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“discontinuation syndrome” doesn’t begin to describe the experience. Additionally, the term infers the patient-consumer is responsible for this horror.

Nope, it’s withdrawal.

Imagine you’re standing, alone, above the oxygen on a precarious mountain cliff. Sub-sub-zero with a gale-force howl. You’re wearing translucent goggles. Your hands are stuck in your pockets.

Suddenly you are heaved from the cliff. The descent accelerates to terminal velocity and your body begins to impact each jag and edged outcrop of the mountain with a sickening, smashing thunk.

Only, it can’t be a mountain because there’s no end in sight.

It can’t be a nightmare, you’re awake. With itches, optical flashes, receding balance, stupification, memory blanks, suicides ideation (consideration only), sleepless, disturbing brain sensations, headaches. There’s more but I don’t remember them just now. Confirmation that there are experiences worse than death.


No Doctor, we’re not going to be taking any more Selective Serotonin Re-uptake Inhibitors (SSRI) any more.

Written by glh

December 12, 2017 at 15:14

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