Yes they are both withdrawal symptoms: brain-fog-blank-mind-comprehension-cognitive-and-memory-problems
When I dropped my Pristiq from 100mg to 50mg, after 3 weeks of very bad cog fog I got to the point where I couldn't type. I am a professional typist so I knew that something was definitely wrong. I updosed and within 4 hours the fog was clearing and I was able to type. Because I had a benchmark, I knew it wasn't placebo.
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As you can see I used Paxil for 3 years over a decade ago and only used drugs again in 2016
I was okay during those over 8 years off drugs except for the sexual component where I had issues with arousal and maintaing erection but only when I'm with a partner not while watching porn. So the arousal issue could be porn induced.
I had a few panic attacs in between as well.
All those years off medications I did not think about withdrawal at all.
Today since I reused drugs again because I thought mistakenly it would help me in bed by curing my anxiety I find myself completely dis-stablysed by the drugs with d/r issues, worse sexual symptoms brain fog, anhedonia... I wish I never reused drugs again.
Now I'm 1 month into withdrawal and starting to feel better
I want to ask you a question about neuro plasticity and our brain capabilities.
Today i feel I'm a person completely different from my old self. I used to be a smart and happy guy with a lot going on for me.
Do you think the drugs have damaged us for good and we can never be our old self again?
Have we lost parts of our brains due to drugs that we can never recover no matter how much we heal?