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InvisibleUnless

hi, i wanted to avoid starting a new thread on rash-related withdrawal issues so ill post my question here.  ive come into a hives-type rash stage of withdrawal and havent really had something quite like this before.  i dont know if its histamine-related or due to a sensitivity to something external that im suddenly not doing so well with anymore or what.  but my question is more about activities---in your similar experiences, is it better to avoid showering or can showering help with the symptoms?  and what about exercise, or foods?  i checked into the food area of histaminic problems, but i want to cover all my bases, especially since dietary changes have not mitigated things.  withdrawal has left my skin overdried, cracking, bleeding, and also itching intractable in the extremities for the full 3 years, but less localized rashes are a new thing as a persistent state.

 

the rash begins in small dots, almost like bug-bites, and spreads to broader areas of reddened, slightly raised skin with no pale center (or any other color differentiation), and with abnormal borders/asymmetry.  sometimes they seem to ooze a bit of oil or pus on the surface, and they have a painful tingle to them more than an itch.  it has been several days and they continue to spread instead of calming down or diminishing; they appear in areas exposed to sunlight and air, and areas that arent, areas that contact outside materials/surfaces and areas that dont, and are not focused on mucuous membrane regions (like underarms) or places that often see more abrasion from clothing or movement.  they are spreading across my chest, back, arms, neck, and legs, somewhat radiating from my stomach region in all directions.  this may very well continue getting worse, and i have no way to see a doctor right now (not that theyd be likely to have anything helpful to say anyway).  im avoiding using my lycra/polyester wrist braces for carpal tunnel (which ive only briefly used for a few days lately due to concern about the materials) in case that has any contributing influence, and aside from trying those a few days before the rash began developing, i have not changed my diet, exercise, sleeping, products, or general environment.  just sitting here makes me feel like my skin is slowly burning off my body, but luckily it hasnt yet gotten to the point of severity of pain where i feel like something must be done immediately towards relief.

 

ive read several other threads on here mentioning hives and histaminic responses, and read a bit elsewhere, but this is the sort of specificity that individual members seem best suited to address, even if you cant predict the symptoms or reactions in another withdrawing person.  thanks for reading.

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Toulouse

Hello everyone - I am a new member and was advised to share my hives situation, and whether it is or isn't Paxil withdrawal related.   Here is a copy ad paste of my post.

 

Hello everyone, I am a first time poster, long time Paxil user.   I have been on Paxil for about 12 years or so, prescribed by my doctor to combat anxiety.  My anxiety was never severe, I just fell down the slippery slope of Paxil use after what should have just been a bump in the emotional road for me.  Long story short, I've decided to taper off of the Paxil 20mg (down from 40mg a couple years prior). 

 

This year my doc advised me to cut from 20mg to 10mg. (I know now, way too much and too fast).  I had brain zaps, irritablilty, and vivid dreams (which I actually don't mind since they are usually pleasant) and some dizziness.  After a few weeks I was feeling OK enough to go from 10mg to 5mg. I was good for about 3 weeks.  But the next two weeks I suffered from severe anxiety - unlike any kind of despairing feeling I've ever had in my life! I suddenly became an emotional wreck and was just at wits end.  So I went from 5mg Paxil back up to 10mg.  A week or so later - hives.

 

Hives, - small ones, on my neck or forearms. They'd go away after a couple hours so I didn't put too much worry into it.  Then a week after these small hive appearances, I had a really bad outbreak of hives on my legs, which I thought was just a heat rash. I didn't take an anti-histamine, I hate the way they make me feel.  Big mistake. I ended up waking up at 4 in the morning, itching terribly all over my body.  I was searching for Benadryl downstairs when my wife found me - at which point I was getting dizzy and nauseous. I was going into anaphylactic shock.  My wife and I both thought I was dying, my children sobbing as they waited by the front door for the ambulance to arrive. 

 

I've never had allergies really.  I am allergic to cats, it turns out, but I've had my cat for 3 years (a Persian which I found to not feel allergic reactions to in the past- and who has since been living with my brother till this all gets ironed out).

 

So this anaphylaxis was not something I was prepared for.  An amulance ride later, they told me I had some kind of allergic reaction.

 

A few weeks later, after seeing an allergist, he suspected my bizarre reaction to be caused by a medicine (not a food or other allergen).  I only take Paxil, and Propecia. (which I've stopped last week to try to rule that out as a cause of the hives).  I still get small areas of redness on my skin, primarily when I wake up in the AM.  And for now I'm on antihistimines, which I dislike greatly.

