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Re: Kindling?

Posted by Minnie-Haha on February 22, 2005, at 13:57:38

In reply to Re: Kindling? Minnie-Haha, posted by SLS on February 21, 2005, at 16:32:34

> Have you ever needed to discontinue an SSRI (Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, Luvox, Celexa, Luvox)? Were you on a mood stabilizer at the time? What was your experience?

Actually, the first AD I ever had to get off of was Zoloft. I had taken it once for 4-6 months for depression, so when I had depression again a couple of years later it was RXd again. However, this second time, after I'd been on it for some months, I started to feel really weird... agitated. As I look back on it now, I think it may have been largely anxiety, but as I'd never experienced anxiety like that before, I didn't recognize it. (Oh, for those long-gone, innocent days.) Anyway, I was immediately put on Depakote and phased off of Zoloft and onto Effexor. Once again, I don't recall this being particularly problematic.

Are you hypothesizing that being on a mood stabilizer may make starting/stopping an AD easier? (I know some use benzos to help with withdrawals, maybe MSs could be helpful, too? I don't know.)




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