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  2. Nelly

    How do I deal with unsupportive friends?

    Good morning i hope you have had a good week. Yes I can relate to what you say. I am so less tired since reducing venlafaxine; I am shocked at how the meds’ have made me feel. I thought the feelings of tired, feeling unwell were symptoms of depression, now I know they weren’t. Prescribed AD’s for PMT, struggling to cope with how I was feeling all my life; I didn’t know any different. I always complained of being tired; ruined relationships! I am glad that you are feeling more hopeful. I hope you can feel even better about your situation soon. Hope you have a good day and thank you for your message xx
  3. 22 Aug 2019 8.30am thyroxine. Tired on waking 8.45am walked Daisy 9.15am venlafaxine 8 beads 9.15am fish oil 9.15am showered Daisy 9.45am shower. Feel better. no pain 10am b’fast 10.30am - 5pm work 12.30pm head ache 12.30pm magnesium 5pm walked Daisy 7pm supper 7.30pm phone rang; didn’t answer it 9pm soaked feet in magnesium salt water 10.30pm bed x
  4. 21 Aug 2019 6am woke 7am walked Daisy 7.30am thyroxine 8am b,fast 8am venlafaxine 6 beads 8am Fish oil 8am magnesium. Feel ok 8.30am - 9.45am went back to bed. No pain 10.30am - 5pm work Head a bit woolly 3.30pm Fish oil 3.30pm magnesium 5pm walked Daisy. Feel bright went food shopping 10pm applied magnesium oil to neck and legs, bed x
  5. Anthony75

    Amanda167

    Hi Amanda, Just wanted to stop by and say hi. Haven’t been on the site lately but I read through your thread and I’m so happy that you’re getting windows. You’re on your way to stabilization. Again so happy for you. Wishing you a window, Anthony
  6. ChessieCat

    Rico: Zyprexa tapering

    That's exciting. Woohoo!
  7. Rico

    Rico: Zyprexa tapering

    Hi all, I am doing well and nearly off lithium altogether. I have had a break from working and during that time, I reduced my smoking and tapered the lithium a little faster than usual with no issues at all. I am feeling so much better and never felt so stable before! I have noticed, as I have in previous lithium tapers, that I am actually able to "think". In the past, I was very reactive and always feeling depressed on the lithium In a couple of more weeks' time, I plan to be completely off the lithium. Thanks, Rico
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  9. Update August Im on 2,5mg I had lots of ups and down in these 3 motnhs . After 3 months of olanzapine, these 3 months had plenty of activities, acknowledging and re evaluating and self awareness, change of environment and away having said that How many months it takes for recovery from the psychotic episode? How did you manage? @Bokart
  10. works for me, dealing with emotional spirals how to defuse the situation.
  11. Dejavu

    Tom37: Lexapro taper

    Tom, good to hear from you. I'm pretty much where you are in terms of how I feel and what I am able to do. 10 months post-crash for me too. My worst symptom is blurry vision (mostly in my left eye) which varies in severity but has been a real bear lately. And now, I have come down with a nasty cold, so I'm nursing that as well. 10 months is not long in the wonderful world of withdrawal. Try to remember that compared to where we both were last November, it's a massive improvement. Keep your chin up. You'll get there.
  12. https://www.survivingantidepressants.org/search/?q=nutrition the-importance-of-diet nutrition-for-depression-anxiety-schizophrenia-etc scdgapspaleo-diets a-vegetarian-diet-during-withdrawal
  13. Yes, I know this. I was inquiring on what others thought of nutrition being the main reasoning that they needed ADs in the first place.
  14. ChessieCat

    bunchesofoats: starting 2nd citalopram taper

    I have found it better to look at how far I have come, instead of what is left to go. Any reduction is heading you in the direction you want to go. Think of it like being stuck in traffic and/or getting stuck at traffic lights. You can't make it go any faster. Or this one: Use the image of waiting in a queue, the line gradually gets shorter. When you are in a queue you can't make it move any quicker than it does. You have no control over it. All you can do is wait in the line. How you wait is what is going to make a difference. You can either be impatient and start getting irritable and think bad things and complain to the other people who might start swearing at you which makes you feel worse or you can try to be patient and calm and try and think of nice things and look at the things around you. It's going to take the same amount of time for you to get to the head of the queue but you can either make the experience of waiting pleasant or unpleasant.
  15. bunchesofoats

    bunchesofoats: starting 2nd citalopram taper

    Day 128 - 12 days since my last drop, symptoms finally leveling out. From my extensive Glenmullen - adapted symptom tracker, I picked out my most common general symptoms, my most common WD-only symptoms, and my most common symptoms that were made worse by WD. Then I made a list off the top of my head of things that help me with my most common symptoms. Now I'm making a concerted effort to do those things every day. It was nothing new or surprising that came up, and they're all things I've often tried to check off every day, but framing it in this way gave me new motivation. This is what helps me with my most common symptoms: yoga keeping a tidy space drinking enough water writing thoughts light exercise having a plan/vision getting good sleep On good days do as much as possible of all to build that scaffolding, on bad days touch on each in some way. Ie yoga, at least swing my legs up the wall while in bed, tidy up the smallest bit, write one sentence or few words of my thoughts, consider for even a moment what I want for my life, aim for good sleep hygiene.
  16. @Altostrata honestly need ur inputs , I’m tired of going to the doctors:(
  17. Two posts which I found mentioning microbiomes: probiotics-and-gut-health prebiotics
  18. Topic title: nutrition and the gut microbiome So I have tried 3-4 times to come off of Paxil in the past, I was unsuccessful. I believe the only reason I have a fighting chance this time is because I made massive changes to my gut microbiome before deciding to come off. I felt the best I ever felt in my life, my sleep was on point, I was waking up early(which I never did in my life) and my energy was through the roof. Now I am over 6 months off Paxil, having withdrawals, but they are manageable or caused by mistakes of things I know not to(drinking). My question is is what is your opinion in the gut microbiome. As over 90% of the bodies serotonin is created in the gut. I have reduced my inflammation in my body by huge amounts.
  19. Tom37

