Friday, January 27, 2023

Comments by kacca

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  • I actually see my short psychotic episode as a blessing (I had one, for now :), I was delusional, no hallucinations). The psychotic episode made me realize so, so much – about myself, about what makes me happy, what I need in life, what I want, what I don’t want, how to fight for myself, connect to the feelings that lie behind anxiety and scary thoughts… A true blessing!!! Would recommend it to anyone 🙂

  • I’m going through this now (coming off sertraline, cold turkey). It’s hell – brain zaps, nausea, anxiety, insomnia, aches, pains, twitching, tingling and much more. But, I’m fed up with ALL psych meds and will endure as long as it takes to get my life back. Even though I’m going through this nightmare, I’m happy that I listened to my intuition. I will try to fight my blues with better nutrition, exercise, laughter, going out, making life changes, dealing with suppressed emotions…
    I’ve been on many different meds over the past 12 years for OCD and depression. What’s interesting, I also took various anti-psychotics for some periods (worked really bad for me, caused me agitation and chest tightness, even though the doses were low) but the withdrawal symptoms related to stopping antipsychotics, in my case, lasted merely a couple of days. Coming off sertraline, on the other hand, is a living nightmare. I’m even struggling to make this post make sense because my mind is a wreck.

    p.s. antidepressants used to work for me (or maybe it was the placebo effect) but they no longer do