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#1 Bluesjunky76

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Posted 25 December 2016 - 07:35 PM

Happy Holidays! My name's Mike and I'm 40 and I've been taking SSRI's for OCD/anxiety/depression most of my adult life, save for between 2003 to 2009.

 

Since 2009, after years of doing quite well, I crashed and ended up back on fluvoxamine. The drug seemed to help more in the beginning, but as time went on I've increasingly lamented my loss of libido and what I feel are very dampened emotions. Even on 25mg., my current dose, I'm still missing my full range of emotions and feelings. I've been tapering for about  9 months now: Under the care of a psychiatric nurse, I've slowly reduced my dose from 100mg. to my current dose. I went from 100 to 87.5, 87.5 to 75, 75 to 62.5, 62.5 to 50, 50 to 37.5, 37.5 to about 31, 31 to 25. Each time I reduced I would stay on the new dose for at least 2-4 weeks. I've been on 25 mg. for about 4 months now. After what was a very depressing and upsetting election cycle for me, I decided to put the brakes on the taper, but I plan to resume again after the holidays and new year. My next appt. is in mid Jan. 

 

So, all in all, the taper's gone pretty smoothly. After each reduction I would usually experience a little dizziness, sometimes digestive issues, lack of focus, etc. etc., but nothing truly debilitating. My psych. nurse made it sound like my dose is so low that I could just about get off, but I've heard all the horror stories and I want to take it really slowly. The question is how slow? Since the taper's gone relatively smoothly, can I continue reducing from 25 to 18.75, 18.75 to 12.5 etc. etc? Or should I slow it down even more to keep it within the standard 10 to 25% reduction rate, since the dose is lower now? I know these are issues I need to discuss with the nurse, but I always feel so rushed during the session, only having 15 minutes and all to discuss the state of my brain! Seems like it should be a little bit longer :(

 

Anyway, sorry If I'm rambling, but I came here because I'm long overdue to meet some new brothers and sisters who understand how frustrating and upsetting it can be being on medication. I feel like I'm walking a tight rope here: there's a part of me that wants to be off the medication YESTERDAY and then there's the more rational side of myself that's trying to divvy up the patience to take it slowly and thereby improve my chances of successfully getting off this stuff. 

 

So, that's my little intro. Hope everybody is enjoying the holidays and is good spirits and health. I look forward to hearing any thoughts you may have on my situation or from anybody else who is on fluvoxamine or just anybody who wants to chat. Be well and take care! 

 

Mike 

 

BTW, I should also mention I take Klonopin .25mg., as needed, but very sparingly. Sometimes I take a couple doses a week and other times I'll go weeks without taking it. I treat benzos as a last resort when meditation, breathing, jogging, writing, etc. don't work. Thought I should mention all the psych. drugs I currently take. Take care!


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Current meds: 16.83mg. fluvoxamine daily, .25mg. klonopin as needed (about 2mg to 3mg. a month, used very sparingly). 80mg. Depotestosterone injection (divided into 2 weekly injections). Supplements: MegaFood multivitamin, 450 mg. ReMag magnesium solution, in divided doses (A MUST for reducing anxiety for me), 50 billion daily probiotic, and Tart Cherry Concentrate, Sports Research. 

Current taper: 4/12/16--Dropped from 100mg. fluvoxamine to 87.5mg.; 4/19--87.5mg. to 75mg.; 5/10--75mg. to 62.5mg.; 5/28--62.5mg. to 50mg.; 7/13--50mg. to 37.5mg.; 8/3--37.5mg. to 31mg.; 8/18--31mg. to 25mg.;  1/22--25mg. to 22mg; 2/17--22mg. to  18.75mg.; 4/24--18.70mg. to 16.83mg.

 In retrospect I went much too fast but I've hung in there pretty well. Occasionally experienced dizziness and digestive issues and low mood, but nothing truly debilitating. Will continue taper after start of new year. 

