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#37 GiaK

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 02:17 PM

I had severe nausea associated with lamictal withdrawal for well over a year...it was one of the (many) worst symptoms I had...awful...and nausea is often associated with lamictal in any case, yes

 

I couldn't eat among other things...

 

I lived on ginger tincture...I used gaia brand and would do two shots in a bit of water and down it...around the clock...it helped somewhat...and was the only thing that did...

 

I hope you don't have to deal with it to the extent I did...ginger really did ease it a bit, but not as much as would have allowed me to be functional (if that were the only symptom I was dealing with)


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I took a bit over 6 years to do it. Finished on Feb 9 2010. I'm still recovering from iatrogenesis.


#38 GiaK

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 02:18 PM

much later when I could stand and cook etc I started making my own ginger concentrate with fresh ginger root boiled in water


Beyond Meds: http://beyondmeds.com/

I withdrew from a cocktail of 6 psychiatric drugs that included every class of psych drug.

I took a bit over 6 years to do it. Finished on Feb 9 2010. I'm still recovering from iatrogenesis.


#39 Rhiannon

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 07:14 PM

I can cook, haven't tried ginger. Do you think if I just boil some in water, like making ginger tea, that would work?

 

Thanks for the reassurance about the nausea. There's just not a ton of information about Lamictal withdrawal out there and every time it happens I think the tiny cut I made surely couldn't be causing it.  (Actually I always think that about withdrawal symptoms...)

 

I'm only cutting about 0.5 mg to 1 mg at a time, but I'm probably not holding long enough. I get the feeling Lamictal withdrawal unfolds over a long period of time. Seems like it takes 4-5 days before I even feel a cut, then gets worse for a few days, then as it starts to get better I cut again even though I should probably hold a little longer. It's just so derned frustrating, this is the drug I'm on the highest dose of and it's the hardest to reduce! Plus frustrating because supposedly Lamictal's not hard to get off of for a lot of people. 

 

I also get intense reflux that sometimes leads to vomiting.

 

I think for sure the night shift is a factor, maybe the major one, but the Lamictal cuts show a definite pattern with the nausea.  If I were a patient woman I would hold it for a while and see if I still had the nausea just from the night shift alone. But I'm not very patient. I want off the stuff.


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.


#40 GiaK

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 10:49 PM

yes...ginger tea is good too...just play with it and see what is helpful to you.

 

 

I used to get bouts of weird reflux too, but I can't remember when specifically (like whether it was associated in particular to lamictal in any way)

 

in any case I no longer ever have any reflux at all...


Beyond Meds: http://beyondmeds.com/

I withdrew from a cocktail of 6 psychiatric drugs that included every class of psych drug.

I took a bit over 6 years to do it. Finished on Feb 9 2010. I'm still recovering from iatrogenesis.


#41 Zoe

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 06:13 AM

HI- One of my biggest issues with withdrawl from Lexapro and Wellbutrin is nausea. The family doc switched me from lexapro to zoloft without weaning me, plus before I knew that was causing me issues I started weaning from the wellbutrin. I have had anxiety issues, but the major one has been severe nausea. Does anyone have anything that helped for them with this symptom?

 

Thanks so much!!!!


 

Jan. 1994 Pamelor

2000 switched to Zoloft 

2011 Zoloft pooped out- Dr. switched me directly to Lexapro15mg -had a horrible 6mths

2013 upped Lexapro to 20 mgs-pooped out

June 2013 Dr. added 150 Wellbutrin to Lexapro.

July 2013 Switched back to Zoloft 100mgs.Was still taking Wellbutrin. Lots of anxiety from the Wellbutrin

July 2013 Started to wean Wellbutrin- off by Sept.

Oct. 2013 added 400 mgs of Neurotin to the Zoloft

Jan 2014 Tapered off of the Zoloft and onto Prozac 30 mgs. Also still taking 400 mgs Neurotin

Feb 2014 Reduced Prozac to 13 mgs. Still taking 400 mgs Neurotin

Aug. 2014 Prozac 13 mgs. Finished with Neurotin. .7 Risperadol

 


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Posted 23 August 2013 - 03:59 PM

