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#1 Altostrata

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 10:44 AM

Hello -- This site was started in early March 2011. It's now a year old. Thank you, everyone who's joined our community and added your voice. Your participation has made the site what it is -- a place where people can find honest information about tapering and withdrawal syndrome, and compassionate support and understanding from others in the same situation. Thank you, volunteer administrators and moderators for keeping our site a safe place for recovery. And thanks to the kind donors who have contributed money to keep this site afloat for all of us. Health and healing to everyone, Altostrata
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#2 elizabeth11

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 11:34 AM

Thank you so much for having the vision to bring this site to the web and to make it available to us. Thank you Alto!
Years:150mg Wellbutrin (to concentrate) 20-30 mg Celexa (rumination).
CT 8/2011 during a pregnancy attempt under MD orders. (Idiot!!!) Pregnancy hormones allowed it.
Felt great with 6 mg of melatonin per night to sleep plus preggo hormones-didn't last:(
Best time of my life. Botched IVF in Dec 2011.Stress.
Bone chilling exhaustion and told to go back on celexa and wellbutrin.
4/9/2012 Back on celexa wb for some relief, wb gave me heart palps so dropped and only need 6.6 mg celexa and 1/4 melatonin pill...IMPROVEMENT because my doses are much lower!
REMEMBER to get your thyroid and hormones checked/out of whack ones can appear LIKE MOOD DISORDERS!!

#3 alexjuice

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 12:36 PM

Hear, hear! What a year it's been, speaking for me personally. This site has become such an important resource for information, support and fellowship for me. I feel less alone knowing you guys are here. Thanks to everyone who contributes to this community. Special thanks to Altostrata, our administrator, for founding the site and working in the innumerable ways she does. I'm so grateful for this community. I hope we will all look back one year from now, happy with our own personal progress and with the feeling that we've helped affect the world, that fewer folks will unwittingly fall victim to this game that has needlessly afflicted so many lives. Alex

"Well my ship's been split to splinters and it's sinking fast
I'm drowning in the poison, got no future, got no past
But my heart is not weary, it's light and it's free
I've got nothing but affection for all those who sailed with me.

Everybody's moving, if they ain't already there
Everybody's got to move somewhere
Stick with me baby, stick with me anyhow
Things should start to get interesting right about now."

- Zimmerman


#4 Jemima

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 04:35 PM

Bravo!!! I don't have the words to tell you how much this forum has helped me. Had it not been for the information posted here and the compassionate help from many members, I wouldn't be as far along on the road back, that's for darn sure. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Psychotropic drug history: Pristiq 50 mg. (mid-September 2010 through February 2011), Remeron (mid-September 2010 through January 2011), Lexapro 10 mg. (mid-February 2011 through mid-December 2011), Lorazepam (Ativan) 1 mg. as needed mid-September 2010 through early March 2012

"Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity." -Hanlon's Razor


Introduction: http://survivinganti...oducing-jemima/

 

Success Story: http://survivinganti...r-dickhead-too/

Please note that I am not a medical professional and my advice is based on personal experience, reading, and anecdotal information posted by other sufferers.

 


#5 Karma

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 05:25 PM

Happy Birthday Surviving Antidepressants!!! Posted Image

Thank you to Alto and all the volunteers who give of their time and knowledge to help others.

As Alex once pointed out to me, participating in this forum helps me, too. I benefit from the advice and guidance here, but I also benefit from being able to help others.

Thanks for letting me be a part of this community - I give thanks for you every day. Posted Image

