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I don’t want to make too many posts but I wanted to alert everyone to water. I did a lot of research on this and also talked with a researcher on this at GerogeTown medical school. Hydration is critical to brain health and healing. If the brain senses a deficit it releases antihistamines and adrenalin - not good for healing.

 

Dr. Modoc said we need 1/2 ounce per pound of body weight of pure water to maintain basic functions. If you Google hydration and brain you will see all the research. Since starting this I had a lymph gland that had been swollen for 13 months go away - skin wrinkles went away and hopefully my brain is happier.

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I've never been someone that liked water. I would occasionally have a glass while on paxil, but that's about it. I did drink other fluids though and did feel thirst.

 

Since withdrawal i don't feel thirsty at all. Nothing at all. I try to force myself to drink at least something but i just struggle. If i intake 1L of fluids a day its a lot. Really this is a big problem for me.

 

Anyone else experience this? Obviously I'm dehydrated, my urine is dark in colour and my throat feels irritated all day, but struggling extremely with drinking anything.

 

Will this get better or should i be concerned its something else? How do i force myself to drink water if it makes me feel sick?

 

Also, i still have the frequent urination... it has never left me. I pee out much more than i take in.

 

Liver, kidney, TSH, T4, CBC all normal...

 

 

 

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try having a large bottle near you and sip all day...small sips all day...every 5 minutes or something take a sip. If you make that a practice you'll end up drinking enough. 

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I do the sips of water all day even though I am not thirsty. I think it helps the healing process. You don't say if you have seen a doctor for your problem or I didn't read it in your thread. I found that when I stopped all the diet soda and went to plain water it was a struggle but I kept at it and it is a little easier over time to do it.

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here some food for thought and encouragement to drink:

 

 

Dehydration Influences Mood, Cognition
By RICK NAUERT PHD Senior News Editor
Reviewed by John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on February 20, 2012

Dehydration-Influences-Our-Mood-SS.jpgWhile most understand that dehydration can have medical complications, a new study shows that even mild dehydration can influence mood, energy levels and the ability to think clearly.

Regrettably, we often use thirst as an indicator for when we need to drink — a response that experts say is too late to avoid many of the detrimental effects of dehydration.
 

In two recent studies, researchers at the University of Connecticut’s Human Performance Laboratory discovered the mental, mood and cognitive downside of even mild dehydration.
 

Investigators determined that it didn’t matter if a person had just walked for 40 minutes on a treadmill or was sitting at rest – the adverse effects from mild dehydration were the same.
 

Mild dehydration is defined as an approximately 1.5 percent loss in normal water volume in the body.

The take home message is that individuals need to stay hydrated at all times, not just during exercise, extreme heat or exertion.
 

“Our thirst sensation doesn’t really appear until we are 1 [percent] or 2 percent dehydrated. By then dehydration is already setting in and starting to impact how our mind and body perform,” says Lawrence E. Armstrong, one of the studies’ lead scientists and an international expert on hydration.
 

The importance for everyone to stay hydrated is a message that needs to be promoted.
 

“Dehydration affects all people, and staying properly hydrated is just as important for those who work all day at a computer as it is for marathon runners, who can lose up to 8 percent of their body weight as water when they compete.”
 

In the study, separate groups of young women and men were tested. Twenty-five women with an average age of 23 took part in one study. The men’s group consisted of 26 men with an average age of 20.
 

All of the participants were healthy, active individuals, who were neither high-performance athletes nor sedentary — typically exercising for 30 to 60 minutes per day.
 

Each participant took part in three evaluations that were separated by 28 days. All of the participants walked on a treadmill to induce dehydration, and all of the subjects were hydrated the evening before the evaluations commenced.
 

As part of the evaluation, the subjects were put through a battery of cognitive tests that measured vigilance, concentration, reaction time, learning, memory, and reasoning. The results were compared against a separate series of tests when the individuals were not dehydrated.

The young women experienced mild dehydration which caused headaches, fatigue, and difficulty concentrating. They also perceived tasks as more difficult when slightly dehydrated, although there was no substantive reduction in their cognitive abilities.
 

The research findings are published in The Journal of Nutrition.
 

In the tests involving the young men, mild dehydration caused some difficulty with mental tasks, particularly in the areas of vigilance and working memory, according to the results of the second UConn study.
 

While the young men also experienced fatigue, tension, and anxietywhen mildly dehydrated, adverse changes in mood and symptoms were “substantially greater in females than in males, both at rest and during exercise,” according to the study. The men’s study was published in the British Journal of Nutrition.
 

“Even mild dehydration that can occur during the course of our ordinary daily activities can degrade how we are feeling – especially for women, who appear to be more susceptible to the adverse effects of low levels of dehydration than men,” says Harris Lieberman, one of the studies’ co-authors.
 

