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I took fluoxetine for 6 months and then later on I had semen  leakage problem after 1.5 quitting of it . Did anyone has experience and if so how long does it take to recover from it ?

2017 october--2018 march->(6 month) fluoxetine 20,30 mg-->cold turkey= after 2 month semen leakage

2018 july---2018 Aug-->(24 days) fluoxetine 20 mg --> cold turkey = vivid dreams begin

2018 december 2019 Jan-->(1 month) Amitriptyline 25--> cold turkey
--------++++--horror of drugs begins. Taking one after another and cold turkey-------+++------------------
2019 May--2019 May--> (12 days) Lexapro cold turkey

2019 May--2019 august -->(3 month)Cobazam 10 mg +amitriptyline 25 mg --> clobazam cold turkey

----2019 october ---> went cold turkey amitriptyline 25 mg.

2019 october--2020 Jan -->(3 months) duloxetine cymbalta 30mg --->cold turkey

2020 jan-2020 Apr--> (3 months) paroxetine 25 mg --> Cold turkey

2020 July--2021 Jan--> (6 months) amitriptyline 50 mg ,75 mg,100 mg ,125 mg -> cold turkey

2021 jan--2021 May--> (4 months) imipramine 75 mg -->cold turkey

2021 may-2021 Aug--> (3 months) nortriptyline 25 mg --> cold turkey== still semen leakage and vivid dream

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Welcome to this support site. Before we can answer your questions, please give us more information first. 

 

Can you please give us specific information about your drug history for all drugs you are on and have been on, especially for the past 18-24 months?  It would be especially helpful to have the details of your drugs in a concise list (no symptoms), only drug names, specific dates (as best you can say for example early March if you don't recall the day) and dosages of each medication decrease or increase.  Please read the link below for instructions.  This will allow us to give you the best guidance.  

 

https://www.survivingantidepressants.org/topic/18343-please-summarize-your-withdrawal-history-in-your-signature/

 

Maybe this site gives some answers to your question. The use of AD's seems to be able to cause semen leakage.

 

Are you still using fluoxetine? Are you tapering? 

 

When you provide us with the requested info we will com back to you. 

 

1993    Anafranil (Clomipramine) for a few months. Later in 1993 Paxil for a few months 1993- 2006      No medication

2006   Effexor, Cymbalta, some Benzo’s. All for short periods. Later in 2006 Lexapro (escitalopram) 10 mg and shortly after Wellbutrin XR 150mg, against side effects Lexapro 

Since 2006 until end of 2015: Several times on and off Lexapro and Wellbutrin and several slight dosage changes. Mostly taken dosages: 5mg Lexapro and 150mg Wellbutrin

2016  Dosage change Lexapro from 5mg to 2,5 mg. Wellbutrin stayed om 150mg

November 2016 – April 2017 Down from 2,5mg to 0,6mg Lexapro (in steps) without much problems. Wellbutrin down from 150mg to 66mg. Also without much problems.

April 2017 – March 2019       Lexapro 0,6 mg        April 2017 - August 2018       Wellbutrin in small steps down from 66mg in to 37,5 mg . Quite heavy WD after each step.

March 2019 – May 2019 Lexapro down from 0,6 to 0,3mg then Prozac to 0,6 mg switch because severe discontinuation effects (may also have been from Wellbutrin..)    

Wellbutrin down from 37,5mg to 35,3mg 

October 2019        Seroquel 12,5 mg for 4 weeks because of extreme sleeping problems, then weaning off in 2 weeks       Prozac up dosage to 1,2 mg

March 2020     Wellbutrin in 2 steps down from 35,3mg to 33,3mg   Extreme withdrawal affects during 8 months. Stopped tapering Wellbutrin  until total off Prozac. February 2020 – November 2020   Prozac down in steps from 1,2mg to 0,57mg. 

Jan 2021 Prozac down to:  0,55> 0,53>0,51mg,   Feb 0,47mg ,  Mar 0,42mg,   Apr 0,37, longer hold because of WD symptoms July 0,36 and hold again

 

Supplements: Fish Oil (3000mg), Magnesium 100 mg, 2 drops of Lavender Oil when feeling anxiety. 50mg of L-Theanine when severe discontinuation effects caused by Wellbutrin

 

Please note this is NOT a medical advice. Discuss all your medical issues with a doctor who understands psychical drugs and really knows how to withdraw from them. I wish that you will find one.

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Altostrata

Welcome, @PsychologicalSafe15

 

I am reluctant to ask, what do you mean by semen leakage? Why do you think this is connected to going off fluoxetine?

 

Did you have any odd symptoms as you were reducing fluoxetine or shortly after you quit? How did you go off?

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

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PsychologicalSafe15

Semen leakage means your sperm/semen leaks instead of nightfall/wet dream during sleep.

 

I was having frequent wet dreams and then I was prescribed fluoxetine for 6 months up to 30 mg .  I went cold turkey and I experience no symptoms. Later I after 2 month I started experiencing semen leakage and slowly vivid dreams and nightmares .

Then I got panicked . At that time I was just a kid didn't know So I instead of waiting went doctor and was precribed amitriptyline , lexapro,duloxetine , paroxetine , imipramine and finally nortriptyline . I took each drug for 3 -4 months and finally 
realizing that those drugs wont cure it will just create problem so I went cold turkey nortriptyline .

after 2.5 years of horror of drug , I finally quited now I  have semen leakage , nightmares and headache and fatigue . Those drug just  added problem for me .

I should have stopped and not taken  any drug after quitting fluoxetine thinking it was late withdrwala symptoms because it appeared after 2 months.

I went off nortriptline cold turkey since 5 days ago. Today I have severe headache , body pain ,fatigue , nightmare ,semen leakage and headache . i just pray to god I will be okie .

2017 october--2018 march->(6 month) fluoxetine 20,30 mg-->cold turkey= after 2 month semen leakage

2018 july---2018 Aug-->(24 days) fluoxetine 20 mg --> cold turkey = vivid dreams begin

2018 december 2019 Jan-->(1 month) Amitriptyline 25--> cold turkey
--------++++--horror of drugs begins. Taking one after another and cold turkey-------+++------------------
2019 May--2019 May--> (12 days) Lexapro cold turkey

2019 May--2019 august -->(3 month)Cobazam 10 mg +amitriptyline 25 mg --> clobazam cold turkey

----2019 october ---> went cold turkey amitriptyline 25 mg.

