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Hi Shebon. I had been using the tv on the lowest volume with David Attenborough's nature shows. He has a very soothing voice. I don't need it anymore. I am sleeping well now without anything in total darkness which is nice. I knew I could it's just because I was concentrating on my taper only. So as the Mirt goes down I'm training myself to sleep with less and less and then nothing. It's also psychological these sleeping issues too. I do think I will be fine.

 

I'm going to make a smaller cut in a week. I make the big cut at the beginning of the month and a smaller one at the end of the month. If all goes well I should be in the 4's by January. Marie.

10/13--10/14 Ambien. Started tapering 1/14  Jumped 10/14.  Done.                                                                              

3/14        7.5 Remeron  still taking this.                              

2/14         75 Trazodone   -    Tapered by dry cutting all the way down.

1/16        4 mg Trazodone  -  Jumped. Bad mistake. Got hit with late withdrawal 6 weeks later. Had to reinstate.

4/16        Reinstated 1 mg, updose to 2 mg Trazodone

2/19        .04 Trazodone. Walked off.  Done.

10/3/19  Started 7.5 Mirtazapine taper cut to .073 gram weight, pill weighs .076

4/5/20    New Mirtazapine Taper - Compound Liquid 7.35 mg April '20, 7.25 mg May, 7.05 mg June, 6.99 mg June, 6.78 mg July, 6.57 mg Aug, Sept 6.35 mg, Sept 6.24 mg, Sept 6.21 mg, Oct 5.99 mg, Oct 5.90 mg, Oct 5.70 mg.

1/11/21 6.05 mg Messed up taper due to syringe change. Must remember the 1 ml syringe contains 1.5mg! 1/16/21 5.99 mg Mirt

 

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Well I might hold my next cut. Family member's (who lives with me) girlfriend appears to have Covid. She has symptoms of it including loss of taste. Family member and girlfriend will be getting tested. Family member has symptoms who is a first responder. Family member will stay at girlfriend's house for the duration. My husband and I feel okay so far but will have to either wait and/or get tested for Covid. He'll sleep in the guest room. We had been tested for antibodies because we thought we had it in February. It tested negative. I feel some cold-like symptoms but who knows it could be withdrawal. Just when I was complaining about being bored to death. Covid infection rate is low in New York, it's only 1%. At least my husband is retiring who also works a public job. We're in phase 4 in New York and outside/inside dining was approved. Also gatherings of ten people are okay. IMO it's too soon. People took advantage and pushed it especially young people. I understand, I was young and invinsible too.  I saw a lot of people walking around without a mask. New York did a great job knocking the curve down, but they did this by everyone staying home. Stay safe everyone. Marie.

10/13--10/14 Ambien. Started tapering 1/14  Jumped 10/14.  Done.                                                                              

3/14        7.5 Remeron  still taking this.                              

2/14         75 Trazodone   -    Tapered by dry cutting all the way down.

1/16        4 mg Trazodone  -  Jumped. Bad mistake. Got hit with late withdrawal 6 weeks later. Had to reinstate.

4/16        Reinstated 1 mg, updose to 2 mg Trazodone

2/19        .04 Trazodone. Walked off.  Done.

10/3/19  Started 7.5 Mirtazapine taper cut to .073 gram weight, pill weighs .076

4/5/20    New Mirtazapine Taper - Compound Liquid 7.35 mg April '20, 7.25 mg May, 7.05 mg June, 6.99 mg June, 6.78 mg July, 6.57 mg Aug, Sept 6.35 mg, Sept 6.24 mg, Sept 6.21 mg, Oct 5.99 mg, Oct 5.90 mg, Oct 5.70 mg.

1/11/21 6.05 mg Messed up taper due to syringe change. Must remember the 1 ml syringe contains 1.5mg! 1/16/21 5.99 mg Mirt

 

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Take care Marie.  Holding for longer at this time is a very good idea.

 

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Current from 6 Feb 2021:  Pristiq 0.365 mg

ADs since ~1992:  25+ years - 1 unknown, Prozac (muscle weakness), Zoloft; citalopram (pooped out) CTed (very sick for 2.5 wks a few months after); Pristiq:  50mg 2012, 100mg beg 2013 (Serotonin Toxicity)  Tapering Oct 2015 

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Oh, gosh, Marie.  Am sorry to hear about this.  Will pray for you and the rest of the people involved. 
 

Grace

amitriptyline from 1980-2002, along wi/ intermittent, infrequent use of benzos over 2 decades

2002-2010 Klonopin 1-2 mg., ambien 10--20, mg, remeron 4 mg. and  trileptal 300 mg

2011 Stopped ambien and crossed over to valium 17.5 mg. (updosing 2.5 mg. to cover ambien C/T )

2016 Tapered 75 mg. trileptal  first year. 6 month hold.  Resumed micro-tapering trileptal 2-10% every few months

January 2020  12.74 valium, 4 mg. remeron.  128 mg. trileptal 11/28/20;

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Thanks Chessie and Grace. Girlfriend is very ill with lost of taste and smell. Family member who is with her probably got it at work responding to a possible Covid patient. Family member today feels asymptomatic. Girlfriend has been at the house this past week a several times. I'm hoping my husband and I missed getting Covid. Take care. Marie.

10/13--10/14 Ambien. Started tapering 1/14  Jumped 10/14.  Done.                                                                              

3/14        7.5 Remeron  still taking this.                              

2/14         75 Trazodone   -    Tapered by dry cutting all the way down.

1/16        4 mg Trazodone  -  Jumped. Bad mistake. Got hit with late withdrawal 6 weeks later. Had to reinstate.

4/16        Reinstated 1 mg, updose to 2 mg Trazodone

2/19        .04 Trazodone. Walked off.  Done.

10/3/19  Started 7.5 Mirtazapine taper cut to .073 gram weight, pill weighs .076

4/5/20    New Mirtazapine Taper - Compound Liquid 7.35 mg April '20, 7.25 mg May, 7.05 mg June, 6.99 mg June, 6.78 mg July, 6.57 mg Aug, Sept 6.35 mg, Sept 6.24 mg, Sept 6.21 mg, Oct 5.99 mg, Oct 5.90 mg, Oct 5.70 mg.

