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Bellisimo My whole story, from hell to heaven! There IS hope. (warning: Long)


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#37 Bellisimo

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Posted 16 February 2016 - 07:05 PM

Thanks everyone! Tonight is a night were I just lay in my bed and  feel so good. My body is so calm , my breathing is so calm, Im listen to reaxed music and I feel so calm and im thinking back of the past two and a half years and i feel so proud over myself.. And this feeling "when you can lay in your bed relaxed and enjoy" is so wonderful. In my first year in w/d I coudlnt really lay still in bed, many times as soon as I was about to relax my body wanted to run away. I wanted to sleep but my body wanted to jump out of bed.. and wake me up as soon as I fell asleep. I remember two years ago, i was thinking to myself,

" How could I take it for granted? to lay in a bed relaxed, being able to sleep.. " And I was scared that this feeling would never come back.. 

And tonight im laying here feeling blessed and so thankful that "this feeling" did come back and iam so enjoying every single second of it.

 

- Feeling good :wub:  -_- 


2007 - 2013: was on citalopram (tried to quit a few times, never worked, always went back on. max dose 40mg)

2012-2013: was tapering my citalopram all down to 2,5 mg then quit.
2013/aug: Took  my last pill 

W/D hit me bad after a few weeks off my medicine.

2014/August: 12 months off (much improved)

2015/April: 20months off. ( much improved, still some symtoms comes in waves, but not so intense.)

2015/june: 22months off. FELT different than before, all shakings suddenly stopped, feel much better. a fantastic feeling!

2016/Feb : 2 years and 6 months off, END of my suffering. I feel perfectly fine and back to normal. 

 

 

 


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Posted 17 February 2016 - 11:16 AM

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Jan2014-July2015 Escitalon (escitalopram) 10mg

10/10/2015- 4 months in withdrawal, coping very hard, praying for a window


#39 joannatm

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Posted 17 February 2016 - 02:30 PM

My goodness what an inspiration story. I'm so very happy for u. What frightens me is the distance I feel from family friends. Like I'm not here and I feel anxious fed up. I do get windows now but waves are regular. 10 months and feels like forever. I also look back at time years I've lost with my boys and feel sad. Try not to think and then just over think. I do hope I come out of it like u have. You very strong lady reading your story. Thank u so much for sharing. Xx
May 2003 prozac for six months after having first child. Came off taper slow. No withdrawals.
December 2009 10mg citalopram after second child.
January 2010 up to 20mg kinda helped. Not much.
July 2010 taper off within a month.
Side affects of tiredness tears. Doctor said I depressed still.
Oct 2010 Went back doctor they put me on sertraline 20mg and went to cbt therapy. Doctor kept upping it as wasn't feeling better to 200mg.
December 2014 felt better started to reduce by 4 tablets to 3 then to 2 then 1 and half. Four five weeks gap between. Stopped at 25mg in April 2015.7 months no meds.

#40 AmyK

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Posted 17 February 2016 - 02:43 PM

Thank you for sharing your story! All lycka till dig!

Tapering Zoloft since 2011. Current dose: 0,0003 mg (!)

 

0,00065 mg 18 May 0.001 mg 14 May 0,002 mg 9 May 0,003 mg 28 April 0,006 mg 19 April 0,009 mg 8 April 0,013 mg 25 March 0,019 mg 22 March 0,039 mg 18 March? 0,052 mg 16 March 0,079 mg 4 March 0,086 1 March 0,099 mg 22 February 0,11 mg 15 February 0,13 mg 6 February 0,145 mg 24 January 0,15 mg 19 January 0,19 mg 10 January 0,20 mg 3 January

 

2016: 0,98 to 0,22 mg

2015: 2,35 to 1,01 mg

2014: 4,9 to 2,5 mg

2013: 9,1 to 5,1 mg

2012: 15,7 to 9,7 mg

2011: Started on 25 mg - then 50 mg- dropped to 25- to 12.5 mg - back to 25 mg - after 18.75 mg started tiny tapering to 16.6 mg

 

Started on 25 mg Zoloft in March 2011 due to stressrelated tinnitus that gave me panicattacks, then after two weeks up to 50 mg, which dose I was only on for five weeks. Had a terrible reaction to Zoloft from start, but was told to "hold on". After four months on 25 mg/12 mg/18,75 mg I was stuck. Therefore the long taper. Crazy, I know... Super sensitive to drops and have dropped by 4-6 % from the prevoius dose all the way from 17,5 mg.


