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only benzos ?

Posted by francesco on February 10, 2004, at 16:12:54

Is there someone who manages to do something with a 'monotherapy' with benzos ? It seems that they are the only thing that I can tolerate and that they improve all my syntoms (also lack of concentration and urological problems !) with no noticeable side-effects. I know about the risk of addiction and so on, but in the last period I'm having horrible experiences with ADs, can't stand them for more than a week or even less. I quit Parmodalin (Parnate+Stelazine) more than a week ago and I still felt very very confused and impaired. I wrote an e-mail to my psychiatrist and he said to take xaxax because benzos can help with 'confusion induced by meds'. I took a xanax a couple of hours ago and I feel reborn. I have been able to feel pleasure for the first time in the last two weeks and my brain is working again. Benzos seem to be no more indicated for psychiatric disturbs but I'm wondering how much worse can be of SSRIs. What follows is a list of my reaction to antidepressants

Paxil - rageous mania, horrible withdrawal
Celexa - slept for two months
Prozac - first time hypomaniac with some psychotic features, second time suicidal
Wellbutrin - irritable (to say an euphemism) and extremely forgetful
Anafranil - I took it for years, helped a lot with concentration issues, but made me sociophobic and alcoholic in social situation
Remeron - derealization feelings, like a zombie
(I skip the other meds not to bore you)

I must stress that the only syntoms I can complain about when I'm not on meds are adhd-like, which are not life-threatening. When I was on meds I experienced major depression,suicidal thoughts, induced mania, irritability, severe anedhonia and the whole range of the psychiatric disorders ... disorders that I don't have when I'm not on meds !!!

Could my drugs be my problems ?




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