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#145 pattypurple

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Posted 23 January 2016 - 06:38 AM

I'm relatively new here and want to post on update, but don't want to have to re-create my tapering history each time I post. Do I post an update in my original introduction, or is there a way to start a new topic and then bring my tapering history forward into the new topic?


Lexapro: Completed taper 9-30-15

Lamictal: Current dose 100mg (tapered from 250mg in 2014)--Hoping to begin taper mid-late 2016

Wellbutrin: Current dose 50mg IR in am only (tapered from 150mg XL starting late January 2016)--planning to stop completely in the next few weeks

Trazodone: Stopped late November 2015

Vistaril: Current dose 50mg as needed for anxiety (I take this about once or twice a month)

Melatonin: 10mg at bedtime
As I make the transition to less and less meds, I plan to continue/increase the following: yoga, exercise, light box therapy, gardening, whole foods/plant-based eating, acupuncture, meditation, and individual therapy (including possibly EMDR in the near future)--THESE are the best meds for me!

(BTW, I've been on many combinations of meds over the past 30 years. These are just my most recent ones.)


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Posted 23 January 2016 - 07:18 AM

Hi pattypurple ,   your introduction thread is here  http://survivinganti...le/#entry157208

 

Please post updates in your thread so all your information is in one place.

Your signature with your history appears underneath every post you make anywhere on the site.


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

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Posted 27 February 2016 - 11:00 AM

Where do I find this signature thing everyone keeps pushing me to create? There is nothing that says "how to create a signature and where to put it" I'm sorry, to bother you all but I'm very upset and confused and none of this is helpingme
Currently on: Have been on all Antidepressants approx four yrs
Trazodone: 200mg. Have tapered Benzos From unknown (massive) amounts since 2014, IAW Ashton Manual
Taper Complete, Now Off:
Amitriptylline (Elavil): 75mg. Started slow (sporadic) taper Jan 2015
Lithium Carbonate ER: 300mg (stopped cold turkey Jan 2015 after one month
Orig Dosage of 2nd Taper:
Remeron (Mirtazepine): 60mg
Taper now in Progress:
Remeron (Mirtazepine): 45mg
Benzodiazepines Currently On:
Diazepam (Valium): 5mg X 3
Clonazepam (Klonopin): 1mg X 3

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Posted 27 February 2016 - 11:26 AM

Your signature helps us understand your recent history with psychiatric drugs. See these instructions Please put your drug and withdrawal history in your signature This is pinned to the top of the Introductions forum.


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Posted 06 April 2016 - 04:33 AM

I started a topic in this forum last night, but it's not here now. Could someone tell me if it got moved or merged?

 

It was titled something like, "Can being in withdrawal from one antidepressant cause increased side effects in taking a new one?"


Edited by Petunia, 21 April 2016 - 08:46 PM.
Topic moved/merged, title of thread added

March 2015: doctor lowered me from 60mg to 40mg Cymbalta, resulting in severe withdrawals.

April 2015: raised to 50mg Cymbalta; by end of month back up to 60mg, but didn't stabilize.

June 2015: raised to 90mg Cymbalta resulting in overdose/intolerance of drug.

July 2015: started on Neurontin (1800mg) and Seroquel (75mg)

September 2015: came off Cymbalta after weaning down 1mg per day.

October 2015: began Lexapro 5mg, then 7.5mg. Increased Neurontin to 1900mg and Seroquel to 125mg.

 


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Posted 06 April 2016 - 07:03 PM

Hi Alana , I moved the one you started yesterday to your thread because it was about your personal situation.
As you just joined yesterday , it's important we have all your questions and information in one place.
Please continue to use your Introduction thread until you have a handle on your situation.
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

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Posted 07 April 2016 - 04:38 AM

Please follow yout Introductions thread , so you can see the answers that people have gone to the trouble of posting for you.

There are already threads about tinnitus , allergies and head noises if you look through the Symptoms and Self care section.
We merge topics to avoid duplication.
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

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Posted 19 April 2016 - 09:41 PM

How can I reach a specific topic for my posts not specific thread but topic is this possible.  Today I am trying to find some things I have posted to SA and can't find.  As an example I trying to find a post I made about "delayed withdrawal"  how would I do this?


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 20 April 2016 - 03:11 PM

Click on your name at the top right of every page and click on My Content to find anything you've posted.


