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#73 Reflex



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Posted 28 October 2016 - 02:45 AM

Hi Vince
Just wanted to reach out to you.

A moderator will be along soon to help you complete your signature etc with your medication history.

I too am experiencing a bad time.

I noticed you as you are in the UK and posted in the self help group.

I belong to a south west support group and we are due to meet outside of Bristol on 6.11.16

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Dec 2005 prozac following period of bullying by collegue 2006 changed to Citalapram 20- increased to 40mg
April 2014 decision to come off A.D. Gp appointment swapped to seralatine (lustral)50 as a means of getting off A.D .
raised to 100. 14.7.14 5 weeks taper on doctors recommendation.28th July finished reduction. 4.8.14- 9.9.14 severe withdrawal effects. 13.10.14 reinstatement of 20mg Prozac.dec 2014 started gradual taper 10% every 3 weeks. 14.9.15 1.6 ml currently. Some minor withdrawal effects but holding firm. 10% reduction every 3 weeks. Reached .8 experienced withdrawal symptoms held for longer . 7.4.16 currently on .7ml Prozac. More difficult the lower you go. 25.7.16 holding at .57 ml for a while as period of stress and withdrawal.
2.9.16 Hip operation prescribed codeine and paracetamol for the pain. Stopped after three weeks for fear of addiction. following period of instability and withdrawal symptoms updosed to 1. Ml 28.10.16.

#74 peng


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Posted 28 October 2016 - 03:07 AM

I am just west of Edinburgh - and no, it ain't like the Antarctic!

1977 - Collapse of health at 32 after 12 years of irregular and stressful shift work. 1977-84Ativan, then 1984-2002 Anafranil.  2002-13 – Effexor XL 150-187.5mg.

2014 Jan -2016 Jun. Had to raise Effexor to 225mg due external crisis.  Chronic fatigue, tiredness and low mood.  Felt I had reached a brick wall as far as medication went.

2016/6 - Went to see different GP.  Later, blood tests, he prescribed 5mg Folic acid/225mg Effexor for now.

2016 17Jun - Feeling better within a couple of days.  (Due Folic Acid, I am guessing. Unbelievable, I'm cautious, though.)  2016 13Jul  -  212.5mg Effexor. (-5.5%). 2016  6Aug  - 200.0mg Effexor. (-5.9%)

2016 24Aug - 187.5mg Effexor. (-6.3%). 2016 13Sep – 175.0mg Effexor (-6.7% .   Folic acid finished after 80 days.  Feeling best for a couple of years. 2016 22Sep – GP Prescribed 5mg Folic Acid/day tfn.

2016 3Oct   - 162.5mg Effexor (-7.1%)  7mg Omeprazole.   2016 15Oct -disappointing to hit extreme fatigue again after 3.5 months, by 23Oct not bad again, despite having cold and old familiar sinusitis.

2016 26Oct - 150mg Effexor (-7.7%). 3mg Omeprazole.  2016 31Oct - 2mg Omeprazole, off 5mg Folic Acid.  2016 7Nov - ZERO Omeprazole.

2017 9Jan - 150mg Effexor.  Stalled at this dose for over 2 months.  Will only resume later in year when mood lifts.


Current other meds/Supps/Vits

1200mg EPA /day - 280mg Magnesium Malate - half-one daily multivit "for over 70s" - Honey instead of table sugar in tea and coffee, wef Oct16 and after taking sugar nearly all my life.


#75 MattUK



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Posted 28 October 2016 - 09:24 AM

Thanks Reflex but there's no way I can get to Bristol
And so alone

20yrs on and off many ADs last stretch was 8-10yrs on fluoxetine 40mg daily
Cold turkey since December 2015 after a traumatic event in my wife's life
Depersonalisation episodes
Panic attacks
Diazepam Propranolol 40mg x3 daily for 2 months tried tapering made me ill so cold turkey
Now loosing everyone that ever mattered to me

I don't know who or what I am no more ....... or even if I want to be

#76 Simo



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Posted 08 January 2017 - 06:25 AM

I'm in Woking, Surrey.  i can quite easily get to London.  This thread still going? I'd love to meet up with people near me. Struggling as most people have no idea what i'm going through.

Struggling with Olanzapine / Zyprexa withdrawal. Failed withdrawal attempt in November 2016, which resulted in me reinstating at 10mg's.

4/1 - 9/1: 10mg.  10/1 - 19/1: 7.5mg.   20/1 - 26/1: 6.25mg.   27/1 - 2/2: 5mg.   3/2 - 10/2: 3.75mg. 12/2 - 14/2: 3.75mg. 15/2 - 28/2: 3.15mg.   01/3 - present: 2.5mg

#77 ChessieCat


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Posted 04 February 2017 - 02:14 PM

I'm posting this here on Kiki's behalf:


hi there, i know this may seem a bit random but does anyone know if there is a clinic which will diagnose dystonia. I am desperate for help, i think GPs have been behaving in a way as if for me to foget that I have it or for it to wear off. I feel desperate for help. I really do. My memory is so poor it is incredible. I am  in a desperate position. Please help, I cannot take this anymore.

Let's Talk Withdrawal    Podcasts - James Moore is looking for people to tell their stories


Antidepressants:  25 years - 1 unknown, Prozac (caused muscle weakness), Zoloft; Cipramil CTed (very sick for 2.5 wks soon after)

Pristiq:  50mg mid 2012, 100mg beg 2014 (mild Serotonin Toxicity)     Current:  Pristiq 28mg (from 3 March 17)


Tapering history & graph

My website - includes my brief history + links to videos & information on the web


I've still got a way to go ... but I've already come a long way!!!


PLEASE NOTE I am not a medical professional.

#78 Happycat


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Posted 26 February 2017 - 06:03 PM

Hello :) :) :)

I am new to this website.

Is anybody on here from London? I would love to make some friends from London :)


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