2019 october--2020 Jan -->(3 months) duloxetine cymbalta 30mg --->cold turkey

2020 jan-2020 Apr--> (3 months) paroxetine 25 mg --> Cold turkey

2020 July--2021 Jan--> (6 months) amitriptyline 50 mg ,75 mg,100 mg ,125 mg -> cold turkey

2021 jan--2021 May--> (4 months) imipramine 75 mg -->cold turkey

2021 may-2021 Aug--> (3 months) nortriptyline 25 mg --> cold turkey== still semen leakage and vivid dream

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PsychologicalSafe15

I took all those drug in the span of 2.5 years . Is it possible to recover completely ?

2017 october--2018 march->(6 month) fluoxetine 20,30 mg-->cold turkey= after 2 month semen leakage

2018 july---2018 Aug-->(24 days) fluoxetine 20 mg --> cold turkey = vivid dreams begin

2018 december 2019 Jan-->(1 month) Amitriptyline 25--> cold turkey
--------++++--horror of drugs begins. Taking one after another and cold turkey-------+++------------------
2019 May--2019 May--> (12 days) Lexapro cold turkey

2019 May--2019 august -->(3 month)Cobazam 10 mg +amitriptyline 25 mg --> clobazam cold turkey

----2019 october ---> went cold turkey amitriptyline 25 mg.

2019 october--2020 Jan -->(3 months) duloxetine cymbalta 30mg --->cold turkey

2020 jan-2020 Apr--> (3 months) paroxetine 25 mg --> Cold turkey

2020 July--2021 Jan--> (6 months) amitriptyline 50 mg ,75 mg,100 mg ,125 mg -> cold turkey

2021 jan--2021 May--> (4 months) imipramine 75 mg -->cold turkey

2021 may-2021 Aug--> (3 months) nortriptyline 25 mg --> cold turkey== still semen leakage and vivid dream

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Altostrata

When did you go completely go off drugs? When did the headaches start? How has your symptom pattern changed in the last 6 months?

 

I know it might be distressing to you, but semen leakage does not appear to be your worst withdrawal symptom. Most likely, it will gradually go away over months.

 

We need this information, please.

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

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PsychologicalSafe15

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I quited my last drug nortriptyline 7th August 2021. I took my first drug fluoxetine for 6 months in october 2018 to april 2019 then after 2 months i developed symptoms. I had semen leakage when I slept. Slowly slowly my sleep problems exacerated and started having vivid dreams. I got panicked and went to doctor , instead of saying that those are withdrawal symptom later on it would improve , he prescribed me fluoxetine for another 1 year, I didn't take it as it is the one which caused my problem.

Then I went to another doctor and got prescribed amitriptyline . It is the only one which was working but I could only take it for 24 days because if its side effects and so my vivid dreams became less vivid but semen leakage returned . Then I went to another doctor and prescribed lexapro which on only taking 3 days it worsened my problem, more vivid dreams and semen leakage became severe. So I quit after 12 days. As earlier I amitriptyline had worked for me, I talked to doctor about that but this time amitriptyline didn't work as I took it for 5 months nothing happened . 


Then I went to another doctor and got prescribed duloxetine telling me  that dreams were due to anxiety and semen leakage is nothing it will go away with time . But duloxetine didn't cure my vivid dreams and my semen leakage remained on this drug. So I quit after 3 months.

Then I was prescribed paroxetine and my semen leakage vanished , high libido good erection but nightmares and vivid drams didn't vanish. I took it for 3 months then quit.

Again I was prescribed amitriptyline when dosage increased all problem vanished nearly in 14 days but after 14th day drug stopped working again I had semen leakage and nightmare. I took it for 4 months and quit it 

Then again I was prescribed imipramine for 4 months and again I quit it as it did nothing  for vivid dreams and quit it .

Later  on the last I went to another doctor he prescribed me nortriptyline , Somehow someday I had no dreams  and slowly slow smen leakage turned into wet dream . Seems like improving . But now I got vivid dreams back and semen leakage improved .
But I got suicidal thoughts so I went cold turkey after 3 months 
since 3 days of cold turkey then I have fatigue , vivid dreams , semen leakage, body ache , headache.


Now I realized that those semen leakage due to fluoxetine was PSSD, and I was getting vivid dreams due to lots of serotonin in the system.
By taking further medication it just got exacereated. Now i have increased vivid dreams and severe semen leakage  after 2 years of horror of drug
Now I really cry. I should have waited 1 year and see if semen leakage and vivid dreams vanish.

I realized those further medcation will not cure just add problem after problem so quit everything , thinking after months and year slowly it will vanish.

I am to the point of concluision that I have PSSD and vivid dreams is due to lots of serotonin in the system which I developed later after quitting fluoxetine .

But the question is when I was back on SSRI I have high libido and good erection , is it really PSSD ?

I have only taken for 2 years each drug for approx 3-4 months so I pray to GOd please make me fine . It was my mistake of taking further medication .

 

2017 october--2018 march->(6 month) fluoxetine 20,30 mg-->cold turkey= after 2 month semen leakage

2018 july---2018 Aug-->(24 days) fluoxetine 20 mg --> cold turkey = vivid dreams begin

2018 december 2019 Jan-->(1 month) Amitriptyline 25--> cold turkey
--------++++--horror of drugs begins. Taking one after another and cold turkey-------+++------------------
2019 May--2019 May--> (12 days) Lexapro cold turkey

2019 May--2019 august -->(3 month)Cobazam 10 mg +amitriptyline 25 mg --> clobazam cold turkey

----2019 october ---> went cold turkey amitriptyline 25 mg.

2019 october--2020 Jan -->(3 months) duloxetine cymbalta 30mg --->cold turkey

2020 jan-2020 Apr--> (3 months) paroxetine 25 mg --> Cold turkey

2020 July--2021 Jan--> (6 months) amitriptyline 50 mg ,75 mg,100 mg ,125 mg -> cold turkey

2021 jan--2021 May--> (4 months) imipramine 75 mg -->cold turkey

2021 may-2021 Aug--> (3 months) nortriptyline 25 mg --> cold turkey== still semen leakage and vivid dream

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You should create your signature to give us a history of when you went on and off medications.

 

Sounds like you are suffering from all the changes with different medications.  As previously said, it is understandable that semen leakage is a focus of yours as any sexual side effect tends to be very distressing to people, but from your description it sounds like you are experiencing more tell tale signs of being in discontinuation syndrome.

