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Re: why do i feel blank when i taper off . . ?

Posted by sageblue on July 25, 2004, at 0:23:43

In reply to Re: why do i feel blank when i taper off . . ?, posted by mike lynch on July 25, 2004, at 0:01:37

>..when I come off them though my mind seems to operate much slower then on the meds..My main problem seems to be slow thinking..everything seems the same except for the fact that it takes me substantially longer to do anything...answer people in conversations...complete homework....problem solving...My brain is just going much slower ever since i've been on these meds...Most people will say it's depression but I have NEVER felt this way when I was depressed prior to taken the meds....

holy samcakes! i feel the same way! _completely_. even while depressed when i was 'naive' to meds, my cognition was fine.

so then the question is -- will our lives be better if we continue on meds, or would it be best to ride out the symptoms we now have which are possibly due to using them?

i suspect that brains normalize with time, given that even hardcore drug users (illegal drugs) can normalize with enough time off of them.

on the other hand, i once saw a pdoc who said that about 1% of people who take antidepressants cannot get off of them -- maybe, he suggested, because their brains are different than everyone else's and now _need_ the drug. i hate to be paranoid, but sometimes i wonder if i'm in that 1%.




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