#41 Bellisimo

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Posted 17 February 2016 - 03:03 PM

Thank you for sharing your story! All lycka till dig!

Tack :)   :unsure:


2007 - 2013: was on citalopram (tried to quit a few times, never worked, always went back on. max dose 40mg)

2012-2013: was tapering my citalopram all down to 2,5 mg then quit.
2013/aug: Took  my last pill 

W/D hit me bad after a few weeks off my medicine.

2014/August: 12 months off (much improved)

2015/April: 20months off. ( much improved, still some symtoms comes in waves, but not so intense.)

2015/june: 22months off. FELT different than before, all shakings suddenly stopped, feel much better. a fantastic feeling!

2016/Feb : 2 years and 6 months off, END of my suffering. I feel perfectly fine and back to normal. 

 

 

 


#42 Bellisimo

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Posted 17 February 2016 - 03:06 PM

My goodness what an inspiration story. I'm so very happy for u. What frightens me is the distance I feel from family friends. Like I'm not here and I feel anxious fed up. I do get windows now but waves are regular. 10 months and feels like forever. I also look back at time years I've lost with my boys and feel sad. Try not to think and then just over think. I do hope I come out of it like u have. You very strong lady reading your story. Thank u so much for sharing. Xx

I understand that feeling. I isolate myself alot before when I were in bad shape. I couldnt meet any friends or family and i was bascially just staying indoors.. it was an awful time. I really hope you will feel better soon. 
Btw and after  I got better and better and healed more and more I could start hangout with friends/family again.

I wish you all luck 


2007 - 2013: was on citalopram (tried to quit a few times, never worked, always went back on. max dose 40mg)

2012-2013: was tapering my citalopram all down to 2,5 mg then quit.
2013/aug: Took  my last pill 

W/D hit me bad after a few weeks off my medicine.

2014/August: 12 months off (much improved)

2015/April: 20months off. ( much improved, still some symtoms comes in waves, but not so intense.)

2015/june: 22months off. FELT different than before, all shakings suddenly stopped, feel much better. a fantastic feeling!

2016/Feb : 2 years and 6 months off, END of my suffering. I feel perfectly fine and back to normal. 

 

 

 


#43 Hisame

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Posted 18 February 2016 - 09:48 AM

Hi !
Thanks for telling your story. It gives me hope !
Grégory.

- 10 years on Paxil 20 mg for anxiety

- 2 months withdrawal -> depression, sensations of burning in my legs

- reinstated 20 mg for 2 years -> back to normal

- new withdrawal in 1,5 years, from 20mg to 2,5 mg -> anxiety, back pain and trouble focusing.

- at the end of withdrawal -> panic attacks, psychiatric hospital for 1 week.

- try to reinstated 20 mg -> tinnitus and dizziness with only one tablet

- free from paxil since october 2015.


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Posted 19 February 2016 - 10:29 AM

Can I just ask. Did the buzzing in your head disappear too?
I head to reread your story again. It's just amazing that you feel recovered by now after this horrible situation. You are so worth feeling good, continuing with your life.
--- A buzzing head has followed me thru the whole taper, that's why I ask. It's so annoying.
Take care!

Tapering Zoloft since 2011. Current dose: 0,0003 mg (!)

