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Have been on Cipramil for abouit 3 years on a low dose of 10 milligrams i eventually became sick on this low dose with diarrhea ,nausea and panic attacks so i reduced to 5 millagrams for a couple of months things returned to normal then i got sick  again on 5 Millagrams so i reduced to 2 millagrams things got better for 10 days , i went back on  2 millagrams and got sick again  this was the same pattern that i experienced with another antidepressant at this time iam finding it hard to sleep and have been taking serapax because of the low dose the withdrawal is causing panic attacks that i cant bear and when i go back on 2 millagrams it makes me sick its almost like my body has reached an immunity to this drug like the previous time on another antidepressant which i changed to what iam taking now . i want to get off this stuff but iam trapped. Do i do another antidepressant and start the merry go around eventure  and so on . i had blood test and test from intergrated doctors following there plans and narapaths  BUT NTHING IS WORKING WHAT CAN I DO ??????

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Altostrata

Welcome, restitution.

 

It sounds like you had an adverse reaction to Cipramil and now have withdrawal syndrome, having gone off it too quickly.

 

Do you recall what happened just before you started getting diarrhea, nausea, and panic attacks while taking 10mg Cipramil? Had you missed pills by any chance, or taken an antibiotic?

 

What was the other antidepressant you took after going off Cipramil?

 

How long have you been having difficulty sleeping?

 

How much oxazepam are you taking and at what times of day? How long have you been taking it?

 

 

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restitution

Hi  Alostrata

 

Yes  I am in withdrawal but just as sick if not more going back on it even 2 mgs of Cipramil.

 

Before I was sick I took antibiotics.  Sorry current antidepressant Cipramil and previous was prozac.  Sleeping has been bad for 18 years,  ever since antidepressants but more at these times 15mgs of oxazepam at night time only coming up to 3 weeks now.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

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Altostrata

Antibiotics can cause adverse reactions when you're taking psychiatric drugs.

 

You've been taking 15mgs of oxazepam at night for 3 weeks? Does this help you sleep?

 

If antidepressants disturbed your sleep, you have been taking too high a dosage for 18 years. Sleeplessness is a common withdrawal symptom.

 

What are the symptoms you have now that you're taking oxazepam regularly?

 

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restitution

Hi Altostrata

 

No real symptoms yet from  the oxazepam that i have noticed .it is helping with sleep ATM . the real problem is the anxiety. it just  wont subside in my gut .i beleive its withdrawal symptom from from citalopram ,Also having night time panic attacks .if i take a low dose of ciitaolpram (2 millagram )  to stop the withdrawals i get very sick for days .i feel like i am on this merry go round and dont know what to do .  I would go back on A/D but keep getting adverse  reactions and when not on it iam having very bad anxiety withdrawals plus insomnia ,and now i feel depression is coming in .

 

 

 

Also went to the Doctor She wants to try Endep but too scared of adverse reaction ,She also mentioned Effexor but again too sacred of getting sick .But  having no A/D is driving me insane with this anxiet

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

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nz11

Restitution what do think about the idea of doing a drug signature

welcome to sa

nz

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On Thursday, 28 December 2017 at 3:50 PM, restitution said:

Hi Altostrata

 

No real symptoms yet from  the oxazepam that i have noticed .it is helping with sleep ATM . the real problem is the anxiety. it just  wont subside in my gut .i beleive its withdrawal symptom from from citalopram ,Also having night time panic attacks .if i take a low dose of ciitaolpram (2 millagram )  to stop the withdrawals i get very sick for days .i feel like i am on this merry go round and dont know what to do .  I would go back on A/D but keep getting adverse  reactions and when not on it iam having very bad anxiety withdrawals plus insomnia ,and now i feel depression is coming in .

 

 

 

Also went to the Doctor She wants to try Endep but too scared of adverse reaction ,She also mentioned Effexor but again too sacred of getting sick .But  having no A/D is driving me insane with this anxiet

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

just waiting your reply

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restitution

just waiting your reply ?????

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nz11

How about doing the  drug signature while you wait.

It doesn't take long

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On ‎12‎/‎26‎/‎2017 at 11:14 PM, restitution said:

this was the same pattern that i experienced with another antidepressant at this time

We are not mind readers here ...although the moderators try their best and some are considering this new career move at the moment.

However for us normal folk we need you to help us before we can help you.

 

Click on the top right drop down box arrow ...its in there. I'll leave it for you to find it...take a risk click on something.

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32 minutes ago, restitution said:

just waiting your reply ?????

While we wait for the drug sig I would like to tell you that despite what the doctor tells you switching ads is not a good strategy.

Don't forget to put dosages stop and start dates and taper method in. These will help the moderators. 

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nz11

Sorry restitution 

signature is found in the account settings area look on the left hand side.

