After more than 15 years of helping people recover from troubling symptoms, disappointments, and damage from failed drug treatments, we are still excited every time we help a client break through the tough barriers with ease.
Our clients’ success with Trintellix withdrawal and other holistic treatments are our constant inspiration and motivation every day, to do everything possible to help them achieve their personal wellness goals. We have dedicated our lives to this goal.
Do Your Symptoms Require Antidepressant Medication?
The bulk of drug advertising would have you think so. Mood disorders are complex and perhaps a one-shot “cure-all” in the form of a pill is just asking too much. Other strategies that are able to span a larger horizon of attack may serve your unique needs with better results.
15 Years Experience by Professionals Who Understand Your Journey.
Prescribers may not be able to adequately discern the clinical features of Trintellix withdrawal, though such symptoms are associated with the majority of antidepressants currently on the market. Trintellix withdrawal symptoms can be both physical or psychiatric and are described in a single sentence on the drug label, an incomplete assessment at best.22 Therefore, GPs may mistakenly misdiagnose the situation, resulting in further difficulties. We want you to be fully informed so this does not happen to you.3
Symptoms of Trintellix withdrawal will vary from person to person, but a number of common Trintellix withdrawal symptoms have been observed. They can be found described in detail in the section below entitled “What do Trintellix Withdrawal Symptoms Feel Like?” Generally, symptoms of Trintellix withdrawal will begin to appear as early as one day after a missed dose, or up to seven days past, and the withdrawal symptoms will likely be more difficult if the drug was used long-term and at high dosages.2
Abrupt withdrawal from Trintellix or other medications is generally more intensely experienced compared to gradual reduction of dosage over time. Antidepressants manipulate the way certain neurochemicals function or stop functioning over time, and a gradual reduction allows the CNS to gradually adjust back to natural function.3 The process of Trintellix withdrawal can be greatly softened with the additional use of therapeutic aids such as those listed in the section below entitled “Can Trintellix Withdrawal Symptoms be Reduced?” Without helpful therapeutics and gradual Trintellix tapering methods, antidepressant withdrawal syndrome can persist for weeks, months, or even years.4,5
What are the Benefits of Trintellix Withdrawal?
Prior to Trintellix withdrawal, users often experience nausea, headaches, and other treatment-emergent side effects. After Trintellix withdrawal these will lessen and likely disappear once the drug cessation is complete, or soon after. One rare but troubling side effect of SSRI-type drugs is serotonin syndrome. Serotonin syndrome causes high fever, involuntary muscle spasms, paralysis, tremors, cognitive disorientation, and other reactions. Serotonin syndrome is considered life-threatening and requires immediate ICU or emergency level treatment to save the patient’s life.23 Completing Trintellix withdrawal will ensure this never has the chance to happen to you.
It is advisable to familiarize oneself with possible Trintellix withdrawal manifestations so these don’t lead one to mistakenly assume that they are experiencing recurring mental illness when it is more likely that the reduction is faster than the CNS can keep up with.8 In this case, one should speak to their prescriber about slowing the rate of reduction, or resuming an earlier (higher) dosage until stabilized, and then slowly resuming the tapering process from there.
There are safe holistic remedies for symptoms that antidepressants are selected to treat, but many find that their original symptoms were not satisfactorily eliminated with drug treatment. After Trintellix withdrawal one can safely explore alternative, holistic treatments to ease whatever symptoms led to the prescription in the first place. The benefits include not having to deal with drug side effects while on the journey to wellness and improved mental health.
What Do Trintellix Withdrawal Symptoms Feel Like?
Trintellix withdrawal symptoms can manifest in a very wide range of physical and mental phenomena.3,6,7,9,22 Some examples follow:
Vertigo or dizziness
Changes in appetite
Loss of balance, unsteady gait
Insomnia, nightmares, vivid dreams
Sudden emotional lability, extreme mood shifts, such as sudden outbursts of anger, tearfulness
There are several strategies that are effective for reducing intense withdrawal reactions, according to medical consensus. In extreme cases such as abruptly stopping Trintellix, or where dose reduction was too great, it may be wise to reinstate the medication to stabilize for a time and then begin or resume a more gradual step-down tapering approach.
Bridge medications and cross-over tapering are two of many possible approaches used at Alternative to Meds Center that may be of benefit to overcome a particularly rough patch more comfortably.
Regarding well-managed Trintellix withdrawal, combining tapering methods with neurotoxin removal is also recommended, done in a supervised setting at the center. As toxins tend to accumulate in adipose (fatty) tissue, toxins that were found in lab testing can be purged from the body in safe and natural ways that do not compromise internal organs.10 Often, it is toxic exposure that mimics mental illness.20,21 Unfortunately, patients are often misdiagnosed as suffering psychiatric symptoms when they are actually manifesting toxic exposures. Testing can dispel any such mystery. This is why we dedicate an entire program segment to deep cleaning the body of toxic accumulations. The cleansing segment of the program is highly popular with our clients who report dramatic relief of original symptoms as well as comfortably easing the overall tapering process.
