Posted 27 March 2017 - 04:01 PM
Is there a topic with any success stories? I need some encouragement. I am struggling with this fatigue. I am not sure if this is even fatigue or lethargy or body heaviness or depression even or all of the above.
I am naturally a happy person, was never diagnosed as depressed, more on the anxious side. Once I started switching SSRIs few years back I remember my shrink saying that I might be also depressed which I did not agree with. I want to do things go out, enjoy company etc but my body feels so heavy and just exhausted. I feel like everything takes effort and energy just to get up and go somewhere. I do not feel refreshed no matter how much I sleep. Basically it is just this all over heaviness and the desire to lay down and either sleep or do nothing and simple tasks taking effort. I wanted to see if anyone else experienced this and how long this lasted. I know we are all different, but would like to hear advice on this. I do know that my adrenals are exhausted so that could be some of that. But can WD make you feel like this?
I also started noticing feeling not present. Like detached from the world almost. I am not sure if this is DP/DR or what. I remember I went to a therapist few months back and she said that it sounds like I have PTSD from being anxious all the time and stressed. Is this even possible? I thought something dramatic needs to happen in order to develop PTSD.
I wanted to start my taper again, but I am not sure if this is a good idea now. I am scarred that I was on lexapro for 7 years or so at the max dose and my fast taper back in May reinstatement and switch to Luvox is catching up to me and I do not know what to do.
Lexapro 20 mg since 2007 until 2013 with various attempts to stop. Most lasted 3 months, was forced to reinstate due to severe symptoms
During 2013 found a new dr and started trying other medications: Prozac, Notryptoline, Effexor, Buspar, Gabapentin, Paxil (each med about 2-4 months).
MOI Nardil (about 1 year 2014-2015) which did help with anxiety, but caused ALOT of weight and had a food reaction that sent me to ER.
Lexapro 10 mg 2015 -2016, few months 15 mg
Vibryiid 05/16-06/16 10-15 mg
Started to withdraw from Vibryiid around mid June with last dose in early July 16. Felt pretty good for the whole summer. Some anxiety, dizziness, short fuse, some weakness but okay overall. Comes October - dizziness, spinning, off balance feeling, FATIGUE, anxiety, fear, racing thoughts, insomnia, DP/DR
Reinstated 10/31/16 at 2.5 mg lexapro. Some relief, sleep better, severe DP/DR decreased. Still very anxious, exhausted, dizzy.
Switched 12/26/16 Luvox 50 mg (25 mg am and 25 mg pm). Dizziness, exhaustion, anxiety, sleeping ALOT
1/13/17 switched to one dose of Luvox 50 mg before bed. EXHAUSTED, sleeping ALOT, dizzy, weakness, off balance, anxiety
1/20/17 Luvox 37.5 mg before bed
Supplements: iron, fish oil, vitamin D, methyl folate