Jump to content

If you find useful information here, your gift would help keep this site going. Our staff is entirely volunteer.

Photo

Brassmonkey: Talking about myself

Paxil paroxetine

  • Please log in to reply
1084 replies to this topic

#73 brassmonkey

brassmonkey

    Platinum star

  • Moderators
  • 2,451 posts
  • LocationCalifornia

Posted 26 December 2014 - 12:15 PM

Aberdeen--  Thank you, and all the others who have expressed concern about the tooth.  As long as I keep up with the pain pills it is treating me pretty well.  I have an appointment on Tuesday to get things rolling.

 

I just looked at my records and realized that this is my last week at this dose.  So on Monday I will start sliding toward 2.1mg.  I hope your next drop goes smoothly.


20 years on Paxil starting at 20mg and working up to 40mg. Sept 2011 started 10% every 6 weeks taper (2.5% every week for 4 weeks then hold for 2 additional weeks), currently at 7.9mg. Oct 2011 CTed 15oz vodka a night, to only drinking 2 beers most nights, totally sober Feb 2013.

Since I wrote this I have continued to decrease my dose by 10% every 6 weeks (2.5% every week for 4 weeks and then hold for an additional 2 weeks). I added in an extra 6 week hold when I hit 10mg to let things settle out even more. When I hit 3mg it became hard to split the drop into 4 parts so I switched to dropping 1mgpw (pill weight) every week for 3 weeks and then holding for another 3 weeks.  The 3 + 3 schedule turned out to be too harsh so I cut back to dropping 1mgpw every 4 weeks which is working better.

Current dose 0.000mg 04-15-2017

 

"It's also important not to become angry, no matter how difficult life is, because you can loose all hope if you can't laugh at yourself and at life in general."  Stephen Hawking


#74 steeley

steeley

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 86 posts
  • Locationsydney nsw Australia

Posted 26 December 2014 - 01:20 PM

Hi Tom,

 

Just wanted to say that it was good to see your familiar face.  Are you a sillouette?  I am, but can't work out how to "crop" my picture.  I'm looking for a photo of a dead duck, but so far no luck.  Can't work out smilies either, so big smile.

 

You are doing really well with your slide, me not so crash hot, but as Junior has so sagely put it, "feel like crap and carry on".

 

Thanks for the (((((((hugs))))))) I really needed them.

 

as always ....... steeley


Prescribed 30mg Mirtazapine approximately 10 years ago.  PTSD 

 

C/T 50% of dose - dreadful, hellish

Begin to reduce by 10% every 3-6 weeks

now:

5.11.14 4.50mg - going to wait a bit longer


#75 Ever

Ever

    Silver star

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 379 posts
  • LocationWellington, New Zealand

Posted 26 December 2014 - 01:23 PM

'Dead duck'!!!!! LOLOLOL

Steeley - your sense of humour is coming back - Woot! You must be feeling a little better?

Put on Prothiaden for severe depression in 1989.  Recovered.   Prescribed Paxil for another bout of depression around 2000.   Have been trying to taper ever since but always crash about 2 months after getting to zero.   Because of the crashes, for years I thought that there was something wrong with me.   Then found that the crashes were simply withdrawal.   Now following a maximum of a 10% reduction every month or so and ready to slow down any time I feel any symptoms whatsoever.  Feeling good:).

7th Jan 15 - 3.6mg

28th Jan 15 - 3.2mg


#76 Junior

Junior

    Silver star

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 217 posts
  • LocationMelbourne, Australia

Posted 26 December 2014 - 01:32 PM

Where would we be without Steeley's sense of humour?  BTW the smilies are easy. Just click on the smile on the toolbar above where you type.  THe options will come up down the bottom.  You just click on the one you like. 

 

EG. Mark "Junior" Waugh :wub: :ph34r: :P :lol:


Personal history of GAD and 4 melancholic depressive episodes - two treated with Amityptline

Family history of Bipolar Disorder - goes back at least 3 generations

Adult son with autism, ADHD, intellectual disability and Bipolar II

Put on Aropax / Paxil in July 1997 for anther episode.  Decision to stay on it - worst decision of my life.

Began to poop out in late 2008. Switched to Lexapro March 2009.  Made me suicidal.  Tried Cymbalta for 19 days. Horrible w/d.

Found PP and RI'd Aropax at about the same time - August 2009.  Began slow taper in 2010. Crashed in 13-11mg range in mid 2013.  Switched to Citalopram 21 Oct 2013 in an attempt to stabilise.

 

There are things that are known, and things that are unknown; in between are doors - Anonymous

 

https://itunes.apple...ife/id958423649  My book about my unsuccessful journey through IVF


#77 Songbird

Songbird

    Silver star

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 634 posts
  • LocationNew Zealand

Posted 26 December 2014 - 11:01 PM

I'm looking for a photo of a dead duck, but so far no luck.

I thought you were going with a picture of molten steel?

2001-2002 Jul - Feb Aropax 2003 Feb-Dec Citalopram 2004 Jul Aropax 20mg
2005-2007 various failed tapers  2007 Feb 20mg … Nov 6mg
2008 Jan 5.5mg Feb 5mg Mar 4.5mg Apr 5mg Jun 10mg Jul 20mg Oct Loxamine Dec 17.5mg 15mg
2009 24 Jan 12.5mg … 18 Dec 6.3mg     2010 30 Aug 6.15mg 28 Nov 6 mg
2011 20 Feb 5.9mg … 26 Dec 5.3mg       2012 19 Feb 5.2mg 14 Oct 5.1mg 6 Dec 5mg
2013 25 Jan 4.9mg … 15 Dec 4.4mg       2014 18 Jan 4.3mg … 8 Dec 3.45mg
2015 Jan 3.4mg Apr 3.3mg May 3.2mg Jul 3.1mg Aug 3.0mg 18 Sep 2.9mg 24 Nov 2.8mg 25 Dec 2.7mg

2016 5 Feb 2.6mg

Blog: http://anxietystuff.weebly.com


#78 Ever

Ever

    Silver star

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 379 posts
  • LocationWellington, New Zealand

Posted 26 December 2014 - 11:19 PM

Noooooo.... I LOVE the idea of a dead duck. Do it Steeley, do it! LOLOLOL

Put on Prothiaden for severe depression in 1989.  Recovered.   Prescribed Paxil for another bout of depression around 2000.   Have been trying to taper ever since but always crash about 2 months after getting to zero.   Because of the crashes, for years I thought that there was something wrong with me.   Then found that the crashes were simply withdrawal.   Now following a maximum of a 10% reduction every month or so and ready to slow down any time I feel any symptoms whatsoever.  Feeling good:).