Sorry to hear things haven't been going so well for you. You could try some ginger. I use either fresh ginger in hot water or natural ginger tablets (usually used for motion sickness) Dalsaan
Please note - I am not a medical practitioner and I do not give medical advice. I offer an opinion based on my own experiences, reading and discussion with others.On Effexor for 2 months at the start of 2005. Had extreme insomnia as an adverse reaction. Changed to mirtazapine. Have been trying to get off since mid 2008 with numerous failures including CTs and slow (but not slow enough tapers)Have slow tapered at 10 per cent or less for years. I have liquid mirtazapine made at a compounding chemist.
Was on 1.6 ml as at 19 March 2014.
Dropped to 1.5 ml 7 June 2014. Dropped to 1.4 in about September.
Dropped to 1.3 on 20 December 2014. Dropped to 1.2 in mid Jan 2015.
Dropped to 1 ml in late Feb 2015. I think my old medication had run out of puff so I tried 1ml when I got the new stuff and it seems to be going ok. Sleep has been good over the last week (as of 13/3/15).
Dropped to 1/2 ml 14/11/15 Fatigue still there as are memory and cognition problems. Sleep is patchy but liveable compared to what it has been in the past.

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#43 Zoe

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 05:01 PM

Thank you so much!!! I will get some tomorrow.


 

Jan. 1994 Pamelor

2000 switched to Zoloft 

2011 Zoloft pooped out- Dr. switched me directly to Lexapro15mg -had a horrible 6mths

2013 upped Lexapro to 20 mgs-pooped out

June 2013 Dr. added 150 Wellbutrin to Lexapro.

July 2013 Switched back to Zoloft 100mgs.Was still taking Wellbutrin. Lots of anxiety from the Wellbutrin

July 2013 Started to wean Wellbutrin- off by Sept.

Oct. 2013 added 400 mgs of Neurotin to the Zoloft

Jan 2014 Tapered off of the Zoloft and onto Prozac 30 mgs. Also still taking 400 mgs Neurotin

Feb 2014 Reduced Prozac to 13 mgs. Still taking 400 mgs Neurotin

Aug. 2014 Prozac 13 mgs. Finished with Neurotin. .7 Risperadol

 


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Posted 26 August 2013 - 03:58 PM

Sunny I know exactly how you feel, especially with the severe acid reflux. I you found something that helped, please share with me. I take Toms and Zantac, but they're barely half effective... And I don't want to take that for weeks and weeks...

 

I have been taking probiotics for many months now but that doesn't seem to help either.

 

Looking forward to some input on this! :)

 

Thanks!!

 

Athena


2000-2001: Effexor              2005-2012: Celexa, Zoloft, Effexor, desipramin, Wellbutrin, mirtazepin, Lamictal, Remeron, Abilify, nortriptylin, Cipralex, Cymbalta, and others I don't remember. Really bad side effects to all.
Sept-Nov 2012: Paxil 20mg, Wellbutrin 100mg, Imovane 5mg      Nov 2012: Paxil 20mg --> 10mg
Dec 2012: Paxil 10mg-->0; 1 week later: HUGE WD symptoms. Started to get informed on the internet and back to 10mg Paxil.
Dec 2012-Jan 2013: Paxil 10mg, Wellbutrin 100mg, Imovane 2.5mg        End Jan 2013: P 9mg, W 100mg, I 2.0mg
Feb 2013: P 8mg, W 100mg, I 1.5mg      April 2013: P 7mg, W 100mg, I 1.25mg       May 2013: P 7mg, W 90mg, I 1mg    

June 2013: P 7mg, W 80mg, I 0mg       July 1/2013: P 7, W 70     July 22/2013: P 7, W 60             Aug 2013: P 7, W 50       Sept 2013: P 6.1, W 50     Oct 2013: P up to 6.3, W 50     Nov 2013: P 6.2 to 5.9, W 50      Dec 2013: P 5.9, W 40      Jan 2014: P 5.3, W40        Feb 2014: P 5.3, W 30      March-April 2014: P 5.3, W 26    May 2014: P 5.3, W 20        June 2014: P 5.3 W 15     July 2014:  P 5.3, W 14       Aug 2014: P 5.3, W up to 15     Sept 2014: P 5.3, W 14    Oct 2014: P 4.8, W 14      Nov 2014: P 4.3, W 14     Dec 2014-Jan 2015: P 3.9, W 14     Feb 2015: P 3.9, W 12    March 2015: P 3.6, W 12   April-May 2015: P 3.3, W 12    June 2015: P 3.3, W 10    July 2015: P 3.3, W 8   Aug-Sept 2015: P 3.3, W 6   Oct 2015: P 3.0, W 6   Nov 2015: P 2.7, W 6   Dec 2015: P 2.4, W 6   Jan-Feb 2016: P 2.4, W 5  March 2016: P 2.2, W 5   April 2016: P 2.2, W 4   May-June 2016: P 2.2, W 3  July 2016: P 2.2, W 2  Aug 2016: P 2.2, W 1  Sept 2016: P 2.2, W 0!!  Oct 2016: P 2.0   Nov 2016-Jan 2017: P 1.8  Feb-Mar 2017: P 1.9

 


#45 GiaK

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 05:02 PM

DGL is great for acid reflux...

