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7 hours ago, Carmie said:

Yes, our good ol’ nervous systems cause a lot of havoc, 

 

These meds certainly affect our whole bodies, everything is connected to our CNS. We seem to be in constant fight or flight mode. I hope the adverse reaction from the medication slowly settles so that your digestive problems settle too. 
 

I can’t actually cure my autoimmune condition, even with the help of an integrative Dr, as there’s no cure, but I can try to get it into remission again. I had a flare up about nine months ago and it’s not settling. My immune system only attacks my lungs and I’ve been struggling to breathe ever since this flare. The vax triggered it, though all sorts of things can trigger it. I can’t get boosters now. I’ve also had chronic fatigue syndrome for nearly thirty years too, that’s certainly a CNS issue as well, so while I’m on these meds there’s no hope of getting over this because of how these meds have me on hyper alertness all the time. 
 

Again, I wish you all the best in your recovery from your adverse reaction. It’s amazing how one pill can cause so much havoc. 
 

Take care🧡


yeah I never knew how important the CNS is until I developed anxiety disorder  & everything didn’t work correctly anymore lol. Wish they would teach that & mental health in school so I could of avoided all this but I’m not surprised I mean even these doctors don’t even have knowledge about it. 

 

Ahw ok I see. Well I hope it goes into remission soon then & you get it under more control. Breathing problems are no fun. I can relate with the reflex.

 

thank you 💕

April 2022- Only 1 celxa pill 10mg

had an adverse reaction & never took anymore again 

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Noticed today of feeling dizzy & when I eat the feeling goes away. Then comes back again later

 

i read on here that’s normal for withdrawal that it causes low blood sugar??

 

do I just eat to fix it Everytime lol

April 2022- Only 1 celxa pill 10mg

had an adverse reaction & never took anymore again 

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Not too worried about it though. I had this symptom before about a year ago when my anxiety attacks were really bad I freaked out & went to the doctor. Everything was fine & it eventually went away as my body healed

April 2022- Only 1 celxa pill 10mg

had an adverse reaction & never took anymore again 

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I now have what seems to be rosacea on my face. My face is red around the upper checks. Eyes look weird too. & forehead a lil too. Just looks inflamed. I would be freaking out but this is obviously from the withdrawal adverse reaction symptoms?? I have never had this in my life. & see other people have had this too when I search it on the forum. Is this normal?? Has anyone else had this 

 

my eyelids were also swollen 

April 2022- Only 1 celxa pill 10mg

had an adverse reaction & never took anymore again 

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Hi @peaceandlove

 

What does your diet currently comprise?

Sometimes there may be temporary, passing gut issues that cause the sorts of symptoms you describe. 

 

Food intolerances come and go during the recovery period. For example, I had to switch to a low-histamine diet for a while, then it got better. 

It's usually nothing to worry about, just part of the healing process.

 

In my unprofessional, personal experience, skin issues are very often to do with gut healing in progress. The gut plays such a central role in both brain and immune communication/function.

Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride writes about this in her GAPS books. If you have access to these via public library or purchase, they have a lot of useful, inspiring information. 

 

See also this topic:

 

Try not to worry. Take care of yourself and manage any anxiety by using non-drug coping techniques. 

This is temporary, it will pass.

 

In the meantime, I'd suggest treating your skin very gently. Use only fragrance-free, hypoallergenic, organic soaps and cosmetics or forego cosmetics altogether. Rule of thumb: if it's not food-grade, if you can't eat it, don't put it on your skin. Try to avoid exposure to all artifical fragrances, e.g. scented candles, air fresheners, etc., as these can irritate your skin and mucus membranes even without direct contact, just being in the same room. Unscented, organic, all-natural, food-grade almond oil is a good option for moisturizing, if you need it. Stay out of the sun during the day. Use only fragrance-free, hypoallergenic laundry detergent, same for dish soap and any other cleaning supplies. Treat your body and your environment with the same conscious, conscientious care as one might enact with a baby. 

 

If you are looking for relief from discomfort, I'd suggest any sort of cold stimulus, e.g. cold water bathing/plunge/shower, ice packs, washcloth soaked in ice water, etc. I find this really helpful. 

 

As much as possible, leave your skin alone and let it be, let it breathe. 

I know we so often have this impulse to do something, and when it comes to skin flare-ups and break-outs, in my personal experience, less is definitely more. 

If I were you I'd investigate possible dietary interventions, go the route of the gut, and try to refrain from topical skin treatments.

