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#253 LucyG

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Posted 19 November 2016 - 05:18 PM

Hello fellow Aussies,

 

I just thought I'd check in here and say hello! I'm in Sydney person and at the moment I'm taping off zyprexa. This is one horrible drug and has cause a lot of problems, but I'm hoping to be off by late January. Then I'll think about coming off Effexor. Can't wait to be drug free!

 

There is some great information on the site. I'm so glad I found it.

 

Lucy


Citalopram 40gms - July 2016 (replaced by Effexor)
Valium and tamazapan - July 2016 -prn - (replaced by zyprexa for insomnia)
Zyprexa - since August 2016
Effexor 225mgs - since August 2016
Doses given and then tapering off zyprexa -
5mgs 2weeks/7.5mgs 2weeks/10mgs 2weeks/7.5mgs 3weeks/5mgs 2weeks/ 1.25mgs 3days/0mgs 3days (self managed after advice from psychologists -reinstated after withdrawal symptoms) /2.5mgs 3 weeks/ 1.87 2 weeks/1.25 2 weeks from 22 Nov - 6 Dec/ currently on .625

Currently on: Zyprexa .625mgs from 6 Dec 16

                      Effexor 225mgs

 


#254 ang

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Posted 20 November 2016 - 02:20 AM

Welcome Lucy G,  you are lucky you havent been on this stuff long.  Best wishes from WA.


ROOT CANAL done around 1990.

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....  Seroquol, 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...............  took for about 6 days.  LIGHTBULB MOMENT,  I have  MTHFR 2x mutations.  CFS and Morgellans, testing in progress.

Started MMS protocol 3/12/16  ( 5 days, on hold now )  waiting other testing....  9/12/16  1 x SSW per day, following decent doctor.  1 x hydroxo B12 injection today.

Found dentist, who probed, infection around that tooth, Xrays show nothing much, but it is full of infection. One antibiotic and wow, I feel so much better, tooth out tomorrow!


#255 Rico

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Posted 25 November 2016 - 07:57 PM

Hi from Sydney!

I am currently struggling with zyprexa withdrawal and would love to hear from other Sydney members on SA!

Rico

December 24 2016 - Zyprexa 1.875; Epilim 900; Lithium 900

December 20 2016 - Zyprexa 1.625; Epilim 900; Lithium 900 - one off increase of Epilim by 500 and Lithium by 450 and 5mg Valium (bad idea)

December 17 2016 - Zyprexa 1.25; Epilim 900; Lithium 900

December 2 2016 - Zyprexa 1.625; Epilim 1000; Lithium 900; December 5 2016 - Zyprexa 1.625; Epilim 900; Lithium 900

November 12 2016 - Tapered Zyprexa to 1.875 (25% reduction)  using tablet cutter, Lithium/Epilim same

November 5 2016 - November 11 2016 - Tapered Zyprexa 2.5 by 10% using compounded solution (got really sick from the solution) Lithium/Epilim same

October 2016 - November 5 2016: Zyprexa 2.5, Epilim 1000mg, Lithium 900mg

Sep 2016- October 2016 - unsuccessful taper of Zyprexa and Epilim over 5 weeks (too fast - 10% per week of original dose), Lithium 900mg

February 2016- September 2016- multiple hospitalisations

February 2016 - CT Epilim and Lithium;  October 2015 - withdrew successfully from Zyprexa (25% reductions per fortnight), Epilim 1000, Lithium 900)

Jan - September 2015 - Zyprexa 2.5, Epilim 1000mg, Lithium 1350

DEC 2014 - 2 injections of Invega Sustenna;1997 - 2014 - various antipsychotics, mood stabilisers, and antidepressants (Bipolar 1 Disorder original diagnosis)


#256 Buffy

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Posted 26 November 2016 - 05:55 PM

Welcome :)

The more i learn of the australian mental health system, the more shocked i am that people promote australian health care as adequate.
Currently on 50mg Fluvoxamine. Reading more before the next attempt at tapering.

Started Lexapro 04, have been mostly on med combinations since for 12 years.
May 2015 - zeldox 80 - 100mg, fluvoxamine 200mg, dexamphetamine 10mg
Lorazepam and clonazepam on and off for over a decade. Heavily sedated with antipsychotics - mostly Zyprexa and seroquel. Many hospitalisations. Many types of therapy, last being 7 years of psychodynamic that only figured out my pain was real.
Pain meds - Lyrica 150mg palexia 100mg - discontinued eary 2016
Done ok so far but cant drop the last antidepressant without physical illness.