 

I dont see any reason to worry about it other to find a way to mentally manage it and your other symptoms and be patient until your body heals. Likely all symptoms will resolve in time.

40 yo Male. Started Paxil about 15 years ago. 10 mg (pill weight .125 - .129 g). 5 yrs wanted less side effects, doctor took me off Paxil over couple week period and put me on Wellbutrin. Not good. Went back on Paxil. Relieved my symptoms, but didn't work as well and more side effects. Severe reaction between Paxil and Zomig Summer of 2012. Head was affected during warmer days (cloudiness, confusion, pressure). Began 10% withdrawal 10/24/12.

Withdrawel helped many symptoms, but also added side effects: nausea, dizziness, tiredness. Hyper-anxiety started January 2014.

Went through a 2 year period of de-realization (2016-2018).  Rarely any windows.  
Current dose: 0.00 as of 4/10/21.  Made a lot of progress in my withdrawal symptoms the last 2 years of my taper.  I think doing a liquid taper helped stabilize things on the lower doses.  A lot of my symptoms have reduced significantly.  Hoping for even more improvement now that I am off.
My thread: http://survivingantidepressants.org/index.php?/topic/8909-rusty1-paxil-withdrawal-help-and-advice-welcome/#entry150222

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PsychologicalSafe15

Yah I too thought like that . I just got panicked and took many antidepressants. My mistake . It just added further problems .I took 6 antidepressants in span of 2.5 years approx each for 3-4 months . My bad . Instead I should have waited for Fluoxetine side effect dissapeare. Damn Now I have so many discontinutaion symptoms. 

2017 october--2018 march->(6 month) fluoxetine 20,30 mg-->cold turkey= after 2 month semen leakage

2018 july---2018 Aug-->(24 days) fluoxetine 20 mg --> cold turkey = vivid dreams begin

2018 december 2019 Jan-->(1 month) Amitriptyline 25--> cold turkey
--------++++--horror of drugs begins. Taking one after another and cold turkey-------+++------------------
2019 May--2019 May--> (12 days) Lexapro cold turkey

2019 May--2019 august -->(3 month)Cobazam 10 mg +amitriptyline 25 mg --> clobazam cold turkey

----2019 october ---> went cold turkey amitriptyline 25 mg.

2019 october--2020 Jan -->(3 months) duloxetine cymbalta 30mg --->cold turkey

2020 jan-2020 Apr--> (3 months) paroxetine 25 mg --> Cold turkey

2020 July--2021 Jan--> (6 months) amitriptyline 50 mg ,75 mg,100 mg ,125 mg -> cold turkey

2021 jan--2021 May--> (4 months) imipramine 75 mg -->cold turkey

2021 may-2021 Aug--> (3 months) nortriptyline 25 mg --> cold turkey== still semen leakage and vivid dream

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PsychologicalSafe15
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Cant poop after quitting nortriptyline 6 days ago

 

Hello buddy there

I am off nortriptyline 6 days after 3 months on it.

Since then i get feeling to go to  bathroom

But cant poop.

 

Is really to intestinal muscle not contracting , because i am so weak, slugish, fatigue.

 

Any advice please please help.

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added title after moving post from another Intro thread.

2017 october--2018 march->(6 month) fluoxetine 20,30 mg-->cold turkey= after 2 month semen leakage

2018 july---2018 Aug-->(24 days) fluoxetine 20 mg --> cold turkey = vivid dreams begin

2018 december 2019 Jan-->(1 month) Amitriptyline 25--> cold turkey
--------++++--horror of drugs begins. Taking one after another and cold turkey-------+++------------------
2019 May--2019 May--> (12 days) Lexapro cold turkey

2019 May--2019 august -->(3 month)Cobazam 10 mg +amitriptyline 25 mg --> clobazam cold turkey

----2019 october ---> went cold turkey amitriptyline 25 mg.

2019 october--2020 Jan -->(3 months) duloxetine cymbalta 30mg --->cold turkey

2020 jan-2020 Apr--> (3 months) paroxetine 25 mg --> Cold turkey

2020 July--2021 Jan--> (6 months) amitriptyline 50 mg ,75 mg,100 mg ,125 mg -> cold turkey

2021 jan--2021 May--> (4 months) imipramine 75 mg -->cold turkey

2021 may-2021 Aug--> (3 months) nortriptyline 25 mg --> cold turkey== still semen leakage and vivid dream

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Vivid dreams

 

Hey people there ,

 I got vivid dreams from fluoxetine after 2 months and i got panicked and took so many antidepresaants like duloxetine, paroxetine,imipramine, amitriptyline , nortriptyline each for approx 3-4 months .lexapro made it worst and quited after 12 days

How long will it take to subside?

 

How long after yours subsided?

 

Some people say 2 months, year one or two . Some say after one year it has been less vivid not subsided.

Please help

 

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added title after moving post from another Intro thread.

2017 october--2018 march->(6 month) fluoxetine 20,30 mg-->cold turkey= after 2 month semen leakage

2018 july---2018 Aug-->(24 days) fluoxetine 20 mg --> cold turkey = vivid dreams begin

2018 december 2019 Jan-->(1 month) Amitriptyline 25--> cold turkey
--------++++--horror of drugs begins. Taking one after another and cold turkey-------+++------------------
2019 May--2019 May--> (12 days) Lexapro cold turkey

2019 May--2019 august -->(3 month)Cobazam 10 mg +amitriptyline 25 mg --> clobazam cold turkey

----2019 october ---> went cold turkey amitriptyline 25 mg.

2019 october--2020 Jan -->(3 months) duloxetine cymbalta 30mg --->cold turkey

2020 jan-2020 Apr--> (3 months) paroxetine 25 mg --> Cold turkey

2020 July--2021 Jan--> (6 months) amitriptyline 50 mg ,75 mg,100 mg ,125 mg -> cold turkey

2021 jan--2021 May--> (4 months) imipramine 75 mg -->cold turkey

2021 may-2021 Aug--> (3 months) nortriptyline 25 mg --> cold turkey== still semen leakage and vivid dream

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@PsychologicalSafe15Please note I moved your last two posts from the new introduction threads you started. Please only ask questions about your taper here in your original introduction thread. This keeps all of your information in one place. 

