Jump to content

If you find useful information here, your gift would help keep this site going. Our staff is entirely volunteer.

Photo
- - - - -

I am not a believer, but I found this story uplifting. His town is nearby.

finding God giving up drugs

  • Please log in to reply
No replies to this topic

#1 peng

peng

    Silver star

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 159 posts
  • LocationS. Queensferry, West Lothian, Scotland

Posted 12 December 2016 - 02:33 AM

http://www.bbc.co.uk...siness-38220079


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 - Went to see different GP.  Later, blood tests, he prescribed 5mg Folic acid/225mg Effexor for now.

2016 17Jun - Feeling better within a couple of days.  (Due Folic Acid, I am guessing. Unbelievable, I'm cautious, though.)  2016 13Jul  -  212.5mg Effexor. (-5.5%). 2016  6Aug  - 200.0mg Effexor. (-5.9%)

2016 24Aug - 187.5mg Effexor. (-6.3%). 2016 13Sep – 175.0mg Effexor (-6.7% .   Folic acid finished after 80 days.  Feeling best for a couple of years. 2016 22Sep – GP Prescribed 5mg Folic Acid/day tfn.

2016 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.

2016 26Oct - 150mg Effexor (-7.7%). 3mg Omeprazole.  2016 31Oct - 2mg Omeprazole, off 5mg Folic Acid.  2016 7Nov - ZERO Omeprazole.

2017 9Jan - 150mg Effexor.  Stalled at this dose for over 2 months.  Will only resume later in year when mood lifts.

 

Current other meds/Supps/Vits

1200mg EPA /day - 280mg Magnesium Malate - half-one daily multivit "for over 70s" - Honey instead of table sugar in tea and coffee, wef Oct16 and after taking sugar nearly all my life.