1/11/21 6.05 mg Messed up taper due to syringe change. Must remember the 1 ml syringe contains 1.5mg! 1/16/21 5.99 mg Mirt

 

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Oh Marie:  I hope and pray you and your family members either do not have a hard time with it or you and your husband do not come down with it.  Hope that your tests come back negative and you can feel relief.  You don't need to worry about this when you are in the middle of your taper.  So please take extra care in the days ahead.  

 

We have visited a few restaurants, both inside and outside.  We are washing our hands A LOT!  Masks are now mandatory in public in Colorado and I'm happy to see that.  Still lots of people complain about the masks, so they should stay home.  School children will be another issue of "wait and see."  

 

Glad you are sleeping well.  That makes this much, much easier to do.  

 

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Shebon

Started 3.75 mg. remeron 4/2013.  Had tapered off benzo 4/2011.  1/2020 began 5th or 6th taper off Remeron.  Am doing a modified CITA taper--started 6 nites at 3.75 mg. then one nite at 1.87 mg. (half dose).  Currently (6/4/20), 5 nites at 1.87 and 2 nites at 3.75.  I stay on each phase for one month - it will take me around 7 mths to be at 1.87 mg nitely (1/2 of normal dose of 3.75 mg.)  4/10/20 -  2.67 mg. Remeron/day; 5/10/20 - 2.39 mg.;  6/10/20 - 2.11 mg.; 7/11 1.87 mg.  My first BIG benchmark!  1/25/2021 -- going back up to 1.87 mg. as cutting 1/8s into 1/16s became problematic and I have had withdrawal symptoms the past 4 months or so that I thought was due to other stuff going on.   NOT -- all withdrawals (insomnia, headachy, flushes, flu-ishness).  I will be happy at a 50% reduction until I re-stabilize again, and start afresh with a compounding pharmacy and take it very slow.

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Hi Shebon. Thanks for stopping by. I got a good night's sleep and I don't feel as badly as a I have the past few days. I definitely have a virus of some sort. We are just waiting for family member and girlfriends Covid test. The girlfriend has lost of taste/smell and trouble breathing, so it appears to be Covid. She is young and very healthy thankfully. If there is a positive test, husband and I will test for it also. Husband and family member have no symptoms. We have not been to a restaurant since the beginning of March. Previously we would eat out twice a week. Even though it's phase 4 and allowed, we just don't trust it.  Be well. Marie.

10/13--10/14 Ambien. Started tapering 1/14  Jumped 10/14.  Done.                                                                              

3/14        7.5 Remeron  still taking this.                              

2/14         75 Trazodone   -    Tapered by dry cutting all the way down.

1/16        4 mg Trazodone  -  Jumped. Bad mistake. Got hit with late withdrawal 6 weeks later. Had to reinstate.

4/16        Reinstated 1 mg, updose to 2 mg Trazodone

2/19        .04 Trazodone. Walked off.  Done.

10/3/19  Started 7.5 Mirtazapine taper cut to .073 gram weight, pill weighs .076

4/5/20    New Mirtazapine Taper - Compound Liquid 7.35 mg April '20, 7.25 mg May, 7.05 mg June, 6.99 mg June, 6.78 mg July, 6.57 mg Aug, Sept 6.35 mg, Sept 6.24 mg, Sept 6.21 mg, Oct 5.99 mg, Oct 5.90 mg, Oct 5.70 mg.

1/11/21 6.05 mg Messed up taper due to syringe change. Must remember the 1 ml syringe contains 1.5mg! 1/16/21 5.99 mg Mirt

 

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Just an update. Family member's girlfriend tested positive for Covid. Family member tested negative. How can that even happen? He spends most of his time with her and sleeps over half the week. Husband and I will be getting tested for Covid. Not sure if family member should come home or stay at girlfriend's. Family member thinks he might have gotten it earlier maybe March and has antibodies. One thing I know for sure is he has a terrific immune system. Marie.

10/13--10/14 Ambien. Started tapering 1/14  Jumped 10/14.  Done.                                                                              

3/14        7.5 Remeron  still taking this.                              

2/14         75 Trazodone   -    Tapered by dry cutting all the way down.

1/16        4 mg Trazodone  -  Jumped. Bad mistake. Got hit with late withdrawal 6 weeks later. Had to reinstate.

4/16        Reinstated 1 mg, updose to 2 mg Trazodone

2/19        .04 Trazodone. Walked off.  Done.

10/3/19  Started 7.5 Mirtazapine taper cut to .073 gram weight, pill weighs .076

4/5/20    New Mirtazapine Taper - Compound Liquid 7.35 mg April '20, 7.25 mg May, 7.05 mg June, 6.99 mg June, 6.78 mg July, 6.57 mg Aug, Sept 6.35 mg, Sept 6.24 mg, Sept 6.21 mg, Oct 5.99 mg, Oct 5.90 mg, Oct 5.70 mg.

1/11/21 6.05 mg Messed up taper due to syringe change. Must remember the 1 ml syringe contains 1.5mg! 1/16/21 5.99 mg Mirt

 

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Hello everyone. I have been feeling pretty ill this past week (not withdrawal). It feels like influenza except that my lower back muscle aches were extreme. I was able to lower the pain with hot baths and pads. I would have taken Ibruprofen but some studies say not to take if you have Covid. It could make it worse. I have extreme fatigue, upper respiratory systems and sore throat. I have cold sweats but no fever. I am lucky that it is not in my lungs. I took the Covid test today along with my husband. He has no symptoms. If I caught Covid it was from the girlfriend when the four of us shared a birthday cake together in the house. Usually the family member and girlfriend will stay on another floor of my home when she visits. I have stopped tapering. Too bad I was on a roll.

 

The good news is I am able to sleep every night without the television on. Be well. Marie.

10/13--10/14 Ambien. Started tapering 1/14  Jumped 10/14.  Done.                                                                              

3/14        7.5 Remeron  still taking this.                              

2/14         75 Trazodone   -    Tapered by dry cutting all the way down.

1/16        4 mg Trazodone  -  Jumped. Bad mistake. Got hit with late withdrawal 6 weeks later. Had to reinstate.

4/16        Reinstated 1 mg, updose to 2 mg Trazodone

2/19        .04 Trazodone. Walked off.  Done.

