Different individuals experience different combinations of symptoms. Otherwise things have been pretty good. I have a bunch of 50mg and mg Zolofts sitting around. The pills were only covering up the mental turmoil. As did Valium after that. Nor does there appear to be a necessary connection between dependence on other drugs, as has been suggested. The results suggest that some protracted symptoms are due to the failure of the receptors to revert to their normal state after they have become unresponsive to GABA, due to the development of tolerance See Chapter I.
I became very paranoid and believed it was me against the world. This is not to say give up on them after two weeks, but I am saying it is quite possible you are already benefiting from the drug.
As a result of these physical problems, I am now moderately handicapped. Such hypervigilance is part of the normal fear and flight response which is damped down by benzodiazepines but undergoes a rebound during withdrawal. Symptoms are just symptoms after all and most of them in withdrawal are not signs of illness but signals of recovery. During this time I contracted chickenpox quite badly which unfortunately caused a longstanding eye complaint to flare up.
I told the staff; they said to see my primary care doctor because I was physically ill and it was causing me stress; someone needed to figure out what was going on.
The process may be hastened by good psychological support and by the measures described under acute anxiety symptoms. When should clinicians switch antidepressants?
This seemed the most logical solution at the time, so I agreed. You need to be a member in order to leave a comment.
Thank you for your help and patience. How long do benzodiazepines stay in the body after withdrawal? To this day I believe I never was crazy, from start to finish, any serious psychiatric services I received were because of their drugs.
I started doing research, as I dropped the Lithium, and Ambien and Ativan, and became horrified at what I knew was before me. I was done with the system, done with psychiatry. Long-term treatment with antidepressants in primary care. Sometimes they would "freeze" with panic while out.