7th Jan 15 - 3.6mg

28th Jan 15 - 3.2mg


#79 Songbird

Songbird

    Silver star

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 634 posts
  • LocationNew Zealand

Posted 26 December 2014 - 11:46 PM

Noooooo.... I LOVE the idea of a dead duck. Do it Steeley, do it! LOLOLOL

 
Just google it - some funny cartoon ones.

2001-2002 Jul - Feb Aropax 2003 Feb-Dec Citalopram 2004 Jul Aropax 20mg
2005-2007 various failed tapers  2007 Feb 20mg … Nov 6mg
2008 Jan 5.5mg Feb 5mg Mar 4.5mg Apr 5mg Jun 10mg Jul 20mg Oct Loxamine Dec 17.5mg 15mg
2009 24 Jan 12.5mg … 18 Dec 6.3mg     2010 30 Aug 6.15mg 28 Nov 6 mg
2011 20 Feb 5.9mg … 26 Dec 5.3mg       2012 19 Feb 5.2mg 14 Oct 5.1mg 6 Dec 5mg
2013 25 Jan 4.9mg … 15 Dec 4.4mg       2014 18 Jan 4.3mg … 8 Dec 3.45mg
2015 Jan 3.4mg Apr 3.3mg May 3.2mg Jul 3.1mg Aug 3.0mg 18 Sep 2.9mg 24 Nov 2.8mg 25 Dec 2.7mg

2016 5 Feb 2.6mg

Blog: http://anxietystuff.weebly.com


#80 Ever

Ever

    Silver star

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 379 posts
  • LocationWellington, New Zealand

Posted 27 December 2014 - 12:03 AM

http://i756.photobuc...x/Dead_Duck.jpg

Put on Prothiaden for severe depression in 1989.  Recovered.   Prescribed Paxil for another bout of depression around 2000.   Have been trying to taper ever since but always crash about 2 months after getting to zero.   Because of the crashes, for years I thought that there was something wrong with me.   Then found that the crashes were simply withdrawal.   Now following a maximum of a 10% reduction every month or so and ready to slow down any time I feel any symptoms whatsoever.  Feeling good:).

7th Jan 15 - 3.6mg

28th Jan 15 - 3.2mg


#81 btdt

btdt

    Fingers of titanium

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,153 posts
  • LocationCanada

Posted 27 December 2014 - 08:56 PM

btdt-- we have to maintain our sense of humor through this entire mess, Monica and I both got a good chuckle out of it.  I, for one, love finding the absurd/obscure humor in peoples statements.

 

Many years ago, back when I was more bull headed than I am now, I wasn't feeling well and had stomach pains.  Even though the ultrasounds and x-rays showed nothing the doctor said you have gall stones and the gall bladder needs to come out.  Not being a trusting soul and not being shown any evidence, I blew him off.  About six months later the pain had grown to the point I couldn't take it any more and I went to the ER.  Next day they removed three pounds of gangrenous gall bladder.  To help clean up the internal mess they installed a stomach drain.  A week or so later, removing the drain caused a surgical clip to come off of what was left of the bile duct.  This resulted in a massive case of paritinitious  (sp), which required a second surgery to clean up.  It also caused 45 adhesions between the stomach muscles and the guts.  It took 18 months of intense pain for this to get figured out, including a case of pancrititius  (sp). Which is the most painful and disgusting thing I have ever been through.  A third surgery released the adhesions and I was able to start recovering.  It wasn't for another five years that I actually started feeling descent.  Now, 20 some years later, I still have occasional trouble with the area around the scar.  During those seven years I was a very angery and sensitive person which lead to my introduction to a new wonder drug called Paxil.  But that is another story.  I often tell people that ADWD will be the hardest thing they ever do in your life.  For me it was my Seven Years of Pain, which has made my WD experience a relative walk in the park.  

I am sorry for this horrid struggle you had...have.  Oddly enough I had a pancreas problem seems to come go nothing like yours I am sure just pain and sickness... can't do much when it acts up which is occasionally... for some reason never explained to me I also had a ton of adhesions... no idea why I learned of it when I was having physio therapy... the therapist told me.. they were never treated other than physio.  I do wonder what caused them... I am sure I looked but have recall issues sometimes. Mine were on the abdomen and over the right rib area no idea why...they sure hurt.

 

I wish you continued healing and am glad withdrawal was not bad from your perspective.  


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 :)


#82 Songbird

Songbird

    Silver star

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 634 posts
  • LocationNew Zealand

Posted 28 December 2014 - 12:03 AM

This resulted in a massive case of paritinitious  (sp), which required a second surgery to clean up.  It also caused 45 adhesions between the stomach muscles and the guts.  It took 18 months of intense pain for this to get figured out, including a case of pancrititius  (sp). Which is the most painful and disgusting thing I have ever been through. 

Peritonitis (inflammation of the peritoneum - lining of the abdominal cavity - from infection).  Pancreatitis - inflammation of the pancreas.  Yikes, you did go through a lot of stuff, sounds like you were lucky to survive, peritonitis is extremely serious.

 

A few years back I had several gallstone attacks, it was the most painful thing I've ever been through apart from labour, probably about on a par in terms of pain level.  I do wonder if the Paxil had something to do with it, no doubt it affects the liver and probably bile production, etc.