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Posted 20 April 2016 - 05:29 PM

Is there a limit to what can fit into my content? It feels like everything I have posted is not there. 


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. 

http://survivinganti...ng-myself-btdt/

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Posted 21 April 2016 - 08:51 PM

I think the data in 'my content' is limited to the previous year, but you can often find content you posted earlier using google if you know what you are looking for and type in the right key words.


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.

 

VIDEO: Where did the chemical imbalance theory come from?



VIDEO: How are psychiatric diagnoses made?



VIDEO: Why do psychiatric drugs have withdrawal syndromes?



VIDEO: Can psychiatric drugs cause long-lasting negative effects?

VIDEO: Dr. Claire Weekes

 

 

 


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Posted 22 April 2016 - 02:43 AM

Quote: "Is there a limit to what can fit into my content?"

Btdt, it is not what 'you' can fit into that section, it is what the board keeps track of for your convenience. We don't have any way of 'controlling' that. Don't forget, this board is supported by donations and even though posts are basically text files on a server and don't take up much space, when you take into account you have over 5k posts, you'd have pages and pages of posts to wade through if you are looking for something, if all were kept in your profile. Too much duplication too. Far better to use google as Petu suggested as the site search searches on I have no clue what. Whenever I try to use it it returns results totally unrelated to my query. I have never found any online discussion board to have a good search function anyway. But one thing I found a long time ago is that if your writing style and thoughts on a subject are unique, they will pop to the top of the google search results and you'll see your posts tied to this site. That's why I try not to capitalize proper names in my posts, no one needs to see what kind of nike shoes I might have bought on a discussion board related to psych issues.

As you may have learned from your Topix experience, using a website to store your personal content is never a good idea. A case of 'here today, gone tomorrow' can strike at any time, even here.
What happened and how I arrived here: http://survivinganti...ion/#entry50878

July 2016 I have decided to leave my story here at SA unfinished. I have left my contact information in my profile for anyone who wishes to talk to me. I have a posting history spanning nearly 4 years and 3000+ posts all over the site.

Thank you to all who participated in my recovery. I'll miss talking to you but know that I'll be cheering you on from the sidelines, suffering and rejoicing with you in spirit, as you go on in your journey.

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Posted 22 April 2016 - 07:03 PM

If you click on the little gear symbol to the right of the SA search box, you'll be able to search through all your content without date restriction, or you can specify a period in which to search.

 

Google is very handy as well and probably easier to use.


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Posted 22 April 2016 - 07:35 PM

Thanks I try google usually before the search here I search here

 

to show you what I do and maybe help others who want to try this 

survivingantidepressants.org - "topic of interest" 

 

 

when it comes up empty...

Normally I do not use the advanced search and I see you can choose an author that may work I will try this thank you.


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. 

http://survivinganti...ng-myself-btdt/

There is a crack in everything ..That's how the light gets in :)


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Posted 23 April 2016 - 04:57 AM

 

If you click on the little gear symbol to the right of the SA search box, you'll be able to search through all your content without date restriction

 

This kind of shows why I am not the best person to be commenting on the "how to use" thread because I did not know this.

 

I also shows me in a stark way the kind of person I am about stuff that does not perform the way I want it to. I don't use the search function on the site because it returns results that waste my time. But I decided to try Alto's hint and searched on my handle and a topic I remember commenting on long ago, knitting.

 

A post by btdt was the first result, in Muddles' thread, and I commented somewhere in the thread but not the post I wanted. My specific result was not until second to last in 9 results. Nice time waster. I am not even interested in checking out the other 7 results the search algorithm found for me. So it may search on 'my content' but not too specifically or maybe specifically enough for its tastes alone.

 

So I abandoned the site search long ago and relied on google and never even delved into the extensions of the site's own search. If the search worked the way I wanted (searching only MY content), the first result would not have been btdt's but mine.

 

But I did find the post where I commented on my post showing up tied to the site when I talked about a lady getting an MRI on her brain while she laid on her back knitting away.

 

Your mileage may vary. Time to crawl back into my craft cave.


What happened and how I arrived here: http://survivinganti...ion/#entry50878

July 2016 I have decided to leave my story here at SA unfinished. I have left my contact information in my profile for anyone who wishes to talk to me. I have a posting history spanning nearly 4 years and 3000+ posts all over the site.

