John asked in HealthMental Health · 2 years ago

Do SSRIs actually ruin your serotonin levels over time?

I got medicated with a SSRI not for depression but for OCD but the thing is I really don’t want something screwing up my serotonin levels. It seems like these work like meth does by using up your serotonin and leaving you worse off and completely rewired when you quit them. Is this at all accurate?

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  • Rick
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    2 years ago

    I hope it's not accurate because I've been taking SSRIs and other related meds for many many years for panic disorder. And I haven't noticed anything different about my serotonin levels.

  • 2 years ago

    No proof of that. So, why would you think so?

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