 

also I you'd like to learn to go drug free for acid reflux issues Chris Kresser has done extensive writing on how to manage that...I can speak to it having helped me...AND it healed my mother who was being told she needed surgery for GERD

 

http://chriskresser.com/heartburn

 

if you scroll down there is a collection of all his posts on the topic...I highly recommend it! 


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I withdrew from a cocktail of 6 psychiatric drugs that included every class of psych drug.

I took a bit over 6 years to do it. Finished on Feb 9 2010. I'm still recovering from iatrogenesis.


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Posted 31 August 2013 - 08:52 PM

Ever since I started to cut down on Cymbalta and had a failed CT after a fast taper, I've been severely constipated. I finally had a laproscopic surgery to look for endometriosis due to the increasingly severe menstrual cramps the last three + years, but the doctor found nothing. Instead, he felt my issue was more possibly due to IBS as he said my bowl was really full. I didn't even realize I was that constipated. This has really been an issue since quitting Adderall after a while and then even more so after cutting down on Cymbalta. My guess is that it's a nervous system effect.

 

My really bad menstrual issues also didn't get this awful until I started Adderall and Cymbalta within months or one another a few or so years ago. I never put two and two together until I started thinking about how long things have been this bad with my cramps. I seem to get more constipated past ovulation and then have looser stools after my period starts.

 

So I will be going to see a GI doc and will get tested for celiac and lactose intolerance. I mostly eat gluten free but slip up here and there (especially living at my mom's for now who bakes a lot) and am keeping track of my symptoms when I do.

 

I also have had bad acid relux and heartburn since stopping Adderall and cutting down on Cymbalta.

 

I think I am going to get some good probiotics instead of just relying on greek yogurt in my smoothie. But there is definitely now more of a constipation issue with this withdrawal business, including nausea.


Finished slow taper on 4/6/14 from 20 mg to 6 beads over period of almost a year on Cymbalta and then quit cannabis around the time I DC'd Cymbalta.

Tried to go off completely 8/13 - 8/20 (didn't work) - Reinstated 10mg on 8/21/13

Off Adderall (2010 -2013) after 3.5 years since July 12th, 2013

Taking Tramadol 50 mg since 2007 for chronic pain

Lamictal 450 mg (from 2007 - 2009)

Lexapro (2004-2007 30 mg?)

Ambien (2009-2010)

Trazadone (2010-2011 for sleep)

2008-2010 -Trials of Wellbutrin, Paxil, Ritalin, Concerta, Effexor, Risperdal, Abilify, Seroquel, Trileptal

Earlier history includes - long courses of Tricyclics, Prozac, Wellbutrin, Paxil. Serzone, Celexa, Remeron, Zoloft for shorter periods.

Haldol, Lithium, Stelazine. Xanax, Clonipin, and Ativan have been used on and off, mostly Clonipin. Went through serious Xanax withdrawal a couple times in my life so far. Methadone (2003-2005 - psychiatrist/pain management doctor decided that was the first thing I ought to try for moderate chronic pain).  MS Contin 2005-2007 (aka Morphine)

 


#47 Rhiannon

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 02:12 AM

Sunny I know exactly how you feel, especially with the severe acid reflux. I you found something that helped, please share with me. I take Toms and Zantac, but they're barely half effective... And I don't want to take that for weeks and weeks...

 

I have been taking probiotics for many months now but that doesn't seem to help either.

 

Looking forward to some input on this! :)

 

Thanks!!

 

Athena

 

Reducing carbohydrates, especially starches, really helps me with my reflux.  I have to be sort of religious about it for a few weeks and then I have more slack, but once I get off track and have a bout of eating sweets or something it gets bad again and I have to start over.  As long as I keep the carbs down I do okay (I also eat yogurt and kefir and take probiotics).

 

I was really amazed how much cutting out the carbs made the reflux go away almost overnight. Especially bread and starchy foods. It's easy to do, give it a try and if it doesn't help within a couple of days, nothing lost.


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.


#48 Altostrata

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 10:53 AM

Eating too much causes problems for me. I've found it's best to back away from filling my stomach.

 

Recently, I found a probiotic juice (Goodbelly) to be vastly more effective than a probiotic in a capsule, which might not be live by the time you take it. The juice is a fresh product in the refrigerator section of the market.

 

If you can tolerate magnesium, it is very helpful for constipation.


