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#217 Cheeky

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Posted 03 April 2016 - 04:18 AM

Anyone in Australia that you guys can reccomend, I've seen youlanda but feel she's tapering method is way to fast . I really need some advice here.thanks
-1995 to 2014 started at 20mg for 10 years and slowly increased it to 50mg Paxil-2014 8th of October 25mg Seraquel Started -2014 Tapered of Aropax from Oct 16th to 22nd Nov in only 1 week-2014 Oct 25th started Cymbalta on 30mg fo 1 week Nov 7th 60mg Cymbalta for 2 weeks and Nov 25th -28th 90mg Cymbalta - plus 50mg Seraquel-Tapered of Cymbalta from Nov 28th to 7th Dec - started Zoloft 50mg on the 8th of Dec-12th Dec 75mg Zoloft 16th Dec 100mg Zoloft and still on the 50mg Seraquel-2015 6th Jan 25mg Seraquel 15th Jan 125mg Zoloft and 50mg seraquel-21st Jan 20mg Paxil plus 50mg Seraquel 24th of Jan 30mg Paxil 27th of Jan 40mg Paxil<p>-started Seraquel Tapper Febuary 24th to 43.7mg then March 29th 37.5mg of seraquel May 6th 31.25mg May 28th 25mg4th Nov 21mg Seraquel 14th feb 12.5 Seraquel and still on 40mg PaxilCurrently 12.5mg Seraquel1st may started my Paxil tapper 5% 38mg 16th June 5% 36.8mg 23rd July 35.5mg August 6th 35mg
August 23rd 34.5mg currently 19th October 40mg Paxil and 50mg Seraquel at night 2nd November 43mg Seraquel

#218 compsports

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Posted 03 April 2016 - 05:23 AM

Anyone in Australia that you guys can reccomend, I've seen youlanda but feel she's tapering method is way to fast . I really need some advice here.thanks

Can you ask her to slow it down to a pace that is comfortable for you?  

 

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Started taper of Adderall, Wellbutrin XL, Remeron, and Doxepin in 2006
Finished taper on June 10, 2010

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#219 JanCarol

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Posted 05 April 2016 - 12:26 AM

The resources page of this website list this doctor in Ohio:

Jodie Skillicorn

Phone: 330-715-9282

Website:http://www.mindfulpsych.com/dr-skillicorn.html

Accepts Insurance: No

Address: 3610 West Market Street, #102

City: Fairlawn

Type of support offered: prescribing/tapering, supplements, mindfulness based psychotherapy, mind-body skills

Country: USA State: Ohio

Fairlawn is near Akron, which is not too far from Cleveland.

 

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"Easy, easy - just go easy and you'll finish." - Hawaiian Kapuna

 

Holding is hard work, holding is a blessing. Give your brain time to heal before you try again.

 

My suggestions are not medical advice, you are in charge of your own medical choices.

 

A lifetime of being prescribed antidepressants that caused problems (30 years in total). At age 35 flipped to "bipolar," but was not diagnosed for 5 years. Started my journey in Midwest United States. Crossed the Pacific for love and hope; currently living in Australia.   CT Seroquel 25 mg some time in 2013.   Tapered Reboxetine 4 mg Oct 2013 to Sept 2014 = GONE (3 years on Reboxetine).     Tapered Lithium 900 to 475 MG (alternating with the SNRI) Jan 2014 - Nov 2014, tapered Lithium 475 mg Jan 2015 -  Feb 2016 = GONE (10 years  on Lithium).  Many mistakes in dry cutting dosages were made.

 

Currently Lithium Orotate 1.67 mg only.  I will re-evaluate this supplement in 2017.

 

I have been psych drug FREE since 1 Feb 2016!


#220 Marsha

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Posted 24 April 2016 - 06:51 PM

Is there anyone who lives in northern California who knows of a doctor who will prescribe clonazepam?
<p>It all started with hashimotos thyroiditis.1994-2012 all the different kinds of antidepressants. 1997 xanax 1.5 klonopin 2006. Geodon started 2003 160 mgs. Many neuroleptics. Seems like l have been on everything. gabapentin 900 mg 2013-present.
librium 75 mg then 60mg 5/15 Tapered trazodone from October 2014 450 mgs to march 2015 0 mgs. Geodon reduced from 80 mg 8/2014 to 0 12/19/15. switched to 3 mgs of clonazepam 11/15. 12/16 2 mg clonazepam. Stopped 88 mcg levothyroxine. Introduced 32.5 mg nature-throid 12/20/16 Horrid reaction to Nature-Throid. Stopped taking after accidentally taking 15 mg clonazepam in stupor. Tapered prevacid 8/16 after 6 six years use.
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#221 elbee

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Posted 26 July 2016 - 02:10 PM

I messaged mjk1970 because I also live in the Tampa, FL area and I'm looking for someone trustworthy and knowledgeable to work with for my taper. mjk1970 mention Dr. Kathleen Carroll and said she had a good experience, but it seemed from her comment that someone else had mentioned Dr. Carroll previously ... but I couldn't find any mention (but maybe I'm missing something)?

