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  2. Frogie

    Gridley

    Thanks Gridley: I’m sure things will settle down as soon as I do. I’m just taking it slow and not worried about it. I just can’t or my anxiety will ramp up worse. I’m so glad you are doing well. Makes me very happy 😃 Take care, Frogie xx
  3. Hope, this does indeed look like a paradoxical interaction happening, as you and Sassenach noted. I'm glad you're seeing improvements regarding the change in 250 mg DLPA. But I'd also like to address the issue of the high dose of melatonin. You may have already been given this and read it, but just to be sure, please see: Melatonin for sleep Please read through the first post in the Melatonin for Sleep thread. Please keep posting your drug and symptoms journal over the coming days and let's see if we can't help you set up a schedule that will have less of these paradoxical events. How much melatonin are you taking each night? The total this past night was 3 mg, which is a very high dose. Is this your regular amount or does it change each night?
  4. Hi @Carmie, Thanks for checking in. The cut is going well so far, since I only cut about 5%. The weight gain is really troubling me though, because I have an insatiable appetite. No matter how much I eat, I want to eat more. It is really affecting my self-confidence. I can't wait to be off the quetiapine, and it feels like it it taking forever to get off. I hate what these meds do to us. The studies will be stressful until 20 September, so I don't want to try control my eating until then, but after 20 September, I am going to regain control of my eating. How are you doing on your recent cut? You have come so far. Regards, B
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  6. DMV64

    DMV64: reinstate Saphris?

    Thanks! It’s a little rough right now. Feel pretty shaky and agitated I believe that Shep said we should do the Geoden next. And I’m already doing that in liquid form about three times a day. So I guess that’s where we should go next? Glad you are getting sun!
  7. drugged

    drugged: multiple drugs

    The last 5 days I've taken it daily. Once a day. I really don't have a schedule for taking it and any day or night I can do without it I don't take it. I apologize that that makes it more difficult. I haven't wanted to develop a lot of tolerance for the drug so I've tried to use it only intermittently whenever possible. Ditto for the zolpidem though I'm currently taking that every night at a reduced dose. I know I'm on way too many drugs and I know they interact and I know they all cause dependence and ultimately withdrawal but I have been trying to minimize my use of the ones labeled "take as needed." The last 12 months have been extremely stressful for me and my little family. We've moved twice, once being cross country, and not because we actually wanted to leave our home in AZ. Trying to acclimatize to a colder, wetter climate. Changing doctors. Financial issues. Then my new nurse practitioner here doubles my venlafaxine dose and that throws my entire CNS into turmoil.
  8. Shep

    Amanda167

    You'll have to find the balance of getting things done and resting. From your diaries, it's clear you're already spending a bit of time every day doing basic household chores so they don't pile up, so you're already a good judge of what you can and can't do. Even if it's only 10 or 15 minutes a day spent doing a chore, it helps.
  9. ChessieCat

    drugged: multiple drugs

    Account Settings – Create or Edit a signature We need to know if you how often you are taking diazepam, for instance every day, alternate days, twice a week, once a week, once a fortnight.
  10. Jlkdr

    Jlkdr: off Prozac

    I am continuing routine for meds etc, sleeping well. Still waking with what I call mild anxiety. I wonder if that will ever leave.
  11. Good morning Gridley I hope that your well, i had a better day yesterday trying to keep myself busy and stay positive. My sleep still isn’t great, I awakened anxious during the night and slept very lightly after the awakening. I have a counselling appointment this afternoon and I have anxiety about driving on the highway so my daughter will drive me. The thought of leaving my house to do normal things is causing me anxiety. Driving on the large highway, grocery store, going to a dentist appointment etc. is really creating anxiety. Those things just feel too much for me at the moment. I don’t want to become agoraphobic, but isn’t what I’m feeling just from a frazzled nervous system? So wouldn’t forcing myself to do things just make things worse? I looked on the site to find any information and didn’t find much on advice on what to do. What do you suggest I do , I find your advice very helpful. Thank you.
  12. drugged

    drugged: multiple drugs

    I take 5mg diazepam as needed, usually not more than once a day if that much. Currently I take 50 - 100mg tramadol upon waking and 100mg tramadol at bedtime. Tramadol is prescribed to take as needed. BTW - in my signature I have the diazepam dose wrong. Instead of 10mg it should say 5mg. The prescription is take as needed up to 3/day.
  13. Ibnabu

    Ibnabu: an inquiry

    Hi and thanks for the answer, Since 5/14/2019 till two weeks ago I was hit by recurrent infections. First severe tonsillitis, then after about 55 days another tonsillitis and two weeks ago with prostate infection. I took amoxicillin for the first tonsilitis, erythromycin for the second and Levox. for the prostate infection. I never faced recurrent infections in a relatively short time like this in my life (i am 50 yo). I had fatigue during taking antibiotics and some symptoms returned after stopping Levox. Now it is better but my bowel is affect by this. I do not know if this is withdrawal related or not. I wish I could know. I am 35 months after taking my last evil cipralex. I am afraid that infections will continue. Antibiotics cause setbacks and I hope i will continue healing.
  14. Hi Bee, How are you going with your latest cut?💚
  15. Hi Freedom, Glad to see you’ve been able to taper again. Hope the waves settle a bit soon. You’re on such a minuscule dose now, it’s amazing how every drop still affects us so much and then doctors say to people that are on 25mg of something to just jump off because it’s such a small dose???? 25mg is a really, really high dose. I hope all all goes well when you finally jump off, sending hugs🤗
  16. Carmie

