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#1 Daisy

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Posted 19 February 2017 - 04:54 AM

I am a member of this forum. What I am asking for help with is not related to withdrawing from an antidepressant. I am hoping that someone can guide me to an online forum that deals with grief.

 

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Started with Prozac mid 1980's then stopped
On Elavil for less than a year late 1980's
On and off Paxil 1990's and 2000's
Switched to Effexor XR from Paxil 2005
Went through my first Paxil W/D 2005. CT by MD for 3 days
Effexor XR 75mg daily, then 75mg every 8 hours
Switched to 150mg Effexor XR d/t insurance issues
CT 150mg Effexor XR 2/15/12 thru 2/21/12
2/22/12 restarted Effexor XR at 75mg, then rapid taper to 0mg in 32 days
W/D symptoms came back at 0 mg
Reinstated Effexor XR 13mg then updosed to 20mg
Tapered to 18mg Effexor XR 4/9/12
Xanax 0.25-0.50mg QD

#2 catnapt

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Posted 19 February 2017 - 08:17 AM

I am so  very sorry for your loss. I am not aware of any online forums for grief, although I'm sure there are some.

 

if you have a VNA or a hospice organization in your area, you may try contacting them. Even if your loved one did not use their services, they often either have grief groups or will know of some in your area.

 

again, my condolences on the loss of your mother.


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#3 scallywag

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Posted 19 February 2017 - 10:58 AM

There are many online support forums for grief, some even specific to the type of illness or event that took the person we loved. 

 

Have you tried a web-search, Google, Bing, etc.?


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#4 Daisy

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Posted 26 February 2017 - 08:01 PM

Yes I found one by Googling online grief groups. It is helping

 

I am so  very sorry for your loss. I am not aware of any online forums for grief, although I'm sure there are some.

 

if you have a VNA or a hospice organization in your area, you may try contacting them. Even if your loved one did not use their services, they often either have grief groups or will know of some in your area.

 

again, my condolences on the loss of your mother.

Thank you for your condolences. It is really hard for me now. My emotions are very intense 

 

Daisy


Started with Prozac mid 1980's then stopped
On Elavil for less than a year late 1980's
On and off Paxil 1990's and 2000's
Switched to Effexor XR from Paxil 2005
Went through my first Paxil W/D 2005. CT by MD for 3 days
Effexor XR 75mg daily, then 75mg every 8 hours
Switched to 150mg Effexor XR d/t insurance issues
CT 150mg Effexor XR 2/15/12 thru 2/21/12
2/22/12 restarted Effexor XR at 75mg, then rapid taper to 0mg in 32 days
W/D symptoms came back at 0 mg
Reinstated Effexor XR 13mg then updosed to 20mg
Tapered to 18mg Effexor XR 4/9/12
Xanax 0.25-0.50mg QD

#5 Daisy

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Posted 26 February 2017 - 08:03 PM

There are many online support forums for grief, some even specific to the type of illness or event that took the person we loved. 

 

Have you tried a web-search, Google, Bing, etc.?

I was able to find one on line. It is helping me to be able to talk about my loss and the grief.

 

Daisy


Started with Prozac mid 1980's then stopped
On Elavil for less than a year late 1980's
On and off Paxil 1990's and 2000's
Switched to Effexor XR from Paxil 2005
Went through my first Paxil W/D 2005. CT by MD for 3 days
Effexor XR 75mg daily, then 75mg every 8 hours
Switched to 150mg Effexor XR d/t insurance issues
CT 150mg Effexor XR 2/15/12 thru 2/21/12
2/22/12 restarted Effexor XR at 75mg, then rapid taper to 0mg in 32 days
W/D symptoms came back at 0 mg
Reinstated Effexor XR 13mg then updosed to 20mg
Tapered to 18mg Effexor XR 4/9/12
Xanax 0.25-0.50mg QD