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Re: Generally numb and stupidlike on ssris?

Posted by viridis on January 13, 2003, at 3:33:28

In reply to Generally numb and stupidlike on ssris?, posted by Mr.Scott on January 12, 2003, at 20:59:27

I think that's a fair assessment (in terms of my response). I was on and off Prozac for years, and the typical pattern was intense anxiety, followed by a feeling of being wired, yet not really caring about anything. Other people described me as "spaced out" etc. I wasn't exactly depressed, but not happy either, just sort of numb. And I did gain some weight.

Zoloft made me feel bizarre, with unpredictable, rapid mood swings. It was very unpleasant, even at a tiny dose.

I won't touch SSRIs any more, and my pdoc agrees that these aren't appropriate meds for me.

Having said that, I know people who have done very well with various SSRIs, so I guess it all depends on brain chemistry. I don't think these are inherently bad drugs, just not right for everyone, and definitely overprescribed.




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