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Forums / Treatments, health professionals and therapies / Coping Badly With Weaning Off Antidepressants

Topic: Coping Badly With Weaning Off Antidepressants

4 posts, 0 answered
  1. TishaJade
    TishaJade  avatar
    36 posts
    14 February 2020
    After being prescribed medication, starting on a particular dose to then being stable on a higher dose for 2 months I went and saw a different doctor to discuss the best side affects which I was experiencing. (Loss of libido, crazy dreams, extreme tiredness, loss of appetite which made me lose 5kg in under 3 months (and I'm already underweight) he recommended that I stop taking antidepressants going onto a lower dose until I felt ready to get off them. A certain dosage worked best for me in terms of the depression and anxiety, but the side affects still made this not worth it. I have stopped taking tgem now for 4 days, and have had outbursts of complete irrationality. Emotional and crying over little things. I have gotten over it quickly after but yesterday my partner had a meltdown about how I am not earning enough money at my job. He tries to motivate me to apply for new ones but i get anxious and make excuses. I do want to move up and I know i am capable but i physically and mentally can't cope with pressure. He sort of lost it at me and threatened to move out and leave me to fend for myself with all the bills. I took this BADLY. I understand his frustration, we have goals and at the moment i am the one holding us back because I don't have the ideal career to move us forward. But he chose the worst time to have an argument with me whilst i am weaning off medication. I have been crying all day because I feel not good enough and wonder if he is better off without me and he will achieve all he wants better without me being a drag in his life. It is also Valentine's day today and he is out Tuna fishing with friends and I'm home feeling utterly miserable and angry. I just wish he had this conversation in a couple weeks not when I'm trying to wean off meds and do cognitive therapy. Now i just feel like i have taken 10 steps back and have to start all over again because I can't SHAKE this feeling of hopelessness and fesr of abandonment.
  2. TishaJade
    TishaJade  avatar
    36 posts
    14 February 2020 in reply to TishaJade
    ** don't know why it says "best side affects" i obviously didn't mean to write that.
  3. Matchy69
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    3276 posts
    14 February 2020 in reply to TishaJade

    Hi TishaJade.I can understand your difficulty with being weaned off antidepressants and your partner should be not pressuring you with things at this time.Unfortunately their is a lot of side effects with antidepressants like the ones you have mentioned.I have been on a few different ones and all had some side effects.Their is alot of different ones now hopefully you can find one that works with limited side effects.It must be a bit frustrating being valentines day and your partner went tuna fishing when you could have done with a day of being spoilt.

    Take care,


  4. Sophie_M
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    3900 posts
    4 April 2020 in reply to TishaJade
    We are letting you all know we're closing this and all TishaJade's other threads except for "Is it really as bad as I think?" in the Staying well section.

    Keeping to one thread makes it easier for members to keep up with TishaJade's story, and saves them from having to repeat information.

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