2001-2002 Jul - Feb Aropax 2003 Feb-Dec Citalopram 2004 Jul Aropax 20mg
2005-2007 various failed tapers  2007 Feb 20mg … Nov 6mg
2008 Jan 5.5mg Feb 5mg Mar 4.5mg Apr 5mg Jun 10mg Jul 20mg Oct Loxamine Dec 17.5mg 15mg
2009 24 Jan 12.5mg … 18 Dec 6.3mg     2010 30 Aug 6.15mg 28 Nov 6 mg
2011 20 Feb 5.9mg … 26 Dec 5.3mg       2012 19 Feb 5.2mg 14 Oct 5.1mg 6 Dec 5mg
2013 25 Jan 4.9mg … 15 Dec 4.4mg       2014 18 Jan 4.3mg … 8 Dec 3.45mg
2015 Jan 3.4mg Apr 3.3mg May 3.2mg Jul 3.1mg Aug 3.0mg 18 Sep 2.9mg 24 Nov 2.8mg 25 Dec 2.7mg

2016 5 Feb 2.6mg

Blog: http://anxietystuff.weebly.com


#83 brassmonkey

brassmonkey

    Platinum star

  • Moderators
  • 2,451 posts
  • LocationCalifornia

Posted 28 December 2014 - 11:00 AM

My MIL said that a gallstone attack is the closest a man will come to feeling the pain of childbirth.  The "nice thing" was that they only lasted a number of hours, but I'd have a very large family. The Peritonitis followed so close to the gall bladder stuff the pain was pretty seamless. The Pancreatitis put me in the hospital for three weeks with nothing to eat or drink and this wonderful device called a nasal-gastric tube.  A plastic tube stuck up your nose down your throat into your stomach to suck everything out.  Grosses part was the glob of "sill putty" they used to stick it to the end of my nose.  Major doses of pain killers raised the whole experience to intolerable.  At one point I even told Monica not to visit because I didn't want her to see me in the state I was in.  Now a days I have to monitor injuries and the like to make sure I'm not suppressing the pain by second nature and am more seriously hurt than I think.  Not that I hurt myself all that often, but say like the nagging pain in my hands, is it drug related, work related, have I pushed things too far and really need to get them looked at?  Ah, lifes' lessons, never are easy are they.


20 years on Paxil starting at 20mg and working up to 40mg. Sept 2011 started 10% every 6 weeks taper (2.5% every week for 4 weeks then hold for 2 additional weeks), currently at 7.9mg. Oct 2011 CTed 15oz vodka a night, to only drinking 2 beers most nights, totally sober Feb 2013.

Since I wrote this I have continued to decrease my dose by 10% every 6 weeks (2.5% every week for 4 weeks and then hold for an additional 2 weeks). I added in an extra 6 week hold when I hit 10mg to let things settle out even more. When I hit 3mg it became hard to split the drop into 4 parts so I switched to dropping 1mgpw (pill weight) every week for 3 weeks and then holding for another 3 weeks.  The 3 + 3 schedule turned out to be too harsh so I cut back to dropping 1mgpw every 4 weeks which is working better.

Current dose 0.000mg 04-15-2017

 

"It's also important not to become angry, no matter how difficult life is, because you can loose all hope if you can't laugh at yourself and at life in general."  Stephen Hawking


#84 brassmonkey

brassmonkey

    Platinum star

  • Moderators
  • 2,451 posts
  • LocationCalifornia

Posted 28 December 2014 - 11:27 AM

Just posted this on another thread and wanted to keep a record of it here;

 

One thing I learned over the years was how to stop dreams while they are happening.  When a person is in REM sleep, the time that dreams happen, they are usually semi-conscience, because REM sleep isn't very deep.  If, during a dream, you can realize that you this and raise yourself up to barely conscience you can use the key phrase "reboot brain" and then force your mind to go totally blank for a few moments.  If possible actually opening your eyes momentarily will really help. Then ignoring any anxiety the dream produced let yourself drift back down into deep sleep. It is a lot to ask from a sleeping brain but with some practice I found it very effective.

 

Another thing is to not let the dream freak you out.  If a dream causes you to wake up, or if you force yourself to wake up to get out of a dream, then a quick shake of the head, like your shaking water out of your hair along with the typical "bbllurrrbb" vocalization, and then saying out loud "dang that was weird, luckily it was only a dream"  really can help.  Then change the channel, take a couple of deep breaths, relax your shoulders and go back to sleep.  Letting the secondary fear take hold is what you're trying to avoid.

 

These things don't happen overnight, they take a little practice, but just knowing that they are possible can really help.  Hope you have a better night tonight.


20 years on Paxil starting at 20mg and working up to 40mg. Sept 2011 started 10% every 6 weeks taper (2.5% every week for 4 weeks then hold for 2 additional weeks), currently at 7.9mg. Oct 2011 CTed 15oz vodka a night, to only drinking 2 beers most nights, totally sober Feb 2013.

Since I wrote this I have continued to decrease my dose by 10% every 6 weeks (2.5% every week for 4 weeks and then hold for an additional 2 weeks). I added in an extra 6 week hold when I hit 10mg to let things settle out even more. When I hit 3mg it became hard to split the drop into 4 parts so I switched to dropping 1mgpw (pill weight) every week for 3 weeks and then holding for another 3 weeks.  The 3 + 3 schedule turned out to be too harsh so I cut back to dropping 1mgpw every 4 weeks which is working better.

Current dose 0.000mg 04-15-2017

 

"It's also important not to become angry, no matter how difficult life is, because you can loose all hope if you can't laugh at yourself and at life in general."  Stephen Hawking


#85 brassmonkey

brassmonkey

    Platinum star

  • Moderators
  • 2,451 posts
  • LocationCalifornia

Posted 30 December 2014 - 12:42 PM

Back from the dentist.  The root canal went very well.  We will see how it is when the pain injections ware off.


20 years on Paxil starting at 20mg and working up to 40mg. Sept 2011 started 10% every 6 weeks taper (2.5% every week for 4 weeks then hold for 2 additional weeks), currently at 7.9mg. Oct 2011 CTed 15oz vodka a night, to only drinking 2 beers most nights, totally sober Feb 2013.

Since I wrote this I have continued to decrease my dose by 10% every 6 weeks (2.5% every week for 4 weeks and then hold for an additional 2 weeks). I added in an extra 6 week hold when I hit 10mg to let things settle out even more. When I hit 3mg it became hard to split the drop into 4 parts so I switched to dropping 1mgpw (pill weight) every week for 3 weeks and then holding for another 3 weeks.  The 3 + 3 schedule turned out to be too harsh so I cut back to dropping 1mgpw every 4 weeks which is working better.

