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divalee

I am available is there a way we can have a chat room like some of the groups have on facebook.....where we can all be together....I would love that.....if not anyone who wants to private message me  please do.

Love

Lee (f)

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johnson

I'd be up for chatting on something like whats app or even skype. Even email would be good. Feel free to PM me.

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geminigirl

Sure.

 

You can add me to Skype.

 

gemini_girl1988

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zandro

Someone on WhatsApp or Facebook?

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moonbow0202

Looking for phone friends. Another voice that understands would really help me to feel less alone.

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geminigirl

Moonbow,

 

I can be your phone friend.

 

Do you want me to give you my email?

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wareagle82

I would surely call or email anyone who needs support.

 

Send PM and I'd be happy to help. Disclosure: I'm very positive about this process and I am not having as hard a journey as many you read on here.

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zandro

Please send me a PM with your fb account or WhatsApp number if you want to support each others during bad waves...

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ravijaua

I'm up for being the facebook group too. Please pm me for info.

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Frogie

I could really use support right now if anyone is interested. PM if you are.

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Happy2Heal

I have skype and google voice and can call all  of the US and Canada for free, if anyone wants to chat. be aware that I am in a bad wave and can't handle a lot of negative talk, I prefer to use social contacts to distract me from this hell that is WD

 

PM me if interested.

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MattUK

There is a FB page but as it's a public setting I'm unsure of posting on there

 

I'm paranoid enough (even asked for my name in here to be changed) but to have it publicly visible on FB among friends and such like when you can't even get your nearest and dearest to understand then I feel it would put people off

 

I wish I could find someone who understands local to me especially as I have so many issues it's impossible for me to keep up

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Frogie

There is a FB page but as it's a public setting I'm unsure of posting on there

I'm paranoid enough (even asked for my name in here to be changed) but to have it publicly visible on FB among friends and such like when you can't even get your nearest and dearest to understand then I feel it would put people off

I wish I could find someone who understands local to me especially as I have so many issues it's impossible for me to keep up

I know exactly how you feel. I would never post on FB.

I hope you feel better. I have a long long recovery to go.

If you would like to chat through personal message, we could do that. I say NOTHING to anyone as it's no ones business.

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hopeful7

Hello hopeful here *waves*  :)

 

I stopped Quetiapine on 2nd December 2016. I find myself just over 5 weeks later feeling well, together and have refound the mental clarity that I lost whilst being on the drug. I took up to 150mg. I started at 25 mg in April/May 2015, then went up over the next couple of weeks to a maximum of 150mg. Even though it is an anti-psychotic I was taking it to treat treatment resistant depression. I've experienced depression for over 30 years. 

 

So my withdrawal was more physically difficult than emotionally or mental. I had severe sweats, dizziness, drunken feeling, headaches, lethargy, insomnia and a bit of shakiness. I got through the first fornight mainly by staying in bed and drinking loads of water. I'd eat fruit, seeds, nuts and loads of green veg. My key was resting up as often as possible.

 

I'm feeling very well and actually despite the physical issues I fet the difference in mental clarity pretty much from day one or two. Just over 5 weeks later I remain in a good place and am only looking forward in my life.

 

If anyone would like some support during their withdrawal I'm really happy to respond to PMs and offer you my time, understanding and patience.

 

Best wishes to you all

 

Hopeful  :)

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dreamingneonblack

Would anybody be interested in a small group chat? I was thinking maybe a groupme/wechat or some other phone app where we can gather 3-4 people who are going through these tapers together to offer and receive positive support

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LexAnger

I'm in for wechat. Let me know when you are ready so I can share my account info.

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Frogie

I don't know what groupme/wechat is, but I'm up for talking to someone.

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DrugfreeProf

Yes, I agree that an off-site phone conference among members is a wonderful idea. We would need to organize by polling people on the day(s) and time(s) when they would be available to chat together. There are many platforms that would accommodate this.

