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Anti-d withdrawal

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Orangeblossom78 · 17/12/2019 09:36

No-one told me about how bad this can be. I think they need to warn people more about the horrors of antidepressant withdrawal. Also on here, so many people are advised to consider medication. It can be shocking to come off of. NICE have some new guidelines I belive. It can go on for years and involve tapering off splitting up tablets and capsules and the like. Just now, I have akathisia a horrible side effect from it.

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easyandy101 · 17/12/2019 12:19

Did you follow a proper taper or just bring yourself off them?


MooFeatures · 17/12/2019 12:22

I thought this thread was going to be about the side effects of a blood product Confused


bridgetreilly · 17/12/2019 12:22

They do warn people. And they give clear guidance on how best to do it. My doctor was extremely helpful and supportive through the whole process.


EmpressLesbianInChair · 17/12/2019 12:23

Citalopram saved my arse a few years ago and I'd go back on it again in a heartbeat if I needed to. I was on the max dose for over a year and spent months gradually withdrawing - and yes, I was cutting tablets up for the last month or two. Even doing it that slowly I could feel things changing, though.


EsmeSwan · 17/12/2019 12:30

I thought you mean Anti D as in the injection, but yes the withdrawal can be bad but withdrawal should be gradual, decreases set out by your GP over time.


Toddlerteaplease · 17/12/2019 12:32

It's horrendous. I managed 4 weeks off mine completely before the withdrawal kicked in. (After tapering them off as well) it's completely put me off trying again.


Bojangles33 · 17/12/2019 12:41

I agree, it's horrendous. I tapered and was told that I was "imagining" the side effects because the half life of the drug was such that it couldn't be in my system anymore and that once it was out I wouldn't have side effects. I think some people are fortunate and don't get any, and some people really suffer. Being told it's your fault for not doing it properly is not at all helpful. I hope you're ok, it's tough but it's worth it. Totally put me off ever going back on them


Orangeblossom78 · 17/12/2019 14:09

They ever warned me. I started prozac in 1999 and they acted like it was 'the solution'. I guess they have become more aware since then. And yes tapered it really slowly as well as it being one with a long half life so meant to the easier.

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bridgetreilly · 17/12/2019 15:28

Okay, if you've been on prozac for 20 years, I agree, the withdrawal is going to be horrific. They rarely prescribe that at all these days and most modern anti-depressants aren't addictive. There are withdrawal side-effects and some people get these worse than others, but it's nowhere near what it used to entail.


Orangeblossom78 · 17/12/2019 16:11

Yeah I mean be best to stay on it really but I have suddenly got very sensitive to it. Not sure why. Now caught between side effects and withdrawal.

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bridgetreilly · 17/12/2019 17:11

That's rough, I'm sorry. These days, doctors generally handle both prescribing and withdrawing antidepressants much better.

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