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Hi everyone

 

Recently I became unstable after a drop. I experienced dizziness and nausea. I took some motion sickness tablets and these helped until the wd symptoms passed.

 

I did this because I do suffer from motion sickness and it felt very similar.

 

Though this might be useful to someone

 

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Dropped to 1.5 ml 7 June 2014. Dropped to 1.4 in about September.

Dropped to 1.3 on 20 December 2014. Dropped to 1.2 in mid Jan 2015.

Dropped to 1 ml in late Feb 2015. I think my old medication had run out of puff so I tried 1ml when I got the new stuff and it seems to be going ok. Sleep has been good over the last week (as of 13/3/15).

Dropped to 1/2 ml 14/11/15 Fatigue still there as are memory and cognition problems. Sleep is patchy but liveable compared to what it has been in the past.

 

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What were the motion sickness meds, the name? I am having the same issue I would love to try it! Thanks for the input

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Motion sickness pills I think are the same thing as Benedryl. I've had chronic nausea for a few years. What works best for me is Ipecacuanha 30 C homeopathy. You know that Syrup of Ipecac you buy to keep on hand to induce vomiting if there's a poisoning? Well, don't take that obviously lol. But the Homeopathy is the cure of the symptoms the drug Ipecac would produce. It works very well. My family has used it much for when they've had stomach flue with nausea. There were times I would take Zofran and even in withdrawal my nervous system handled it well, as long as I didn't use it often.

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Bumping -- what's worked for dizziness, queasiness, nausea for you?

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Being still and relaxing, limiting movement. I won't take anything for it because for me it came from WD so I doubted anything would work with WD as the reason behind it. Minimizing all stress to my body helped me because it got worse as I taxed my system with walking, motion, things that are normal for the CNS to handle but now are taxing it. In fact, I discovered that taxing it in any way would increase the symptoms. If I had to do stuff, I would do them when I felt best but realize that after I would revert quickly to the state of dizziness and no balance. Early on in my WD the best time was the morning. Now, right after waking up can be rough due to tremors, but once the tremors settle is a good time though also afternoon.

 

It's like a balancing act in my experience. Taxing my body in any way, and by taxing I mean basic things that used to be done without thought and would never have been considered demanding, added to these symptoms making them worse. The more rest I got the more they improved. Lack of sleep made them especially worse. Stress of any kind made them worse. So basically baby yourself through it. That's what worked for me the most.

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Just wondering if anyone had any tips for helping nausea that aren't hard on a sensitive nervous system

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I make tea with slices of raw ginger.

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I use 10-20 drops of ginger tincture (purchased at Whole Foods or my local compounding pharmacy)in a glass of water. It seems to help.

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*Early 2018, stopped Seroquel; *2020, started second Klon taper

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Sometimes peppermints help. Slowly dissolve in your mouth.

 

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2000 switched to Zoloft 

2011 Zoloft pooped out- Dr. switched me directly to Lexapro15mg -had a horrible 6mths

2013 upped Lexapro to 20 mgs-pooped out

June 2013 Dr. added 150 Wellbutrin to Lexapro.

July 2013 Switched back to Zoloft 100mgs.Was still taking Wellbutrin. Lots of anxiety from the Wellbutrin

July 2013 Started to wean Wellbutrin- off by Sept.

Oct. 2013 added 400 mgs of Neurotin to the Zoloft

Jan 2014 Tapered off of the Zoloft and onto Prozac 30 mgs. Also still taking 400 mgs Neurotin

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I used fresh ginger and ginger tincture both...as well as peppermint as an alternate...

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Ginger tea made with fresh ginger or I have made it with candied ginger.  I also have used candied ginger in a small bag when I am out the smallest nibble can really help.  I know others may not like the sugar but I can't eat raw ginger.  

