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#253 bubble

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Posted 17 September 2016 - 09:52 AM

I hope this settles soon. Deep breathing should definitely help.

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Amitriptyline (tricyclic AD) and clonazepam for 3 months to treat headache in 1996 (19 yrs)
1999. - present Xanax prn up to 3 mg.
2000.-2005 Prozac CT twice, 2005-2010 Zoloft CT 3 times, 2010-2013 Escitalopram 10 mg
went from 2.5 to zero on 7 Aug 2013, bad crash 40 days after
reinstated to 5 mg Escitalopram 4Oct 2013 and holding, significant relief after 2 weeks
9.11. introduced liquid Xanax: 0.4 mg every 5 hours including a night dose

28 Jan 2014 Xanax 1.9, 18 Apr  2015 1 mg,  25 June Lex 4.8, 6 Aug Lexapro 4.6 and 1 Jan 2016 0.64  Xanax

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24 Sept 4.​5 Lex, 17 Oct 4.4 Lex (Nov 0.63 Xanax, Dec 0.625 Xanax), 1 Jan 2017 4.3 Lex, 24 Jan 4.2 Lex, 5 Feb 4.1 Lex

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#254 nz11

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Posted 17 September 2016 - 12:21 PM

Hoping these symptoms soon pass for you cc.


2000 amitryptaline, nortriptaline venlafaxine clonazepam for  arm pain from keyboard use, told I had a chemical imbalance it would fix my arm was just a matter of finding the right med for me not informed of the nature of these drugs assured safe and not addictive, CT off Effexor after being told to double the dose on reporting adverse effects...later ..uncharacteristic psych panic tearful presented to doctor to get answers. Given paroxetine no questions asked 'safe and not addictive' next please.2001-2010 paroxetine (paxil) 2 failed attempts to quit, a learned helplessness set in. Feb 10 - Sept 10,  8 month clueless taper, hell. Doc said I had underlying depression .. I said that's not right' then found online support group and the truth!...overcome with inconceivable humiliation and outrage. 28 Sept 10 drug free ...  daily psych and emotional torture beginning in the waking hours of the morning receding somewhat in the evening only to start up again the next day. 28 Sept 12 (24 months) Stabilizing  (What an indescribable unimaginable non-functional nightmare). sleep issues start up at 3 yrs  waking daily at 2am -4.30am)28 Sept 15 (5yrs drug free), cf, cmw, insomnia  horrifying pssd continues, still feel Rip van Winkle-ish, cognitively doing heaps better. 28 Sept 16 after 6 yrs start working again on a casual basis.

 

"It is unsafe for people who suffer from something that could be treated with an ssri to consult a psychiatrist." Gotzshe 2015. [ I think Gotzsche could have easily meant to say 'to consult anyone with prescribing privileges']. "Going to a psychiatrist is one of the most dangerous actions a person can take." Breggin

 

“Paroxetine is not safe, it is not effective and it meets every known definition of addictive.” McLaren, N, (2016) 'Psychiatry as bullsh*t’ p55..."Psychiatry is stuffed full of 'deep nonsense' better known as bullsh*t." McLaren 2016

 

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 For a staggeringly shocking 'prozac back story' see the truth post #523

 

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#255 SkyBlue

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Posted 18 September 2016 - 02:53 PM

Chessie, I've found this short recording very helpful for anxiety at times. (Someone posted it here on SA.)

 

  

If the link doesn't work, the site is http://www.getselfhelp.co.uk/and the mp3 is called First Aid for Panic.

 

Sending you healing thoughts.  :wub:


Long story short: After 18 years on Paxil, "tapered" in July 2015 from 20 to 10 to 5 mg in a month, at doctor's advice. = Essentially a cold-turkey.

*Current*: March: 0.82 mg Paxil. Jan 1:  .88 mg, baby!! …. August 31: Less than 1mg Paxil! ... July 30: 1 mg Paxil! ! ! And 100 mg Zoloft unfortunately!!  

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On Paxil since 1996--anxiety & depression likely caused by (then-undiagnosed) under-eating / eating disorder. 

Rapid "taper" July 2015 and started Zoloft as a "cross-taper". Feb 2016: Found SA!! As of June 2016: Doing 2% cuts (Brassmonkey Slide!). 

Now: fish oil, magnesium; protein; exercise; healthy fats; acupuncture, meditation, & a new doctor.  I am in recovery from an eating disorder!!!  ***Have you had a sleep study?***    *Feel free to message me if I don't respond to a forum thread.* 


#256 ChessieCat

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Posted 23 September 2016 - 06:45 PM

Hi bubble, NZ & SkyBlue,  Thanks for your thoughts.

 

SkyBlue, Thanks for the link.  Very thoughtful of you.  I think the someone may have been me!!!  ;)   I have it on my webpage:  First Aid for Panic (4 minutes)

 

UPDATE:  Well it's been 2 weeks on 47.5mg.  I definitely had some anxiety last weekend, which I think was made worse by a trip to see my daughter and grandson.  For 1 hour of the trip there I was supervising my other daughter who is a learner driver.  It was gentle rain so wasn't too bad but then on the drive home the first hour of the trip was in horrible conditions and was tiring and it took me a couple of days to recover.

 

I've noticed the last few days that I have been getting a bit "funny" in the ears.  It's very noticeable when I bend over. More of a nuisance than anything.  I thought at first that it was hayfever, especially since I have been outside except that I have the same thing today and I haven't been outside.  I'm keeping note of how it progresses throughout the day, because I am wondering if the capsules aren't seeing me through the 24 hours. :(  If I have to start splitting my dose it's a bit of a problem because I've had my capsules made up in 40s and 30s so I might have to halve them.  On a positive note, at least I don't have to calculate the dosage.


