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Hello, 

 

Till now i only read about insomnia here. I have a big Problem with insomnia...

 

Stopped Zoloft in 2020 Dec, than reinstated and tapered off to fast. My sleep is horrible.

 

First they gave Mirtazapin that dont works and in November i hot 150 mg of Seroquel and Zopiclon which dont helps really. 

 

I dont know what to do, but i think i have to come Off of this 2 drugs...

 

Can someone tell me how i can taper?

 

Thank you 

2012 - 2020/Dec. 75 mg Sertralin, stopped by 12,5 mg

2021: reinstated 1 mg, tapered off too fast, Crash in 4/2021

4/2021 - 8/2021 Mirtazapin: stopped by 3,75 mg

11/2021: Seroquel 150 mg, 12/2021: increased 250 mg, 225 mg 26/2/21

since 11/2021: Zopiclon 7,5 - 15 mgs

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Hi @Pit138

 

Welcome to SA. We are a volunteer ran site, with many member having gone through what you are or are going through it currently.

 

This is your page where you will receive information, ask questions and meet members just like you. We ask that you only have one page so we can keep all your information in one place.

 

First, can I ask you please to create a signature. Thank you.

 

Instructions:  Withdrawal History Signature

 

How much Zoloft were you on? Did you just stop it cold turkey or did you fast taper off of it?

 

Then how much Mirtazepam were you on after that and were taken off of it or did they fast taper you off of that?

 

Unfortunately, most dr's don't understand what these antidepressants do to your body by putting you on something and taking you off all at once.

 

I see now you are on 150 mg Seroquel , and how much Zopiclon?

 

I'm going to give you some links to read that you might find helpful:

 

Dr Joseph Glenmullen's WD Symptoms Checklist

 

What is Withdrawal Syndrome?

 

Brain Remodelling

 

What should I expect from my doctor about withdrawal symptoms?

 

Here is some information of tapering off of Seroquel and Zopiclon.

 

tips-for-tapering-off-seroquel-quetiapine

 

 

 

Why taper by 10% of my dosage?

 

I would hold a while because your body has been through the wringer it sounds like if it was me. So that you can stabilize before starting another taper.

 

Insomnia is not fun. Have you tried melatonin?

Melatonin

 

Also, Epson salt baths, turning off the computer and tv an hour or so before bed sometimes helps.

 

Also, we don't suggest supplements on here except 2 that might help with the nervous system. If you want to try them, take one in a small amount for a few days to see how you do before you try the other.

 

Magnesium

Omega-3 Fish Oil

 

After you read through this information, please reach out to us with any questions that we may help you with. I'm glad you found us.

 

 

 

PREVIOUS medications and discontinuations: Have been on medications since 1996. 

 Valium, Gabapentin, Lamictal, Prilosec and Zantac from 2000 to 2015 with a fast taper by a psychiatrist.

 Liquid Lexapro Nov, 2016 to 31-March, 2019 Lexapro free!!! (total Lexapro taper was 4 years-started with pill form)

---CURRENT MEDICATIONS:Supplements:Milk Thistle, Metamucil, Magnesium Citrate, Vitamin D3, Levothyroxine 25mcg, Vitamin C, Krill oil.

Xanax 1mg 3x day June, 2000 to 19-September, 2020 Went from .150 grams (average weight of 1 Xanax) 3x day to .003 grams 3x day. April 1, 2021 went back on 1mg a day. Started tapering May 19, 2023. July 28, 2023-approximately .87mg. Dr. fast tapered me at the end and realized he messed up. Prescribe it again and I am doing "slower than a turtle" taper. Last dose June 24, 2024

19-September, 2020 Xanax free!!! (total Xanax taper was 15-1/2 months-1-June, 2019-19-September, 2020)

I am not a medical professional.

The suggestions I make are based on personal experience.

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Hi,

 

I was on 12,5 mg Last dose. Then reinstated 1 mg because of Withdrawal and tapered too fast. I tried to Increase the Last dose but this ended in a crash.

 

Doctor have me Mirtazapin that dont works and after the Put me on Seroquel and Zopiclon. It calmed the akathisia a little bit, but nothing more.

 

I sleep 2-3 hours since my Crash. I losed hope that i can recover because nothing improved...

 

Is it possible to Recover while you take other meds?

