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JOYGASMJUNKIE: My Journey


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Hey All,

 

I'm new to the site, I have been on and off Sertraline numerous times over the past 6 years, I recently went through my longest period without them 4.5 months with a couple of windows when I found out about withdrawal,  I prayed and tried but it was to hard for me, the fog and lack of motivation totally consumed me trying to work as a busy fulltime forklift engineer 4 weeks ago I reinstated 50mg of Sertraline daily then 25mg now 12.5mg for the past week, things are slowly settling but it's been hard, the insomnia has probably been the worst but that is settling now as well. Hopefully I make a full recovery, I normally feel better after 8/9 weeks of starting the med. I will keep you all posted.

September 2007 - 10mg Citalopram
October 2007 - 10mg Escitalopram
November 2007 - 20mg Escitalopram
March 2009 - Fast taper over 2 weeks
May 2009 - Escitalopram 20mg
January 2011 - Escitalopram taper to 10mg
February 2011 - Escitalopram raise to 20mg
December 2018 - Escitalopram poop
-out
April 2018 - Sertraline 200mg
Between 2018 and 2024 I have tried various fast tapers.
June 2024 - Sertraline 15mg

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BTW how do I add my signature?

September 2007 - 10mg Citalopram
October 2007 - 10mg Escitalopram
November 2007 - 20mg Escitalopram
March 2009 - Fast taper over 2 weeks
May 2009 - Escitalopram 20mg
January 2011 - Escitalopram taper to 10mg
February 2011 - Escitalopram raise to 20mg
December 2018 - Escitalopram poop
-out
April 2018 - Sertraline 200mg
Between 2018 and 2024 I have tried various fast tapers.
June 2024 - Sertraline 15mg

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  • Erimus changed the title to JOYGASMJUNKIE: My Journey
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Hello, and welcome to Surviving Antidepressants. We are a peer support forum to assist in tapering off psychiatric drugs safely, or recovering from psychiatric drug withdrawal.

 

This topic is for anything relating to you, and any questions you have. Please do not start another topic.

 

We recommend tapering by no more than 10% of your CURRENT dose each month, to limit withdrawal symptoms. E.g. 10mg --> 9mg --> 8.1mg --> 7.29mg

 

All the answers you are looking for regarding tapering and antidepressant withdrawal are on this site. Please search around and continue to read as much as you can manage. Use the site search function to search for specific words or phrases, such as drugs or symptoms.

 

Here are a few of the most useful links:

 

--------Important topics in the Tapering forum and FAQ--------

 

Micro tapering

 

Why taper by 10% of my dosage?

 

Taking multiple psych drugs? Which drug to taper first?

 

How to make a liquid from tablets or capsules

 

Using a scale to weigh and measure doses

 

--------From the Symptoms and Self-Care Forums--------
 
What is withdrawal syndrome?
 
About reinstating and stabilizing to reduce withdrawal symptoms
 
The Windows and Waves Pattern of Stabilization

 

Hypersensitivity and Kindling

 

We only recommend two supplements. Omega 3 Fish Oil and Magnesium. Both should be introduced separately and increased slowly.

 

Regards

Erimus

Active Monday-Friday UK time

 

Taper calculator spreadsheet

 

MEDICATION:

1) Sertraline:

50mg - Oct 2020, 100mg - Dec 2020, 50mg - April 2021, 75mg - May 2021, 50mg - Sep 2021, 55mg - 23 Feb 2024, 60mg - 20 March 2024, Start tapering - 24 April 2024

Current dose: 55.09mg  (1 July 2024)

2) Mirtazapine:

15mg - Nov 2020

SUPPLEMENTS:

Cod liver oil, Magnesium, Vitamin C

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On 7/3/2024 at 12:43 PM, JOYGASMJUNKIE said:

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I would suggest you hold on 12.5mg for a minimum period of 3 months before even considering another taper attempt. When you do want to start I suggest you follow the 10%/month guidelines we suggest here. You can read more about this in the links I posted above.

Active Monday-Friday UK time

 

Taper calculator spreadsheet

 

MEDICATION:

1) Sertraline:

50mg - Oct 2020, 100mg - Dec 2020, 50mg - April 2021, 75mg - May 2021, 50mg - Sep 2021, 55mg - 23 Feb 2024, 60mg - 20 March 2024, Start tapering - 24 April 2024

Current dose: 55.09mg  (1 July 2024)

2) Mirtazapine:

15mg - Nov 2020

SUPPLEMENTS:

Cod liver oil, Magnesium, Vitamin C

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Thank you Erimus!

September 2007 - 10mg Citalopram
October 2007 - 10mg Escitalopram
November 2007 - 20mg Escitalopram
March 2009 - Fast taper over 2 weeks
May 2009 - Escitalopram 20mg
January 2011 - Escitalopram taper to 10mg
February 2011 - Escitalopram raise to 20mg
December 2018 - Escitalopram poop
-out
April 2018 - Sertraline 200mg
Between 2018 and 2024 I have tried various fast tapers.
June 2024 - Sertraline 15mg

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Still feeling up and down but hoping to stabilise over the coming weeks.

September 2007 - 10mg Citalopram
October 2007 - 10mg Escitalopram
November 2007 - 20mg Escitalopram
March 2009 - Fast taper over 2 weeks
May 2009 - Escitalopram 20mg
January 2011 - Escitalopram taper to 10mg
February 2011 - Escitalopram raise to 20mg
December 2018 - Escitalopram poop
-out
April 2018 - Sertraline 200mg
Between 2018 and 2024 I have tried various fast tapers.
June 2024 - Sertraline 15mg

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