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Coming off anti- depressants

Discussion in 'Health and wellbeing' started by Flowersinspring, Sep 27, 2019.

  1. Flowersinspring

    Flowersinspring Senior commenter

    Thank you @sunshineneeded. I've been off them for about 2 or 3 weeks now, I think. The last few months I'd weaned myself to a tiny, then a miniscule dosage. I'm not sure whether this current feeling is hormonal, just feeling again as opposed to a numbness or is actual depression again. Time will tell.
  2. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

    I took them for 13 years because there just never seemed to be a six week window where insomnia, electric shocks, panic attacks, shakes etc could be managed without six weeks off school, a nanny and a housekeeper. When I finally decided enough was enough, it was pretty much as you describe - hellish.
    However you've come through the acute stage. I think this feeling of numbness, apathy and hopelessness is your brain trying to deal with the loss of the meds. In my case it did resolve but it did take a few months.

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