 

 

2012 - 2020/Dec. 75 mg Sertralin, stopped by 12,5 mg

2021: reinstated 1 mg, tapered off too fast, Crash in 4/2021

4/2021 - 8/2021 Mirtazapin: stopped by 3,75 mg

11/2021: Seroquel 150 mg, 12/2021: increased 250 mg, 225 mg 26/2/21

since 11/2021: Zopiclon 7,5 - 15 mgs

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@Pit138

 

How much Zopiclon do you take and what time?

 

What time do you take the Mirtazapin?

 

Please create a signature.

 

Instructions:  Withdrawal History Signature

 

Yes, it is possible to heal from all of this. We have many, many success stories. You can read them on here.

 

You will just need to hold for a while, before thinking of tapering.

 

If you could post notes for a few days, then we can see what is going on and help you from there.

 

Keep Notes on Paper

PREVIOUS medications and discontinuations: Have been on medications since 1996. 

 Valium, Gabapentin, Lamictal, Prilosec and Zantac from 2000 to 2015 with a fast taper by a psychiatrist.

 Liquid Lexapro Nov, 2016 to 31-March, 2019 Lexapro free!!! (total Lexapro taper was 4 years-started with pill form)

---CURRENT MEDICATIONS:Supplements:Milk Thistle, Metamucil, Magnesium Citrate, Vitamin D3, Levothyroxine 25mcg, Vitamin C, Krill oil.

Xanax 1mg 3x day June, 2000 to 19-September, 2020 Went from .150 grams (average weight of 1 Xanax) 3x day to .003 grams 3x day. April 1, 2021 went back on 1mg a day. Started tapering May 19, 2023. July 28, 2023-approximately .87mg. Dr. fast tapered me at the end and realized he messed up. Prescribe it again and I am doing "slower than a turtle" taper. Last dose June 24, 2024

19-September, 2020 Xanax free!!! (total Xanax taper was 15-1/2 months-1-June, 2019-19-September, 2020)

I am not a medical professional.

The suggestions I make are based on personal experience.

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Hey,

 

I stopped Mirtazapin, they Put me on Seroquel now. I take it at 8 PM with zoplicone. Because Zopiclon dont worked so good in 1/2021 i take two Tablets of Zopiclon...

 

My insomnia is terrible since 4/2021. I dont have Windows or waves, im in the Same State every day....

 

 

2012 - 2020/Dec. 75 mg Sertralin, stopped by 12,5 mg

2021: reinstated 1 mg, tapered off too fast, Crash in 4/2021

4/2021 - 8/2021 Mirtazapin: stopped by 3,75 mg

11/2021: Seroquel 150 mg, 12/2021: increased 250 mg, 225 mg 26/2/21

since 11/2021: Zopiclon 7,5 - 15 mgs

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From Seroquel i got extremly Vertigo 30 Minutes after taking. And severe constipation...

2012 - 2020/Dec. 75 mg Sertralin, stopped by 12,5 mg

2021: reinstated 1 mg, tapered off too fast, Crash in 4/2021

4/2021 - 8/2021 Mirtazapin: stopped by 3,75 mg

11/2021: Seroquel 150 mg, 12/2021: increased 250 mg, 225 mg 26/2/21

since 11/2021: Zopiclon 7,5 - 15 mgs

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DATE 1/24/22

 

6 a.m. Liing in the bed Feeling anxouis /DP/DR
8 a.m. Leaving bed
10 a.m. lying in the Couch/ suicidal thoughts

10:30 a.m. Ate breakfast
11:35 a.m. lying in the Couch thinking i never heal
12:35 p.m. Ate lunch
4 p.m. Feel a bit better
5 p.m. phoned with a friend, crying because i feel so DP/DR and cant sleep
6 p.m. Ate dinner
9:20 p.m. took Seroquel 
10:00 p.m. Vertigo, can Not stand of, Arms and legs are too heavy
10:20 p.m. taking Zopiclon / Feeling dizzy
10:30 p.m. Fell asleep
2:30 a.m. Woke, took 7,5 mg  Ambien (NOT "took 1/2 tablet Ambien")
2:45 a.m. Fell asleep
4:30 a.m. 6 hours woke up with anxiety

2012 - 2020/Dec. 75 mg Sertralin, stopped by 12,5 mg

2021: reinstated 1 mg, tapered off too fast, Crash in 4/2021

4/2021 - 8/2021 Mirtazapin: stopped by 3,75 mg

11/2021: Seroquel 150 mg, 12/2021: increased 250 mg, 225 mg 26/2/21

since 11/2021: Zopiclon 7,5 - 15 mgs

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Ist it possible to taper f the seroquel Gebäude i Take ut not so long?