 

Hang in there, peaceandlove. It gets better <3 

1996-2018 - misc. polypharmacy, incl. SSRIs, SNRIs, neuroleptics, lithium, benzos, stimulants, antihistamines, etc. (approx. 30+ drugs)

2012-2018 - 10mg lexapro/escitalopram (20mg?)    Jan. 2018 - 10mg -> 5mg, then from 5mg -> 2.5mg, then 0mg  -->  July 2018 - 0mg

2017(?)-2020 - vyvanse/lisdexamfetamine 60-70mg    2020-2021 - 70mg down to 0mg  -->  July 2021 - 0mg

March-April 2021 - vortioxetine 5-10mg (approx. 7 weeks total; CT)  -->  April 28th, 2021 - 0mg

supplements: magnesium powder (dissolved in water) as needed throughout the day; 1 tsp fish oil w/ morning meal; 2mg melatonin 9pm 

August 1, 2022 - 1 mg melatonin, approx. 10:30pm

 

Courage is fear that has said its prayers.  - Karle Wilson Baker

love and justice are not two. without inner change, there can be no outer change; without collective change, no change matters.  - Rev. angel Kyodo williams

Holding multiple truths. Knowing that everyone has their own accurate view of the way things are.  - text on homemade banner at Afiya house

 

I am not a medical professional; this is not medical advice. 

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  • 3 weeks later...

I’m having Constipation what can I do?? Have you guys experienced this. Can I take a laxative??

 

also seems like this thing give me a yeast infection?? What can I take for that?? I haven’t had one in YEARSSS all of a sudden it’s itchy down there lol wth

 

what is going on is this Candida 

April 2022- Only 1 celxa pill 10mg

had an adverse reaction & never took anymore again 

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17 minutes ago, peaceandlove said:

I’m having Constipation what can I do??

When you say constipation, what do you mean exactly? Is it a matter of BM frequency, consistency, quantity, quality, etc.?

When did the constipation start?

How was your digestion prior to the onset of constipation?

What is your daily diet?

Have there been any objective changes in the past few weeks, e.g. dietary changes, supplements, more or less or different exercise, holidays, weather, life events, etc. etc.?

 

1996-2018 - misc. polypharmacy, incl. SSRIs, SNRIs, neuroleptics, lithium, benzos, stimulants, antihistamines, etc. (approx. 30+ drugs)

2012-2018 - 10mg lexapro/escitalopram (20mg?)    Jan. 2018 - 10mg -> 5mg, then from 5mg -> 2.5mg, then 0mg  -->  July 2018 - 0mg

2017(?)-2020 - vyvanse/lisdexamfetamine 60-70mg    2020-2021 - 70mg down to 0mg  -->  July 2021 - 0mg

March-April 2021 - vortioxetine 5-10mg (approx. 7 weeks total; CT)  -->  April 28th, 2021 - 0mg

supplements: magnesium powder (dissolved in water) as needed throughout the day; 1 tsp fish oil w/ morning meal; 2mg melatonin 9pm 

August 1, 2022 - 1 mg melatonin, approx. 10:30pm

 

Courage is fear that has said its prayers.  - Karle Wilson Baker

love and justice are not two. without inner change, there can be no outer change; without collective change, no change matters.  - Rev. angel Kyodo williams

Holding multiple truths. Knowing that everyone has their own accurate view of the way things are.  - text on homemade banner at Afiya house

 

I am not a medical professional; this is not medical advice. 

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10 hours ago, Ariel said:

@peaceandlove

When you say constipation, what do you mean exactly? Is it a matter of BM frequency, consistency, quantity, quality, etc.?

When did the constipation start?

How was your digestion prior to the onset of constipation?

What is your daily diet?

Have there been any objective changes in the past few weeks, e.g. dietary changes, supplements, more or less or different exercise, holidays, weather, life events, etc. etc.?

 


my diet has been the same idk I think it just from withdrawal honestly. & like just a lil coming out at a time is what I mean lol. But I got some fiber powder hopefully that will work? You mix it with water 

 

also my reflex has moved from my throat/sinuses to more lower now it’s more heartburn & in my chest/stomach. 

April 2022- Only 1 celxa pill 10mg

had an adverse reaction & never took anymore again 

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Hi @peaceandlove

 

The purpose of my questions is to help determine cause, so as to better discern and facilitate appropriate courses of action.

 

Whether or not constipation is caused by WD in general, there are many possible reasons why one might be constipated, and different ways one can be constipated.

 

For example, constipation may be related to diet/food intolerance; gastroparesis; slowed motility; hydration and fluid regulation (e.g. hormonally influenced); dyssynergic defecation (anismus); pelvic floor tension; tight psoas; etc., etc. All of the above, and more, could be related to WD, and yet they are still distinct from each other and may respond best to specific, targeted forms of treatment.

 

Same principle goes for symptoms such as acid reflux, heartburn, etc. 