Love and light,
Karma

2007 @ 375 mg Effexor - 11/29/2011 - 43.75 mg Effexor (regular) & 1 mg Xanax & 200 mg Gabapentin
Xanax taper: 3/11/12 - 0.9375 mg, 3/25/12 - 0.875 mg, 4/6/12 - 0.8125 mg, 4/18/12 - 0.75 mg - hold
Effexor taper: 1/29/12 - 40.625 mg, 4/29/12 - 39.875 mg, 5/11/12 - Switched to liquid Effexor, 5/25/12 - 38 mg, 7/6/12 - 35 mg, 8/17/12 - 32 mg, 9/14/12 - 30 mg, 10/19/12 - 28 mg, 11/9/12 - 26 mg, 11/30/12 - 24 mg, 01/14/13 - 22 mg. 02/25/13 - 20.8 mg, 03/18/13 - 19.2 mg, 4/15/13 - 17.6 mg, 8/10/13 - 16.4 mg, 9/7/13 - 15.2 mg, 10/19/13 - 14 mg, 1/15/14 - 13.2 mg, 3/1/2014 - 12.6 mg, 5/4/14 - 12 mg, 8/1/14 - 11.4 mg, 8/29/14 - 10.8 mg; 10/14/14 - 10.2 mg; 12/15/14 - 10 mg, 1/11/15 - 9.5 mg, 2/8/15 - 9 mg, 3/21/15 - 8.5 mg, 5/1/15 - 8 mg, 6/9/15 - 7.5 mg, 7/8/15 - 7 mg, 8/22/15 - 6.5 mg, 10/4/15 - 6 mg; 1/1/16 - 5.6 mg; 2/6/16 - 5.2 mg; 4/9 - 4.8 mg; 7/7 4.5 mg; 10/7 4.25 mg; 11/4 4.0 mg; 11/25 3.8 mg

I am not a medical professional - this is not medical advice. My suggestions are based on personal experience, reading, observation and anecdotal information posted by other sufferers


#6 Jemima

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 05:58 PM

Happy Birthday Surviving Antidepressants!!! Posted Image

Thank you to Alto and all the volunteers who give of their time and knowledge to help others.

As Alex once pointed out to me, participating in this forum helps me, too. I benefit from the advice and guidance here, but I also benefit from being able to help others.

Thanks for letting me be a part of this community - I give thanks for you every day. Posted Image

Love and light,
Karma


Love your Smileys!

Psychotropic drug history: Pristiq 50 mg. (mid-September 2010 through February 2011), Remeron (mid-September 2010 through January 2011), Lexapro 10 mg. (mid-February 2011 through mid-December 2011), Lorazepam (Ativan) 1 mg. as needed mid-September 2010 through early March 2012

"Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity." -Hanlon's Razor


Introduction: http://survivinganti...oducing-jemima/

 

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Please note that I am not a medical professional and my advice is based on personal experience, reading, and anecdotal information posted by other sufferers.

 


#7 EFXRob

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 08:32 PM

Hi all; Didn't realise I was stumbling into a birthday party... thanks to the pioneers..Happy birthday... Rob
Ativan: quite 1990
96-2001: Aropax (Paxil), Luvox. two CTs (bad)
2001-2012: 300 Effexor
Nov 2011: 25%, 2 week reduction (v bad)
Dec:2011" reinstate to 300mg
(Chronic pain condition, well managed)

#8 Claudius

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 04:58 AM

Happy birthday to SA and thank for the good work Alto! I was already far in protracted WD when I had to leave the other site and joined SA. Though I cannot do much to force or speed up recovery, SA has been a very understanding and loving place to me and many others. I wish I could do more to help people with this, but I think I have made some contribution to knowledge and helped at least a few Dutch people by educating them about WD and tapering. I am still not healed after 4.5 years but have some confidence in coming out of the tunnel within the next 1-2 years. And I will never ever forget about the wonderful people on SA.

10 mg Paxil/Seroxat since 2002
several attempts to quit since 2004
Quit c/t again Oktober 2007, in protracted w/d since then
after 3.5 years slight improvement but still on the road

after 6 years pretty much recovered but still some nasty residual sypmtons
We are not lost even though it may feel that way. We are in transition.


#9 Barbarannamated

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 08:48 AM

Happy Birthday, SA! Alto, it scares me to think of where I'd be had I not run across your post about Protracted Withdrawal on Beyond Meds in July. I had no idea that the bizarre symptoms (DP/DR/panic/isolating/akathisia) were classic withdrawal. I would undoubtedly be up-diagnosed and remedicated with god knows what if I didn't realize when I did. THANK YOU for stepping up where the medical community has failed miserably. Barb
Pristiq tapered over 8 months ending Spring 2011 after 18 years of polydrugging that began w/Zoloft for fatigue/general malaise (not mood). CURRENT: 1mg Klonopin qhs (SSRI bruxism), 75mg trazodone qhs, various hormonesLitigation for 11 years for Work-related injury, settled 2004. Involuntary medical retirement in 2001 (age 39). 2012 - brain MRI showing diffuse, chronic cerebrovascular damage/demyelination possibly vasculitis/cerebritis. Dx w/autoimmune polyendocrine failure.<p>2013 - Dx w/CNS Sjogren's Lupus (FANA antibodies first appeared in 1997 but missed by doc).