 

I am wondering if the traumatic, despair-like anxiety feelings I suffered, and then yo-yo-ing back to a higher dosage of Paxil did a number on my body and made me overly sensitive to histamines, or my cat.  Since my allergist suspected Paxil as a possible cause of the hives/anaphylaxis, I have since tapered back down to 5mg, and three days ago down to 2.5mg.  I suspect its not the actual Paxil causing the hives, but the withdrawal itself, the toll it takes on my body and mind. 

Just hoping putting my story out there, if anyone can relate to such a physical reaction like what I experienced, and if they too, think it is related to the Paxil withdrawl.

 

Thanks for reading.

Cheers

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Wildflower0214

hi, i wanted to avoid starting a new thread on rash-related withdrawal issues so ill post my question here. ive come into a hives-type rash stage of withdrawal and havent really had something quite like this before. i dont know if its histamine-related or due to a sensitivity to something external that im suddenly not doing so well with anymore or what. but my question is more about activities---in your similar experiences, is it better to avoid showering or can showering help with the symptoms? and what about exercise, or foods? i checked into the food area of histaminic problems, but i want to cover all my bases, especially since dietary changes have not mitigated things. withdrawal has left my skin overdried, cracking, bleeding, and also itching intractable in the extremities for the full 3 years, but less localized rashes are a new thing as a persistent state.

 

the rash begins in small dots, almost like bug-bites, and spreads to broader areas of reddened, slightly raised skin with no pale center (or any other color differentiation), and with abnormal borders/asymmetry. sometimes they seem to ooze a bit of oil or pus on the surface, and they have a painful tingle to them more than an itch. it has been several days and they continue to spread instead of calming down or diminishing; they appear in areas exposed to sunlight and air, and areas that arent, areas that contact outside materials/surfaces and areas that dont, and are not focused on mucuous membrane regions (like underarms) or places that often see more abrasion from clothing or movement. they are spreading across my chest, back, arms, neck, and legs, somewhat radiating from my stomach region in all directions. this may very well continue getting worse, and i have no way to see a doctor right now (not that theyd be likely to have anything helpful to say anyway). im avoiding using my lycra/polyester wrist braces for carpal tunnel (which ive only briefly used for a few days lately due to concern about the materials) in case that has any contributing influence, and aside from trying those a few days before the rash began developing, i have not changed my diet, exercise, sleeping, products, or general environment. just sitting here makes me feel like my skin is slowly burning off my body, but luckily it hasnt yet gotten to the point of severity of pain where i feel like something must be done immediately towards relief.

 

ive read several other threads on here mentioning hives and histaminic responses, and read a bit elsewhere, but this is the sort of specificity that individual members seem best suited to address, even if you cant predict the symptoms or reactions in another withdrawing person. thanks for reading.

Excercise, showering, chemicals in household products can all create a histamine response. Also, changes in climate temperature.

 

The low histamine chef website does a much better job of explaining this than I ever could. A quick Google search should bring that site up.

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LexAnger

I had skin rash on my legs and face during increasing dose and then decreasing the dose, not sure which is the cause though. The doctor prescribed steroid cream which cleaned up the ones on legs soon, but those on the face ca pomes and goes for a while each time I reduce the dose. They eventually stopped showing up as my dose went down further.

 

No one knows for sure what exactly what is going on inside my body under influence of the meds and the change of dose. Possibly our immune is harmed somehow causing the allergy reaction.

 

I would think ways to enhance immune system is the key. I have been taking OPC 3 which helps great deal with my immune system. It is possible why those problems didn't return.

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Toulouse

I had skin rash on my legs and face during increasing dose and then decreasing the dose, not sure which is the cause though. The doctor prescribed steroid cream which cleaned up the ones on legs soon, but those on the face ca pomes and goes for a while each time I reduce the dose. They eventually stopped showing up as my dose went down further.

No one knows for sure what exactly what is going on inside my body under influence of the meds and the change of dose. Possibly our immune is harmed somehow causing the allergy reaction.

I would think ways to enhance immune system is the key. I have been taking OPC 3 which helps great deal with my immune system. It is possible why those problems didn't return.

Like you, I started to get a rash, but now has turned to hives and / or rash when I was changing my paxil dose. I went down from 10mg, to 5mg, then back to 10mg within a month period. I am currently on 2.5. Rashes or hives still sprouting.