Gravol the kids chewable cherry variety at shopper drug mart five bucks... but I think it does affect the nervous system some.  I would start with 1/4 of a child dose and work my way up.  Again kept these on me when nausea and dizziness was bad. They help with dizziness too. Again cannot say they don't affect the nervous system I am sure they do... but the least of all other things I knew of.  Tums is always worth a try as is baking soda in a bit of water that will not affect the nervous system at all. 

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Had a car accident in 85
Codeine was the pain med when I was release from hosp continuous use till 89
Given PROZAC by a specialist to help with nerve pain in my leg 89-90 not sure which year
Was not told a thing about it being a psych med thought it was a pain killer no info about psych side effects I went nuts had hallucinations. As I had a head injury and was diagnosed with a concussion in 85 I was sent to a head injury clinic in 1990 five years after the accident. I don't think they knew I had been on prozac I did not think it a big deal and never did finish the bottle of pills. I had tests of course lots of them. Was put into a pain clinic and given amitriptyline which stopped the withdrawal but had many side effects. But I could sleep something I had not done in a very long time the pain lessened. My mother got cancer in 94 they switched my meds to Zoloft to help deal with this pressure as I was her main care giver she died in 96. I stopped zoloft in 96 had withdrawal was put on paxil went nutty quit it ct put on resperidol quit it ct had withdrawal was put on Effexor... 2years later celexa was added 20mg then increased to 40mg huge personality change went wild. Did too fast taper off Celexa 05 as I felt unwell for a long time prior... quit Effexor 150mg ct 07 found ****** 8 months into withdrawal learned some things was banned from there in 08 have kept learning since. there is really not enough room here to put my history but I have a lot of opinions about a lot of things especially any of the drugs mentioned above.
One thing I would like to add here is this tidbit ALL OPIATES INCREASE SEROTONIN it is not a huge jump to being in chronic pain to being put on an ssri/snri and opiates will affect your antidepressants and your thinking.

As I do not update much I will put my quit date Nov. 17 2007 I quit Effexor cold turkey. 

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Has anyone else experienced nausea post-withdrawal? I know most who haven't been down this road would think it's unrelated to WD, since it's a new symptom and I'm off nearly three years. But I'm quite sure it's an inner ear imbalance triggered by neuro-changes. Suddenly, I can't travel by car or even bend over to pick something up without feeling nauseous. I'm definitely not pregnant or sick.

 

I expect this is temporary, but I'm curious if anyone has had comparable experiences?

1994 Prozac (became suicidal, manic, hospitalized)

1994-2008 every SSRI + wellbutrin, effexor, ativan, topamax, naltrexone, several benozo (2-5 meds daily)

2008 cold turkey klonopin: BP dropped; trip to ER; never told addictive; 3 yrs. ear ringing, dead feeling, panic, sound, light sensitivity

2009-2010 cont'd on Zoloft 200 mg + wellbutrin 300 mg; topamax

2010 AMA; no information cold turkey all meds

8 months wild energy, creativity, impulsive, crying + visions

Month 8 post withdrawal began extreme fatigue, flu-liike sx, dark depair, flat and hypersensitive

2014 now 2.8 yrs post WD 50% time flu-like; despair, anhedonia. 

 

** 3 months post WD bulimia stopped for 1st time since beginning prozac; suddenly, no obsessive thoughts of food.

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A fresh ginger tea made with peeled ginger ( 2.5 inches long, 1 inch thick) and about 3.5 cups of water boiled for 10 minutes alleviated my nausea.  I also ate the boiled ginger slivers (<.25 inches thick)  that I used in the tea as well. A tried and true ancient remedy for modern problems.

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Have not found anything that helps with nausea but when it is bad two things make it worse: moving, and getting hungry. I feel much much more nauseous when I am hungry. I try to lie down while working to minimize moving but some amount of movement is necessary so I've kind of surrendered to that one. 

