I recently was able to very slowly taper off this horrible medication and decided after about two weeks to start a keto diet. I didn't realize it at the time, but my symptoms became extremely aggravated. My brain was not happy with me and now I feel like I need to be on something to calm my brain and make me feel balanced.
About two days ago, I decided to stop the keto diet altogether and reintroduce natural occurring carbs found in veggies and fruit. I am not 100% better, but definitely feel a huge difference. I am also taking a slew of vitamins to help me feel better.
Based on those who have been on these boards for a while, how long on average would you say that the withdrawal side effects last? My doc has no clue and has never had a patient be so sensitive to this drug. Although very supportive, he's had no suggestions. I'm wondering when would be a good time to reconsider a keto diet. I know our brains need carbs to help serotonin levels.
For now, I'm staying off keto.