Posted 18 January 2017 - 06:53 AM
Have ordered those herbal remedies to try and throw off this wretched respiratory tract infection.
Am also considering switching to Citalopram from Escitalopram as Escitalopram is just a more refined version of Citalopram.
Doing a liquid taper is just too difficult because of the accuracy required. I don't think it's possible to achieve the accuracy with a strength of 1ml / 20mg.
I'm not sure if I would need to do a Prozac bridge as they are chemically almost identical.
Hope everything turns out well for you in whatever you decide to do!
Feel better soon.
The Citalopram route has been suggested to me a number of times, but I was too afraid.
If I do the liquid route, I stand to risk messing up doses.
Interesting times ahead.
I do the liquid Lexapro, but ours is 1:1, yours is different.
I hope you can get the liquid, it's so much easier to get an accurate dosage.
PREVIOUS medications and discontinuations: Zoloft, 1997-1999; switch to Paxil, 1999-2002 ___
2009 - 2015: Gabapentin, 900mg, 2010-2015: tapered of 9 weeks, last dose Sept. 2015, no symptoms ___ Lamictal, 300mg, 2009-2015, taper of 6 weeks, last dose Oct 2015,
no symptoms ___ Valium, 40mg, 2008-2015, 8 week taper, last dose Dec 2015, no symptoms ___
2016: Carafate 1mg (anti-ulcer med) 4x a day as needed. Prescribed but not taking it. ___ Prilosec 40mg; 28-Aug
started 25% taper; 1-Oct 20mg a.m. + 15mg p.m. Stopped Nov 26, 2016 w/rebound acid but not too bad.
Supplements: 150 mg Mag chloride, 350mg Krill Oil, Milk Thistle, Probiotic
For nausea as needed: Zantac, 300mg only "as needed". Zofran 4mg for nausea; only take it when nausea is unbearable.
Xanax, 3 mg in 4 split doses, 2008-present
Lexpro: 2002 - March 2016: 20 mg; Mar-Apr 2016: 8 week taper 20 mg - 10 mg; 8-June 9mg; 13-June 10 mg; 11-Sep 7.5 mg; 25-Sep 5 mg; 5-Oct 10mg; started taking Liquid Lexapro in Nov 2016; started taper with liquid 1-Jan-17 9mg; 22-Jan 8.1mg; 22-Feb 7.3 mg,