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Post by mistameenah on Fri Jul 01, 2011 4:06 am

does anyone else have problems with ssri meds?
i am super sensitive to them
can only have half the initial recommended does
i also get crook from just taking a lil bit
is any one else out there like me?? lol
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Post by MusicOnMyMind on Mon Mar 26, 2012 6:38 am

*waves a hand*

I am incredibly sensitive to meds, unfortunately. Citalopram had me rocking on the couch, feeling completely agoraphobic, and like I was riding out a 24/7 panic attack. The side effects of the others they've tried have slammed me too, including some pretty rare ones, so even my docs have been scratching their heads on occasion. Makes me feel quite weird, like I'm faking it or making it up, but I know myself and my body pretty well, and I know what the meds are doing!

So, long story short, yeah, i'm in the same boat as you. How're you doing? (and only now I notice this is an old post, but I'll reply anyway in case someone else out there takes something from it, or pops in to say hi)
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Re: sensativity to ssri medication

Post by mistameenah on Tue Mar 27, 2012 3:06 am

hiya

well
i am now taking effexor, which is a snri
my dose is lower than what the "normal" folk take
but so far, things are going ok
i actually feel more well than i have in years
i have managed to stick at my course, and my anxiety has dropped heaps!
so yea
things are look alot better.

what are you taking atm?
have you tried any supplements?
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Post by MusicOnMyMind on Tue Mar 27, 2012 7:58 am

Gah! *beats laptop with a big stick* Thou shalt not change webpages and lose my post right before I hit send!

Am on effexor, seroquel, lorazepam and melatonin. The latter 3 for sleep, partly part of the depression, but amplified by effexor. Can't win eh?

Still have major side effect issues, but compared to my previous state, it's a vast improvement and definitely manageable. Anxiety and agitation are probably the worst at present.

Supp wise, I currently take multivits, B12, omega oils, fibre supp. I also see complementary med people semi-frequently, as the rest of my body tends to break down at times of stress, and things like acupuncture help me keep going.

What about you? Find supps helpful?
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Re: sensativity to ssri medication

Post by escadachic on Sat Apr 21, 2012 10:56 pm

I too have the issue with sensitivity to SSRI's. Have yet to find one that doesn't give me horrible side effects.

Wish I could. As my anxiety is becoming quite an issue lately
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Post by MusicOnMyMind on Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:40 am

I'm really quite unhappy right now, that after talking with my doc quite frankly about the side effects I'm getting and how I can't tolerate them for much longer, he refused to change me meds other than to tell me to take lorazepam more often. It doesn't help that my mood is dropping again, but he's saying there's no point as I have reacted to one of each "type" of AD, and the risk of me relapsing is high. This is no kind of life though. And as it is I'm relapsing.

Ahhhh this sucks!!!!
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