Question regarding coming off of anti-depressants
February 25, 2013 5:26 PM Subscribe
What was your experience coming off of anti-depressants? When you were on them, did you experience blunting of feelings and emotions and when you were tapering or went off cold turkey, did you feel a return to your former self/return of your personality?
posted by BlueMartini7 to Health & Fitness (14 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
A few other questions I have regarding anti-depressants - did you find that the medication changed your ability to recall information, make you feel foggy, or have intrusive thoughts/impulses, and when you lowered the dose or went off, did that improve? If you went off of the medication and then found you needed to go back on, how long did it take you to realize you needed to go back on the medication?
For those that went off of medication - what kinds of things did you do to keep depression at bay - for example, I know that exercise, yoga and meditation are some practices that definitely help improve mood. Were you able to go off of meds completely and treat your depression through an increase in these activities (or others?)? If yes, pls share what you did that helped go med free.
Your insight/experience with taking these meds is appreciated. If you'd like to share which medications and what the dosage was/is that would be helpful too.