Currently on:

Prozac: May 2021 (5mg, 0 mg), June 2021 (5mg), July 2021 (5mg, 4mg) August 2021 (4mg, 3.6mg), September 2021 (3.2mg)

Wellbutrin XL: 2017-present (150 mg) (taper to come)

Vyvanse: 2016-2019 (30 mg), January - April 2020 (40 mg), April - December 2020 (30 mg), January 2021-present (20 mg)

 

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Zoloft: 2017-May 2021 (50 mg, 25 mg)

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Anyone find any good nausea supplements? Is Dramamine hard on the nervous system ? I have found no answers. 

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march 2021: Valium everyday 2MG twice a day for a month or after that take as needed 

April 2021-May: taper to 0MG

June 2021: Zoloft 7 days and ween off. 
August 2021: escitalopram 5MG-10MG

August 2021: Propanol 10MG-20MG as needed 

September 2021: weened off escitalopram over a week.

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Hey I know this is an old topic but does anyone have any more advice for how to deal with the nausea and dizziness? I recently got hit with a bad wave of it. Would non-drowsy Dramamine work?  

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Other prescription meds: levothyroxine 75 mcg (for hypothyroidism), lorazepam 0.25 to 0.5mg (as needed, which is almost never), zofran 2 to 4mg (as needed) 

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Hail Mary shot here since I'm replying to a 2012 post but @Shanti for the Ipecacuanha 30 C homeopath, is it ok to take multiple times a day without upsetting the nervous system/stomach? I get waves like 1-2x a day, 3-x on bad ones...so wondering if it's ok to pop a ton of these baddies without much worry.

 

Also, about how long does it take to go into effect for you? Everyone of course always wants instant but just tryna set realistic expectations for myself as currently every minute I struggle with a nausea wave is just excruciating (working with my rodb therpist, and soon a pain management therapist hopefully to up my tolerance on that end). Thank you!

 

Bonus question: If you have any homeopathic recs for headaches I'm all ears! My w/d or adr (not sure what it is at this point) is a combo of headache and nausea. If I can find even just a small way to curve the pain omg will my quality of life be better by a lot. Thank you!

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2020 - July 2022 Gabapentin (on and off) | most recently took 300mg for a few days in July to offset body burning from Effexor 

2017 - 2022 Bupropion (on and off) | 75-150mg. Stopped cold turkey ~ Feb/March 2022

2021 - 2022 Apriprazole | 1mg end 2021 > 2mg 2022. Stopped cold turkey ~Feb/March 2022

May 18, 2022 - June 17, Rexulti | .5mg > 1mg May 27 > 2mg June 3 > 1mg June 10 > off June 17

June 24, 2022 -July 4, 2022 Effexor | 75mg > 37.5mg July 2 > off July 4 (problem drug)

June 2022 - 1 week Vyvanse | 30MG

End June - July 4 Methylphenidate Er | 18MG

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2020 - now Levothyroxine | 75mg @ 6:30am

July 2022 - now Klonopin | .5mg @ 8:30am and .5mg @ 8:30pm (thanks @Frogie!) for Effexor/Lithium adverse reaction/withdrawal

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For ginger users

  • do y'all mostly use raw ginger or does anyone have a brand they like for easy brewing?
    • I use Original Ginger Honey Crystals but worry about all the sugar

 

For peppermint users

  • y'all mean peppermint like just the candy? lol. Mostly making sure.

 

I'm going to try a few things in the coming weeks because my nausea is winning the battle and I won't let it win the war! I'm going to beat it and live the good life I want to live with my wife, son, family, and friends. They deserve that from me! ❤️

Sep 2019 - March 2022 Trintellix | 5mg > 10mg Oct 2019 > 20mg Jan 2021. Taper over 1-1.5months Feb-March 2022 (psychiatrist offered no real guidance)

2020 - July 2022 Gabapentin (on and off) | most recently took 300mg for a few days in July to offset body burning from Effexor 

2017 - 2022 Bupropion (on and off) | 75-150mg. Stopped cold turkey ~ Feb/March 2022

