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I feel saddened today as I have just heard this story.




I can see this opening a big can of worms, with further serious problems down the line. Short term use can be affective in my opinion but longer term use has an adverse effect and ultimately leads to patients becoming dependant as this forum can prove.  If more ADs are prescribed then now is the time for a support mechanism to be put in to place so that when patients need assistance to rid themselves of this poison they are not left lacking and wanting.



1997 - 2001 Seroxat 10mg

2001 - 2013 Escitalopram 10mg

Gradual taper from 10mg to 5mg over 2.5 years (between 2011 - 2013)

Last taper from 5mg to 0 under advice from doctor done in 1 month (too damn fast!) - included missing out days.

Have been drug free since Oct 2013.  - Yep 5 years drugs free

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Agreed, DaddyCee.

There is another thread on this just started.

Born 1945. 

1999 - First Effexor/Venlafaxine

2016 Withdrawal research. Effexor.  13Jul - 212.5mg;  6Aug - 200.0mg;  24Aug - 187.5mg;  13Sep - 175.0mg;  3Oct - 162.5mg;  26Oct - 150mg 

2017  9Jan - 150.00mg;  23Mar - 137.50mg;  24Apr - 125.00mg;  31May - 112.50mg holding;  3Sep - 100.00mg;  20Sep - 93.75mg;  20Oct - 87.5mg;  12Nov - 81.25mg;  13 Dec - 75.00mg

2018  18Jan - 69.1mg; 16Feb - 62.5mg; 16March - 57.5mg (-8%); 22Apr - 56.3mg(-2%); CRASHED - Updose 29May - 62.5mg; Updose - 1Jul - 75.0mg. Updose - 2Aug - 87.5mg. Updose - 27Aug - 100.0mg. Updose - 11Oct 112.5mg. Updose - 6Nov 125.00mg

2019 Updoses 19 Jan - 150.0mg. 1April - 162.5mg. 24 April - Feeling better - doing tasks, getting outside.  7 May - usual depression questionnaire gives "probably no depression" result.

Supps/Vits  Omega 3;  Chelated Magnesium;  Prebiotics/Probiotics, Vit D3. 

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August 17 Venlafaxine 1 week - Psychosis

August-17 to December 17 Commited to Hospital 4 1/2 months

Drugs administered include (had to look this up there because it was a blur no exact dates noted in my release notes):

Olanzapine, Lorazepam, Sertraline, Escilatropram

Mirtazapine, Lamotrigine, Venlafaxine (again!?)

2018 Venlafaxine/Effexor 225mg ; Mirtazapine/Remeron 7.5mg; Propranolol 80mg; Lamotrigine/Lamictal 200mg

Lamictal was tapered very quickly Dec/Jan 2018 with no strong side effects

Began Effexor tapering Jan 2018

Came down from 225 to 75 within a month


Reinstated with just over 75. Mirtazapine reduced to 7.5 for sleep

Current:  Venlafaxine 80mg; Mirtazapine 7.5mg; Pipamperone 20mg

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We are decades from the truth ever getting out .what ever convoluted truth that will be .society is set up to bury truth ,just look at the courts and law suits with big pharma .we really don't need to look past the likes of Robert Whitakers book .

We need to take our moral compass out off the debate and just look after our own as best we can and save them from these meds ,there very well mite be loads of cases that have been helped by them ,its extremely complex.

Its more serious than dependant for many people ,its down right destructive for way to many people .


My own parents still believe doctor knows best for there own meds needs .I will give them options other than there meds but they don't want to know ,they rather the easier way and its less hassle to just put trust in an admired profession .my life and time will be to try save my niece from such meds ,but then that would get me to a point of pulling my hair out trying to get my brother to listen to me .they have seen my torment and would easily think ah sure that cant happen to me .

We have been hoodwinked many many years ago.we simply cant solve this .that's not defeatist, its understanding how huge this is .  

Alcohol free since February 2015 

1MG diazepam





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