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#49 catw66

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 01:15 PM

Thanks for the reminder. I have magnesium oxide pills for migraine and I have not been taking them. I will try that. Thanks! Goodbelly sounds good as well.


Finished slow taper on 4/6/14 from 20 mg to 6 beads over period of almost a year on Cymbalta and then quit cannabis around the time I DC'd Cymbalta.

Tried to go off completely 8/13 - 8/20 (didn't work) - Reinstated 10mg on 8/21/13

Off Adderall (2010 -2013) after 3.5 years since July 12th, 2013

Taking Tramadol 50 mg since 2007 for chronic pain

Lamictal 450 mg (from 2007 - 2009)

Lexapro (2004-2007 30 mg?)

Ambien (2009-2010)

Trazadone (2010-2011 for sleep)

2008-2010 -Trials of Wellbutrin, Paxil, Ritalin, Concerta, Effexor, Risperdal, Abilify, Seroquel, Trileptal

Earlier history includes - long courses of Tricyclics, Prozac, Wellbutrin, Paxil. Serzone, Celexa, Remeron, Zoloft for shorter periods.

Haldol, Lithium, Stelazine. Xanax, Clonipin, and Ativan have been used on and off, mostly Clonipin. Went through serious Xanax withdrawal a couple times in my life so far. Methadone (2003-2005 - psychiatrist/pain management doctor decided that was the first thing I ought to try for moderate chronic pain).  MS Contin 2005-2007 (aka Morphine)

 


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Posted 01 September 2013 - 05:17 PM

Catw66,

 

Just an FYI ... if you are already eating a gluten free diet then any blood test your physician runs will likely show up negative ... if they scope your intestines they can see whether or not the villi are damaged and can make a diagnosis from that.  But if you have been gluten free long enough your villi will begin to heal.

 

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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


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Posted 04 September 2013 - 05:11 PM

Hi there : have not been on site for sometime but continue to suffer from NAUSEA / main symptom from cold turkey withdrawal of nortriptyline 5 months ago . Tried almost everything .. Started probiotics two weeks ago nothing yet but hoping it may help ... Anyone have any recommendations for me ? Sad overwhelmed by all of this !
Nortriptyline 10 mg for about 2.5 years for chronic pain
Quit cold turkey feb. 12th / bad withdrawal symptoms
Reinstated for 5 days in march / very bad reaction quit again
Suffering with Nausea / headaches / chills

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 08:02 PM

Hi everyone :D

 

This is a weird one I know, but it works well.  Chewing liquorice root. If you can't find the liquorice root in a health food store even a good quality liquorice often helps with nausea.  Liquorice root is available in powder, tea, supplements and candy.  It works!

 

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 11:05 PM

Ugh! I'm certainly familiar with the nausea. There's been lots of it in my life - motion sickness, the flu, pregnancy, and now withdrawal - and I've tried everything.

 

I concur with the posts above re GINGER and LICORICE. I find ginger beer (it's not an alcoholic beverage) is the most helpful. I also use ginger gum. Ginger tea is nice because it's also soothing. If you don't care for the taste of ginger, then you can take a ginger pill or chew on licorice root or licorice candy.

 

There's also an ACCUPRESSURE POINT on the inside of your wrist which you can press and hold to help with nausea. Here's a youtube video with a good demonstration of how to find the correct point and apply pressure: http://www.youtube.c...h?v=KcZs6BYFyTo. In my experience, you'll know you've found the spot because within 15-30 seconds you can feel the nausea diminishing. This is a partucilarly good remedy if your nausea comes in waves because you can catch it quickly and get immediate and profound relief. Unfortunately, if your nausea is continuous, you'll find you have to continue to hold the pressure point.

 

There are a few companies that make an ELECTRONIC WRISTBAND that activates the same triggerpoint and provides better continuous relief than manually applying pressure with the accupressure technique. From what I've found, these devises are by far the most effective non-drug treatment available, but they're not inexpensive. I purchased one from this company, http://neurowavemedi.../motionsickness, about 8 years ago, and have used it quite a bit.

 

There are apparently equivalent devices at this site, http://www.reletex.c...asked-questions as well as lots of FAQs. A possible advantage of purchasing from this second manufacturer is that since this company markets the devise as a treatment for "postoperative nausea" they will only sell you one if you have a prescription from your MD, and if the device is prescribed by your MD, you might be able to get at least a part of the cost covered by insurance.

 

Of course, research these devices thoroughly yourself and check with your MD before purchasing or using one to mitigate your symptoms of nausea.

 

I hope that helps. Good luck.

 

-Mtnbkr.


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08.2010 Switched to Celexa. Suicidal ideation was constant.  Unable to sleep without ambien.

