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Any people suffering from sciatica on SA? I've long noticed it's a very common WD symptom. Even w/o any physical basis for it, it can be really painful.

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I started suffering from sciatica/back pain about seven years before I ever started taking an AD. I tried everything there was to try before I resorted to surgery, thirteen years later. The surgery definitely helped... I would say I'm about 85% - 90% better.

 

It's interesting you asked this question. My back has been bothering me the last 10 days or so... more so than usual. Didn't think it was attributable to WD, but I guess you never really know.

 

Neuro... do you have sciatica?

 

 

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I had sciatica years and years ago, before Paxil, even.

 

I got physical therapy and it hasn't bothered me since. It's related to spinal misalignment. I keep my back strong with Pilates classes twice a week.

 

My back does bother me when I spend too much time hunched over a keyboard, as does my hip -- the source of the original sciatica.

 

Perhaps people suffer from sciatica in withdrawal because they spend so much time on computers trying to find out what it is that's making them feel so terrible?

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Perhaps people suffer from sciatica in withdrawal because they spend so much time on computers trying to find out what it is that's making them feel so terrible?

 

Ha ha!

 

I think another factor causing sciatica is water retention. Before Paxil (BP < uh oh) I would get sciatica when I retained water pre-menstrually. Now, I have sciatica in my back / butt that comes and goes, but I have something that feels very similar in the back of my knee, that I am convinced has to do with water retention pressing on a nerve.

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I keep my back strong with Pilates classes twice a week.

I've heard that after one year of Pilates classes something happens in the brain and body that makes one look and feel thirty years younger.

 

Do you think there is any truth to this?

 

 

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Neuro... do you have sciatica?

When the wave worsens it's usually there. And as of present, no physical causes for it. In my case it's 95% WD-related. The good news is that when the symptoms imrove, the pain is almost non-existent.

2000-2008 Paxil for a situational depression

2008 - Paxil c/t

Severe protracted WD syndrome ever since; improving

 

 

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Albert Einstein

 

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Surviving Antidepressants ;)

 

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Neuro, it may be hyper-sensitive nerves in your spine, that's where sciatica originates.

 

I've heard that after one year of Pilates classes something happens in the brain and body that makes one look and feel thirty years younger.

 

Do you think there is any truth to this?

 

Very funny. I wish.

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I had this severe for 8 months and was bed ridden for a month. Tried everything and it was found for me to be a periformis muscle in my butt in spasm. RIght therapist and stretching and it was gone in three weeks

 

I was told it is a common stress reaction

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I hope it is ok to share a very informative web-page on sciatica:

http://www.sciatica-pain.org/ischemic-sciatica.html

 

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Hello

is sciatica a symptom of withdrawal? I have started with pain in my buttocks yesterday, and today down my left leg. Thank you x

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I experience sciatica and find that putting my foot on a chair with it straight and gently leaning forward helps. 

 

I also find that ensuring that when I sit I use a footstool so that my feet are not dangling or are not stretched to reach the ground.  I carry a small plastic bin or a lunchbox with me and use that when travelling on the train or when eating out etc.

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