Posted 10 December 2014 - 09:25 PM
Well done everyone! I live in Albany, Western Australia. When I first got depressed, my ex did not want to call anyone locally, (probably embarrassment). I just didn't want to get out of bed, and drinking too much under stress, did not help. He sent me to my sisters place, near Perth. She introduced me to the wonders of modern psychiatry, and convinced me how unwell I was, with a genetic link, or some crap. The old "chemical imbalance".. That was about 20 years ago. on an off tablets, as I was pregnant three times after this. Second baby died due to heart problems caused by the antidepressants. (Did not give em up quickly enough).... One thing I have learnt is when I went off antidepressants while pregnant, I was quite happy and healthy, after the birth, a rebound effect... Just like what I am going through now. It is like all the pregnancy hormones cope with everything, but once they are out of you system, it is like I just gave up the drugs yesterday. Wish I had known that then
Anyway, yes I would be happy to participate. If it helps others before they have to go through hell and back, and lose everything, as I have, to be their old self....
1992 Dothiepin 375mg 8 weeks, exhaustion/depression. Serotonin syndrome, oh yes! seizures . Fell pregnant, 3rd baby, Nitrous Oxide, 3 weeks mental hospital pp psychosis. zoloft tegretol.
Feb 1996 ct tegretol, tapered Zoloft 8 weeks. as (unexpectedly) pregnant. Steven died after 3 days.(Zolft HLHS baby). 98 had run in with Paxil, 2 tablets, 3 weeks taper, survived.
2005..menopause? exhausted again. Zyprexa, mad in three days, fallout.... Seroquel, Effexor, tegretol, and 8 years of self destruction. Failed taper.
Damn 1/4 valium... nuts again! .fallout, zoloft 100mg seroquol 400mg mirtazapine 45 mg tegretol 400mg. Mid 14 3 month taper. Nov 14 CRASH.
Mid 15 .... 75mg seroquel, 3 x 1800mg SJW 2 week window end of December followed by 6 week wave
5/2 68mg seroquel, 2.5 x 1800mg SJW::::20/2 61mg seroquel, 2.5 x SJW::: 26/2 54mg seroquel, 2 x SJW::::21/3 43mg seroquel, 1 x 2700SJW :::: 23/4 36mg seroquel 1 x 1800 SJW
15/5 33mg seroquel, 1 x SJW:::: 28/5 30mg seroquel, 1 x SJW::::; 18/6 25mg seroquel 1/2 SJW::::, 11/7 21mg seroquel 1/2 SJW::, 26/7 18mg seroquel 1/2 SJW:::, 9/8 12mg seroquel :::, 16/8 6mg seroquel ;;;;, 12/9 0 jump.
23/9 3mg....., 27/9 0mg. Reinstated, 6mg, then 12mg............. LIGHTBULB MOMENT, I have MTHFR 2x mutations. CFS and issues with MOULD in my home. So I left home, and working 150km away during week, loving it.
Oh was hard, panic attacks first week, gone now, along with the mould issues.