05.2012 Switched to Zoloft. Absolutely the BEST control of depression but caused severe bloating and rapid weight gain. Acne.

11.00.2012 Returned to Prozac 40mg

04.00.2013 Prozac 40mg + Wellbutrin 150mg

06.25.2013 Prozac 60mg and Wellbutrin 300mg

07.08.2013 GRAND MAL SEIZURE

07.09.2013 Prozac 40mg and Wellbutrin 300mg

07.26.2013 Prozac 40mg and Wellbutrin 150 mg

08.01.2014 Prozac 40mg and Wellbutrin ZERO

08.09.2013 Prozac 30.0 mg

09.13.2013 Prozac 27.5 mg

10.04.2013 Prozac 25.0 mg

10.25.2013 Prozac 22.5 mg

11.15.2013 Prozac 20.0 mg

12.06.2013 Prozac 15.0 mg

12.21.2013 Prozac 10.0 mg

 


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Posted 07 September 2013 - 11:11 AM

Has your nausea stopped ? I hope so .. I am in my fifth month of it and nothing seems to help ! Ginger licorice I,ve tried everything .. I just hope you are better ? .. That would provide some encouragement . I just ordered a wristband that shoots electrical shocks ( mild) That is suppose to help with nausea .. I will let everyone know if it does Healing thoughts your way .. Spencer
Nortriptyline 10 mg for about 2.5 years for chronic pain
Quit cold turkey feb. 12th / bad withdrawal symptoms
Reinstated for 5 days in march / very bad reaction quit again
Suffering with Nausea / headaches / chills

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Posted 07 September 2013 - 02:42 PM

Hi Spencer, I am sorry you are suffering from naucea for so long .. :( I too am suffering, since I made a cut in my Ativan dose, almost a month ago .. Ginger tea helps a little, but the naucea comes back. What is the wristband called? Is it helping you so far? I would like to look into it .. Thank you Spencer, wishing that you will feel better soon. Love, Lexi
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 07 September 2013 - 05:47 PM

I'm not having the nausea so much now, so I guess it was the Lamictal since I've been holding it for a while now. But other tummy stuff is happening now. I'm certain that my graveyard shift is contributing to the problem but until I go off of it I won't know how much.

 

Once I get back onto the evening schedule I'll start tapering the Lamictal more aggressively (which for me is still pretty slow, like 2 mg a month instead of 1 mg a month!) and see if the nausea comes back.

 

I'm sorry you're having to deal with that Spencer, for sure let us know if that wristband thing helps!


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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.

 

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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 08 September 2013 - 06:34 AM

Hi there Lexi and Gold Star Thanks for your kind replies The wristband is from the distributor Aeromedix . I ordered last week not received as of yet but I assure you if I get any relief I will share asap. I am drinking ginger tea but honestly it does very little .. I am desperate for something that could take the edge off .. Will keep searching I started a regimen of probiotics .. Advised that it may help heal the gut ? Felt ok first week however last week my symptoms are so nasty however, I am not sure that there is a relationship ? Anyone try probiotics ? I am trying so hard to focus and believe this will end .., just not so easy these days . Thanks again for your replies I will be in touch !! Healing thoughts for all Spencer
Nortriptyline 10 mg for about 2.5 years for chronic pain
Quit cold turkey feb. 12th / bad withdrawal symptoms
Reinstated for 5 days in march / very bad reaction quit again
Suffering with Nausea / headaches / chills

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 07:05 AM

Hi Spencer, What is it that you are tapering from? I do not see your signature ..Spencer, probiotics made me ill ..I quit taking them. Feel better, and I hope that the wristband will work .. wouldn't that be a blessing ..!! Thinking of you, and wishing you peace, and well bring. Love, Lexi
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 08 September 2013 - 05:30 PM

Hi Lexi I stopped low dose notriptyline in February .. After a few weeks of awful symptoms I started again and within 5 days quit again ( I was so sick from the reinstatement ) and to boot I was now paralyzed with fear of what this drug was doing .soooo I have been struggling ever since .. As mentioned the nausea is 24/7 .. The other symptoms headache chills seem tolerable compared to the nausea . I have had 3 brief windows to note which tg as its given me a glimmer of hope . I had no idea about tapering and or the impact of these drugs ..I was prescribed it for pain from several back to back surgeries ... I would take the pain anytime vs this experience . Anyhow thanks for your reply .. Not sure how to set up my signature ?? I think I found the site in march or so first time in any forum. As for the probiotics ?? Umm not sure whether to continue at first I had no reaction but last week I had such a spike in symptoms .. How did they make you feel ? See if I can. Determine whether they are not helping . One of the worse things about this process is that I am never sure if something is a trigger and I look desperately to understand if I did or ate anything ! To provoke a flare . Well for now , My nausea is dialed down a notch .. Hoping for a bit of a reprieve this week .. So I can get back on the saddle when it returns !! Take good care , Healing thoughts your way
Nortriptyline 10 mg for about 2.5 years for chronic pain
Quit cold turkey feb. 12th / bad withdrawal symptoms
Reinstated for 5 days in march / very bad reaction quit again
Suffering with Nausea / headaches / chills