Why does FL healthcare / mental health seem to be so far behind the curve on things?

Also a general FYI. I recently got an email from Mad in America and they mentioned they were going to be republishing their provider referrals on their site. As I'm relatively new to all of this I didn't know that they apparently has this type of info published previously? Anywho thought I would pass along the info ...

1990 (age 20, in college) - First major panic attacks (diagnosis, PD, GAD, Depression). Prescribed 100 mg sertraline, 2.5 mg lorazepam. Tried to reduce meds several times but essentially took these meds for about 25 years.
Summer of 2014 - Quit drinking alcohol and 3.5 month taper off all meds under doc supervision. October 2014 - Return of severe panic attacks, with 8-month "SSRI/Benzo chase" to try and stabilize. June 2015 - Found a drug "reinstatement" (more drugs than I had ever been on) that stopped the panic attacks, but was left with severe anxiety, depression, and numerous side effects: 150 mg sertraline (Z=Zoloft), 15 mg mirtazapine (R=Remeron), 2 mg clonazepam (K=Klonopin)

-- Begin new taper -- 12/11/16: Z=100 mg, R=6 mg, K=1 mg, 11/13/16: Z=100 mg, R=7.5 mg, K=1 mg, Z=100 mg, R=7.5 mg, K=1.5 mg, 9/1/16: Z=112.5 mg, R=7.5 mg, K=1.5 mg, 7/27/16: Z=125 mg, R=7.5 mg, K=1.5 mg, 5/1/16: Z=135 mg, R=7.5 mg, K=1.5 mg, 4/10/16: Z=150 mg, R=7.5 mg, K=1.5 mg, 3/1/16: Z=150 mg, R=7.5 mg, K=2.0 mg

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#222 Stormstrong

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Posted 09 August 2016 - 02:06 AM

Am I out of luck if I'm on Medicaid? I fear all psych docs who take my insurance are subpar and unable to see the truth.

2000: Paxil, low dose. ​2001?: stopped Paxil cold-turkey. ​2006?: Zoloft, 25mg? 2007?: Wellbutrin, low dose. Discontinued after a week or a month. 2007-2009: Zoloft, increasing dose (up to 75mg?). 2009-2011: Zoloft, numerous withdrawal attempts (cold-turkey; fast tapering). ​2009-2011: Trying out Cymbalta, Celexa, Prozac, Lexapro, Ambien, Ativan, and Xanax for different periods of time. ​2012-2015: Zoloft, 100mg to 200mg. ​2013-current: Trazadone for Zoloft-induced insomnia, 25mg to 50mg.  ​2015: Trileptal, don't remember dose, but I withdrew. Started on Bupropion, up to 200mg. ​2016: Zoloft, 137mg, Bupropion, 150mg, Trazodone, 25mg.

​05/21/16: Began Zoloft taper - 10% from 150mg - 137ish mg

06/23/16: Zoloft taper - 125mg

07/08/16: Zoloft taper - 5% up to 131ish mg

07/22/16: Zoloft taper - back to 125mg

08/03/16: Bupropion XL taper - cut 150mg pill in crude half (mistake)

10/31: Zoloft successfully down to 100mg. Staying on 100mg for 2-3 months to let my brain rest. Symptoms: Good appetite, good mood, some energy.

11/09: Wellbutrin SR prescribed, 150mg once a day, for withdrawal. Current symptoms: Agoraphobia, completely nonfunctional, feeling of doom.

12/11: Wellbutrin SR, twice daily - minus 18ishmg = 112.50mg

 


#223 scallywag

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Posted 09 August 2016 - 04:38 AM

Stormstrong, I replied to you in your introduction thread.


This is not medical advice. Discuss any decisions about your medical care with a knowledgeable medical practitioner.
 
1997-1999 Effexor; 2002-2005 Effexor XR 37.5 mg linear taper, dropping same #beads/week with bad results
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#224 jevang

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Posted 13 August 2016 - 12:20 AM

i am looking for help outside of what my current psychiatrist can provide, i think he is kind of at a loss as to what to do with me. preferably would like to contact someone with both medical training and a lot of knowledge and experience with psych med withdrawal.