Current dose 0.000mg 04-15-2017

 

"It's also important not to become angry, no matter how difficult life is, because you can loose all hope if you can't laugh at yourself and at life in general."  Stephen Hawking


#86 mustangwoman

mustangwoman

    Silver star

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 197 posts
  • LocationUSA

Posted 30 December 2014 - 01:44 PM

Glad it's over.  Hope you have no pain after!!


zoloft 2004-08 tapered too fast(2 weeks)
Luvox 5/08 100 mg 07/10 40mg via small reductions, 08/10 39mg, 09/10 38mg, 10/10 37mg, 11/10 36mg,2/11 35mg, 5/11 34mg, 8/11 33mg, 11/11 32mg, 01/12 31mg, 03/12 30mg, 4/12 29mg, 5/12 28 mg, 8/12 27 mg, 11/12 26 mg, 1/13 25 mg, 3/13 24 mg, 4/13 23 mg,6/13 22 mg, 7/13 21 mg, 8/13 20mg, 10/13 19 mg, 11/13 18 mg, 12/13 17 mg, 1/14 16 mg, 3/14 13 mg, 9/14 10.9 mg,  1/15 10 mg, 3/15  9 mg,  5/15 8 mg. 11/15 7.12 mg.  4/16  5 mg, 6/16   4.5 mg,  9/16 4.2 mg, 1/17 3.48 mg, 2/17  3.2 mg,  4/17 2.2 mg


#87 Ever

Ever

    Silver star

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 379 posts
  • LocationWellington, New Zealand

Posted 30 December 2014 - 11:41 PM

How you feelin now Mr BM?

Put on Prothiaden for severe depression in 1989.  Recovered.   Prescribed Paxil for another bout of depression around 2000.   Have been trying to taper ever since but always crash about 2 months after getting to zero.   Because of the crashes, for years I thought that there was something wrong with me.   Then found that the crashes were simply withdrawal.   Now following a maximum of a 10% reduction every month or so and ready to slow down any time I feel any symptoms whatsoever.  Feeling good:).

7th Jan 15 - 3.6mg

28th Jan 15 - 3.2mg


#88 dewayne76

dewayne76

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 58 posts
  • LocationJonesboro Arkansas

Posted 31 December 2014 - 01:10 AM

Hey BM, sorry to hear you're having tooth ache (or were) ... ironically, I am too! Ever since Christmas day. I have had 2 teeth to crack and break large pieces off, side by side. I can't even tell which tooth is hurting or if it's even only one of the two doing it. EXCRUCIATING PAIN! Worst I've ever felt. . . outside of the one time the wife (now ex) took me to the ER and they gave me a shot in the arm and it literally put me in lala land inside of 5 min's. I dont' remember the entire next day I was so jacked up on w/e it was they shot me with. 

But now? I don't know liquor sizes etc but I'm staring at the bottom of a vodka bottle... down to the last few drops of redcross toothache medicine (clove oil) and powdering up 1500 mg's at a time of Equate Pain Killers.. acetametaphin or w/e it is. In fact, that's why I'm up now, 3:09 am because my jaw started throbbing really hard. I hope to get to the dentist tomorrow (technically today) if I can anyways. 

 



#89 brassmonkey

brassmonkey

    Platinum star

  • Moderators
  • 2,451 posts
  • LocationCalifornia

Posted 31 December 2014 - 10:57 AM

Hey Dewayne--  I feel for ya bro... never had much luck with clove oil.  Oragel worked pretty good and sometimes Cipacol sore throat spray, but that is hard to apply.  Hope the dr gives you some good drugs.  Something you might also try is putting a bit of well chewed sugarless gum over it, it is meant to protect the exposed nerve from the air and cut the pain that way.

 

Thanks for the concern Ever and MW.  It is verry sensitive to the touch right now so if I chew wrong I get some pretty bad stabs.  I kept myself pretty drugged up yesterday, which helped to a point.  Over night it seems to have calmed down a lot.  I expected the first few days to be fairly painfull.

 

Can't believe that the year is over all ready.  Time is going just too fast.  We just had the winter solstices a few days ago and already the days are noticeable longer.  We got the last of the Halloween stuff taken down over last weekend, not put away, but at least its down, and have to start putting it back up in just eight months, I can;t take the pressure!!!!!  We are having a wonderfully windy day with a cold snap (45F/7C, well it's cold for Southern California) to blow away the last of the year.  Off to the movies and then a party to celebrate the start of 2015.


20 years on Paxil starting at 20mg and working up to 40mg. Sept 2011 started 10% every 6 weeks taper (2.5% every week for 4 weeks then hold for 2 additional weeks), currently at 7.9mg. Oct 2011 CTed 15oz vodka a night, to only drinking 2 beers most nights, totally sober Feb 2013.

Since I wrote this I have continued to decrease my dose by 10% every 6 weeks (2.5% every week for 4 weeks and then hold for an additional 2 weeks). I added in an extra 6 week hold when I hit 10mg to let things settle out even more. When I hit 3mg it became hard to split the drop into 4 parts so I switched to dropping 1mgpw (pill weight) every week for 3 weeks and then holding for another 3 weeks.  The 3 + 3 schedule turned out to be too harsh so I cut back to dropping 1mgpw every 4 weeks which is working better.

Current dose 0.000mg 04-15-2017

 

"It's also important not to become angry, no matter how difficult life is, because you can loose all hope if you can't laugh at yourself and at life in general."  Stephen Hawking


#90 aberdeen

aberdeen

    Silver star

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 410 posts
  • LocationCanada

Posted 31 December 2014 - 11:20 AM

Hope you're feeling better again soon, ouch! Happy New Years anyway!!


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


#91 brassmonkey

brassmonkey

    Platinum star

  • Moderators
  • 2,451 posts
  • LocationCalifornia

Posted 31 December 2014 - 11:26 AM

Was posting to Chrisgut about vivid dreams and thought I would repost it here for my records:

 

I have had a lot of experience with this sort of thing.  I mentioned the years of training and practice to work with psychic energy because I went through them and still am.  Very interesting stuff and nothing like the preconceptions the general public have.  I have always believed that "one should control their mind, so it doesn't control them".  

 

I am still on a very low dose of paxil (I"ve really got to get my signature added) so I am still being effected by that.  My dreams were the most vivid while I was on my full dose.  there were times I really did mistake events in them for events happening IRL, and would have to really think about it to reason it out.  The viloent dreams I could do without, mainly because the violence was usually aimed at me and way too real.  The rest of them I rather miss, especially the "OhYea" variety.  Over the course of my taper they have diminished a lot,  I still get dreams almost every night, but not nearly as all engrossing as they were.

 

I won't be able to declare 100% recovery for several years.  Once I get off the drug next summer sometime I will still have a period of post WD recovery to get through.  ATM I have some really good days and then slid back down a bit for a while.  It is all very frustrating because it still changes hour by hour.  I will say that I am so improved from where I started that it is hard to describe, and the improvements seem to be increasing weekly.  So for now I would rate WDnormal as feeling fairly good, my head being fairly clear and my memory problems more a case of CRS (can't remember s***) instead of WD.


