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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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Jevang - just to say that psychiatrists are qualified MDs who have gone on to specialise in helping people with mental disorders.

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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.

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

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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...

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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!

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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.

 

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Do you know any doctor from Italy?

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Are there no doctors in Canada? I live in Ottawa

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I found a psychiatrist in Los Angeles, CA named Dr. Eric Noble, MD. He has worked with patients undergoing withdrawals from SSRIs. 

 

 

Phone: 818-962-0472

 

Address: 10921 Wilshire Blvd. Suite #412 Los Angeles, CA 90024

 

E-mail: eric@noblepsychiatry.com

 

He does not take insurance (he says he will give you an invoice at the end of the month and you can get reimbursed with your insurance company) and charges pretty high ($200-300) but it may be worth it... I will see him this weekend

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Does anyone know any good doctor in India who believes in ssri withdrawals ? All I have been to believe there is chemical imbalance and made me patheic right now.

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Hello,

 

I was a patient of Dr. Kelly Brogan in New York City for over 3 years. She claimed that we had a partnership in our doctor / patient relationship. Although she agreed to writing the prescriptions to reduce my med at the amounts that I asked for, she eventually became extremely dogmatic about her treatment protocols and began treating all of her patients, her entire practice, with the same treatments regardless of the individual cases and issues the patient was having.

 

This came to a head when I started consulting with other professionals over these irresponsible protocols, one explicitly being daily coffee enemas. She accused me of not trusting her. Since I verbally told her that I do not wish to do this protocol, she told me that she could no longer be my doctor unless I performed this protocol.

 

She also currently insists that her patients eat a Paleo diet and not to deviate from that. Because I asserted my needs and conveyed to her my sensitivities to most, if not all of her recommendations; that she was doing more harm than good, she ended our relationship. She also claimed that she could not guarantee results for her patients unless they did her strict protocol. She stated that she was "afraid that she would lose her medical license if by chance a patient had the bad fortune to be hospitalized by not adhering to her protocol".

 

She told me that she has fired many of her patients who leave her office crying because they did not adhere to her strict protocol.

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squeakykin thanks for posting this. That is too bad, to hear Dr. Brogan was too hard on you, but I am not completely surprised. Like many high achievers, it sounds to me that she is pushing too hard, with her patients as she has with herself. She has helped a lot for people dealing with this type of illness, getting off antidepressants, but it sounds like she is too driven herself and so then with her patients also.

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Yes, she has formulated a set system which was primarily based on her deceased mentor, Dr. Nicholas Gonzales' theories. Yet he was a cancer specialist, whereas Brogan is dealing with mental illness and psychiatric drug withdrawal. She seems to have extrapolated part of his protocol to her practice and made it dogma. Yet if you look at Gonzales' youtube videos about diet, he advocated several different diets depending on the person's body type and other factors. There was a great variation in his treatment for his patients. Whereas Brogan has a treatment protocol that is strictly limited and it is applied across the board to all of her patients.

 

Frankly, I think she has bitten off more than she can chew in her drive for success for herself and her patients. Since there is a very long waitlist for her services now, she feels that she can pick and choose who she wants to help, and by doing this very easy strict protocol she has not taken on any challenges of anyone differing from the prototype.

 

Most of her patients come to her from very wealthy backgrounds who have become depressed by having eaten a lousy diet most of their lives. A simple change in diet off processed foods seems to be all that they really need. Then the coffee enema is applied to detox the antidepressant very quickly, and they are off their drug in no time.

 

A healthy eating coach could do this same protocol. The only advantage of Brogan's approach is that she is a MD and can write the prescriptions for the taper. I think it is a real crime that her fees are so exorbitant. Her approach is mostly on autopilot once one changes her diet, starts the taper, and does the enemas. The rest is smooth sailing for Brogan.

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I'm sorry Squeakykin you had to go through all that.

 

Does that work, tapering faster with coffee enemas? Gross to consider but I'm curious. I've just started my second year of tapering off Effexor XR (Venlafaxine) and anticipate it taking about five years. 

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Hi Kay,

 

I am only repeating what Dr. Brogan told me, saying that many of her patients got off the drugs in months rather than years. She stands behind her claim that coffee enemas are safe. But I consulted with several respected alt. health professionals who all warned me of its many dangers. I think it would be dangerous for anyone in a weakened state or for one who is older to do these enemas. I have 6 more years to go with my taper and although it is very tempting to think that by doing the enema the taper process could be cut to a fraction of the time, there are other factors at play here as well. Being that I have been on psych drugs for 34 years, it is recommended that a slow taper is safer giving the body/mind/spirit much needed time to adjust to the myriad changes it undergoes in healing. I believe long term healing takes time and a quick fix is dangerous.