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brief overview of med history: took some combination of AD, AAP and benzodiazepine for 7-8 years since '08. was treated for depression, anxiety, social anxiety and presumed personality disorder, along with presumed psychotic depression/schizoaffective disorder (depending on the time frame)

October to December 2015: started weaning self off Abilify after being on multiple AAPs for 7-8 years. was also taking Prozac and a benzo (either ativan or klonopin, can't remember)
January 2016: started weaning self off of benzo, was given Valium to make the process easier. also replaced prozac with Lexapro
May 2016: decided to come off Lexapro after being on ADs for 8 years.

have now gone through 2 1/2 months of SSRI withdrawal, although some of the symptoms might be attributatble to antipsychotic and benzo withdrawal as well

update: reinstated Prozac at 10mg August 15, 2016


#225 Junglechicken

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Posted 13 August 2016 - 12:55 AM

Jevang - just to say that psychiatrists are qualified MDs who have gone on to specialise in helping people with mental disorders.
Feb 2014 -Cipralex/Escitalopram 10mg dailyJune 2015 - Started taper, 5mg every other day July 2015 - 5mg every 2 days August 2015 - 5mg every 3 days September 2015 - 5mg every 4 daysSept 14th - Completed tapering, but at 7 weeks "drug free" I suffered serious WD symptoms as a consequence of "incorrect" tapering.Nov 25 2015 - Re-instated Cipralex @ 2.5mg daily. WD symptoms disappeared over a few days.Have been on this dose ever since and am experiencing "windows" and "waves".Nov 15th 2016 Re-start regular counsellingJan 19th 2017 Start CBT<p>Plan to re-start taper (liquid Cipralex/Escitalopram) Jan 2017 Homeopathic Treatment starts 4th Jan 2017.

#226 jevang

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Posted 13 August 2016 - 01:23 AM

not looking for help with mental disorders, i'm looking for help with withdrawal. someone who knows what they're doing since there's a lot of misinformation out there regarding withdrawal.


brief overview of med history: took some combination of AD, AAP and benzodiazepine for 7-8 years since '08. was treated for depression, anxiety, social anxiety and presumed personality disorder, along with presumed psychotic depression/schizoaffective disorder (depending on the time frame)

October to December 2015: started weaning self off Abilify after being on multiple AAPs for 7-8 years. was also taking Prozac and a benzo (either ativan or klonopin, can't remember)
January 2016: started weaning self off of benzo, was given Valium to make the process easier. also replaced prozac with Lexapro
May 2016: decided to come off Lexapro after being on ADs for 8 years.

have now gone through 2 1/2 months of SSRI withdrawal, although some of the symptoms might be attributatble to antipsychotic and benzo withdrawal as well

update: reinstated Prozac at 10mg August 15, 2016


#227 fema4psychiatrists

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Posted 13 August 2016 - 02:12 AM

You were another unwitting victim of a mass drug experimentation assualt programme carried out by the state. The truth is no one really knows the best way to deal with this damage. Except the CIA, drug companies or whoever is REALLY behind this.

 

however weaning off slowly is a good idea. Eating vegetable smoothies, exercise, yoga and meditation might be a good idea aswell as staying away from police and mental health systems at this difficult drug withdrawal damage limitation time...

 

 

some people have found lessening of symptoms with supplementing helpful apparently however that is also untested... it has only made it worse in my case

 

best of luck, regards


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#228 compsports

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Posted 13 August 2016 - 02:22 AM

Have you checked this out?
 
http://survivinganti...sts-or-clinics/

Drug cocktail 1995 - 2010
Started taper of Adderall, Wellbutrin XL, Remeron, and Doxepin in 2006
Finished taper on June 10, 2010

Diagnosed with sleep apnea 2012 and on pap machine

Dealing with protracted sleep issues


#229 jevang

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Posted 13 August 2016 - 03:10 AM

Have you checked this out?
 
http://survivinganti...sts-or-clinics/

I have not, thank you!!

brief overview of med history: took some combination of AD, AAP and benzodiazepine for 7-8 years since '08. was treated for depression, anxiety, social anxiety and presumed personality disorder, along with presumed psychotic depression/schizoaffective disorder (depending on the time frame)

October to December 2015: started weaning self off Abilify after being on multiple AAPs for 7-8 years. was also taking Prozac and a benzo (either ativan or klonopin, can't remember)
January 2016: started weaning self off of benzo, was given Valium to make the process easier. also replaced prozac with Lexapro
May 2016: decided to come off Lexapro after being on ADs for 8 years.

have now gone through 2 1/2 months of SSRI withdrawal, although some of the symptoms might be attributatble to antipsychotic and benzo withdrawal as well

update: reinstated Prozac at 10mg August 15, 2016


#230 compsports

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Posted 13 August 2016 - 04:09 AM

You're very welcome.  I hope there is someone near you.