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InvisibleUnless

Excercise, showering, chemicals in household products can all create a histamine response. Also, changes in climate temperature.

 

The low histamine chef website does a much better job of explaining this than I ever could. A quick Google search should bring that site up.

thanks for that. i was showering less frequently and less abrasively (had long-quit soaps and shampoos after withdrawal began), trying to keep cool, avoid prolonged sunlight and any chemicals i could. none of that was any different from my usual behavior, but i stayed indoors a bit more and would take breaks from things if they felt to be worsening the rash.

 

i saw a GP and he said he thinks its fungal (with no cause, and no explanation for all the non-rash symptoms like electric shocks and trouble breathing).  he prescribed a topical and an antifungal...i said no way, and asked questions about his diagnosis until he just referred me to a dermatologist for a second opinion.  the dermatologist said it was definitely NOT fungal, and was actually pityriasis rosea (despite being a pretty atypical presentation: no herald patch, no tree-formation on my back, and encroachment of the rash onto my neck and face).  he was in a massive rush and didnt explain anything to me about the symptoms---i looked those up afterwards.  he, too, wanted to give me a steroid and topical, and admitted they wouldnt help things heal any more quickly.  i refused those, especially in light of their being useless to me.

 

and, just like usual, he had no way to explain the other symptoms that correlated entirely and exclusively with the rash period.  in fact, he had no explanation for the rash either---it is of unknown cause and mechanism, so he was just going by appearance, despite contraindications.  he did say he has never heard of antidepressant withdrawal rashes, and that it doesnt look like an antidepressant usage rash.  for some reason mention of histaminic reactions went over his head or he was just being a smartass or playing dumb, so he didnt address that possibility.

 

the rash finally faded somewhat, after several weeks.  i was told it shouldnt last beyond 8 weeks.  either it left scars or is still in the process of dying down, but my antidepressant-heavy withdrawal experience has shifted to swinging back and forth between antipsychotic, antidepressant, and sedative symptoms.  im slated to see a neurologist, finally.  im trying to find one that claims beforehand to recognize and treat withdrawal-related issues...there is no reason to subject myself to tests and demeaning treatment and write-offs if they cant do anything for me, with a diagnosis, that im not already doing for myself.  and im hoping im in the last 1-2 years of acute withdrawal, anyway.

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Toulouse

Ok, so something of a coincidence, or not maybe.   My initial hives outbreak (which was SEVERE) occured when I went down from 10mg Paxil to 5- THEN back up to 10mg. That's when the hives started and escalated.  Since then, for the last 6 or so weeks, i've had mild rashes, occasional (mild) hives and have been treating with Claritin or Benadryl.

Sunday - I skipped my dosage.  No hives. However I was feeling other w/d effects - dizzy, very irritable/angry.   Monday, I went back to my dosage of 2.5mg.  BOOM - hives were sprouting out all day.   Tuesday (today),  took my normal dosage like I did Monday. Back to the usual, modest itch, or slight pre-rash on my skin. Took claritin to keep it at bay.  So I'm thinking, going up and down on the mg dosage is what's messed me up and given me these allergic reactions  Tomorrow I will cut my 2.5 to just 1.25mg and see what happens.  I'm almost of Paxil thank god. and trying to be patient.  But since my first hives reaction, I have gone down from 10mg to where I am now (2.5) and one thing that is for certain is that the hives/rashes, though ongoing, seem to be weaker and in less places than 8 weeks ago at 10mg. 

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InvisibleUnless

changing doses can have different side effects than going cold turkey.  any dose is an interference, and your body reacts to compensate, whereas complete withholding of a dose leaves your brain in a different chemical situation, and a compensatory overreaction may not be incited (or may be delayed).  i couldnt say if that is specifically the nature of your own case, but its a thought.

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Purplestars22

I have experienced dried skin even though I put on cocunut oil. My skin resembles the skin of what a person would have in their late adulthood? I have also experienced premature aging wrinkles in my face and dark spots on the sides of my face. I am in my late twenties and I am not in the sun much. Has my body aged because of wd? Has anybody experienced premature wrinkles? If so how do you deal with it.

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InvisibleUnless

during withdrawal, my skin has looked like ****.  it often gets very dried out, papery, and worn.  it can crack and bleed all over my extremities, or feel like the elasticity has totally collapsed.  there are various problems, no doubt.  plus, acne, blemishes, and other skin problems have cropped up in full.  wrinkles, stretch marks, you name it.