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 06:36 PM

I had significant gut problems from tapering Xanax. Also... when tapering the lexapro had nausea... ginger tea ( from fresh root) did help with that.

 

As for the xanax I got terrible bloating, water retention, and intermittent constipation & diarrhea. It got so bad I had to halt my taper. 

 

I went to see a naturopath who happens to be a family friend. This was the beginning of July. She suggested I quit eating complex carbs & refined sugar, that 1/3 of what is on my plate be "builders" like potatoes, sweet potaoes, lentils, low cal cheese, unprocessed meats etc. & that the rest be "eliminators" like fresh fruits and vegetables. Oh. And eat yogurt with live cultures... a natural probiotic.

 

I also began to ferment my own vegetables...   also with probiotic benefit  although you have to go slow with that.

 

It took some time but in about 3 weeks I started to feel the results.. I lost a little weight, the painful bloating was gone almost immediately & after awhile longer my BMs became more normal. A surprising side effect has been that my normal once a day head aches that required ibuprofen have disappeared! I feel better & healthier and actually am eating quite a lot but we have a garden to graze from on a daily basis. I do green smoothies... an easy way to incorporate those leafy greens that I really am not that crazy about. 

 

I've started to taper again but am able to taper a little more steeply because of the diet changes. I still have gut problems at the beginning of the taper... not going to lie... but at least I can proceed.

 

Don't know if this wil help any but thought it was worth a shot.

 

RU

 

ps. I avoid any and all artificial type supplements myself it it can beget them from a more natural diet that , with a little research & perhaps inconvenience is more believable. Maybe I'm just sick of pills. Don't get me wrong.. I take a vitamin D supplement myself but would just rather eat more properly.


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November 2009- Sept. 2011 10 mg lex., 300 Well. XL, 4 mg Xanax [/b
Sept.2012- July 2012 20 mg Lex 300 Well. XL, 4 mg Xanax
My mantra " go slow & with the flow "
3/2/13.. Began equal dosing 5 Xs /day xanax, while simultaneously incorporating a 2.5 % drop ( from 3.5 mg/day to 3.4 mg/day)

4/6/13 dropped from 300 mg. Wellbutrin XL to 150 mg. Difficult but DONE! Down to 3.3 mg xanax/ day / 6/10/13 3 mg xanax/day; 7/15/2013 2.88mg xanax/day.
10/ 1/2013...... 2.5 mg xanax… ( switched to tablets again) WOO HOO!!!!!! Holding here… cont. with Lexapro.
1/ 2/2014.. tapered to 18mg ( by weight) of a 26 mg ( by weight) pill of 20 mg tab. lexapro. goal is 13mg (by weight OR 10 mg by ingredient content) and STOPPED. Feeling very down with unbalanced, unpredictable WD symptoms.
1/2/2014- ??? Taking a brain-healing break from tapering anything after actively tapering something for 1.5 years. So… daily doses as of 2/2/2014: 18 mg by weight Lex, 150 mg Well. XL, 2.5 mg xanax, down from 26 mg by weight Lex., 300 mg well. XL, 4 mg xanax in August, 2012. I'll take it. :) 5/8/14 started equivalent dose liquid./ tabs. 5/13/14 1.5 % cut.

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 05:46 PM

I am having nausea.  I also have the pain from diverticulitis which has been bugging me a about two weeks.  Sadly I am now taking Doxycycline in the event there is an infection.  The antibiotic can cause nausea.  Disgusting isn't it.

 

I absolutely can't stand myself.  Nausea, feeling lousy, aches and pains, anxiety....I just don't talk about it anywhere but here.  I am sick of myself.

 

Joined Weight Watcher's and have not followed thru with it.

 

I told myself a few times today that "nothing changes, if nothing changes'.  It sux when your body doesn't work right.

 

And now I am telling myself that "this too shall pass'  but  when?


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Posted 13 September 2013 - 11:28 PM

" I am sick of myself". I soooo get this Nikki! One time my husband told me "When you get this way I just have to go somewhere ( as to visit a neighbor et.). I broke down and cried and told him "You're lucky!!! I want to get away fro myself too!!! But I can't!!"

