How long will SSRI last in my brain?

Velvet Elvis gamboltREMOVE at softhomTHIS.com
Fri Aug 13 13:47:11 EST 2004

minerva wrote:
> 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.

Try taking nortryptaline for a few weeks while you try to come off the
Zyprexa.  Others have reported that that helps.  

> 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.

There is a 0% chance that there is any of the SSRI left in your bloodstream
right now.
> How long will it last? If somebody tells me 10 more years it's ok, but
> I need an answer.

Discontinuation syndrome like you describe usualy only lasts a couple of
weeks after you stop taking the medication.

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