Drug cocktail 1995 - 2010
Started taper of Adderall, Wellbutrin XL, Remeron, and Doxepin in 2006
Finished taper on June 10, 2010

Diagnosed with sleep apnea 2012 and on pap machine

Dealing with protracted sleep issues


#231 Sunshine13

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Posted 23 September 2016 - 08:06 PM

I am curious if anyone has been able to find a psychiatrist who understands protractes withdrawal/discontinuation symdrome and has helped ease the symptoms in some way? I have only found a few holistic and very expensive psychiatrists...just curious if anyone has had any luck with this or are we all kind of in the same boat, doing it alone, but together...
2015/2016 - Abilify briefly, Prozac 60mg, Tegretol 200mg for a few months before starting Lamictal.

Started Lamictal 4/11/2016 at 25mg, increased to 50mg on 4/26/2016, 75mg on 5/4/2016, 100mg on 5/27/2016. Tapered to 75mg on 7/31/2016, 50mg on 8/6/2016, 25mg on 8/12/2016, 12.5 on 8/20/2016 and stopped completely on 8/26/2016

On 2/15/2016 I dropped from 60mg Prozac to 40mg, then to 20mg on 4/10/2016, stopped completely 6/16/2016.


 

#232 Anja

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Posted 28 October 2016 - 03:55 PM

Can anyone recommend a physician in Seattle, WA that can help support benzo withdrawal? I called the Ballard Addiction Center, and was told they have just started seeing some patients with this, and they have a drug cocktail they give...I don't want more drugs, rather someone who can help guide my process and support me in what I envision is a long taper from a shockingly short time on a relatively low dose. My regular MD and pdoc are shocked that I cannot just stop (both times I tried I got extreme, very obvious withdrawal symptoms), and they are convinced I just need to get on an SSRI. Thanks!


Ativan (0.5mgx1 daily): Aug 24-Sept 14 2016; Sept 27-29 2016 for anxiety brought on by possible serious illness (stopped for 1 week and had BAD withdrawal)

Buspar (22.5mg over 2 doses daily): Sept 20-present 2016

Clonazepam (0:5mgx1 daily): Sept 30-present 2016 (titrated down 25% per 5 days after illness scare passed, but had bad withdrawal at 0.125mg, so went back to .25mg Oct 17)

Clonazepam liquid taper: Oct 26: 0.22mg, (11.11% cut) Nov 7: 0.2mg, (12.5% cut) Nov 12: 0.175mg, (14.3% cut) Nov 16: 0.15mg (16.7% cut) Nov 24: 0.125mg

 

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Posted 26 November 2016 - 01:47 AM

im sorry to report but it seems dr eleanor hynote, napa, CA - has passed away, a few years back.  i tried contacting her about a year ago and then read up on the situation.  i saw that she is still listed here so i figured to drop a message.

 

Moderator note: Original post in this thread that listed Dr. Hynote's contact information is no longer visible


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from 2005-2012, i spent 7 years taking 17 different psychotropic medications covering several classes.  i would be taking 3-7 medications at a time, and 6 out of the 17 medications listed below were maxed or overmaxed in clinical dosage before i moved on to trying the next unhelpful cocktail.
 
antidepressants (SSRIs, SNRIs, NDRIs, tetracyclics): zoloft, wellbutrin, effexor, lexapro, prozac, cymbalta, remeron
antipsychotics (atypical): abilify, zyprexa, risperdal, geodon
sleep aids (benzos, off-label antidepressants & antipsychotics, hypnotics): seroquel, temazepam, trazodone, ambien
anxiolytics: buspar
anticonvulsants: topamax
 
i tapered off all psychotropics from late 2011 through early 2013, one by one.  for all 5 years since quitting, ive been cycling through severe, disabling withdrawal symptoms spanning the gamut of the serious, less serious, and rather worrisome side effects of these assorted medications.  previous cross-tapering and medication or dosage changes had also caused undiagnosed withdrawal symptoms.
 
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Posted 28 November 2016 - 04:07 PM

Austin Texas psychologist http://www.wildestcolts.com
Was on 30mg (Lexapro) for 7-8yrs20mg for 3 months (This was my choice my Doc wanted me to drop much faster)15 mg 2week10mg 2 weeks 5 mg 1 week0 since August 24th Clonazapam. Currently 0.10mg daily. PPI Dexlant 20-30mg for last 29 months currently at 30mg