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Is it common to feel even more detached as I taper off my meds? It’s like it’s getting intense as I come off and hasn’t stopped for 3 weeks
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Even if you're not mentally ill, discontinuing meds can be a bit frightening. Of course, if you are mentally ill and you taper off your meds, you become nakedly mentally ill.

Otherwise, you should overcome any discontinuation syndrome in a relatively short period of time.
I discontinued SSRIs several times after being on them long term.I endured the head zaps and chills for a week, and it was behind me.

I took antipsychotics on a few occasions. I don't remember having any problem discontinuing them.

I used klonopin on several occasions. I had no problems stopping it.

I did have difficulty when I decided to quit smoking, but I was eventually successful. (One of life's greatest achievements.)

I like a good bourbon buzz, but I have had several long periods in my life where I chose not to consume alcohol.

It's been close to 5 months since I have had a drink of alcohol. Someday soon, I will celebrate my abstinence!
No. DP wasn't a progressive illness for me. I acquired it during my 1st cannabis intoxication, which triggered epigastric aura and epileptic seizures. I had

30 or so epileptic discharges in a period of about 3 minutes. Thereafter, I was never the same. My post ictal psychosis segued into an affective disorder of

recurrent major depression. My EEGs would be abnormal showing significant pathology in my dominant temporal lobe. A neurological journal labeled me

"a worst case scenario". The only thing I remember making my DP worse, was the few times I tried to smoke cannabis again. My temporal lobe is damaged

and fragile. It took a few times, but I learned not to insult it further.
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