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Hi... I just wanted to give some tips if you are planning to stop this med.. The side effects of coming off are rubbish ... However I found stopping completely rather than reducing dose worked best for me.
l recently stopped taking this med and went cold turkey.
HOWEVER I researched and took omega supplements , magnesium, and a multi vit daily from day 1 of stopping.
I also made sure I ate lots of nuts, protein, bananas, salmon and made sure I drank 8 glasses water minimum a day. I stopped caffeine and alcohol for the initial 2 weeks when withdraw symptoms were worst.
The tingling "zaps" we're still pretty bad for the first week - I kept a diary of moods, zaps, headaches etc so that I could see if it got better.
Went out for a walk at least once a day & listened to music at home when not working (made an upbeat playlist that was singalong worthy!).
i told only a few important folk in my life so that they could support me if needed...
I am now on week 4 and honestly only have 1 or 2 zappy weird moments a day.
I am sleeping better, less anxious and feel better than I can remember.
Sweating excessively has stopped, thinking is clearer and overall I feel much better off this drug. May not be the way forward for everyone, but honestly I don't feel this med helped me. It made my moods more extreme - highs higher but then lows became suicidal lows rather than curl up in a ball and cry lows....
I would recommend the supplements of omega 3,6,9 and take 4-6 tabs a day.
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