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I just withdrew from a good dose of celeb a 40mgs. I've had 3 different docs in a short few months. It's hard to find a good doc that you trust. My new one is so new I haven't even had the time to get to know them. That's my problem with doctors who just get your chart and prescribe based on past medical history and don't listen to what you have been suffering symptomaticly. Just here's your prescription take it..that's why I'm in the boat I am in now. I recently had to "detox" myself from all mess to start clean from over medicating. Thank god for my therapy and coping skills which I would recommend those to learn to anyone with or without depression / social anxiety. Before I was on a bunch of meds for depression is what I was diagnosed, only to be told the meds I were on are only for short term/getting over the bump or hill and not long term. So I withdrew from them /serotonin inhibitors. Even as I type I'm so frustrated that I was on a useless medication for years when I should have been being looked after in my physical health also. Well 3 years later I have developed hypothyroidism and cholesterol is super high. Side effects includes muscle soreness/ from the crestor I take for cholesterol, but I wonder if it is the absence of serotonin inhibitors in my body??? I'd like to think I can manage only on coping skills with my depression/ SA but after living a world coated with prescription drugs, how is a person like me supposed to feel?? Like this new doc says I don't need 1,2,3 so I listen like a good patient get off the meds as told so. What about withdrawal symptoms, btw I'm typing this from my bed I've been in all day/week.
 

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Sounds like you been on AtypicalAntipshychotics...
Although the cheatleaf that comes with Zoloft have every side effects possibly known to man mentioned to avoid lawsuit...

But read on this forum or such and tell the Dr want you want, they arent all knowing, some might be. Ive never meet someone though. Closest i get is being able to discuss reports,studies and togeather find a medicin to try. But it beats the heck out of the one that " here's some Zoloft"!!!
 

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Well, also getting off all medications that could complicate a pregnancy. I've been off all mess for month n a half. I'm trying to detoxify my body in case we (husband) and I decide to have a baby. I'm still exploring options and have found useful info and views on this forum about medication side effects/pregnancy etc. I'm about 1 and a half months in noedications..and I haven't grown horns (too bad) yet. Just trying to control myself with coping mechs and trying to get by on education I have obtained through years of therapy..here I go..lol
 

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Im sorry for you, I went through something a little similar a few years back. It took me 3 months to get off my anti depressants without feeling ill while doing so.

Just do a lot of research before you head back to your doctor, and maybe even see a physiatrist to discuss the best medication options. All the best.
 
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