Because we actually are mentally ill & those people weren’t? This loss isn't limited to what we experience in the mouth—or to SSRIs. I feel duped. Sure enough, article after article discussing serotonin syndrome which is caused by SSRI’s she had all of the mild and several of the severe symptoms, we have called our doctor several times with no return call as of yet since discovering this. It felt as if a sparkler, or a live wire was loose in my head. I’m intolerant to any medication which crosses blood/brain barrier, all have horrible adverse effects – forget any sleep meds, have the opposite effect and are highly stimulating. The doctors here at the VA are not helpng me, I will go anywhere in the country. Hang in there! Diet, exercise and a relationship with God are the only real answers that will provide relief. But i am willing to admit I could be going through a prolonged hypo upper that has been a part of my past history, time will tell. It took several months for all the withdrawal symptoms to subside. And a numb face. Nausea continually. The shaking &heart palpitations were extreme. I’ve read so many times that you can change the way you look at things and I’ve got to believe this as it seems it’s really the only option I have left. Peace and love all my fellow humans struggling❤. Each day I fight the urge to return to paroxetine, but feel so close to giving in. Take care and hang in there. Trying to explain the Excruciatingly Insane Thoughts to a loved one is futile. I have done all kinds of nutritional changes without luck. I stayed on it for so long because of an over abundance of life diffulties such as husband didn’t work 3 years, health issues, bankruptcy, foreclosure, moving to a new state, and on and on. I am desperate now and feel like I am never going to recover. My worst problem right now is that I do not perspire when I am asleep. I’m tapering off of Prozac myself and have also been taking Plexus products while doing so. Today it has been 30 days. Or succumb to a stroke. The brain zaps took about 3 months to go completely and are now gone. How I managed to continue to work through these horrible first months, I don’t know. I came back to tell you to hang in there! Hi Theresa, can you please give me your email , I am also trying to get off my antidepressant and am 64.  https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/discontinuation-syndrome-and-antidepressants-2019040416361 I still feel like I have severe nerve damage. At day 5, I started reading about withdrawal symptoms while I was deciding whether to quit. Hi Nancy I take Alprazolam once in a while to help me sleep. The bottom line for me is still concern over untreated depression and the havoc it can wreak on lives of the sufferers and their families and friends. next day the migraine started to build again and i again took a triptan. I disregarded the advice and took it ‘whenever I felt like it’. Mood swings, depression, panic attacks poor appetite, unable to get a sound sleep, severe anxiety, a lot of depressed mood swings zapping as I have seen it called. Has anyone had success withdrawing from Paxil by switching to Prozac? This past week has been physically terrible. No what do you eat? I had assumed I’d feel better by now and now I worry I might be in for a long and terrible recovery. It gives me hope that I have improved. After about 10 months, I noticed that, when I went without my pill for more than 2 days, the zaps hit me hard. Beginning around age 60, many people experience a gradual loss of taste and smell. Go figure. I love you all! Benzodiazepines (including the Xanax that put me to sleep at night) are thought to enhance sweetness, while tricyclic antidepressants impact perceptions of saltiness. Keep in mind prior to this I was a teacher for a private school so you can see why suddenly losing the ability to retain written information would be devastating to someone with this kind of job. The withdrawal symptoms are torture even after 2 months! The other suggestion….Walk. It is long because I’m trying to give as much detail as possible; I know when I read the “that’s me” responses, it validates that I’m not going completely crazy, that I am not alone. There is always hope. Their 2006 paper, "Human Taste Thresholds Are Modulated by Serotonin and Noradrenaline," not only upended common wisdom that our taste preferences are fixed, but showed these changes occur within the taste receptors themselves. We decided to try to take her off all of the pills for one day to see if her symptoms improved and sure enough. In most of the cases, this is a temporary medical condition and it gets resolved with the discontinuation of the medication. Crying, couldn’t stand being alone I tried to come off 12mg zoloft after tapering down from 25mg for 5yrs and i suffered all kinds of shocking pains along with black outs and insomia so im back pm 12mg and thonk i will stay with this until i retire and perhaps can afford to be bedridden. They explain, "Altered taste has been reported in depression and anxiety, but there has been little investigation of the chemosensory deficit, which seems surprising given the potential impact on quality of life.". I feel sorry for all of you going through this as well. Tapered off Prozac after decades. are you weak?’