 

You mentioned fluoxetine in your first post and then nortriptyline in a later post. We really need to have your drug history before we an answer any questions. Here are the instructions for setting up your drug signature: 

 

How to List Drug History in Signature

 

And here is a direct link to your signature:

 

Create Your Signature in "Account Settings"

 

Drug free May 22, 2015 after 30 years of neuroleptics, benzos, z-drugs, so-called "anti"-depressants, and amphetamines 

 

My Success Story:  Shep's Success: "Leaving Plato's Cave"

 

And what is good, Phaedrus, and what is not good — need we ask anyone to tell us these things? ~ Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance


I am not a medical professional and this is not medical advice, but simply information based on my own experience, as well as other members who have survived these drugs.

 

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PsychologicalSafe15

oke I will do that .

 

2017 october--2018 march->(6 month) fluoxetine 20,30 mg-->cold turkey= after 2 month semen leakage

2018 july---2018 Aug-->(24 days) fluoxetine 20 mg --> cold turkey = vivid dreams begin

2018 december 2019 Jan-->(1 month) Amitriptyline 25--> cold turkey
--------++++--horror of drugs begins. Taking one after another and cold turkey-------+++------------------
2019 May--2019 May--> (12 days) Lexapro cold turkey

2019 May--2019 august -->(3 month)Cobazam 10 mg +amitriptyline 25 mg --> clobazam cold turkey

----2019 october ---> went cold turkey amitriptyline 25 mg.

2019 october--2020 Jan -->(3 months) duloxetine cymbalta 30mg --->cold turkey

2020 jan-2020 Apr--> (3 months) paroxetine 25 mg --> Cold turkey

2020 July--2021 Jan--> (6 months) amitriptyline 50 mg ,75 mg,100 mg ,125 mg -> cold turkey

2021 jan--2021 May--> (4 months) imipramine 75 mg -->cold turkey

2021 may-2021 Aug--> (3 months) nortriptyline 25 mg --> cold turkey== still semen leakage and vivid dream

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PsychologicalSafe15

hey buddy ther after all this  I like to cry now.
I have worsened vivid dreams and semen leakage every night even I sleep at day.

I used to have wet dreams very frequent( due to over masterbation ) . Then doctor prescribed fluoxetine . My penis used to be so hard erect , it didn't let wet dream happen. 
it seems that to cancel the effect of high erection. My body made changes . Decreasing strong erection.
Now since I stopped , there is no effect of medicine and changes made by body still persist so my penis became super less hard which cant lock up the semen at night and I get semen leakage? 

2017 october--2018 march->(6 month) fluoxetine 20,30 mg-->cold turkey= after 2 month semen leakage

2018 july---2018 Aug-->(24 days) fluoxetine 20 mg --> cold turkey = vivid dreams begin

2018 december 2019 Jan-->(1 month) Amitriptyline 25--> cold turkey
--------++++--horror of drugs begins. Taking one after another and cold turkey-------+++------------------
2019 May--2019 May--> (12 days) Lexapro cold turkey

2019 May--2019 august -->(3 month)Cobazam 10 mg +amitriptyline 25 mg --> clobazam cold turkey

----2019 october ---> went cold turkey amitriptyline 25 mg.

2019 october--2020 Jan -->(3 months) duloxetine cymbalta 30mg --->cold turkey

2020 jan-2020 Apr--> (3 months) paroxetine 25 mg --> Cold turkey

2020 July--2021 Jan--> (6 months) amitriptyline 50 mg ,75 mg,100 mg ,125 mg -> cold turkey

2021 jan--2021 May--> (4 months) imipramine 75 mg -->cold turkey

2021 may-2021 Aug--> (3 months) nortriptyline 25 mg --> cold turkey== still semen leakage and vivid dream

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PsychologicalSafe15

@Go2zero @Altostrata @Shep please please help

 

2017 october--2018 march->(6 month) fluoxetine 20,30 mg-->cold turkey= after 2 month semen leakage

2018 july---2018 Aug-->(24 days) fluoxetine 20 mg --> cold turkey = vivid dreams begin

2018 december 2019 Jan-->(1 month) Amitriptyline 25--> cold turkey
--------++++--horror of drugs begins. Taking one after another and cold turkey-------+++------------------
2019 May--2019 May--> (12 days) Lexapro cold turkey

2019 May--2019 august -->(3 month)Cobazam 10 mg +amitriptyline 25 mg --> clobazam cold turkey

----2019 october ---> went cold turkey amitriptyline 25 mg.

2019 october--2020 Jan -->(3 months) duloxetine cymbalta 30mg --->cold turkey

2020 jan-2020 Apr--> (3 months) paroxetine 25 mg --> Cold turkey

2020 July--2021 Jan--> (6 months) amitriptyline 50 mg ,75 mg,100 mg ,125 mg -> cold turkey

2021 jan--2021 May--> (4 months) imipramine 75 mg -->cold turkey

2021 may-2021 Aug--> (3 months) nortriptyline 25 mg --> cold turkey== still semen leakage and vivid dream

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Altostrata

Please stay calm. Apparently you cold-turkeyed nortriptyline only 11 days ago and are having withdrawal symptoms, such as headache and constipation. This probably will go away.

 

If after going on and off 8 antidepressants and a benzodiazepine, vivid dreams and semen leakage are your most serious post-drug symptoms, they are very mild. Many people cannot sleep at all after going off an antidepressant.

 

If you also have diminished sexual response or PSSD, that is a common adverse effect of psychiatric drugs that may also emerge as a withdrawal symptom. It probably will very gradually go away over months.

 

You will need to be patient and not panic over these symptoms, which appear to be relatively mild and most likely will gradually disappear. Your theories about serotonin are groundless. 

 

If you have health anxiety -- a tendency to worry about symptoms and make them bigger and bigger in your mind, you will need to get control of that, perhaps with the assistance of a psychotherapist. Was this the original reason you took antidepressants? See Health anxiety, hypochondria, and obsession with symptoms 

 

 

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

"It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has surpassed our humanity." -- Albert Einstein

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PsychologicalSafe15

I over masterbated and so frequent wet dreams. Fluoxetine didn't let happen wet dreams and so happy.

after stopping 2 months of stopping fluoxetine I got semen leakage not wet dream. 

Got panicked and since fluoxetine didn't let wet dream, I got the whim and mindset that other antidepressants will help even If i quit them.So I tried 6 different in the span of 2.5 years each for 3-4 months .


Later I realized they are doing exact opposite and worsening the PSSD after reading lots of forums and internet , receptors downregualtion and the receptors take lots of time to grow back and all other stuff.

