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SSRI withdrawal - I need Help. by ray34iyf ..... Ask CureZone Community

Date:   1/20/2011 7:27:44 PM ( 10 years ago ago)
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Well, I don't want to go into to much detail because I feel like I've typed this post many times.

When I was 18, I went on accutane for 5 months. I went from being a happy, active kid to severely depressed, anxious and paranoid. That following summer I went on Lexapro 10mg and then later down the line went on Celexa in place of it. The ssris made my situation so much worse and I had dealt with every symptoms you could imagine, mental and physical. I was living a hellish existence as a zombie robot, feeling mentally handicapped.

I tapered off the Celexa 2.5 months ago, going from 20-15-10-5 in a month. I needed to get off quickly, as I was suffering from adverse reactions from it.

I've been off since Nov. 14th and things have been so much better... but a lot of times I still feel mentally retarded and feel blank. My ability to feel emotions come and go. My CNS feels sensitive and stress/exertion can throw it out of whack.

While I have made much progress, I feel that I just want this nightmare to be over with.

Are there stories out there like this that I could be directed to? Like I said, been off for 2.5 months and want to know what I can expect.

I have been eating a raw diet with many greens and fruits with some nuts/seeds for about a month. I did Liver Flushing last week and have been feeling fatigued and lethargic (have been dumping stones ever since then).

So I am doing what I can. As a 23 year old college student, I need this to be over with soon. I have a life to live and jobs to pursue and relationships to engage in.

Any help or direction or anything? All is appreciated.

Thanks much,


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