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I found Cipramil very helpful and it got me back to my normal self after years of Anxiety and Depression. I felt that a feeling that I had lost a long time ago returned. It was amazing. I came of it after a few months because I didnt feel myself and tried St Johns wort and was back on the slippery slope downwards. I went back to the Doctor who re prescribed Cipramil for me. This time I found that it didnt have the same effect as before. Not one bit actually. Does anyone think that this may be because I had'nt long come of St John's Wort. I've also tried Effexor but found that that did'nt help much either. I no longer take any medication apart from Vitamins and Minerals but have found that my dp is now worse than ever. Help!
 

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Looking back, taking AD's didn't solve many of my problems they just covered and masked (in my case) ... they repressed some of the various problems and issues which I needed to work on, and cope with from taking them.

Anti-depressants are just that. They are intended to treat depression if you believe it to be as simple as taking a tablet for that. They claim also to treat anxiety with depression aswell... (I wonder whether they do that for that many people, and whether it is not that simple) DD/DR is thought to mainly improve when you lower the 'fear and anxiety' that usually accompanies it. "Fear of the fear of dp/dr, keeps the cycle of it going."

AD's aren't purely intended in any specific mention to be treating dp/dr.

If your chosen choice to lower the anxiety/fear (Which can cause dp/dr to switch on) through taking a med like an AD, then beware of the side effects which can 'increase' anxiety 10 fold, and be openminded that this is only 1 chemical method of choosing to treat anxiety.

Criptey.
 
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