10/3/19  Started 7.5 Mirtazapine taper cut to .073 gram weight, pill weighs .076

4/5/20    New Mirtazapine Taper - Compound Liquid 7.35 mg April '20, 7.25 mg May, 7.05 mg June, 6.99 mg June, 6.78 mg July, 6.57 mg Aug, Sept 6.35 mg, Sept 6.24 mg, Sept 6.21 mg, Oct 5.99 mg, Oct 5.90 mg, Oct 5.70 mg.

1/11/21 6.05 mg Messed up taper due to syringe change. Must remember the 1 ml syringe contains 1.5mg! 1/16/21 5.99 mg Mirt

 

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Hi folks. I got my Covid test results back and I am thankful that it was negative. I had some other strong virus, but what are these viruses that come in July? Maybe it was a sinus infection, who knows. I am still recovering from it but I am improving. It will be 2 weeks Tuesday. I get tired easily and I think I am in a wave because of the virus. This is nothing new to me. Whenever I get a strong bug I get a wave. Unfortunately one of my recently deep filled molars are starting to hurt. I know this means another root canal. I am waiting to feel a bit better to make an appointment. I need to lose some weight so I am going to concentrate more on losing slowly, watching the scale every day. I'm just holding my dose until I get back to where I was. I look forward to the cooler days coming. September is beautiful in NY. Marie.

10/13--10/14 Ambien. Started tapering 1/14  Jumped 10/14.  Done.                                                                              

3/14        7.5 Remeron  still taking this.                              

2/14         75 Trazodone   -    Tapered by dry cutting all the way down.

1/16        4 mg Trazodone  -  Jumped. Bad mistake. Got hit with late withdrawal 6 weeks later. Had to reinstate.

4/16        Reinstated 1 mg, updose to 2 mg Trazodone

2/19        .04 Trazodone. Walked off.  Done.

10/3/19  Started 7.5 Mirtazapine taper cut to .073 gram weight, pill weighs .076

4/5/20    New Mirtazapine Taper - Compound Liquid 7.35 mg April '20, 7.25 mg May, 7.05 mg June, 6.99 mg June, 6.78 mg July, 6.57 mg Aug, Sept 6.35 mg, Sept 6.24 mg, Sept 6.21 mg, Oct 5.99 mg, Oct 5.90 mg, Oct 5.70 mg.

1/11/21 6.05 mg Messed up taper due to syringe change. Must remember the 1 ml syringe contains 1.5mg! 1/16/21 5.99 mg Mirt

 

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6 hours ago, marie123 said:

need to lose some weight so I am going to concentrate more on losing slowly, watching the scale every day.

 

Weighing yourself every day is not helpful  Our weight can fluctuate day to day and it will only upset you if you don't see any reduction or it goes up.  And for me that would make me eat more.  It would be better to weigh yourself once a week or even once a fortnight.  I prefer to gauge my weight loss by clothing.  Find an outfit that you can just fit into now but is uncomfortable and use that as your gauge.

 

Another thing.  Don't think of it as being on a diet.  Think of it as eating more healthily.  The former tends to be negative whereas the latter is a more positive way of thinking about it.

 

And it's not just changing your eating, getting some exercise helps.  And it doesn't have to be a full work out.  I've noticed a difference just by incorporating regularly walking.  However, when we exercise our muscles build up and we might not see weight loss on the scales but a change in body shape.  I was speaking to a sports store employee recently and before covid she was going to the gym regularly.  She kept exercising at home but it was different and she was losing weight because she was losing muscle.

NEW!!!     INTERVIEW with Altostrata, SA's founder    NEW!!! 

 

Plodding along inch by inch:  12" = 1',  3' =  36 " or 1 yard,  1760 yards  = 63,360" or 1 mile

Current from 6 Feb 2021:  Pristiq 0.365 mg

ADs since ~1992:  25+ years - 1 unknown, Prozac (muscle weakness), Zoloft; citalopram (pooped out) CTed (very sick for 2.5 wks a few months after); Pristiq:  50mg 2012, 100mg beg 2013 (Serotonin Toxicity)  Tapering Oct 2015 

My tapering program   My Intro (goes to my tapering graph)  My website

PLEASE NOTE:  I am not a medical professional.  I provide information and make suggestions.

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Hi Chessie. Okay I'll try checking my weight once a week. The mirtazapine makes me hungry for carbs and sweets. I feel that once it's gone it will be easier to lose, but I would like to lose a little now. I used to be a gym rat. Now I'm lucky if I have the energy to walk. Once I am out of this wave I'll try to do more. How is your taper going? It looks like you are very low on the Pristiq. Thanks for stopping by.

 

I am now in my 18 month wave. I am spacey, dizzy, heavy head, inflamed sinus, feel a bit like I'm on another planet (is this derealization?), doom and gloom, feel stupid and incoherent, weak, uncoordinated, nausea, achy, teeth and gums hurt, zero energy, confused, can't concentrate, and worst of all poisoned feeling. This is what I call the benzo flu. The wave was triggered by the virus I am getting over. This is a bad wave for sure. I have noticed in the past that the worse your wave is, the better baseline jump you feel. I'm just trying to rest and distract. Be well everyone. Marie.

 

10/13--10/14 Ambien. Started tapering 1/14  Jumped 10/14.  Done.                                                                              

3/14        7.5 Remeron  still taking this.                              

2/14         75 Trazodone   -    Tapered by dry cutting all the way down.

1/16        4 mg Trazodone  -  Jumped. Bad mistake. Got hit with late withdrawal 6 weeks later. Had to reinstate.

4/16        Reinstated 1 mg, updose to 2 mg Trazodone

2/19        .04 Trazodone. Walked off.  Done.

10/3/19  Started 7.5 Mirtazapine taper cut to .073 gram weight, pill weighs .076

4/5/20    New Mirtazapine Taper - Compound Liquid 7.35 mg April '20, 7.25 mg May, 7.05 mg June, 6.99 mg June, 6.78 mg July, 6.57 mg Aug, Sept 6.35 mg, Sept 6.24 mg, Sept 6.21 mg, Oct 5.99 mg, Oct 5.90 mg, Oct 5.70 mg.

