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Once you have a Brain Zap. You never forget them.
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Yep. I had brain zaps on Zoloft too. It made my hair fall out too and I eventually switched to cymbalta that was much much better. I was able to get off that pretty easily by switching to St. John’s wort and haven’t gone back. I made the switch about ten years ago.
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Same experience 10 years ago. I did the same thing to get off the drugs too. Probably just needed some good counseling. That is hard to find too, because so many therapist ae nut jobs themselves. Honestly none of them can show you made any improvement either. They really do not keep any charts or data, itis all very holistic on how you feel int he moment.

At least with Applied Behavioral Anaylisis (ABA) like what is used with kids with autism, they can chart what is going on and tailor the behavior goals. I see none of this with these college trained psychologist. I am certain they just make sh*t up and often makes situations worse worse, because they want the dough to keep coming in off your suffering.

I am don with their BS. I have better advice at GLP. Truth is brutal sometimes, but then you actually deal with it. The bad part about GLP is the addiction and the time it takes up in your day. I have wasted so much time here.
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LMAO....yeah another ADDICTION, at least it is not a PILL
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GLP addiction is probably worse because I sit all day in front of a computer. My back kills me most days, but I won't leave my computer. Sitting as you know will shorten your life span. The average age for long haul trucker is 61. They all get heart attacks and strokes at an early age.
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So what is your new fear?
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Correct, the brain does not have a chemical imbalance and you cannot diagnose mental health problems or treat them with chemicals.

The correct diagnoses is finding God and learning about God and living for God....by the end of it...your mental health will be healthy.

Most people have TERRIBLE mental health.
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As bipolar, ashamed of things I do sometimes but not ashamed of talking openly of my manic states, deppressions and struggle and desire to know and follow God. In 9 years experience of being diagnosed, I experience God and the commandments as the number1 doctor and metooline in the world, everything else offered just a bigger or lesser poison and distraction, and shame on me for not always relying on God and falling in faith in troubled times. Thank you OP for sharing this, and good job! And thank you too for this post, it speaks to me. hf
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Absolutely. I went from being diagnosed bipolar, to anxiety, to being on anticonvulsants, for being on clonazepam for anxiety for maybe 15 years....to being healed by God.

God bless.
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I was first diagnosed schizoprenic and I think it’s because I said that I talked to God when first hospitalised, and when they asked me few times t ‘Really?’ I said ‘Yeah!’, and I only actualy meant that ‘I prayed real hard and honest, and God answered’. And it’s all still a struggle for me. But I see much progress over the years amongs my many fails. The struggle is real for me and many times I feel like going back and forth, but I will believe God will save and heal our spirits like always and I hope He don’t lose patience anytime soon with my ‘back and forth’, for I still feel like I’m in for a real spiritual war, and this last 9 years only the warm up.

God bless you too, people like you give me hope and comfort that it’s not over until it’s over and God wins always and will win in the end of all.

God bless you too OP and thanks for sharing, you give hope too. Sorry for all long posts, I don’t want to ‘steal’ the thread. Stay strong!
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Psychiatric drugs ruined my life. I too was on them for decades. And the reason they put me on them is because I had a physical ailment they couldn’t figure out- gastro. And so they basically say we tried and hand it off to the mental doctors. The mental doctor will NEVER consider or investigate that something is physically wrong. I think most people have something physically wrong that is undiagnosed. Psych drugs fuck up your brain. Even those that it “works” for it is fucking up their brain worse. And that’s the reason after awhile the only way they can be normal is to be on them. Psychiatry is designed to scoop off the failures of the rest of the medical system and get another round of profit off it.

My psych doctors have never cared if I actually live or die. They care about getting paid and care about getting sued. That’s it. They have a lot less empathy than even regular medical doctors. Beware they are very good at faking it. And it’s all made up too. They all got together and voted on the DSM based on what they collectively observed with no concrete evidence for any of these psychiatric conditions. They literally just made them up
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95% of all doctors are nothing but technicians who sit at a keyboard to search what is wrong with you (same as you could yourself) to go to a list of drugs they get the best kickback from, and prescribe. They do no more than you could online. Except they can write prescriptions.