 

I quickly cold turkey nortriptyline and now I cry my conditioned worsened. 

 

2017 october--2018 march->(6 month) fluoxetine 20,30 mg-->cold turkey= after 2 month semen leakage

2018 july---2018 Aug-->(24 days) fluoxetine 20 mg --> cold turkey = vivid dreams begin

2018 december 2019 Jan-->(1 month) Amitriptyline 25--> cold turkey
--------++++--horror of drugs begins. Taking one after another and cold turkey-------+++------------------
2019 May--2019 May--> (12 days) Lexapro cold turkey

2019 May--2019 august -->(3 month)Cobazam 10 mg +amitriptyline 25 mg --> clobazam cold turkey

----2019 october ---> went cold turkey amitriptyline 25 mg.

2019 october--2020 Jan -->(3 months) duloxetine cymbalta 30mg --->cold turkey

2020 jan-2020 Apr--> (3 months) paroxetine 25 mg --> Cold turkey

2020 July--2021 Jan--> (6 months) amitriptyline 50 mg ,75 mg,100 mg ,125 mg -> cold turkey

2021 jan--2021 May--> (4 months) imipramine 75 mg -->cold turkey

2021 may-2021 Aug--> (3 months) nortriptyline 25 mg --> cold turkey== still semen leakage and vivid dream

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PsychologicalSafe15

after all these crying and thinking every second , I made to top engineering college in entrance examination but haven't studied for  first semester due to tennsions of these .
you people give me hope so from today I am going to study back else I was hopeless thinking to quit life after nothing worked.

 

now I have following symptoms exacerated.

semen leakage
vivid dreams/nightmares but dont wake up from dream
extreme  fatigue
body ache/ muscle ache

after taking benzodiazepine, at morning after waking up after 1.5-3 hour If I dont sleep back for 1-2 hour, whole day I feel sleepy

 

2017 october--2018 march->(6 month) fluoxetine 20,30 mg-->cold turkey= after 2 month semen leakage

2018 july---2018 Aug-->(24 days) fluoxetine 20 mg --> cold turkey = vivid dreams begin

2018 december 2019 Jan-->(1 month) Amitriptyline 25--> cold turkey
--------++++--horror of drugs begins. Taking one after another and cold turkey-------+++------------------
2019 May--2019 May--> (12 days) Lexapro cold turkey

2019 May--2019 august -->(3 month)Cobazam 10 mg +amitriptyline 25 mg --> clobazam cold turkey

----2019 october ---> went cold turkey amitriptyline 25 mg.

2019 october--2020 Jan -->(3 months) duloxetine cymbalta 30mg --->cold turkey

2020 jan-2020 Apr--> (3 months) paroxetine 25 mg --> Cold turkey

2020 July--2021 Jan--> (6 months) amitriptyline 50 mg ,75 mg,100 mg ,125 mg -> cold turkey

2021 jan--2021 May--> (4 months) imipramine 75 mg -->cold turkey

2021 may-2021 Aug--> (3 months) nortriptyline 25 mg --> cold turkey== still semen leakage and vivid dream

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Altostrata

Ordinarily, when someone has intolerable withdrawal symptoms, we suggest reinstatement of a very low dose of the drug. In your case, that would be perhaps 1mg nortriptyline. This often stops withdrawal symptoms. You'd stabilize for some time on this small amount and taper off by tiny reductions later.

 

However, it is unclear whether your withdrawal symptoms are serious enough to warrant reinstatement, or if you are unduly anxious about your sexual performance. Reinstatement will not resolve PSSD, if that is what you have.

 

Vivid dreams and "semen leakage" would not be considered intolerable withdrawal symptoms, even if they bother you. Severe frequent headaches and other severe symptoms can be intolerable withdrawal symptoms.

 

While your sexual state may be of intense interest to you, it is not of so much interest to this community. Please stop describing the activity of your sexual organs. Thank you.

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

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PsychologicalSafe15

Thank you . I have already stopped nortriptyline cold turkey 10 days ago . Just slight headache mild  fatigue and extreme irritability .   I cant wait to tapper off and wait so I went ct. 

THanks for response . Love you . @Altostrata



 

2017 october--2018 march->(6 month) fluoxetine 20,30 mg-->cold turkey= after 2 month semen leakage

2018 july---2018 Aug-->(24 days) fluoxetine 20 mg --> cold turkey = vivid dreams begin

2018 december 2019 Jan-->(1 month) Amitriptyline 25--> cold turkey
--------++++--horror of drugs begins. Taking one after another and cold turkey-------+++------------------
2019 May--2019 May--> (12 days) Lexapro cold turkey

2019 May--2019 august -->(3 month)Cobazam 10 mg +amitriptyline 25 mg --> clobazam cold turkey

----2019 october ---> went cold turkey amitriptyline 25 mg.

2019 october--2020 Jan -->(3 months) duloxetine cymbalta 30mg --->cold turkey

2020 jan-2020 Apr--> (3 months) paroxetine 25 mg --> Cold turkey

2020 July--2021 Jan--> (6 months) amitriptyline 50 mg ,75 mg,100 mg ,125 mg -> cold turkey

2021 jan--2021 May--> (4 months) imipramine 75 mg -->cold turkey

2021 may-2021 Aug--> (3 months) nortriptyline 25 mg --> cold turkey== still semen leakage and vivid dream

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PsychologicalSafe15

I just wonder are there any people whose semen leaks after getting PSSD.

What I found accidently was when I took vitamin B complex +it contains minerals and some folic acid or eat lemon juice or iron tablet which contain iron sulphate+folic acid
my semen leakage become severe.

 

 

2017 october--2018 march->(6 month) fluoxetine 20,30 mg-->cold turkey= after 2 month semen leakage

2018 july---2018 Aug-->(24 days) fluoxetine 20 mg --> cold turkey = vivid dreams begin

2018 december 2019 Jan-->(1 month) Amitriptyline 25--> cold turkey
--------++++--horror of drugs begins. Taking one after another and cold turkey-------+++------------------
2019 May--2019 May--> (12 days) Lexapro cold turkey

2019 May--2019 august -->(3 month)Cobazam 10 mg +amitriptyline 25 mg --> clobazam cold turkey

----2019 october ---> went cold turkey amitriptyline 25 mg.

