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I am 16 months off of Dosulepin/prothiaden and in a mess; anxiety depression muscle spasm everywhere, extreme pain in muscles, burning nerves, wind, oedema, twitching face and lips and nose, low blood sugar, diarrhea, flu like, shivering,bad sleep ,nightmares,intense negative thoughts, frightened of people, morbid thoughts and more###. Was on Ativan 1981 1987 and dosulepin 1995. Came off too quickly 10 weeks. Mick.

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Altostrata

Hello, mick. Thank you for joining us.

 

Please find comfort in that we understand how you're feeling. Many of us have been through similar symptoms ourselves.

 

Usually we have windows when symptoms lessen in severity. Has your condition changed any over 16 months?

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stan

hi Mick,

 

try to wait several months more, and it will be better

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Healing

Welcome, Mick. I'm so sorry you're having such a hard time right now. You are definitely not alone. Although it may seem surreal, your experience is being shared by many other people who are in recovery from these drugs. Everyone recovers, although it takes longer than we would like. It's very important to be very gentle with yourself and take good care of yourself. Keep reading here and asking questions. You can get a lot of support and learn a lot that will help you heal. :)

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mick

Thank you for replies. I am full of negative thoughts and believe i wont get better. I was on Ativan 1981-8 and Prothiaden 19993 and never fully recovered from these two periods. That leads me to think I wont recover this time also that the residual problems will be even more this time. I know I was stupid to go back on an AD but I didnt understand what happened the last time. The withdrawal seems to be delayed in that not much happens the first year but then it turns bad. The first time round it was less severe and i didnt connect the symptoms with the drug.

mick.

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Gem

Hi Mick,

 

So sorry you are going through all of this.

 

I also came off my first AD (I was on Prozac initially and also a Benzo before that, from about the age of 20) and went back on as I didn’t realise what was happening to me or make the connection. My second withdrawal was also much more severe than the first time. Wish I had realized too, I think it must be such a common thing – that people don’t make the connection with the drugs or the withdrawal gets misdiagnosed.

At times, I found it impossible to believe I would get better. Although I am not there yet, I have improved beyond belief.

 

Take care, I hope you get some relief and some windows.

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mick

Gem, tell me more please you give me hope. mick.

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Gem

Hey Mick, I’m glad I was able to provide some hope. :) I was given Seroxat after Prozac. When I stopped Seroxat, I experienced severe withdrawal symptoms. My withdrawal has been protracted, but don’t let this concern you too much as people seem to heal at such varying rates. More of my history is under my intro topic.

 

I seem to get longer phases where I feel really good and better than I did prior to taking AD’s. I find more and more elements returning and getting stronger, like my sense of humour. Also, I keep seeing more and more improvement and a returning to form regarding my creativity which is so important to me.

 

I do get some harder times and some waves of withdrawal, (this seems to be my general pattern of recovery) but I recover much quicker. Considering how bad my earlier withdrawal was, during the good phases/overall it is miraculous how much I have healed.

 

I believe that the brain and body have an amazing capacity for healing.

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