Let's Talk Withdrawal    Podcasts - James Moore is looking for people to tell their stories

 

Antidepressants:  25 years - 1 unknown, Prozac (caused muscle weakness), Zoloft; Cipramil CTed (very sick for 2.5 wks soon after)

Pristiq:  50mg mid 2012, 100mg beg 2014 (mild Serotonin Toxicity)     Current:  Pristiq 28mg (from 3 March 17)

 

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My website - includes my brief history + links to videos & information on the web

 

I've still got a way to go ... but I've already come a long way!!!

 

PLEASE NOTE I am not a medical professional.


#257 SkyBlue

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Posted 24 September 2016 - 02:18 PM

 

SkyBlue, Thanks for the link.  Very thoughtful of you.  I think the someone may have been me!!!  ;)   I have it on my webpage:  First Aid for Panic (4 minutes)

 

 

 

Hi Chessie, that is hilarious! Great minds think alike.

 

P.S. Do you think the weirdness in ears might be your Eustachian tubes? Esp because they help us with things like balance. I've heard this can be a big thing in WD.


Long story short: After 18 years on Paxil, "tapered" in July 2015 from 20 to 10 to 5 mg in a month, at doctor's advice. = Essentially a cold-turkey.

*Current*: March: 0.82 mg Paxil. Jan 1:  .88 mg, baby!! …. August 31: Less than 1mg Paxil! ... July 30: 1 mg Paxil! ! ! And 100 mg Zoloft unfortunately!!  

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Rapid "taper" July 2015 and started Zoloft as a "cross-taper". Feb 2016: Found SA!! As of June 2016: Doing 2% cuts (Brassmonkey Slide!). 

Now: fish oil, magnesium; protein; exercise; healthy fats; acupuncture, meditation, & a new doctor.  I am in recovery from an eating disorder!!!  ***Have you had a sleep study?***    *Feel free to message me if I don't respond to a forum thread.* 


#258 ChessieCat

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Posted 24 September 2016 - 09:08 PM

"that is hilarious! Great minds think alike."

 

and we both saw the funny side of it!!!

 

"Do you think the weirdness in ears might be your Eustachian tubes? Esp because they help us with things like balance. I've heard this can be a big thing in WD"

 

Alto mentioned somewhere (on this fantastic site!) that withdrawal symptoms seems to target our weakness.  I've always had a problem with my ears, which I had checked as an adult, fairly certain it was pre-ADs, and the specialist said that they were okay and to never get grommets.

 

Right from the start of my tapering my ears have been affected, sometimes more than others.  I suppose it is good in a way because it gives me a hint as to whether I am stabilised.

 

UPDATE:  Been holding on 47.5mg for 2 weeks.  Decided last night to go to 45mg this morning, regardless of the ear discomfort.  I've put on a lot of weight so I'm hoping that as my dose lowers it might start shifting a bit.  I'll see how things go before deciding how long to hold on this drop.  It will definitely be 2 weeks though.


Let's Talk Withdrawal    Podcasts - James Moore is looking for people to tell their stories

 

Antidepressants:  25 years - 1 unknown, Prozac (caused muscle weakness), Zoloft; Cipramil CTed (very sick for 2.5 wks soon after)

Pristiq:  50mg mid 2012, 100mg beg 2014 (mild Serotonin Toxicity)     Current:  Pristiq 28mg (from 3 March 17)

 

Tapering history & graph

My website - includes my brief history + links to videos & information on the web

 

I've still got a way to go ... but I've already come a long way!!!

 

PLEASE NOTE I am not a medical professional.


#259 ChessieCat

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Posted 30 September 2016 - 03:06 AM

Over the last couple of days I seem to be experiencing very mild brain zaps.  They are barely there but have been happening throughout the day and often enough for me to take note of them.  It seems to be in the top front half of my head and seems to involve my eyes.  Different from brain fog and the ear pressure.  I have had extreme brain zaps in the past when I've forgotten to take my tablet.  One time I forgot 2 days in a row, and just moving my eyes would bring it on and I would have to lie down with my eyes still until the drug started working.


Let's Talk Withdrawal    Podcasts - James Moore is looking for people to tell their stories

 

Antidepressants:  25 years - 1 unknown, Prozac (caused muscle weakness), Zoloft; Cipramil CTed (very sick for 2.5 wks soon after)

Pristiq:  50mg mid 2012, 100mg beg 2014 (mild Serotonin Toxicity)     Current:  Pristiq 28mg (from 3 March 17)

 

Tapering history & graph

My website - includes my brief history + links to videos & information on the web

 

I've still got a way to go ... but I've already come a long way!!!

 

PLEASE NOTE I am not a medical professional.


#260 SkyBlue

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Posted 07 October 2016 - 11:23 AM

Have the zaps improved at all?


Long story short: After 18 years on Paxil, "tapered" in July 2015 from 20 to 10 to 5 mg in a month, at doctor's advice. = Essentially a cold-turkey.

*Current*: March: 0.82 mg Paxil. Jan 1:  .88 mg, baby!! …. August 31: Less than 1mg Paxil! ... July 30: 1 mg Paxil! ! ! And 100 mg Zoloft unfortunately!!  

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On Paxil since 1996--anxiety & depression likely caused by (then-undiagnosed) under-eating / eating disorder. 

Rapid "taper" July 2015 and started Zoloft as a "cross-taper". Feb 2016: Found SA!! As of June 2016: Doing 2% cuts (Brassmonkey Slide!). 

Now: fish oil, magnesium; protein; exercise; healthy fats; acupuncture, meditation, & a new doctor.  I am in recovery from an eating disorder!!!  ***Have you had a sleep study?***    *Feel free to message me if I don't respond to a forum thread.* 


#261 ChessieCat

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Posted 07 October 2016 - 02:08 PM

Yes, the "zaps" feeling disappeared after a couple of days.  Thank you for asking.  From 4 Oct I started taking my 40mg capsule whole but breaking open the 2 x 2.5mg capsules so I would get an immediate dose.

 

I feel like I've had a breakthrough this week.  I've gone from not caring about any of the things that need doing around the house and only doing the absolute minimum, to noticing that things needed doing but not wanting to do them, to wanting to do things but not being able to, and now I'm actually doing some of them.

