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Re: seeking insight with brain fog/depression/sleep...

Posted by mike lynch on September 9, 2004, at 21:57:24

In reply to Re: seeking insight with brain fog/depression/sleep... mike lynch, posted by SDA on September 9, 2004, at 21:18:58

> > I never had symptoms that had even closely resembled what I am going through now before I was treated with depression..
> >
> > THe only symptom I really had was low mood..and lack of interest in activities...and probbly avoidance..when I was dealing with depression without treatment
> >
> > .I went to school and everything and when I got out I could work fine..I could socialize fine..there were really no problems until I started taking paxil..
> >
> > I have been looking for answers and found many people experiencing strikingly similar symptoms to that of your's and mine..these people all have been on an seems to run most commonly with paxil..
> >
> > For example the vision..and problems solving are problems I have and many other people have upon using this drug ( actually a very select few)Here are accounts that are very similar to mine..
> >
> > pay attention particulary to the first and third post...eye problems and problem solving difficulties all seem to be a commanality in peopel who have cognitive problems from paxil..The problem isn't that we experiencing while on's the fact that we have been off it for months and the symptoms still remain..
> Have you had a neurological workup (MRI, EEG ect.)? If so, seeing an endocrinologist and a sleep specialist might be a wise move. I'm considering doing that myself. Psychiatrists will most likely want to treat you with more medications, which seems to be pretty fruitless.
> You haven't mentioned anything about head pressure or fuzziness. I consider this to be the most distinctive and persistant element of my illness. If you don't have anything like it, then its unlikely that we are suffering from the same fundamental problem. If you do, then please let me know.

I've had an eeg...and it showed up nothing..I did have a feeling of pressure being applied to my brain but it seemed to occur when I came off ssri's..and it then seemed to a few weeks.. I have horrible brain fog..I can't seem to think..especially while writing and essay I just can't gather my thoughts..they just aren't's like there locked up in a box and won't come out...That is're symptoms you'd described just sounded really familiar.. Have you seen a specialist about this..i'm sure he could tell you the possible causes of this pressure you speak of.. did this happen after you came off ssri's?? Or durring ssri treatment??




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