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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

Chin up
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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,stressful shift work. 1977-84 – Ativan. 1984 - 2002 Anafranil.

2002 - 13 – Effexor XL 150-187.5mg.

2014 Nov.  Raise to 225mg due external crisis. Chronic fatigue, low mood. Felt I had reached brick wall with medication. Blood test GP Prescribed 5mg Folic Acid/day.

2016 Jun- Feeling better. Supplement research. 13Jul  -  212.5mg (-5.5%). 6Aug  - 200.0mg (-5.9%). 24Aug - 187.5mg (-6.3%). 13Sep – 175.0mg (-6.7%). Feeling best for a couple of years. 3Oct  - 162.5mg (-7.1%). 26Oct - 150mg (-7.7%). off Folic Acid.  Nov - off Omeprazole after decades.

2017 9Jan - 150mg. 23Mar - 137.5mg. 24Apr - 125.0mg (-9.1%).  

 

Current supps/Vits

540mg EPA /day. 425mg Magnesium Malate. Vit D. Probiotic.  Benecol (w.plant statins). Honey instead of table sugar in tea and coffee, wef Oct16.

 


#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
http://survivinganti...re/#entry257333

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
Depression
Panic attacks
Anxiety
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.

2017
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.


Reminder to self:      P A T I E N C E       I want to go faster    but I won't

 

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 24mg (from 19 May 2017)

 

Tapering history & graph

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

 

Podcasts:    Let's Talk Withdrawal

 

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 :)

Thanks
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#79 Nelly

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Posted 01 May 2017 - 12:41 PM

Hello I would be interested in connecting with anyone in the north wales area
Prescribed antidepressants most of my life; unable to recall when I wasn't taking them! Currently prescribed 20mg Prozac daily. Suffered with depression, periods of feeling unable to cope most of my life. Highs and extreme lows. Attempted suicide several times in the past. Started taking efamol brain omega capsules on 26 May 2016
Started tapering Prozac 20mg
June 29 2016 - 4.5 ml
I can't recall the exact dates but by on record
July 12 - 3.5 ml / July 20 - 3 ml / July 25 - 2.7 ml / Aug 17 - 2.5 ml / Sept 14 - 2.3 ml / Oct 21 - 1.5 ml / Nov 5 - 1.3 ml / Nov 16 - 0.3 ml / Nov 18 - 0.0 ml
Nov 2016 St. John's wort with lemon balm & rosemary medicine Started taking cytoplan products which are food state; multivitamin and minerals, omega 3, magnesium. Following a low sugar healthy diet, exercise; walking, swimming.
May 19 2017 Physically feeling very well Not coping mentally
May 19 2017 Started taking citalopam 10mg

#80 joy2730

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Posted 13 May 2017 - 10:43 AM

Hi, I am from Ripon/Northallerton area of North Yorkshire.

 

It would be good to hear of anyone from this area, one person has posted from Sunderland, I visit there now and then!


<p>26 March reduced to 15 mg and doing fine9/4/16 reduced to 14.5 mg18/4/16 reduced to 13.5 mg measured out wrong just seeing how it goes14/5/16 reduced to 13 mg today13/6 down to 12.52/7 down to 12 mg citalopram2/8 reinstated 20 mg7/8 down to 19 mg<p>13/8 down to15 mg 15/8 down to 14.5 mg 14/9 20mg cit plus 200 mg epilim 16/9 18 mg cit plus epilim. Epilim is also known as sodium vaporate or depakote and is an anticonvulsant that is also used as a mood stabiliser. 28/10 19.5 mg citalopram after spending a few weeks on 20mg. 20/10 back to 20 mg

 

03/01/17  Reduced to 19.8 mg.  10/1 back to 20 mg

04/02/17 Now doing one drop on oral syringe reduction

 

10/5/17  Down to 18 mg citalopram and started fish oil.

 

27/5/17 Down to 18 mg citalopram, minus one drop.


#81 Bluebird2009

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Posted 14 May 2017 - 11:27 PM

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Prozac for 18years with break in 1999 for pregnancy. Started to feel unwell with numerous problems 2015 and think I was in a tolerance to drug. Started to come off May 2016 and by June 2016 wasn't able to tolerate any medications at all. Was on Lansoprazole as and when need from 2001 but haven't had to take and wldnt have been able to take since June 2016

GP gave sertraline 25mg 6/04/17 loss of appetite, gut pain and then following morning whole body shaking and vomiting. Stopped tablet.

#82 Lyssa

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Posted 15 May 2017 - 04:11 AM

I'm quite near to London. It would be great to chat with anyone nearby :).
2001 (Age 13) - PROZAC 10mg for situational anxiety. Taken over 6 months, never helped with anxiety and started feeling depressed. Tapered off over 2 weeks on advice from doctor. Started to feel much better after a few months of being off.
April 2014- SERTRALINE 25mg. Had a severe adverse reaction within 12 hours. Only took 1 dose.
October 2014- MIRTAZAPINE 15mg
February 2015- Upped Mirtazapine to 30mg because I was feeling much worse than before I started taking it.
August 2015- Dropped Mirtazapine back to 15mg because 30mg was causing even more severe side effects.
October 2015- Mirtazapine 7.5mg. Desperate to get off and feeling awful.
December 2015- Drug free. 5 days after last Mirtazapine tablet hit by severe WD symptoms.
January 2016. Hospitalised because of WD symptoms. Given 2mg of Diazepam.
January 2016 - December 2016. 2mg DIAZEPAM taken as needed. Didn't really help much and never took more than 5 tablets in a month.
Still suffering from numerous symptoms.

#83 joy2730

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Posted 15 May 2017 - 05:45 AM

Hi Marmite

 

I am interested in the Healey project.  Haven't got much time to type now, can you let me know what I need to do to participate.

 

Joy


<p>26 March reduced to 15 mg and doing fine9/4/16 reduced to 14.5 mg18/4/16 reduced to 13.5 mg measured out wrong just seeing how it goes14/5/16 reduced to 13 mg today13/6 down to 12.52/7 down to 12 mg citalopram2/8 reinstated 20 mg7/8 down to 19 mg<p>13/8 down to15 mg 15/8 down to 14.5 mg 14/9 20mg cit plus 200 mg epilim 16/9 18 mg cit plus epilim. Epilim is also known as sodium vaporate or depakote and is an anticonvulsant that is also used as a mood stabiliser. 28/10 19.5 mg citalopram after spending a few weeks on 20mg. 20/10 back to 20 mg

 

03/01/17  Reduced to 19.8 mg.  10/1 back to 20 mg

04/02/17 Now doing one drop on oral syringe reduction

 

10/5/17  Down to 18 mg citalopram and started fish oil.

 

27/5/17 Down to 18 mg citalopram, minus one drop.






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