 

0,00065 mg 18 May 0.001 mg 14 May 0,002 mg 9 May 0,003 mg 28 April 0,006 mg 19 April 0,009 mg 8 April 0,013 mg 25 March 0,019 mg 22 March 0,039 mg 18 March? 0,052 mg 16 March 0,079 mg 4 March 0,086 1 March 0,099 mg 22 February 0,11 mg 15 February 0,13 mg 6 February 0,145 mg 24 January 0,15 mg 19 January 0,19 mg 10 January 0,20 mg 3 January

 

2016: 0,98 to 0,22 mg

2015: 2,35 to 1,01 mg

2014: 4,9 to 2,5 mg

2013: 9,1 to 5,1 mg

2012: 15,7 to 9,7 mg

2011: Started on 25 mg - then 50 mg- dropped to 25- to 12.5 mg - back to 25 mg - after 18.75 mg started tiny tapering to 16.6 mg

 

Started on 25 mg Zoloft in March 2011 due to stressrelated tinnitus that gave me panicattacks, then after two weeks up to 50 mg, which dose I was only on for five weeks. Had a terrible reaction to Zoloft from start, but was told to "hold on". After four months on 25 mg/12 mg/18,75 mg I was stuck. Therefore the long taper. Crazy, I know... Super sensitive to drops and have dropped by 4-6 % from the prevoius dose all the way from 17,5 mg.


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Posted 19 February 2016 - 01:19 PM

I started to write letters to every single person that i cared about, telling them that my time has come and i wont be here for so much longer. Then i laid down and i cried and i prepared for death.
that period was something that i didnt even existed. I went thru my life, started to regret stuff that i had done while i was "living a good life" i tried to make up by calling ppl that i loved , saying sorry , and stuff like that.
and then i waited, in my bed .. for death.


Congrats bellismo,

Thats exactly how i feel now about death .

What a strang world that pills can do that big change in my life .

I m looking for one day to also write my success story for quitting all these poisons .

Congrats bellismo . I hope you ll have great.life

Alcohol for 10 years then benzo for 6 months to help with alcohol then psychosis , and took esctiolpram 20 mg and sulipride 200 mg . quit date 17 -12 -2015


#46 Bellisimo

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Posted 19 February 2016 - 02:24 PM

 

I started to write letters to every single person that i cared about, telling them that my time has come and i wont be here for so much longer. Then i laid down and i cried and i prepared for death.
that period was something that i didnt even existed. I went thru my life, started to regret stuff that i had done while i was "living a good life" i tried to make up by calling ppl that i loved , saying sorry , and stuff like that.
and then i waited, in my bed .. for death.


Congrats bellismo,

Thats exactly how i feel now about death .

What a strang world that pills can do that big change in my life .

I m looking for one day to also write my success story for quitting all these poisons .

Congrats bellismo . I hope you ll have great.life

 

I wish you all the best <3 whenever you need to talk or share some thoughts you can just PM me . 
take care


2007 - 2013: was on citalopram (tried to quit a few times, never worked, always went back on. max dose 40mg)

2012-2013: was tapering my citalopram all down to 2,5 mg then quit.
2013/aug: Took  my last pill 

W/D hit me bad after a few weeks off my medicine.

2014/August: 12 months off (much improved)

2015/April: 20months off. ( much improved, still some symtoms comes in waves, but not so intense.)

2015/june: 22months off. FELT different than before, all shakings suddenly stopped, feel much better. a fantastic feeling!

2016/Feb : 2 years and 6 months off, END of my suffering. I feel perfectly fine and back to normal. 

 

 

 


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Posted 25 April 2016 - 03:48 PM

I hope one day I can have your success. It would be so nice to just live. I tried pming you but I think maybe you haven't been on here. It's so crazy reading people's success stories because when you are in wd you can't see anything past that and everyday feels like Im just exhisting the best way I can. I hope you are still doing well. Thanks for coming back and updating. People like me (I feel obsessed with all these symptoms) need something encouraging to read.
Panic attacks-Prozac 20mg 4 years
Effexor 75mg approx 9 years
Effexor to Zoloft 25 mg approx almost 2 weeks
Also used very low dose of Valium 1 mg sometimes 2x a day for anxiety for a month during medication changes.
Zoloft to Celexa 10 mg approx a week
Celexa to Prozac 10 mg for approx 5 weeks
Weaned off Prozac 10-5-2.5 mg
As of 1-8-2016 off everything

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Posted 01 May 2016 - 04:10 PM

Like so many others have said, THANK YOU for sharing your story. I think it's amazing that while you would probably like to just forget about the whole thing and move on, you've come back here to share your message of hope with others. Your story sounds a lot like mine (except I started sertraline and a benzo specifically for panic attacks). But I got off about two years ago and then wow, did things go bad! I got back on, but the meds don't work as well (which I have found out is common). This time I'm getting off much more slowly! It's difficult having the patience to go slowly.