 

When I get like that, where nothing goes right, I am focused on everything that is wrong, and I just can't find my way out of that place, I'd give ANYTHING for a break from myself but can't. It truly does suck and unless you've been there it is impossible to understand.

 

Those of us who have supportive loved ones, even if they get sick of us but stick around, well.... we're the lucky ones!!!

 

Hope you get an upswing soon!! Sometimes they feel so far away. That's the blessing of windows though. They give you hope. And then when you hear others who have windows it gives you courage. 

 

RU :)


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1996- spring 2003serzone/ xanax/ lightbox.
b]Fall 2003- Fall 2004? Lexapro 10 mg. Light box /4 mg. xanax.[/b]
2004 - Fall of 2009 10 mg Lex, 150 mg Wellbutrin XL % 4 mg xanax
November 2009- Sept. 2011 10 mg lex., 300 Well. XL, 4 mg Xanax [/b
Sept.2012- July 2012 20 mg Lex 300 Well. XL, 4 mg Xanax
My mantra " go slow & with the flow "
3/2/13.. Began equal dosing 5 Xs /day xanax, while simultaneously incorporating a 2.5 % drop ( from 3.5 mg/day to 3.4 mg/day)

4/6/13 dropped from 300 mg. Wellbutrin XL to 150 mg. Difficult but DONE! Down to 3.3 mg xanax/ day / 6/10/13 3 mg xanax/day; 7/15/2013 2.88mg xanax/day.
10/ 1/2013...... 2.5 mg xanax… ( switched to tablets again) WOO HOO!!!!!! Holding here… cont. with Lexapro.
1/ 2/2014.. tapered to 18mg ( by weight) of a 26 mg ( by weight) pill of 20 mg tab. lexapro. goal is 13mg (by weight OR 10 mg by ingredient content) and STOPPED. Feeling very down with unbalanced, unpredictable WD symptoms.
1/2/2014- ??? Taking a brain-healing break from tapering anything after actively tapering something for 1.5 years. So… daily doses as of 2/2/2014: 18 mg by weight Lex, 150 mg Well. XL, 2.5 mg xanax, down from 26 mg by weight Lex., 300 mg well. XL, 4 mg xanax in August, 2012. I'll take it. :) 5/8/14 started equivalent dose liquid./ tabs. 5/13/14 1.5 % cut.

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Posted 14 September 2013 - 03:40 AM

I have a friend who says "Wherever I go, there I am".  Which is the jest of what you were saying about your husband taking a break and you can't.

 

I still have nausea.  I forgot to mention that a teaspoon of baking soda in a glass of water can help with nausea.

 

Will purchase some today.

 

I think the antibiotics contribute, but I had it before I took it and my daughter has been complaining of nausea.

 

RU.....hugs and let's believe it will get better.


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Posted 17 September 2013 - 11:26 AM

Merged similar topics.

Eating too much causes problems for me. I've found it's best to back away from filling my stomach.   Recently, I found a probiotic juice (Goodbelly) to be vastly more effective than a probiotic in a capsule, which might not be live by the time you take it. The juice is a fresh product in the refrigerator section of the market.   If you can tolerate magnesium, it is very helpful for constipation.

  Goodbelly is really helping me right now. My gut got damaged from 4 days of an antibiotic.   Goodbelly contains a very specific organism, Lactobacillus plantarum 299v, which occurs naturally in humans and survives stomach acid, etc. http://www.ncbi.nlm....pubmed/15702859

 

It's been shown in studies to be effective for IBS. http://www.ncbi.nlm....pubmed/19785495 The only other source I've found for Lactobacillus plantarum 299v is Jarrow Ideal Bowel Support 299v, which I'm going to try, because it seems right now I need to load up on dear little L. plantarum 299v.


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Posted 17 September 2013 - 05:19 PM

I had severe nausea associated with lamictal withdrawal for well over a year...it was one of the (many) worst symptoms I had...awful...and nausea is often associated with lamictal in any case, yes   I couldn't eat among other things...   I lived on ginger tincture...I used gaia brand and would do two shots in a bit of water and down it...around the clock...it helped somewhat...and was the only thing that did...   I hope you don't have to deal with it to the extent I did...ginger really did ease it a bit, but not as much as would have allowed me to be functional (if that were the only symptom I was dealing with)


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Quit cold turkey feb. 12th / bad withdrawal symptoms
Reinstated for 5 days in march / very bad reaction quit again
Suffering with Nausea / headaches / chills

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 05:22 PM

Hi GiaK Did the nausea stop ? Was there anything other than the ginger that helped! ( as it has not helped me ) Desperate for some relief but knowing yours ended will help me hang in there !! Thanking you
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Quit cold turkey feb. 12th / bad withdrawal symptoms
Reinstated for 5 days in march / very bad reaction quit again
Suffering with Nausea / headaches / chills

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 03:15 AM

it did eventually but I'd say for about 2 years I was in hell with it (and a whole slew of other symptoms)...I'm sorry some of you are dealing with it...it was ugly...I could hardly eat for months at a time. 

