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Old 04-19-2012, 04:02 PM   #1
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NERVES ON FIRE...

I posted about this symptom earlier today but rambled on and never heard from anyone so I am posting again.

Basically for the last two days it feels as if every nerve in my body is on fire. Not extreme but total all over my body, from by head to toes to all parts. Kind of unnerving if you know what I mean, LOL. I don't recall this before. I wonder if it's the Remeron drop from 3 weeks ago or just more of the protracted paxil withdrawal. Anyone else have this feeling?
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Old 04-19-2012, 04:10 PM   #2
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Re: NERVES ON FIRE...

I can't say that I have. I hope it passes soon though!
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Old 04-19-2012, 06:58 PM   #3
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Re: NERVES ON FIRE...

IMM-- I haven't had the pleasure yet, but I'm still tapering. However, I have read about it on a number of other threads, so it seems to be a fairly common symptom. Sounds like no fun at all, hope it doesn't last long.

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Old 04-19-2012, 07:12 PM   #4
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Re: NERVES ON FIRE...

So sorry Imissme! Haven't had it myself (yet) but I've read of others in withdrawal having it pretty bad. Hope it gets better for you (and never shows up for me). Goes to prove that your mental symptoms are indeed withdrawal!!!
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Old 04-19-2012, 08:01 PM   #5
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Re: NERVES ON FIRE...

There's really know way to know what the exact cause is, but since it's following a drop in dose, I'd assume that that is the probably cause.
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Old 04-19-2012, 08:06 PM   #6
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Re: NERVES ON FIRE...

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So sorry Imissme! Haven't had it myself (yet) but I've read of others in withdrawal having it pretty bad. Hope it gets better for you (and never shows up for me). Goes to prove that your mental symptoms are indeed withdrawal!!!
miriza, what do you mean "goes to prove that your mental symptoms are indeed withdrawal?"
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Old 04-19-2012, 08:14 PM   #7
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Re: NERVES ON FIRE...

Oh, ok...Well, my symptoms have mostly been mental but every time I get a new physical one I feel relief because it shows me that I'm not mentally ill but it's all withdrawal...I guess it's kind of reassuring to me to have physical symptoms (as long as they are not too bad I can handle them better than the mental).
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Old 04-19-2012, 09:21 PM   #8
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Oh, ok...Well, my symptoms have mostly been mental but every time I get a new physical one I feel relief because it shows me that I'm not mentally ill but it's all withdrawal...I guess it's kind of reassuring to me to have physical symptoms (as long as they are not too bad I can handle them better than the mental).
i get what you mean. for me all my symptoms have been mental. maybe it's because i am less sensitive to the physical symptoms. as far as i can remember i had very few physical symptoms. i can't really remember any of them. i didn't have any of the classic one's everyone talks about (zaps, nausea). but i guess headaches are physical and i certainly have had headaches. back in november when my anhedonia was just horrible my girlfriend would rub my temples to help relieve the headaches. but the physical is better then the mental symptoms any day.

i also remember that i had little dime size bald spots on my temples that stuck around for the first 3 months i was off. it was very strange. the hair has grown back though so i guess you could say that was a physical symptom that has corrected itself.
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Old 04-20-2012, 08:01 AM   #9
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Re: NERVES ON FIRE...

I have not had too many myself but have had zaps, nausea, headaches, fatigue, seeing sparkles, urinary retention, teeth grinding, adrenaline rushes, dizziness, numb lips, etc. But these have been mild and short-lived.
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Old 04-20-2012, 10:11 AM   #10
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Re: NERVES ON FIRE...

I've had that burning nerve senation in my arms and legs after I reinstated Effexor. It comes and goes but it's very annoying.
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Old 06-02-2012, 04:29 PM   #11
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Re: NERVES ON FIRE...

I have this a lot, its my nr 1 physical symptom by far. All day i feel like my nerves are on fire. Best description i can give;..its like i am in a very very hot bath and i am burning. it also feels a bit like i have been in to much sun, or pins and needles,...i know its from way to much adrenalin and stress and fear. My stomach and my brain feel like they constantly fire some stress wave and all my nerves respond to it. LAst weeks its increasing. But i dont read many people having this symptom. Weird.
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Old 06-02-2012, 04:49 PM   #12
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Re: NERVES ON FIRE...

This is called paresthesia. Part of neuropathy that WD is very good at simulating. ( if you have this and have never tapered, then you may want to talk to your doctor and see if you can stop the med, as it may be causing damage).