“In both sexes these adverse mood changes may limit the motivation required to engage in even moderate aerobic exercise. Mild dehydration may also interfere with other daily activities, even when there is no physical demand component present.”
 

Investigators are uncertain why women and men are so adversely affected by mild dehydration. One possibility is that neurons in the brain detect dehydration. These neurons may then signal parts of the brain regulating mood.
 

This process could be part of an ancient warning system protecting humans from more dire consequences, and alerting them to the need for water to survive.
 

In order to stay properly hydrated, experts like Armstrong recommend that individuals drink eight, 8-ounce glasses of water a day, which is approximately equivalent to about 2 liters of water.
 

People can check their hydration status by monitoring the color of their urine. Urine should be a very pale yellow in individuals who are properly hydrated.
 

Urine that is dark yellow or tan in color indicates greater dehydration. Proper hydration is particularly important for high-risk groups, such as the elderly, people with diabetes, and children.

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Be sure to drink at least 1L of water a day, in divided portions. Dehydration is not good for any part of your body, including your nervous system.

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

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I guess this might be the best place to post the following info, but mods can move it if I've put it in the wrong place.

 

I've noticed that if I don't drink enough water, I am more prone to night sweats and confusion. Confusion is a sign if dehydration. Sweating and diarrhea are also signs of dehydration.

 

Just want to encourage all to make sure and drink water to see if it helps some symptoms, because I feel that water helps me be less confused, less prone to night sweats, and less prone to diarrhea.

*I'm not a doctor and don't give medical advice, just personal experience
**Off all meds since Nov. 2014. Mentally & emotionally recovered; physically not
-Dual cold turkeys off TCA & Ativan in Oct 2014. Prescribed from 2011-2014

-All meds were Rxed off-label for an autoimmune illness.  It was a MISDIAGNOSIS, but I did not find out until AFTER meds caused damage.  All med tapers/cold turkeys directed by doctors 

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-Desipramine Jan 2014 - Oct. 29, 2014 (rapid taper/cold turkey)

-Lorazepam 1 mg per night during 2011
-Lorazepam 1 mg per month in 2012 (or less)

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-First muscle/dystonia side effects started on nortriptyline, but docs too stupid to figure it out. On desipramine, muscle tremors & rigidity worsened

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I tend more to not drinking little water than much of it. When anxiety or WD symptoms take in, I gravitate between the two extremes: some days I'm thirsty and have to have a glass of water near me to keep my mouth and throat hydrated, some other days I can keep a glass of water near full next to me and I only drink it because I make myself do it. So far haven't feel effects that I would associate with dehydration, but I'll keep drinking water just to be sure.

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February 2012. After a crisis, a crippling anxiety that culminated in a panic attack. Started 20 mg Paxil and Clonazepam.

Clonazepam left quickly in the 2nd attempt.

About about a year on 20 mg, begin tapering.

June 2014, after several weeks on 5 mg and trying to dose down, went CT.

May 2015.Anxiety came back again, went to psychiatrist back. Fluoxetine was tried and left because of bad reaction, returned to paroxetine. Start tapering in mid 2016.

December 2016. After like 2 months of going 2,5 mg, stopped paroxetine.

Truth to be told, descended into a downward spiral of caffeine, alcohol and masturbation.

January  26, 2017. Wave with some tinnitus that was fixed by a visit to the ENT.

April 21, 2017. Acid reflux at night was a stressor that triggered another wave.Vices have been put into check and only a drink or two a week remain.

By May 7 stabilized with a little anxiety left and some pains.

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I drink a ton of water but still find myself dehydrated. Only before I go to bed and during sleep do I feel this way. I had this problem while on meds. I probably drink 2-3 liters a day. I have watched salt intake and coffee. It has sprung up way more in the last month. Very odd and really has affected my quality of sleep and mood

Was on 30mg (Lexapro) for 7-8yrs20mg for 3 months (This was my choice my Doc wanted me to drop much faster)15 mg 2week10mg 2 weeks 5 mg 1 week0 since August 24th . PPI Dexlant  30 mg taper has begun. Cutting 20% currently.  using zantac as needed.  Benzo is currently 0.10mg 

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I think it may be a body temperature thing too. I can be perfect temperature but as soon as I get tired and sleep my mouth gets dry and im taking off clothes and chugging water. I set the temperature in my place very cool and I have fans. Maybe my body is working overtime to correct itself. I don't know what else.

Was on 30mg (Lexapro) for 7-8yrs20mg for 3 months (This was my choice my Doc wanted me to drop much faster)15 mg 2week10mg 2 weeks 5 mg 1 week0 since August 24th . PPI Dexlant  30 mg taper has begun. Cutting 20% currently.  using zantac as needed.  Benzo is currently 0.10mg 

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Wondering if anyone else has noticed that they have to drink a lot of water or similar to stay well hydrated.