1/11/21 6.05 mg Messed up taper due to syringe change. Must remember the 1 ml syringe contains 1.5mg! 1/16/21 5.99 mg Mirt

 

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Hello. The wave ended. Now I feel like WD normal but still recovering from the virus. Yesterday's wave was real strong. A strange thing happened in the middle of the night. I was sound asleep and I woke up from a terrible, terrible dream. It was so vivid, but so bad I won't share it. I was sobbing in my dream apparently and was sobbing when I woke up. I dried my tears and told myself "Hey listen, this is just one of your w/d nightmares." I went back to sleep and that was that. There's so much stuff you have to just roll off your shoulders. It's tiring. Feel better and stay safe everyone. Marie.

10/13--10/14 Ambien. Started tapering 1/14  Jumped 10/14.  Done.                                                                              

3/14        7.5 Remeron  still taking this.                              

2/14         75 Trazodone   -    Tapered by dry cutting all the way down.

1/16        4 mg Trazodone  -  Jumped. Bad mistake. Got hit with late withdrawal 6 weeks later. Had to reinstate.

4/16        Reinstated 1 mg, updose to 2 mg Trazodone

2/19        .04 Trazodone. Walked off.  Done.

10/3/19  Started 7.5 Mirtazapine taper cut to .073 gram weight, pill weighs .076

4/5/20    New Mirtazapine Taper - Compound Liquid 7.35 mg April '20, 7.25 mg May, 7.05 mg June, 6.99 mg June, 6.78 mg July, 6.57 mg Aug, Sept 6.35 mg, Sept 6.24 mg, Sept 6.21 mg, Oct 5.99 mg, Oct 5.90 mg, Oct 5.70 mg.

1/11/21 6.05 mg Messed up taper due to syringe change. Must remember the 1 ml syringe contains 1.5mg! 1/16/21 5.99 mg Mirt

 

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17 hours ago, marie123 said:

I have noticed in the past that the worse your wave is, the better baseline jump you feel.

Could not agree more. I feel the same. We can look at it like this, the worse the wave the more healing is happening. At least that’s what I tell myself 😊

47 minutes ago, marie123 said:

The wave ended

YES, that’s great news marie.

Hoping for better and brighter days coming your way. 
Take care🙏

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Thanks Hannah. Hope you are well. Marie.

10/13--10/14 Ambien. Started tapering 1/14  Jumped 10/14.  Done.                                                                              

3/14        7.5 Remeron  still taking this.                              

2/14         75 Trazodone   -    Tapered by dry cutting all the way down.

1/16        4 mg Trazodone  -  Jumped. Bad mistake. Got hit with late withdrawal 6 weeks later. Had to reinstate.

4/16        Reinstated 1 mg, updose to 2 mg Trazodone

2/19        .04 Trazodone. Walked off.  Done.

10/3/19  Started 7.5 Mirtazapine taper cut to .073 gram weight, pill weighs .076

4/5/20    New Mirtazapine Taper - Compound Liquid 7.35 mg April '20, 7.25 mg May, 7.05 mg June, 6.99 mg June, 6.78 mg July, 6.57 mg Aug, Sept 6.35 mg, Sept 6.24 mg, Sept 6.21 mg, Oct 5.99 mg, Oct 5.90 mg, Oct 5.70 mg.

1/11/21 6.05 mg Messed up taper due to syringe change. Must remember the 1 ml syringe contains 1.5mg! 1/16/21 5.99 mg Mirt

 

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savinggrace

Marie,

 

I am so glad to know that whatever you had is starting to pass, and that you are able to maintain a positive attitude.  I had a HORRIBLE day yesterday.  Today isn't great but it is definitely better than yesterday.  I am still cutting trileptal at a snail's pace but the withdrawal continues even more powerfully the lower I get.  I just try to make it through whatever each day gives me...knowing that the next day will likely be completely different.

 

Grace

amitriptyline from 1980-2002, along wi/ intermittent, infrequent use of benzos over 2 decades

2002-2010 Klonopin 1-2 mg., ambien 10--20, mg, remeron 4 mg. and  trileptal 300 mg

2011 Stopped ambien and crossed over to valium 17.5 mg. (updosing 2.5 mg. to cover ambien C/T )

2016 Tapered 75 mg. trileptal  first year. 6 month hold.  Resumed micro-tapering trileptal 2-10% every few months

January 2020  12.74 valium, 4 mg. remeron.  128 mg. trileptal 11/28/20;

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Hi Grace. I can tell this bug I have is going to take at least another week to get better. I remember when I got that horrible influenza in the winter of 2018 I was ill for a month and then I had to recover from that. It was that really bad flu year. It is totally crazy that each day is different in w/d isn't it? I find if I take extra long holds I can get some kind of stabilizing. I really want to knock a good amount off this Mirt before I take a long hold of a couple months. I'm going to stop by your thread. Marie.

 

 

10/13--10/14 Ambien. Started tapering 1/14  Jumped 10/14.  Done.                                                                              

3/14        7.5 Remeron  still taking this.                              

2/14         75 Trazodone   -    Tapered by dry cutting all the way down.

1/16        4 mg Trazodone  -  Jumped. Bad mistake. Got hit with late withdrawal 6 weeks later. Had to reinstate.

4/16        Reinstated 1 mg, updose to 2 mg Trazodone

2/19        .04 Trazodone. Walked off.  Done.

10/3/19  Started 7.5 Mirtazapine taper cut to .073 gram weight, pill weighs .076

4/5/20    New Mirtazapine Taper - Compound Liquid 7.35 mg April '20, 7.25 mg May, 7.05 mg June, 6.99 mg June, 6.78 mg July, 6.57 mg Aug, Sept 6.35 mg, Sept 6.24 mg, Sept 6.21 mg, Oct 5.99 mg, Oct 5.90 mg, Oct 5.70 mg.

1/11/21 6.05 mg Messed up taper due to syringe change. Must remember the 1 ml syringe contains 1.5mg! 1/16/21 5.99 mg Mirt

 

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Oh thanks Marie. I haven’t  posted much on my thread. I cut 5 mg. of trileptal in June. I am having some big health problems so cutting this much at this rate is all my body/brain will accept. I am seriously B12 deficientand I am trying to remedy that which makes tapering that much harder. 
 

Take care. Hope the dental work holds off a bit. 
 