Previous meds: in the nineties I took Prozac first, had a hypomanic reaction and ended up going off cold turkey and it was deeply unpleasant. Later, I got put on Paxil briefly in the late nineties but the side effects were also awful so I got switched to fluvoxamine, which I initially tolerated pretty well. Took fluvoxamine from late nineties to 2003 on doses ranging from 25mg. to 300mg. Eventually tapered all the way down to zero and successfully got off ssri after I was diagnosed with hypogonadism and began treatment for low testosterone, which greatly improved my anxiety and depressive symptoms to the point where I was able stop fluvoxamine. Was psych. medicine free until 2009 when I got put back on fluvoxamine after switching to testosterone injections and being given way too high of a dose of T which later led to a recurrence of anxiety and depressive symptoms (Did not realize I was being improperly medicated with testosterone until I later went to a specialist and now I'm on the proper dose and my hormones are balanced again). By the end of 2015 I had become very frustrated with the sexual side effects and blunted emotions caused by fluvoxamine and I decided to get off again. And that's where I'm at now. More updates coming soon! Best of luck to everybody :)


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Posted 25 December 2016 - 07:52 PM

Welcome to sa Mike

You have done well compared to most who find this site to still be stable having tapered a tad faster than is recommended here.

I think you have been wise  to take a long hold for a few months at 25mg

 

It would be very wise to follow the sa taper of 10% per month from here in. You might like to read this

Tips for tapering off Luvox (fluvoxamine)

 

Your psych nurse is misinformed if she thinks 25mg is a low dose and you should jump off.

Many here are walking this down to below 1mg.

To taper slowly also allows you to travel with minimal wdl symptoms and therefore allow you to do it without the dangers of adding a benzo.

 

Glad you found sa there is heaps of informative stuff here which is well worth reading.

Oh yeah when people join they are asked to complete a drug signature.

 

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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), April 2016 return to sport for the first time since drug free, Sept 16 return to work on casual basis.  28 Sept 16 (6yrs drug free), still cant sleep with any regularity, pssd continues no sign of improvement, still feel Rip van Winkle-ish, brain fog still improving, psoriasis concerns.

 

"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

 

"Within the first week of when you go on an antidepressant you may have a sexual dysfunction, it can go on forever, often only appearing when you go off the drug ...its extraordinarily common" Healy 2015

 

See  my intro post #451 for the xanax back story and for a CV -GSKs.  Come on guys get taperwise see a TaperMe Schedule

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

 

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Posted 25 December 2016 - 08:34 PM

Hi Mike and welcome from me too,

 

It's good to hear that you have been tapering and holding, but as NZ has already said, SA recommends tapering by no more than 10% of the previous dose followed by at least a 3-4 weeks hold to allow your brain to adapt to not getting as much of the drug.  Many members find that as their dose gets lower then need to slow down.  There is a link below which you may find interesting and helpful.  And there's a topic discussing when to end taper.

 

We ask all members to Please put your Withdrawal History in Signature.  Please include details for the last 12-18 months of  all drugs, dates, doses and discontinuations & reinstatements.  If you can't remember dates, please write it as "early March" or "mid-August".  Please provide a summary of any drugs prior to that which can just be listed with start and stop years. Please include all prescription, non-prescription drugs and supplements you are currently taking.  Please update as you make changes so it remains current and can be seen at a glance whenever you post.  Thank you.

 

Why taper by 10% of my dosage?

 

Why taper paper: dose-occupancy curves

 

When to end the taper and jump to zero?

 

These helped me to understand SA recommendations:

 

Brain Remodelling


Video:  Healing From Antidepressants - Patterns of Recovery

 

You might find these topic helpful for talking to medical professionals:

 

What should I expect from my doctor about withdrawal symptoms?


How do you talk to a doctor about tapering and withdrawal?

 

There is a lot of useful information on this site.  To search the site I use google and type in survivingantidepressants.org + topic.

 

You can ask questions here in your Intro/Update topic and journal your progress.  Click "Follow" top right and you will be notified when someone responds.


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

 

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#4 Bluesjunky76

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Posted 26 December 2016 - 04:37 PM

Hi Mike and welcome from me too,

 

It's good to hear that you have been tapering and holding, but as NZ has already said, SA recommends tapering by no more than 10% of the previous dose followed by at least a 3-4 weeks hold to allow your brain to adapt to not getting as much of the drug.  Many members find that as their dose gets lower then need to slow down.  There is a link below which you may find interesting and helpful.  And there's a topic discussing when to end taper.

 

We ask all members to Please put your Withdrawal History in Signature.  Please include details for the last 12-18 months of  all drugs, dates, doses and discontinuations & reinstatements.  If you can't remember dates, please write it as "early March" or "mid-August".  Please provide a summary of any drugs prior to that which can just be listed with start and stop years. Please include all prescription, non-prescription drugs and supplements you are currently taking.  Please update as you make changes so it remains current and can be seen at a glance whenever you post.  Thank you.

 

Why taper by 10% of my dosage?

 

Why taper paper: dose-occupancy curves

 

When to end the taper and jump to zero?