 

I'm also starting to feel more creative and wanting to be creative, however because the house is in such a mess at the moment, there are things that need to be done before I can get back to doing the creative things that have been on hold.  But what is good about that is it gives me an incentive to tidy up and clean so I can do them.  The 2 projects I have in the wings at the moment are a town play mat for my grandson, which I started a couple of years ago, and a patchwork quilt which I want to make.  I've got all of the materials for both projects but have a lot of cutting out to do for them.

 

It's a relief and a really good feeling.


Let's Talk Withdrawal    Podcasts - James Moore is looking for people to tell their stories

 

Antidepressants:  25 years - 1 unknown, Prozac (caused muscle weakness), Zoloft; Cipramil CTed (very sick for 2.5 wks soon after)

Pristiq:  50mg mid 2012, 100mg beg 2014 (mild Serotonin Toxicity)     Current:  Pristiq 28mg (from 3 March 17)

 

Tapering history & graph

My website - includes my brief history + links to videos & information on the web

 

I've still got a way to go ... but I've already come a long way!!!

 

PLEASE NOTE I am not a medical professional.


#262 reachingforthestars

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Posted 08 October 2016 - 09:24 PM

Hi ChessieC!

 

You mentioned in your signature that you had serotonin toxicity in 2015. Did serotonin toxicity made you anhedonic? And more if it did it affect the way you love your closest people? Have you gotten the ability to feel love strongly back since then? I ask this because I believe i had some level of serotonin toxicity about an year ago and it made me anhedonic and I'm desperate if i cannot ever love my child again...

 

I hope you very fast healing!


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Jan 2015 started tapering first dropped to 35mgFeb 30mg, March 25mgApril 20mg, May 17,5mg, June 15mgJuly 12,5mg, Aug 12,5mg,

Sep 0mg for 5 days because of stomac flu and after I raised to 7,5mg. All the symptoms of acute WD shaking, diarrhea, vomiting, barely could walk ect. Still didn't realize that it wasn't only stomac flu but I was also going through WD.

Oct 2,5mg and crashed again badly and quickly raised to 4mg. It was then when I knew my symptoms were due to WD.

Then in November after a month holding on 4mg raised to 5mg due to muscle weakness and had a VERY BAD reaction to reinstatement: akathisia(lasted for one or two weeks), insomnia, anhedonia... Drop quicly back to 4mg, Dec 3mg

Jan 2016 2,6mg( in the middle of Jan after I had been on 2,6mg for a week I tried to updose to 2,8mg and immediately had bad reaction to it: akathisia for a day, andehonia got worse. The next day dropped back to 2,6mg), Feb 2,4mg( a new symptom PGAD lasted 24/7 for 2 months after that on and off), March 2,4mg, April 2,3mg, May 2,2mg, June 2,1mg, July 2,0mg( Pgad almost nonexisting, sleeping pretty good, still some anhedonia but there has been a lot of gradual progress), Aug 1,97mg-1,89mg, Sep 1,88mg-1,49mg, Oct 1,48mg- 1,70mg,

Nov 0,65mg- current dose 0,5mg

 


#263 AliG

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Posted 09 October 2016 - 04:26 AM

Hey Chessie.

 

I feel like I've had a breakthrough this week.  I've gone from not caring about any of the things that need doing around the house and only doing the absolute minimum, to noticing that things needed doing but not wanting to do them, to wanting to do things but not being able to, and now I'm actually doing some of them.

 

 I can so relate to this !   It's amazing how everything can change as one's perspective shifts and recalibrates in proportion to the withdrawal . Sounds like a lovely window. I hope it keeps up. :)


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#264 ChessieCat

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Posted 13 October 2016 - 10:41 PM

Hi RFTS, I must admit that I am having difficulties remembering how I was feeling during last year and the year before (2014 & 2015).  I can remember the physical symptoms but not the mental symptoms.  I don't think it was until I started reducing my dose that I realised that I was starting to feel different from how I had been.

 

Hi Ali, Yes!  I've actually managed to do some vacuuming this morning.  Just a bit here and there but it's a start after not having done so for (ugh) at least 4 months (my face is screwing up as I type that :blush:).  It's only me, and the cat, who have to put up with it.  My kitchen floor looks so much better, although I am fairly certain that I did sweep and wash it a couple of months ago.  And what is good is that once you do a bit and it makes you feel a bit better then it makes you want to do more.  I'm thinking that it's not just getting lower on my dose, but also with the warmer weather.  I don't think I could have moved during winter anyway because of how many clothes I had on!

 

UPDATE:

 

Dropped to 42.5mg this morning.  And guess what?!?  My ears are uncomfortable again this afternoon.  :(   Not too bad but I hope it doesn't get any worse.

 

Just checked my taper time line and it was 11 September that I started dropping from 50mg.  So that is 7.5mg after 1 month.  No.  Too much too quickly.  I've decided I will go and take another 1mg.  Just not worth it.  So my dose is 43.5mg.


Let's Talk Withdrawal    Podcasts - James Moore is looking for people to tell their stories

 

Antidepressants:  25 years - 1 unknown, Prozac (caused muscle weakness), Zoloft; Cipramil CTed (very sick for 2.5 wks soon after)

Pristiq:  50mg mid 2012, 100mg beg 2014 (mild Serotonin Toxicity)     Current:  Pristiq 28mg (from 3 March 17)

 

Tapering history & graph

My website - includes my brief history + links to videos & information on the web

 

I've still got a way to go ... but I've already come a long way!!!

 

PLEASE NOTE I am not a medical professional.


#265 ChessieCat

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Posted 13 October 2016 - 10:53 PM

Changed my mind.  After taking a 1mg capsule I decided that I should stay on 45mg for longer so took another 1mg plus split open another and took half so I can take my usual capsule combo tomorrow.  At least it's all been on day 1 so shouldn't cause an issue.  I did split all extra capsules.


