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#1 Altostrata

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Posted 16 June 2011 - 03:38 PM

Discussing common symptoms, here are some topics that may answer your questions. Click on the links and add to these topics if you wish.

Please also use site search or Google search on this site for other topics.

What is withdrawal syndrome?
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DEALING WITH DOCTORS
 
What should I expect from my doctor about withdrawal symptoms?
 
How do you talk to your doctor about tapering and withdrawal?

How good are naturopaths and other alternative practitioners?
 
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DIFFERENTIATING FROM RELAPSE
 
Is it withdrawal or relapse? Or something else?
 
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DIAGNOSIS OF WITHDRAWAL SYMPTOMS
 
Papers on diagnosis of antidepressant withdrawal syndrome
 
Dr. Joseph Glenmullen's withdrawal symptom checklist
 
Dysautonomia (autonomic dysregulation)
 
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PATTERNS OF HEALING

The Windows and Waves Pattern of Recovery
 
"Is it always going to be like this?"

The importance of feeling good

Creating a new self after withdrawal

Protracted Withdrawal or PAWS (post-acute withdrawal syndrome)

What does healing from withdrawal syndrome feel like?
 
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ADVERSE EFFECTS OF DRUGS
 
Immediate adverse reactions to SSRIs? How long for recovery?

Serotonin Syndrome or Serotonin Toxicity

Drugs and Kidney Issues

Tongue symptoms of antipsychotics
 
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ELECTRICAL SENSATIONS
 
Brain Zaps: What, When and Why??

Paresthesia: Pins & Needles, Numbness, Tingling, Burning Sensations

Instant relief for tingling in extremeties
 
Burning skin
 
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DEMOTIVATION & EMOTIONAL ANESTHESIA
 
Disconnect between interest and action/motivation

Anhedonia, apathy, demotivation, emotional numbness
 
Derealization or Depersonalization
 
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UNUSUAL AND OVERPOWERING EMOTIONS

Non-drug techniques to cope with emotional symptoms

Neuro-emotion
 
Shame, guilt, regret, and self-criticism

Uncontrollable crying spells during and after withdrawal
 
Coping with with irritation, anger and rage

Waking with panic or anxiety -- managing cortisol spikes 

Fear, terror, panic, and anxiety
 
Rebuilding self-confidence, accepting anxiety

Health anxiety, hypochondria, and obsession with symptoms

OCD: obsessive thoughts, compulsive behaviors

Personality changes during withdrawal, who's had them?

"Change the channel" -- dealing with cognitive symptoms...

"Is it always going to be like this?"

What does healing from withdrawal syndrome feel like?
 
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SLEEP PROBLEMS
 
Tips to help sleep -- so many of us have that awful withdrawal insomnia
 
Waking with panic or anxiety -- managing cortisol spikes
 
What is the sleep cycle?
 
Melatonin for sleep: Many people find it helpful
 
TV or computer use in evening can disrupt sleep: Bright light signals the brain that it's daytime
 
Nightmare While Awake? Sleep Paralysis, Hypnogogic Hallucinations, etc.

White noise devices for sleep
 
Light therapy for sleep problems
 
Update on milk peptides for sleep: Our friend Lactium again  
 
L-arginine for sleep  
 
Glycine for sleep?  
 
L-ornithine for sleep  
 
Taurine (L-taurine amino acid) for sleep  
 
L-Theanine for anxiety, insomnia  
 
5-HTP (5-hydroxytryptophan) and tryptophan  
 
Sleep and amino poop out -- rotate aminos  
 
Valerian root
 
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REDUCING CORTISOL, THE ANXIETY HORMONE
 
Waking with panic or anxiety -- managing cortisol spikes
 
Gianna Kali's toolbox for coping with withdrawal syndrome
 
Best CBT techniques for anxiety and/or depression?
 
"Forest bathing" reduces cortisol, aids mood, immune system
 
More about how light stimulation affects our body clocks
 
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HYPERSENSITIVITIES
 
hypersensitivity to neuroactive substances
 
Adverse reactions: Kindling
 
Light-sensitive? Try blocking out blue light
 
Computer Program Adjusts Blue Light to Time of Day
 
skin photosensitivity: a listed side effect

Light flashes made me sick?
 
Inactivity may make sympathetic nervous system hypersensitive...
 
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POST-SSRI SEXUAL PROBLEMS
 
Post-SSRI sexual dysfunction (PSSD)
 
SSRIsex group for post-SSRI sexual dysfunction (PSSD)
 
Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder (PGAD)
 
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OTHER WITHDRAWAL SYMPTOMS
 
Severe lightheadedness and fainting
 
breathlessness anyone?

Body Temperature Dysregulation: fever, chills, shivering,..
 
Tinnitus -- What does all that noise mean?

Head noise and other symptoms in the head

Migraines, Headaches, Neck Ache and Head Pressure
 
Akathisia vs restlessness, anxiety, agitation

Blog: My Akathisia Experience by akathisiainfo
 
tremors, shaking, body vibration, internal trembling

Tardive dyskinesia or involuntary movements

Irregular heartbeats, palpitations, tachycardia, bradycardia
 
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FOOD SENSITIVITIES AND NON-IRRITATING DIETS
 
Eating as an activating factor
 
SCD/GAPS/Paleo Diets
 
Cut down on sugar to improve mental health
 
Make your own Kombucha!
 
Alcohol craving on SSRIs
 
Probiotics and gut health
 
Gluten and depression
 
Histamine intolerance

Gut health influences emotions, thinking


Edited by Altostrata, 29 October 2016 - 10:10 AM.
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