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bhasski : Damaged all over .. physically , mentally and spiritually

Paxil Venlafaxine Seroquel . Olanzapine Mirtazapine Aripropazole Neuropathy Osteophytes Fatigue Brain fog Anger Depersonalization

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#73 bhasski



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Posted 20 May 2017 - 09:54 PM

I am sorry to hurt you or anybody but I need someone who is aware to talk to. My family is big , daily s1 come and go , my parents ask me the questions what do i think to do now , my interests while nothing I feel but anger. Same goes with friends. Some of whom I helped with academics most of the time, come and say that I am losing the will. Those big knowledgeable words.
I am unable to listen even if I try to. It hurts more.

If I tell them only time can heal ... but how much time ? What is the credibility of people I am talking to ? I m left with no answers.

I just know what doctors did was bad, not to prescribe medicines was not that bad but to ignore what I was saying to them.

08/13 - 01/14
Olanzapine, petril MD (Clonazepam ), Dicorate ER (divalproex). Soza 10 (Zolpidem)

02/14 - 05/14
Flunil ‚Äč20mg , Divaa OD 250 mg(divalproex), Amisulpride 50mg (1-0-2), zolfresh 5 mg , Quetiapine
05/14 - 08/14 Venlafaxine 75 xr ( 1-0-1), zapiz 0.25
10/14 Zaptra 12.5mg , Oxetol xr 150mg (0-0-1)
11/14 - 08/15
Paris CR 25 (paroxetine) , Oxetol xr 600 mg (0-0-1), nitrest 5mg , Quetiapine for a month.
09/15-11 Venlafaxine XR 75 ( 1-0-1), Mirtazipine 15, Respiredal 0.5, Lamitor 25, zillion 10.
12/15-02/16 Off Meds (C.T)

03/16-Mid April Sertraline, Aripropazole, Quetiapine, Etizolam.

After that : CT and on OTC supplements (Roadback), now on Ayurveda

#74 mammaP


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Posted 21 May 2017 - 03:27 PM

We are all aware Bhasski and we all understand how you are feeling. Unfortunately most people do not understand unless they have felt the same way. They can't tolerate people talking about withdrawal because they cannot do anything to help and it distresses them. They want us to see doctors thinking that they should be able to give us some pills to make it better, and don't realise that more drugs can make us much worse. We have to take care of ourselves and support each other here. Getting through each day by finding something that makes us feel happy is very important. The more happy thoughts we can find the faster we will get better. This is a proven scientific fact , the brain reacts to positive stimuli and produces hormones that make us feel better. 


You will get better, we all will, and have to help ourselves to get there. We are all with you. 

**I am not a medical professional, if in doubt please consult a doctor with withdrawal knowledge.


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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.

2002  effexor. 

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    :D 


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.


My story http://survivinganti...king-in/page-33


Lesson learned, slow down taper at lower doses. Taper no more than 10% of CURRENT dose if possible


Following every sunset is a brand new day

#75 Gridley


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Posted 21 May 2017 - 03:40 PM

mammaP, you are a balm each day.  Thank you.

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Lexapro 20 mg. since 2004 for depression.  January 6, 2017, began 2.5% taper per week for four weeks with 2-week hold. Jan. 6 19.5 mg, Jan 13 19 mg, Jan. 20 18.5 mg, Jan. 27 18 mg, Feb. 3 two-week hold, Feb. 18 17.5  mg, Feb. 25 17.1 mg, Mar. 4 16.7 mg, Mar. 11 16.3mg, Mar. 18 two-week hold, April 1 15.9 mg, April 8 15.5 mg, April 15 15.1 mg, April 21 holding at 15.1 mg, May 5 resume taper at 14.7 mg, May 13 14.3 mg, May 20 13.9mg


Lorazepam 1 mg for colitis-related stress 1986.  CT 1992, reinstated a few months later.  CT approx. 2000 with no difficulty.  Since 2011 1mg for insomnia at bedtime. Decreased to .75 mg mid-2015 with no difficulty.  September 28, 2016, increased to 1.5 mg in a split dose of .5 mg, morning, afternoon and bedtime.  April 21 began crossover to locally available brand.  May 5 completed crossover and holding.


Imipramine 75 mg daily since 1986, prescribed for ulcerative colitis pain.  CT 1991, experienced bad flare-up of colitis, reinstated a few months later.  Jan. 27, 2016, began every-3-weeks 10% taper.  At 30 mg began experiencing dizziness; at 25 mg experiencing anxiety as well as insomnia; at 19 mg - more anxiety; at 15 mg - more anxiety; August 30 discovered SA, updosed to 25 mg and holding there.    


Supplements: theanine, omega fish oil, vitamin E, magnesium glycinate, Natural Balance Happy Camper, VSL3DS probiotic, vitamin D3, digestive enzyme, zinc, fo-ti.  Enerphos (phosphoserine) for insomnia. 

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Posted 22 May 2017 - 11:08 AM

I understand what you going through to forget all these everyday things bring on horrific anxiety but I promise these things do get better and only time can heal . When I was in bad withdrawal I had all these symptoms. Some days are very hard but try stay calm .

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