They may pretend to care. They don’t. They are there to push drugs. That is basically all they do. Either that, or ship you off to another doctor, most likely a friend or family of theirs, to have this other doctor choose another drug. All the drugs they prescribe will have side effects that will cause you to come back and be prescribed more drugs. Rinse repeat.

They do nothing but prescribe drugs, or a myriad of tests, which an outcome will require…..drugs.

Oh, if they are really lucky, they can also set you up for exploratory surgery. And that surgery will mess up something else, for instance like what happened to me and maybe paralyze a vocal cord, which requires another surgery.

Stay away from doctors and hospitals. And all their nasty drugs.
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After "911" and the anthrax scare I became EXTREMELY GERMAPHOBIC. I went from picking dropped food off any surface and eating it to FULL ON only sterile food. So I told my doctor and he put me on Zoloft and told me it would alleviate those feelings, but it takes weeks to months to kick in. So you go on this and by the time you realize it didn't do SHIT you are HOOKED, you cannot just stop. So I continued to take it for years thinking it was somehow helping.

Last year I decided I need to get off this SHIT. One thing I noticed on Zoloft one side effect I actually didn't mind was "Delayed Ejaculation" (YES it's a real side effect) so when the wife or girlfriend and I had sex I could pretty much go as long as I wanted. As I got older this side effect became sometimes insurmountable and I noticed less morning wood and I had started getting depression non-sex related.

After hearing studies showing what a FUCKING LIE BIG PHARMA used to PUSH ANOTHER ADDICTIVE POISON I said "That's it I need to get this SHIT OUT OF MY BODY". I had tried before to get off Zoloft but even after trying to ease off I would end up almost suicidal do to withdrawals which included suicide thoughts and what can only be described as getting ELECTRIC SHOCKS to the brain, which included literally seeing flashed in front of my eyes.

THIS IS HOW I DID IT AND DO NOT RECOMMEND ANYONE ELSE DO THE SAME THING. I did ALL THIS without a doctors help

In the past I tried to get off by lowering the daily dose till I would stop and that's when the brain altering side effects would kick in.

This time I decided the VERY LONG process of not lower the dose but going 2 weeks minus one dose, then 2 weeks minus 2 doses...until it was down to ONE DOSE PER WEEK, which I did for a month, then ONE DOSE PER 2 WEEKS for another month, then ONE per three weeks, then ONE per month and In December 2022 I forgot to take the one month dose, I looked back at my log and the last dose was in mid Nov 2022.

NOW this PART IS GOING TO BE VERY CONTROVERSIAL.

During the DOSE DOWN PHASE, I added a few drinks a few times a week. I HAVE NO IDEA if this HELPED OR NOT. I do know that I drank socially before and as the Zoloft doses went down, I starting drinking less.



What have I noticed since December.

NO SHOCKS in the brain.

ZERO increased OCD or anxiety, in fact LESS OCD and LESS anxiety.

Germaphobia is NOW LOWER and I am working on kicking it OUT OF MY LIFE.


THE BIG ONE....SEX, my libeto has increased to the point where my wife told me to get a girlfriend (I a not kidding on this one) because I am like a 30 year old man again and want to nail her 3 times a day. Waking up and full mast everyday and midday. ZERO delayed finish.


ZOLOFT FUCKED ME UP for over 20 YEARS and BIG PHARMA should be PUT IN PRISON FOR PUSHING that SHIT.

NEARLY ALL MASS SHOOTERS are on Psychotropic DRUGS, they FUCK YOU UP they DO NOTHING TO HELP YOU. They ONLY people who I have researched that are helped somewhat are those with Bipolar, everyone else is just FUCKED.



Feel free to ask me any questions.
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Yeah it does the same thing for bipolar don't know why you threw that in there at the end despite it being completely false
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Because it is NOT false, I personally know 2 people who had SEVERE bipolar and this evened them out.
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That is because they were on anti psychotics, not SSRI"s solely. Most peopel really do not needs these meds. What they need, is to develope a plan for a better life style.


