I was on Paroxatine 20mg for 13yrs, in March this yr i came off after a long withdrawl, had severe head shocks for months. In June had a relaspe and GP has been trying to get me back on to a SSRI, SNRI ever since.
When i initally tried to go back onto the Paroxatine 5mg after the 5th day i suffered from severe akathsia which lasted for 24 hours and left me with weakness in my right hand side. Gp ignored this and put it down to a trapped nerve in back...It was not!! Then i was put on Citlatropram 5mg, Sertraline, Venaflaxine and Escitlatopram.... each time my body reacts quicker to side effects and they are becoming more severe. Initially they cause my pupils to become big, with a feeing of being 'high', they then start to cause pain in the souls of my feet, which becomes agony and very rapidly i get weakness in both my legs, with an increase of aggitation, restlessness, sometimes to the point i feel sucidual. My mind immidately starts to feel better and more alert but the more this increases the more my body declines....ohh and with a couple i developed a rash.
can you please tell me, am i allergic or intolerant to these drugs and how can i make my GP and now my Psychiatrist understand what these drugs are doing to me...... and is it dangerous what these drugs are doing in the long term...like are they damaging my nervous system? cause i feel they are...... thank-you.
There is such a thing as an allergy to SSRI drugs or selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. When a person has a drug allergy, you are much more likely to experience a reaction if you take the drug again, or rechallenge the drug. A rash is usually a hallmark sign of a drug allergy if it occurs after you take a certain drug. I suggest discussing any rashes you may have had from these drugs in detail with your doctor, as well as the other reactions to the drugs that you listed here.
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