Your nerves are reporting things that do not exist. I have had this, and comes and goes. Specially my knees area and joints.

I am trying now neurontin to see if I can break the calcium channels and slow down the response. So far it has been mixed reviews. I will give it another week.

Rule of thumb for pain: If OTC or opiates do not take care of this, it is neuropatic origin.
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Old 06-02-2012, 04:59 PM   #13
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Re: NERVES ON FIRE...

ok now you are scaring me George with saying it causes damage. But i dont think my nerves are reporting things that are not there. They are firing up from my anxiety and stress and from the enormous level of adrenalin i have all day.

And what do you mean by "if you never tapered"?? you know i tapered and am now drugfree
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This is called paresthesia. Part of neuropathy that WD is very good at simulating. ( if you have this and have never tapered, then you may want to talk to your doctor and see if you can stop the med, as it may be causing damage).
Paresthesia is a nerve miscommunication. Very common in withdrawal with the nervous system on high alert. Paresthesia will not cause damage, it is a symptom of what is happening to the nerves, which will resolve in time as the peripheral nervous system calms down.

Neuropathy is something completely different. It is caused by disease or trauma that has physically damaged the nerves. Diabetes is the most common culprit.
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ok now you are scaring me George with saying it causes damage. But i dont think my nerves are reporting things that are not there. They are firing up from my anxiety and stress and from the enormous level of adrenalin i have all day.

And what do you mean by "if you never tapered"?? you know i tapered and am now drugfree
Bilo, I had this for about 2 mnths VERY bad. I am convinced its from the constant adrenalin rushing through your body. It scared me too but it ALL went away when the constant panic and anxiety ended. I lost a lot of weight in this timeframe while I felt like my nerves were burning. I definately chalk it up to the constant adrenaline rush. Nobody would probably really understand this feeling unless they have experienced the 24/7 adrenaline rush. I thought I was going to DIE 24/7 and the body just takes it toll.
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Paresthesia is a nerve miscommunication. Very common in withdrawal with the nervous system on high alert. Paresthesia will not cause damage, it is a symptom of what is happening to the nerves, which will resolve in time as the peripheral nervous system calms down.

Neuropathy is something completely different. It is caused by disease or trauma that has physically damaged the nerves. Diabetes is the most common culprit.
Ha. Just saw this. Its exact what I was saying - Scotty just proved us with the medical terminology. Mine resolved itself once my nervous system settled down.
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Re: NERVES ON FIRE...

scotty, thanks for the clarification. I am assuming it is still paxil related as symptoms to appear out of the blue as time progresses. I am currently having this issue constantly now just not as strong as last month when it first started. I bumped up to 10mg remeron and have been at that dose for 3 weeks. I plan to drop to 9mg for the next three weeks and will wean down to 5mg this way by dropping 1mg every three weeks. Then I may do .5mg drops after that.
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Re: NERVES ON FIRE...

As Scotty said with better words, this is an awful pain in the ***ykw** but wont kill you. Should resolve with time. ( I dearly hope it is soon)

If you have it as a regular symptom of paxil usage ( not WD or updose etc), you may want to talk to your doctor. ( as per my doctor, "you stop the med" )
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Ha. Just saw this. Its exact what I was saying - Scotty just proved us with the medical terminology. Mine resolved itself once my nervous system settled down.
how long do you think it took you to resolve ( congrats !!!)?
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Re: NERVES ON FIRE...

Sorry to post so much.

I have this crazy issue every few nights. @4-5am, I am asleep, and then this feeling wakes me up and I feel like a rush of warm water or liquid going from my hips to calves. And then I start to hurt, like cramps or so.

Is this the adrenaline rush you refer? ( my idiotic Psyc says it is neuropathy ) ?
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As Scotty said with better words, this is an awful pain in the ***ykw** but wont kill you. Should resolve with time. ( I dearly hope it is soon)

If you have it as a regular symptom of paxil usage ( not WD or updose etc), you may want to talk to your doctor. ( as per my doctor, "you stop the med" )
I didn't have any issues while taking paxil really, delayed orgasm, frying brain sensation in the first year. Nothing that was extreme. As I now know I have been in withdrawal since I dropped from 20 to 10 back in mid 2010. While I was still taking paxil at the lower dosage my symptom was akathesia, the inner restlessness. I was describing it that way back then and had no idea it had anything to do with my paxil drop. So, here I was having dropped by 50% and describing an inner restlessness that put me in therapy and I had no idea about paxil withdrawal or akathesia. Boy, don't I know more now then I ever thought I would need to know about this hellish journey.
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