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

 

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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

 

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

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