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Hi everyone. I created an account specifically to say what has helped me throughout this journey of recovery. I have no idea if I’m currently in a window (likely) or actually healed. I’ve had a terrible, hellish withdrawal of Trintellix, since December 20th I’ve had extreme panic attacks, suicidal thoughts, insomnia, extreme agitation etc. And then, I’ve found a few things that helped me. What was really the most helpful thing was hypnotherapy. The first session didn’t help much as it was just an introduction to it, but the second session transformed me. It put me in a state of deep relaxation, and helped me sleep again. I would advice everyone to try it, despite the cost. The other thing that helped me tremendously was this medicine called Euphytose in France, it’s a mix of Passiflora, Valerian root, hawthorn, and ballotte (translation?). It had the same effects than benzos without the obvious terrifying risks of these. Again I’m not sure I’m completely healed or in a long window, but I these things truly helped, I believe. I’ve read this forum a lot and wanted to help the folks on here, in any way that I could, even if what I’m saying is maybe nothing new for some people. Bless you all, and hang in there, healing is coming. 

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Welcome, @Nypeaches89


Did you go off Trintellix in December? When did you have hypnotherapy? How long did it take to work? Were you taking this herbal supplement at the same time?


Was this the first time you've experienced antidepressant withdrawal?


Do you still have any withdrawal symptoms?


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I went off Trintellix in November, wd symptoms showed more and more in December, worse in January and February. I’m doing better but it’s clearly not over. 
I had hypnotherapy twice in February, the first time was an introduction to it, the second time a proper session. The same day my mom bought me these Valerian and passiflora supplements. They feel like benzos to me, the effect is felt within 10 minutes, and it’s clearly not placebo. There’s even a warning to not drive using these plant pills so, yes it works ! I’ll update my signature ASAP when I have time. 

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On 3/2/2022 at 12:25 PM, Altostrata said:

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