Alternative to Meds Center has been a proponent of what we like to call natural mental health for more than 15 years. The number of prescriptions that are written every day is of great concern since the focus of the medical industry has become obsessively fixated on drug therapy as the first-line treatment given to the vast majority of patients seeking help. For many who find themselves considering Trintellix withdrawal, one of the main reasons for seeking other types of treatment is that the prescription drug did not alleviate their original symptoms. Typically a prescription is written after a brief visit to a doctor, who is rushed, and under time constraints. Certainly, medication has an appropriate place in maintaining physical health. But in general practice, we observe that many short-cuts in the field of mental health have reduced the quality of care, leaving many patients still suffering despite multiple prescriptions and long-term drug treatment. With lab testing and holistic detox and other therapies, we seek to address the root causes of unwanted symptoms, especially where drug therapy has left a person feeling there may be no hope for them.
Correction of diet, including proper targeted supplementation, is another important fundamental to our Trintellix withdrawal programs. Nutritional psychiatry is a field of medicine that has seen skyrocketing interest in recent years. One of the basic tenets of this fascinating subject is the well-researched intimate relationship between diet, gut microbial health and a person’s mood, including depression, fatigue, sleep irregularities, cognitive deficits, or other symptoms of psychological distress. Additionally, some research has begun on the microbe-killing effects of prescription medications, similar to the effects of antibiotics on the gut flora. Thankfully, if not ignored, prescription drug damage to the very important gut microbiota can be repaired. Maintaining healthy gut flora is essential to both physical and mental health, and this area of health is therapeutically addressed at Alternative to Meds Center as a vital part of its nutrition and diet correction segments of treatment.11-17
In European and other centers of medical research, exercise has been found to equal or exceed the efficacy of antidepressant medications. Researchers found that physical exercise and physical activity have a stimulating effect on biochemical pathways in the body, and this creates a beneficial effect toward the restoration of the neuronal disturbances that are associated with depression.18
Exciting research has been ongoing for many years on effective herbal remedies that show great promise in alleviating symptoms of depression and other mental health issues, without prescription drugs. These holistic therapeutics are finding an important place in mental health treatment today. Two of these, in particular, hypericum and saffron, have had their antidepressant effects proven in several controlled, randomized trials.19
Trintellix Withdrawal at Alternative to Meds Center
One of our greatest aims is to educate the field which we do in professional training events, where we invite medical doctors of all disciplines to come and learn about alternative mental health treatment options applicable to many of their patients’ needs.
Our day-to-day aim is to help our clients in a nurturing, in-patient setting to regain mental wellness and experience new energy and joie de vivre by using non-pharmacological treatments to resolve issues that result in authentic, sustainable good health. Education is also a fundamental component of our treatment programs so our clients can continue to enjoy their newfound wellness after leaving the program. Truly, knowledge is empowering.
Other treatments offered during Trintellix withdrawal at the center also include:
You can gather more information about the services at the center on our services overview page. Alternative to Meds Center stands apart as a world-class facility using multiple medical and therapeutic disciplines for regaining natural mental health. The center is fully accredited and offers insurance coverage from most major providers. We invite you to contact us today for more information about our exceptional Trintellix withdrawal program.
10. Jackson E, Shoemaker R, Larian N, Cassis L. Adipose Tissue as a Site of Toxin Accumulation [published correction appears in Compr Physiol. 2018 Jun 18;8(3):1251]. Compr Physiol. 2017;7(4):1085-1135. Published 2017 Sep 12. doi:10.1002/cphy.c160038 [cited 2022 April 27]
12. Sarris J, Logan AC, Akbaraly TN, Amminger GP, Balanzá-Martínez V, Freeman MP, Hibbeln J, Matsuoka Y, Mischoulon D, Mizoue T, Nanri A, Nishi D, Ramsey D, Rucklidge JJ, Sanchez-Villegas A, Scholey A, Su KP, Jacka FN; International Society for Nutritional Psychiatry Research. Nutritional medicine as mainstream in psychiatry. Lancet Psychiatry. 2015 Mar;2(3):271-4. doi: 10.1016/S2215-0366(14)00051-0. Epub 2015 Feb 25. PMID: 26359904. [cited 2022 April 27]
23. Simon LV, Keenaghan M. Serotonin Syndrome. [Updated 2022 Feb 4]. In: StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2022 Jan-. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK482377/ [cited 2022 April 27]
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Dr. Samuel Lee
Dr. Samuel Lee is a board-certified psychiatrist, specializing in a spiritually-based mental health discipline and integrative approaches. He graduated with an MD at Loma Linda University School of Medicine and did a residency in psychiatry at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle. He has also been an inpatient adult psychiatrist at Kaweah Delta Mental Health Hospital and the primary attending geriatric psychiatrist at the Auerbach Inpatient Psychiatric Jewish Home Hospital. In addition, he served as the general adult outpatient psychiatrist at Kaiser Permanente. He is board-certified in psychiatry and neurology and has a B.A. Magna Cum Laude in Religion from Pacific Union College. His specialty is in natural healing techniques that promote the body’s innate ability to heal itself.
Diane is an avid supporter and researcher of natural mental health strategies. Diane received her medical writing and science communication certification through Stanford University and has published over 3 million words on the topics of holistic health, addiction, recovery, and alternative medicine. She has proudly worked with the Alternative to Meds Center since its inception and is grateful for the opportunity to help the founding members develop this world-class center that has helped so many thousands regain natural mental health.
Medical Disclaimer: Nothing on this Website is intended to be taken as medical advice. The information provided on the website is intended to encourage, not replace, direct patient-health professional relationships. Always consult with your doctor before altering your medications. Adding nutritional supplements may alter the effect of medication. Any medication changes should be done only after proper evaluation and under medical supervision.