2021 - 2022 Apriprazole | 1mg end 2021 > 2mg 2022. Stopped cold turkey ~Feb/March 2022

May 18, 2022 - June 17, Rexulti | .5mg > 1mg May 27 > 2mg June 3 > 1mg June 10 > off June 17

June 24, 2022 -July 4, 2022 Effexor | 75mg > 37.5mg July 2 > off July 4 (problem drug)

June 2022 - 1 week Vyvanse | 30MG

End June - July 4 Methylphenidate Er | 18MG

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2020 - now Levothyroxine | 75mg @ 6:30am

July 2022 - now Klonopin | .5mg @ 8:30am and .5mg @ 8:30pm (thanks @Frogie!) for Effexor/Lithium adverse reaction/withdrawal

April 2022 - Jan 12 2023 Lithium now 0mg | 300mg > 600mg May > 750mg June > 600mg July > 450mg August 22, 2022 > 300mg September 22, 2022 > 150mg October 22, 2022 > 75mg December 12, 2022 > 0mg January 12, 2023. | Migraine Vitamins: B2 400mg October 15, 2022 - Magnesium 100mg November 15, 2022 > 200mg Dec 3 > 400 mg Dec 15 - DHA+EPA (Trader Joe’s) 1200mg December 15, 2022 > 1800mg Dec 15

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On 8/30/2012 at 2:51 PM, Shanti said:

Motion sickness pills I think are the same thing as Benedryl. I've had chronic nausea for a few years. What works best for me is Ipecacuanha 30 C homeopathy. You know that Syrup of Ipecac you buy to keep on hand to induce vomiting if there's a poisoning? Well, don't take that obviously lol. But the Homeopathy is the cure of the symptoms the drug Ipecac would produce. It works very well. My family has used it much for when they've had stomach flue with nausea. There were times I would take Zofran and even in withdrawal my nervous system handled it well, as long as I didn't use it often.

Thanks for this info!

 

1994 began Paxil 20. Jan2018-began taper @ 2.5 mg every 6 wks. 10mg Paxil on May 12/2018

May 2019 - 9.75 mg Paxil; July 12/19 9.5 mg

July 20/19 -9.75 mg

Aug  12/19 10 mg Paxil 10 mg Prozac, “Prozac bridge” ;Vit D 1000iu 6 per day, magnesium bis-glycinate 200mgx3, Omega 3 600mg x3, gaba 600mgx2, Inositol powder

Meditation, tapping, breathing and grounding, yoga, art, counselling 

Aug 21 dropped Prozac; increase Paxil to 15mg

March 8/2021. Reinstated to 20 mg Paxil

July 2021 added .75 mg Wellbutrin

 

 

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On 1/4/2013 at 2:52 PM, starlitegirlx said:

Being still and relaxing, limiting movement. I won't take anything for it because for me it came from WD so I doubted anything would work with WD as the reason behind it. Minimizing all stress to my body helped me because it got worse as I taxed my system with walking, motion, things that are normal for the CNS to handle but now are taxing it. In fact, I discovered that taxing it in any way would increase the symptoms. If I had to do stuff, I would do them when I felt best but realize that after I would revert quickly to the state of dizziness and no balance. Early on in my WD the best time was the morning. Now, right after waking up can be rough due to tremors, but once the tremors settle is a good time though also afternoon.

 

It's like a balancing act in my experience. Taxing my body in any way, and by taxing I mean basic things that used to be done without thought and would never have been considered demanding, added to these symptoms making them worse. The more rest I got the more they improved. Lack of sleep made them especially worse. Stress of any kind made them worse. So basically baby yourself through it. That's what worked for me the most.


years later from your post, I’m experiencing the same and nothing seems to work for me. But I haven’t babied myself either. I’ve been going out for walks and doing things at home. How long did you experience this before it went away?

 

 When I say experiencing the same, that includes the morning tremors and balance that changed from afternoons to early mornings.

