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#1 Altostrata

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Posted 04 December 2010 - 04:07 PM

Your Introduction topic will be a way for you to introduce yourself to the group. It will be like a journal, so we can all follow and respond to your progress. Members may respond to your topic and give you support and encouragement.

In your Intro topic title, be sure to put your screen name.

Each person's Introduction topic is important to the site:

- We can keep track of how you are doing by reading your intro topic.
- These are informal case histories and progress reports. They will be invaluable for visitors to the site who may be suffering the same symptom pattern that you are.
- You will not have to keep explaining your history.
- By keeping reports of individual developments in the intro topics, proliferation of topics will be reduced.

Also, please put your medication and tapering history in your signature -- that's the information you see at the bottom of someone's post. This will help people understand your situation no matter where you post on the site. See instructions in this topic:

http://survivinganti...your-signature/

(Please note that, while your identity is protected by a screen name, your topic can be read by anyone who visits the site, including Google, and do not post sensitive identifying information.)


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#2 Altostrata

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Posted 20 March 2011 - 04:44 AM

People who are tapering are welcome. Please visit and add your energy to the discussions.

Edited by Altostrata, 21 February 2013 - 10:05 AM.
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#3 Altostrata

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Posted 25 March 2011 - 12:48 PM

When you start a topic about yourself, make sure you put your screen name in the topic title. That's how we know it's about YOU! Posted Image


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#4 stargazer

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 12:13 PM

Hi. How do I start a topic to introduce myself?

#5 Altostrata

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 02:51 PM

Good question, Stargazer. To start a topic in the Introductions forum, click on the big blue Start New Topic button at the top right of this page, or at the bottom right. You will see a forum to fill out with Topic Title (don't forget to put your screen name here) and a larger box underneath in which to type the initial post. Then scroll down to the bottom of the page, click on the big blue Post New Topic button, and you're done. You can edit your post up to an hour after you post it.
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#6 Altostrata

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 12:08 PM

I don't know what that can be. I get the drop-down menu anywhere I click on that name bar. I'll check with the software support.
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#7 LightEmergesFromDarkness

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 12:16 PM

wish that this whole website could be kept private. im still in the mental health system and dont want anyone form my treatment team to have knowledge of my tapers. it may just be better for me to leave this site, even though it is helpful and supportive. i have to think of my safety first.


Seroquel:off since 2011. rapid taper, no sxs of w/d.

Ativan:off since 2013. PRN only, no taper. no sxs of w/d.

Wellbutrin:off since 2012. rapid taper at first, then cold turkey. 

Topamax:off since 2014. slow taper.

Depakote:off since Jan. 2015. slow taper.


#8 Altostrata

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 12:28 PM

That's up to you.

 

If this entire site were private, you would not be able to find it.


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#9 LightEmergesFromDarkness

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Posted 21 December 2013 - 01:49 PM

i mean the forums should be private, and viewable by members only. most websites can still be private, but be able to be found in major search engines.


Seroquel:off since 2011. rapid taper, no sxs of w/d.

Ativan:off since 2013. PRN only, no taper. no sxs of w/d.

Wellbutrin:off since 2012. rapid taper at first, then cold turkey. 

Topamax:off since 2014. slow taper.

Depakote:off since Jan. 2015. slow taper.


#10 Altostrata

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Posted 24 December 2013 - 11:17 AM

Some part of the Web site must be public for search engines to find the site and for people to have some reason to join it.
 
There are private forums on this site that are visible to members only.
 
The Introductions forum is public because it's also a collection of case histories to educate medical professionals. Having to join the site to see those topics would discourage them from reading them.
 
As advised elsewhere, only post as much as you feel comfortable posting. Do not post information that will make you identifiable.
 
Although you might feel everyone is scrutinizing your posts, please be aware the Web is vast. It's close to impossible that anyone who knows you in real life could find your posts unless they know your screen name. (Even so, today Google shows 804,000 results for RavenHeart.) Even the combination of drugs you've taken will yield so many results in Web search, they could not be used to find your posts.
 
The Tapering and Symptoms and Self-care forums, as well as others, are public to be freely viewed via search engines. The intention is to give away the information to whomever wants it. The Tapering topics have been viewed hundreds of thousands of times.


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#11 cymbaltawithdrawal5600

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 05:39 PM

I don't have an iphone and so this is just a guess based on a little googling: you could try downloading and installing an alternate browser from the iphone store (presume it's still itunes) and see if it has a setting to render sites in 'desktop' as opposed to 'mobile'. Chrome and 360 were 2 that I saw mentioned.

 

Let us know how that works out.


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 31 December 2015 - 11:28 AM

Underneath many of the post topics next to the "started by....", there are these little taggy things that have relevant subject topics, such as "prozac", "extended withdrawal", etc...I cannot figure out for the life of me how these were attached. Do they have to be attached to the initial post? Or do moderators attach them? Any way to go back and attach them? They are very helpful.


1975--first signs of depression

1981--started on imipramine (Tofranil) for IBS and depression

1983-1986--severe depression, rotated through several drugs, on MAOI for one year, eventually back to tricyclics

1986-1994--chronic low grade depression, on tricyclics

1994-96--severe depression, rotated through several drugs inc. Prozax, Effexor, etc..

1996-2013--chronic low grade depression, SAD, on amitryptiline usual dose 12.5-25mg

     flurazepam (Dalmane) as needed for insomnia

2013--developed temazepam (Restoril) dependance for 2 months, tapered off over 1 month

   started bio-identical progesterone 5 mg., depression has lifted completely to this day

March 2016--forced to c/t both amitryptiline and flurazepam, zolpidem not helpful

reinstated small dose (.5 mg) amitryptiline due to stomach issues and tapering w/titration

June 19th--jumped from amitryptiline--drug free!


#13 Altostrata

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Posted 06 January 2016 - 06:31 PM

Yes, the tags are attached by the original topic starter. They can be edited by the staff, but it's cumbersome (need to open original post in the topic, then go to Full Editor, then edit tags. I wish it was easier.


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