So its been a rough road with antidepressants for me. Started escitalopram in 2016, stayed on it until 2020 summer and went off and on it. Tried cymbalta also. Recently I was on trintellix and it gave me such dizziness that had to quit, stayed 3 months on it. Withdrawals were terrible, went a bit paranoid of people for a bit, so restarted escitalopram for 6 days and on 4th day im all off, feeling much better. I dont have antidepressant akathisia, no insomnia, no dizziness and no sexual problems. I went off without psychiatrist’s blessing, he lets me decide on my own what to do with my meds. So ive made a decision and sticking with it. So far I feel calm and a bit down (not depressed) not really talkative and cant make much of an eye contact. Although stopping antidepressants, also increases my dopamine so im more motivated now.
I stopped antidepressant too.
I have some days of depression,
just as before.
Doesn’t last for days
What antidepressants did you use? Did it worsen sz for you?
It was called deprevix, 300mg.
I had too high mood, so
we stopped it
Since we stopped,
I have libido and erection again
I recently quit sertraline, almost 6 weeks free now. I struggled for years to discontinue its use but addiction (technically is not addiction but it makes nno difference) was too strong, a nightmare in fact. Congratulations on your victory. Much better to invest on good food, sport and sex, but of course each case is different.
Party time again!
Hope you can atleast take some herbal supps and stuff…if your deoressed im not a doc but id say make sure youre atleast eating enough fruit and vegetables.
Also breathing exercises and aroma therapy
I am eating farmish food, its fine. I hope my paranoia related depression part wont flare up again
True i see…have you tried exercise as well it really helps me…stretching too
AD’s like AP’s can be a blessing for some. In my case AD’s often are bliss in the beginning (except for the SD - in my case “just” anorgasmia). But AD’s too often stop to work, i have noticed that several times.
But i have to say that the two best years was when my MAO-inhibitor worked and for some it continues to work, sadly not me.