Let's Talk Withdrawal    Podcasts - James Moore is looking for people to tell their stories

 

Antidepressants:  25 years - 1 unknown, Prozac (caused muscle weakness), Zoloft; Cipramil CTed (very sick for 2.5 wks soon after)

Pristiq:  50mg mid 2012, 100mg beg 2014 (mild Serotonin Toxicity)     Current:  Pristiq 28mg (from 3 March 17)

 

Tapering history & graph

My website - includes my brief history + links to videos & information on the web

 

I've still got a way to go ... but I've already come a long way!!!

 

PLEASE NOTE I am not a medical professional.


#266 doggiemama

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Posted 14 October 2016 - 09:39 AM

Oh how I wish a knew about a slow taper after stopping in less than 2 months and not knowing what was going on with me . Wow you one brave cat

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Posted 14 October 2016 - 01:27 PM

"Wow you one brave cat"

 

Not brave, just very fortunate (and thankful) to have found SA and being given the information and support I needed about 2.5 weeks after dropping my dose by 1/2.

 

BTW the ear pressure/pain cleared not long after taking the additional 2.5mg.


Let's Talk Withdrawal    Podcasts - James Moore is looking for people to tell their stories

 

Antidepressants:  25 years - 1 unknown, Prozac (caused muscle weakness), Zoloft; Cipramil CTed (very sick for 2.5 wks soon after)

Pristiq:  50mg mid 2012, 100mg beg 2014 (mild Serotonin Toxicity)     Current:  Pristiq 28mg (from 3 March 17)

 

Tapering history & graph

My website - includes my brief history + links to videos & information on the web

 

I've still got a way to go ... but I've already come a long way!!!

 

PLEASE NOTE I am not a medical professional.


#268 ChessieCat

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Posted 18 October 2016 - 11:57 PM

UPDATE:  Just want to record this here for my personal record.  Had a busy 4 day weekend (14, 15, 16 & 17 Oct) doing things around the house (mowed, washed, vacuumed, changed loungeroom light).  Thought I had paced myself carefully.  However the last couple of days (18, 19 Oct) I have been very tired and have had to have a sleep both afternoons.

 

On Monday (17 Oct) I commenced Headspace meditation online (one year subscription gifted by work), and have done the first 3 x 10 minute lessons for the last 3 mornings.

 

Not sure what has knocked me about.  I suppose it doesn't matter what caused it, I just need to accept that this is how I am for the time being.  At least my house is a bit cleaner and tidier than it was.


Let's Talk Withdrawal    Podcasts - James Moore is looking for people to tell their stories

 

Antidepressants:  25 years - 1 unknown, Prozac (caused muscle weakness), Zoloft; Cipramil CTed (very sick for 2.5 wks soon after)

Pristiq:  50mg mid 2012, 100mg beg 2014 (mild Serotonin Toxicity)     Current:  Pristiq 28mg (from 3 March 17)

 

Tapering history & graph

My website - includes my brief history + links to videos & information on the web

 

I've still got a way to go ... but I've already come a long way!!!

 

PLEASE NOTE I am not a medical professional.


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Posted 19 October 2016 - 09:37 AM

Even with the careful pacing it can all catch up with you that way. I found that after a couple of days for recovery I was able to do it all again.  Pushing that way is a good way to retrain the mind and body who's in charge.  The mind and body will fight back but if we keep pushing we can move that rock a little further uphill over time.  Being able to do so is a sure sign of an improvement in WDnormal. Plus it's nice to have the house cleaned up.  I can't wait for the workmen to be done so we can reclaim those two rooms.  Right now we are confined to a chair and couch surrounded by packing boxes in the living room.

 

The meditation course sounds interesting, let us know how it goes.


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Since I wrote this I have continued to decrease my dose by 10% every 6 weeks (2.5% every week for 4 weeks and then hold for an additional 2 weeks). I added in an extra 6 week hold when I hit 10mg to let things settle out even more. When I hit 3mg it became hard to split the drop into 4 parts so I switched to dropping 1mgpw (pill weight) every week for 3 weeks and then holding for another 3 weeks.  The 3 + 3 schedule turned out to be too harsh so I cut back to dropping 1mgpw every 4 weeks which is working better.

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#270 ChessieCat

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Posted 19 October 2016 - 12:26 PM

Thanks Brass.  What you said it very encouraging.  After having naps on the last 2 days and still sleeping well at night, it will be interesting to see how I go today.  Actually, I've just remembered that I was a bit manic/excitable on Tuesday (18) morning which in the past has been linked to being tired.  Thankfully I did pace myself otherwise I probably would have been wiped out for 2 weeks instead of a couple of days!

 

"Right now we are confined to a chair and couch surrounded by packing boxes in the living room." - It will be worth it!!!


Let's Talk Withdrawal    Podcasts - James Moore is looking for people to tell their stories

 

Antidepressants:  25 years - 1 unknown, Prozac (caused muscle weakness), Zoloft; Cipramil CTed (very sick for 2.5 wks soon after)

Pristiq:  50mg mid 2012, 100mg beg 2014 (mild Serotonin Toxicity)     Current:  Pristiq 28mg (from 3 March 17)

 

Tapering history & graph

My website - includes my brief history + links to videos & information on the web

 

I've still got a way to go ... but I've already come a long way!!!

 

PLEASE NOTE I am not a medical professional.


#271 ChessieCat

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Posted 23 October 2016 - 10:39 PM

UPDATE:  Decided to drop to 42.5mg last Friday (21 Oct) even though I was still feeling tired.  Had a restful 3 days.  Today has been day 4 and I've been feeling fine.  I went on a picnic lunch with my BFF girlfriend and was able to sit outside in the sun (with sun cream on) and not sweat like would normally have done.  It makes a nice change.