 

 

 

 

 

 

2012 - 2020/Dec. 75 mg Sertralin, stopped by 12,5 mg

2021: reinstated 1 mg, tapered off too fast, Crash in 4/2021

4/2021 - 8/2021 Mirtazapin: stopped by 3,75 mg

11/2021: Seroquel 150 mg, 12/2021: increased 250 mg, 225 mg 26/2/21

since 11/2021: Zopiclon 7,5 - 15 mgs

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Hello!

Can it be that the drug makes my withdrawal worser????

2012 - 2020/Dec. 75 mg Sertralin, stopped by 12,5 mg

2021: reinstated 1 mg, tapered off too fast, Crash in 4/2021

4/2021 - 8/2021 Mirtazapin: stopped by 3,75 mg

11/2021: Seroquel 150 mg, 12/2021: increased 250 mg, 225 mg 26/2/21

since 11/2021: Zopiclon 7,5 - 15 mgs

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Hello!

 

Bad someone an answer for me?

2012 - 2020/Dec. 75 mg Sertralin, stopped by 12,5 mg

2021: reinstated 1 mg, tapered off too fast, Crash in 4/2021

4/2021 - 8/2021 Mirtazapin: stopped by 3,75 mg

11/2021: Seroquel 150 mg, 12/2021: increased 250 mg, 225 mg 26/2/21

since 11/2021: Zopiclon 7,5 - 15 mgs

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@Pit138

 

I'm sorry you are going through this. I'm going to give you some links to read. Hopefully it will help.

 

Fear, terror, panic, and anxiety

"Change the channel" -- dealing with cognitive symptoms

 

I'm giving you some information on Zopiclon, even though you aren't tapering it, there may be some helpful information in the topic

 

 

Have you tried a small amount of melatonin?

Melatonin

 

 

 

Take hot Epson salt baths, turn the tv/computer off an hour or so before going to bed. Try taking a walk (even short) to get some fresh air and be in nature. But just breath and know you will be ok.

 

Take care.

PREVIOUS medications and discontinuations: Have been on medications since 1996. 

 Valium, Gabapentin, Lamictal, Prilosec and Zantac from 2000 to 2015 with a fast taper by a psychiatrist.

 Liquid Lexapro Nov, 2016 to 31-March, 2019 Lexapro free!!! (total Lexapro taper was 4 years-started with pill form)

---CURRENT MEDICATIONS:Supplements:Milk Thistle, Metamucil, Magnesium Citrate, Vitamin D3, Levothyroxine 25mcg, Vitamin C, Krill oil.

Xanax 1mg 3x day June, 2000 to 19-September, 2020 Went from .150 grams (average weight of 1 Xanax) 3x day to .003 grams 3x day. April 1, 2021 went back on 1mg a day. Started tapering May 19, 2023. July 28, 2023-approximately .87mg. Dr. fast tapered me at the end and realized he messed up. Prescribe it again and I am doing "slower than a turtle" taper. Last dose June 24, 2024

19-September, 2020 Xanax free!!! (total Xanax taper was 15-1/2 months-1-June, 2019-19-September, 2020)

I am not a medical professional.

The suggestions I make are based on personal experience.

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Hallo @frog

2012 - 2020/Dec. 75 mg Sertralin, stopped by 12,5 mg

2021: reinstated 1 mg, tapered off too fast, Crash in 4/2021

4/2021 - 8/2021 Mirtazapin: stopped by 3,75 mg

11/2021: Seroquel 150 mg, 12/2021: increased 250 mg, 225 mg 26/2/21

since 11/2021: Zopiclon 7,5 - 15 mgs

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Hello @Frogie

 

Thank you. But Whats shout tapering zopiclon & Seroquel! I have Problems wird seroquel... So sou Think that could disturbemy healing. I wrote also about other Problems wird seroquel.

