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#1 Altostrata

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Posted 13 March 2011 - 04:16 PM

For the next couple of months, I will be changing this site all the time. You will see changes in layout, colors, maybe even functionality, hopefully for the better. Please bear with me. (Post suggestions for changes in this topic http://survivinganti...1078#entry1078.) Eventually, as it grows, this site probably will move to a new host server, one that can handle more traffic faster at less cost. The more posts there are on this site, the higher it will show up on Google and the more new people will visit. Please feel welcome, stretch out, and express yourself. Your friendly administrator, Surviving

Edited by surviving, 31 March 2011 - 09:13 AM.
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#2 Altostrata

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Posted 13 March 2011 - 05:02 PM

This topic will contain general community announcements, such as system downtime or introduction of moderators.
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#3 Healing

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Posted 18 March 2011 - 08:20 PM

To "Sur" with love -- Congratulations on the birth of a beautiful, bouncing baby discussion board. Thank you for the tremendous amount of work you put into setting up the site. And thank you for providing a place for further mutual aid on the subject of psych med neuro damage recovery. I hope this site brings you unexpected good fortune, and that it will help your healing take a quantum leap forward.
1996-97 - Paxil x 9 months, tapered, suffered 8 months withdrawal but didn't know it was withdrawal, so...
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Sep 03 - May 05 - Paxil taper took 20 months, severe physical, moderate psychological symptoms
Sep 03 - Jun 05 - took Prozac to help with Paxil taper - not recommended
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Posted 23 March 2011 - 03:46 AM

This is so exciting! Thanks for all that you do, surviving.
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#5 Altostrata

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Posted 23 March 2011 - 04:05 AM

Aw, shucks, you guys. :rolleyes:
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Posted 23 March 2011 - 07:41 AM

I just wanted to take a few minutes to let you know that this is going to be one Blessed and Much Needed forum for so many people.

I thank you for ALL of your efforts, knowledge and hard work in constructing a safe haven for those who must endure the multiple and prolonged storms of WD.

I can already feel the positive energy of this place and I believe this forum will be of superior quality since, I know your spirit and intentions are pure, honourable and compassionate.

I'm also so pleased to see some of the finest people within the current membership. I have a high regard and respect for many of you and it truly is a pleasure to be in your company!!

BTW, I really like the "domaine title" (if that's the correct terminology (lol))you have chosen for this site" re: SURVIVING ADs".

Many Blessings to the Admin and to ALL!!

Thank You!

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#7 Altostrata

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Posted 23 March 2011 - 07:52 AM

Thank you, Pun!

I also feel the positive energy is coming together, radiated by the very fine people who are here.

The domain name I registered is survivingantidepressants.org. SurvivingADs is our nickname.

Because of our temporary hosting arrangements, our URL is
http://survivinganti...nvisionzone.com

You can see why I send it out as http://tinyurl.com/4h88ofx

Edited by surviving, 28 March 2011 - 05:08 PM.
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#8 Altostrata

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 09:28 AM

Introducing our first moderator: Healing, in Finding Meaning, a forum for all faiths, spiritual explorations, and in general "what's it all about." Welcome, Healing, and thanks for putting your energy into this.
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Posted 27 March 2011 - 10:08 AM

Looking forward to learning and healing and growing with all of you! "Keep those cards and letters coming!"
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Sep 03 - May 05 - Paxil taper took 20 months, severe physical, moderate psychological symptoms
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Posted 27 March 2011 - 02:14 PM

Introducing our first moderator: Healing, in Finding Meaning, a forum for all faiths, spiritual explorations, and in general "what's it all about."