Grace

amitriptyline from 1980-2002, along wi/ intermittent, infrequent use of benzos over 2 decades

2002-2010 Klonopin 1-2 mg., ambien 10--20, mg, remeron 4 mg. and  trileptal 300 mg

2011 Stopped ambien and crossed over to valium 17.5 mg. (updosing 2.5 mg. to cover ambien C/T )

2016 Tapered 75 mg. trileptal  first year. 6 month hold.  Resumed micro-tapering trileptal 2-10% every few months

January 2020  12.74 valium, 4 mg. remeron.  128 mg. trileptal 11/28/20;

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Well I am finally over the virus I had. Wow that was some strong virus. I tested negative for Covid, but I think it's possible I had it. It was in some ways stronger than any influenza I've ever had. I am still waiting to get my root canal. The endo that I trust is not available for 2 weeks, but I'll wait for him. I can manage the tooth by hot water salt rinses and avoiding eating on that side. Feel windowey otherwise with the long hold I'm taking for Mirt. After I get the tooth taken care of I will make the cut. My hubbie retired today. Be safe everyone. Marie.

10/13--10/14 Ambien. Started tapering 1/14  Jumped 10/14.  Done.                                                                              

3/14        7.5 Remeron  still taking this.                              

2/14         75 Trazodone   -    Tapered by dry cutting all the way down.

1/16        4 mg Trazodone  -  Jumped. Bad mistake. Got hit with late withdrawal 6 weeks later. Had to reinstate.

4/16        Reinstated 1 mg, updose to 2 mg Trazodone

2/19        .04 Trazodone. Walked off.  Done.

10/3/19  Started 7.5 Mirtazapine taper cut to .073 gram weight, pill weighs .076

4/5/20    New Mirtazapine Taper - Compound Liquid 7.35 mg April '20, 7.25 mg May, 7.05 mg June, 6.99 mg June, 6.78 mg July, 6.57 mg Aug, Sept 6.35 mg, Sept 6.24 mg, Sept 6.21 mg, Oct 5.99 mg, Oct 5.90 mg, Oct 5.70 mg.

1/11/21 6.05 mg Messed up taper due to syringe change. Must remember the 1 ml syringe contains 1.5mg! 1/16/21 5.99 mg Mirt

 

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5 hours ago, marie123 said:

After I get the tooth taken care of I will make the cut.

 

Are you planning on holding for a while.  You've just got over a virus, tooth issue and hubby retiring are all added stress.

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Congrats to your husband, Marie!  That’s a huge milestone. 
 

So glad to hear you are nearly over the virus. Sounds like it could have been a false negative, but at least it’s over. 
 

I know you are so anxious to be free but I hope you will pay more attention to your body/brain than the calendar. Root canals and the drugs and healing require some nervous system demands and it just had to face a major illness. 
 

No matter What you choose, I stand behind you!

 

Grace

amitriptyline from 1980-2002, along wi/ intermittent, infrequent use of benzos over 2 decades

2002-2010 Klonopin 1-2 mg., ambien 10--20, mg, remeron 4 mg. and  trileptal 300 mg

2011 Stopped ambien and crossed over to valium 17.5 mg. (updosing 2.5 mg. to cover ambien C/T )

2016 Tapered 75 mg. trileptal  first year. 6 month hold.  Resumed micro-tapering trileptal 2-10% every few months

January 2020  12.74 valium, 4 mg. remeron.  128 mg. trileptal 11/28/20;

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Hi Grace. Hi Chessie. Yes what an accomplishment for him, 41 years as a teacher. Just amazing.  We have quarantined since March together (he worked from home) and no issues really. We can spread out in the house when we want alone time.

 

Yea what a bugger that virus was. It's a terrible thing. I hope there is a vaccination soon. As bad as my nervous system is, I would take the vaccine. I'll probably have a CNS reaction like I did last year with the flu shot, but what the hell I want to live.

 

Yes I will not rock the boat and hold my dose. I'll just distract myself until it's time for the oral surgery. I'm good at distraction lol. Stay safe. Marie.

10/13--10/14 Ambien. Started tapering 1/14  Jumped 10/14.  Done.                                                                              

3/14        7.5 Remeron  still taking this.                              

2/14         75 Trazodone   -    Tapered by dry cutting all the way down.

1/16        4 mg Trazodone  -  Jumped. Bad mistake. Got hit with late withdrawal 6 weeks later. Had to reinstate.

4/16        Reinstated 1 mg, updose to 2 mg Trazodone

2/19        .04 Trazodone. Walked off.  Done.

10/3/19  Started 7.5 Mirtazapine taper cut to .073 gram weight, pill weighs .076

4/5/20    New Mirtazapine Taper - Compound Liquid 7.35 mg April '20, 7.25 mg May, 7.05 mg June, 6.99 mg June, 6.78 mg July, 6.57 mg Aug, Sept 6.35 mg, Sept 6.24 mg, Sept 6.21 mg, Oct 5.99 mg, Oct 5.90 mg, Oct 5.70 mg.

1/11/21 6.05 mg Messed up taper due to syringe change. Must remember the 1 ml syringe contains 1.5mg! 1/16/21 5.99 mg Mirt

 

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An even bigger congratulations to your husband, knowing he survived being an educator for 41 years. My husband and I have 56 years in education between us. (I retired early due to health problems; he retired early when I became disabled). We both loved our careers but it was hard, and it has only gotten harder. So good that he doesn’t have to go back now and deal with the virus and all the problems and additional challenges it has brought. Please extend our congrats and gratitude to your husband.  
 

Grace

amitriptyline from 1980-2002, along wi/ intermittent, infrequent use of benzos over 2 decades

2002-2010 Klonopin 1-2 mg., ambien 10--20, mg, remeron 4 mg. and  trileptal 300 mg

2011 Stopped ambien and crossed over to valium 17.5 mg. (updosing 2.5 mg. to cover ambien C/T )

2016 Tapered 75 mg. trileptal  first year. 6 month hold.  Resumed micro-tapering trileptal 2-10% every few months

January 2020  12.74 valium, 4 mg. remeron.  128 mg. trileptal 11/28/20;

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I feel pretty good so I will cut the Mirt tonight. I'll cut .21 mg, it just works out that way on my syringe (the odd number). If I feel dizzy hubbie is home now to drive me to the root canal guy, haircut, etc. The tooth I don't notice too much except if I think about it. Twelve days and counting to get it done, down from fifteen lol. I don't get waves from dental work including the Novacaine. I tried Carbocaine once and it did not last long enough and had to get another shot, plus I had a wave from it.

