How long will SSRI last in my brain?

John Ashcroft A.G at
Thu Aug 12 18:34:03 EST 2004

On Thu, 12 Aug 2004 23:26:15 GMT, "mcs" <mcs at> wrote:

>"John Ashcroft" <A.G at> wrote in message
>news:t4nnh0dlk2v16k3rl4aiphvfnv380ent9l at
>> On 12 Aug 2004 14:04:00 -0700, minervasparty at (minerva)
>> wrote:
>> >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
>> John, I hope they are not teaching you how to make kool- aid again at the



John Ashcroft


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