 

now I only rarely have nausea and it's nothing like it was back then. 


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Posted 18 September 2013 - 03:16 AM

and no...nothing really helped much...ginger just barely touched it but it was better than doing nothing...sorry I don't have anything better to say


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I took a bit over 6 years to do it. Finished on Feb 9 2010. I'm still recovering from iatrogenesis.


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Posted 03 January 2014 - 05:18 AM

Hello everyone Well I thought I would update and see if anyone can provide some info I continue to struggle with chronic nausea I am now 11 months off of nortriptyline . I have tried virtually all approaches to eliviate to no avail . Some windows throughout and probably a handful of days where I had no nausea . I have lost weight and quite frankly weary from this symptom ... Others are more tolerable . Two weeks ago I had an endoscopy and a small hiatel hernia was found and an ulcer on my eshopogus . Biopsies were negative tg. This indicates some acid reflux ( although I do not suffer from heartburn ). The Dr prescribed nexium however I am so reluctant to take this drug or any for that matter ? Has anyone taken it with ++ results ? I have bought a book called dropping acid which has a good diet however I already have such a restrictive diet ( no caffeine no alcohol gluten free ) I am afraid that I cannot self heal with diet ? I have tried probiotics a few times but I am sure that my nausea increases .. I cannot take or tolerate much of any supplement ( fish oil ok) but one magnesium or a Tylenol is too much . I would like to know for support has anyone suffered from nausea this long ? And if so when did it stop ? Did anything HELP Should I take the nexium ? I did not fill the rx waiting to go back the Dr. For my follow up.. However she is not accepting of my withdrawal what so ever .. As I told her I was not tolerate of drugs and she scoffed at the suggestion that I would like to take a less potent drug . I started Dcl licorice as it can help heal the gut but I have read that it may not be good for withdrawal .. I am so overwhelmed by what to do or not do ? Can the acid reflux be from the withdrawal ?and will it subside as a heal ? Lastly is there any Dr in Canada that treats withdrawal .. I have had no luck finding anyone My Drs here have humiliated me by dismissing that these symptoms are from withdrawal .. I just carry on I hopes that I recover through Support from this website that helps to validate my struggles Ps : I am not technically savvy and would like to change my email and password .. Do I rejoin as a member to do so? Sorry for the all the questions Wishing everyone a happy and healthier 2014 !! Healing thoughts sent your way
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Quit cold turkey feb. 12th / bad withdrawal symptoms
Reinstated for 5 days in march / very bad reaction quit again
Suffering with Nausea / headaches / chills

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Posted 07 February 2014 - 02:10 PM

Currently experiencing this now. Not fun. Feels like my stomach is a beehive. I will not reinstate. Instead I will hold off on my taper and wait for things to settle. Then I will take it much slower. 


Slowly coming off 150 mg venlafaxine a day after nine years on it. Removing a small amount of beads from a capsule each month. Then I stabilise and remove another small amount. Not as precise as the 10% method but so far so good.  Any help/advice is greatly appreciated.


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Posted 07 February 2014 - 02:48 PM

Is there anything that helps the pain? Or should I just wait it out?

 

I know it's been a while but what did you do? Did you just ride it out?


Slowly coming off 150 mg venlafaxine a day after nine years on it. Removing a small amount of beads from a capsule each month. Then I stabilise and remove another small amount. Not as precise as the 10% method but so far so good.  Any help/advice is greatly appreciated.


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Posted 01 May 2014 - 12:48 PM

Hi Altostrata, I tried to find the Goodbelly, but couldn't find it here in Montréal. I have contacted them to see if they could ship it around here and am waiting for their response. It seems like a good product and I very much want to try it! :)


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Sept-Nov 2012: Paxil 20mg, Wellbutrin 100mg, Imovane 5mg      Nov 2012: Paxil 20mg --> 10mg
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Dec 2012-Jan 2013: Paxil 10mg, Wellbutrin 100mg, Imovane 2.5mg        End Jan 2013: P 9mg, W 100mg, I 2.0mg
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