Stopping SSRI meds make you feel worse?
I posted my first thread titled, "I feel like a hypochondriac" last week and I've gotten some wonderful responses, thanks! I do have another question.
Since I'm still in the research stages of my mystery ailment and I'm still finding all of these little puzzle pieces, I just found another piece. In all these articles I'm reading about FMS, it seems as if SSRI's are used as part of the treatment.
Funny thing is, I've been on one for about 5 years now for depression only. This is before all of this horrible achyness and fatigue started. It is a good drug but I weaned myself off about two months ago because I want to get pregnant. I haven't felt worse! Yes, I had aches and pains while on Celexa but just thought maybe I was doing something wrong while working out or because of my 30 lbs weight gain. But now that I'm off, Wham! Pain has hit me like a freight train, especially my legs. My depression is stable, I do cry more but that's o.k. And the brain fog and fatigue....geesh!! Absolutely ridiculous since I've been off the meds.
Could my Celexa have been doing more than just keeping me happy in the head? Mabye now that I'm off the meds, true symptoms of Fibro are actually showing their ugly heads? Anyone out there that IS diagnosed with Fibro and know for a fact they feel worse or better with or without SSRI?
This would be so helpful in knowing, especially if I get a response before Thursday afternoon's Dr. appt. Thanks!