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I apologize if this has been asked before, but I have searched the forum and not found the answer.

 

I am recently into my 6th week of being off of antidepressants. I tried a reinstatement of buspar 5 days ago, but had a huge flare up of symptoms and stopped after two days. Specifically, the "pins and needles/tingling" was only occurring in my scalp, was only mild and occurring at night time and my anxiety had lessened to some degree before trying to reinstate. Now, I am experiencing pins and needles more frequently and in more areas. I am also getting panic attacks out of nowhere. My doctor seems particularly concerned about the tingling and is sending me for a neuro consult. Has anyone else had a similar experience? 

 

My mind is of course going to worst-case scenarios (Multiple sclerosis), but I also did not have the tingling before I started antidepressants, which leads me to believe that this is just withdrawal symptoms.

 

thank you for any feedback,

 

MedRN

?2003-2005 various SSRI's 2010-2011 - Ativan 3mg-4mg/day? Tapered, no issue.?2016 - Effexor 75mg, maybe up to 150mg - tapered off, brain buzzes remain

Mar 2/21 - Buspar 2.5mg, up to 45 mg - stopped and tapered due to adverse reaction 

Aug 2/21 - Wellbutrin 150mg for 5 days (adverse reaction)

Aug 18/21 - Mirtazapine 7.5mg for 7 days (adverse reaction)

Oct 7-8/21 -reinstated buspar, stopped due to worsening of symptoms 

Ativan 1.5mg prn for situational anxiety, then everyday Oct 7-2 

Oct 22/21 - switched ativan to clonazepam and started to taper 10/31/21 .25mg, 02/01/22 .134mg 02/08/22 .121mg 02/15/22 .108mg 02/22/22 .096mg 03/22/22 .087mg 04/22/22 .072mg 05/22/22 0.062mg 06/22/22 0.053mg 07/22/22 0.046mg

Supplements: omegas, mag glycinate/citrate, vitamin D, vitamin C, digestive enzymes

 

"Believe that your tragedies, your losses, your sorrows, your hurt happened for you, not to you. And I bless the thing that broke you down and cracked you open, because the world needs you open" Rebecca Campbell

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