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Do SSRIs mess with prolactin levels? For the ladies...


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I think i might have a serious prolactin problem and wondered if it could be because of Paxil?

 

I know this is a bit personal but ive been experiencing the following:

 

Very painful breasts

Lumps in breasts, especially the one breast and increased pain in the same breast

Milky nipple discharge

Loss in libido

Painful intercourse because of severe dryness 

 

I see some of these problems are listed on wikipedia. 

 

Anyone know if this will correct itself? Is this paxil or something else?

Was on Citalopram 20mg since Feb 2008 - switched to Paxil 20mg in August 2010

Tapered way too fast in April 2012 by skipping days. Taper completed in 6 weeks

Tried prozac 20mg for 3 days - felt spaced out, not better.

Tried 30mg Cymbalta for 2 days. SEVERE ADVERSE REACTION

Antidepressant free since 14 August 2012

Birth control on and off during this time - Last taken 18 June 2017 - Morning after pill 

Started mainly using 0.5mg Xanax beginning 2016 for severe panic attacks and anxiety due to trauma

Xanax on and off never more than 0.5mg at a time, never taking it 3 days in a row - used sparingly 

 

6 Years antidepressant free - Still in severe withdrawal with over 60 symptoms

Severe setback started May 2018 with no let up to date. Developed many new symptoms like tremors, inner vibrations, insomnia, visual distortions and dr/dp are 100x worse, i have severe sensitivity to movement, My dizziness and vertigo got worse and it now feels like im constantly rocking on a boat, my anxiety is sky high, suicidal idiation is back, i feel extremely brain damaged 

 

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Risperdal is notorious for prolactin issues...I'd not heard of SSRIs doing it....but I just googled it and apparently it can...so that is probably what it is...it should right itself when you get off the drug...my prolactin issues went away when I got off Risperdal as well. 

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Unfortunately Im already off the drug. Its 19 months now medication free and been struggling....

 

I have stopped my birth control 7 weeks ago, but i read going ON SSRI's, Birth Control Pills causes prolactin problems, not when off them. Strange...

 

Will see if i can find more info with links and post them

Was on Citalopram 20mg since Feb 2008 - switched to Paxil 20mg in August 2010

Tapered way too fast in April 2012 by skipping days. Taper completed in 6 weeks

Tried prozac 20mg for 3 days - felt spaced out, not better.

Tried 30mg Cymbalta for 2 days. SEVERE ADVERSE REACTION

Antidepressant free since 14 August 2012

Birth control on and off during this time - Last taken 18 June 2017 - Morning after pill 

Started mainly using 0.5mg Xanax beginning 2016 for severe panic attacks and anxiety due to trauma

Xanax on and off never more than 0.5mg at a time, never taking it 3 days in a row - used sparingly 

 

6 Years antidepressant free - Still in severe withdrawal with over 60 symptoms

Severe setback started May 2018 with no let up to date. Developed many new symptoms like tremors, inner vibrations, insomnia, visual distortions and dr/dp are 100x worse, i have severe sensitivity to movement, My dizziness and vertigo got worse and it now feels like im constantly rocking on a boat, my anxiety is sky high, suicidal idiation is back, i feel extremely brain damaged 

 

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