Like getting consistent better rest. Planning and preparing for their day. Setting goals for their day and for their life. Making friends and hanging out with others. Going for walks in parks. Getting a pet. Eating healthy, by adapting a low carb diet, and working out regularly. Doing what you are supposed to do at work and showing up on time. And, leave work situation that are not working for in in your personal growth. Do some financial planning, actually save for something you want to do. You don't need a whole lot and you can't change others. What we all need to be happy is a sort of plane to know where we are going. Whinning and medicating does not help if it is prescribed or not.
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I agree with that. But number one is sleep. Can’t do anything or feel good if sleep deprived. So work on that. Next would be good food. And then go from there.
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Glad you are feeling well!
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After "911" and the anthrax scare I became EXTREMELY GERMAPHOBIC. I went from picking dropped food off any surface and eating it to FULL ON only sterile food. So I told my doctor and he put me on Zoloft and told me it would alleviate those feelings, but it takes weeks to months to kick in. So you go on this and by the time you realize it didn't do SHIT you are HOOKED, you cannot just stop. So I continued to take it for years thinking it was somehow helping.

Last year I decided I need to get off this SHIT. One thing I noticed on Zoloft one side effect I actually didn't mind was "Delayed Ejaculation" (YES it's a real side effect) so when the wife or girlfriend and I had sex I could pretty much go as long as I wanted. As I got older this side effect became sometimes insurmountable and I noticed less morning wood and I had started getting depression non-sex related.

After hearing studies showing what a FUCKING LIE BIG PHARMA used to PUSH ANOTHER ADDICTIVE POISON I said "That's it I need to get this SHIT OUT OF MY BODY". I had tried before to get off Zoloft but even after trying to ease off I would end up almost suicidal do to withdrawals which included suicide thoughts and what can only be described as getting ELECTRIC SHOCKS to the brain, which included literally seeing flashed in front of my eyes.

THIS IS HOW I DID IT AND DO NOT RECOMMEND ANYONE ELSE DO THE SAME THING. I did ALL THIS without a doctors help

In the past I tried to get off by lowering the daily dose till I would stop and that's when the brain altering side effects would kick in.

This time I decided the VERY LONG process of not lower the dose but going 2 weeks minus one dose, then 2 weeks minus 2 doses...until it was down to ONE DOSE PER WEEK, which I did for a month, then ONE DOSE PER 2 WEEKS for another month, then ONE per three weeks, then ONE per month and In December 2022 I forgot to take the one month dose, I looked back at my log and the last dose was in mid Nov 2022.

NOW this PART IS GOING TO BE VERY CONTROVERSIAL.

During the DOSE DOWN PHASE, I added a few drinks a few times a week. I HAVE NO IDEA if this HELPED OR NOT. I do know that I drank socially before and as the Zoloft dose when down, I starting drinking less.



What have I noticed since December.

NO SHOCKS in the brain.

ZERO increased OCD or anxiety, in fact LESS OCD and LESS anxiety.

Germaphobia is NOW LOWER and I am working on kicking it OUT OF MY LIFE.


THE BIG ONE....SEX, my libeto has increased to the point where my wife told me to get a girlfriend (I a not kidding on this one) because I am like a 30 year old man again and want to nail her 3 times a day. Waking up and full mast everyday and midday. ZERO delayed finish.


ZOLOFT FUCKED ME UP for over 20 YEARS and BIG PHARMA should be PUT IN PRISON FOR PUSHING that SHIT.

NEARLY ALL MASS SHOOTERS are on Psychotropic DRUGS, they FUCK YOU UP they DO NOTHING TO HELP YOU. They ONLY people who I have researched that are helped somewhat are those with Bipolar, everyone else is just FUCKED.



Feel free to ask me any questions.
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I’m considering getting back on this crap even though it makes me manic solely for the delayed ejaculation aspect. For whatever reason I’ve lost all ability to control my orgasm after experiencing major stress these past four months {possibly have MS and due to helping someone out I might lose my residence}. It god damn sucks because after performing one way with my new gf it flipped to this crap and I’m worried she’ll dip just because of that. God damn whatever has caused this sucks a big one.
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Check your thyroid. Thyroid issues is known to cause this as an issue. That combined with stress, a lot can start to go wrong in the body.
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I read that Zoloft is like 90% fluoride
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The biggest BS is that they sell you on low serotonin, when no doctors actually order lab tests for neurotransmitters. Occasionally university researchers will examine the brsins and spinal fluid of suicide victims. Doctors determine low serotonin on subjective clinical observation like, he's unhappy. But unhappiness can be caused by a myriad of chemical, biological, social, and genetic affects.

