Posted by rainbowlight on June 17, 2002, at 23:18:22
In reply to Now that I'm not on SSRI I feel like an open wound, posted by ST on June 17, 2002, at 2:42:16
Hi Sarah. I am experiencing the exact same thing. I recently stopped an SSRI that was helping me "deal" with the pain of life and it felt exactly as you describe, like reopening an old wound. Personally, after years and years of taking these types of meds I do believe they make you emotionally "numb" to a point. At this particular time in my life the emotional pain is too much and I prefer to feel numb. I am not saying I am emotionless but the level of emotion is much less, whether happy or sad. I do wish I could keep the happy parts, but like the others have said the pain is just too deep. I just went through trials of Effexor and Wellbutrin, they were both horrible for me. By far I have found the best AD to eleviate my pain is Zoloft. I hope you find the right meds soon and are feeling better. Good luck.