1990 (age 20, in college) - First major panic attacks (diagnosis, PD, GAD, Depression). Prescribed 100 mg sertraline, 2.5 mg lorazepam. Tried to reduce meds several times but essentially took these meds for about 25 years.
Summer of 2014 - Quit drinking alcohol and 3.5 month taper off all meds under doc supervision. October 2014 - Return of severe panic attacks, with 8-month "SSRI/Benzo chase" to try and stabilize. June 2015 - Found a drug "reinstatement" (more drugs than I had ever been on) that stopped the panic attacks, but was left with severe anxiety, depression, and numerous side effects: 150 mg sertraline (Z=Zoloft), 15 mg mirtazapine (R=Remeron), 2 mg clonazepam (K=Klonopin)

-- Begin new taper -- 12/11/16: Z=100 mg, R=6 mg, K=1 mg, 11/13/16: Z=100 mg, R=7.5 mg, K=1 mg, Z=100 mg, R=7.5 mg, K=1.5 mg, 9/1/16: Z=112.5 mg, R=7.5 mg, K=1.5 mg, 7/27/16: Z=125 mg, R=7.5 mg, K=1.5 mg, 5/1/16: Z=135 mg, R=7.5 mg, K=1.5 mg, 4/10/16: Z=150 mg, R=7.5 mg, K=1.5 mg, 3/1/16: Z=150 mg, R=7.5 mg, K=2.0 mg

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#49 Bellisimo

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Posted 17 October 2016 - 02:25 PM

an update! 

 

For a while back I had another period of symtoms, sadly. 
Doc have now found in  my bloodtests, I have B12 deficiency, lack of D vitamin and lack of potassium.. This may be the cause of the symtoms and the b12 defienncy is prolly because of the huuuuge stress ive been thru since i stopped my ssri.


2007 - 2013: was on citalopram (tried to quit a few times, never worked, always went back on. max dose 40mg)

2012-2013: was tapering my citalopram all down to 2,5 mg then quit.
2013/aug: Took  my last pill 

W/D hit me bad after a few weeks off my medicine.

2014/August: 12 months off (much improved)

2015/April: 20months off. ( much improved, still some symtoms comes in waves, but not so intense.)

2015/june: 22months off. FELT different than before, all shakings suddenly stopped, feel much better. a fantastic feeling!

2016/Feb : 2 years and 6 months off, END of my suffering. I feel perfectly fine and back to normal. 

 

 

 


#50 LexAnger

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Posted 17 October 2016 - 07:10 PM

Hi Bellisimo,

I'm very sorry about the new hiccup!
I would think it's still not totally unexpected after such a huge shock. I must be one of the final fine tunes that your body needs to make. I believe it's short lived and self limiting. Please keep calm and just wait for it to pass quietly.

Wish you peace,
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Posted 17 October 2016 - 07:35 PM

an update! 

 

For a while back I had another period of symtoms, sadly. 
Doc have now found in  my bloodtests, I have B12 deficiency, lack of D vitamin and lack of potassium.. This may be the cause of the symtoms and the b12 defienncy is prolly because of the huuuuge stress ive been thru since i stopped my ssri.

sorry for that... what symptoms did you had? were they similar to the ones from withdrawal? do you think it's a wave, or just the vitamines deficiency thing?