20 years on Paxil starting at 20mg and working up to 40mg. Sept 2011 started 10% every 6 weeks taper (2.5% every week for 4 weeks then hold for 2 additional weeks), currently at 7.9mg. Oct 2011 CTed 15oz vodka a night, to only drinking 2 beers most nights, totally sober Feb 2013.

Since I wrote this I have continued to decrease my dose by 10% every 6 weeks (2.5% every week for 4 weeks and then hold for an additional 2 weeks). I added in an extra 6 week hold when I hit 10mg to let things settle out even more. When I hit 3mg it became hard to split the drop into 4 parts so I switched to dropping 1mgpw (pill weight) every week for 3 weeks and then holding for another 3 weeks.  The 3 + 3 schedule turned out to be too harsh so I cut back to dropping 1mgpw every 4 weeks which is working better.

Current dose 0.000mg 04-15-2017

 

"It's also important not to become angry, no matter how difficult life is, because you can loose all hope if you can't laugh at yourself and at life in general."  Stephen Hawking


#92 brassmonkey

brassmonkey

    Platinum star

  • Moderators
  • 2,451 posts
  • LocationCalifornia

Posted 31 December 2014 - 12:36 PM

I posted this on another thread and wanted to share it here also,  I was an emotional mess trying to write it:

 

We have all been dealt a huge blow by the recent events and the emotions they have raised.  For me they served to reinforce a life time of experience that every few years all my friends and the important things in my life vanish.  At least I have managed to salvage most of the friends this time, and make some new ones in the process.  The rest is history, an important piece of the past that is to be remembered and built upon, but once grieved left in it's place.  To me it was appropriate that it happened at the dark of the year.  The time after the good has been harvested and the old has been laid to rest.  Now as the light returns and new life stirs in the earth I have a new beginning to nurture and grow as I continue rebuild my life.  And  I am so glad to have my SA/PP family (as dysfunctional as they are at times) to walk with as we start the new year.

 

((((((((((((((((((((((((((HUGS)))))))))))))))))))))) to ALL


20 years on Paxil starting at 20mg and working up to 40mg. Sept 2011 started 10% every 6 weeks taper (2.5% every week for 4 weeks then hold for 2 additional weeks), currently at 7.9mg. Oct 2011 CTed 15oz vodka a night, to only drinking 2 beers most nights, totally sober Feb 2013.

Since I wrote this I have continued to decrease my dose by 10% every 6 weeks (2.5% every week for 4 weeks and then hold for an additional 2 weeks). I added in an extra 6 week hold when I hit 10mg to let things settle out even more. When I hit 3mg it became hard to split the drop into 4 parts so I switched to dropping 1mgpw (pill weight) every week for 3 weeks and then holding for another 3 weeks.  The 3 + 3 schedule turned out to be too harsh so I cut back to dropping 1mgpw every 4 weeks which is working better.

Current dose 0.000mg 04-15-2017

 

"It's also important not to become angry, no matter how difficult life is, because you can loose all hope if you can't laugh at yourself and at life in general."  Stephen Hawking


#93 Ever

Ever

    Silver star

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 379 posts
  • LocationWellington, New Zealand

Posted 31 December 2014 - 12:58 PM

Tom - thankyou....

Put on Prothiaden for severe depression in 1989.  Recovered.   Prescribed Paxil for another bout of depression around 2000.   Have been trying to taper ever since but always crash about 2 months after getting to zero.   Because of the crashes, for years I thought that there was something wrong with me.   Then found that the crashes were simply withdrawal.   Now following a maximum of a 10% reduction every month or so and ready to slow down any time I feel any symptoms whatsoever.  Feeling good:).

7th Jan 15 - 3.6mg

28th Jan 15 - 3.2mg


#94 Micromonster

Micromonster

    Silver star

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 109 posts
  • LocationHerts

Posted 01 January 2015 - 06:54 AM

Just here to have a nose, happy new year
Seroxat AKA Paxil/paroxatine.
30mg-1998-2014 (16years)
15mg March 2014
15mg may 2014 every two days on docs advice, went nuts so went up to 10mg. Took 2months to stabilise.
10mg July 2014-sept 2014 (6.9mg)tried WD at 10% every two weeks. went nuts, nearly left husband, cats and country.
10mg sept-December 2014
9mg Dec-Jan 2015 (4 weeks)
8.5mg Jan-Feb 2015 (4 weeks)
8mg Feb-March 2015 (4 weeks)
7.5mg march 2015 (4weeks)
7mg march-present.

#95 alaskamom

alaskamom

    Silver star

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 105 posts
  • LocationAlaska

Posted 01 January 2015 - 04:12 PM

Happy New Year, my friend!  Glad we all found you.  You are our rock!  Paula


1998- Began taking 20 mg. of Paxil for homesickness 2001-CT and crash/hospitalized 1 week for anxiety. Tried quitting, changing to other ADs, gave up. 2014 -Weaned @ 10% every 4 weeks. Latest 5-14 11.7 mg., 6-14 10.5 mg., 8-21 9.5 mg., 9-17 7.7 mg.,10-14 6.9 mg., 11-14 6.2 mg., 12-14 5.6 mg., 1-15 5.0 mg. 2-15 4.5 mg. (miscalculated may actually be 3.3), up-dosed to 3.7 3-17-15. Hydroxyzine HCl 25 mg. as needed (antihistamine) for anxiety.

#96 Songbird

Songbird

    Silver star

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 634 posts
  • LocationNew Zealand

Posted 01 January 2015 - 04:12 PM

Happy New Year, Tom!  Are you going to put up an avatar picture?  The white head is a bit boring...


2001-2002 Jul - Feb Aropax 2003 Feb-Dec Citalopram 2004 Jul Aropax 20mg
2005-2007 various failed tapers  2007 Feb 20mg … Nov 6mg
2008 Jan 5.5mg Feb 5mg Mar 4.5mg Apr 5mg Jun 10mg Jul 20mg Oct Loxamine Dec 17.5mg 15mg
2009 24 Jan 12.5mg … 18 Dec 6.3mg     2010 30 Aug 6.15mg 28 Nov 6 mg
2011 20 Feb 5.9mg … 26 Dec 5.3mg       2012 19 Feb 5.2mg 14 Oct 5.1mg 6 Dec 5mg
2013 25 Jan 4.9mg … 15 Dec 4.4mg       2014 18 Jan 4.3mg … 8 Dec 3.45mg
2015 Jan 3.4mg Apr 3.3mg May 3.2mg Jul 3.1mg Aug 3.0mg 18 Sep 2.9mg 24 Nov 2.8mg 25 Dec 2.7mg

2016 5 Feb 2.6mg

Blog: http://anxietystuff.weebly.com


#97 Junior

Junior

    Silver star

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 217 posts
  • LocationMelbourne, Australia

Posted 01 January 2015 - 04:15 PM

Yes Happy New Year Tom.