 

Mornings I always wake up very de-hydrated (yes I'm paranoid enough to check the colour of my urine) and its always dark.

 

I continue checking it throughout the day - I turned all the heaters down in the holiday cottage we are temporarily renting to reduce the effects, but was still de-hydrated.

 

Haven't gone the electrolyte route yet but wonder if this might help.

 

JC

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Merged similar topics.

2010  Fluoxetine 20mg.  2011  Escitalopram 20mg.  2013 Tapered badly and destabilised CNS.  Effexor 150mg. 

2015 Begin using info at SurvivingAntidepressants.  Cut 10% - bad w/d 2 months, held 1 month. 

Micro-tapering: four weekly 0.4% cuts, hold 4 weeks (struggling with symptoms).

8 month hold.

2017 Micro-tapering: four weekly 1% cuts, hold 4 weeks (symptoms almost non-existent).

2020 Still micro-tapering. Just over 2/3 of the way off effexor. Minimal symptoms, - and sleeping well.
Supplements: Fish oil, vitamin C, iron, oat-straw tea, nettle tea.

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Personally - I drink about 6-8 L a day. Sometimes more. It is so vital to keep incredibly hydrated. As is diet.

Started Citalopram in 2005 (aged 15) for apparent "OCD" - 60mg 

July 2015 attempted 2 x 10% + cuts 4 weeks apart. WD symptoms intense at times. Need to slow down.

 

November 2016 - Resumed taper. 1.25 - 1.5% decrease weekly approx.

44.5mg November 2016. Jan 2017 42.5 mg. March 2017 40 mg. June 2017 37mg. September 2018 22mg. Nov 2018 Holding at 22mg to stabilise from moderate wave. January 2020 - Holding, mostly feeling fine, but still having some waves at times. 

 

February 2020 - Resumed taper , 1.5% reduction weekly/every two weeks. 

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I have been having problems with mild dehydration and some times I had it more severe. My glaucoma meds have this side affect as well. I try to drink water most of the day but at times I forget or is not possible.    I am wondering whether using a higher dose plus being summer time has increased my need for water. I am now doing water with electrolytes more often has something to do with the increase of palpitations. I just read that palpitations is a sign of dehydration. Anybody know how to make electrolyte water? Bottles are expensive plus not environmentally sound. 

 

 

http://survivingantidepressants.org/index.php?/topic/12344-gn11-wd-symptoms-appearing-at-5mg-due-to-cortisol-dysfunction-after-eye-surgery/

2006-2007 Lexapro (not sure of dose) in 2006

2007 Stopped abruptly. Developed serious wd symptom.Went back after two weeks and  tapered successfully over 3 months

November 2013  started 10 mg of Celexa for hormonal symptoms

early 2014 cutdown Celexa to 5 mg.Attempted to get off it November 2014 and had a difficult time. Went back to 5 mg and stayed until about a month ago. Had eye surgery for glaucoma (left eye-mini-shunt implant)

March-April 2016 developed multiple problems: ringing of ears, ear infections, multiple allergies. Tested negative to allergies  

Anxiety increased  every time I used  an OTC or had stress.April-May Cortisol spike problems increased.

June 9 Found this website while doing research on cortisone and celexa.

Went back between 5 and 10 mg a couple of times. Currently trying to stabilize at 7.5.   and  taking  a leave from work and comeback part-time.

Started taking liquid Celexa 6/15/2016 at 3.75 ml

Other meds: Dorzalamide/timolol for glaucoma twice a day andLatanoprost in the evening.

Vitamin D 2000 mg;vitamin C 500 mg; Lysine 1000 mg 2 x a day. Acupuncture twice a week; meditation; relaxing music daily. 150 mg of Magnesium as of 6/15.

 

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sorry poor editing...I have heart palpitations with the increased dose of Celexa. I just read that dehydration is a cause for palpitations which is what I've been experiencing.

2006-2007 Lexapro (not sure of dose) in 2006

2007 Stopped abruptly. Developed serious wd symptom.Went back after two weeks and  tapered successfully over 3 months

November 2013  started 10 mg of Celexa for hormonal symptoms

early 2014 cutdown Celexa to 5 mg.Attempted to get off it November 2014 and had a difficult time. Went back to 5 mg and stayed until about a month ago. Had eye surgery for glaucoma (left eye-mini-shunt implant)

March-April 2016 developed multiple problems: ringing of ears, ear infections, multiple allergies. Tested negative to allergies  

Anxiety increased  every time I used  an OTC or had stress.April-May Cortisol spike problems increased.

June 9 Found this website while doing research on cortisone and celexa.

Went back between 5 and 10 mg a couple of times. Currently trying to stabilize at 7.5.   and  taking  a leave from work and comeback part-time.

Started taking liquid Celexa 6/15/2016 at 3.75 ml

Other meds: Dorzalamide/timolol for glaucoma twice a day andLatanoprost in the evening.