 

We had out first dining out experience. It was a beautiful night so we sat outside at socially distant tables. I ate too much and got a belly ache. Darn Mirt making me binge. Starting to care more about my appearance which is a good sign. Slowly coming out of it. I have rashes from the Mirt. I got rid of one and working on the other. Did you know that Mirt causes fungal infections? I am going to start stretching since all my muscles are tight, maybe do a couple situps. Start slow and build myself up. That's the way to do it. Be well everyone.

 

I am going to sign up for Medicating Normal for August 20th. Altostrata will be a panelist. Be well everyone. Marie.

10/13--10/14 Ambien. Started tapering 1/14  Jumped 10/14.  Done.                                                                              

3/14        7.5 Remeron  still taking this.                              

2/14         75 Trazodone   -    Tapered by dry cutting all the way down.

1/16        4 mg Trazodone  -  Jumped. Bad mistake. Got hit with late withdrawal 6 weeks later. Had to reinstate.

4/16        Reinstated 1 mg, updose to 2 mg Trazodone

2/19        .04 Trazodone. Walked off.  Done.

10/3/19  Started 7.5 Mirtazapine taper cut to .073 gram weight, pill weighs .076

4/5/20    New Mirtazapine Taper - Compound Liquid 7.35 mg April '20, 7.25 mg May, 7.05 mg June, 6.99 mg June, 6.78 mg July, 6.57 mg Aug, Sept 6.35 mg, Sept 6.24 mg, Sept 6.21 mg, Oct 5.99 mg, Oct 5.90 mg, Oct 5.70 mg.

1/11/21 6.05 mg Messed up taper due to syringe change. Must remember the 1 ml syringe contains 1.5mg! 1/16/21 5.99 mg Mirt

 

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Hello everyone. I cut my dose of Mirt down to 6.57 mg last night. Hardly notice any w/d. I'll try to slip another smaller cut in a couple weeks. Back to boring tapering, but closer to zero. Marie.

10/13--10/14 Ambien. Started tapering 1/14  Jumped 10/14.  Done.                                                                              

3/14        7.5 Remeron  still taking this.                              

2/14         75 Trazodone   -    Tapered by dry cutting all the way down.

1/16        4 mg Trazodone  -  Jumped. Bad mistake. Got hit with late withdrawal 6 weeks later. Had to reinstate.

4/16        Reinstated 1 mg, updose to 2 mg Trazodone

2/19        .04 Trazodone. Walked off.  Done.

10/3/19  Started 7.5 Mirtazapine taper cut to .073 gram weight, pill weighs .076

4/5/20    New Mirtazapine Taper - Compound Liquid 7.35 mg April '20, 7.25 mg May, 7.05 mg June, 6.99 mg June, 6.78 mg July, 6.57 mg Aug, Sept 6.35 mg, Sept 6.24 mg, Sept 6.21 mg, Oct 5.99 mg, Oct 5.90 mg, Oct 5.70 mg.

1/11/21 6.05 mg Messed up taper due to syringe change. Must remember the 1 ml syringe contains 1.5mg! 1/16/21 5.99 mg Mirt

 

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I am doing well after the current cut to 6.57 mg. I had a day just of withdrawal weirdness but I am okay now. We have started to dine out only at restaurants that have outdoor seating with social distancing. It is very pleasant now that the weather here in NY is perfect. It feels like California weather this time of year. My root canal is next week and luckily my tooth is okay as long as I don't mess with it or eat on that side. After the root canal I'll cut another .10 mg, so a total of .30 mg cut for August. My 32nd wedding anniversary is coming up. We'll celebrate at a fancy place. Wish I could drink alcohol. I tasted hubbie's white sangria last night and man, was that good. Be well everyone. Marie.

10/13--10/14 Ambien. Started tapering 1/14  Jumped 10/14.  Done.                                                                              

3/14        7.5 Remeron  still taking this.                              

2/14         75 Trazodone   -    Tapered by dry cutting all the way down.

1/16        4 mg Trazodone  -  Jumped. Bad mistake. Got hit with late withdrawal 6 weeks later. Had to reinstate.

4/16        Reinstated 1 mg, updose to 2 mg Trazodone

2/19        .04 Trazodone. Walked off.  Done.

10/3/19  Started 7.5 Mirtazapine taper cut to .073 gram weight, pill weighs .076

4/5/20    New Mirtazapine Taper - Compound Liquid 7.35 mg April '20, 7.25 mg May, 7.05 mg June, 6.99 mg June, 6.78 mg July, 6.57 mg Aug, Sept 6.35 mg, Sept 6.24 mg, Sept 6.21 mg, Oct 5.99 mg, Oct 5.90 mg, Oct 5.70 mg.

1/11/21 6.05 mg Messed up taper due to syringe change. Must remember the 1 ml syringe contains 1.5mg! 1/16/21 5.99 mg Mirt

 

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6 hours ago, marie123 said:

withdrawal weirdness

 

I like that term.  Very apt.

 

6 hours ago, marie123 said:

After the root canal I'll cut another .10 mg, so a total of .30 mg cut for August.

 

It might be a good idea to forego the cut after the root canal and hold for 2-3 weeks.

 

6 hours ago, marie123 said:

Wish I could drink alcohol. I tasted hubbie's white sangria last night and man, was that good.

 

I had a pie recently Beef, Caramelised Onion & Cabernet Sauvignon.  I was so yummy.

 

6 hours ago, marie123 said:

My 32nd wedding anniversary is coming up

 

Congratulations to both of you.  In this day and age that is a huge achievement.

 

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Current from 6 Feb 2021:  Pristiq 0.365 mg

ADs since ~1992:  25+ years - 1 unknown, Prozac (muscle weakness), Zoloft; citalopram (pooped out) CTed (very sick for 2.5 wks a few months after); Pristiq:  50mg 2012, 100mg beg 2013 (Serotonin Toxicity)  Tapering Oct 2015 

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Hi Chessie. Thanks for the congrats. I wish the covid thing was over. We would be traveling now and probably would be in Maui celebrating our anniversary.  I'll have to see if I will hold after the root canal or not. Last time I cut after a root canal, but I waited some days until I felt it healing. That is what I will do. As far as the tasting the sangria, I test myself every six months or so to see if I can handle alcohol. It's better than it was since I would get wavy the next day after a dish like chicken marsala. By testing I mean only a sip or two. At some point I will try a half a glass of something weak. I think mirt and alcohol don't get along anyways. I believe I am pretty much finished with trazodone and ambien withdrawal so my system should get stronger, at least I hope so. Marie.