Thank you to all who participated in my recovery. I'll miss talking to you but know that I'll be cheering you on from the sidelines, suffering and rejoicing with you in spirit, as you go on in your journey.

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Posted 23 April 2016 - 12:49 PM

Been thinking about my above reply and no matter how I try I cannot get over feeling so angry all of the time about just STUFF and I know it comes out in my writing.

 

Too much of the world is set up to run roughshod over the wishes of the common person and thinking about how 'search' works is a case in point. I remember when google was first starting out how fabulous it was! You could actually find what you were looking for! Nowadays, search results return items totally unrelated to the query and I would guess it is because someone is PAYING for their results to show up and google happily obliges because after all, that is their business. They have cleverly hidden the link that allows (no, demands!) the results be returned verbatim, that is, only the actual term you are searching on. Still, many times I have to add 'minus' qualifiers when it won't obey. Seems as though even google cannot bear your disappointment if it cannot return any results so it tries to shove a few near misses at you in the hopes you'll be satisfied and maybe BUY something for gosh sakes.

 

It feels like most of the world is working on the same principle: we will give you what we think you should have, not what you have asked for. Yep, I am unhappy about that. It could be a side effect of AD withdrawal or it could be just my basic angry personality, whatever, it's me. So feel free to overlook me and my ranting, I won't mind.


What happened and how I arrived here: http://survivinganti...ion/#entry50878

July 2016 I have decided to leave my story here at SA unfinished. I have left my contact information in my profile for anyone who wishes to talk to me. I have a posting history spanning nearly 4 years and 3000+ posts all over the site.

Thank you to all who participated in my recovery. I'll miss talking to you but know that I'll be cheering you on from the sidelines, suffering and rejoicing with you in spirit, as you go on in your journey.

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Posted 23 April 2016 - 02:25 PM

You are the perfect person to answer "how to use" questions, just keep in mind there's always more to learn.

 

Much of the human-built world is poorly designed, mostly out of stupidity, not malice. I also get very frustrated by this.

 

Try not to take it too personally, everyone has to deal with it. Most forum sites have very limited search capabilities, it's built in the foundation, some common service they all use.


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Posted 29 April 2016 - 11:28 AM

Been thinking about my above reply and no matter how I try I cannot get over feeling so angry all of the time about just STUFF and I know it comes out in my writing.

 

Too much of the world is set up to run roughshod over the wishes of the common person and thinking about how 'search' works is a case in point. I remember when google was first starting out how fabulous it was! You could actually find what you were looking for! Nowadays, search results return items totally unrelated to the query and I would guess it is because someone is PAYING for their results to show up and google happily obliges because after all, that is their business. They have cleverly hidden the link that allows (no, demands!) the results be returned verbatim, that is, only the actual term you are searching on. Still, many times I have to add 'minus' qualifiers when it won't obey. Seems as though even google cannot bear your disappointment if it cannot return any results so it tries to shove a few near misses at you in the hopes you'll be satisfied and maybe BUY something for gosh sakes.

 

It feels like most of the world is working on the same principle: we will give you what we think you should have, not what you have asked for. Yep, I am unhappy about that. It could be a side effect of AD withdrawal or it could be just my basic angry personality, whatever, it's me. So feel free to overlook me and my ranting, I won't mind.

Maybe it is the drugs but I am exactly the same EXACTLY!!!  Maybe we are just angry people or maybe we have had enough bull to break our nice bits... if we had any and I would like to think we did.  Thanks for this " add 'minus' qualifiers" I had not thought of it and I am going to see if I can make it work :) 

Peace CW 


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. 

http://survivinganti...ng-myself-btdt/

There is a crack in everything ..That's how the light gets in :)


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Posted 16 May 2016 - 01:42 AM

Ok here is another how to question:

 

I cannot find the thread about tapering off of Proton pump inhibitors... I know it is here as I wrote a few post to it ... I have searched here and used google search I cannot find it... I have tried both ppi lower and upper case and spelled the words out.. nothing comes up with any search... where is it how do I find threads I know are here?

 

 

Do I need to search for it on wayback because it was too long ago?

 

tried it got this message

Hrm.

 

Wayback Machine doesn't have that page archived.

 

where is the stuff I know is here and how do I find it?