 

i have found that my skin returns more to normal when the cycling is at a low point.  i think that being through withdrawal entirely will mean healthy skin once again.  for now, i look like someone who did coke for 30 years of their life and have terrys nails (like diabetics) and avoid soap and handwashing as much as possible so my fingers dont dry out and bleed every day.

 

i despise skincare products, but dont figure they would help some people much anyway---this is more fundamental and dysfunctional than simple dryness or sunlight or wear.  so, i just avoid things that make it worse as much as possible, and try to treat it gently when it suffers abnormal levels of damage.  being properly hydrated and gaining enough fats and water from foods in addition to drinks is important for me.

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Wildflower0214

Yes! I look old. I have aging skin on my hands and arms and face. I'm dry. I look older than I am. I'm 31. I'm not sure if this is the aging because of the stress of WD or if it's just something to do with my endocrine system that will even out.

 

Honestly, if I could be healthy again, I wouldn't even care if this did age me. Which, I'm sure it has. I just want to be well....with or without wrinkles is fine with me.

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youngguy

I have a problem that I'm not sure if it's related to SSRI withdrawal, but I suspect it is. One years after quitting SSRIs almost cold turkey, I started experiencing intense genital itching. The irritation was so annoying that I used to wake up at night to scratch my genitals. 

Now it's 3 years that I've quit SSRIs, and these symptoms are chronic. The fungal test resulted negative, and all dermatologists said that I don't have any infection, and that the irritation is just due to the sweat. 

My genitals' skin is always red and too humid, sometimes it becomes like "chicken skin" (with small bubbles everywhere), and I can't stop scratching. When I walk and sweat it gets worse.

 

I was just wondering if someone experienced my same symptoms. I started thinking that it's a neurological problem caused by SSRI withdrawal, because there is no apparent external cause. 

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Petunia

Hi youngguy,

I don't know if your problem is related to SSRI withdrawal or not. But we have a couple of threads related to persistent itching related to withdrawal:

 

Intense itching - Surviving Antidepressants *topics merged

 

Skin issues: hives, acne, dryness etc. - Symptoms and self ...

 

What you have described sounds like hives, which can be an allergic reaction to something. Maybe try changing your soap or washing detergent. I use calamine lotion for itches, it doesn't cure anything, but can stop the itching for a while.

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Altostrata

Perhaps you can use some mild powder to keep your junk dry.

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Toulouse

Youngguy, shower before bed and use gold bond powder.

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Skyler

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0012K1A5Q?keywords=itch%20gold%20bond%20powder&qid=1445181780&ref_=sr_1_1&sr=8-1

 

Good suggestion Toulouse. Best anti-itch products on the market.  I used their powder a couple of days ago to good effect.  I learned about Gold Bond from my father who had a chronic itchy skin condition. The ONLY thing that helped him was Gold Bond, powder or lotion, depending on the area effected.  For genitals, use the powder.

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Xavier

I used to have very healthy and wet skin, it became dry, old and lizarish overnight after the beginning of drugs. Did anyone suffered from the same issue and eventually recovered after beeing weaned ?

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UnfoldingSky

Hi Xavier,

 

I developed dry skin thanks to the drugs I took, it happened quite quickly too.  Like you I had an adverse reaction to a drug, and then I was given drugs to "treat" the reaction including some you were on.

 

I don't know if you are up for doing this, but, what has helped me is to put honey on my skin before showering.  Leave it on for five minutes or more then just wash it off as you shower.  It's mildly moisturizing.   (Of course if you are allergic to bee products, don't do this!)

 

My skin is also very sensitive so I've had to really search to find something that worked.  However if your skin isn't as sensitive you might try different oils to see if one would work.

 

I sometimes use tamanu oil which generally is for scars and other skin problems but is fairly heavy, it maybe would be beneficial. I can tolerate it. However it seems the honey is more effective. 

 

I also read recently about avocado oil which is supposed to help dry skin.  I haven't tried it yet though.

 

Also a gentle exfoliator to remove the dry skin would be something to look into too.  I just use an exfoliating cloth made of natural materials.

 

And I'd guess since you had such a severe reaction you probably are sensitive to supplements, but, if you can tolerate consuming fish oil, or if not, oily fish, the omega 3s I believe are supposed to be good for your skin. 

 

I am sure others here will have other suggestions too.