 

These helped me to understand SA recommendations:

 

Brain Remodelling


Video:  Healing From Antidepressants - Patterns of Recovery

 

You might find these topic helpful for talking to medical professionals:

 

What should I expect from my doctor about withdrawal symptoms?


How do you talk to a doctor about tapering and withdrawal?

 

There is a lot of useful information on this site.  To search the site I use google and type in survivingantidepressants.org + topic.

 

You can ask questions here in your Intro/Update topic and journal your progress.  Click "Follow" top right and you will be notified when someone responds.

 nz11 and ChessieCat: thank-you so much for the welcome and the very useful info contained in your posts. I'll have a lot to check out. BTW, nz11: to be clear, my nurse didn't say I could just stop taking the Luvox at 25mg., but she did imply I was close to being off, as in maybe dropping down to half the dose and getting off from there. Next appt., I intend to discuss my commitment to taking it slowly, at the 10% reduction rate. Man, I sure wish they made the fluvoxamine in doses lower than 25mg :( I can get it fairly accurate with a pill cutter, but not quite all the way. Perhaps I will talk to her about having a compound pharmacy filling my next script, but I heard it can be kind of pricey. Oh well, cross that bridge when I get to it. Be well :) 


Current meds: 16.83mg. fluvoxamine daily, .25mg. klonopin as needed (about 2mg to 3mg. a month, used very sparingly). 80mg. Depotestosterone injection (divided into 2 weekly injections). Supplements: MegaFood multivitamin, 450 mg. ReMag magnesium solution, in divided doses (A MUST for reducing anxiety for me), 50 billion daily probiotic, and Tart Cherry Concentrate, Sports Research. 

Current taper: 4/12/16--Dropped from 100mg. fluvoxamine to 87.5mg.; 4/19--87.5mg. to 75mg.; 5/10--75mg. to 62.5mg.; 5/28--62.5mg. to 50mg.; 7/13--50mg. to 37.5mg.; 8/3--37.5mg. to 31mg.; 8/18--31mg. to 25mg.;  1/22--25mg. to 22mg; 2/17--22mg. to  18.75mg.; 4/24--18.70mg. to 16.83mg.

 In retrospect I went much too fast but I've hung in there pretty well. Occasionally experienced dizziness and digestive issues and low mood, but nothing truly debilitating. Will continue taper after start of new year. 

Previous meds: in the nineties I took Prozac first, had a hypomanic reaction and ended up going off cold turkey and it was deeply unpleasant. Later, I got put on Paxil briefly in the late nineties but the side effects were also awful so I got switched to fluvoxamine, which I initially tolerated pretty well. Took fluvoxamine from late nineties to 2003 on doses ranging from 25mg. to 300mg. Eventually tapered all the way down to zero and successfully got off ssri after I was diagnosed with hypogonadism and began treatment for low testosterone, which greatly improved my anxiety and depressive symptoms to the point where I was able stop fluvoxamine. Was psych. medicine free until 2009 when I got put back on fluvoxamine after switching to testosterone injections and being given way too high of a dose of T which later led to a recurrence of anxiety and depressive symptoms (Did not realize I was being improperly medicated with testosterone until I later went to a specialist and now I'm on the proper dose and my hormones are balanced again). By the end of 2015 I had become very frustrated with the sexual side effects and blunted emotions caused by fluvoxamine and I decided to get off again. And that's where I'm at now. More updates coming soon! Best of luck to everybody :)


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Posted 29 December 2016 - 08:15 AM

Bluesjunky: many of us make our own taper doses using a scale or making a liquid. You can read more about that in these topics:

Using a digital scale to measure doses
Making a liquid from a tablet or capsules
and to dose the liquid, Using an oral syringe and other tapering techniques]


This is not medical advice. Discuss any decisions about your medical care with a knowledgeable medical practitioner.
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Cymbalta (brand name), 60 mg 2012 - 2015; 20 mg to 7 mg in 2016, exact doses and dates in this post;
2017: 6.3 (58 beads) Feb. 1; 5.6 mg (52) Feb. 22; 5.4 mg (50) Mar. 15; 5.1 mg (47) Mar. 25; 4.9 mg (45) Apr. 5; 4.5 mg (42) Apr. 14; 3.5 mg (32) Apr. 26;
Current dose: 2.6 mg (24) 2017-May-17
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#6 Bluesjunky76

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Posted 29 December 2016 - 01:43 PM

Bluesjunky: many of us make our own taper doses using a scale or making a liquid. You can read more about that in these topics:

Using a digital scale to measure doses
Making a liquid from a tablet or capsules
and to dose the liquid, Using an oral syringe and other tapering techniques]

Thanks so much! Everybody's been so very helpful--wish I had discovered this place sooner. Happy Holidays :) 


Current meds: 16.83mg. fluvoxamine daily, .25mg. klonopin as needed (about 2mg to 3mg. a month, used very sparingly). 80mg. Depotestosterone injection (divided into 2 weekly injections). Supplements: MegaFood multivitamin, 450 mg. ReMag magnesium solution, in divided doses (A MUST for reducing anxiety for me), 50 billion daily probiotic, and Tart Cherry Concentrate, Sports Research. 

