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#1 Altostrata

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 06:41 PM

Hackers and spammers are constantly probing Web sites and forum site looking for ways to get in and cause a nuisance. This is a problem all over the Web.

My own personal e-mail account was hacked at Yahoo. This happens a lot. You might have gotten spam from friends' e-mail addresses, this means their accounts were hacked.

Because of our hosted server arrangements and my constant vigilance for blacklisted entities, this site is fairly secure.

effexoractivist.org has had a lot of problems with hackers, and had to move behind a wall at Tribes.com to avoid them. benzobuddies.org recently had problems with members' passwords being hacked.

(benzowithdrawal.com has been "parked," meaning its owner has made it inactive as a forum, for unknown reasons, probably not because it was hacked.)

The best way to avoid having your account hacked is to have a complicated password.

To keep your password safe:

-- Make it something only you would know, and not a word in the dictionary.

-- Mix up uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and special characters like this: porVe3yU%87.

-- Make it longer than 8 characters.

This is not medical advice. Discuss any decisions about your medical care with a knowledgeable medical practitioner.

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#2 btdt

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Posted 18 March 2016 - 05:17 PM

Is there a thread on how to change a password?


WARNING THIS WILL BE LONG
Had a car accident in 85
Codeine was the pain med when I was release from hosp continuous use till 89
Given PROZAC by a specialist to help with nerve pain in my leg 89-90 not sure which year
Was not told a thing about it being a psych med thought it was a pain killer no info about psych side effects I went nuts had hallucinations. As I had a head injury and was diagnosed with a concussion in 85 I was sent to a head injury clinic in 1990 five years after the accident. I don't think they knew I had been on prozac I did not think it a big deal and never did finish the bottle of pills. I had tests of course lots of them. Was put into a pain clinic and given amitriptyline which stopped the withdrawal but had many side effects. But I could sleep something I had not done in a very long time the pain lessened. My mother got cancer in 94 they switched my meds to Zoloft to help deal with this pressure as I was her main care giver she died in 96. I stopped zoloft in 96 had withdrawal was put on paxil went nutty quit it ct put on resperidol quit it ct had withdrawal was put on Effexor... 2years later celexa was added 20mg then increased to 40mg huge personality change went wild. Did too fast taper off Celexa 05 as I felt unwell for a long time prior... quit Effexor 150mg ct 07 found ****** 8 months into withdrawal learned some things was banned from there in 08 have kept learning since. there is really not enough room here to put my history but I have a lot of opinions about a lot of things especially any of the drugs mentioned above.
One thing I would like to add here is this tidbit ALL OPIATES INCREASE SEROTONIN it is not a huge jump to being in chronic pain to being put on an ssri/snri and opiates will affect your antidepressants and your thinking.

As I do not update much I will put my quit date Nov. 17 2007 I quit Effexor cold turkey. 

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Posted 18 March 2016 - 08:18 PM

I don't know if there's a thread, but I think you click on the little arrow next to your user name (top right of any page), then click on "My Settings" in the drop-down. Then click on "Email and Password" in the sidebar on the left, and scroll down to where you can change your password.



#4 Altostrata

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Posted 01 October 2016 - 02:10 PM

Recently, we have had a mischievous spammer registering here under various names and sometimes claiming to be me.

 

The site has not been hacked. When we find spammers, we ban them and delete all their posts.

 

Please do not be alarmed. This is a hazard of the Web.


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#5 catnapt

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Posted 01 October 2016 - 02:42 PM

thanks for the warning!

 

updated my password and have a reminder to do that on ALL the sites I'm a member


1974-2002 many psych meds, all types; longest used drugs include lithium, seroquel, SSRI's zoloft & celexa; many CT's off drugs

2002-2015 on varying doses of lexapro, as  high as 40 mgs, but usually 30mgs

June 2015: tapered to 2.5mgs over a period of about 5 mos, 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 switched to single dose in the morning, 0.3mgs (increased symptoms)

Jan 12 added low dose zyprexa for SI, took infrequently as rescue med, last dose Jan 15

Jan 26 lexapro 0.27mg (in retrospect, a mistake)

Feb 25 lexapro updose back to 0.3mg as insomnia is severe and not improving

Supplements: vit D-3, Magnesium taurate 250mg, chromium, pro-biotic, biotin, valerian root