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Re: What you think of research on long term SSRI use SLS

Posted by Prefect on December 27, 2016, at 17:19:04

In reply to Re: What you think of research on long term SSRI use Prefect, posted by SLS on December 27, 2016, at 16:31:43

Other drugs? None.

My entire mother's side have mental illness-OCD, GAD, and panic disorder. No bipolarity.

This started in 1997 right after what appeared to be a hepatitis of unknown origin (tested negative for all pathogens) and no jaundice.

From 1997 to 2004 I was convinced I had chronic fatigue syndrome (main symptom was brainfog and inability to concentrate), so I just took 25mg of Luvox (doc who put me on it assumed CFS is a sleep disorder and said low dose SSRI increases restorative deep sleep). The drug didn't do much, I sort of learned to live with the symptoms.

2004 I developed agoraphobia so bumped up Luvox to 50 mg

2013 I tapered down to 40 mg over a 2 month period to see what happens and agoraphobia came back with a vengeance. 50 mg no longer worked so I bumped it up to 100 mg

Last April got divorced (my condition unfortunately makes me challenging partner) and got 50% custody of my 2 year old. Disruption to my sleep on days I have him is likely the reason my derealization/brain fog/anxiety is getting worse again.

So I wouldn't say I'm treatment resistant. I'm not sure what I have, or I would take the drug. Where Luvox falls in with quagmire is just by chance and an original false diagnosis.

So far I've only tried augmentation supplements these last couple of months because I've promised myself to try something new every week, because the stakes are getting higher.

Since 3-4 weeks ago Magnesium L-Threonine - No significant improvement
Since 2 weeks ago 1000 mg Vit D - No significant improvement
About a week ago - Ginger root tea for anti-inflammatory properties (not bad actually, but wearing off again)
Today I started Tyrosine - Didn't make a difference (wouldn't it right away if I'm dopamine deficient?)
Today I also started Zinc supplementation.

In a couple of days I may try nicotine gum.

I'm desperate.

BTW I was a heavy smoker in 1997 and quit smoking the week I came down with this thing that year.

That's funny my latest family doctor;s been talking about putting me on Pristique.




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