10/13--10/14 Ambien. Started tapering 1/14  Jumped 10/14.  Done.                                                                              

3/14        7.5 Remeron  still taking this.                              

2/14         75 Trazodone   -    Tapered by dry cutting all the way down.

1/16        4 mg Trazodone  -  Jumped. Bad mistake. Got hit with late withdrawal 6 weeks later. Had to reinstate.

4/16        Reinstated 1 mg, updose to 2 mg Trazodone

2/19        .04 Trazodone. Walked off.  Done.

10/3/19  Started 7.5 Mirtazapine taper cut to .073 gram weight, pill weighs .076

4/5/20    New Mirtazapine Taper - Compound Liquid 7.35 mg April '20, 7.25 mg May, 7.05 mg June, 6.99 mg June, 6.78 mg July, 6.57 mg Aug, Sept 6.35 mg, Sept 6.24 mg, Sept 6.21 mg, Oct 5.99 mg, Oct 5.90 mg, Oct 5.70 mg.

1/11/21 6.05 mg Messed up taper due to syringe change. Must remember the 1 ml syringe contains 1.5mg! 1/16/21 5.99 mg Mirt

 

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Hello everyone. Withdrawal wise I am doing fine. The other night my tooth that needs root canal started hurting so badly. I knew it had to be infected by the funny taste. I had taken 2 ibroprofen to try and control the pain so I could sleep. It did not work so I remembered that I had leftover antibiotic from last year. I figured my tooth was infected at this point and knew the antibiotic would help. So at 1 AM I took the antibiotic and it worked. I slept peacefully the rest of the night. I got a regular script from my dentist. He is so hesitant from prescribing antibiotics for some reason. I know what words will get him to do it. It's not my tooth hurts. I have to say, "I'm in a lot of pain. I can't sleep." That does it. He must have had problem patients that always asked for meds. I had to wait 18 days so far for this endo. I am his first appointment on Thursday when he gets back from vacation. I could have gotten one right away, but I waited for the very best of the group. The A/Bs have kept me out of pain so far.

 

My hubby picked up my liquid med today. I really don't like him picking it up because I think he'll miss if they screw it up. I gave him the old bottle and said, "Make sure it looks like this and filled to here." Well he came home with the correct med/dose etc. but the label on the bottle was different. I freaked  a bit because it now had an official script label with my doctor's name on it. I called and the pharmacist told me it is just we changed our policy and now put this label on it. I asked if I would have to have my doc call in for refills. He said no and that I could just get the refills. I thought he called my doctor and I was screwed and had to make my own solution next month. This actually is much better because I was day dreaming about a nice vacation and could now take my med through security. I was thinking all last week of schemes to get my liquid med through without this real label  I would put it in little shampoo bottles, but I needed it to be refrigerated. I'd put it in ice in a thermal cup to bring to the airport. In the bathroom I would put it with my real little shampoo bottles in the carryon. After security I would get ice from an eatery and put it in my thermal cup. I would then get more ice on the airplane. Now I could just put it in a small med cooler, show security and wiz through TSA. I still would not trust TSA, and would take some pills and liquid in a small shampoo bottle. Oh, and the pharmacist asked, "Is this for your dog?" Stay safe and be well everyone. Marie

10/13--10/14 Ambien. Started tapering 1/14  Jumped 10/14.  Done.                                                                              

3/14        7.5 Remeron  still taking this.                              

2/14         75 Trazodone   -    Tapered by dry cutting all the way down.

1/16        4 mg Trazodone  -  Jumped. Bad mistake. Got hit with late withdrawal 6 weeks later. Had to reinstate.

4/16        Reinstated 1 mg, updose to 2 mg Trazodone

2/19        .04 Trazodone. Walked off.  Done.

10/3/19  Started 7.5 Mirtazapine taper cut to .073 gram weight, pill weighs .076

4/5/20    New Mirtazapine Taper - Compound Liquid 7.35 mg April '20, 7.25 mg May, 7.05 mg June, 6.99 mg June, 6.78 mg July, 6.57 mg Aug, Sept 6.35 mg, Sept 6.24 mg, Sept 6.21 mg, Oct 5.99 mg, Oct 5.90 mg, Oct 5.70 mg.

1/11/21 6.05 mg Messed up taper due to syringe change. Must remember the 1 ml syringe contains 1.5mg! 1/16/21 5.99 mg Mirt

 

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Marie,

 

I don't really understand or follow completely, but it will depend on the airport and your destination.  One time I had my scripts, clearly labeled with pharmacy label, in my purse (so 3 of them) and in Puerto Vallarta they called over security and they scrutinized it for a while, and finally decided not to take it from me.  Though one of the scripts was a controlled substance, (diazepam) it shook me up quite a bit.  I was treated like a criminal.  We used to split up my meds as much as we could to carry on (ie: purse, backpack and 2 small carry ons) just in case they took it from one and not all sources.  I never had to deal with liquid, so I think you are wise to think this out as best you can.  So you would board the plane with an empty thermal cup and then get ice again?  We haven't flown in quite a while but even water bottles weren't allowed past security and onto the plane.  Maybe that particular airline was profit-driven and wanted to sell bottled water.  Anyway, rules change frequently.   Maybe a call ahead would help to know exactly what is allowed past the gate.   I wish you well. 

 

Grace

amitriptyline from 1980-2002, along wi/ intermittent, infrequent use of benzos over 2 decades

2002-2010 Klonopin 1-2 mg., ambien 10--20, mg, remeron 4 mg. and  trileptal 300 mg

2011 Stopped ambien and crossed over to valium 17.5 mg. (updosing 2.5 mg. to cover ambien C/T )

2016 Tapered 75 mg. trileptal  first year. 6 month hold.  Resumed micro-tapering trileptal 2-10% every few months

January 2020  12.74 valium, 4 mg. remeron.  128 mg. trileptal 11/28/20;

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Hi Grace. Hahaha, you're like me when I travel. I put pills in every suitcase and carryon, so it's in at least 3 places. It was so much fun when I had three meds to do this with. The way they are making the label now for the liquid at the compound pharmacy it looks like a real script. Previously it just had: Mirtazapine 7.5 mg/5 ml and expiration date, with no doctor name or script number etc. on it. Now it looks like my doctor ordered it which is a good thing (as long as they don't call me doctor lol). You know that my doc does not know I am having it converted to liquid. He refused to write a script. So I just called this pharmacy, told my story, and got very lucky. I just bring them 30 pills each month to convert. Most want a doc's script. I am a planner and worrier and at my age I know I won't change, but at least I can try to worry less? First place I'm going to is California, then Hawaii, then Vegas on the way back when Covid is over. I think I can now ask the steward/stewardess to put the med in their refrigerator on board with the new label. Marie.

