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What is the worst symptom of going cold turkey stop or forgetting to take a dose of your antidepressant? I literally feel like i can’t breathe and my diaphragm contracts. Also feel a major dark cloud over me and am in a really bad place literally hours after failing to take a regularly scheduled dose. Anyone else have similar symptoms?

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    • Cynesta

      958d

      Oh boy… several weeks ago I ran out of my Lexapro and was just barely hanging on. I developed severe nausea and hopelessness. However, I’ve been having some rough events in my life, which probably made my withdrawal worse. My depression was a 9 on the distress scale.

    • Cynesta

      958d

      Oh boy… several weeks ago I ran out of my Lexapro and was just barely hanging on. I developed severe nausea and hopelessness. However, I’ve been having some rough events in my life, which probably made my withdrawal worse. My depression was a 9 on the distress scale.

    • MamaBear51

      958d

      I experienced this on Paxil. If I forgot to take my pill in the morning, by the afternoon I had brain zaps and everything felt like it was spinning.

    • LittleE

      958d

      I definitely experienced total lack of concentration, anxiety, and brain zaps from stopping cold turkey

    • kksis

      959d

      I've experienced this before I've learned my tongue will start tingling first before the rest of the symptoms happen.

    • Tony60

      959d

      Hi, what you're describing is indeed common when stopping an antidepressant at once, you should cut back slowly over a few weeks, to prevent rebound anxiety and depression. You shouldn't suffer like this!

    • Sleepysleeps

      960d

      When I forgot to take my antidepressants for a day I would spontaneously vomit and feel sick and depressed the entire day

    • TheFlowerMoonSystem

      960d

      When we forget, we start thinking the worse and fall extremely depressed (i.e. sewerslidal ideation)

    • Matrix

      960d

      I’ve been on Prozac 20 mils for 20+ years

    • AspiePup

      960d

      I have, I fill disconnected. Definitely exhausted and lethargic.

    • Anjgallopini

      960d

      How long have you been taking the meds for?

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