Maybe members in the past have already done this--not sure. But all of us could use the support that a personal connection that a conference call would provide.

If anyone is interested as of today (Feb. 10, 2017), I would be willing to try to organize and set it up. Just post your interest here.

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Frogie

Yes, I agree that an off-site phone conference among members is a wonderful idea. We would need to organize by polling people on the day(s) and time(s) when they would be available to chat together. There are many platforms that would accommodate this.

Maybe members in the past have already done this--not sure. But all of us could use the support that a personal connection that a conference call would provide.

If anyone is interested as of today (Feb. 10, 2017), I would be willing to try to organize and set it up. Just post your interest here.

I would be interested. I can PM you my phone number.

 

I know nothing about this groupme or wechat. I don't even know how to do conference calling. Guess I'm old lol...

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dreamingneonblack

lex - great! Will PM you

 

Just to clarify, I wanted to do more of a txting based communication so that throughout the day if one needs to vent or alternatively compelled to share positive thoughts/news regarding tapers we can. I think it will help feel like there is always a support system in our pocket regardless of time of day (of course response times will vary). I think Drugfreeprof has an excellent idea, too, for those who prefer a phone conference. I think Skype and google hangouts could be good for that.

 

As for the chat room style system I suggested, wechat and groupme are just 2 free apps you can download on any smartphone (if no smartphone or you don't want the app, you can have groupme forward as text messages). Groupme can also be used on a browser. 

 

Let me know if you're interested either here or a PM :)

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LexAnger

Any style is good for me, although I may be able to participate in phone conference style more as I don't have much time typing a lot. I will try to figure out the apps once you decide.

Thanks for organizing!

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Frogie

Like I said I would be interested.

 

Texting would be great!

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DrugfreeProf

Can those who would be interested in, say, a monthly phone chat (just to start--maybe more often if it is what members want)

let me know a day and time that would work for them?

I am wondering about a Sunday evening--that day and time is when I've often found people being available--but I'm not sure, so could interested members PM me with suggestions?  It would be wonderful to get this organized.

It sounds like people would prefer a phone call, so I'm thinking a free conference call line would be good, or we could set up a group call on skype, but I will check this out with people I know who do this frequently.

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Distraut

I would be interested in investigating this possibility.

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Frogie

I would be interested in investigating this possibility.

That would be great.

 

Dreaminginneonblack is setting it all up, so you might want to PM them and see what is going on.

 

Take care,

Frogie xx

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KarenB

A note from the staff at SA:

 

Please remember that everyone here has their struggles. Be considerate of your phone friend and mindful of the person's time and energy.

 

You may wish to begin with pms.  If after some time you both are still happy with the contact, you could consider sharing phone numbers. You may wish to agree in advance about how often you want to talk, for how long, and at what times of day.

 

Please do not share your phone number if you know you are a person who has difficulty setting boundaries in relationships.

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injuredman

I would love to Skype or talk with other people like myself.  I simply can't find other survivors in my community, at least those who are looking for someone else like me.

 

PS  Please respond.  I can talk during the day and up to around 7 pm at night

 

Now, I'm left with a damaged ANS, and other systems and an understanding of how and why those drugs were initially administered.  All are hurting here, had I a kind and compassionate form of intervention 3 decades ago, I believe my life as a Geologist would have proceeded.  Many have asked I write a book, several have already; I desperately want my life back again.

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MNgal1960

Thank you for your wise words, Karen.

 

MN

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MNgal1960

injuredman, I'm very sorry you're having such a hard time. Know that you are not alone! And you will get your life back. We will all get our lives back. One step at a a time. One day at a time. We are reclaiming our lives.