Yeah! May the Force Be With You, Dear Healing!
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Posted 27 March 2011 - 04:42 PM

Congratulations Healing!!! :D
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Severe withdrawal
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Doing well now with a few residual symptoms

#12 Altostrata

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Posted 28 March 2011 - 05:06 PM

Our second moderator: Neuroplastic Neuro is going to moderate the Introductions and Updates forum, welcoming new members, and the Taking Action forum, for those passionate about making change in the world. This suits his kind but fiery nature. Thank you, Neuro, for your most appreciated assistance.
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Posted 28 March 2011 - 05:30 PM

Thank YOU, Sur, for this incredible place. We can do it, guys! Remember, reaching the Critical Mass of Change is only a matter of time.
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Posted 28 March 2011 - 06:11 PM

Contratulations Neuro!!! :D
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Severe withdrawal
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Posted 28 March 2011 - 06:35 PM

Congrats, NP! Thank you, Hopeful!
1996-97 - Paxil x 9 months, tapered, suffered 8 months withdrawal but didn't know it was withdrawal, so...
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Posted 28 March 2011 - 07:02 PM

Two thumbs up to both of you! :)

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Posted 29 March 2011 - 01:33 PM

Hopeful is our third moderator. She will co-moderate the Symptoms and What Helps forum with me. Hopeful has been through it all and is seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. Thanks for much for your help and your story, Hopeful.
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Posted 29 March 2011 - 02:06 PM

Yeah! We're growing! Congratulation, Hopeful!
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Posted 29 March 2011 - 02:32 PM

Yeah! We're growing! Congratulation, Hopeful!


i miss this thread, already 3 mods, they grow faster than members

congratulations all 3

here, each day a news,

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muscles pain..fatigue...off balance and dizzy...sleep very bad...dryness syndrôme...prostate...derealization...itching psoriasis...unable to be quiet inside... to rest though improvements akathisia...dilate bronchitis ...auto-immune disorder...conversion disorder...strong back pains...permanent stress...emotions no control...my senses are false... many feelings are false since beginning...locomotor disorder ...

 


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Posted 29 March 2011 - 02:34 PM

Thanks Neuro and Stan! :D
Began Paxil 10/97*
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Posted 29 March 2011 - 04:28 PM

i miss this thread, already 3 mods, they grow faster than members

congratulations all 3

here, each day a news,


Ha ha! It is difficult to keep up with this fast-moving site. That is certain!

Congrats Hopeful! Right on!
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Posted 29 March 2011 - 04:35 PM

Thanks, Healing!! :D
Began Paxil 10/97*
Paxil free 10/16/04 (tapered over 2.5 months)
Severe withdrawal
12/04 started Lexapro due to Paxil w/d symptoms (tapered over 4 months)
Lexapro free 8/2/05

2 1/2 year severe protracted withdrawal
Doing well now with a few residual symptoms

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Posted 29 March 2011 - 05:30 PM

i miss this thread, already 3 mods, they grow faster than members

congratulations all 3

here, each day a news,


What Stan said.

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Posted 30 March 2011 - 04:48 AM

Ditto. congratulations to you Healing, Neuro, and Hopeful. And thank you for taking on the responsibility!l; (the last two characters are from Lizzie the amazing cat - she is happy for us all)
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Posted 30 March 2011 - 04:52 PM

Thanks, Summer and Baxter! :D
Began Paxil 10/97*
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Severe withdrawal
12/04 started Lexapro due to Paxil w/d symptoms (tapered over 4 months)
Lexapro free 8/2/05

2 1/2 year severe protracted withdrawal
Doing well now with a few residual symptoms

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Posted 31 March 2011 - 02:11 PM

Congratulations, healing, hopeful and neuro, and i look forward to keeping you all very busy lol on my horrible taper from the claws of this poison. And of course massive thanks goes to SUR for giving us this site, where we can vent, get help and most of all reassurance, something we cant get enough of in wd and these crazy awful scary symptoms.
Began taking 30mg Seroxat on 15th Jan 1997 for grief issues. Remained at that dosage until Dec 05, did doctor ct, akathesia set in along with being non functional and overly emotional, brain fog. Doctor prescribed prozac, propranelol and diazeapam to counteract side effects, and told me to ct those 3 after 2.5/3 months use, induced wd seizure on 2nd day after ct. Was reinstated on seroxat 20mg in april 06, remained at that dose until Nov 07 and began a very slow taper lasting 56 months, finally DRUG FREE on 11th may 2011.