 

My planned drop to 42.5mg was 6 Nov so I'm a bit ahead of schedule.  Next drop will be to 41mg so I can still open 1mg capsule.  I have marked it on my calendar that I will not drop before 4 Nov so I don't get confused.  The days are slipping away so quickly.  I think that means that I'm living life more than I was.

 

Today is the first day I've done anything really physical since my 4 day weekend of doing things around the house a week ago.  Just a nice gentle stroll around a nature park.  Had a really lovely time.


Let's Talk Withdrawal    Podcasts - James Moore is looking for people to tell their stories

 

Antidepressants:  25 years - 1 unknown, Prozac (caused muscle weakness), Zoloft; Cipramil CTed (very sick for 2.5 wks soon after)

Pristiq:  50mg mid 2012, 100mg beg 2014 (mild Serotonin Toxicity)     Current:  Pristiq 28mg (from 3 March 17)

 

Tapering history & graph

My website - includes my brief history + links to videos & information on the web

 

I've still got a way to go ... but I've already come a long way!!!

 

PLEASE NOTE I am not a medical professional.


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Posted 24 October 2016 - 01:05 AM

Happy to read this CC!  Best wishes for more good stuff.


1977 - Collapse of health at 32 after 12 years of irregular and stressful shift work. 1977-84Ativan, then 1984-2002 Anafranil.  2002-13 – Effexor XL 150-187.5mg.

2014 Jan -2016 Jun. Had to raise Effexor to 225mg due external crisis.  Chronic fatigue, tiredness and low mood.  Felt I had reached a brick wall as far as medication went. 2016/6 - Blood tests, Folic acid.

2016 17Jun - Feeling better within a couple of days. 2016 13Jul  -  212.5mg Effexor. (-5.5%). 2016  6Aug  - 200.0mg Effexor. (-5.9%) 24Aug - 187.5mg Effexor. (-6.3%). 13Sep – 175.0mg Effexor (-6.7% .   Folic acid finished after 80 days.  Feeling best for a couple of years. 22Sep – GP Prescribed 5mg Folic Acid/day tfn.   3Oct   - 162.5mg Effexor (-7.1%)  7mg Omeprazole.   2016 15Oct -disappointing to hit extreme fatigue again after 3.5 months, by 23Oct not bad again, despite having cold and old familiar sinusitis. 26Oct - 150mg Effexor (-7.7%). 3mg Omeprazole. 31Oct - 2mg Omeprazole, off 5mg Folic Acid. 7Nov - ZERO Omeprazole.

2017 9Jan - 150mg Effexor. Stalled at this dose for >2 mo.  Will only resume later in year when mood lifts.  23Mar - 137.5mg Effexor.

 

Current other meds/Supps/Vits

540mg EPA /day - 280mg Magnesium Malate - Vit D, Probiotic. Honey instead of table sugar in tea and coffee, wef Oct16 and after taking sugar nearly all my life.

 


#273 ChessieCat

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Posted 24 October 2016 - 01:13 AM

Thanks Peng.  It was fantastic having the window of wanting to do things around the house.  It surprised me when I felt a bit wiped out but probably not too surprising.  After Brass's post, I made sure I looked after myself and didn't try and push myself or get too down about it, because I knew what it was.  However, having experienced it I am looking forward to another one, hopefully before what I got done needs doing from scratch again.


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Antidepressants:  25 years - 1 unknown, Prozac (caused muscle weakness), Zoloft; Cipramil CTed (very sick for 2.5 wks soon after)

Pristiq:  50mg mid 2012, 100mg beg 2014 (mild Serotonin Toxicity)     Current:  Pristiq 28mg (from 3 March 17)

 

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I've still got a way to go ... but I've already come a long way!!!

 

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#274 manymoretodays

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Posted 24 October 2016 - 06:36 AM

Hi Chessie,

 

that's the thing though on doing stuff around the house...........it always needs repeating.  Take dishes, laundry, cleaning the floors and toilets............  So mundane if you ask me...........so I try.........to just do it, cleaning and such when I am in a particular room or area...........rather than make a big production day out of it all.........and risking exhaustion.  Maybe that's not what you meant above.  The "starting from scratch" statement.    I just want to make changes though and time gets scarce for that........re-dos and all that in rooms, get rid of some stuff.

 

luckily winter's coming here and more dark and hard to see the cobwebs anymore........ :)

 

I had to take a break as well from the physical exercise thing, which btw, is often my best meditative time.  Hopefully back to it this week.  It sure helps with any body aches subsequent to decreases for me.

 

anyway........keep up the good work.

 

best,

 

mmt

 

oh, I like the lighter grey font color sometimes..........well, most times.........as it is easier on the eyes against the white white background.  I saw where you darkened it on some posts of mine........maybe it's the opposite for you??


Started with psycho meds circa 1988 I think 27 or 28 total.

AD's, antpsychotics, antiseizure mood stabilizers. Lithium, lamictal,benzos, and stimulants. Some med. for narcolepsy once?, Gabapentin........probably more.  Ask me?......I probably was on it.  Haphazard W/D's by Dr. recommend or uneducated self.

10/2014- off Lexapro--had been on highest dose 10 mg. then 5 mg. for a couple of years, went from 5 mg. to 3 mg. liquid and then CT in hospital(voluntary).  I got out of the hospital on a combination of low dose adderal salts x1/day and trileptal 150mg. x2/day.

5/28/2015-off Adderal salts 2.5mg. (I had been on that since hospital 10/2014)

12/2015---just holding, holding, holding, with trileptal/oxcarb at 75 mg. 1/2 tab at hs.  My last psycho med ever!

 

3/21/2016---I did some unwise updosing of trileptal/oxcarbazepine with some stressful stuff......doubled the above dose x2 during this last wave but began liquifying again and on approximately 68mg. starting today.  11/12//2016 24 mg. oxcarbazepine  12/9/2016 off oxcarbazepine/trileptal!!!! :) optimistic

Omega3's,EPA +DHA= approx. 1200/day. Magnesium citrate orally,diluted in a liter of H2O(that I can shake up.....it usually dissolves more completely as the water gets down to room temperature) and/or Epsom salt baths prn.   Vit. C and E.  B12, melatonin 3mcg., and bioidentical hormones sublingually.  Trace mineral drops.  L-lysine.  L-methylfolate=300 mcg. Totally ready for a good long window to hit soon and getting better strings of full days and partial days along the way.  Definite improvement overall since I first arrived on the SA survivor ship.  Herb and alcohol free since 5/15/2016.

