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  1. Hello! Newish member here (I've actually been a member for over a year but seldom come here I find it too triggering, sorry.) I think this might be my first post! I've been on 10mg escitalopram (cirpalex, lexapro) for over ten years and am thinking -- only thinking! -- of trying the Dutch "tapering strip" system. However, they only offer it for citalopram (celexa). They told me to switch to 2 x citalopram (i.e. 20mg in my case) , hold steady for 28 days and then I'd be ready to begin the taper. In theory escitalopram is twice as strong because citalopram is a "racemic" m
  2. Ive been trying to taper off 100mg sertraline since September 2018. Was prescribed 100mg Sertraline in June 2018 for PND. I was previously on 50 mg in March 2016 for 17 months. second time round, horrific start up side effects, some symptoms abated, some have persisted. Mostly psychiatric, such as vivid dreams, racing thoughts persist. Ive tapered down to approximately 9mg, with varying success. Made a big jump in August and suffered, uncontrollable crying, racing thoughts, suicidal thoughts etc. Have been paralysed by fear to make any further cuts since August 2019.
  3. Hi all, I am writing from the BBC. The Victoria Derbyshire show in the UK are producing a short film about anti-depressant withdrawals and are looking to speak to individuals who have used local street drug dependency services for support throughout this process. If you are someone who has used the support services of street drug charities in the UK for antidepressant withdrawal and are interested in taking part, please do reach out to me via the personal messaging system . We appreciate the very sensitive nature of this difficult experience and anything spo
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