How long will SSRI last in my brain?

John Ashcroft A.G at
Thu Aug 12 16:10:51 EST 2004

On 12 Aug 2004 14:04:00 -0700, minervasparty at (minerva)

>It's the first time I post something like this because I've always
>found this argument too personal.
>My situation is this:
>I have begun taking Cipramil about 5 years ago, 20 mg pills for 8
>months. In the beginnig it was ok, I could get asleep and I was
>feeling good in general, maybe too good. Then it happend that I
>couldn't get asleep, I was dizzy, and the first attacks of
>depesonalization came. I remember that I stood up from my bed and my
>body took a cup of coffee without my permission, this is the best way
>I can describe it. My doc prescribed me Zyprexa, 10 mg a day and I was
>doing good.
>Then the surprise: I found I couldn't quit taking Zyprexa anymore.
>Every time I tried I felt my brain was "frying". It's like you put
>your brain on the electrodes of a huge battery.
>It took me a lot to realize that the problem was Cipramil so I quit
>cold turkey.
>It was not easy, I was thinking about suicide for the half of the day
>but my primordial instinct for survival won I guess.
>It's almost 4 years now that I'm in this situation. I've managed to
>reduce Zyprexa to 2.5 mg but my brain still fry. Zyprexa is like a
>fresh glass of water in a desert for me. I can resist 3 day without it
>but not more. It's impossible. I bet the strongest man in the world
>couldn't take it.
>The thing that I can't understand is how come that a drug that I was
>taking 4 years ago is still present in my body.
>How long will it last? If somebody tells me 10 more years it's ok, but
>I need an answer.
>Thank you

12 years just like %'s age.


John Ashcroft


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