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OK thanks a bunch for that info Squeakykin. My feeling was that it was best to stay the course I'm on. I've taken the med for about 13 years myself. It is difficult!

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Hi Kay,

 

I am only repeating what Dr. Brogan told me, saying that many of her patients got off the drugs in months rather than years. She stands behind her claim that coffee enemas are safe. But I consulted with several respected alt. health professionals who all warned me of its many dangers. I think it would be dangerous for anyone in a weakened state or for one who is older to do these enemas. I have 6 more years to go with my taper and although it is very tempting to think that by doing the enema the taper process could be cut to a fraction of the time, there are other factors at play here as well. Being that I have been on psych drugs for 34 years, it is recommended that a slow taper is safer giving the body/mind/spirit much needed time to adjust to the myriad changes it undergoes in healing. I believe long term healing takes time and a quick fix is dangerous.

Hi Squeakykin, welcome to SA, would you like to start a topic for yourself in our Introductions forum?  You seem very well educated in withdrawal and I am sure many would benefit from your experience.  :)

 

Thank you for sharing your experience with Dr Brogan. 

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South African Resources

 

Not much to say about resources in South Africa. They are few and far between.

Needless to say the psychiatrist at Valkenberg Psychiatric Hospital had never heard of slow tapering, Fagron, compounding pharmacies etc.

 

So thanks for the WWW and the other SA.

 

 

Meds Pricing

Our meds pricing is controlled and available online here.

 

 

Compounding Pharmacies

There appear to be two main compounding pharmacies in South Africa:

The Compounding Pharmacy, and Fagron Pharmaceutical Compounding Services.

 

Fagron has a branch in Cape Town, which is why we chose them.

They barely put a markup on making up doses of Risperidone to a 0.1 microgram or 0.0001mg decimal point accuracy.

(although to be honest I didn't try weighing the pills to check, not that I could.)

 

They were extremely professional. More like a laboratory than a pharmacy.

  1. Email them your prescription with the new doses, preferably specified by the prescribing doctor.
  2. They will contact you in 3 days to collect or deliver.
  3. Each taper range is in its own bottle, marked with a very small number: 1, 2, 3, 4, etc
  4. Each dose is in a blue capsule

 

 

Fagron Pharmaceutical Compounding Services

http://www.fagron.co.za/

Fagron Cape Town
+27 (0)21 933 5545
Email: cpt@fagron.co.za


Fax: 086 619 4632
61

Clarendon Street


Parow Valley


Cape Town



Fagron Johannesburg
+27 (0)11 675 5331
Email: jhb@fagron.co.za


Fax: 086 619 4398
55

14th Avenue


Northcliff EXT. 17


Johannesburg



Fagron George
+27 (0)44 873 4158
Email: grg@fagron.co.za


Fax: 086 613 1467


Unit 60
14 CJ Langenhoven Street


George

The Compounding Pharmacy

https://www.compounding.co.za/
2 Eaton Ave
Cnr Bryanston Dr.
Bryanston
Co-ordinates: -26.046316 | 28.021929
Email: pharmacist@compounding.co.za
Email: orders@compounding.co.za
Phone: 011 463 0310
Operating hours: Mon-Fri 8.30am – 5pm  ( closed public holidays)

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Hi, My name is Miller- I was wondering if anyone knew of places in the US (or outside) that are aimed at helping people taper/withdrawal from antidepressants, antipsychotics, and anticonvulsants (such as Gabapentin). It seems as though many residential programs aren't aimed at getting people off of certain medicines- but aimed at 'stabilizing' them on the same meds they are currently on (whatever that means) Or tapering people off their current meds and putting them on different ones. Any information would be helpful. I have looked into the Alternative to Meds Center, but the information they and others give out seems fishy to me. Thanks and God Bless.

 

-Miller

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Altostrata and I responded to your question in your intro topic. Alto's post.

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Hi Alto, thanks for compiling these contacts. Regarding Dr. Terry Lynch in Limerick, Ireland: his website says that he is not taking on new patients. http://doctorterrylynch.com/contact-me/

I am looking for a sympathetic G.P. in Limerick.

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I just wanted to say that Jon Keyes is wonderful and very knowledgeable. He has helped me through some very tough times. Does not prescribe but has recommended in the Portland Oregon area Amenda Clinic for tapering, prescrubing,  nutrition etc. Jon's website is Hearthside Healing.  Very good counselor.

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