2019 october--2020 Jan -->(3 months) duloxetine cymbalta 30mg --->cold turkey

2020 jan-2020 Apr--> (3 months) paroxetine 25 mg --> Cold turkey

2020 July--2021 Jan--> (6 months) amitriptyline 50 mg ,75 mg,100 mg ,125 mg -> cold turkey

2021 jan--2021 May--> (4 months) imipramine 75 mg -->cold turkey

2021 may-2021 Aug--> (3 months) nortriptyline 25 mg --> cold turkey== still semen leakage and vivid dream

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2 hours ago, PsychologicalSafe15 said:

I just wonder are there any people whose semen leaks after getting PSSD.

What I found accidently was when I took vitamin B complex +it contains minerals and some folic acid or eat lemon juice or iron tablet which contain iron sulphate+folic acid
my semen leakage become severe.

 

 

Again for whatever reason you are hyper focused on this issue. Many have told you it is of little concern.

Your withdrawal schedule has been all over the place and if you are noticing various physical changes it is likely from that.

 

If it was not a problem before it will resolve in time. Be patient, no one here will be able to answer how to fix it. You just need to learn to stop focusing on it. During withdrawal our bodies do weird things, many of us have/had symptoms we wish we didnt have to deal with.

 

If it bothers you so much and you cant get past it being part of your life in this moment then maybe you should visit a urologist. 

40 yo Male. Started Paxil about 15 years ago. 10 mg (pill weight .125 - .129 g). 5 yrs wanted less side effects, doctor took me off Paxil over couple week period and put me on Wellbutrin. Not good. Went back on Paxil. Relieved my symptoms, but didn't work as well and more side effects. Severe reaction between Paxil and Zomig Summer of 2012. Head was affected during warmer days (cloudiness, confusion, pressure). Began 10% withdrawal 10/24/12.

Withdrawel helped many symptoms, but also added side effects: nausea, dizziness, tiredness. Hyper-anxiety started January 2014.

Went through a 2 year period of de-realization (2016-2018).  Rarely any windows.  
Current dose: 0.00 as of 4/10/21.  Made a lot of progress in my withdrawal symptoms the last 2 years of my taper.  I think doing a liquid taper helped stabilize things on the lower doses.  A lot of my symptoms have reduced significantly.  Hoping for even more improvement now that I am off.
My thread: http://survivingantidepressants.org/index.php?/topic/8909-rusty1-paxil-withdrawal-help-and-advice-welcome/#entry150222

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PsychologicalSafe15

@Rusty1 Thanks a lot . Yah I just need to wait and wait.

Waiting is the hardest part in the life.

That urologist thing noone told me.

I will see urologist after 1.5-2 years .


THanks lots of love from me. I just got panicked and lots of problems got created without any reason damn.

2017 october--2018 march->(6 month) fluoxetine 20,30 mg-->cold turkey= after 2 month semen leakage

2018 july---2018 Aug-->(24 days) fluoxetine 20 mg --> cold turkey = vivid dreams begin

2018 december 2019 Jan-->(1 month) Amitriptyline 25--> cold turkey
--------++++--horror of drugs begins. Taking one after another and cold turkey-------+++------------------
2019 May--2019 May--> (12 days) Lexapro cold turkey

2019 May--2019 august -->(3 month)Cobazam 10 mg +amitriptyline 25 mg --> clobazam cold turkey

----2019 october ---> went cold turkey amitriptyline 25 mg.

2019 october--2020 Jan -->(3 months) duloxetine cymbalta 30mg --->cold turkey

2020 jan-2020 Apr--> (3 months) paroxetine 25 mg --> Cold turkey

2020 July--2021 Jan--> (6 months) amitriptyline 50 mg ,75 mg,100 mg ,125 mg -> cold turkey

2021 jan--2021 May--> (4 months) imipramine 75 mg -->cold turkey

2021 may-2021 Aug--> (3 months) nortriptyline 25 mg --> cold turkey== still semen leakage and vivid dream

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Altostrata

As it appears your withdrawal symptoms are mild, all we can do is to urge you to let your nervous system settle down without further chemical shocks.

 

Many people find fish oil and magnesium supplements helpful, see

 

https://survivingantidepressants.org/index.php?/topic/36-king-of-supplements-omega-3-fatty-acids-fish-oil/

 

https://survivingantidepressants.org/topic/15483-magnesium-natures-calcium-channel-blocker/

 

You might try a little bit of one at a time to see how it affects you.

 

You may wish to join another site, such as a men's health forum, to discuss your genital issues.

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

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PsychologicalSafe15

Thank you thank you so much. I didn't know about men's health forum. I am looking to similar webste men's health forum withdrawal.....
 

2017 october--2018 march->(6 month) fluoxetine 20,30 mg-->cold turkey= after 2 month semen leakage

2018 july---2018 Aug-->(24 days) fluoxetine 20 mg --> cold turkey = vivid dreams begin

2018 december 2019 Jan-->(1 month) Amitriptyline 25--> cold turkey
--------++++--horror of drugs begins. Taking one after another and cold turkey-------+++------------------
2019 May--2019 May--> (12 days) Lexapro cold turkey

2019 May--2019 august -->(3 month)Cobazam 10 mg +amitriptyline 25 mg --> clobazam cold turkey

----2019 october ---> went cold turkey amitriptyline 25 mg.

2019 october--2020 Jan -->(3 months) duloxetine cymbalta 30mg --->cold turkey

2020 jan-2020 Apr--> (3 months) paroxetine 25 mg --> Cold turkey

2020 July--2021 Jan--> (6 months) amitriptyline 50 mg ,75 mg,100 mg ,125 mg -> cold turkey

2021 jan--2021 May--> (4 months) imipramine 75 mg -->cold turkey

2021 may-2021 Aug--> (3 months) nortriptyline 25 mg --> cold turkey== still semen leakage and vivid dream

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PsychologicalSafe15

Just a  quick update on nortriptyline cold turkey

very emotional

suicidal thought

extreme irritability especially from sound 

morning anxiety/


improvement
Now I am able to poop
after 11 days very lower headache

sleep is improving day by day

2017 october--2018 march->(6 month) fluoxetine 20,30 mg-->cold turkey= after 2 month semen leakage

2018 july---2018 Aug-->(24 days) fluoxetine 20 mg --> cold turkey = vivid dreams begin

2018 december 2019 Jan-->(1 month) Amitriptyline 25--> cold turkey
--------++++--horror of drugs begins. Taking one after another and cold turkey-------+++------------------
2019 May--2019 May--> (12 days) Lexapro cold turkey

2019 May--2019 august -->(3 month)Cobazam 10 mg +amitriptyline 25 mg --> clobazam cold turkey

----2019 october ---> went cold turkey amitriptyline 25 mg.