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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#164 cymbaltawithdrawal5600

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Posted 16 May 2016 - 02:56 AM

Here's your search string (only because I have a memory for topics):

"Tips for tapering off stomach acid blockers"

And how weird, I used just 'ppi' [ surviving antidepressants.org ppi ] as my search string and it came up as 1st result.

What the heck search engine you using? Are you using the initial URL for SA followed by a space then your term as exactly in my example above? Did you use site search only in Tapering forum (which ONLY has 195 topics, but that's just this morning's count)? I'm not seeking answers, just offering additional insights here. Sites search is not ALL that bad so try it sometimes.

Since I have no life at present, I'd happily take on the job of tackling the 'tag' system, what say Alto? Only in the symptoms forum tho.
Of course if the tag system itself is cr@p, then it's a waste of time. But I have a feeling it actually works, at least on the site.
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July 2016 I have decided to leave my story here at SA unfinished. I have left my contact information in my profile for anyone who wishes to talk to me. I have a posting history spanning nearly 4 years and 3000+ posts all over the site.

Thank you to all who participated in my recovery. I'll miss talking to you but know that I'll be cheering you on from the sidelines, suffering and rejoicing with you in spirit, as you go on in your journey.

#165 btdt

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Posted 26 May 2016 - 11:45 AM

PM why do some pm have a cannot reply at the bottom?  I assume because the person does not want to hear back from you ... wants to have the last word on a topic... and ....how does one do this. 


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. 

http://survivinganti...ng-myself-btdt/

There is a crack in everything ..That's how the light gets in :)


#166 ChessieCat

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Posted 26 May 2016 - 03:37 PM

PM why do some pm have a cannot reply at the bottom?  I assume because the person does not want to hear back from you ... wants to have the last word on a topic... and ....how does one do this. 

 

I think it is because they have deleted the conversion.  Deleting completed conversations makes sense if a person receives a lot of PMs because there is a limit on storage and once full you can't receive PMs.


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#167 cymbaltawithdrawal5600

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Posted 27 May 2016 - 01:40 AM

CC got it right on the nose. I'm supposed to be monitoring this thread as the unofficial tech guru, my only real 'job' here but Chessie got to it before I did.

How does one do that you ask? Well, one deletes the PM before the other has a chance to answer and it could be because they were clearing out their inbox so they could get more PMs, something you may need to do yourself.

You actually did this to me twice in the past, you sent me a PM then deleted the convo without waiting for my answer. And why? Who knows and I try not to read ulterior motives into something I read on a discussion board on the internet populated by people in an emotional state, causes problems.

And it is never a good idea to post the contents of private messages in a thread for all to see. Private messages are private, meant to be read then burned or crumpled up and eaten (like James Bond) or saved on your own computer for only YOU to read. I gave directions on how to do this already, I don't repeat myself.

Never attribute to malice.... oh heck, wikipedia gives a better explanation of Hanlon's Razor than I. I like to use it in the form of 'there is often a simpler explanation for things and it's not the one you think' instead.
What happened and how I arrived here: http://survivinganti...ion/#entry50878

July 2016 I have decided to leave my story here at SA unfinished. I have left my contact information in my profile for anyone who wishes to talk to me. I have a posting history spanning nearly 4 years and 3000+ posts all over the site.

Thank you to all who participated in my recovery. I'll miss talking to you but know that I'll be cheering you on from the sidelines, suffering and rejoicing with you in spirit, as you go on in your journey.

#168 nz11

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Posted 30 July 2016 - 08:01 PM

What image extension are we allowed to use in this community? Sorry I cant work it out.

2000 amitryptaline, nortriptaline venlafaxine clonazepam for  arm pain from keyboard use, told I had a chemical imbalance it would fix my arm was just a matter of finding the right med for me not informed of the nature of these drugs assured safe and not addictive, CT off Effexor after being told to double the dose on reporting adverse effects...later ..uncharacteristic psych panic tearful presented to doctor to get answers. Given paroxetine no questions asked 'safe and not addictive' next please.2001-2010 paroxetine (paxil) 2 failed attempts to quit, a learned helplessness set in. Feb 10 - Sept 10,  8 month clueless taper, hell. Doc said I had underlying depression .. I said that's not right' then found online support group and the truth!...overcome with inconceivable humiliation and outrage. 28 Sept 10 drug free ...  daily psych and emotional torture beginning in the waking hours of the morning receding somewhat in the evening only to start up again the next day. 28 Sept 12 (24 months) Stabilizing  (What an indescribable unimaginable non-functional nightmare). sleep issues start up at 3 yrs  waking daily at 2am -4.30am)28 Sept 15 (5yrs drug free), cf, cmw, insomnia  horrifying pssd continues, still feel Rip van Winkle-ish, cognitively doing heaps better. 28 Sept 16 after 6 yrs start working again on a casual basis.