Current taper: 4/12/16--Dropped from 100mg. fluvoxamine to 87.5mg.; 4/19--87.5mg. to 75mg.; 5/10--75mg. to 62.5mg.; 5/28--62.5mg. to 50mg.; 7/13--50mg. to 37.5mg.; 8/3--37.5mg. to 31mg.; 8/18--31mg. to 25mg.;  1/22--25mg. to 22mg; 2/17--22mg. to  18.75mg.; 4/24--18.70mg. to 16.83mg.

 In retrospect I went much too fast but I've hung in there pretty well. Occasionally experienced dizziness and digestive issues and low mood, but nothing truly debilitating. Will continue taper after start of new year. 

Previous meds: in the nineties I took Prozac first, had a hypomanic reaction and ended up going off cold turkey and it was deeply unpleasant. Later, I got put on Paxil briefly in the late nineties but the side effects were also awful so I got switched to fluvoxamine, which I initially tolerated pretty well. Took fluvoxamine from late nineties to 2003 on doses ranging from 25mg. to 300mg. Eventually tapered all the way down to zero and successfully got off ssri after I was diagnosed with hypogonadism and began treatment for low testosterone, which greatly improved my anxiety and depressive symptoms to the point where I was able stop fluvoxamine. Was psych. medicine free until 2009 when I got put back on fluvoxamine after switching to testosterone injections and being given way too high of a dose of T which later led to a recurrence of anxiety and depressive symptoms (Did not realize I was being improperly medicated with testosterone until I later went to a specialist and now I'm on the proper dose and my hormones are balanced again). By the end of 2015 I had become very frustrated with the sexual side effects and blunted emotions caused by fluvoxamine and I decided to get off again. And that's where I'm at now. More updates coming soon! Best of luck to everybody :)


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Posted 05 January 2017 - 09:08 AM

Hi, over the last eight or so months, as I've tapered down from 100mg. of fluvoxamine to 25mg., I've been reminded that withdrawal symptoms often take a while to manifest, which led me to taper too quickly. It wasn't until about 2 months on 25mg. that I noticed increased brain fogginess and apathy and sometimes agitation and dizziness; only to occasionally be replaced by a more clear headed, focused point of view. I've been bouncing back and forth quite a lot, but more and more I'm experiencing less and less of a tendency for a low mood. My next appt. is in about two weeks and my nurse and I had tentatively agreed I would reattempt the taper at that time. Do you think 5 months on 25mg. is enough? I've decided I'll do the 10% reduction from here on out to limit any more issues, but I worry the initial rush to taper could still catch up to me. All of my symptoms have been manageable so far and I imagine people still taper even when they have minor symptoms. I mean, if I wait until I'm top of the world to continue the taper it may take the rest of my life to get off this stuff!

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Current meds: 16.83mg. fluvoxamine daily, .25mg. klonopin as needed (about 2mg to 3mg. a month, used very sparingly). 80mg. Depotestosterone injection (divided into 2 weekly injections). Supplements: MegaFood multivitamin, 450 mg. ReMag magnesium solution, in divided doses (A MUST for reducing anxiety for me), 50 billion daily probiotic, and Tart Cherry Concentrate, Sports Research. 

Current taper: 4/12/16--Dropped from 100mg. fluvoxamine to 87.5mg.; 4/19--87.5mg. to 75mg.; 5/10--75mg. to 62.5mg.; 5/28--62.5mg. to 50mg.; 7/13--50mg. to 37.5mg.; 8/3--37.5mg. to 31mg.; 8/18--31mg. to 25mg.;  1/22--25mg. to 22mg; 2/17--22mg. to  18.75mg.; 4/24--18.70mg. to 16.83mg.

 In retrospect I went much too fast but I've hung in there pretty well. Occasionally experienced dizziness and digestive issues and low mood, but nothing truly debilitating. Will continue taper after start of new year. 