Vitamin D 2000 mg;vitamin C 500 mg; Lysine 1000 mg 2 x a day. Acupuncture twice a week; meditation; relaxing music daily. 150 mg of Magnesium as of 6/15.

 

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gn - Several years ago, I purchased an electrolyte powder for the same reason as you -- I didn't like the waste of the bottles containing mostly water. I think I picked it up at a GNC outlet; it might be worth a search on their website or a phone call to one in the nearest mall.

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Ever since I quit the antidepressant, I have been retaining water. I have had edema in legs, lungs and face. I am never thirsty but when I do drink, I have to go to the bathroom straight away. Everyone seems to react differently to quitting antidepressants. There seems to be different kinds of syndromes. 

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I couldnt get all the posts here and understand them but, water was always a problem in withdrawals, when I spend alot of time fasting and become thirsty and then I drink, I was feeling very full and felt my stomach was about to explode and this was increasing the severity of synptomts in a terrifying way.

I dont know but I know a technique in our books and tgis technique was by my prophet mohamed( iam muslim and mentioned this because some people will want to know where I got this technique from); the technique is to drink water at three stages.

Drink a little and then have a breath( 2 seconds for time), then have another some, then have the 2 sec breath and finally drink as u want.

I really found this technique very helpful for me if I dont want to eat but want to only drink that my stomach was at all ok and not full.

It also helped me have enough amount of food completing the day actively.

It helped to drink enough amount of water.

I dont know also if in the forum here allowed to talk about religious thoughts @Altostrata but ine technique helped me heal faster was to expose water to Quran(  you can assume it like a type of music), when I did this and drank the water, I felt my head pressure is getting lighter.

I dont know, this is all the information I have.

i wasn't on a certain drug all the period. i took many drugs many times and for no very long period but to simplify.

--fluvoxamine maleate100 mg + amisulpride 200mg------started july 2012 and total taper in february 2015 ( 9 months without drugs then)

--sertraline 100mg -------started november 2015 and total taper (withoud reduction slowly) in november 2016( 4 months withoud drugs then).

--sertraline 100mg + quetiabine 25mg ( started in mars 2016 and for 7 months) then fluvoxamine maleate 100mg again for another 7months and after that a something like to use every drug for 14 days and for about 1.5 years.

--my last drug was trintellix 10 mg ( used it in 12/2018and total taper in 4/2019).

symptomts i have now ( bad concentration and problems in short and long memory+ bad depersonalization).

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Hello, @mustafa The place to talk about religious thoughts is our Finding meaning forum.

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On 7/3/2016 at 4:25 PM, gn11 said:

I have been having problems with mild dehydration and some times I had it more severe. My glaucoma meds have this side affect as well. I try to drink water most of the day but at times I forget or is not possible.    I am wondering whether using a higher dose plus being summer time has increased my need for water. I am now doing water with electrolytes more often has something to do with the increase of palpitations. I just read that palpitations is a sign of dehydration. Anybody know how to make electrolyte water? Bottles are expensive plus not environmentally sound. 

 

 

http://survivingantidepressants.org/index.php?/topic/12344-gn11-wd-symptoms-appearing-at-5mg-due-to-cortisol-dysfunction-after-eye-surgery/

I am rereading a note from 2016 that speaks to symptoms I am having right now ...palpitations anxiety. it has been years since I've had this symptoms. I did my final cut two months ago after 5 years but my food/digestive issues continue...I just realized this may be related to low electrolytes due to food restriction and in trade of heat...any thoughts on what has been helpful re electrolytes depletion?

2006-2007 Lexapro (not sure of dose) in 2006

2007 Stopped abruptly. Developed serious wd symptom.Went back after two weeks and  tapered successfully over 3 months

November 2013  started 10 mg of Celexa for hormonal symptoms

early 2014 cutdown Celexa to 5 mg.Attempted to get off it November 2014 and had a difficult time. Went back to 5 mg and stayed until about a month ago. Had eye surgery for glaucoma (left eye-mini-shunt implant)

March-April 2016 developed multiple problems: ringing of ears, ear infections, multiple allergies. Tested negative to allergies  

Anxiety increased  every time I used  an OTC or had stress.April-May Cortisol spike problems increased.

June 9 Found this website while doing research on cortisone and celexa.

Went back between 5 and 10 mg a couple of times. Currently trying to stabilize at 7.5.   and  taking  a leave from work and comeback part-time.

Started taking liquid Celexa 6/15/2016 at 3.75 ml

Other meds: Dorzalamide/timolol for glaucoma twice a day andLatanoprost in the evening.

Vitamin D 2000 mg;vitamin C 500 mg; Lysine 1000 mg 2 x a day. Acupuncture twice a week; meditation; relaxing music daily. 150 mg of Magnesium as of 6/15.

 

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