 

 

 

 

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UnfoldingSky

One more suggestion for dry skin--try putting on some sort of oil that can be used for dry skin right before you have a shower/bath so as to keep it from getting dried out even more.

 

I can't usually handle most of oils but tried doing this with olive oil in which I had soaked a herb (I won't say which one as this is an experiment I am running), and, so far so good, it's made my skin feel a lot better and, it doesn't seem to be reacting badly to doing this either.

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reachingforthestars

This is interesting. About two years after quitting cold turkey my skin became extremely sensitive. I developed horrible type 2 rosacea and had to go on Accutane to cure it. There is no history of rosacea in my family, while I am fair I tan easily and my skin had always been oily, tough as nails and the envy of people. So I didn't fit the profile of someone with rosecea. Finally, now 10 years later my skin it back to its original state. I have ZERO rosacea which is odd because there is no cure for rosacea and it is a chronic disease.

I have developed rosacea too...I have burning sensations in my face and rosacea keeps getting worse. I didn't have much of rosacea before i started to taper but now it is very visible and i have to use make up to cover it.

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Toulouse

Since this thread is bumped, I'd like to chime in with my progress. I was diagnosed by allergist as having chronic hives back in November.  I believe that my WD from Paxil is what created whatever imbalance was happening in my body to result in this diagnosis.  In December I went to a holistic doctor who put me on a strict gluten, soy and dairy free diet. My chronic hives diminished greatly within the next month and now I am hive free.  I still get a little, what i consider, flushing in spots, but it goes away within the hour without any need for antihistamines.  I had lab work done that showed I was vitamin D and B folate acid deficient, for what its worth.  All other labs came out normal.

My skin is still sensitive to pressure, or scrapes. But also slowly has gotten better.  I am 6 months off of Paxil.

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Junglechicken

This is interesting, I developed acne on my shoulders (which I've never had in my life) for what I thought was because of my marathon training.

 

Now I think it was because of the Cipralex as I started taking it in Feb 2014 and did my first marathon in June 2014.  I stopped running altogether in July 2015 because of muscle and joint pain.

 

The acne improved dramatically when we were in Mexico due to the humidity, but it hasn't really gone away and I am left with scarring which is white due to the steroid cream I was prescribed.

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reachingforthestars

This is interesting, I developed acne on my shoulders (which I've never had in my life) for what I thought was because of my marathon training.

 

Now I think it was because of the Cipralex as I started taking it in Feb 2014 and did my first marathon in June 2014.  I stopped running altogether in July 2015 because of muscle and joint pain.

 

The acne improved dramatically when we were in Mexico due to the humidity, but it hasn't really gone away and I am left with scarring which is white due to the steroid cream I was prescribed.

 

Do you still take that 2.5mg Cipralex? I think these drugs can mess up hormonal levels and hormonal acne is due to too much testosterone or dihydrotestosterone. I have pimples too on my back, shoulders and chin. 

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Junglechicken

Hi Reaching, yes I still take the 2.5mg with a view to reducing by 0.25 starting 25th March.

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DisneyFan88

First time Paxil user at 10 mg in 2013 for 9 months. Paxil 15mg for about 14 months in 2015-2016. The first time I tapered off Paxil, everything was great. I had no withdrawal symptoms. This is why I did not hesitate going on it again a second time. I am officially weaned off Paxil since 4/5/16. I began tapering the beginning of Feb 2016. However, ten days into tapering my dosage, I blew up in hives. It started with my ears becoming complete itchy and swollen. Things then led to full blown body hives (neck, face, shoulder blades, torso and back) and multiple visits to the ER. I was given hydroxezine, cetrizine, prednisone, a medrol pack on another occasion, and montelucast. None of these medications completely took away my hives. I suffered from hives everyday. However, I began to notice that every time my Paxil dosage was lowered, my hives weren't as aggressive. Fast forward to today (no longer on Paxil) and I'm still getting hives. Although they're not as bad as they were in the beginning, they're still there and won't go away. With each taper, the hives moved away from my torso, hips, and back and moved to mainly my arms and legs. These hives have completely taken over my life since the beginning of February. I just want my life back! I thought my hives were due to my tapering off of Paxil but I've been completely off for a week now and I'm still getting these things!

