For me, equaminity, some detachment.
That has not been proven.There are reports of permanent side effects from SSRI sudden discontinuance.
Great.That has not been proven.
What is generally considered to be true by the medical profession is that there are side effects of SSRIs that may be permanent simply by using the drug in the first place.
No one's all that sure what these things can do to the human body over time.
Consider that when you fill the Rx at the pharmacy.
I was going to stop taking it until I felt the need to take some. I figured there'd be some side effect to going cold turkey and I'd take a little when I felt them and ween myself off. There never was so I just never took anymore. Besides, I couldn't deal with the side effects anymore. Couldn't sleep, no appetite, no orgasm, lack of feeling (physically), horrible pains in my stomach, headaches, badly swollen throat which made it painful to swallow (causing even less of an appetite), etc. Any side effects from stopping cold turkey would've been minimal compared to all of the above. My doctor was shocked that I went cold turkey without any problems.There are reports of permanent side effects from SSRI sudden discontinuance.
Just in case, I'd stick with gradually and slowly.