(i'm brazlian so please, ignore spelling mistakes) 2015 the beggining of the year started with effexor xr 37,5

went up to 300mgs

in october of 2015 quitted COLD TURKEY/took olanzapine 5mgs for 2 weeks around november/ reinstated effexor in january of 2016

in march of 2016 was at 300mg again

in may tappered effexor xr and added trazodone 150mgs, seroquel 50mgs and abilify 10 mgs/in july cold turkey from abilify (no big deal)

in september tried reducing trazadone to 50mg

after 2 weeks went back to 150mgs of trazadone and 50 mgs of seroquel and added 2 mgs of klonopin to use WHEN NEEDEED

currently taking 150mgs of trazadone and 50 mgs of seroquel at night

 


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Posted 19 October 2016 - 12:11 PM

I would say this is vitamin deficieny. D and B play huge roles and I'm sure they can mimic WD symptoms. Or like Lex said, this could be the final tunes.

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Posted 13 November 2016 - 10:46 AM

I'm 19 mo that and still having loads waves windows. How you feeling g now Bellagio? I know you had setback hope you back on track. How long been off xx
May 2003 prozac for six months after having first child. Came off taper slow. No withdrawals.
December 2009 10mg citalopram after second child.
January 2010 up to 20mg kinda helped. Not much.
July 2010 taper off within a month.
Side affects of tiredness tears. Doctor said I depressed still.
Oct 2010 Went back doctor they put me on sertraline 20mg and went to cbt therapy. Doctor kept upping it as wasn't feeling better to 200mg.
December 2014 felt better started to reduce by 4 tablets to 3 then to 2 then 1 and half. Four five weeks gap between. Stopped at 25mg in April 2015.7 months no meds.

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Posted 14 November 2016 - 02:29 PM

I'm so happy for you Bellisimo you are my inspiration. I am suffering greatly like you did with daily bouts of confusion and blackouts and I'm not even off the meds yet. Where you are now is where I want to be.
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Posted 22 November 2016 - 03:56 PM

How are you getting on dear xxx hope better. I'm having a two week wave but before that had really good days. Struggling now. Called doctor and she arranging blood tests and 24 hour urine test hormones. Fingers crossed get answers x
May 2003 prozac for six months after having first child. Came off taper slow. No withdrawals.
December 2009 10mg citalopram after second child.
January 2010 up to 20mg kinda helped. Not much.
July 2010 taper off within a month.
Side affects of tiredness tears. Doctor said I depressed still.
Oct 2010 Went back doctor they put me on sertraline 20mg and went to cbt therapy. Doctor kept upping it as wasn't feeling better to 200mg.
December 2014 felt better started to reduce by 4 tablets to 3 then to 2 then 1 and half. Four five weeks gap between. Stopped at 25mg in April 2015.7 months no meds.

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Posted 01 December 2016 - 12:13 AM

How you feeling? Hope back to norm? I'm 20 months still getting waves windows. They testing hormones now x
May 2003 prozac for six months after having first child. Came off taper slow. No withdrawals.
December 2009 10mg citalopram after second child.
January 2010 up to 20mg kinda helped. Not much.
July 2010 taper off within a month.
Side affects of tiredness tears. Doctor said I depressed still.
Oct 2010 Went back doctor they put me on sertraline 20mg and went to cbt therapy. Doctor kept upping it as wasn't feeling better to 200mg.
December 2014 felt better started to reduce by 4 tablets to 3 then to 2 then 1 and half. Four five weeks gap between. Stopped at 25mg in April 2015.7 months no meds.

#57 geoff22000

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Posted 02 December 2016 - 07:25 AM

Really fantastic to hear a success story!! I want to be AD free in one years time. I have had enough of medication. It hasn't helped at all over the years. I want to become myself again, at any cost. I wish I could have done this years ago as I am now 46. I know how hard it will be as tried and failed many times to come off them. But reading this gives me HOPE. Many thanks Bellisimo


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Cymbalta 60mg for last 5 years.

Over 20 years of medication without breaks.