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DisneyFan88

First time Paxil user at 10 mg in 2013 for 9 months. Paxil 15mg for about 14 months in 2015-2016. The first time I tapered off Paxil, everything was great. I had no withdrawal symptoms. This is why I did not hesitate going on it again a second time. I am officially weaned off Paxil since 4/5/16. I began tapering the beginning of Feb 2016. However, ten days into tapering my dosage, I blew up in hives. It started with my ears becoming complete itchy and swollen. Things then led to full blown body hives (neck, face, shoulder blades, torso and back) and multiple visits to the ER. I was given hydroxezine, cetrizine, prednisone, a medrol pack on another occasion, and montelucast. None of these medications completely took away my hives. I suffered from hives everyday. However, I began to notice that every time my Paxil dosage was lowered, my hives weren't as aggressive. Fast forward to today (no longer on Paxil) and I'm still getting hives. Although they're not as bad as they were in the beginning, they're still there and won't go away. With each taper, the hives moved away from my torso, hips, and back and moved to mainly my arms and legs. These hives have completely taken over my life since the beginning of February. I just want my life back! I thought my hives were due to my tapering off of Paxil but I've been completely off for a week now and I'm still getting these things!

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Toulouse

Been there and done it. Mine have gone away. See my response to you in my introductions thread for details on how and when mine cleared up.

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CaptainJackSparrow

Hya all, for me up until now only a minor problem, but still unnerving sometimes: Skin issues. For example a feeling of burning, tingling, needles and pins and even oil mostly on my legs and lower arms. Additionally I have a very rough and dry skin in my face, despite using creme every day. Does anyone have a clue what this is and what might help to lessen or even resolve those symptoms? Edit: The symptoms have been the worst last week since stopping the pills. They are still endurable though. I hope that I do not have to worry and that this is normal in wd?

 

This has been my number one issue with withdrawal- the insane itching, crawling feelings on my skin, thanks for posting this up.

 

The one thing that helps me the most when it gets too intense is taking an oatmeal bath. 

 

I also take the actual aloe plant, peel it open and put the juices all over my body. 

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ang

My skin is horrifically dry, and scabby, especially my face.           I take zinc, every day, which helps, and I can now go out in public again.

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moonstoneblue

Glad I've found this thread, I've just had my second monthly since starting withdrawal and I have so many blemishes on my face, especially my forehead. My skin wasn't even this bad during puberty.

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moonstoneblue

Okay so along with the spots on my face and chest, I now have hives all over my torso. I've not changed my shower gel (I use parben free, sulphate free, organic shower gel). And I have very dry legs. My skin has never had these problems :/

I know it will all go eventually.

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Junglechicken

My face is now covered in eczema - eyes, mouth, chin and neck.

 

It's sore, flaky and very dry.

 

Hydrocortisone cream ain't working.

 

Next try will be DERMOL.

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AnaTheCat

I have some skin and hair issues, apparently, I wasn't linking them to my meds until now. I was reading comments in here: http://rxisk.org/complex-withdrawal/and I think now that my skin also seems affected.

First, I'm 27 and still having problems with blackheads. I used to have them in "T zone" (forehead, nose, chin) - now they're all over my face, neck, on the back, arms and cleavage, it became like this about two years ago. My skin is quite oily, yet at the same time it looks kinda artificial up close, kinda like a silicone. I found enzyme peeling, fish colagen and raspberry stone oil helpful.

As for hair - I've learned that hair won't react to dying if an owner takes psychotic meds. I can't tell that myself, I wasn't dying my hair for years now, it is said, however, that hairdressers noticed that some time ago. I can tell my hair still react to herbs - I'm using camomile brew to accent my natural blonde. Coconut oil also makes the color lighter. Another thing - I'm treating my hair with great care and careful conditioning, but they're just so arid... I had to cut them short after a year of trying to get them better.

I am of course aware that this is cosmetic, not quite serious problem, but still it's irritating... My lion's mane was always my looks asset, I could share with three other people and still have plenty on my head. Now I have a hedgehog style hair :]

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Junglechicken

I also have hives/acne around my torso. My skin is absolutely wrecked.

 

Having never had spots in my life, I am now dealing with multiple skin issues. I still have eczema but on my arms.

 

I have had a bright red chin for years now, and despite using a powerful steroid gel, it isn't disappearing fast enough.

 

They can only be attributed to changes in hormonal levels because of ADs.

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Faithgrl

OMG me too. My doc introduced me to bleach baths which helped ALOT. I tried tumeric and fish oil and they were both SUPER BAD for my skin and sleep, respectively. I am two weeks off now so lets see how this goes.

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Barrebelle7

Is acne a side effect of high doses of Prozac? :(

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