Hello to the group
I am a lady of 62 living in Manchester, England.
I started Seroxat in 1995 and went from 20, to 30 to 40 mg over the years. This year, as I was still suffering severe bouts of depression and OCD every year, I decided to come off it. I cut down from 40, then one week at 30, one week at 20 and three months at 10 mg. I was thinking of trying Sertraline to see if that worked better but am going to first try a mixture of St John's Wort with other adaptagens, prescribed by a medical herbalist.
I felt fine cutting from 40 to 10 but have felt really terrible this week since quitting altogether. Constant crying spells, shivering, severe anxiety, depression and OCD symptoms. I have also been assessed this year as being on the Aspergers/Dyspraxia spectrum although am awaiting confirmation on the NHS.
Can anyone relate to this or tried a similar alternative route? Words of encouragement very helpful. I run a business sole handed, so this is very disabling. When not affected, i am quite a strong, positive person who achieves quite a lot in terms of business and personal interests.