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Old 05-13-2011, 10:44 AM   #1
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2+ year update!

I haven't been on this website for quite a while, but just wanted to do an update.

It has been about 2 years and 4 months since i stopped taking paxil. I can say that things have improved for me, i have no dizziness any more and the brain fog has improved a lot, my energy levels have improved slightly, but still room for a lot of improvement (probably have long term battle fatigue). My eyes are less sensitive to sunlight, computer screens, bright lights etc...

I still have periods of feeling low and there is defo a pattern to that (feel worse during the day, then better at night).

I find the things that have really helped have generally been doing things to take my mind off it, i choose only to come on here for infomation on supplements and not read the other posts because they put worries in my mind.

I defo believe that i will fully recover from this and everyone will in time, just need so much patience. good luck to you all
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Old 05-13-2011, 10:56 AM   #2
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Re: 2+ year update!

Thanks for stopping back in and congratulations on your success! Here's to continued healing!
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Old 05-13-2011, 11:16 AM   #3
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Re: 2+ year update!

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I haven't been on this website for quite a while, but just wanted to do an update.

It has been about 2 years and 4 months since i stopped taking paxil. I can say that things have improved for me, i have no dizziness any more and the brain fog has improved a lot, my energy levels have improved slightly, but still room for a lot of improvement (probably have long term battle fatigue). My eyes are less sensitive to sunlight, computer screens, bright lights etc...

I still have periods of feeling low and there is defo a pattern to that (feel worse during the day, then better at night).

I find the things that have really helped have generally been doing things to take my mind off it, i choose only to come on here for infomation on supplements and not read the other posts because they put worries in my mind.

I defo believe that i will fully recover from this and everyone will in time, just need so much patience. good luck to you all
Congras! I did had the same problems: sensitive eyes, low energy. So I believe it will go away eventually.

BTW, a quick question: I noticed you took Vitamin C, Omega 3 and Cal. Does it really help the withdrawal?
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Old 05-14-2011, 03:14 AM   #4
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Re: 2+ year update!

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Congras! I did had the same problems: sensitive eyes, low energy. So I believe it will go away eventually.

BTW, a quick question: I noticed you took Vitamin C, Omega 3 and Cal. Does it really help the withdrawal?
whether it was the omega 3 itself or the placabo effect, i defo felt a lot better in terms of my low mood after upping the dosage. But since then i have improved my diet, started exercising and took better care of myself.

As it stands i take 2000mg omega 3, 200iu vitamin E, 1 cod liver oil capsule, 1 mulivitamin with iron, cup of horlicks before bed, sunflower seeds and 2 bananas a day as well as eating lots of veg and fruit and generally more healthy foods.
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Feb 04 - 10mg
Sep 04 - 5mg
Jan 05 - 2.5mg
Feb 05 - 20mg
July 05 - 10mg
Dec 06 - 5mg
July 07 - 20mg (discovered CBT)
Jan 08 - 10mg
Nov 08 - 5mg
Jan 09 - 0mg stopped
May 09 - bad wave
Oct 09 - bad wave
Mar 10 - bad wave - upped omega 3 dose and started taking magnesium
Apr 12 - feel tired all the time, getting there.
May 10 - started taking vitamin e and more omega 3
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