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 12:28 PM

Happy birthday community :) This site is truly invaluable, I appreciate everything you've done Alto.
Suffered a severe adverse reaction to the tricyclic drug Nortriptyline in October 2008, which completely wrecked my brain and my nervous system. I am currently in my 38th month of recovery, with many symptoms still present, and with no improvement in quality of life, which is still nonexistant. The damage is so severe, that I fear I've been permanently disabled. I struggle to get outside as often as I can (still only for short periods of time), but I am still very much a vegetable mentally.

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 03:17 PM

There's no more that I can say besides thank you. From the bottom of my heart. Don't know what I would have done without the info and guidance here. Thank you Alto, thank you.

#12 Rhiannon

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 09:47 AM

Ditto, ditto, ditto! Thank you to all of the SA community and a huge big hug and THANK YOU to Alto for your hard work in creating this site and keeping it going. Happy birthday!

Started on Prozac and Xanax in 1992 for PTSD after an assault. One drug led to more, the usual story. Got sicker and sicker, but believed I needed the drugs for my "underlying disease" as I was told. Long and tragic story...lost everything. Life savings, home, physical and mental health, relationships, friendships, ability to work, everything.

 

Now tapering, ironically (but not surprisingly) healthier and more functional than I ever was during the years on the "meds," even with withdrawal (usually fairly mild at this slow pace).

 

Started multidrug taper in Feb 2010.  Doing a very slow microtaper, down to low doses now and feeling SO much better, getting my old personality and my brain back! Able to work full time, have a full social life, and cope with stress better than ever. Not perfect, but much better. After 23 lost years. Big Pharma has a lot to answer for. And "medicine for profit" is just not a great idea.

 

Feb 15 2010:  300 mg Neurontin  200 Lamictal   10 Celexa      0.65 Xanax   and 5 mg Ambien 

Feb 14 2011:   86 mg Neurontin   144 Lamictal,    5.5 Celexa   0.42 Xanax      1.9 mg Valium

Feb 16 2012:   10 mg Neurontin   115 Lamictal     3.7 Celexa   0.285 Xanax     2.0 Valium

Feb 22 2013:   86 Lamictal    2.05 Celexa       0.23 Xanax      1.8 Valium

Feb 10 2014:   62 Lamictal    1.1 Celexa         0.135 Xanax    1.8 Valium

Feb 10 2015:   50 Lamictal      0.875 Celexa    0.11 Xanax      1.5 Valium

Feb 15 2016:   47.5 Lamictal   0.75 Celexa      0.0875 Xanax    1.42 Valium    

Now:                43                    0.625                 0.0775            1.3

 

I'm not a doctor. Any advice I give is just my civilian opinion.


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Posted 29 March 2013 - 08:09 AM

A belated Happy Birthday, SA!!! So thankful you are here!
http://survivinganti...dal-withdrawal/

Seroquel and Mirtazipine

#14 Altostrata

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 10:35 AM

Thanks for the reminder, tezza. Happy birthday to us!
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#15 alexjuice

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 05:37 PM

Yes, Happy Birthday to SurvivingAntidepressants. A question for posters who've been posting for a year or longer? In what ways are you better than last year and what has helped the most? In my case, the biggest positive impact has been an emphasis on diet. The biggest improvement has been in my food/supplement sensitivities.

"Well my ship's been split to splinters and it's sinking fast
I'm drowning in the poison, got no future, got no past
But my heart is not weary, it's light and it's free
I've got nothing but affection for all those who sailed with me.

Everybody's moving, if they ain't already there
Everybody's got to move somewhere
Stick with me baby, stick with me anyhow
Things should start to get interesting right about now."

