I weaned off slowly, over several months, and didn't have the horrible withdrawal symptoms I am reading about. I am worried tho because I have now been totally off about six weeks, and I am SO sad, hopeless, and tearful. Not angry or irritable or brain zaps or foggy headed. Is this normal for anyone else or do I have true depression and need antidepressants? I feel so guilty for putting my husband through this crying and withdrawn person who he is probably getting really tired of. Thoughts?
It is natural for your body to go through an adjustment period without the antidepressant in your body which can be characterized by down mood. Your body is use to the antidepressant lifting your mood and now doesn't have that. It may take more time to reach a level playing ground. That being said, you could really have depression that is not just situational. It would be very difficult to tell the difference at this point. If your mood doesn't get gradually better or worsens, be sure to discuss with your doctor.
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