My question is, did you see a significant change in your personality when you stopped taking SSRI's? Me? After I got off Paxil and then Zoloft in 2001, I noticed I had no emotions and was very dull. So I hope this is the right place for me to ask this, just REALLY want to know!!!!! Please answer if you saw ANY change!!!
I was dull and had no emotions when I was on SSRI's. I regained my normal emotions (good and bad) when I went off of them. I think, however, that going through all the ups and downs of trying to become well, that in itself is a changing experience. I am no longer the carefree person I once was.
I was like SR Mom, my once normal emotions, compassion, morals came back once I was off them. When on them, unknowingly I was more arrogant, didnt throw caution to the wind. After I came off them, I could cry easier (not saying I wanted too) but those everyday emotions are natural and healing. Not to mention the sexual problems that SSRI's caused during my usage, which of most have not returned.
Once the SSRI is out of your system it doesn't take long for the seratonin to re-adjust itself.
I do not agree with this. I've heard it could take up to 18 months for the brain to re-adjust. Personally, after stopping Zoloft, I started to have panic attacks so bad, I had to go back on medication after 6 months off. It's like my brain had so much less seratonin. Ugh. Now I'm stuck on Lexapro and it's making me lose my hair. Just great.