- Zimmerman


#16 Jemima

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 07:01 PM

What Rhi said, plus more thank yous from me!!!

Psychotropic drug history: Pristiq 50 mg. (mid-September 2010 through February 2011), Remeron (mid-September 2010 through January 2011), Lexapro 10 mg. (mid-February 2011 through mid-December 2011), Lorazepam (Ativan) 1 mg. as needed mid-September 2010 through early March 2012

"Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity." -Hanlon's Razor


Introduction: http://survivinganti...oducing-jemima/

 

Success Story: http://survivinganti...r-dickhead-too/

Please note that I am not a medical professional and my advice is based on personal experience, reading, and anecdotal information posted by other sufferers.

 


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Posted 29 March 2013 - 10:31 PM

Ditto x

July 2001 prescribed 20mg citalopram for depression;
On and off meds from 2003-2006.
February 2006 back on 20mg citalopram and stayed on it until my last attempt at tapering in September 2011.
By far the worst withdrawal symptoms ever. Reinstated to 20mg citalopram
October 2012 - found this forum!
Nov 2012 to Feb 2013 did 10% taper, got doen to 11mg - was going great until stressful situation. Cortisol levels hit the roof, hideous insomnia forced me to updose to 20mg.
March 2016 - close to 100% back to normal!



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#18 strawberry17

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 12:36 AM

ooh belated happy birthday to SA, must admit I thought it had been here longer than 2 years.

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http://prozacwithdrawal.blogspot.com/

Original drug was sertraline/Zoloft, switched to Prozac in 2007.

Tapering from 5mls liquid prozac since Feb 2008, got down to 0.85ml 23/09/2012, reinstated back to 1ml(4mg) 07/11/2012, didn't appear to work, upped to 1.05ml 17/11/2012, back down to 1ml 12/12/2012 didn't work, up to 1.30ml 16/3/2013 didn't work, bumped up to 2ml (8mg) 4/4/2013 didn't work, reinstated Sertraline (Zoloft) 50mg, feeling better now. Been on the antidepressant merry go round since November 1998.


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Posted 30 March 2013 - 02:16 PM

I am new and grateful that you are here .I appreciate all of you who write to me, who come to my rescue when I feel overwhelmed and hurting by this situation .. Heartfelt thank you 's to everyone, and Happy Birthday ..xx
Currently on 2.07mgs of Ativan.
As of 9/30 taking 5 times a day, at even intervals.

6 AM .41mgs, 10:30 AM .41mgs, 3:00 PM .42mgs, 8:00 PM .41mgs, 1:00 AM .42mgs.
For the purpose of minimizing interdose WD issues.

On August 8th, I started to taper off the original 2.25 mgs, by a .125 cut, or 5%,
doing dry cutting.
May God help .. Not completely stabilized, and worried about paradoxical reactions,
I cut again, .0625 mgs on September the 12th. Holding for close to 8 weeks now,
I have been paralyzed by a swarm of profound, and horrific symptoms. As time passes,
more symptoms appear making this completely debilitating.

January 2013 - 15 day quick taper off 10 mgs of Lexapro, and 25 mgs of Sertraline,
at a detox clinic.

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 08:09 AM

Happy birthday !!
From 2001 to 2010, I took almost continuosly a host of different SSRIs , including Prozac, Celexa and Paxil, plus various benzodiazepines and Bupropion for a limited period of time.

From July 2010 to April 2012 >> Duloxetine, dose ranging from 60mg to 120mg.

From August 2012 to September 2012 >> reinstated 30 mg of Duloxetine

From September 2012 until present days >> Valproic Acid/Sodium Valproate, dose ranging from 300mg to 1000mg. Now I'm on 400mg. I've also taken Amisulpride (50mg) for 9 days and Abilify (10ml) only once.

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Posted 09 March 2015 - 05:14 PM

HAPPY  4th  BIRTHDAY  SURVIVINGANTIDEPRESSANTS.ORG 

 

Thankyou for providing this space for us.   

 

Hip Hip , Hooray !!

