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Seems as if there much information on gapapentin withdrawal and magnesium citrate 0n the net but little to none on the actual dosage of magnesium citrate. Yes I know that dosage varies from person to person

likely  because of diarrhea  problems. All I need is reasonable dosage for the average person, >>>Thank you

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Hi Frank, and welcome to SA,


I'm at work at the moment but thought I would give you some links for information on this site which you might find helpful.  This is your Intro topic where you can ask questions and journal your progress.


  1. Please put your Withdrawal History in Signature
  2. Before you begin tapering what you need to know
  3. Why taper by 10% of my dosage?
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  5. Video:  Healing From Antidepressants - Patterns of Recovery
  6. What should I expect from my doctor about withdrawal symptoms?
  7. How do you talk to a doctor about tapering and withdrawal?
  8. Tips for tapering off Neurontin (gabapentin)




MISSION ACCOMPLISHED:  (6 year taper)      0mg Pristiq  on 13th November 2021

ADs since ~1992:  25+ years - 1 unknown, Prozac (muscle weakness), Zoloft; citalopram (pooped out) CTed (very sick for 2.5 wks a few months after); Pristiq:  50mg 2012, 100mg beg 2013 (Serotonin Toxicity)  Tapering from Oct 2015 - 13 Nov 2021   LAST DOSE 0.0025mg

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 VIDEO:   Antidepressant Withdrawal Syndrome and its Management

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Most containers of magnesium citrate, whether capsules or pills, will have a recommended amount on the label.


The RDA (recommended daily amount) by the USA National Institutes of Health information is here.

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

Cymbalta 60 mg 2012 - 2015; 2016: 20 mg to 7 mg exact doses and dates in this post; 2017: 6.3 mg to  0.0 mg  Aug. 12; details here

scallywag's Introduction
Online spreadsheet for dose taper calculations and nz11's THE WORKS spreadsheet

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