. But then I had an unusually busy schedule and kept forgetting to go pick up my refill. It did help with panic attacks though. I fight it of course. I have been in Zoloft for approx 16 years and was put on it when I was very young (around 20 years old) for very bad depression and anxiety after a difficult immigration to another country. My symptoms have subsided somewhat. I am in the same boat. They took my mildly PMSing girl and wrecked her! I’m afraid I don’t have any advice other than to hang on in there. help! I really just need some advice for the headaches. Had a few windows of relief, but by June 2014 symptoms really escalated. This is for real. But as months went by it did cause anxiety, strange pains in my face and jaw, a constant muddy feeling, feeling old and having problems with memory etc. I truly wish that we could sue these companies for creating such dangerous, terrible drugs. Hi Laura, The changes don't stop there. Will I go through such extreme withdrawals later? I am so tired of suffering I might need to stay here for a bit even tho my anxiety hardly ever lets up. the sound of people chewing or licking their lips makes me want to strangle them, literally. They help thousands of people dealing with this. one day after a night of going out and having some drinks I got a huge panic attack that lasted all day somthing really crazy and that has never happend to me before, I’ve had lots of panic attacks before but nothing ever like that, usually would last 10-20 minutes , well after that day everything went to hell I started having pretty much all the symptoms listed, light depression (I’ve been trying really hard to stay strong and positive) anxiety everyday all through my body like if I had takin 20 red bulls or somthing, really bad insomnia with cold sweats thruout the night, disconnected at times and big loss of appetite . Hello, I’m posting on regard to my father. I really don’t want to go back on the medication now that I know if causes all of these symptoms, but I don’t feel like I can push through it much longer. I was very frightened because no one seemed to know what was wrong with me. Thank you, Hi, I’ve just seen your comment. The list is endless … after 6 years of pure hell and loss of social life, work life and family life that this drug has taken from me, I really just want my life back now. After about 8 weeks of being on it, I developed extreme nausea and dizziness. Lexapro (escitalopram oxalate) is a prescription drug used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder. I know people who have had an easier time kicking heroin! After we played with it, I came to a good place. I’m very worried that I have a neurological disorder. i have never had issues with my hands or my feet and now it is starting to ruin my everyday life. Bed dreams, moody, nauseated, headache, achy, unbalanced, dizzy, etc. That doesn’t even seem to help half the time. I too have been dealing with SSRI withdrawal for many yrs. The new prescribing doctor says she never heard of discontinuation symptoms lasting more than a few weeks, and this has to be anxiety returning. I guess the positive is that it’s mainly soft/solid with bouts of just mucous. Your post was from many years ago. I stopped prozac nearly 6 months ago – I had been on 20mg a day for 2 1/4 years. Brain zaps and vertigo lasted about a week, I stayed in bed that whole week, still have nausea, headaches, extreme anxiety, and fatigue. I have only started sleeping in the last 2 years or so. I am afraid of the second phase symptoms which had me feeling like a complete nervous wreck which I never was before. I am weening my 17 year old daughter off of Lexapro after being on it for 8 months. Antidepressant withdrawal doesn’t get the attention that it should. To be clear, restarting paroxetine renders my condition benign. I got in touch with my doctors office and followed the taper then rode out the WD then got busy with my life again forgot all about the med which my doctor told me I would…however getting back busy was good and bad because I noticed towards end of October 2015 my symtoms were slowly but surely seeping back… I typically am a tough cookie witg pain…I tried to wing it without any med until January 2016 by then I was out of control…but what I realized had I cut back on my stress…and activity and rested like my family orginally advised me to and slept more and tried to keep myself more calm and let the chips fall where they may and not plan everything out all the time I think I may not have needed to go back on an anti depressant. I’ll be praying for everyone who’s suffering including me. I was on celexa for 5 years. I kept praying and praying for God to help me. You would think after two and a half months it would be over. How are you now? The only think helping me at this point is Xanax. all i know is i dont want to take these and risk any more damage, I tapered off of Celexa after 21 years. Tapering my daughter aged 16 off after 10 months on Sertraline – horrific! Body has an amazing ability to restore itself, if you just give it time, it can take years! Please love yourself enough to Live through this. next day i took my usual dose of sertraline and it was like pouring fuel on a fire so i didn’t take any more. I had a similar experience but not as extreme. My ex put my son on an antidepressant against my will and I fought tooth and nail to keep him off it. Most mentally ill people will not read the paperwork & those companies are very aware of this fact!!! Just walk. I have been off Lexapro for 12 weeks now. I don’t know at all anymore. dizzy I have drank an Ocean of Tea, and walked hundreds of miles, still hoping for some happiness. Research supports this (I use only NIH-published studies). I had to do my own research on ALL of this. Only got 2 weeks relief and they were back for days at a time. I think the pharmaceutical companies knew of this and shined us all on! I cannot tell you how many times I find myself saying “oh just go back on it” but I keep reminding myself that if it really worked I would not have had the desire to stop taking it. The second and third days on the drug were horrible. The flavors of those molecules are created in our brains." I was having so many things happening and I had no idea what it was. The real tragedy of all this is the misinformation we continue to give patients and their families about the safety and effectiveness of these drugs. I first was prescribed prozac for postpartum depression after the birth of my first child 30 years ago. I plan on continuing my taper from 6 pills a week for a month to 3 pills a week for another month then to two and so on. 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