2019 october--2020 Jan -->(3 months) duloxetine cymbalta 30mg --->cold turkey

2020 jan-2020 Apr--> (3 months) paroxetine 25 mg --> Cold turkey

2020 July--2021 Jan--> (6 months) amitriptyline 50 mg ,75 mg,100 mg ,125 mg -> cold turkey

2021 jan--2021 May--> (4 months) imipramine 75 mg -->cold turkey

2021 may-2021 Aug--> (3 months) nortriptyline 25 mg --> cold turkey== still semen leakage and vivid dream

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Altostrata

Sounds like some of your withdrawal symptoms are going away.

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

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PsychologicalSafe15

since 3 days I have been waking after 3-4 hours of sleep and sometime in 2 hours.

And I feel sleepy right from the evening.

2017 october--2018 march->(6 month) fluoxetine 20,30 mg-->cold turkey= after 2 month semen leakage

2018 july---2018 Aug-->(24 days) fluoxetine 20 mg --> cold turkey = vivid dreams begin

2018 december 2019 Jan-->(1 month) Amitriptyline 25--> cold turkey
--------++++--horror of drugs begins. Taking one after another and cold turkey-------+++------------------
2019 May--2019 May--> (12 days) Lexapro cold turkey

2019 May--2019 august -->(3 month)Cobazam 10 mg +amitriptyline 25 mg --> clobazam cold turkey

----2019 october ---> went cold turkey amitriptyline 25 mg.

2019 october--2020 Jan -->(3 months) duloxetine cymbalta 30mg --->cold turkey

2020 jan-2020 Apr--> (3 months) paroxetine 25 mg --> Cold turkey

2020 July--2021 Jan--> (6 months) amitriptyline 50 mg ,75 mg,100 mg ,125 mg -> cold turkey

2021 jan--2021 May--> (4 months) imipramine 75 mg -->cold turkey

2021 may-2021 Aug--> (3 months) nortriptyline 25 mg --> cold turkey== still semen leakage and vivid dream

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PsychologicalSafe15

Since I stopped fluoxetine . I get extreme  fatigue and it got worst as I took so many antidepressants.

Recently I stopped nortriptyline 1 month ago .

Will It be good idea to drink tea/caffeine in the morning ? Will it affect the withdrawal ??

2017 october--2018 march->(6 month) fluoxetine 20,30 mg-->cold turkey= after 2 month semen leakage

2018 july---2018 Aug-->(24 days) fluoxetine 20 mg --> cold turkey = vivid dreams begin

2018 december 2019 Jan-->(1 month) Amitriptyline 25--> cold turkey
--------++++--horror of drugs begins. Taking one after another and cold turkey-------+++------------------
2019 May--2019 May--> (12 days) Lexapro cold turkey

2019 May--2019 august -->(3 month)Cobazam 10 mg +amitriptyline 25 mg --> clobazam cold turkey

----2019 october ---> went cold turkey amitriptyline 25 mg.

2019 october--2020 Jan -->(3 months) duloxetine cymbalta 30mg --->cold turkey

2020 jan-2020 Apr--> (3 months) paroxetine 25 mg --> Cold turkey

2020 July--2021 Jan--> (6 months) amitriptyline 50 mg ,75 mg,100 mg ,125 mg -> cold turkey

2021 jan--2021 May--> (4 months) imipramine 75 mg -->cold turkey

2021 may-2021 Aug--> (3 months) nortriptyline 25 mg --> cold turkey== still semen leakage and vivid dream

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PsychologicalSafe15

2017 october--2018 march->(6 month) fluoxetine 20,30 mg-->cold turkey= after 2 month semen leakage

2018 july---2018 Aug-->(24 days) fluoxetine 20 mg --> cold turkey = vivid dreams begin

2018 december 2019 Jan-->(1 month) Amitriptyline 25--> cold turkey
--------++++--horror of drugs begins. Taking one after another and cold turkey-------+++------------------
2019 May--2019 May--> (12 days) Lexapro cold turkey

2019 May--2019 august -->(3 month)Cobazam 10 mg +amitriptyline 25 mg --> clobazam cold turkey

----2019 october ---> went cold turkey amitriptyline 25 mg.

2019 october--2020 Jan -->(3 months) duloxetine cymbalta 30mg --->cold turkey

2020 jan-2020 Apr--> (3 months) paroxetine 25 mg --> Cold turkey

2020 July--2021 Jan--> (6 months) amitriptyline 50 mg ,75 mg,100 mg ,125 mg -> cold turkey

2021 jan--2021 May--> (4 months) imipramine 75 mg -->cold turkey

2021 may-2021 Aug--> (3 months) nortriptyline 25 mg --> cold turkey== still semen leakage and vivid dream

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On 9/8/2021 at 8:15 AM, PsychologicalSafe15 said:

Since I stopped fluoxetine . I get extreme  fatigue and it got worst as I took so many antidepressants.

Recently I stopped nortriptyline 1 month ago .

Will It be good idea to drink tea/caffeine in the morning ? Will it affect the withdrawal ??

Fatigue is a normal symptom.  Have not heard of a fix for it other than to make sure you try and get enough sleep and eat healthy.

 

Be careful with caffeine in that it can cause an increase of symptoms.

Some teas can as well.

Teas can also be relaxing.

 

If you want to try something best to try it slowly and see how you react.

 

 

40 yo Male. Started Paxil about 15 years ago. 10 mg (pill weight .125 - .129 g). 5 yrs wanted less side effects, doctor took me off Paxil over couple week period and put me on Wellbutrin. Not good. Went back on Paxil. Relieved my symptoms, but didn't work as well and more side effects. Severe reaction between Paxil and Zomig Summer of 2012. Head was affected during warmer days (cloudiness, confusion, pressure). Began 10% withdrawal 10/24/12.

Withdrawel helped many symptoms, but also added side effects: nausea, dizziness, tiredness. Hyper-anxiety started January 2014.