 

Hope your tooth settles down now.  Toothache is the pits. 


Personal history of GAD and 4 melancholic depressive episodes - two treated with Amityptline

Family history of Bipolar Disorder - goes back at least 3 generations

Adult son with autism, ADHD, intellectual disability and Bipolar II

Put on Aropax / Paxil in July 1997 for anther episode.  Decision to stay on it - worst decision of my life.

Began to poop out in late 2008. Switched to Lexapro March 2009.  Made me suicidal.  Tried Cymbalta for 19 days. Horrible w/d.

Found PP and RI'd Aropax at about the same time - August 2009.  Began slow taper in 2010. Crashed in 13-11mg range in mid 2013.  Switched to Citalopram 21 Oct 2013 in an attempt to stabilise.

 

There are things that are known, and things that are unknown; in between are doors - Anonymous

 

https://itunes.apple...ife/id958423649  My book about my unsuccessful journey through IVF


#98 DLB

DLB

    Silver star

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 305 posts
  • LocationNew York

Posted 01 January 2015 - 04:54 PM

Happy new year Tom!! It's your year to be free of this crap. Mine comes by the end of the month.
Paxil start September 2003 due to Fluoroquinolone adverse reaction that I wish doc. knew what it was. 10mg. most of the time with a few short runs of 20mg. FAST tapered 3 times and finally hit poop out or a reaction to nsaid's in Nov.2013. Started a 10% taper Jan. 2014 and have been ok until Sept 14 and went through a short hell. Now plodding through and looking for the light with unrelenting insomnia and pain, fog, loss of interests....<p>12/20/14 - .8mg.
1/01/15 - .75 mg.
1/15/15 - .42 mg. better sleep now, hope it continues...
2/11-15 - .25 mg. doing really good!! 2 weeks feel 85% of old me!
3/17/15 .14 mg. Knee pain bad!
4/07/15 .05 mg. this is so small now that I am estimating and just licking it off palm small as a "." And I'm using small text..
4/13/15 NOTHING !!!! Took my last little micro dose on 4/12/15. 😃👍👍👍

#99 steeley

steeley

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 86 posts
  • Locationsydney nsw Australia

Posted 01 January 2015 - 06:42 PM

Happy New Year my dear friends,

 

Have not been around much lately as have not been well following my ridiculous decision to jump off my 4,50mg.  My computer is not good either, and as I work out my pennies will not be able to get a new one until April.  Oh well.

 

Can't believe that 4.5 would make so much difference (dumb and dumber) with new as well as old symptoms arising.  Got this really throbbing right eye and blurry vision, could not read beyond the first line on the eye chart at the GP's and which may or may not have anything to do do with WD but am seeing an opthomologist next week as could be glaucoma?  Anyone else have eye problems? 

 

I am somewhat confused as I was told by my psychiatrist as well as my GP that I had developed Serotonin Syndrome when switched to Lexepro from Mirt.  There was really no reason for him to swap me, and from what I have read and been told they are not contraindicated.  BUT SOMETIMES THEY CAN CAUSE SS.  Great!  All I know is that I thought I was going to die. 

 

I have re-instated to my 4.5mg and phoned the compounding pharmacy who said he can compound the mirt into capsules that will last me 6 weeks, and which I am going to stick with as still don't feel fully stabilised.  Is it OK to stay on a dose for nearly 3 months without it causing problems?

 

I was confused in that I didn't know whether I had an extreme reaction to Lexepro, or whether it was true Serotonin Syndrome.  Looked up problems that can occur with extreme reaction to Lexepro and lo and behold "closed end glaucoma" can be a result.  Perhaps it has nothing to do with WD and is an independent problem that I have with my right eye, but it pounded and hurt like all get up and go and vision in right eye very blurry.

 

I'm not offering anyone much support here, just raving on about self with the main intent to make contact with everyone and hope you are doing well. 

 

Thanks for not blaming me, that would have been the worst.

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR

 

steeley

 

Thanks all for reminding me that my sense of humour has returned (hollow laugh), and I think I am going to go with the molten metal rather than the dead duck for my avatar when I get my new computer.  Seems to have a more positive ring to it, and has fond memories of my Dad.

 

Tom, that was awful what you went though, my goodness gangrene is not pretty and very dangerous glad you got out of that alive.


Prescribed 30mg Mirtazapine approximately 10 years ago.  PTSD 

 

C/T 50% of dose - dreadful, hellish

Begin to reduce by 10% every 3-6 weeks

now:

5.11.14 4.50mg - going to wait a bit longer


#100 brassmonkey

brassmonkey

    Platinum star

  • Moderators
  • 2,451 posts
  • LocationCalifornia

Posted 02 January 2015 - 11:49 AM

I was talking to SelmaLady about my experiences with DR and wanted to keep it here for my records:

 

At the worst of it, it was like my brain and eyes were the only things that had any clarity and everything else was disconnected and distant.  My body felt "fuzzy" and unresponsive and the rest of the world was at a distorted distance.  Moving through it was a lot like swimming or wading.  Actions/movements had consequences but they didn't count.  From there it calmed down to more like being in a bubble, I'm in here and everything else is out there and doesn't directly effect me but I somehow have to watch out for things.  Sorta like being in your car, strapped in and comfortable and all the traffic is "out there" in a giant video game.  This would come and go as it pleased.  It did make things interesting because I work with large power tools and toxic chemicals, so it really emphasized the need for living in the moment.  I had to concentrate on what was happening right then and there, and not let my mind wander even more that normal.  Operating a table saw is an excellent example of mindfulness and being in the moment.  From there it has calmed to where it is hard to distinguish it from WDnormal brain fog.  There are times when I stand up and upon looking down I think "Dang that's a long way down" and other times I get quite closed in, but I think that has more to do with being a large guy in a small persons world, and that is a different subject.


