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Im wondering about reinstatement.


It says it has  risks if its too late. Can you pls explain those to me. 



150mg Zoloft 2 years. Off for 6 months ct

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Important topics in the Tapering forum and FAQ  This topic has links to tips for getting small doses of specific drugs


Why taper by 10% of my dosage?

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How do you talk to a doctor about tapering and withdrawal?

What should I expect from my doctor about withdrawal symptoms?


Windows and Waves Pattern of Stabilization


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I think i updated it. 


My withdrawal has gone away nbut wondwrinfg if its safe to take a small dose for sleep. Buut i domt underatand what risks means thats so vague.

Risk like anxiety or risk like death

150mg Zoloft 2 years. Off for 6 months ct

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i DEF would not reinstate a SSRi for sleep. Many other supplements and lifestyle changes to try for sleep, i'm sure the mods will explain further- but i would first try melatonin and magnesium. 

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Please don’t reinstate an SSRI for sleep. There are so many non drug things to try. Thank God you made it off alive. 

I can tell you I was very, very close to losing my life. I don’t want to go into detail in fear of triggering anyone. 

Try magnesium. PM me and I’ll give you a few other suggestions. 

in Aug 2014, prescribed 20 mg of escitalopram.  Oct 2014, upped to 30 mg.

In January 2016, "doctor" added 2mg of Abilify

I had been taking .5 Xanax in AM and PM for a few years

Xanax November 23rd, 2016 .25   5 times per day

Took .5 Ativan in AM and .5 Ativan in PM 10 hours apart for 2 weeks and 2 days. I stopped Ativan on Nov 4th 2016

I cold turkeyed off escitalopram and Abilify on September 4, 2016

i crosses over to 1 mg of Klonopin in Dec 2016. 

Since withdrawal, I have occasionally taken 10mg or 20mg propranolol when my heart was pounding uncontrollably

Supplements Magnesium, Vitamin C, Natural Calm magnesium drink.  Just started  11/16/16 Lactium supplement 167mg at night.

Godiswithme: I'm very scared   Godiswithme: Xanax taper after cold-turkey of Lexapro and Abilify

Jan 2017. Slowly reinstated Lexapro over 4-5 mos to 15mg. Have stayed on that amount. 

Sept 2017. Started tapering 1mg of Klonopin. As of May 2017, I am at .426 mg of Klonopin split into 2 doses per day. 

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