 

Thank you.

I celebrate t he Sleeping Skills sind beginning oft groß hell...

 

Greetings

2012 - 2020/Dec. 75 mg Sertralin, stopped by 12,5 mg

2021: reinstated 1 mg, tapered off too fast, Crash in 4/2021

4/2021 - 8/2021 Mirtazapin: stopped by 3,75 mg

11/2021: Seroquel 150 mg, 12/2021: increased 250 mg, 225 mg 26/2/21

since 11/2021: Zopiclon 7,5 - 15 mgs

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@Pit138

 

I just gave you information on the drugs, not to taper off, but to show you what they can do to you.

 

Just sleep when you can, take naps and relax.

 

Journalling helps also.

 

Journalling - Therapeutic Writing & Health Benefits

 

I hope you stabilize and feel better very soon.

 

Take care/

PREVIOUS medications and discontinuations: Have been on medications since 1996. 

 Valium, Gabapentin, Lamictal, Prilosec and Zantac from 2000 to 2015 with a fast taper by a psychiatrist.

 Liquid Lexapro Nov, 2016 to 31-March, 2019 Lexapro free!!! (total Lexapro taper was 4 years-started with pill form)

---CURRENT MEDICATIONS:Supplements:Milk Thistle, Metamucil, Magnesium Citrate, Vitamin D3, Levothyroxine 25mcg, Vitamin C, Krill oil.

Xanax 1mg 3x day June, 2000 to 19-September, 2020 Went from .150 grams (average weight of 1 Xanax) 3x day to .003 grams 3x day. April 1, 2021 went back on 1mg a day. Started tapering May 19, 2023. July 28, 2023-approximately .87mg. Dr. fast tapered me at the end and realized he messed up. Prescribe it again and I am doing "slower than a turtle" taper. Last dose June 24, 2024

19-September, 2020 Xanax free!!! (total Xanax taper was 15-1/2 months-1-June, 2019-19-September, 2020)

I am not a medical professional.

The suggestions I make are based on personal experience.

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Is that all???? What ihave to do now?

 

 

 

2012 - 2020/Dec. 75 mg Sertralin, stopped by 12,5 mg

2021: reinstated 1 mg, tapered off too fast, Crash in 4/2021

4/2021 - 8/2021 Mirtazapin: stopped by 3,75 mg

11/2021: Seroquel 150 mg, 12/2021: increased 250 mg, 225 mg 26/2/21

since 11/2021: Zopiclon 7,5 - 15 mgs

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I Had any questions about drugs. Am i right Herr with Them or should i Join another group

2012 - 2020/Dec. 75 mg Sertralin, stopped by 12,5 mg

2021: reinstated 1 mg, tapered off too fast, Crash in 4/2021

4/2021 - 8/2021 Mirtazapin: stopped by 3,75 mg

11/2021: Seroquel 150 mg, 12/2021: increased 250 mg, 225 mg 26/2/21

since 11/2021: Zopiclon 7,5 - 15 mgs

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1 hour ago, Frogie said:

@Pit138

 

I just gave you information on the drugs, not to taper off, but to show you what they can do to you.

 

Just sleep when you can, take naps and relax.

 

Journalling helps also.

 

Journalling - Therapeutic Writing & Health Benefits

 

I hope you stabilize and feel better very soon.

 

Take care/

I dont sleep since 9 Months, No naps, in the night 3:hours. This Tipps have me my grandmother too. Im having akathisia 

2012 - 2020/Dec. 75 mg Sertralin, stopped by 12,5 mg

2021: reinstated 1 mg, tapered off too fast, Crash in 4/2021

4/2021 - 8/2021 Mirtazapin: stopped by 3,75 mg

11/2021: Seroquel 150 mg, 12/2021: increased 250 mg, 225 mg 26/2/21

since 11/2021: Zopiclon 7,5 - 15 mgs

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@Pit138

 

Insomnia is the pits and very frustrating. I have it. I'm lucky to sleep 2-3 nights a week, so I know exactly how you feel.

 

It just takes time. Lots of time.

 

I had a therapist that told me one day at a time, one minute at a time, one second at a time. It made me think about things.

 

 

PREVIOUS medications and discontinuations: Have been on medications since 1996. 