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Jan 17- Feb 04 2023 - Escitalopram 10mg

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A few things I've found to be helpful for nausea are:  

  • Sea-Band motion sickness wrist bands
  • Chewing on Altoids mints
  • Applying peppermint essential oil around my nose area and breathing it in
  • Adding peppermint extract to a beverage or even putting a few drops into my mouth.
  • Dramamine or Bonine motion sickness tablets
  • Ginger extract or capsules

Hope this helps someone else! 

Disclaimer:  This is not professional medical advice but is based on personal experience only.

1994 - 2017:  Prozac, Cymbalta, Celexa, Paxil, Wellbutrin, Zoloft, Seroquel, Buspar, Lorazepam, Xanax, Ambien

2005-present:  Trazodone 50 mg 

2017:  Effexor XR 37.5 >> 75 mg 

2020 (March):  Began 10% monthly taper of Effexor XR (got down to 12 mg)

2021 (September):  Completely crashed.  Went back up to 37.5 mg but in doing so I kindled myself for two years

2024:  1/1:  35.6 mg (-6 beads)  |  2/1:  33.8 mg (-11 beads)  |  3/1:  32.1 mg (-16 beads)

Reasons for starting psych meds:  PMDD/Depression, Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Other medications:  Levothyroxine 75 mcg

Supplements:  I sporadically take Dr. Berg's Electrolyte Powder, Magnesium Glycinate, Fish Oil, & Vitamin D3/K2

 

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I can confirm I tried lots of fresh ginger boiled then simmered for around 20 minutes with some mint sauce. It helped the nausea massively. Still a bit nauseous now, but not as bad after only own day of 3 cups of it. With that said, I’ve still got an icky feeling in my nose and throat so my guess is it’s related to gut eg reflux.

2018 April: Reinstated Paroxetine 20mg and Carbamazepine Prolonged Release 400mg (200mg morning and night) after abrupt withdrawal of 6 months (lots of on off AD and other drugs use for years prior to this this).

2018 August: Began slow taper of Paroxetine. At 10mg severe headaches began, switched to 10mg Fluoxetine. Cont. on Carbamazepine Prolonged Release 400mg (200mg morning and night). Occasional but over recommended dose use of sleeping tablet.

2018 - 2023: ‘Stable’ on Fluoxetine 10mg and Carbamazepine Prolonged Release 400mg (200mg morning and night). Cont. but over recommended dose use of sleeping tablet, switched sleeping tablet to manage addiction and achieve sleep. Began very occasional use of benzodiazepines by 2020 (eg. 2 dose of 10mg in a 9 month period, varies according to need and some months can be more). Cont. headaches, developed anxiety and other body pains. 
2023 (February) - Rapid 4 week taper in February from Carbamazepine Prolonged Release 400mg (200mg morning and night) to nil (mistakenly!).

2023 (March to present) - very infrequent use of sleeping tablets and benzodiazepines, diagnosed with hypothyroidism (April ish) and currently treated with Levothyroxine (final dose yet to be determined), began taper of Fluoxetine 10mg (June) currently on 8mg of fluoxetine. 
Also, still invariably take CBD oil, multiple vitamins and minerals including Omega 3, iron etc. Adjusted as needed. 

Note - Throughout the above years I have been an inpatient and outpatient with decisions made for me regarding drugs inc. abrupt withdrawals. Some were planned by me when unaware of withdrawal affects. Others while I was ‘unwell’ and began by unwittingly missing doses. Like many of us I have experienced many ‘symptoms’ on and off the drugs. Above, I have tried to share my main complaints and history as best as I can and remember.

My full drug history can be found in my opening post 

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My words are based on my personal experiences and do not constitute medical advice or recommendations, except this: whatever any one else says, from medics to other patients, however informed, listen to your body as the human condition is always evolving, and in turn so is our knowledge on its limitations and capabilities. 

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