Djderek I had pssd!
Posted 08 September 2016 - 09:23 AM
Long story short. I met a yogi. I was in a bad place in my head. Non stop ruminations. Chronic disabling insomnia. Complete numbness. I began to meditate and practice yoga. In other words, I gained awareness of my mind, and how it was making me sick. I abstained from masturbation for the past eight months. I've mastered my mind. I found God!
Now,just in the past two months, my body has regained it's natural warmness. I feel once again , Pleasure! My body tingles with sensations in which I thought I've lost forever. I started feeling emotional last month . Someone in this movie was crying, and I felt his pain.. And I cried.. My stomach dropped and my breath left me. I let go.
My depression is almost gone too!! I find myself laughing..! Even smiling!! Loving. . feeling peace, at last. I haven't felt this in years..
When I used to participate in negative conversations, I became consumed with hopelessness. I negative feedback loop if you will. I bought into the idea that I was damned for life. My mind wouldn't let go of this idea, until I gained awareness of my mind and it's conditioned cycles of repetitive negative thought. Feeding my depression.
Now, I wake up, spend ten minutes watching what my mind comes up with, and I breath..gently.. And they come and go.. As I'm typing this, I have full bodily sensation. The nerves in my body feel alive.
Much love to everyone!! Never give up!!
Posted 08 September 2016 - 03:26 PM
Hi, I'm so glad you are doing well. How long after taking your last pill did the insomnia to go away?
- 1992-Feb. 2016- Took almost every antidepressant on the market. Cold turkeyed most of the medications I took.
- Stopped taking Paxil February 8 2016. I tapered the dose from 50 mg to 0 over the course of about 10 weeks
- On no medications as of Feb. 8, 2016
- As of 10/23/16-Still unable to sleep more than 4 to 5 hours a night, sometimes less
Posted 08 September 2016 - 06:29 PM
If you have insomnia, your either trying too hard to sleep, or your thinking and thinking over and over and over. Thats how it was for me. I eventually crashed .
Ill pray for you!
Posted 08 September 2016 - 07:14 PM
Welcome to SA.
It will be helpful if you would Please put your Withdrawal History in Signature. Details of the 12 months prior to you stopping the drugs and a summary of anything prior. Please include all drugs, dates and doses and how you decreased/increased your doses. Did you alternate doses, alternate days or CT? Did you do a Prozac bridge? If it was a Prozac bridge, was it a cold switch or a cross-taper?
Also, what was your reason/s for coming of the drugs? Were you experiencing side effects? Also, did you follow a doctor's suggestion on how to get off the drug or did you do it on your own?
I am sure many members here will be interested in your drug history.
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S l o w l y ...... but surely!
Antidepressants: 25 years (various: 1 unknown; Prozac muscle weakness; Zoloft; Cipramil CTed - very sick for 2.5 wks soon after)
Pristiq: 50mg mid 2012, 100mg beg 2014 (from April - aches, pains, sweating, jittery, Oct 2015 recognised Serotonin Toxicity)
17 Oct 2015: 50mg (head fog); 1&2 Nov: 100mg (4 hrs "with it"); 3 Nov: 75mg; 30 Dec: 67.5mg; 1 Jan 2016: 70mg (ear pain);
21 Jan: 67.5mg; 4 Feb: 65mg; 19 Feb: 62.5mg; 3 Mar: 60mg; 12 Mar: 57.5mg; 13 Mar: 60mg (ear pain); 24 Mar: 57.5mg; 21 Apr: 55mg; 19 May: 52.5mg; 16 Jun: 50mg tablet; 11 Sep: 47.5mg all caps (5mg old); 25 Sep: 45mg (40+2x2.5); 4 Oct: 45mg (open 2x2.5); 14 Oct: 45mg (open 2.5x2); 21 Oct: 42.5mg (open 2.5); 9 Nov: 41mg (open 1); 25 Nov: 38.5mg (open 2.5); 2 Dec: 37.5mg (5mg old, open 2.5); 26 Dec: 35mg (5mg old open); 6 Jan: 32.5mg (2.5mg open); 7 Jan: 33.5mg (2.5mg open); 15 Jan: 32.5mg (2.5mg open); 20 Jan: 31.5mg (1mg open);
Current: Pristiq 31mg
Posted 28 November 2016 - 09:17 AM
Posted 28 November 2016 - 01:25 PM
Posted 28 November 2016 - 02:40 PM
I'm not sure. I think time, rest, exercise and being active eventually changed things for me
I think this is the key. Also, listen to your body and care for it by giving it what it says it needs. Thanks for telling us about this, Djderek.
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