 

 

xxx Fresh

 

 

 

 

 

 

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1987-1997 pertofran , prothiaden , Prozac 1997-2002 Zoloft 2002-2004 effexor 2004-2010 Lexapro 40mg
2010-2012Cymbalta 120mg
Sept. 2012 -decreased 90mg in 6months. Care taken over by Dr Lucire in March 2013 , decreased last 30mg at 2mg per week over 3 months. July 21 , 2013- last dose of Cymbalta
Protracted withdrawal syndrome kicked in badly Jan.2014 Unrelenting akathisia until May 2014. Voluntary hosp. admission. Cocktail of Seroquel, Ativan and mirtazapine and I was well enough to go home after 14 days. Stopped all hosp. meds in next few months.
July 2014 felt v.depressed - couldn't stop crying. Started pristiq 50mg. Felt improvement within days and continued to improve, so stayed on 50mg for 8 months.
Began taper 28 Feb. 2015. Pristiq 50mg down to 45mg. Had one month of w/d symptoms. Started CES therapy in March. No w/d symptoms down to 30mg.
October 2015 , taking 25mg Pristiq. Capsules compounded with slow-release additive.
March 2016 , 21mg

#22 Altostrata

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Posted 09 March 2015 - 05:27 PM

Oh my goodness, thank you so much!


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#23 RubyTuesday

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Posted 09 March 2015 - 06:27 PM

I am confused. did you mean it started in early March 2014? or is it 4 years old?

2011 was 4 years ago.


2002: "Situational depression" 2002-2010:Prozac.Birth Control.2011 Short trials: Paxil, Celexa, Lexipro, Wellbutrin, Xanax, Ativan- Gee, Doc never mentioned protracted AD wd syndrome. Imagine that. 2011-2015. Lamictal. Seroquel. Remiron. 2012: "Complex post traumatic stress disorder." Fast taper of Remiron jumped off June 2013. Slow tapers ever since of Seroquel & Lamictal.  crippling muscle spasms. crying fits. panic attacks. akathisia. nerve twitches. the jitters. the heebie jeebies. de-personal/realization. numbness. tingling. fatigue. lethargy. nightmares.insomnia. weird images. eye pain.vertigo. dizziness. brain zaps. and on and on and on. withdrawal? side effects? which drug? impossible to know. applied for disability. awaiting case to be settled.also back in school slowly & carefully. have not worked full time in 10 years. NOW: Seroquel 12.5 mg. Lamictal 75% of 50 mg. 

GOT DISABILITY. USING THE ROAD BACK JAMES HARPER VITAMIN SUPPLEMENTS. OFF OF SEROQUEL OCTOBER 2, 2015. Tapered off Lamictal approx 5 mg per month until Wednesday April 23 2016 jumped off at about 20 mg. (dissolved in water.) Feel great mentally & emotionally but physically like a mild flu, achey, heavy, dizzy, uncoordinated but nonetheless still better than the last few months of tapering. Worked Fall 2015 while withdrawing Seroquel then quit all school & work again February 2016 in order to get off the drugs.p.s. the worst of the morning panic disappeared the morning I stopped the Lamictal.

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#24 RubyTuesday

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Posted 09 March 2015 - 06:33 PM

well, whatever, however old the site is, thank God from the bottom of my heart for the site, it is still saving my life on a daily basis.


2002: "Situational depression" 2002-2010:Prozac.Birth Control.2011 Short trials: Paxil, Celexa, Lexipro, Wellbutrin, Xanax, Ativan- Gee, Doc never mentioned protracted AD wd syndrome. Imagine that. 2011-2015. Lamictal. Seroquel. Remiron. 2012: "Complex post traumatic stress disorder." Fast taper of Remiron jumped off June 2013. Slow tapers ever since of Seroquel & Lamictal.  crippling muscle spasms. crying fits. panic attacks. akathisia. nerve twitches. the jitters. the heebie jeebies. de-personal/realization. numbness. tingling. fatigue. lethargy. nightmares.insomnia. weird images. eye pain.vertigo. dizziness. brain zaps. and on and on and on. withdrawal? side effects? which drug? impossible to know. applied for disability. awaiting case to be settled.also back in school slowly & carefully. have not worked full time in 10 years. NOW: Seroquel 12.5 mg. Lamictal 75% of 50 mg. 

