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Anti-depressant withdrawal

I am a 63 old male who has been taking ant-depressants for 18 years. My most current medications are : Anxiety, depression and ADHD related medications are : 1) Prozac (generic) 40 mg daily 2) Wellbrutrin XL (generic) 450 mg daily 3) Vyvanse 50 mg daily (before Vyvnase, had been Other non anti-depressants : Lipitor 10 mg three times a week Trazodone 100 mg for sleep Approximately 4 weeks ago, I decided to try acupuncture for treating increased non-specific tremors in my left hand. Overall, I had 9 treatments. During the second week (toward the end of the 9 treatments), I decided to begin

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Antidepressant Withdrawal - WebMD


Why do some people experience withdrawal symptoms after stopping antidepressants? WebMD explains.
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Antidepressant withdrawal: Is there such a thing? - Mayo Clinic


Antidepressant withdrawal is possible if you stop taking an antidepressant abruptly — but it's generally preventable.
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Antidepressant Discontinuation Syndrome - American Family ...


Antidepressant discontinuation syndrome occurs in approximately 20 percent of patients after abrupt discontinuation of an antidepressant medication that was taken for ...
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Going off antidepressants - Harvard Health


The Antidepressant Solution: A Step-by-Step Guide to Safely Overcoming Antidepressant Withdrawal, Dependence, and "Addiction" (Free Press, 2006). Slow and steady.
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Antidepressant discontinuation syndrome - Wikipedia


Antidepressant discontinuation syndrome is a condition that can occur following the interruption, dose reduction, or discontinuation of antidepressant drugs ...
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The Dangers of Abruptly Stopping Antidepressants - Healthline


The Dangers of Abruptly Stopping Antidepressants. ... Many people who experience antidepressant withdrawal feel like they have the flu or a stomach bug.
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Antidepressants - Venlafaxine Withdrawal


This is the story of how Malcolm Hulatt helped his wife Carolyn achieve withdrawal from Venlafaxine, an anti-depressant drug of the SSRI family.
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Coming off antidepressants - rcpsych.ac.uk


A further 43 people were on Tricyclic antidepressants. 53% of them had withdrawal. 23 people were on other types of antidepressant, but the individual numbers on ...
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Infants and Antidepressant Withdrawal - WebMD


Feb 05, 2006 · Infants and Antidepressant Withdrawal. 1 in 3 Newborns Exhibited Symptoms From SSRIs. By Salynn Boyles. From the WebMD Archives. Feb. 6, 2006 -- There is ...
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ANTIDEPRESSANT WITHDRAWAL DISCONTINUATION SYNDROME


Introduction to Antidepressants. This site - explains what antidepressants are - discusses dangers connected with taking them - advises on the tapering methods
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Meds withdrawal

When I say withdrawal is bad, I'm referring only to Cymbalta not other AD's!
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Day 20(depression)

Hi, that depression is part of detox. Your brain hasn't made any authentic endorphins in so long, it needs time to "reset" if you will. This is the mental part that everyone refers to as the real work in sobriety. That's why aftercare is crammed down everyone's throat on here. Did you start anything yet? Now is the time.
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Shauna13

flush them and jump.A month is nothing and if yuo keep going you will have a heavy duty addiction.Not just a mental addiction.Tapering does not make sense in your case.It will only lengthen your using time and get you more hooked.This is probably not what you want to hear but it is the truth.We have been over this and we know you can do it.Sorry if it sounds mean I didn't intend it to be.Just don't make this harder by waiting.You are right on the cusp of where this drug can really get it's teeth into you.
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Just finished my 5th day of withdraw!!!

Doing great,,,,glad to hear you and yours are on the right path,,,, keep it going....
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Is tramadol withdrawl similar to discontinuing a anti-depressant?

Hello I don't have much experience with Tramadol. I have taken and still could but it didn't seem to help me except maybe headach or tooth ache. Hang in there and keep checking your post. They roll in and out. But I'm always here for support Peace Lesa
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withdrawaling from roxicet/percocet

Hi Leelee.. Welcome to the forum... I hear you...Do you have the supplies to go through detox?  I'm guessing you know all the helpful stuff as you've been through this before.  I totally understand how you feel.  I have several chronic illnesses and pain and was on a whole wack of medication before I woke up and realized WTF? And c/t 37 days ago....It's possible...It really is.  But you need to have an alternative non-narcotic pain management plan in place.  Have you done any aftercare?  Meetings? Counselling?  Set yourself up for success this time...Every time you go back it will hurt more and you deserve to be happy and healthy....Just let us know what you need....Lu
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withdrawal and no sleep

If the anti depressants are causing you that much trouble, and I have experienced a lot of the same side effects on SSRIs, I think some mood stabilizers and or anti psychotics could work well.  That is what worked for me.  All of us are different but I am on Lamictal (mood stabilizer) and Seroquel (anti psychotic)  They work well for me but like I said we all are different.  Trazadone is a descent anti depressant and sleep med.  Anyway I hope you can find what works for you.
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Quick Taper off Effexor XR-Extended Relief

Hi Amanda, I hate to tell you this but coming off of Effexor is quite brutal.  Your doctor should put you on a taper.  If you experience the brain zaps and migraines just from missing a day, I don't think it will be pleasant for you. I am still taking Effexor but I have tried to taper off of it before and it was pretty bad. What is the new AD you are going on?
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Not sure what to think...

Are you able to change doctors?  This would be my suggestion!  I don't know how tall you are, but 94 pounds is not much weight!  Having panic attacks is not fun....been there myself.  Have you tried any counseling?  Just a suggestion, but seems a new doctor and counseling would be helpful for you.  It's good to have someone you can talk freely with and receive helpful feedback.
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Anxiety Disorder or Post Acute Withdrawal?! Anti Depressants, Xanax?! Help!

You ask a really good question, I think.....how long is too long for it to be w/d vs something else???  After reading above what you've come off of I would think that the majority of w/d's should have passed by now. Now, I dealt with anxiety and depression for months once I was completely clean but I had been taking my doc for roughly 7 years..... so I just figured mine just took longer, because I took them longer???  Once clean though, I did find that I have a very high anxiety level which is probably something I was trying to treat subconciously with my doc....But with time and working a program I have been able to put safeguards in place to help me.  It's been 90 days that you've been clean, so what are you doing for you to stay clean?  What are you doing to work out the mental aspects of addiction? You've worked on the physical, so how about the mental?
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