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Posted 03 December 2016 - 06:01 AM

Thanks everyone! Tonight is a night were I just lay in my bed and  feel so good. My body is so calm , my breathing is so calm, Im listen to reaxed music and I feel so calm and im thinking back of the past two and a half years and i feel so proud over myself.. And this feeling "when you can lay in your bed relaxed and enjoy" is so wonderful. In my first year in w/d I coudlnt really lay still in bed, many times as soon as I was about to relax my body wanted to run away. I wanted to sleep but my body wanted to jump out of bed.. and wake me up as soon as I fell asleep. I remember two years ago, i was thinking to myself,

" How could I take it for granted? to lay in a bed relaxed, being able to sleep.. " And I was scared that this feeling would never come back.. 

And tonight im laying here feeling blessed and so thankful that "this feeling" did come back and iam so enjoying every single second of it.

 

- Feeling good :wub:  -_- 

 

 

so very happy for you!!

this is what I am hoping for, I've been unable to sleep for 18 mos now and I am glad to see that sleep will finally return, and be as good as I remember and imagine it will be. Ah yes, how did I ever take that for granted, as well?

 

Good for you!!! thank you so much for sharing this, it gives me much hope and will help me get thru the next "how ever many" months before this happens for me.

:)
 

regarding your low potassium, do you take magnesium? taking too much magnesium may lower your potassium, I think.


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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 12,2017 added low dose zyprexa for SI, took infrequently as rescue med, last dose Feb.15

Jan 26,2017 lexapro 0.27mg Feb 25 lexapro updose back to 0.3mg due to unrelenting severe insomnia

March 1,2017 insomnia worse, back down to 0.29 to 0.27, to 0.25- improving!! March 17 0.24 April 7 0.21 May7 0.20

March 7, 2017 added low dose lamictal, adjusting dose based on response (currently ~12.5mgs)

Supplements: Magnesium taurate 250mg, chromium, pro-biotic, biotin, glycine 


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Posted 11 December 2016 - 04:46 AM

Gives me hope too, thank you Bellissimo....... :)

 

As it is, these drugs claim so much time from us - its wonderful that you are happier and living and appreciating every moment.  Its like a re-birth.


19 Feb 2014 -Cipralex/Escitalopram 10mg daily June 2015 - Started taper, 5mg every other day July 2015 - 5mg every 2 days August 2015 - 5mg every 3 days September 2015 - 5mg every 4 days Sept 14th - Completed tapering, but at 7 weeks "drug free" I suffered serious WD symptoms as a consequence of "incorrect" tapering. Nov 25 2015 - Re-instated Cipralex @ 2.5mg daily. WD symptoms disappeared over a few days. Have been on this dose ever since and am experiencing "windows" and "waves". Nov 15th 2016 Re-started Therapy Jan 19th 2017 Started CBT. 4 Jan 2017 Homeopathic Treatment starts. 24 Feb 2017 Started weight loss program Mar 2017 Naturopathic Treatment starts - anti-Candida diet starts as suspected Candida Related Complex (CRC). 24 March 2017 DETOX (7 weeks) started for anti-Candida to help "re-set" my gut. April 2017 "Genova Testing 3 day stool sampling" Comprehensive Analysis. 11 May 2017 Stool sample analysis results - NEGATIVE :)  Plan to get tested for SIBO July 2017 Plan to get further health screening (mammogram, liver panel, food allergies etc.,).

Plan to re-start taper (Cipralex/Escitalopram) when feel ready.


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Posted 23 April 2017 - 06:53 AM

How are you feeling now? I'm 2 years and get lots good days and then BANG nwgative crying anxious the next day bette. Now trying primrose oil. X
May 2003 prozac for six months after having first child. Came off taper slow. No withdrawals.
December 2009 10mg citalopram after second child.
January 2010 up to 20mg kinda helped. Not much.
July 2010 taper off within a month.
Side affects of tiredness tears. Doctor said I depressed still.
Oct 2010 Went back doctor they put me on sertraline 20mg and went to cbt therapy. Doctor kept upping it as wasn't feeling better to 200mg.
December 2014 felt better started to reduce by 4 tablets to 3 then to 2 then 1 and half. Four five weeks gap between. Stopped at 25mg in April 2015.7 months no meds.