Re: SSRI discontinuation syndrome
The discontinuation syndrome is pretty common through a lot of different meds with Effexor and Paxil being the top too. The only way I know to avoid it is to go through a slow taper program to get off of the meds so the brain can adjust without the chemical help.
There is no time line when it comes to the syndrome when it comes to someone stopping cold as there are a number of different factors in play (A) What med (B) How fast you body metabolizes meds (C) How long you were on the med. Some people are able to stop any med and be fine in a couple of days where others it can take quite some time. Benadryl is apparently helpful to some with the symptoms.
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