 

Sometimes it's worth it to take some time to track symptoms, pay attention to the details, and think about possible connections. 

I speak from personal experience, which has taught me to err on the side of caution and careful analysis. Especially in WD, when my system is so sensitive, I'd rather not just throw solutions at something to see what sticks and risk a reaction. I may risk a reaction anyway, but at least I will have thought things through and come up with a temporary strategy that is compatible with a harm reduction approach. 

If you'd like assistance with that please feel free to let me know. 

 

I'm sorry you're dealing with these uncomfortable symptoms and hope you feel better soon. 

In solidarity and support,

A.

 

1996-2018 - misc. polypharmacy, incl. SSRIs, SNRIs, neuroleptics, lithium, benzos, stimulants, antihistamines, etc. (approx. 30+ drugs)

2012-2018 - 10mg lexapro/escitalopram (20mg?)    Jan. 2018 - 10mg -> 5mg, then from 5mg -> 2.5mg, then 0mg  -->  July 2018 - 0mg

2017(?)-2020 - vyvanse/lisdexamfetamine 60-70mg    2020-2021 - 70mg down to 0mg  -->  July 2021 - 0mg

March-April 2021 - vortioxetine 5-10mg (approx. 7 weeks total; CT)  -->  April 28th, 2021 - 0mg

supplements: magnesium powder (dissolved in water) as needed throughout the day; 1 tsp fish oil w/ morning meal; 2mg melatonin 9pm 

August 1, 2022 - 1 mg melatonin, approx. 10:30pm

 

Courage is fear that has said its prayers.  - Karle Wilson Baker

love and justice are not two. without inner change, there can be no outer change; without collective change, no change matters.  - Rev. angel Kyodo williams

Holding multiple truths. Knowing that everyone has their own accurate view of the way things are.  - text on homemade banner at Afiya house

 

I am not a medical professional; this is not medical advice. 

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I have a GI appointment tomorrow & probably will schedule an endoscopy. Are we allowed to be put to sleep or should I do it without the drugs?? 

April 2022- Only 1 celxa pill 10mg

had an adverse reaction & never took anymore again 

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I was just informed I have bacterial vaginosis & of course will need to take medication for it. I am scared won’t this mess me up even more??

 

mind you I haven’t got bacterial vaginosis in like 4 years & I only used to get it from my ex from sex. I am celibate now. Clearly something is off in my stomach from this withdrawal

April 2022- Only 1 celxa pill 10mg

had an adverse reaction & never took anymore again 

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Plug your drug in the top search box there and read on up, and decide. 

 

On 8/3/2022 at 6:21 PM, peaceandlove said:

I have a GI appointment tomorrow & probably will schedule an endoscopy. Are we allowed to be put to sleep or should I do it without the drugs?? 

 

I might wait, if it was me, and see how I'm doing after whatever treatment I decided on for the bacterial vaginosis.  You might be pleasantly surprised that your other symptoms improve.  It's possible.  Everything matters, and yah........I would sure treat the vaginosis......if it was me.  It's possible it's related to some of your other GI/GU symptoms.

 

Just go to the appointment tomorrow.  Ask if the doc would advise full sedation for the endoscopy?   I'd be surprised if they do "full sedation".  You might be jumping ahead with your fears and worries and workups.  One thing at a time.  Only guessing here, but they might just use a short acting relaxing drug for a procedure like that.  I mean find out how long of a procedure it is.  Use your doctors......talk to them.  And begin to empower yourself.

 

Don't be afraid to search on your own too.  Scroll down from the Home page to Symptoms and Self Care......check out some of the topics there.  

Type in your browser, on your phone or computer/laptop/notebook,  any topic with survivingantidepressants.org added to it, or at the start and you'll find more to empower yourself with.

I just did:  survivingantidepressants.org Irritable bowel syndrome

And voila'  Irritable bowel syndrome: What you can do

 

Also for the persistent anxiety and fears:

 try: typing in your browser:  surviving antidepressants.org fears, anxiety, health anxiety

You'll find more topics that help you learn more and more non-drug coping to mitigate fears/anxiety/panics

 

I'm sorry it still feels so intense some 3 months out from your adverse reaction.

And glad you got your genitourinary(GU) system checked out.  Oddly enough that infection could relate to some of the GI issues.

So good job in taking the plunge and seeing a doctor.

 

I think you have every chance of complete healing sooner rather than later.  I think you might need to get after the anxiety/panic that peaked even before the Celexa reaction......in non-drug ways. You've gotten some really good input here on your thread. 

 

Okay......Love, peace, healing and growth to peaceandlove.....

 I'm sure we were meant to meet and I'm cheering for your better days to arrive promptly!

 

Best,

manymoretodays(mmt)

 

 

 

 

 

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