    ☼ direstraits: Paxil withdrawal

    Hi Direstraits, Sorry to hear you’ve felt like you’re going backwards lately. It certainly feels like that sometimes doesn’t it? It’s up, down, up, down. Sometimes we feel the downs last too long. I’m a master at distractions when it comes to waves. Hope you’ve managed to go on one of your outdoor adventures to the beach. I went on a four hour drive up the Coast with a friend to drop her mum off on Tuesday. The water there was a beautiful turquoise shade, my favourite colour, I couldn’t stop looking at it. We had lunch at the boat club overlooking the water. Beautiful! Sending hugs🤗
  17. drugged

    drugged: multiple drugs

    August 21 Wednesday 1:30 am woke up but got back to sleep 3:00 am woke up with anxiety, restlessness, rapid pulse - a mild akathisia and abdominal discomfort 10mg diazepam 5:00 got up took morning meds, anxiety less but not entirely gone, diarrhea (third day for this) 75mg venlafaxine 20mg omeprazole thyroid meds 6:00 am ate light breakfast neck and base of skull tight and painful 8:30 am nausea, anxiety, dry mouth and eyes 8:40 50mg tramadol - forgot to take it when anxiety woke me up 9:00 am anxiety easing a bit 10:00 am no headache at all, wee bit of anxiety, appetite is back, feel very tired (drug tired) 11:00 am snack 1:00pm abdominal bloating and pain (IBS) ~2:00 pm main meal 25mg Lyrica 15mg buspirone 3:00 feeling pretty good, weak but good 4:30 pm took 37.5mg venlafaxine 5:30 stiffness and pain starting in arms, shoulders and upper back, 7:00 pm 100mg tramadol 8:00 pm 50mg trazodone 5mg zolpidem
  18. Hi Neroli, Sorry you’re struggling. As you said everyone on here is struggling, it’s really sad, but it’s nice to read when people finally start doing well. I’m keeping myself going with all my distractions. One day at a time does it, one minute at a time. We can’t change what we’re going through so the only option we have is distracting ourselves. Sending hugs🤗
  19. Carmie

    Gridley

    Hi Gridley, Lovely to hear that a lot of your symptoms have improved. I’m sorry the anhedonia is still bad, I get it quite bad too but I just keep making myself do the things I would do if I didn’t haven’t it. Hope all goes well with your crossover. I was thinking about you the other day when I was at an agricultural show and they had donkeys there. Got to pet them. Also loved the llamas and the baby chicks. Hope you’re coping okay today.💚
  20. Carmie

    DMV64: reinstate Saphris?

    Congratulations on being Saphris free DMV, that’s wonderful news💚
  21. Hi Rosetta, Just wanted to pop by and see how you’re doing. I can’t read a lot due to severe brain fog but it’s nice to read that you’re having less rumination at night. I’m sorry you’re still having trouble with cortisol surges, I don’t have too much problem with that at the moment, but I have had problems with that in the past. I seem to wake up some mornings with my body buzzing. All the weird symptoms we get, hey. Sending hugs🤗
  22. Hi everyone, thanks so much for dropping around, Thanks for the hugs songbird, right back at you. I’m a big hugger, ask my friends🤣🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗 Thanks for your kind thoughts Rabe, I’m still going through lots of stress, but one day at a time does it.💚 Hi Sunnyday, Yes, I’ve had lots of waves recently, but they’re settling now. Not sure when I’ll taper again. Today is day 39 since my last taper. I tapered on day 39 last time, but I’m not ready to do so tonight. Maybe at the end of the week, just have to try and get a bit of the stress down before I taper again. I haven’t actually been on here a lot lately either. I’ve had so much on my plate and I’m chronically ill so I haven’t had much to give physically or emotionally. Yes, I think looking at the things we are all still grateful for is extremely important. I can always find tons of things I’m grateful for. Keep putting those gratitude lists in your notebook, many hugs to you too🤗🤗 Thanks Neroli, the waves are subsiding now. Yay!!💚 Hi Hayduke, yes I had a lovely weekend catching up with lots of friends, it was very encouraging 💚 Hi Bhasski, thanks for thinking of me. I’m not too bad today, I even had the strength to walk to the shops and do a bit of grocery shopping. One must eat.😁💚 Hi eymen, Thanks for dropping by and thinking of me. I’m not too bad today. How have you been doing? How’s your tapering going? Sending hugs🤗 You’re welcome JackieDecides, though I’m not an inventor of gratitude lists😁, sending hugs to you🤗
  23. Gemma92

    Gemma92: severely kindled

    My sister is going to help me with my drug signature. Sorry for the delay.
  24. Gemma92

    Gemma92: severely kindled

    I have a concern about my homemade liquid of Mirtazapine. What if the measurements aren't always exact? My sister does her best and I know she gets it pretty accurate but what if it gets a little off? Can I still stabalize? And it seems like the top drugs people have issues with are all the ones my idiot doctors kindled me on. Lexapro, Ativan, Zyprexa and Mirtazapine. Lexapro is the strongest SSRI I read. Ativan is a pretty strong benzo compared to Valium. Zyprexa causes health problems and has horrfic withdrawal. And Mirtazapine is activating. I think my doctors were trying to kill my honestly. My paranoia is up right now. I shouldn't be complaining like this. I need to stay positive but it's so hard when the hope part of my brain is gone. 😢
  25. Gemma92

    Gemma92: severely kindled

    Thanks, I'll check their stories out!
  26. Gemma92

    Gemma92: severely kindled

    Thank you for sharing your story and your symptoms with me. I am glad things calmed down for you after just a few months. You had some pretty scary symptoms. I am glad you had your sister to help distract you through it. It's been almost 6 months since the so called doctors kept drugging me up and switching me around on drugs like crazy. I am still waiting for that window.
  27. Georgina

    Georgina: introducing myself

    I have updated my signature, Sorry the font is so small.
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