20 years on Paxil starting at 20mg and working up to 40mg. Sept 2011 started 10% every 6 weeks taper (2.5% every week for 4 weeks then hold for 2 additional weeks), currently at 7.9mg. Oct 2011 CTed 15oz vodka a night, to only drinking 2 beers most nights, totally sober Feb 2013.

Since I wrote this I have continued to decrease my dose by 10% every 6 weeks (2.5% every week for 4 weeks and then hold for an additional 2 weeks). I added in an extra 6 week hold when I hit 10mg to let things settle out even more. When I hit 3mg it became hard to split the drop into 4 parts so I switched to dropping 1mgpw (pill weight) every week for 3 weeks and then holding for another 3 weeks.  The 3 + 3 schedule turned out to be too harsh so I cut back to dropping 1mgpw every 4 weeks which is working better.

Current dose 0.000mg 04-15-2017

 

"It's also important not to become angry, no matter how difficult life is, because you can loose all hope if you can't laugh at yourself and at life in general."  Stephen Hawking


#101 Ever

Ever

    Silver star

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 379 posts
  • LocationWellington, New Zealand

Posted 02 January 2015 - 11:52 AM

That's a really good description of it Tom! Yes.

Put on Prothiaden for severe depression in 1989.  Recovered.   Prescribed Paxil for another bout of depression around 2000.   Have been trying to taper ever since but always crash about 2 months after getting to zero.   Because of the crashes, for years I thought that there was something wrong with me.   Then found that the crashes were simply withdrawal.   Now following a maximum of a 10% reduction every month or so and ready to slow down any time I feel any symptoms whatsoever.  Feeling good:).

7th Jan 15 - 3.6mg

28th Jan 15 - 3.2mg


#102 brassmonkey

brassmonkey

    Platinum star

  • Moderators
  • 2,451 posts
  • LocationCalifornia

Posted 04 January 2015 - 11:08 AM

Last day of "freedom".  Like many I have to go back to work tomorrow.  We have a forced shutdown for two weeks over the holidays and it has been very nice having the time off.  Even with the root canal, which BTW is not hurting.  What I am not looking forward to is switching my sleep pattern again.  My normal pattern is 2am to 10am which works quite nicely.  For work I have to do 10pm to 5:30am which just does't do it for me.  Other than that I do love my job and have some interesting things planned, I have managed to make it so I set my own projects most of the time, some are production related but the rest are research of some type which are usually pretty fun.  But before this happens we have to go car shopping this afternoon.

 

There has been some talk about dreams on several threads lately and I think the one I had this morning is a good example.  I don't remember the details as it wasn't all that vivid but it involved trying to communicate with barely seen friends about important things going on in out lives, but we couldn't talk.  We could only type subtitles, which would frequently have to be retyped due to "auto correct" or they would be totally changed or missing.  It was rather frustrating.  Then a neighbor showed up in a new truck and I tried "subtitling" him about it but He wouldn't answer.  Does any of this sound familiar? LOL


20 years on Paxil starting at 20mg and working up to 40mg. Sept 2011 started 10% every 6 weeks taper (2.5% every week for 4 weeks then hold for 2 additional weeks), currently at 7.9mg. Oct 2011 CTed 15oz vodka a night, to only drinking 2 beers most nights, totally sober Feb 2013.

Since I wrote this I have continued to decrease my dose by 10% every 6 weeks (2.5% every week for 4 weeks and then hold for an additional 2 weeks). I added in an extra 6 week hold when I hit 10mg to let things settle out even more. When I hit 3mg it became hard to split the drop into 4 parts so I switched to dropping 1mgpw (pill weight) every week for 3 weeks and then holding for another 3 weeks.  The 3 + 3 schedule turned out to be too harsh so I cut back to dropping 1mgpw every 4 weeks which is working better.

Current dose 0.000mg 04-15-2017

 

"It's also important not to become angry, no matter how difficult life is, because you can loose all hope if you can't laugh at yourself and at life in general."  Stephen Hawking


#103 Ever

Ever

    Silver star

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 379 posts
  • LocationWellington, New Zealand

Posted 04 January 2015 - 12:30 PM

Omg Tom that made me laugh! I really got into your dream - it was really frustrating - but funny as too. What a dag....

Put on Prothiaden for severe depression in 1989.  Recovered.   Prescribed Paxil for another bout of depression around 2000.   Have been trying to taper ever since but always crash about 2 months after getting to zero.   Because of the crashes, for years I thought that there was something wrong with me.   Then found that the crashes were simply withdrawal.   Now following a maximum of a 10% reduction every month or so and ready to slow down any time I feel any symptoms whatsoever.  Feeling good:).

7th Jan 15 - 3.6mg

28th Jan 15 - 3.2mg


#104 brassmonkey

brassmonkey

    Platinum star

  • Moderators
  • 2,451 posts
  • LocationCalifornia

Posted 05 January 2015 - 10:19 AM

So the subtitling thing happened again last night.  Don't remember the dream at all, just that it was subtitled in the same manner.  Yesterday was not a good day, well the middle half.  Was tied in knots with tension and very agitated.  Partly it was a hold over from Saturday.  I am not a fan of crowds and do my best to avoid them when ever possible.  Well Saturday afternoon we went to the local thrift store (Charity shop) to look for some things we need for a Halloween prop we are building.  It was so crowded you could barely move.  It took about 45 minutes to get through and by the end of it I was totally claustrophobic.  I was able to drop it some for the rest of the day but it carried over.  Then add it to  the "Sunday Night Syndrome" that started up the next day and most of the afternoon was a wreck.  "Sunday Night Syndrome" is the feeling of anxiety experienced on Sunday evening, after a great weekend, in anticipation of returning to work on Monday.  Going car shopping did help to calm things down, not the expected reaction, and the rest of the evening was fine.


20 years on Paxil starting at 20mg and working up to 40mg. Sept 2011 started 10% every 6 weeks taper (2.5% every week for 4 weeks then hold for 2 additional weeks), currently at 7.9mg. Oct 2011 CTed 15oz vodka a night, to only drinking 2 beers most nights, totally sober Feb 2013.

Since I wrote this I have continued to decrease my dose by 10% every 6 weeks (2.5% every week for 4 weeks and then hold for an additional 2 weeks). I added in an extra 6 week hold when I hit 10mg to let things settle out even more. When I hit 3mg it became hard to split the drop into 4 parts so I switched to dropping 1mgpw (pill weight) every week for 3 weeks and then holding for another 3 weeks.  The 3 + 3 schedule turned out to be too harsh so I cut back to dropping 1mgpw every 4 weeks which is working better.

