Anyway, the reason I came in here in the first place...before I got distracted by so many relevant issues. I have recently (about a week and a half ago) stopped taking Celexa, which I was given as a fairly safe drug to take while I tried to get pregnant. But, much like when I stopped Cymbalta, I now have the really icky withdrawals. They seem to come in waves. I get periods of about ten to thirty minutes where I have repeated brain shocks, vertigo, weakness/tiredness, and extreme irritability. I wish I could tell which symptoms are withdrawals and which are the anxiety returning. I'm pretty sure the shortness of breath is caused by the fact that I get so angry I can't stop tensing my chest and back. Anyway my point is that I find it very hard to believe that these symptoms are doing no permanent damage. I know that's what the docs say, but they don't really know. Most of my docs didn't even know about half of the side-effects and withdrawal symptoms I've told them about. (As a teen my doc told me he'd never heard that Prozac made people feel numb and blew it off.) I just hope that those who are new to meds will research the side effects AND withdrawals before they decide on which to take. They don't give enough warning about what happens when you have to stop. Ending Cymbalta was so bad I still get shaky and terrified when I think of it. This time isn't as intense, but lasting a long time too.
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