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#1 Lorin

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Posted 13 April 2017 - 12:19 PM

Trying to wean through the cutting of the pill and fails to be precise
I have a weight of jewelry and small parts but it does not recognize the weight of the pill
What to do?

2007-2015- zoloft 100 mg
5-8/2015 taper zoloft 12.5 mg every 2 weeks
3/2016 lexapro 20 mg

12/2016 lexapro 15 mg
1/2017 lexapro 10 mg
2/2017 lexapro 7.5 mg

3/2017 lexapro 5 mg


#2 Gridley

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Posted 13 April 2017 - 01:04 PM

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This link offers instructions.  I have been using the Gemini 20 scale mentioned in the link and getting precise measurements in cutting my Lexapro tablet.  I don't know if it's available in Israel; I bought mine on Amazon.


Gridley Introduction

 

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

 

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 to alleviate anxiety.  April 21 old brand no longer available, began crossover to locally available brand, .5mg new brand AM dose, old brand PM and night dose

 

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, fish oil, vitamin E, magnesium, Natural Balance Happy Camper, VSL3DS probiotic, vitamin D3, digestive enzyme, zinc, fo-ti.  50 mg Enerphos at bedtime, 50 mg when I wake in the the night.