 Valium, Gabapentin, Lamictal, Prilosec and Zantac from 2000 to 2015 with a fast taper by a psychiatrist.

 Liquid Lexapro Nov, 2016 to 31-March, 2019 Lexapro free!!! (total Lexapro taper was 4 years-started with pill form)

---CURRENT MEDICATIONS:Supplements:Milk Thistle, Metamucil, Magnesium Citrate, Vitamin D3, Levothyroxine 25mcg, Vitamin C, Krill oil.

Xanax 1mg 3x day June, 2000 to 19-September, 2020 Went from .150 grams (average weight of 1 Xanax) 3x day to .003 grams 3x day. April 1, 2021 went back on 1mg a day. Started tapering May 19, 2023. July 28, 2023-approximately .87mg. Dr. fast tapered me at the end and realized he messed up. Prescribe it again and I am doing "slower than a turtle" taper. Last dose June 24, 2024

19-September, 2020 Xanax free!!! (total Xanax taper was 15-1/2 months-1-June, 2019-19-September, 2020)

I am not a medical professional.

The suggestions I make are based on personal experience.

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How long do you have this awful insomnia?If you See my Signature you can see that i made an CT and then after reinstatement total false Tapering. Do you think that i can Recover from it? Because its a great Brain injury. They went my Last dose Off in the Psychiatrie. Since then i cant No sleep, the Seroquel isnt helping. Die you think the Seroquel disturbes the healing Prozess?

2012 - 2020/Dec. 75 mg Sertralin, stopped by 12,5 mg

2021: reinstated 1 mg, tapered off too fast, Crash in 4/2021

4/2021 - 8/2021 Mirtazapin: stopped by 3,75 mg

11/2021: Seroquel 150 mg, 12/2021: increased 250 mg, 225 mg 26/2/21

since 11/2021: Zopiclon 7,5 - 15 mgs

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@Pit138

 

I doubt you have a brain injury from this. It is all withdrawal related. I wish I could tell you how long you will have it. Sometimes it doesn't last long and some people it lasts a long time. In my opinion the Seroquel is not causing the healing process. It just takes time. I've had insomnia for years, but some of mine is not because of the meds, it's just happened as I've gotten older.

 

Brain Remodelling

 

Sleep problems - that awful withdrawal insomnia

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PREVIOUS medications and discontinuations: Have been on medications since 1996. 

 Valium, Gabapentin, Lamictal, Prilosec and Zantac from 2000 to 2015 with a fast taper by a psychiatrist.

 Liquid Lexapro Nov, 2016 to 31-March, 2019 Lexapro free!!! (total Lexapro taper was 4 years-started with pill form)

---CURRENT MEDICATIONS:Supplements:Milk Thistle, Metamucil, Magnesium Citrate, Vitamin D3, Levothyroxine 25mcg, Vitamin C, Krill oil.

Xanax 1mg 3x day June, 2000 to 19-September, 2020 Went from .150 grams (average weight of 1 Xanax) 3x day to .003 grams 3x day. April 1, 2021 went back on 1mg a day. Started tapering May 19, 2023. July 28, 2023-approximately .87mg. Dr. fast tapered me at the end and realized he messed up. Prescribe it again and I am doing "slower than a turtle" taper. Last dose June 24, 2024

19-September, 2020 Xanax free!!! (total Xanax taper was 15-1/2 months-1-June, 2019-19-September, 2020)

I am not a medical professional.

The suggestions I make are based on personal experience.

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@Pit138 Just wanted to let you know, I had insomnia for the longest time from going through this process, but my sleep has returned and continues to get better and better. It just takes a very long time for things to calm down and return to normal. Like @Frogie mentioned, just sleep when you can and try not to let it stress you out too much. I found that I would actually give myself sleep anxiety and cause insomnia because I was worrying about it too much. When I stopped worrying about sleep and just accepted it, then I would fall asleep without even trying. Just have to give it time time and more time! 

2010-2011 - Tramadol - Can't remember dosage

2011 - CT Quit Tramadol

2011-2019 - St Johns Wart - Started out at 3 Pills a day (300 MG) and increased to 6 per day over the years

August 2019 - CT Quit St Johns (Told by Hospital Dr to Stop Taking due to increased BP)

September 2019 - Citalopram 10mg - Approx 2 weeks - CT Quit

September 2019 - October 2019 - Clonazepam .5mg - Approx 3 weeks - CT Quit

Drug Free Since October 5th 2019

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@Frogieso yo u Think it is ok toll Take t he Serial further. I already Think th at ist disturbing na healing because im in a Plateau since months  und nothing happens, no window noch changes...

