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When people abruptly stop taking an SSRI, symptoms such as agitation, anxiety, and headaches may occur. In most people, these symptoms improve with time and do not require treatment. To help you avoid or minimize these symptoms of withdrawal from an SSRI, your doctor may slowly wean you off of your medication.
SSRI Withdrawal: An OverviewSSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) are known to cause withdrawal symptoms in those who quickly stop their medicine. Sometimes this is called "SSRI discontinuation syndrome."
Symptoms of Withdrawal From SSRIsCertain SSRI withdrawal symptoms can include, but are not limited to:
- Burning or tingling sensation