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Hi guys, I'm new to this site and would like to know how to taper off of Trintellex. I've been on it since 9/30/2020. I'm on the highest dose which is 20 mg.  I started at 5 mg in the on 9/30/2020.  See below

 

Trintellex

5mg - 9/30/2020 - 10/22/2020 
10mg - 10/23/2020 - 11/2/2020
15mg - 11/3/2020 - 11/6/2020
20mg - 11/7/2020 - Present

Edited by Erell

Trintellex

5mg - 9/30/2020 - 10/22/2020 
10mg - 10/23/2020 - 11/2/2020
15mg - 11/3/2020 - 11/6/2020
20mg - 11/7/2020 - Present

 

Valium

January 2020 - Present | (10mg in morning, 10 mg at night)

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Hello, 

 

And welcome on SA.

 

This site is run entirely by volunteer Administrators and Moderators, all have been through or going through withdrawal.

There are no commercial interests or influences  involved.

 

How are you feeling on 20mg Trintellix ? 
Why did you updosed from 5mg ?

And thank you for your signature, this will help us to see your history at a glance and give you the most accurate advices we can.

Are currently taking other drugs ? Or supplements ?

Here are some great infos to get you started : take the time to read and feel free to ask questions.

 

1. tips-for-tapering-vortioxetine-trintellix-brintellix

 

2. why-taper-by-10-of-my-dosage

Again, welcome :) 

 

 

Edited by Erell

2006 : 20mg Paxil+Bromazepam. 2008 : cold turkey of both. 2010 : Reinstatement 20mg Paxil + Bromazepam.

2014-June2017 : Switch from Bromazepam to Prazepam, slow taper to 0mg.

2018 to August 2019 : Paxil 20mg taper (3% every 15 days). 22 Aug 2019 updose to 10mg (was at 8.4mg).

25th Sept 2019 To April 2020 : found SA, holding at 10mg Paxil. 

April 2020 : Paxil 10mg to Prozac 7mg bridge. Details topic/21457

 

Current Supplements : magnesium citrate + fish oil

Current medication :

* 7pm Diazepam  : 0.85mg (15 Aug 2022) / 0.95 mg (24 April 2022) / 1mg Diazepam (since 29 Aug 2020)

* 8am Prozac : 6.16mg (25 oct 2022, feel awful, slight updose) / 6.08 mg (9 oct 2022) / 6.24mg (11 July 22) / 6.44mg (22 May 22) / 6.64mg (4 Nov 21) / 6.72mg (8 oct 21) / 6.8 mg (15 Sept 21)6.88mg (14 Aug 21)/ 6.92mg (23 Jun 21)

 

I am not a professional, I don't give medical advice. Discuss any decisions about your medical care with a knowledgeable medical practitioner.

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  • Erell changed the title to esustaita28 : Hello everyone I'm new to this site

Well I have been on valium for a little over a year (10 mg in morning and 10 mg at night). I had serotonin syndrome several times last year so I was put on valium.  I've built up a tolerance to the valium but never go beyond my dose.  Since I had serotonin syndrome several times my psychiatrist put me on lyrica for anxiety. I was only on it a month at 300 mg and did not like the way it made me feel. He should have never put me on lyrica.  It took me 4 months to taper off lyrica. I'm currently 22 days free of lyrica. While I was tapering off lyrica he put me Trintellix since he thought I needed an anti-depressed which has worked in the past but is no longer working now. He upped my dose because it wasn't doing anything.  I personally think Trintellex isn't working because of the lyrica withdrawal I'm going through.  Either way I want to taper off Trintellix.  He wants me to drop 10% a week.  He thinks I can come off of it within a month.  Is that too fast?  

 

Below is the list of supplements I take. 

Magnesium: 500 mg a day

Vitamin 😧 50 mcg equivalent to 2000 IU

Omega 3: 1000 mg a day

B12: 1000 mcg a day

L-Theanine: 200 mg a day

Melatonin: 10 mg at night

 

Trintellex

5mg - 9/30/2020 - 10/22/2020 
10mg - 10/23/2020 - 11/2/2020
15mg - 11/3/2020 - 11/6/2020
20mg - 11/7/2020 - Present

 

Valium

January 2020 - Present | (10mg in morning, 10 mg at night)

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@esustaita28

 

Welcome from me too.

 

Yes, it's much too fast.  As the link Erell provided, we recommend tapering by no more than 10% of your current dose every four weeks.  Your doctor's recommendation is four times what we recommend and puts you at considerable risk of unpleasant with drawl symptoms.  The other link Erell provided you gives you information about how to get the non-standard small doses of Trintilllex you'll need for your 10% taper.

 

Looking at your supplements, 10mg of Melatonin is a very high dose for someone in withdrawal.  We recommend a much lower dose, around 0.3mg.  If 10mg is working for you and your sleep is okay, fine, but you might want to consider lowering your melatonin dose and see how it affects your sleep.

Gridley Introduction

 

Lexapro 20 mg since 2004.  Begin Brassmonkey Slide Taper Jan. 2017.   

End 2017 year 1 of taper at 9.25mg 

End 2018 year 2 of taper at 4.1mg

End 2019 year 3 of taper at 1.0mg  

Oct. 30, 2020  Jump to zero from 0.025mg.  Current dose: 0.000mg

3 year, 10 month taper is 100% complete.

 

Ativan 1 mg to 1.875mg 1986-2020, two CT's and reinstatements

Nov. 2020, 7-week Ativan-Valium crossover to 18.75mg Valium

Feb. 2021, begin 10%/4 week taper of 18.75mg Valium 

End 2021  year 1 of Valium taper at 6mg

End 2022 year 2 of Valium taper at 2.75mg 

End 2023 year 3 of Valium taper at 1mg

Jan. 24, 2024: Hold at 1mg and shift to Imipramine taper.

Taper is 95% complete.

 

Imipramine 75 mg daily since 1986.  Jan.-Sept. 2016 tapered to 14.4mg  

March 22, 2022: Begin 10%/4 week taper

Aug. 5, 2022: hold at 9.5mg and shift to Valium taper

Jan. 24, 2024: Resume Imipramine taper.  Current dose as of May 2: 6.1mg

Taper is 92% complete.  

  

Supplements: multiple, quercetin, omega-3, vitamins C, E and D3, magnesium glycinate, probiotic, zinc, melatonin .3mg, iron, serrapeptase, nattokinase


I am not a medical professional and this is not medical advice but simply information based on my own experience, as well as other members who have survived these drugs.

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Thank you for your help. Do you guys know of a good scale I can buy to weigh my trintellix? I'm going to try micro tapering. 

Trintellex

5mg - 9/30/2020 - 10/22/2020 
10mg - 10/23/2020 - 11/2/2020
15mg - 11/3/2020 - 11/6/2020
20mg - 11/7/2020 - Present

 

Valium

January 2020 - Present | (10mg in morning, 10 mg at night)

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