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 2007 - 2013 with various attempts to stop. Most lasted 3 months, was forced to reinstate due to severe symptoms
- 2013 found a new Dr and started trying other medications: Prozac, Notryptoline, Effexor, Buspar, Gabapentin, Paxil (each med about 2-4 months).
- MOI Nardil 2014 - 2015
- Lexapro 15 mg 2015 - 04/2016
- Vibryiid 10 - 15mg 05/16-06/16
Started to withdraw from Vibryiid around mid -June'16 with last dose in in July. 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, then increased to 5 mg 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, DP/DR
1/13/17 switched to one dose of Luvox 50 mg before bed. EXHAUSTED, dizzy, weakness, off balance, anxiety, DP/DR
1/20/17 Luvox 37.5 mg PM. Main symptoms: FATIGUE, dizziness, DP/DR, anxiety
Supplements: iron, fish oil, vitamin D, methyl folate, Mitochondiral NRG (for fatigue)