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No One Told Me How Hard it Would Be to Come Off Antidepressants.

When I came off anti-depressants, the withdrawal was horrendous.

Daily panic attacks, vertigo, brain zaps and intense anxiety overwhelmed my nervous system for the first three months. I fell over sometimes, once holding a hot cup of coffee, which ended up all over the floor rug. I cried every day.

Up until six months, I was racey and still cried easily. My brain felt like it was sort of shaking into place, making strange crunching noises (like sand granules moving around in my head) and zapping occasionally.

I had tried to come off them unsuccessfully several times during the seven years I was on them, but the intense waves of panic attacks always pushed me back to the little pills until the third time, when I managed to finally push through.

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