And me too with the alcohol, against my doctor's advice, I find that small amounts of tequila assist with mood stability, in conjunction with lithium.
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Fist yourself while you masturbate...
It helps all degenerates reach orgasm.
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Same experience 10 years ago. I did the same thing to get off the drugs too. Probably just needed some good counseling. That is hard to find too, because so many therapist ae nut jobs themselves. Honestly none of them can show you made any improvement either. They really do not keep any charts or data, itis all very holistic on how you feel int he moment.

At least with Applied Behavioral Anaylisis (ABA) like what is used with kids with autism, they can chart what is going on and tailor the behavior goals. I see none of this with these college trained psychologist. I am certain they just make sh*t up and often makes situations worse worse, because they want the dough to keep coming in off your suffering.

I am don with their BS. I have better advice at GLP. Truth is brutal sometimes, but then you actually deal with it. The bad part about GLP is the addiction and the time it takes up in your day. I have wasted so much time here.
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LMAO....yeah another ADDICTION, at least it is not a PILL
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GLP addiction is probably worse because I sit all day in front of a computer. My back kills me most days, but I won't leave my computer. Sitting as you know will shorten your life span. The average age for long haul trucker is 61. They all get heart attacks and strokes at an early age.
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Set a timer for 30 minutes and when it goes off stand up and do some stretches and some low impact jumping jacks. You can do some lunges or knee bends. Just a few. Do it for five minutes. Just get up and do something every 30 minutes. And this can be right by your computer. It will help your back and emotions.
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Best day of my life on Zoloft was when my step mom got stuck in the dryer.
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Yeah it does the same thing for bipolar don't know why you threw that in there at the end despite it being completely false
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Because it is NOT false, I personally know 2 people who had SEVERE bipolar and this evened them out.
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That is because they were on anti psychotics, not SSRI"s solely. Most peopel really do not needs these meds. What they need, is to develope a plan for a better life style.


Like getting consistent better rest. Planning and preparing for their day. Setting goals for their day and for their life. Making friends and hanging out with others. Going for walks in parks. Getting a pet. Eating healthy, by adapting a low carb diet, and working out regularly. Doing what you are supposed to do at work and showing up on time. And, leave work situation that are not working for in in your personal growth. Do some financial planning, actually save for something you want to do. You don't need a whole lot and you can't change others. What we all need to be happy is a sort of plane to know where we are going. Whinning and medicating does not help if it is prescribed or not.
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I agree with that. But number one is sleep. Can’t do anything or feel good if sleep deprived. So work on that. Next would be good food. And then go from there.
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I’m rereading the thread.
I agree too, that’s a great post for bipolar. And sorry not sorry for reapiting myself, God is always my number one that leads to all those things happening. Working good, laughing with my family and friends, training good, resting well, eating healty and organic, walks in nature, creating art.. Leads me to life, even if I do smoke a damn joint occasionaly, it’s all alive with God to me and I don’t feel like an NPC nor see NPC’s, just people trying and striving/strugling to live their lives in the face of all the impossibibities.

And to the poster who lost a child, God bless you brave woman.
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good for you OP. yes many years ago... most call them the brain zaps.. they go away but it definitely is a bitch to get off that crap. Good Job! lots of natural healthy ways to help heal. good luck
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Try the numbing stuff for delayed ejaculation. May help.??
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Wow 20 years. That's horrible I'm sorry.
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I had the same horrible withdrawal experience with Effexor. Suicidal thoughts, panic, brain zaps, sweats. I would walk in circles talking to myself...seriously thought I was brain damaged. After a couple of months the withdrawal effects finally settled down and probably took 4-6 months before I felt normal again. I had initially taken Effexor for anxiety but the withdrawal effects were far worse than the anxiety I had before taking the drug.

One thing I will say is that certain SSRI and SNRI drugs have longer half-lifes than others. The shorter the half-life of the drug in your system the worse the withdrawal syndromes are.

