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Hello I am on several psych drugs including Celexa (antidepressant), Seroquel (antipsychotic), Depakote (anti-seizure, never had a seizure in my life), and Klonopin for anxiety. These meds are making my life a living hell with the side effects. Clueless as to which one I should start tapering first any advice would be greatly appreciated. 


Kathryn Rippley

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Welcome to SA. We are a volunteer site with member such as yourself tapering off medications, or have tapered off and are now in the healing process.


This is your introduction page where you will receive information, ask questions and meet members that are in the same situation as yourself.


Could you please start off my creating a signature. Thanks.


Instructions:  Withdrawal History Signature


Here is some information on which drug to taper first.


Taking multiple psych drugs? Which drug to taper first?


Why taper by 10% of my dosage?


Preparing to taper


The slowness of slow tapers


I'll give you some links to read about tapering the medications you are on also.


Tips for tapering off citalopram (Celexa)



Tips for tapering off quetiapine (Seroquel)


Tips for tapering off sodium valproate and valproic acid (divalproex sodium, Depakote, Depakene)


Tips for Tapering off Klonopin (clonazepam)


We don't suggest a lot of supplements on here as most members have sensitized nervous systems from tapering. We do suggest 2. If would like to try one at a time, at a small amount, wait a few days before trying the other.



Omega-3 Fish Oil


If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out. I'm glad you found us. 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.

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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