Went through a 2 year period of de-realization (2016-2018).  Rarely any windows.  
Current dose: 0.00 as of 4/10/21.  Made a lot of progress in my withdrawal symptoms the last 2 years of my taper.  I think doing a liquid taper helped stabilize things on the lower doses.  A lot of my symptoms have reduced significantly.  Hoping for even more improvement now that I am off.
My thread: http://survivingantidepressants.org/index.php?/topic/8909-rusty1-paxil-withdrawal-help-and-advice-welcome/#entry150222

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Thanks, @Rusty1!

 

@PsychologicalSafe15 please do not start any more Introductions topic. Add to this topic.

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PsychologicalSafe15

@Rusty1 Love you for  responding. 

I cant tell you how much pain and agony I am in. 

I am studying civil engineering since 4 months ago. I keep thinking and thinking about those problems really impacts  in  engineering .  Those fatigue, gastointestinal  issues, semen leakage , vivid dreams and all other stuuf. I sometime think I cant continue to study engineering.  I had such a bright future now it all turned into ashes.

You  give me hope of life . Love you.
Oke I wont take tea.

I have engineering exam coming after 5 days. I am so tired and fatigued very hard to give exam so I thought if caffeine can stimulate me and make it through exam.

2017 october--2018 march->(6 month) fluoxetine 20,30 mg-->cold turkey= after 2 month semen leakage

2018 july---2018 Aug-->(24 days) fluoxetine 20 mg --> cold turkey = vivid dreams begin

2018 december 2019 Jan-->(1 month) Amitriptyline 25--> cold turkey
--------++++--horror of drugs begins. Taking one after another and cold turkey-------+++------------------
2019 May--2019 May--> (12 days) Lexapro cold turkey

2019 May--2019 august -->(3 month)Cobazam 10 mg +amitriptyline 25 mg --> clobazam cold turkey

----2019 october ---> went cold turkey amitriptyline 25 mg.

2019 october--2020 Jan -->(3 months) duloxetine cymbalta 30mg --->cold turkey

2020 jan-2020 Apr--> (3 months) paroxetine 25 mg --> Cold turkey

2020 July--2021 Jan--> (6 months) amitriptyline 50 mg ,75 mg,100 mg ,125 mg -> cold turkey

2021 jan--2021 May--> (4 months) imipramine 75 mg -->cold turkey

2021 may-2021 Aug--> (3 months) nortriptyline 25 mg --> cold turkey== still semen leakage and vivid dream

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Please consider whether worrying is adding to your distress, and if your various worries have a real basis. You may benefit from cognitive behavior therapy (CBT).

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

"It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has surpassed our humanity." -- Albert Einstein

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PsychologicalSafe15

I dont  think my country has CBT service.

I will search and try that later. Thank  you 

2017 october--2018 march->(6 month) fluoxetine 20,30 mg-->cold turkey= after 2 month semen leakage

2018 july---2018 Aug-->(24 days) fluoxetine 20 mg --> cold turkey = vivid dreams begin

2018 december 2019 Jan-->(1 month) Amitriptyline 25--> cold turkey
--------++++--horror of drugs begins. Taking one after another and cold turkey-------+++------------------
2019 May--2019 May--> (12 days) Lexapro cold turkey

2019 May--2019 august -->(3 month)Cobazam 10 mg +amitriptyline 25 mg --> clobazam cold turkey

----2019 october ---> went cold turkey amitriptyline 25 mg.

2019 october--2020 Jan -->(3 months) duloxetine cymbalta 30mg --->cold turkey

2020 jan-2020 Apr--> (3 months) paroxetine 25 mg --> Cold turkey

2020 July--2021 Jan--> (6 months) amitriptyline 50 mg ,75 mg,100 mg ,125 mg -> cold turkey

2021 jan--2021 May--> (4 months) imipramine 75 mg -->cold turkey

2021 may-2021 Aug--> (3 months) nortriptyline 25 mg --> cold turkey== still semen leakage and vivid dream

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On 9/11/2021 at 4:11 AM, PsychologicalSafe15 said:

@Rusty1 Love you for  responding. 

I cant tell you how much pain and agony I am in. 

I am studying civil engineering since 4 months ago. I keep thinking and thinking about those problems really impacts  in  engineering .  Those fatigue, gastointestinal  issues, semen leakage , vivid dreams and all other stuuf. I sometime think I cant continue to study engineering.  I had such a bright future now it all turned into ashes.

You  give me hope of life . Love you.
Oke I wont take tea.

I have engineering exam coming after 5 days. I am so tired and fatigued very hard to give exam so I thought if caffeine can stimulate me and make it through exam.

You are welcome.

Like I had previously said odds are you will not find a miracle cure to make your symptoms better. It will be time and patience that allows you to heal.

When I was in my worst wave I drank a lot of soothing mint tea for my anxiety. Did it help? A little. It also caused other issues as mint tea can increase acid reflux.

The reality is the mint tea provided a small benefit, but mostly gave my mind something to think I had control in feeling better.

I saw my real improvement as time went on and I stabilized. It was my body healing itself, not some outside cure.

 

The other thing to remember is if you want to try something, like tea, do it in small amounts so that if you have a negative reaction it isnt as intense as if you jumped all the way in. Also try to plan it for a time that if you do have a wave it is not surrounded by important things that you cannot afford to feel more negatively. Example: you would not want to start a wave right before your exam.

I did this with drops of my medication as well.  If I knew I had something important for work, or just a weekend plan I wanted to enjoy I would push back my scheduled drop so I would not have an increase of symptoms.

40 yo Male. Started Paxil about 15 years ago. 10 mg (pill weight .125 - .129 g). 5 yrs wanted less side effects, doctor took me off Paxil over couple week period and put me on Wellbutrin. Not good. Went back on Paxil. Relieved my symptoms, but didn't work as well and more side effects. Severe reaction between Paxil and Zomig Summer of 2012. Head was affected during warmer days (cloudiness, confusion, pressure). Began 10% withdrawal 10/24/12.

Withdrawel helped many symptoms, but also added side effects: nausea, dizziness, tiredness. Hyper-anxiety started January 2014.

Went through a 2 year period of de-realization (2016-2018).  Rarely any windows.  
Current dose: 0.00 as of 4/10/21.  Made a lot of progress in my withdrawal symptoms the last 2 years of my taper.  I think doing a liquid taper helped stabilize things on the lower doses.  A lot of my symptoms have reduced significantly.  Hoping for even more improvement now that I am off.
My thread: http://survivingantidepressants.org/index.php?/topic/8909-rusty1-paxil-withdrawal-help-and-advice-welcome/#entry150222

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