 

Hope you can find it...

 

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R dId you manage to find your way to the signature area.

If you are still not sure just ask and I will try to be better at giving directions.

Can you see the drop down box arrow at the top right of the screen.

 

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restitution

I am on citramil when i take it i  get sick even 2 millagrams this sickness is worse then been off i t  iam not on it now for about 10DAYS  i know iam going through withdrawals but its wosre far worse when i just have 2 millagrams iam trapped and going down no doctor knows what to do 

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I think after  no one has been able to help me not even doctors i have found half of my problem due to been on antidepressant i was getting sick even on small dose so i stopped taking antidepressant for 10DAYS  and when i went back on them the sickness was far worse then the withdrawals i was having so i stumbled on the research about Serotonin sydrom and found this applies  to me which says to stop taking antidepressants which cause of Serotonin sydrom now can you help me i just need a doctor that relates to this and help me with the withdrawals from antidepressants  which is anxiety and sleep disturbance what would be the best meds for me now ?????

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scallywag

restitution, I've merged the new topic you started in the Symptoms forum to your Introduction topic so that more people will see your question.  Please post questions and updates here in your introduction topic so that all your information, questions and answers are in one place.

 

Finding this page again

You are following this topic. You can return to any topics you follow by clicking on the downward triangle (▼) next to your username at the top of the page. One of the items in the list is "Manage Followed Content." Click on that and you'll see a list of each topic you follow.

 

Setting this web page as a bookmark or favorite in your browser will help you navigate back to it.

 

Request: Would you take a moment to list the medications and doses you are currently taking?

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Perhaps no meds, or reinstatement and a slow taper. Its difficult to know what to suggest without more information. Please would you ask these kinds of questions on your intro thread, found here.

 

Several people have been trying to help you on your intro thread, but we need more information and a drug signature.

 

 

 

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On 31/12/2017 at 4:21 AM, nz11 said:

R dId you manage to find your way to the signature area.

If you are still not sure just ask and I will try to be better at giving directions.

Can you see the drop down box arrow at the top right of the screen.

 

I can't find the signature area, sorry

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can you see your name with the drop down arrow at the top right of the page?

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restitution

I really don't know what the signature area is. What are you wanting me to fill in. I'm sorry but not sure what it is.  I am new and don't know the internal language of this forum 

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nz11

okay I understand ...

I'm clocking out for the day at the sa office. Its late ....

Maybe the good folk here can walk you through it tomorrow.

nz11

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18 minutes ago, restitution said:

I really don't know what the signature area is. What are you wanting me to fill in. I'm sorry but not sure what it is.  I am new and don't know the internal language of this forum 

 

This may help. A direct link to your signature is provided below. 

 

Please add a signature.  Include drugs, doses, dates, and discontinuations & reinstatements in the last 12-24 months. Also include supplements. This will help us give you the most accurate advice we can. 

  • Any drugs and supplements prior to 24 months ago can just be listed with start and stop years. 
  • Please use actual dates or approximate dates (mid-June, Late October) rather than relative time frames (last week, 3 months ago) 
  • Spell out months, e.g. "October" or "Oct."; 9/1/2016 can be interpreted as Jan. 9, 2016 or Sept. 1, 2016. 
  • Please leave out symptoms and diagnoses. 
  • A list is easier to understand than one or multiple paragraphs. 
  • This is a direct link to your signature:  Account Settings – Create or Edit a signature.

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restitution

I think I put my signature in by following the above post.  Let me know if you can or cannot find it.:)

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Altostrata
On 1/9/2018 at 12:26 PM, restitution said:

I think after  no one has been able to help me not even doctors i have found half of my problem due to been on antidepressant i was getting sick even on small dose so i stopped taking antidepressant for 10DAYS  and when i went back on them the sickness was far worse then the withdrawals i was having so i stumbled on the research about Serotonin sydrom and found this applies  to me which says to stop taking antidepressants which cause of Serotonin sydrom now can you help me i just need a doctor that relates to this and help me with the withdrawals from antidepressants  which is anxiety and sleep disturbance what would be the best meds for me now ?????

 

What are your symptoms? Do they have any daily pattern?

 

Why do you think you had serotonin syndrome?

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restitution

I think I have seratonin syndrome because if I take the slightest portion of my citalopram or even tryptophan I get sick. Diarrhoea, nausea, uncontrollable shaking etc. Then I get better for a few days, must be enough of the seratonin in me and then the withdrawals start. Anxiety and diarrhoea are the main symptoms which is where I am today. I couldn't taper off a/d cause made me so sick. But I am in constant withdrawals, so I go and try small dose of a/d and get sick again. Constant merrygoround/ roller coaster ride. Also bad insomnia. Need serepax to sleep. It's a nightmare 

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