 

Wenn du you think i can Begin to taper Serial ans zopiclone????

2012 - 2020/Dec. 75 mg Sertralin, stopped by 12,5 mg

2021: reinstated 1 mg, tapered off too fast, Crash in 4/2021

4/2021 - 8/2021 Mirtazapin: stopped by 3,75 mg

11/2021: Seroquel 150 mg, 12/2021: increased 250 mg, 225 mg 26/2/21

since 11/2021: Zopiclon 7,5 - 15 mgs

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@Pit138

 

I think all of these medications take a toll on the body. It's just going to take time and patience to get back to sleeping. Even if you sleep a couple of hours it's a reason celebrate.

 

I wish I could tell you when this is going to be over, but I just can't.

PREVIOUS medications and discontinuations: Have been on medications since 1996. 

 Valium, Gabapentin, Lamictal, Prilosec and Zantac from 2000 to 2015 with a fast taper by a psychiatrist.

 Liquid Lexapro Nov, 2016 to 31-March, 2019 Lexapro free!!! (total Lexapro taper was 4 years-started with pill form)

---CURRENT MEDICATIONS:Supplements:Milk Thistle, Metamucil, Magnesium Citrate, Vitamin D3, Levothyroxine 25mcg, Vitamin C, Krill oil.

Xanax 1mg 3x day June, 2000 to 19-September, 2020 Went from .150 grams (average weight of 1 Xanax) 3x day to .003 grams 3x day. April 1, 2021 went back on 1mg a day. Started tapering May 19, 2023. July 28, 2023-approximately .87mg. Dr. fast tapered me at the end and realized he messed up. Prescribe it again and I am doing "slower than a turtle" taper. Last dose June 24, 2024

19-September, 2020 Xanax free!!! (total Xanax taper was 15-1/2 months-1-June, 2019-19-September, 2020)

I am not a medical professional.

The suggestions I make are based on personal experience.

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@frogie: therefore i think it would be better to taper off now, because i dont want that my healiing gets Slower only why im take Seroquel which dont helps...

 

And zopiclon...

 

Can you tell me, what is that for a state If you are allways in the Same State? Allways the Same Symptoms and allwas No Windows???!

2012 - 2020/Dec. 75 mg Sertralin, stopped by 12,5 mg

2021: reinstated 1 mg, tapered off too fast, Crash in 4/2021

4/2021 - 8/2021 Mirtazapin: stopped by 3,75 mg

11/2021: Seroquel 150 mg, 12/2021: increased 250 mg, 225 mg 26/2/21

since 11/2021: Zopiclon 7,5 - 15 mgs

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45 minutes ago, KenA said:

@Pit138 Just wanted to let you know, I had insomnia for the longest time from going through this process, but my sleep has returned and continues to get better and better. It just takes a very long time for things to calm down and return to normal. Like @Frogie mentioned, just sleep when you can and try not to let it stress you out too much. I found that I would actually give myself sleep anxiety and cause insomnia because I was worrying about it too much. When I stopped worrying about sleep and just accepted it, then I would fall asleep without even trying. Just have to give it time time and more time! 

@KenA: how much do you sleep and when did you have improvements?

2012 - 2020/Dec. 75 mg Sertralin, stopped by 12,5 mg

2021: reinstated 1 mg, tapered off too fast, Crash in 4/2021

4/2021 - 8/2021 Mirtazapin: stopped by 3,75 mg

11/2021: Seroquel 150 mg, 12/2021: increased 250 mg, 225 mg 26/2/21

since 11/2021: Zopiclon 7,5 - 15 mgs

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2 minutes ago, Pit138 said:

@KenA: how much do you sleep and when did you have improvements?