 


#275 ChessieCat

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Posted 31 October 2016 - 12:46 AM

Well I've been a member here for a year now.  And it has flown.  Thought I would do a graph of my taper.  It's amazing how it seems clearer when it's visual.  Well to me anyway.  I'm pleased to see that on the whole I've managed to be fairly consistent after my first minor hiccups.

 

I've also remembered recently that a few months after my dose was increased to 100mg, I had what I thought was tetanus/lock jaw.  Over about 2 weeks it got worse and to the point where if I opened my mouth too wide, I had to literally push my lower jaw back up.  It was more of an issue on the right side.  It did go by itself so I never went to the doctor about it.

 

See this post for graph


Edited by ChessieCat, 29 January 2017 - 02:46 PM.
Removed graph and posted link

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Antidepressants:  25 years - 1 unknown, Prozac (caused muscle weakness), Zoloft; Cipramil CTed (very sick for 2.5 wks soon after)

Pristiq:  50mg mid 2012, 100mg beg 2014 (mild Serotonin Toxicity)     Current:  Pristiq 28mg (from 3 March 17)

 

Tapering history & graph

My website - includes my brief history + links to videos & information on the web

 

I've still got a way to go ... but I've already come a long way!!!

 

PLEASE NOTE I am not a medical professional.


#276 peng

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Posted 31 October 2016 - 01:55 AM

Nice one, CC.

Yes, graphs are always better than mere text for this sort of thing.  I am biased of course, I did hundreds of 'em at work.

 

(If that is an excel type graph, on the original, you can possibly give more space to the graph itself by eliminating the term "Column B" - right click the term in its text box and delete.)


1977 - Collapse of health at 32 after 12 years of irregular and stressful shift work. 1977-84Ativan, then 1984-2002 Anafranil.  2002-13 – Effexor XL 150-187.5mg.

2014 Jan -2016 Jun. Had to raise Effexor to 225mg due external crisis.  Chronic fatigue, tiredness and low mood.  Felt I had reached a brick wall as far as medication went. 2016/6 - Blood tests, Folic acid.

2016 17Jun - Feeling better within a couple of days. 2016 13Jul  -  212.5mg Effexor. (-5.5%). 2016  6Aug  - 200.0mg Effexor. (-5.9%) 24Aug - 187.5mg Effexor. (-6.3%). 13Sep – 175.0mg Effexor (-6.7% .   Folic acid finished after 80 days.  Feeling best for a couple of years. 22Sep – GP Prescribed 5mg Folic Acid/day tfn.   3Oct   - 162.5mg Effexor (-7.1%)  7mg Omeprazole.   2016 15Oct -disappointing to hit extreme fatigue again after 3.5 months, by 23Oct not bad again, despite having cold and old familiar sinusitis. 26Oct - 150mg Effexor (-7.7%). 3mg Omeprazole. 31Oct - 2mg Omeprazole, off 5mg Folic Acid. 7Nov - ZERO Omeprazole.

2017 9Jan - 150mg Effexor. Stalled at this dose for >2 mo.  Will only resume later in year when mood lifts.  23Mar - 137.5mg Effexor.

 

Current other meds/Supps/Vits

540mg EPA /day - 280mg Magnesium Malate - Vit D, Probiotic. Honey instead of table sugar in tea and coffee, wef Oct16 and after taking sugar nearly all my life.

 


#277 catnapt

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Posted 31 October 2016 - 03:56 AM

just stopping by to say  hi and to thank you again for your help with my 'stuffs' lol

 

I like your graph!

 

glad to see you had a good window. hope you have many more!


1974-2002 many psych meds, all types; longest used drugs include lithium, seroquel, SSRI's zoloft & celexa; many CT's off drugs

2002-2015 on varying doses of lexapro, as  high as 40 mgs, but usually 20mgs

June 2015: tapered too fast to 2.5mgs, then to 2.5mgs every other day Dec 2015:  found SA forum; holding at 2.5mgs 

Early May 2016: jumped off at 2.5mgs, not smart- crashed in late Sept.

Oct 26 2016  reinstated liquid lexapro 0.05ml/day at night, dose +/- til settling on 0.15BID (0.3/day)= windows and waves

Jan 8, 2017 too quick switch to single dose in the morning, 0.3mgs (bad mistake, led to a crash)

Jan 12 added low dose zyprexa for SI, took infrequently as rescue med, last dose Feb.15

Jan 26 lexapro 0.27mg Feb 25 lexapro updose back to 0.3mg due to unrelenting severe insomnia

March 1 insomnia got worse, back down to 0.29 for one day, then 0.27, then 0.25- improving!! March 17 0.24

March 7 added low dose lamictal

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#278 scallywag

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Posted 31 October 2016 - 07:18 AM

Great progress!  It feels good to see the picture, no?  And also to know that you made it. ;)


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Current dose: 5.4 mg (50 beads) 2017-Mar-15
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#279 ChessieCat

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Posted 06 November 2016 - 10:13 PM

Thanks for stopping by "guys".  Thanks for the tip about getting rid of the label.  I've done that now!  Yep of course I'm hoping for more windows.  And pics are great!

 

I've been taking magnesium citrate for several weeks now.  Had previously taken chelate.  I'm fairly certain that the citrate is working much better and I don't seem to be getting stiff leg muscles like I had been.  Interestingly I tried fish oil and after a few days I developed a back weakness, below my waist.  It felt familiar and I recalled that I had it when I was taking fish oil and chelate late last year.  I had thought it was the magnesium causing it but now think it may have been the fish oil.  So I've stayed on the magnesium citrate and stopped the fish oil and I'm feeling okay again.  Would like to know it if is the fish oil, but not willing to test the theory, at least not at the moment.

