i, how is everyone today?
I'm just wondering if anyone here has had trouble with withdrawals from Cipralex, or a SSRI? (serotonin re-uptake inhibitor)
I'm having brain zaps for lack of better words. Additionally I am having trouble concentrating, some blurred vision, and
crying jags. I feel so fragile, cry over the little things, angry the next, short-fuse etc. I can handle these brain zaps, and had to
re-organize how I was tapering off the Cipralex. I was on 20mg, and cut it in half. Then eventually cut that in half. Then I would
skip a day, etc. It seems like its taking quite a while to adapt to life without it. I was recently put on medication for ADD/ADHD.
My doc told me to just stop taking the Cipralex. He said, "you're on a low dose, so just stop taking it."
Yah, right. ..I soon found out how wrong he was...and told him what I was going through. He seemed so.....distant for lack of better words. Upsets me that a doctor can "throw our emotions around" without a thought. I've researched and found out the withdrawal symptoms from this med. Anyone here found that it took quite a bit of time to come off of this? I've temporarily halted my life, until I feel a little more stable, as I have problems travelling, and have panic attacks when outside of my "safe zone". I was doing so well, as far as being able to get out and about
on my own. Not now. I'm afraid I've regressed, as I had a really bad episode of anxiety while out and some distance from home. Because of it, I don't want to go anywhere, travel wise....I feel like I've went 10 steps forward over the last 5 yrs, and now 9 steps back! I know the withdrawals are whats causing all this havoc, because when I take a small part of the pill, within a few hours, the brain zaps stop. This lasts for a day or two, and then they're back again! Anyone else having any of these problems? I'm wondering how long this will go on for, and don't want to start taking my ADD medication, until this is resolved.
Deb, aka nighthawkess