I sleep now a good 6 hours or so per night straight without waking up. And that's on a work night. On the weekends I usually sleep 8-9 hours straight. So I would have to say my sleep has returned back to normal. For me, the first 7-8 months or so I would say I would get 3-4 hours a night for a few nights a week. Most nights was 1-2. Then around 9 months I went up to about 4-5 per night with only 1 or 2 sleepless nights. Around a year I went to 5-6 per night and almost no sleepless nights. I'm at 28 months now and I would say my sleep is back to normal. It just took a very very very long time, but I had to just wait it out. On sleepless nights, I would just lay in bed and rest and watch movies. I stopped fighting against it and just let my body heal. I knew my brain would figure things out, so i just had to trust in the process. There are many many many people here in the forums who have had insomnia as a symptom and it has healed and gone away. I knew if it would happen for them, then it would happen for me too and it did :) You are going to be ok. Lack of sleep may make you feel terrible, but you are not going to die from it. Eventually your brain will shut down and rest for the amount of time it needs to. Just have to trust in your brain and that it knows what it is doing! You've got this!

 

2010-2011 - Tramadol - Can't remember dosage

2011 - CT Quit Tramadol

2011-2019 - St Johns Wart - Started out at 3 Pills a day (300 MG) and increased to 6 per day over the years

August 2019 - CT Quit St Johns (Told by Hospital Dr to Stop Taking due to increased BP)

September 2019 - Citalopram 10mg - Approx 2 weeks - CT Quit

September 2019 - October 2019 - Clonazepam .5mg - Approx 3 weeks - CT Quit

Drug Free Since October 5th 2019

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@KenAsince when do you can Work again?

2012 - 2020/Dec. 75 mg Sertralin, stopped by 12,5 mg

2021: reinstated 1 mg, tapered off too fast, Crash in 4/2021

4/2021 - 8/2021 Mirtazapin: stopped by 3,75 mg

11/2021: Seroquel 150 mg, 12/2021: increased 250 mg, 225 mg 26/2/21

since 11/2021: Zopiclon 7,5 - 15 mgs

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2 minutes ago, Pit138 said:

@KenAsince when do you can Work again?

I never stopped working. I just powered through it. I'm the sole provider for my family so it was never an option to stop working. I just explained to my manager what I was going through and asked for them to work with me on it. They allowed me to take a position with less responsibility until I started feeling better. There was some extremely rough days for sure, but I survived every single one of them! 100% success rate on surviving the bad days! That why I know that if I can do it, anybody can do it!

2010-2011 - Tramadol - Can't remember dosage

2011 - CT Quit Tramadol

2011-2019 - St Johns Wart - Started out at 3 Pills a day (300 MG) and increased to 6 per day over the years

August 2019 - CT Quit St Johns (Told by Hospital Dr to Stop Taking due to increased BP)

September 2019 - Citalopram 10mg - Approx 2 weeks - CT Quit

September 2019 - October 2019 - Clonazepam .5mg - Approx 3 weeks - CT Quit

Drug Free Since October 5th 2019

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Ok, thats amazing 😊

 

When do you had your First Window???

 

 

2012 - 2020/Dec. 75 mg Sertralin, stopped by 12,5 mg

2021: reinstated 1 mg, tapered off too fast, Crash in 4/2021

4/2021 - 8/2021 Mirtazapin: stopped by 3,75 mg

11/2021: Seroquel 150 mg, 12/2021: increased 250 mg, 225 mg 26/2/21

since 11/2021: Zopiclon 7,5 - 15 mgs

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@Frogie

 

Can i begin to taper my two drugs? How slow with the Seroquel, i only take it for 2,5 Months....

 

Greetings

2012 - 2020/Dec. 75 mg Sertralin, stopped by 12,5 mg

2021: reinstated 1 mg, tapered off too fast, Crash in 4/2021

4/2021 - 8/2021 Mirtazapin: stopped by 3,75 mg

11/2021: Seroquel 150 mg, 12/2021: increased 250 mg, 225 mg 26/2/21

since 11/2021: Zopiclon 7,5 - 15 mgs

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@Pit138

 

No, you haven't stabilized. I would continue to hold for a while longer.

PREVIOUS medications and discontinuations: Have been on medications since 1996. 

 Valium, Gabapentin, Lamictal, Prilosec and Zantac from 2000 to 2015 with a fast taper by a psychiatrist.

 Liquid Lexapro Nov, 2016 to 31-March, 2019 Lexapro free!!! (total Lexapro taper was 4 years-started with pill form)

---CURRENT MEDICATIONS:Supplements:Milk Thistle, Metamucil, Magnesium Citrate, Vitamin D3, Levothyroxine 25mcg, Vitamin C, Krill oil.