Prozac has a fairly long half-life so withdrawal is usually much easier. While I would never go back on Effexor I have occasionally gone on Prozac for a few months if my OCD starts kicking in and then getting off after a month or two. The withdrawal effects for Prozac at least for me are much more minor than the horrible Effexor withdrawal.

With that said...I usually don't take anything most of the year and just exercise and do some yoga to deal with anxiety. Much better not to take these SSRIs if you can avoid them. Socializing alot, working out and eating healthy and doing cardio every day goes a long way to making me not need them. In the past ten year the only time I've felt I 'needed' something was a handful of times my OCD was picking up and I would do a 3 month quick on and off of a low dose of Prozac. That would usually quiet it down for the next year or so and getting off Prozac at least for me has almost no withdrawal effects because of the long half-life of the drug.
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good for you SSRI's are the scourge of the earth on some level.

there's natural ways to deal with that

i'm glad you are feeling better

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This was very retarded, my ex finally took it after being a total psychopath and it helped her tremendously, my other ex took it too total night and day difference.

She then just stopped taking it and became an unbearable asshole, there are def chemical imbalances in some people. When they take it they actually become more positive upbeat.

As soon as they are off they are paranoid delusional borderline fucks. I’m talking about people with real diagnosed problems. To just dismiss it is literally stupid.

Obviously there are natural alternative for people, but if they don’t take them for whatever reason, rather Zoloft than nothing.

Nothing literally ruins lives and families, ever had that asshole parent
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You started taking Zoloft because you wouldn’t eat food dropped on the floor? WTF?!
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Correct, the brain does not have a chemical imbalance and you cannot diagnose mental health problems or treat them with chemicals.

The correct diagnoses is finding God and learning about God and living for God....by the end of it...your mental health will be healthy.

Most people have TERRIBLE mental health.
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As bipolar, ashamed of things I do sometimes but not ashamed of talking openly of my manic states, deppressions and struggle and desire to know and follow God. In 9 years experience of being diagnosed, I experience God and the commandments as the number1 doctor and medicine in the world, everything else offered just a bigger or lesser poison and distraction, and shame on me for not always relying on God and falling in faith in troubled times. Thank you OP for sharing this, and good job! And thank you too for this post, it speaks to me. hf
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To be fair and this is just from what I have read, is that Bipolar is the ONE thing these drugs can sometimes help by normalizing your receptors.
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No way on that, man. This shit literally set in stone my first severe manic episode. Most bipolar folks should avoid SSRI’s unless on a mood stabilizer or anti-psychotic {hell no to those for me}
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This was very retarded, my ex finally took it after being a total psychopath and it helped her tremendously, my other ex took it too total night and day difference.

She then just stopped taking it and became an unbearable asshole, there are def chemical imbalances in some people. When they take it they actually become more positive upbeat.

As soon as they are off they are paranoid delusional borderline fucks. I’m talking about people with real diagnosed problems. To just dismiss it is literally stupid.

Obviously there are natural alternative for people, but if they don’t take them for whatever reason, rather Zoloft than nothing.

Nothing literally ruins lives and families, ever had that asshole parent
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So this is withdrawal or discontinuation syndrome. Drug companies love it because the REAL dummies think it is because someone has a "thing" and needs more drugs. It. Is. CAUSED by the DRUGS.
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Wait! I see you said that your wife told you to get a girlfriend--so the question is--did you go out and get a girlfriend? And if you did, are you still married to your wife or did your lose your marriage over this?
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Once you have a Brain Zap. You never forget them.
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Yep. I had brain zaps on Zoloft too. It made my hair fall out too and I eventually switched to cymbalta that was much much better. I was able to get off that pretty easily by switching to St. John’s wort and haven’t gone back. I made the switch about ten years ago.
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Thank You, I forgot to mention St. Johns wort as helping with OCD and depression. I only use the tea on occasion.
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Re: I FINALLY GOT OFF Zoloft after 20 years and here is what I can tell you...
Wait! I see you said that your wife told you to get a girlfriend--so the question is--did you go out and get a girlfriend? And if you did, are you still married to your wife or did your lose your marriage over this?
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NO GIRLFRIEND...............yet. Too much maintenance.

Seriously though she wouldn't care, she told her best friend who went through a NASTY divorce if she ever wanted someone she could borrow me...true story.