 

"It is unsafe for people who suffer from something that could be treated with an ssri to consult a psychiatrist." Gotzshe 2015. [ I think Gotzsche could have easily meant to say 'to consult anyone with prescribing privileges']. "Going to a psychiatrist is one of the most dangerous actions a person can take." Breggin

 

“Paroxetine is not safe, it is not effective and it meets every known definition of addictive.” McLaren, N, (2016) 'Psychiatry as bullsh*t’ p55..."Psychiatry is stuffed full of 'deep nonsense' better known as bullsh*t." McLaren 2016

 

"Within the first week of when you go on an antidepressant you may have a sexual dysfunction, it can go on forever, often only appearing when you go off the drug ...its extraordinarily common" Healy 2015

 

See  my intro post #451 for the xanax back story and for a CV -GSKs.  Come on guys get taperwise see a TaperMe Schedule

 For a staggeringly shocking 'prozac back story' see the truth post #523

 

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Posted 31 July 2016 - 08:17 PM

Im not much of a  techo but i went through every 'save as'  extension and it kept telling me when i tried to post an image not allowed here chum!

 

I had used microsoft paint to label and highlight a graph.

I tried jpeg and PNG etc all the other stuff listed as possibilities and then kept trying to paste it but couldnt.

No big deal i guess. Clearly i am doing something wrong.


2000 amitryptaline, nortriptaline venlafaxine clonazepam for  arm pain from keyboard use, told I had a chemical imbalance it would fix my arm was just a matter of finding the right med for me not informed of the nature of these drugs assured safe and not addictive, CT off Effexor after being told to double the dose on reporting adverse effects...later ..uncharacteristic psych panic tearful presented to doctor to get answers. Given paroxetine no questions asked 'safe and not addictive' next please.2001-2010 paroxetine (paxil) 2 failed attempts to quit, a learned helplessness set in. Feb 10 - Sept 10,  8 month clueless taper, hell. Doc said I had underlying depression .. I said that's not right' then found online support group and the truth!...overcome with inconceivable humiliation and outrage. 28 Sept 10 drug free ...  daily psych and emotional torture beginning in the waking hours of the morning receding somewhat in the evening only to start up again the next day. 28 Sept 12 (24 months) Stabilizing  (What an indescribable unimaginable non-functional nightmare). sleep issues start up at 3 yrs  waking daily at 2am -4.30am)28 Sept 15 (5yrs drug free), cf, cmw, insomnia  horrifying pssd continues, still feel Rip van Winkle-ish, cognitively doing heaps better. 28 Sept 16 after 6 yrs start working again on a casual basis.

 

"It is unsafe for people who suffer from something that could be treated with an ssri to consult a psychiatrist." Gotzshe 2015. [ I think Gotzsche could have easily meant to say 'to consult anyone with prescribing privileges']. "Going to a psychiatrist is one of the most dangerous actions a person can take." Breggin

 

“Paroxetine is not safe, it is not effective and it meets every known definition of addictive.” McLaren, N, (2016) 'Psychiatry as bullsh*t’ p55..."Psychiatry is stuffed full of 'deep nonsense' better known as bullsh*t." McLaren 2016

 

"Within the first week of when you go on an antidepressant you may have a sexual dysfunction, it can go on forever, often only appearing when you go off the drug ...its extraordinarily common" Healy 2015

 

See  my intro post #451 for the xanax back story and for a CV -GSKs.  Come on guys get taperwise see a TaperMe Schedule

 For a staggeringly shocking 'prozac back story' see the truth post #523

 

"If I were an enemy combatant and the NZ army did this to me someone would be dragged to the Hague and jailed!"  nz11


#170 scallywag

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Posted 01 August 2016 - 07:39 AM

nz -- You can upload JPG and PNg file formats. I've done both.

You can't paste the image or "drag and drop" it. You have to add it as an attachment.
 
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