Can anyone tell me honestly if they got their feelings back and how long it took? I fell madly in love with my boyfriend while on lexapro. I loved him more than I ever thought I could love something. And then I quit lexapro 10 mg cold turkey and a month later I felt nothing. It's been almost 5 months and I can't help but get discouraged. I reinstated 5 mg lexapro so I'm praying that will help but I just don't know. He's tired of waiting, but I think I still have a ways to go. I cannot feel anything has anyone fallen in love on pills and felt like you fell out of love during withdrawal? I can't take it anymore
Sadandconfused. Some years ago I collected online stories of SSRI users that lost their feelings toward their spouses. Here is a link:
I found one of my old posts on your list
Former SSRI user - btd
If she stays off the drugs she will heal in spite of herself and in spite of admitting the drugs had any part in her choices. I would not be surprised to see this early on but she may take a look once she is down the road some and see it differently. For some reason people are strongly resistant to thinking a drug could affect them so strongly. Nobody wants to believe we have been controlled so well by a drug it messes with who we are as human being and our free will which we have been lead to believe is a human right innately out of reach of manipulation. Sadly this is exactly my experience with these drugs. There is some part of me yet that wants to believe it is not possible even tho I know better... I don't want it to be true. Even tho the evidence it clear in illegal as well as legal drugs we all resist it. Those of us changed the most even seem to resist the idea the most. Sadly even when we crash and burn we want to still believe it was our own doing. Pride? Sense of self? I can't quite figure out what the bases of the resistance is but I do know it is strong... almost life or death. Ego maybe tho I don't understand the term that well. At the end of the day it is a big hurdle to get beyond but once it is crossed there is a new respect for everything human.... for the parts of us that are suppose to be sacred ground but aren't. A new fear too of where we are headed as a species. Some have known this for eons the ones that pull the string the rest of us have never been to the table on this issue as we were basically unaware not affected in huge numbers(illegal drug addicts were a minority but that is changing now)... now that these legal variety of this type of drugs is playing such a huge roll in the development of our world.
I wonder how long it will take for this issue to come to the table of the general population. The 2004 hearing attempted to address some of these issues the suicide in kids from these drugs... that was 30 years after the fact of knowing about it... so maybe in another 30 years this issue will come to the table and be up for discussion.
In one of the books I read Breggin Healy not sure which they talked about the 30 year timeline of a drug being on the market for the truth to become known. It is called after market research. Docotors are paid to put people on these drugs and report back.. and no they don't tell you they are doing this and making extra money of the report they make.
But when a drug changes your consciousness to the level these ones do that your unaware of a change... or an effect... how long does that take to get to the light of day... when the actual people taking the drug are unaware of the effect? Could it be never?
I think it possible for this effect to never get to the light of day and the very sad thing is that condemns How many other people to go thru this. NOW THAT BOTHERS ME. Yet I have no real power to do much about it.
When the effect of the drug can go unknown like this and the people taking the drug are resistant to the facts ... healing is so long... if ever... is it possible.. this could go on forever? With the folks like your seeing the difference more than the ones taking the drug is this the avenue that must play a part to bring this to light? maybe the only way"
It is odd to read something I wrote years ago when I was truly struggling with these issues... tho it has some spelling mistakes ect it is still as true today as the day I wrote it.
Now I have multiple chemical sensitivities something that came up years ago smells made me sick.. when I first stopped taking effexor at the time I thought it was part of withdrawal after I learned there was withdrawal... that was a secret I discovered about 10 years ago.
What I find odd is I was given prozac in 89 or 90 for a wk or 2 and went nuts and stopped... after I stopped I seemed to be sick and tired all the time... eventually getting dx with chronic fatigue/ fibromyalgia... at the time I did not join the dots but now I think it had something to do with the prozac.
Ps I was given the prozac to treat pain in my leg I was not crazy or depressed or any of those things we think prozac treats. I became all those things we think prozac treats after taking prozac for a couple of wks... I have come to learn I had a serious adverse reaction and withdrawal with drug on a couple of years till I ended up in a pain clinic with a huge sleep disorder to add to my pain crazy fatigue.
I know this is a bit around the horn in the telling but bare with me... I recently was dx with the multiple chemical sensitivity which for me brings a movement disorder... when I was at the environmental medicine clinic getting my diagnosis I picked up a pamphlet ... about fibro chronic fatigue a Dr Joseph E Huggins diagnositic treatment model and consultant states these disorders are treated by fixing the serotonin receptors... so there is that.... seems he thinks serotonin breaks them....
now the real ass kicker...
a new book out 12000 canaries can't be wrong not exactly new but new to me.... people with mcs are now called canaries like canaries that die in the coal mine cause there is too much gas in the mine.... now he says fibro chronic fatigue and multiple chemical sensitivities are the same thing at varying stages....
so here I am 9 years off the drugs and this is my new dx.. what a bag of ****... I was drugged for 18 years so don't everybody panic thinking you or your loved one is going to get all this there is supposedly some genetic contributor too... not able to detox drugs as well as other or something...
I just thought I would tell you all...
if you or your loved one start having problems with smells making them sick get to the mcs sites and learn how to avoid and detox...
it has been a long time a life time..
wishing you all peace