Previous meds: in the nineties I took Prozac first, had a hypomanic reaction and ended up going off cold turkey and it was deeply unpleasant. Later, I got put on Paxil briefly in the late nineties but the side effects were also awful so I got switched to fluvoxamine, which I initially tolerated pretty well. Took fluvoxamine from late nineties to 2003 on doses ranging from 25mg. to 300mg. Eventually tapered all the way down to zero and successfully got off ssri after I was diagnosed with hypogonadism and began treatment for low testosterone, which greatly improved my anxiety and depressive symptoms to the point where I was able stop fluvoxamine. Was psych. medicine free until 2009 when I got put back on fluvoxamine after switching to testosterone injections and being given way too high of a dose of T which later led to a recurrence of anxiety and depressive symptoms (Did not realize I was being improperly medicated with testosterone until I later went to a specialist and now I'm on the proper dose and my hormones are balanced again). By the end of 2015 I had become very frustrated with the sexual side effects and blunted emotions caused by fluvoxamine and I decided to get off again. And that's where I'm at now. More updates coming soon! Best of luck to everybody :)


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Posted 05 January 2017 - 10:12 AM

It's best to use your symptoms, not the calendar, as the guide. We suggest delaying a decrease until your symptoms have been stable for AT LEAST 2 weeks (longer is better).

If you've had no symptoms or symptoms that don't change wildly within a day or from day-to-day, starting a 10% taper in 2 weeks should be workable.

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, exact doses and dates in this post;
2017: 6.3 (58 beads) Feb. 1; 5.6 mg (52) Feb. 22; 5.4 mg (50) Mar. 15; 5.1 mg (47) Mar. 25; 4.9 mg (45) Apr. 5; 4.5 mg (42) Apr. 14; 3.5 mg (32) Apr. 26;
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Posted 05 January 2017 - 11:09 AM

It's best to use your symptoms, not the calendar, as the guide. We suggest delaying a decrease until your symptoms have been stable for AT LEAST 2 weeks (longer is better).

If you've had no symptoms or symptoms that don't change wildly within a day or from day-to-day, starting a 10% taper in 2 weeks should be workable.

The symptoms have been pretty stable. My gut is telling me it's okay, but after reading through some of the other members' stories I've become a lot more cautious (A good thing, I'd say). Thanks for the input! Cool bulldog, btw. 


Current meds: 16.83mg. fluvoxamine daily, .25mg. klonopin as needed (about 2mg to 3mg. a month, used very sparingly). 80mg. Depotestosterone injection (divided into 2 weekly injections). Supplements: MegaFood multivitamin, 450 mg. ReMag magnesium solution, in divided doses (A MUST for reducing anxiety for me), 50 billion daily probiotic, and Tart Cherry Concentrate, Sports Research. 

Current taper: 4/12/16--Dropped from 100mg. fluvoxamine to 87.5mg.; 4/19--87.5mg. to 75mg.; 5/10--75mg. to 62.5mg.; 5/28--62.5mg. to 50mg.; 7/13--50mg. to 37.5mg.; 8/3--37.5mg. to 31mg.; 8/18--31mg. to 25mg.;  1/22--25mg. to 22mg; 2/17--22mg. to  18.75mg.; 4/24--18.70mg. to 16.83mg.

 In retrospect I went much too fast but I've hung in there pretty well. Occasionally experienced dizziness and digestive issues and low mood, but nothing truly debilitating. Will continue taper after start of new year. 

Previous meds: in the nineties I took Prozac first, had a hypomanic reaction and ended up going off cold turkey and it was deeply unpleasant. Later, I got put on Paxil briefly in the late nineties but the side effects were also awful so I got switched to fluvoxamine, which I initially tolerated pretty well. Took fluvoxamine from late nineties to 2003 on doses ranging from 25mg. to 300mg. Eventually tapered all the way down to zero and successfully got off ssri after I was diagnosed with hypogonadism and began treatment for low testosterone, which greatly improved my anxiety and depressive symptoms to the point where I was able stop fluvoxamine. Was psych. medicine free until 2009 when I got put back on fluvoxamine after switching to testosterone injections and being given way too high of a dose of T which later led to a recurrence of anxiety and depressive symptoms (Did not realize I was being improperly medicated with testosterone until I later went to a specialist and now I'm on the proper dose and my hormones are balanced again). By the end of 2015 I had become very frustrated with the sexual side effects and blunted emotions caused by fluvoxamine and I decided to get off again. And that's where I'm at now. More updates coming soon! Best of luck to everybody :)






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