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Djderek I had pssd!

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#1 Djderek



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Posted 08 September 2016 - 09:23 AM

A year ago I came off effexor and Prozac. !! I developed insomnia, obsessive ruminations.. I felt very stressed!! All the time. Then one day I realized... I have no libido!! No sexual or emotional energy. I felt numb!! I tried suicide.. I somehow believed I was damaged. I went downhill fast. I quit my job, lost my fiance. I tried to end my life. I ended up in the psych ward.

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!!

#2 NoMoreADs



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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?

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  • As of 10/23/16-Still unable to sleep more than 4 to 5 hours a night, sometimes less

#3 Djderek



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Posted 08 September 2016 - 06:29 PM

The insomnia lasted around five month's for me. It was followed by a chronically fatigued like state where I slept and slept . Thanks!

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!

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Posted 08 September 2016 - 07:14 PM

H Djderek,


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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#5 theloneranger86



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Posted 28 November 2016 - 09:17 AM

DjDerek Would you recommend yoga for PSSD ? I dont think Psychiatrist know **** , and I have lost so much trust in doctors. Do you think it was yoga that cured you ?

#6 Djderek



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Posted 28 November 2016 - 01:25 PM

I'm not sure. I think time, rest, exercise and being active eventually changed things for me

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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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