Re: has anyone taken SSRI's before?
I'm new to this whole board and have not been diagnosed with FMS. I'm still gathering information and getting wonderful feedback from everybody here. I will be taking all of this info to my Doc in Sept.
Yes, I've been on Celexa. I too had horrible side affects from coming off of it. My doctor neglected (grrrrr!) to tell me about weaning off the meds.
I was on 20mg. After my second unsuccessful weaning, I cut the pill in half and took 10mg for two weeks. Then cut in half again to 5mg and did that for two more weeks. Not too hard w/ a good pill cutter. I screwed up a few times and ended up with Celexa dust. I read that you can get liquid in 5mgs but I had all these pills on hand, I didn't want to pay for anything else.
Anyway, I still had some tiny traces of the headspins and brain zaps (that's what I call them) but not nearly as bad as when I went from 10 mgs to nothing. That's when I had the sweats, trembles and horrible head spins and brain zaps. Those are hard to explain unless you've had them. Kind of feels like your brain is being zapped by an electrode. Doesn't hurt, just feels terribly weird. I had no sweats or trembles coming off of the 5mg.
Hope this helps! Good luck!