Xanax 1mg 3x day June, 2000 to 19-September, 2020 Went from .150 grams (average weight of 1 Xanax) 3x day to .003 grams 3x day. April 1, 2021 went back on 1mg a day. Started tapering May 19, 2023. July 28, 2023-approximately .87mg. Dr. fast tapered me at the end and realized he messed up. Prescribe it again and I am doing "slower than a turtle" taper. Last dose June 24, 2024

19-September, 2020 Xanax free!!! (total Xanax taper was 15-1/2 months-1-June, 2019-19-September, 2020)

I am not a medical professional.

The suggestions I make are based on personal experience.

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16 minutes ago, Pit138 said:

Ok, thats amazing 😊

 

When do you had your First Window???

 

 

The first really really good window? I would say that was probably around 5-6 months or so. I would get some windows before that, but they would be for maybe an hour or so here or there. Maybe even 2-3 hours. But a whole day of feeling decent was probably around the 7 month mark. Around 8 or 9 months I would get 2-3 days. It just took time to get through the acute phase of healing. 

2010-2011 - Tramadol - Can't remember dosage

2011 - CT Quit Tramadol

2011-2019 - St Johns Wart - Started out at 3 Pills a day (300 MG) and increased to 6 per day over the years

August 2019 - CT Quit St Johns (Told by Hospital Dr to Stop Taking due to increased BP)

September 2019 - Citalopram 10mg - Approx 2 weeks - CT Quit

September 2019 - October 2019 - Clonazepam .5mg - Approx 3 weeks - CT Quit

Drug Free Since October 5th 2019

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Here is my journey. I really don't remember a lot of the details but I did write a lot in the forums about it! Hope this helps

 

 

2010-2011 - Tramadol - Can't remember dosage

2011 - CT Quit Tramadol

2011-2019 - St Johns Wart - Started out at 3 Pills a day (300 MG) and increased to 6 per day over the years

August 2019 - CT Quit St Johns (Told by Hospital Dr to Stop Taking due to increased BP)

September 2019 - Citalopram 10mg - Approx 2 weeks - CT Quit

September 2019 - October 2019 - Clonazepam .5mg - Approx 3 weeks - CT Quit

Drug Free Since October 5th 2019

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@FrogieBut i have the feeling Like Seroquel behinds me to heal....

 

Can you tell me If i will suffering longer because i made a CT in a CT 🙈🙈 Before the second CT i had Windows, after IT never Had windows...

 

 

2012 - 2020/Dec. 75 mg Sertralin, stopped by 12,5 mg

2021: reinstated 1 mg, tapered off too fast, Crash in 4/2021

4/2021 - 8/2021 Mirtazapin: stopped by 3,75 mg

11/2021: Seroquel 150 mg, 12/2021: increased 250 mg, 225 mg 26/2/21

since 11/2021: Zopiclon 7,5 - 15 mgs

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@KenA

 

I havent Had windows Till now 🙈🙈

2012 - 2020/Dec. 75 mg Sertralin, stopped by 12,5 mg

2021: reinstated 1 mg, tapered off too fast, Crash in 4/2021

4/2021 - 8/2021 Mirtazapin: stopped by 3,75 mg

11/2021: Seroquel 150 mg, 12/2021: increased 250 mg, 225 mg 26/2/21

since 11/2021: Zopiclon 7,5 - 15 mgs

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32 minutes ago, Pit138 said:

@KenA

 

I havent Had windows Till now 🙈🙈

Having windows is a good sign of healing. Just keep going day by day. Eventually they will happen more and more often and last longer and longer! You've got this!

 

2010-2011 - Tramadol - Can't remember dosage

2011 - CT Quit Tramadol

2011-2019 - St Johns Wart - Started out at 3 Pills a day (300 MG) and increased to 6 per day over the years

August 2019 - CT Quit St Johns (Told by Hospital Dr to Stop Taking due to increased BP)

September 2019 - Citalopram 10mg - Approx 2 weeks - CT Quit

September 2019 - October 2019 - Clonazepam .5mg - Approx 3 weeks - CT Quit

Drug Free Since October 5th 2019

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