Non-drug techniques to cope with emotional symptoms
Posted 18 April 2017 - 06:03 PM
Posted 19 April 2017 - 04:34 AM
These are all really great tips, emerging!
Though it is kind of hard to get hugs during the work day... But my wife and daughter load me up with hugs before I leave in the morning.
Still, I do wish there was a magic "anti-cortisol pill."
Dates are tentative (my memory is shot)...
Prozac & Lithium from 1999 to 2003 (I don't remember the dosages). Went off but developed symptoms so put back on after 4 months.
Switched to Effexor (75mg 3/day) and Seroquel (50mg 3/day) some time in 2010 (I think). Did a self-taper during 2016 after losing insurance. Been off since around the beginning of 2017.
Developed Discontinuation Syndrome beginning with uncontrolled/unexplained crying in 02/17.
Moved on to full-blow symptoms from there. Been really bad since late 03/17.
Posted 24 April 2017 - 06:37 AM
The Speakmans are a couple in the UK who are therapists and have amazing results. I have seen them live and watched them on tv. Their therapy is simple and effective for fears, phobias, anxiety and PTSD. My only reservation is that they claim to have helped people to get off the drugs that peple have needed to get through their anxieties. I have no idea how they do this but intend to email them to see how they taper.
Take a look at their youtube channel.
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Many drugs for many years, prescribed diazepam first 1973, took occasionally. 3 or 4 tricyclics for short periods.
1993 had a breakdown leading to 10 years of drug experiments with all classes of psych drugs.
Tapered by counting beads from March 2012 to March 2013, ending with 5 beads.
Withdrawal April 2013 . Reinstated 5 beads reduced to 4 beads May 2013
Restarted taper Nov 2013
OFF EFFEXOR Feb 2015
Also tapered atenolol and omeprazole Dec 2013 - May 2014
Tapering tramadol, Feb 2015 100mg , March 2015 50mg -hold- Feb2016 46mg March 8 2016 45 April 44mg May 11 43mg June 14 42mg
Taking fish oil, magnesium, pro biotic.
Lesson learned, slow down taper at lower doses. Taper no more than 10% of CURRENT dose if possible
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