 

Today I have been getting dizzy spells.  I thought it may have been that my blood pressure was too low after reducing my AD but staying on the same BP med dose.  However I have checked it twice during the afternoon and it's in normal range.  After reading the topic about dizziness, I recalled that I felt weird and unstable when I got on and off the train last Thursday.  I just couldn't seem to adjust to the motion of the train.  However, today is the first day I've noticed it again.  It's happened when I have got up from a chair, but also when walking, my eyes just don't seem to be able to focus.  I hope it doesn't last too long.


Let's Talk Withdrawal    Podcasts - James Moore is looking for people to tell their stories

 

Antidepressants:  25 years - 1 unknown, Prozac (caused muscle weakness), Zoloft; Cipramil CTed (very sick for 2.5 wks soon after)

Pristiq:  50mg mid 2012, 100mg beg 2014 (mild Serotonin Toxicity)     Current:  Pristiq 28mg (from 3 March 17)

 

Tapering history & graph

My website - includes my brief history + links to videos & information on the web

 

I've still got a way to go ... but I've already come a long way!!!

 

PLEASE NOTE I am not a medical professional.


#280 grandmaD

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Posted 10 November 2016 - 06:32 PM

I was doing a search on muscle aches and weakness and found your posts. 

 

I have been quite beside myself when these problems got really bad, especially in my legs, then started in my shoulder, knees and hips!  It is very frightening, to say the least and when it goes on for months on end, you begin to worry that is will never change!  It is encouraging to read all the other posts I found that it sounds to be very common. 

 

The last 2 days I feel like I might be improving, so hoping that is the case as this gives me some hope. 

 

At the same time I had incredible fatigue - more than the usual tiredness and lethargy and that too was frightening.  It was good to read you couldn't vacuum or do your floors as well!  I've also had a bit more energy the last few days, which is a relief and encouraging also.


1995                20mg Aropax/Paxil for pain.  2000-2004 - Years of tapering and up-dosing (fast) (resultant suffering)

2004-2007       Daily 20mg

2008                Switching to Endep, Lexapro and then Esipram (hell!)

2009                20mg Aropax.  Tried skipping doses for a year (more hell!)

                        2010                10mg.  10% taper.  Lasted 4 months. Crashed again

2011                5% taper. 9mg-7mg (hell got even worse!)

2012                2.5% taper.  6.6mg – 5.6mg (worser still & unbearable)

2013                5% taper.  Big mistake.  5.5mg – 4.6mg  (even worserer)

2014                2.5% taper.  4.9mg – 4.5mg (worst year ever for w/d by far, plus gall surgery-developed arrythmia

2015                2.5% taper.  4.4mg - 4.0mg (gall surgery/anaesthetic continued to make things even worse)

2016                2.5% taper.  3.9mg  Feb 3.8   Mar 3.7  May 3.6   Jul 3.5 (finally imp. from gall surgery)

2017                2.5% taper.  Jan 3.4;   Mar 3.35;


#281 ChessieCat

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Posted 08 December 2016 - 09:00 PM

Hi grandmaD, thanks for dropping by.

 

UPDATE:  Very pleased to report that I am have now been on 37.5mg for the last week and have not had any issues.  I did have 1 week on 38.5mg prior to that.  When I started on the 37.5mg I started including 1 x 5mg capsule which were compounded 1 year ago.  I have been told that the efficacy of them cannot be guaranteed after 6 months, but it would seem that they are still usable.

 

I continue to open 1 capsule (2.5mg or 1mg) when I take them so that I get a fairly quick top up of drug.

 

Mentally I have noticed a big improvement and in mid November I started learning Hebrew.  I have been extremely amazed and thankful about how much I have been able to learn as well as enjoying it.  I'm still struggling with doing physical things.


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Antidepressants:  25 years - 1 unknown, Prozac (caused muscle weakness), Zoloft; Cipramil CTed (very sick for 2.5 wks soon after)

Pristiq:  50mg mid 2012, 100mg beg 2014 (mild Serotonin Toxicity)     Current:  Pristiq 28mg (from 3 March 17)

 

Tapering history & graph

My website - includes my brief history + links to videos & information on the web

 

I've still got a way to go ... but I've already come a long way!!!

 

PLEASE NOTE I am not a medical professional.


#282 baroquep

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Posted 09 December 2016 - 07:32 PM

Great new ChessieCat, good to hear that your recent reduction is going well and that you are noticing a big improvement after eliminating 12.5 mg, gives the rest of us hope!!!  All the best, BarouqeP. 


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September 15, 2016 - switched from Pristiq 50mg to Effexor XR 75mg 
November 10, 2016 - reduced to 67.5 Effexor XR
December 9, 2016 - reduced 60.75
January 5, 2017 - reduced 54.67
January 30, 2017 - reduced to 49.0
February 20, 2017 - reduced to 44.0 (holding until I stabilize)


#283 ChessieCat

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Posted 06 January 2017 - 07:48 PM

Well so much for me saying slowly but surely.  I've tried to go down a bit too quickly and have developed mild ear pain and jaw ache on the 2nd day so have had to updose by 1mg.  I'm still amazed that this has been a recurrent sign when I drop too soon.

 

My reason for trying to go a bit quicker is my limited supply of 30mg capsules.  When I get my Pristiq compounded I have to get a minimum quantity of 100 made up of each dose.  On a couple of positive notes.  When I get my next batch compounded I'll try and allow for being able to combine different doses to make up extra 20mgs if needed.  It's also proved that I still need to go a at steady and slow pace with at least 3-4 week holds.


