Can withdrawal last longer than 2 months??

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Can withdrawl symptoms last for more than 2 months? I thought i was fine and in the clear but then many symptoms came back like anxiety, burning sensations throughout my body (wondeing if they are hot flashes),and very weird vivid dreams. Sometimes, I feel like I am going crazy!!! Anyone gone through something similar? With this go away?? Thank you in advance!

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    I tried getting off of FLU a couple of years ago. I think 2 months out I also started experiencing my anxiety coming back. I ended up getting back on FLU, however, I didn't really keep going to therapy and the winter time was approaching which is a bad time for me. I know FLU stays in your system for a while, so I'm thinking that's why it took a while for me to experience my anxiety coming back .

    I did not feel burning sensations though and I don't remember if vivid dreams came back when I was off the FLU. I know I have vivid dreams when I first start or increase the FLU.

    Hope you feel better soon.

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      can i ask how long you were on the meds? and did to taper off slowly? i have been told from others that you should go very slowly reducing dosage over several months and that side effects can appear when completely off for a short time. well done for coming off and keep going. are you trying alternative therapy meditation, counselling, good diet, excercise getting enough sleep supplements etc

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      I reduced from 20 mg which i had been on for 5 months to 10 mg its now week 7 of the decrease and my anxiety is awful. Im having vivid dreams and morning anxiety is dreadful. How are you feeling now. I really dont want to go back up. Its so stressful every day is a battle.

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