    Tom37: Lexapro taper

    Thanks @RachelSusan Hopefully will see a change for the better soon. Take care.
  20. ShiningLight

    Gemma92: severely kindled

    Don't overthink your meds right now. Very easy to do that when you're under so much distress. It's very easy to think 'If only I made the right change I'd be better.' Very hard to accept feeling helpless (you're not! Though it feels that way!!!). So the mind gets cookin' and trying to figure out a solution. That's a natural response but not helpful in this situation. What is helpful is to try to let go and accept where you are right now. See if you can soften to yourself and feel some compassion towards yourself. Symptoms mean your brain is trying to heal. It's noticing that things have changed. That's a necessary step in rewiring itself. I know it's impossible, but try to limit your energy feeling strong emotions and expressing distress by crying for such a long time. Your brain needs this energy to heal. Try to be in the moment. Someone posted Michael Healy YouTube Free yourself from overthinking. It's WONDERFUL. The best thing you can do right now is stuff like that, in my opinion.
  21. ShiningLight

    Gemma92: severely kindled

    Listen to the mods. They give excellent advice.
  22. Gemma92

    Gemma92: severely kindled

    Would I know if it was hurting me by staying on it?
  23. mdv42

    mdv42: looking for help

    My Doctor told me to just stop taking this after I took for less than 3 weeks. Was that wrong? I have been on klonopin and now Valium since and feel like I have withdrawel symptoms from my taper, but maybe part of it is from the Mirtazapine? Ativan 1mg 2007 - 10/2018 PRN Ativan 1 mg 11/2018 - 1/2019 up to 1 mg a day on occasion 2mg due to stress/anxiety/IBS and sleep 1/2019 ( end of January) - INSOMNIA Atiivan up to 2MG 1/2019 - for days (didn't work) dr took me off c/t Trazadone 50 MG up to 100mg 2/8 7 pills 8 Ambien 5 mg 2/12 3 pills Ambien 2/15 6.25 mg 3 pills Ambien 2/20 12.5 mg 1 pill Ativan 2/20 1 mg 2o pills as needed for anxiety Temazapam 2/25 7.5 mg 3 mg Eszopiclone 2/27 2 mg 2 pill Mirtazapine 2/28 7.5 7 pills Mirtazapine 3/15 15 mg 4 pills Celexa 4/10 10 mg 16 pillls Ativan 4/10 .5 mg 4 tid - Klonopin 4/12 .5 twice a day Seroqual 4/22 50mg 6 pills Seroqual 4/28 100 mg 1 pill Mirtazapine 5/2019 15mg 14 pills Klonopin 5mg 6/2019 Valium Taper 1mg 2 wk
  24. ShiningLight

    Gemma92: severely kindled

    I'm familiar with this med. Mirtazepine is usually sedating, so a paradoxical reaction would involve agitation, restlessness, or feeling very alert or wide awake. Adverse reaction is more broad...could be many things.
  25. mdv42

    mdv42: looking for help

    Topic Title:L Started my taper 2mg off I used this online calculator : https://clincalc.com/Benzodiazepine/ which showed me .5 klonopin is 8 mg of Valium (liguid) and I went off that and I feel like I have been sick and tapered to fast. Now I'm down to 5.5 mg and it has been over a month. I don't know if I should hold, or up dose?
  26. manny03

    manny03: withdrawal from Trintellix

    Well...Last Sunday I had an unexpected event occur. Over the last several days I was watching porn, and had premature ejaculation without doing anything. Due to that, my genitals got irritated, and yesterday I had another pee in blood episode. I went today to my primary's office. The head physician saw me since my MD was booked. She wasn't keen to see me since she knew of my case. She truly wants me to start getting psychotherapy for my anxiety. She asked about my symptoms. I gave her an entire list of symptoms, and she suspects that I might have prostatitis. She ordered a urine culture, ultrasound for my kidneys and a referral to a urologist to make sure her diagnosis is correct. Also, what scared me is that I lost six pound in four week - however I did cut on chips and fats. Also, had high blood pressure. Like who wouldn't with these symptoms. It doesn't help the off balance withdrawal symptoms. I never imagined coming off this medication would cause me so much trouble.
  27. Blandell

    Blandell: Paxil

    I can’t answer that... not a clear idea of that. I am no longer taking Prozac. The dr that started me on the bridge went away for one month immediately and I was directed to locum dr. It felt too disjointed and scary to me so in consultation with another locum, who I liked and saw 2x this week, we decided not right time for me to do bridge. Too much going on in my life that is destabilizing for me
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