Let's Talk Withdrawal    Podcasts - James Moore is looking for people to tell their stories

 

Antidepressants:  25 years - 1 unknown, Prozac (caused muscle weakness), Zoloft; Cipramil CTed (very sick for 2.5 wks soon after)

Pristiq:  50mg mid 2012, 100mg beg 2014 (mild Serotonin Toxicity)     Current:  Pristiq 28mg (from 3 March 17)

 

Tapering history & graph

My website - includes my brief history + links to videos & information on the web

 

I've still got a way to go ... but I've already come a long way!!!

 

PLEASE NOTE I am not a medical professional.


#284 scallywag

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 09:40 AM

I've often thought that taper packs should come in doses like currency denominations, 1 mg, 2 mg, 5 mg, and 10 mg. Of course making sure one has enough of each is the trick.


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1997-1999 Effexor; 2002-2005 Effexor XR 37.5 mg linear taper, dropping same #beads/week with bad results
Cymbalta (brand name), 60 mg 2012 - 2015; 20 mg to 7 mg in 2016, taper details in this post;
2017: 7.0 (65 beads) Dec.10; 6.3 (58 beads) Feb. 1; 5.6 mg (52) Feb. 22;
Current dose: 5.4 mg (50 beads) 2017-Mar-15
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#285 AliG

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 10:28 AM

Chessie.  It always amazes me how difficult this all is even when you know what you are doing. 

 

You're doing great !  At least you have a few " sure signs "  where you know if you have gone too fast .

 

I hope it all goes well from hereon in.

 

Ali


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#286 ChessieCat

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Posted 29 January 2017 - 02:35 PM

Detailed Pristiq dosing history:

 

50mg mid 2012

100mg beg 2014


17 Oct 2015:                   50 mg         (head fog)

1&2 Nov:                       100 mg         (4 hrs "with it")

3 Nov:                             75 mg

30 Dec:                        67.5 mg

1 Jan 2016:                     70 mg         (ear pain)

21 Jan:                         67.5 mg

4 Feb:                              65 mg

19 Feb:                         62.5 mg

3 Mar:                              60 mg

12 Mar:                         57.5 mg

13 Mar:                            60 mg        (ear pain)

24 Mar:                         57.5 mg

21 Apr:                            55 mg

19 May:                        52.5 mg

16 Jun:                            50 mg         tablet

11 Sep:                        47.5 mg         all caps (5mg old)

25 Sep:                           45 mg         (40+2x2.5)

4 Oct:                              45 mg         (open 2x2.5)

21 Oct:                         42.5 mg         (open 2.5)

9 Nov:                             41 mg         (open 1)

25 Nov:                        38.5 mg         (open 2.5)

2 Dec:                          37.5 mg         (5mg old, open 2.5)

26 Dec:                           35 mg         (5mg old open)

6 Jan:                           32.5 mg         (2.5mg open)

7 Jan:                           33.5 mg         (2.5mg open)

15 Jan:                         32.5 mg         (2.5mg open)

20 Jan:                            31 mg         (1mg open)

 

Chessies Graph Jan 2017.jpg


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Antidepressants:  25 years - 1 unknown, Prozac (caused muscle weakness), Zoloft; Cipramil CTed (very sick for 2.5 wks soon after)

Pristiq:  50mg mid 2012, 100mg beg 2014 (mild Serotonin Toxicity)     Current:  Pristiq 28mg (from 3 March 17)

 

Tapering history & graph

My website - includes my brief history + links to videos & information on the web

 

I've still got a way to go ... but I've already come a long way!!!

 

PLEASE NOTE I am not a medical professional.


#287 scallywag

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Posted 30 January 2017 - 11:53 AM

Love the graph, Chessie!

This is not medical advice. Discuss any decisions about your medical care with a knowledgeable medical practitioner.
1997-1999 Effexor; 2002-2005 Effexor XR 37.5 mg linear taper, dropping same #beads/week with bad results
Cymbalta (brand name), 60 mg 2012 - 2015; 20 mg to 7 mg in 2016, taper details in this post;
2017: 7.0 (65 beads) Dec.10; 6.3 (58 beads) Feb. 1; 5.6 mg (52) Feb. 22;
Current dose: 5.4 mg (50 beads) 2017-Mar-15
+ Supplements: fish oil (1500 mg EPA/500 mg DHA), Vitamins: D3, K2, C; Minerals: Mg, Se, Cr, I, V
scallywag's Introduction Post
Online spreadsheet for dose taper calculations and nz11's THE WORKS spreadsheet


#288 ChessieCat

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Posted 30 January 2017 - 12:46 PM

Thanks Scally.

 

I'm actually very proud of, and thankful for, my taper and seeing it in a picture is extremely satisfying.  And I am really excited to be on less than 2/3 of my original dose.  After the first few months of itching to get tapering, the time has gone really quickly which really helps.  In fact there was one time I held for an extra week because the time flew past.  If you look carefully you can see about 4 tiny dips.  The last one is hardly visible.  These are when I tried to drop and then had to increase a tiny bit.

 

About a week ago I stopped taking my magnesium and noticed that my anxiety came back.  It was only just there but I noticed that I was just a little on edge.  I've restarted it and have noticed a difference and believe that it is helping.

 

Because I am working 3 days, I make a drop on the day after so I have a few days to settle before going back to work.  I've noticed a big difference in my enthusiasm for things and my ability to comprehend (this varies and some days it's harder than others).  It's not all rosy though.  I'm still having a hard time getting things done around the house.


Let's Talk Withdrawal    Podcasts - James Moore is looking for people to tell their stories

 

Antidepressants:  25 years - 1 unknown, Prozac (caused muscle weakness), Zoloft; Cipramil CTed (very sick for 2.5 wks soon after)

Pristiq:  50mg mid 2012, 100mg beg 2014 (mild Serotonin Toxicity)     Current:  Pristiq 28mg (from 3 March 17)

 

Tapering history & graph

My website - includes my brief history + links to videos & information on the web

 

I've still got a way to go ... but I've already come a long way!!!

 

PLEASE NOTE I am not a medical professional.






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