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This subject may have already been discussed, but if so I missed it. I am into week 12, and my main issue right now is abdominal gas, and constipation causing cramps that are waking me during the night, and if I have them at bedtime, keeps me from going to sleep. The pain changes location as things slowly move along, but is significant. Is there anything that anyone uses as a diet that helps? I tried a fiber supplement, and it blew me up like a balloon, only got worse. I am trying now to address each symptom. I feel that if I can address what is disrupting my sleep, the rest will help the other symptoms. Things in general seem to be improving. Still on the roller coaster, but the ride doesn't seem as rough. I want to thank everyone who has helped me through this so far. I have a friend who is a pharmacist, and since I have been going through this, he has been researching it to see if he could offer some relief. He said that he couldn't believe what he has read from numerous sources. According to an average of a number of sources, the average time from stop to feeling fairly normal, considering length of time on the medicine, taper or cold turkey, is 6 months. If his sources is accurate, then maybe the stress would be a little less because folks that are going through it wouldn't worry so much about not being better sooner, and just concentrate on day to day. You guys helped me to be patient by sharing your experience. Imagine some unfortunate person that doesn't have anything to help them along. I wonder how many suicides are the results of this stuff. During the 7 years that I spent working in the ER we had more than our share of suicides brought in with no explanation as to why, other than,"oh he or she had been depressed". My prayers go out to everyone going through this.
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