Posted 09 January 2015 - 08:15 AM
Thanks Muddles, for that story, even just to hear one other story liike this, with some hope...
Ever, yes, she has been drinking kefir and eating yogurt. But with a relatively high dose and an extended treatment time, I'm thinking her guts are pretty depleted. Of course I've learned most of this online, Dr never mentioned it. I read that depleted gut flora can cause anxiety, so it could be this. If that's the case she should recover. I'm not handling this very well, I usually don't lose it but this is WAY tooo close to home for me right now. She I wonder if some multivits would be good too, or just stay wiith the yogurt and kefir (oor a good probiotic, bc who knows, is Kefir ok for her?) I'm over reacting, but I can't help it. this has thrown me for a loop.
2 Timothy 1-7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
Effexor 75mg to 262.5mg 2005-2010 for post partum depression
Started having poop out mid 2010, also switched generic brands, then crashed in Dec 2010 (anxiety/ "terror", intense DR, anhedonia, suicidal ideation, chills, insomnia, horrible intrusive thoughts, disorientation, ect)
Rapid "tapered" from 262.5mg Effexor in 3 months
Tried Celexa,Cipralex, then Paxil to deal with wd(this switching made things worse and added akathesia)
Found online support and started tapering Paxil 7 months after quitting Effexor (at this point was having small windows).
Paxil taper: dropped 10% every 4-8 weeks
Year 1 October 2011 to Nov 2012 20mg to 10mg
Year 2 March 2013 to Feb 2014 10mg to 4mg
Year 3 April 2014 to May 2015 4mg to 1.1mg
Year 4 June 2015 1.1mg , dropping by 10% until .5mg, after then dropped by 0.1mg every 5 weeks until 0.1mg.
Finished! Official last dose of 0.1mg on June 15/16