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Old 09-07-2005, 09:56 PM   #1
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Question for former SSRI's users

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!!!

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Old 09-08-2005, 09:02 AM   #2
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Re: Question for former SSRI's users

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.

Old 09-09-2005, 08:02 AM   #3
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Re: Question for former SSRI's users

Once the SSRI is out of your system it doesn't take long for the seratonin to re-adjust itself. SSRI's are just band-aids that cover the problem. They are not a cure.

Old 09-09-2005, 09:27 AM   #4
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Re: Question for former SSRI's users

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.

Old 09-09-2005, 03:49 PM   #5
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Re: Question for former SSRI's users

Originally Posted by Paxilhead
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.

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