#257 ZombieMode

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Posted 26 November 2016 - 07:41 PM

Hey Rico, Mitch from the Central Coast here! (Around an hours drive north)

How are you feeling today?

Dr Yolande Lucire may be able to help you depending on where you're at with things (her office is in edgecliffe). I've also just found an awesome expert on healing who's near Wyee (which may be a bit out of your way, but definitely had to mention him). Ron Fenwick - the eyes never lie; search youtube for his video.

Happy to help however I can - I'm now 7 months clean from forced Abilify injections.

@Buffy, I was never aware how bad it really is 'till I fell into it .. By then it was already too late :(

Forced drugging history:

  • Unknown cocktail during my 5 week hospital party.
  • April, 2015 - February, 2016: 400mg Injection of Abilify (Aripiprazole) monthly.
  • March, 2016 Injection: 300mg Abilify (Aripiprazole).
  • April, 2016 Injection: 200mg Abilify (Aripiprazole).
  • 2nd May, 2016 Injection: 200mg Abilify (Aripiprazole) - FINAL Injection!
  • Discharged from NSW Community Treatment Order days later in May, 2016; end to my forced drugging.

Voluntary drugging history:

  • NIL (Last updated 10/07/2016)

 


#258 Rico

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Posted 26 November 2016 - 11:11 PM

Hi Mitch and Buffy!

The Australian health system is a joke. We have so many laws in Australia to protect citizens but mental health patients are treated like crap. I've been to a few public psych wards where doctors and nurses break the law all the time. It is disgusting what goes on in there. They truly believe that "medication" helps people, but the same patients are in and out all the time. Most of the public hospitals too are littered with inadequately trained doctors from overseas. But then again, an adequately trained psychiatrist would never work in places like that but be helping people come off drugs and help them get their lives back.

December 24 2016 - Zyprexa 1.875; Epilim 900; Lithium 900

December 20 2016 - Zyprexa 1.625; Epilim 900; Lithium 900 - one off increase of Epilim by 500 and Lithium by 450 and 5mg Valium (bad idea)

December 17 2016 - Zyprexa 1.25; Epilim 900; Lithium 900

December 2 2016 - Zyprexa 1.625; Epilim 1000; Lithium 900; December 5 2016 - Zyprexa 1.625; Epilim 900; Lithium 900

November 12 2016 - Tapered Zyprexa to 1.875 (25% reduction)  using tablet cutter, Lithium/Epilim same

November 5 2016 - November 11 2016 - Tapered Zyprexa 2.5 by 10% using compounded solution (got really sick from the solution) Lithium/Epilim same

October 2016 - November 5 2016: Zyprexa 2.5, Epilim 1000mg, Lithium 900mg

Sep 2016- October 2016 - unsuccessful taper of Zyprexa and Epilim over 5 weeks (too fast - 10% per week of original dose), Lithium 900mg

February 2016- September 2016- multiple hospitalisations

February 2016 - CT Epilim and Lithium;  October 2015 - withdrew successfully from Zyprexa (25% reductions per fortnight), Epilim 1000, Lithium 900)

Jan - September 2015 - Zyprexa 2.5, Epilim 1000mg, Lithium 1350

DEC 2014 - 2 injections of Invega Sustenna;1997 - 2014 - various antipsychotics, mood stabilisers, and antidepressants (Bipolar 1 Disorder original diagnosis)


#259 beyondrepair

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Posted 27 November 2016 - 10:12 PM

Hi everyone. I'm based in Melbourne but travel between Syd/Melb. Interested if there's a meetup as I have felt very alone in this for a long time and don't know how to constructively process this anger and grief?? I don't get support from family/friends and don't trust health professionals.



#260 Buffy

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Posted 10 December 2016 - 11:09 PM

Hi beyond repair, i feel the same way but am not near you.
Currently on 50mg Fluvoxamine. Reading more before the next attempt at tapering.

Started Lexapro 04, have been mostly on med combinations since for 12 years.
May 2015 - zeldox 80 - 100mg, fluvoxamine 200mg, dexamphetamine 10mg
Lorazepam and clonazepam on and off for over a decade. Heavily sedated with antipsychotics - mostly Zyprexa and seroquel. Many hospitalisations. Many types of therapy, last being 7 years of psychodynamic that only figured out my pain was real.
Pain meds - Lyrica 150mg palexia 100mg - discontinued eary 2016
Done ok so far but cant drop the last antidepressant without physical illness.





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