 

MN

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Biscuit8

looking for someone in a similar situation,   I had some anxiety and took ssri's for a few years, while on them I ran up debt like I was never going to pay it back, hung out with strippers and supported one while she was on meth,  I stopped taking them cold turkey when my wife said she wanted a divorce, and really went crazy,

 

i am having a hard time dealing with this after because i was married to the most beautiful woman ever seen and have two great kids, i had the perfect family and walked away from it  

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Frogie

I would love to Skype or talk with other people like myself.  I simply can't find other survivors in my community, at least those who are looking for someone else like me.

 

PS  Please respond.  I can talk during the day and up to around 7 pm at night

 

Now, I'm left with a damaged ANS, and other systems and an understanding of how and why those drugs were initially administered.  All are hurting here, had I a kind and compassionate form of intervention 3 decades ago, I believe my life as a Geologist would have proceeded.  Many have asked I write a book, several have already; I desperately want my life back again.

Hi:

 

I'm just starting my taper, but could always have new people that we could help each other.

 

I have one girl that we text and it works great.

 

I can't talk negative right now, going through a hard time.

 

If you're interested, PM me and we can talk.

 

Take care,

Frogie xx

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Frogie

looking for someone in a similar situation,   I had some anxiety and took ssri's for a few years, while on them I ran up debt like I was never going to pay it back, hung out with strippers and supported one while she was on meth,  I stopped taking them cold turkey when my wife said she wanted a divorce, and really went crazy,

 

i am having a hard time dealing with this after because i was married to the most beautiful woman ever seen and have two great kids, i had the perfect family and walked away from it

 

Hi:

 

I'm not in your situation with debt and I have a fiancé. But I'm all alone. He works and we live in a town of 600 people, so I have no one to talk to.

 

I talk with another person through text. It works great. I can't have negativity right now. I'm going through a lot.

 

Read my thread and if you are interested PM me.

 

Take care,

Frogie xx

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MNgal1960

So sorry to hear about your situation, Biscuit. If you post and introduction thread, you will meet more people on the forum who can be of help.

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Looking4peace

Looking for help!

Just need support from people who have or are going through this.

It has begun to take a major toll on all aspects of my life, including family relationships and I just do not know how to handle it or repair it.

I came of Effexor XR incorrectly after 15 years, and now after 1 year, my problems continue.

When in a window, I can process things better. But when I'm in a wave, like right now, problems and worry CONSUME me.

It seems that everything is going wrong and I can't escape from it. 

Its almost as if my body and mind sabotage my thoughts and I shut everyone out and stop doing anything that could be beneficial to me. I just want to WORRY and stress about everything.

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greyed

Available for skype (text). No positivity, no bullsh*t.

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powerback

Looking for help!

Just need support from people who have or are going through this.

It has begun to take a major toll on all aspects of my life, including family relationships and I just do not know how to handle it or repair it.

I came of Effexor XR incorrectly after 15 years, and now after 1 year, my problems continue.

When in a window, I can process things better. But when I'm in a wave, like right now, problems and worry CONSUME me.

It seems that everything is going wrong and I can't escape from it. 

Its almost as if my body and mind sabotage my thoughts and I shut everyone out and stop doing anything that could be beneficial to me. I just want to WORRY and stress about everything.

 

Hi looking4peace .I relate to your pain and suffering so much I'm so angry this is my story ,I'm desperate for relief ,I'm not even in withdrawal   still on the poison [tolerance withdrawal I believe]  ,the rage and anger and I'm becoming more and more antisocial because of my symptoms ,and I totally relate about family ,I'm loosing patience with it all ,they say we should talk about our problems but my family think I'm just moaning half the  time ,its so painful .I get that feeling off them ,sure we all have problems .if they could feel our torture for a second.

I've had illness of the normal kind over the years but the last few months is just a joke ,I've a dark sense of humour so sometimes I laugh at it .

please just come to this site and you will always have someone that can relate to you ,I wish I never told people anything ,so many relationships and  friendships ruined .

please dig dip and believe your soul will heal ,I've had a very bad day today but I got through it and always believe u can .

respect.

PB   

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