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Coming off Antidepressants

You may have very good reasons for coming off antidepressants. If you do make that decision, there are some important things to know and plan for, to help you make the transition well.


What you come off antidepressants, you may experience some physical or mental withdrawal effects such as sweating, brain tingling, tiredness, dizziness, confusion, anxiety, disturbed sleep. If you want to read more about the possible symptoms of withdrawal, go a to a reputable website for more information, such as MIND.


You can make the transition safely following these tips.


  • Tell friends and family what you intend to do so that they can support you through the process.

  • Continue to eat well and get plenty of sleep.

  • Try and get regular fresh air and exercise.

  • Choose a good time, where there are not too many tricky things for you to deal with going on.


You may find that some of your original mental health symptoms that led to you being prescribed antidepressants begin to return. If they do, you could consider the support of a therapist to help you achieve your personal goal.



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