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RELEASE ALL OBAMA BIDEN CLINTON records...Putin is a asshole, just like Biden and Clinton.
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Re: I FINALLY GOT OFF Zoloft after 20 years and here is what I can tell you...
This was very retarded, my ex finally took it after being a total psychopath and it helped her tremendously, my other ex took it too total night and day difference.

She then just stopped taking it and became an unbearable asshole, there are def chemical imbalances in some people. When they take it they actually become more positive upbeat.

As soon as they are off they are paranoid delusional borderline fucks. I’m talking about people with real diagnosed problems. To just dismiss it is literally stupid.

Obviously there are natural alternative for people, but if they don’t take them for whatever reason, rather Zoloft than nothing.

Nothing literally ruins lives and families, ever had that asshole parent
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So this is withdrawal or discontinuation syndrome. Drug companies love it because the REAL dummies think it is because someone has a "thing" and needs more drugs. It. Is. CAUSED by the DRUGS.
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hes right
RELEASE ALL OBAMA BIDEN CLINTON records...Putin is a asshole, just like Biden and Clinton.
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Re: I FINALLY GOT OFF Zoloft after 20 years and here is what I can tell you...
You started taking Zoloft because you wouldn’t eat food dropped on the floor? WTF?!
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MUCH BIGGER problem than that....wouldn't touch door knobs, shake hands, touch a piece of paper, touch ANYTHING that was not sanitized and on and on and on.
RELEASE ALL OBAMA BIDEN CLINTON records...Putin is a asshole, just like Biden and Clinton.
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01/31/2023 09:40 PM
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Re: I FINALLY GOT OFF Zoloft after 20 years and here is what I can tell you...
I had the same horrible withdrawal experience with Effexor. Suicidal thoughts, panic, brain zaps, sweats. I would walk in circles talking to myself...seriously thought I was brain damaged. After a couple of months the withdrawal effects finally settled down and probably took 4-6 months before I felt normal again. I had initially taken Effexor for anxiety but the withdrawal effects were far worse than the anxiety I had before taking the drug.

One thing I will say is that certain SSRI and SNRI drugs have longer half-lifes than others. The shorter the half-life of the drug in your system the worse the withdrawal syndromes are.

Prozac has a fairly long half-life so withdrawal is usually much easier. While I would never go back on Effexor I have occasionally gone on Prozac for a few months if my OCD starts kicking in and then getting off after a month or two. The withdrawal effects for Prozac at least for me are much more minor than the horrible Effexor withdrawal.

With that said...I usually don't take anything most of the year and just exercise and do some yoga to deal with anxiety. Much better not to take these SSRIs if you can avoid them. Socializing alot, working out and eating healthy and doing cardio every day goes a long way to making me not need them. In the past ten year the only time I've felt I 'needed' something was a handful of times my OCD was picking up and I would do a 3 month quick on and off of a low dose of Prozac. That would usually quiet it down for the next year or so and getting off Prozac at least for me has almost no withdrawal effects because of the long half-life of the drug.
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The saddest thing about OCD is that if people were taught what OCD was they could deal with it early. Early treatment for OCD does not REQUIRE drugs, just recognition and if you DO NOT GIVE into the OCD panic attacks early, they will go away. Had I known what was happening to me, I would have just ignored the impulses and been done with it in a few weeks. Giving into OCD reinforces it.
RELEASE ALL OBAMA BIDEN CLINTON records...Putin is a asshole, just like Biden and Clinton.
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Re: I FINALLY GOT OFF Zoloft after 20 years and here is what I can tell you...
Wait! I see you said that your wife told you to get a girlfriend--so the question is--did you go out and get a girlfriend? And if you did, are you still married to your wife or did your lose your marriage over this?
 Quoting: wkk


NO GIRLFRIEND...............yet. Too much maintenance.

Seriously though she wouldn't care, she told her best friend who went through a NASTY divorce if she ever wanted someone she could borrow me...true story.
 Quoting: #Zuckerberg for Prison


Well, you are honest about it all! Gotta give you that. Two women usually does not end well. (just putting the warning out there) LOL

Congratulations on what you have achieved. That really is a story that can help others and it had to take so much courage and discipline. Nice!
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