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Foveaux  ·  664 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Recovering Emotions After 24 Years on Antidepressants

    It took one and a half years to get a doctor appointment.

Holy shit.

    My doctor told me after the second time that I would have to take them for the rest of my life. I believed him.

I'm really glad my Dr and therapist both held the opinion that my antidepressants were to be a short-term thing. I was on them for a year, end of 2014, to the end of 2015; got the symptoms Cathy describes (dry mouth, deepening depression and sexual dysfunction were the most noticeable ones) along with these head "zaps" when I was coming off them. I know it sounds hyperbolic but I swear the world became more colourful after coming off them properly. Everything seemed to "pop" with colour.

Meditation helped me a shitload too - when I have inevitable attacks I can ride them out in a much healthier fashion than ever before.