Current dose 0.000mg 04-15-2017

 

"It's also important not to become angry, no matter how difficult life is, because you can loose all hope if you can't laugh at yourself and at life in general."  Stephen Hawking


#105 Muddles

Muddles

    Gold star

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 1,778 posts
  • LocationWest Midlands England

Posted 05 January 2015 - 01:39 PM

I Like your term 'Sunday night syndrome' - I got this prior withdrawal...don't get it now though as I'm never quite sure what day we're on half the time! Lol

Interesting to read about your DR experiences. I can relate but can never explain it as well as you have.
2008 - Doctors appointment with stress induced anxiety led to Citalopram prescription.
Severe adverse reaction
Mirtazapine prescribed - adverse reaction but told to stay on.
Poop out - December 2013
15mg
Currently on 13.5mg,
April 12mg
May 10th - 11mg
June 10th - 10mg
July 8th - 9mg
September - 0mg

#106 brassmonkey

brassmonkey

    Platinum star

  • Moderators
  • 2,451 posts
  • LocationCalifornia

Posted 06 January 2015 - 03:25 PM

Just to show how susceptible we can be to suggestion.  I had my root canal a week ago and was pretty well pain free by last Saturday.  I went back to work yesterday feeling pretty good. Then wouldn't you know it one of my friends at work had to have a tooth pulled over break and he proceeded to tell me about it in detail because he needed to let off some of the tension to a friendly ear.  He's a big scary looking guy who is deathly afraid of needles.  So not long after he was done my tooth started to hurt.  It cleared up after an hour, but still.  Then again today he still needs to talk and it happened again, no other reason than the suggestion caused by his talking about his pain.  I think placebo effect comes in many forms other than little white pills.  I also think we need to be careful with our commiseration so we don't accidently trigger things in others when we were only trying to be helpful.  I'm just say'en.

 

Started my latest slide yesterday by dropping to 2.3mg on my way down to 2.1mg.


20 years on Paxil starting at 20mg and working up to 40mg. Sept 2011 started 10% every 6 weeks taper (2.5% every week for 4 weeks then hold for 2 additional weeks), currently at 7.9mg. Oct 2011 CTed 15oz vodka a night, to only drinking 2 beers most nights, totally sober Feb 2013.

Since I wrote this I have continued to decrease my dose by 10% every 6 weeks (2.5% every week for 4 weeks and then hold for an additional 2 weeks). I added in an extra 6 week hold when I hit 10mg to let things settle out even more. When I hit 3mg it became hard to split the drop into 4 parts so I switched to dropping 1mgpw (pill weight) every week for 3 weeks and then holding for another 3 weeks.  The 3 + 3 schedule turned out to be too harsh so I cut back to dropping 1mgpw every 4 weeks which is working better.

Current dose 0.000mg 04-15-2017

 

"It's also important not to become angry, no matter how difficult life is, because you can loose all hope if you can't laugh at yourself and at life in general."  Stephen Hawking


#107 Frustrated

Frustrated

    Gold star

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 1,343 posts
  • LocationOntario canada

Posted 06 January 2015 - 03:51 PM

Just to show how susceptible we can be to suggestion.  I had my root canal a week ago and was pretty well pain free by last Saturday.  I went back to work yesterday feeling pretty good. Then wouldn't you know it one of my friends at work had to have a tooth pulled over break and he proceeded to tell me about it in detail because he needed to let off some of the tension to a friendly ear.  He's a big scary looking guy who is deathly afraid of needles.  So not long after he was done my tooth started to hurt.  It cleared up after an hour, but still.  Then again today he still needs to talk and it happened again, no other reason than the suggestion caused by his talking about his pain.  I think placebo effect comes in many forms other than little white pills.  I also think we need to be careful with our commiseration so we don't accidently trigger things in others when we were only trying to be helpful.  I'm just say'en.
 
Started my latest slide yesterday by dropping to 2.3mg on my way down to 2.1mg.


The mind is a powerful thing lol.

2002-put on amitryptiline for fibromyalgia. 10mg.2004-stopped abruptly. Didn't think it helped.2006 approx.-put on Paxil for mild anxiety 20 mg.2007 upped to 40 mg. not sure why.2011- tapered from 40 to 10. went nuts and went back to 20mg2014- tapered from 20mg to 0 from April to The end of June.current meds- Metformin(type 2 diabetic) and low dose aspirin.Take multi vitamin and vit b12, vit. D and magnesium. 5 months off Paxil. Still suffering.recently added 1.2mg of Paxil to alleviate withdrawals.(Nov 30)Dropped to .9mg because having symptoms from reinstatement.(dec 23)<p>taper to .76mg-.8mg (Feb 3) approx. weight .010 to about .008-.009 on scale.
.6mg (march 19th.) .5mg(April 19th)
.4mg(April 27th)
.2 (June 27th)

0mg.  done taper at beginning of August.


#108 GiantsWSC

GiantsWSC

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 34 posts
  • LocationSan Francisco

Posted 06 January 2015 - 11:17 PM

Hi Brass,

 

OMG it is so good to see you here. I was frankh21 on PP and thought I'd never see or hear from anoyone on that site again. You're taper advice has helped me tremendously!!! I'll update my ignature soon enough but its good to see some familiar faces.

 

Take Care!!!!!!

 

Frank


Taken paxil for 15 years

Tapering since Oct 2013 from 10mg Gemini 20 scale

Oct 6, 2013 9.2 mg Nov 27 8.6mg Feb 2 2014 7.8mg March 16 7.4mg March 30 7.0mg May 18 6.2mg July 6 5.8mg Sept 7 5.4 Oct 19 4.8 Dec 14 4.6 Feb 8th 2015 4.2mg Mar 22 3.8mg May 10 3.4mg July 19 3.2mg Sept 6 2.8mg Nov 8 2.5 mg Dec 27 2.3 Feb 14 2016 2.0 Mar 19 updosed to 2.5mg May 4 2.4 June 12 2.2mg July 31 2.0 Sept 11 1.7mg Nov 13 1.5mg Jan 22 2017 1.3mg Mar 19 1.0mg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 






Also tagged with one or more of these keywords: Paxil, paroxetine