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Forum: Journals 03-04-2012, 01:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,664
Posted By Usha
Next Update

I have been off the paxil for 7 months now!! It looks like it has been ages though. I cry a lot, laugh a lot, have a job and am stressed a lot too....more than once I had a ticker in my brain that...
Forum: News / Research / Articles / Books 11-24-2011, 07:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 965
Posted By Usha
Re: The Storm Inside - Excellent article on depression

Yes, is a good read. Well described. But the author perhaps does not believe how much of it is caused by the anti depressants themselves - meds to alleviate depression, being the cause for it.... its...
Forum: Journals 11-24-2011, 06:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 997
Posted By Usha
Re: Just joined and just journaling

Hi Tracey,

Have you started going to work? Is it good? Don't worry about the lack of motivation, laziness part- that TOO is part of the withdrawal. When we have a set routine, there is little space...
Forum: Journals 11-14-2011, 06:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 997
Posted By Usha
Re: Just joined and just journaling

It is very hard trulyme, b'cos I've been thru' this and I'm very sorry for you. I wish we can all put all our pains aches in a master savings account, and withdraw a little every day, so its...
Forum: Journals 11-11-2011, 02:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 997
Posted By Usha
Re: Just joined and just journaling

That is fantastic, awesome, phenomenal trulyme!!! Many Congratulations to you!! Getting back to work itself I think would make us distracted- at least on the mind front, I'm hoping....

Yes, I too...
Forum: Journals 11-09-2011, 09:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 997
Posted By Usha
Re: Just joined and just journaling

Hi trulyme - welcome! I'm really surprised with all the w/d you can actually think sane and write a lot of common sense stuff!! I do see what you mean with the bad feelings concept. And you are...
Forum: Journals 11-09-2011, 07:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,664
Posted By Usha
Re: Many Many Thanks

Hello TTGW, Great to hear from you again! I knew you would say this, b'cos that'w what you told me earlier too, and asked if I could try alternatives. Its very consoling to know that my depression...
Forum: Journals 11-09-2011, 07:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,664
Posted By Usha
Re: Many Many Thanks

Hello trulyme68 - that is super nice of you to say all the things you said of me, despite not knowing me at all! So many thanks to you! I truly appreciate that. And it does make me feel very good....
Forum: Journals 11-08-2011, 04:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,664
Posted By Usha
Status Update 11/08/11

Time for the next update. Not doing so well. Actually not doing well at all. Tsunami did strike when I least expected and it is not receding :worried2:

I was doing well, very well in fact, with...
Forum: General Discussion 09-07-2011, 04:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,460
Posted By Usha
Re: Zoloft as compared with paxil dose

Joanne- I used to think zoloft was a lesser evil than paxil (at the same dosage I mean) and your post confirmed that for me. Thank you. For me, my troubles always started when I was around 10 mg of...
Forum: Journals 09-07-2011, 04:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,664
Posted By Usha
Re: Many Many Thanks

Hi Joanne- I'm doing very well, thank you. I was on zoloft only for a month or so, my primary devil was paxil. For some strange reason I did not have any w/d from zoloft, probably b'cos i have been...
Forum: General Discussion 08-27-2011, 07:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 965
Posted By Usha
Re: I need some advice

Welcome Juju! You have 2 options- 1. To keep taking the 20 MG for some more time until you are ready to start facing the withdrawal symptoms 2. If you have enough family support and care start...
Forum: General Discussion 08-26-2011, 09:53 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,293
Posted By Usha
Re: Will I EVER be ME again?

And one more- did read about your leg- there are quite a few posts here on akathisia- not sure if you got a chance to read those up. This restlessness is a direct by product of the SSRI is what I...
Forum: General Discussion 08-26-2011, 09:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,879
Posted By Usha
Re: Emotionally dead

Hi Free- how are you?
Forum: General Discussion 08-26-2011, 09:36 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,293
Posted By Usha
Re: Will I EVER be ME again?

Hi Hope- scared to ask, still- how are you doing?

Did you read brunyan's recent thread "16 months update: Good one". He seems to be off zyprexa too. And he states in one of his posts that positive...
Forum: General Discussion 08-22-2011, 04:15 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,293
Posted By Usha
Re: Will I EVER be ME again?

Hi Hope- I read some other posts where it said that prozac withdrawal can last for a couple of years or more- as for Zyprexa, I have no idea. In fact I only know what happened to me with paxil- so I...
Forum: General Discussion 08-20-2011, 03:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,879
Posted By Usha
Re: Emotionally dead

Free- I really feel so sad to see how much you are going thru after a c/t- And all this for taking the stupid meds for 6 months??? I don't think I had even one third of the pain you have despite...
Forum: General Discussion 08-20-2011, 02:46 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,293
Posted By Usha
Re: Will I EVER be ME again?

Hope, (I 'm NOT going to call you hopeless, sorry!) are you very sure that you have not made any progress at all? Sometimes the changes, improvements are so insignificant, we tend to miss them, BUT...
Forum: Journals 08-19-2011, 09:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,664
Posted By Usha
Re: 08/19 Update

The last couple of days have been down with severe cold, cough and fever. So I could not do my walking, yoga. Even then no serious repercussions- I did have an occasional streak of anger, depression-...
Forum: General Discussion 08-19-2011, 09:04 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,293
Posted By Usha
Re: Will I EVER be ME again?

Are you doing any kind of exercise? Do you like to give yoga a shot? How about CBT? (Have read that it does wonders) Walking and Yoga have been really helping me....you need a lot of care, love and...
Forum: General Discussion 08-19-2011, 03:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,372
Posted By Usha
Re: New here! Scared about zoloft withdrawal

Amy- I'm really sorry you are having it so rough-
Even if you were stable for 3 weeks at 18.75, many symptoms take time to show up and most times they show up as you keep lowering your dosage. So I...
Forum: General Discussion 08-17-2011, 07:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,372
Posted By Usha
Re: New here! Scared about zoloft withdrawal

Welcome Amy! Don't be scared, you are not alone. I'm sure senior members will find your post soon and give you advice, but in the interim-

1. Two weeks taper IS TOO fast
2. 5% to 10% dosage drop is...
Forum: General Discussion 08-15-2011, 11:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,150
Posted By Usha
Re: Withdrawal symptoms vs. Career

Oh yes!! That was what I constantly kept telling family- I even looked up google and thought I was going thru mid-life crisis- may be I am, who knows?

But w/d caused my tolerance level drop so low...
Forum: Journals 08-13-2011, 03:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,664
Posted By Usha
Re: 08/13 - Next Update

That's another 6 days gone since I had any dose of SSRI!!! Yeahhhhhhh!!!:tongue3:
Nothing serious to report. I'm still feeling, human, sleeping well- may be a little more than required, but that's...
Forum: General Discussion 08-13-2011, 03:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,216
Posted By Usha
Re: Insomia, is it a w/d symptom?

Think that you have been forced to participate in the Survivor show and they have abandoned you somewhere in a god forsaken place- AND without your permission! However, they have given you internet...
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