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Posted 31 March 2011 - 04:14 PM

Thanks, Angie!!
Began Paxil 10/97*
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Severe withdrawal
12/04 started Lexapro due to Paxil w/d symptoms (tapered over 4 months)
Lexapro free 8/2/05

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Posted 31 March 2011 - 05:13 PM

and i look forward to keeping you all very busy lol
on my horrible taper from the claws of this poison.

That's cute, Angie. Do your darndest! We're ready for ya!

Thanks, all, for the support!
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1998-2001 - Zoloft, tapered, again unwittingly went into withdrawal, so...
2002-03 - Paxil x 20 months, developed severe headaches, so...
Sep 03 - May 05 - Paxil taper took 20 months, severe physical, moderate psychological symptoms
Sep 03 - Jun 05 - took Prozac to help with Paxil taper - not recommended
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Posted 02 April 2011 - 05:37 PM

Thank you so much for being here, just what I needed an online support group.
Weaning off Effexor XR and down to 37.5mg per day and just had a horrible experience when I tried it every other day.
When will all this end.....????

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Posted 02 April 2011 - 06:37 PM

Welcome, sammyjo.

I've started an Introductions topic for you here

Please tell us your story. We've all been there.

And -- please do NOT take Effexor every other day. Too much rocking for your nervous system! Slow but steady tapering will work better.
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Posted 15 June 2011 - 07:52 AM

Neuroplastic, moderator of the Introductions forum, is moving on to a new chapter in real life. We all wish him the very best. Baxter is the new moderator of the Tapering forum. Baxter has been there and back -- on a very slow taper from Cymbalta. Thank you for taking this on, Baxter!
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Posted 15 June 2011 - 09:18 AM

Neuro , So sorry to hear you are leaving us, but i wish you all the best on your journey to health and wellness. Baxter, Congrats on becoming a new moderator on this great site, all the best to you too, and well done, no doubt we will all keep you very busy in the forthcoming times, especially little ole me, sa's pain in the rear lol.
Began taking 30mg Seroxat on 15th Jan 1997 for grief issues. Remained at that dosage until Dec 05, did doctor ct, akathesia set in along with being non functional and overly emotional, brain fog. Doctor prescribed prozac, propranelol and diazeapam to counteract side effects, and told me to ct those 3 after 2.5/3 months use, induced wd seizure on 2nd day after ct. Was reinstated on seroxat 20mg in april 06, remained at that dose until Nov 07 and began a very slow taper lasting 56 months, finally DRUG FREE on 11th may 2011.

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 07:11 PM

Congratulations, Baxter! :D
1996-97 - Paxil x 9 months, tapered, suffered 8 months withdrawal but didn't know it was withdrawal, so...
1998-2001 - Zoloft, tapered, again unwittingly went into withdrawal, so...
2002-03 - Paxil x 20 months, developed severe headaches, so...
Sep 03 - May 05 - Paxil taper took 20 months, severe physical, moderate psychological symptoms
Sep 03 - Jun 05 - took Prozac to help with Paxil taper - not recommended
Jul 05 to date - post-taper, severe psychological, moderate physical symptoms, improving very slowly

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Posted 16 June 2011 - 01:48 PM

Neuro, sorry you are leaving but wishing you the very best for the future....just wish I had figured out who you were :) lol

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Posted 16 June 2011 - 02:08 PM

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Baxter is the new moderator of the Tapering forum. Baxter has been there and back -- on a very slow taper from Cymbalta. Thank you for taking this on, Baxter!





Congratulations Baxter!


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Posted 24 June 2011 - 01:27 PM

For personal reasons, Healing is stepping down as a moderator. Thank you, Healing, for all your help. You've done a brilliant job making the Finding Meaning forum a vibrant center of the community. We all look forward to your continued contributions. Our level-headed and dedicated Patience is the site's new assistant administrator, to help with administrator tasks.
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