, and after I got home I sat in the chair to rest, and I feel so exhausted, like I cannot even get up. Like my body was filled with lead. But I had to prepare dinner for my 4 kids and get them to bed, so I couldn't just sit and feel sorry for myself. I said, you know what, I don't care. Im going to get up and do what I have to do and I don't care if I feel like I cant even move. Im just going to do it anyway. And I did, I got up and went upstairs to get the laundry, and then I started the owen to cook dinner. Believe it or not, next time I remembered about it, my tiredness was gone and I felt okay. Same thing happens when I have other symptoms too. When I'm ignoring them and distracting they seem to be gone quick, whereas if I concentrate on them they seem to be getting worse. Did you notice something similar for you?

My thread: https://www.survivingantidepressants.org/topic/24990-surviving82-my-story-wd-from-antidepressants-please-help/

2016-2017: sertraline for approx. 1.5 years for anxiety and OCD outbreak following birth of my son (all the way from 2mg to 200mg), rapid tapered from 150mg for about 6 weeks without issues. Approximately 2 years psych drug free.

 

Nov 2019 - Feb 2020: fluvoxamine to prevent anxiety/OCD outbreak following birth of my daughter. Had to go off due to constant somnolence.

Feb 2020 - Dec 2020: started escitalopram while rapid tapering fluvoxamine. After 9 months decided to get off due to weight gain, rapid tapered from [I think] 15mg for about 6 weeks without immediate issues.

March-April 2021: started excessive strenuous exercise and dieting regimen for weight loss. Was doing great (or so I thought) for 3 weeks until early April 2021 when out of nowhere massive panic attacks, other dysautonomia symptoms. AWFUL CRASH.   

Mid-April 2021: fluoxetine 10mg for 1 week then 20mg for 1 week. Massive side effects, suicidality. Was told to go CT. Side effects gradually started resolving.

Mid-Late May 2021: sertraline for 11 days, fine at low doses but same side effects as prozac at 25 to 50mg. Was told to either drop CT or hold at 1/4 of a 25mg pill. 

April-May 2021: trazodone 50mg PRN for sleep. Do not take every day, the only side effect I noticed is dry mouth.

June 8, 2021: stopped all psych meds. Truing to trust that with God's help, my body will heal on its own. 

Other: Hashimoto thyroiditis for 11 years (on levothyroxine 125mcg), history of anxiety/GAD including health anxiety, OCD. History of autonomic dysfunction (migraines, vasovagal episodes).

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