GOT DISABILITY. USING THE ROAD BACK JAMES HARPER VITAMIN SUPPLEMENTS. OFF OF SEROQUEL OCTOBER 2, 2015. Tapered off Lamictal approx 5 mg per month until Wednesday April 23 2016 jumped off at about 20 mg. (dissolved in water.) Feel great mentally & emotionally but physically like a mild flu, achey, heavy, dizzy, uncoordinated but nonetheless still better than the last few months of tapering. Worked Fall 2015 while withdrawing Seroquel then quit all school & work again February 2016 in order to get off the drugs.p.s. the worst of the morning panic disappeared the morning I stopped the Lamictal.

http://robertwhitake...n Epidemic.html

 

 


#25 Petunia

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Posted 09 March 2015 - 08:38 PM

Where would we all be today

If there wasn't a place like SA


Thanks Alto, and everyone who is part of this community.

 

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I'm not a doctor.  My comments are not medical advise. These are my opinions based on my own experience and what I've learned. Please discuss your situation with a medical practitioner who has knowledge of tapering and withdrawal.

 

My Introduction Thread

 

Full Drug and Withdrawal History

 

Brief Summary

Several SSRIs for 13 years starting 1997 (for mild to moderate partly situational anxiety)

Xanax PRN

Various other drugs over the years for side effects

2 month 'taper' off Lexapro 2010

Short acute withdrawal, followed by 2 -3 months of improvement then delayed protracted withdrawal

DX ADHD followed by several years of stimulants and other drugs trying to manage increasing symptoms

Failed reinstatement of Lexapro and trial of Prozac (became suicidal)

May 2013 Found SA, learned about withdrawal, stopped taking drugs...healing begins.

Protracted withdrawal, with a very sensitized nervous system, slowly recovering as time passes animal25.gif

 

Supplements which seem to help:  High doses of Vitamin C, Magnesium, Garlic and Ginger.  Taurine, Vit D3, L-Theanine and Inositol. I'm one of the rare people who react badly to fish oil.

 

June 2016 - Started daily juicing, mostly vegetables and lots of greens.

 

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Posted 09 March 2015 - 08:55 PM

Heartfelt gratefulness to Alto for her greatest humanity, leadership and effort helping and uniting the community!
Thanks all for reaching out and providing support to the wounded!
<p>2009 Mar.: lexapro 10mg for headache for 2 weeks.2009-2012: on and off 1/4 to 1/3 of 10mg2012 June--2013 Jan,: 1/4-1/3 of 10mg generic, bad jaw pain2013 Jan-Mar: 10 mg generic. severe jaw and head pain; Mar--Aug. started tapering (liquid ever since) from 10 to 5 (one step) then gradually down to 2.25 mg, first ever panic attack, severe head/jaw pain2013 Aug.: back to 2.75 mg; Nov: back to Brand Lex. 2.75mg -- 3mg, slight improvement with pain2014 June: stopped PPI, head pressure/numbness. up-dosed 4.5mg, severe reaction mental symptoms added on2014 Aug--2015 Aug: Micro taper down to 3.2mg, .025mg (<1%) cut holding 2-3 weeks.2015 Aug 15th, Accidental one dose of 4.2mg. worsening brain non-functional, swollen head, body, coma like, DR2016 Feb., started fast taper for the drug toxicity caused by the one dose of 4.2mg, dosing 10am through 11 pm everyday2/13--3.2mg, 3/15-- 2.9mg, 4/19-- 2.6mg, 6/26--2.2mg, 7/22 --1.9mg, 8/16--1.8mg,8/31--1.7m g, 9/13--1.6mg, 9/27--1.5mg, 10/8--1.4mg, 10/14--1.3mg, 11/1--1.2mg, 11/29--1.1mg, 12/12--1mg, 12/22--0.9mg2017: 1/7--0.8mg, 1/15--0.7mg, 1/17--0.6mg, 1/20--0.52, 1/21--0.4mg, 1/22--0.26, 1/23--0.2, sliding Down to 0.13mg by 2/13, then 0.07mg since 2/18