10/13--10/14 Ambien. Started tapering 1/14  Jumped 10/14.  Done.                                                                              

3/14        7.5 Remeron  still taking this.                              

2/14         75 Trazodone   -    Tapered by dry cutting all the way down.

1/16        4 mg Trazodone  -  Jumped. Bad mistake. Got hit with late withdrawal 6 weeks later. Had to reinstate.

4/16        Reinstated 1 mg, updose to 2 mg Trazodone

2/19        .04 Trazodone. Walked off.  Done.

10/3/19  Started 7.5 Mirtazapine taper cut to .073 gram weight, pill weighs .076

4/5/20    New Mirtazapine Taper - Compound Liquid 7.35 mg April '20, 7.25 mg May, 7.05 mg June, 6.99 mg June, 6.78 mg July, 6.57 mg Aug, Sept 6.35 mg, Sept 6.24 mg, Sept 6.21 mg, Oct 5.99 mg, Oct 5.90 mg, Oct 5.70 mg.

1/11/21 6.05 mg Messed up taper due to syringe change. Must remember the 1 ml syringe contains 1.5mg! 1/16/21 5.99 mg Mirt

 

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Sounds like a plan Marie...and a fantastic trip to keep you looking ahead. Oh, so many of our docs have no idea. I am lucky because mine does whatever I ask, but when he retires (coming soon) I will have to doctor shop. I have nightmares just thinking about it. 
 

Grace

amitriptyline from 1980-2002, along wi/ intermittent, infrequent use of benzos over 2 decades

2002-2010 Klonopin 1-2 mg., ambien 10--20, mg, remeron 4 mg. and  trileptal 300 mg

2011 Stopped ambien and crossed over to valium 17.5 mg. (updosing 2.5 mg. to cover ambien C/T )

2016 Tapered 75 mg. trileptal  first year. 6 month hold.  Resumed micro-tapering trileptal 2-10% every few months

January 2020  12.74 valium, 4 mg. remeron.  128 mg. trileptal 11/28/20;

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Hello everyone. I am done with the root canal and just waiting for it to heal. It's very sore and I have been taking ibuprofen and an antibiotic. The tooth got an infection a few days before it was treated. I am also taking Culturelle probiotic. In the past I could not tolerate any of the three. I would get insomnia, waves, etc. It's good to see things get better. Went out today for an outdoor socially distant brunch today which was a nice change of pace. I feel bad about the wait staff. What a difficult job to do and I am sure their hours have been cut.  I still have a ways to go digging myself out of this hole. It's slow but I do believe I will do it. After all,  I am a stubborn old (but young-at-heart) lady. Stay safe and be well everyone. Marie.

10/13--10/14 Ambien. Started tapering 1/14  Jumped 10/14.  Done.                                                                              

3/14        7.5 Remeron  still taking this.                              

2/14         75 Trazodone   -    Tapered by dry cutting all the way down.

1/16        4 mg Trazodone  -  Jumped. Bad mistake. Got hit with late withdrawal 6 weeks later. Had to reinstate.

4/16        Reinstated 1 mg, updose to 2 mg Trazodone

2/19        .04 Trazodone. Walked off.  Done.

10/3/19  Started 7.5 Mirtazapine taper cut to .073 gram weight, pill weighs .076

4/5/20    New Mirtazapine Taper - Compound Liquid 7.35 mg April '20, 7.25 mg May, 7.05 mg June, 6.99 mg June, 6.78 mg July, 6.57 mg Aug, Sept 6.35 mg, Sept 6.24 mg, Sept 6.21 mg, Oct 5.99 mg, Oct 5.90 mg, Oct 5.70 mg.

1/11/21 6.05 mg Messed up taper due to syringe change. Must remember the 1 ml syringe contains 1.5mg! 1/16/21 5.99 mg Mirt

 

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It is time to cut again. The root canal is healed up. Two days after I got the root canal I went for my hair appointment. I walked in and the stylist was not wearing a mask. I asked her about it and she complained about allergies and it was making her sick. She should have told her clients so they could choose to come or not. I traveled a half hour to use her so I decided to stay. Bad mistake. I came down with a a bad cold two days later. I am sure it was her since I had not left the house since then. I call BS on her and she knew she was sick. I am still coughing some but feeling a bit better. I think now that fall is coming I won't go for haircuts for months and cut my own hair. I believe a second wave of Covid is coming here. I was watching some tutorials on youtube and I think I can do it even though it is layered. I found my haircolor online and that will be easy. I'm ordering a good pair of hair cutting scissors. My spouse is cooking up a storm now that he has retired. He is making a chocolate cake and later making chicken meatballs. Yum. I will cut .21 mg tonight and be down to 6.35. I am going to also try a few micro cuts every couple days and a .10 mg cut at the end of the month. Be well everyone. Marie.

10/13--10/14 Ambien. Started tapering 1/14  Jumped 10/14.  Done.                                                                              

3/14        7.5 Remeron  still taking this.                              

2/14         75 Trazodone   -    Tapered by dry cutting all the way down.

1/16        4 mg Trazodone  -  Jumped. Bad mistake. Got hit with late withdrawal 6 weeks later. Had to reinstate.

4/16        Reinstated 1 mg, updose to 2 mg Trazodone

2/19        .04 Trazodone. Walked off.  Done.

10/3/19  Started 7.5 Mirtazapine taper cut to .073 gram weight, pill weighs .076

4/5/20    New Mirtazapine Taper - Compound Liquid 7.35 mg April '20, 7.25 mg May, 7.05 mg June, 6.99 mg June, 6.78 mg July, 6.57 mg Aug, Sept 6.35 mg, Sept 6.24 mg, Sept 6.21 mg, Oct 5.99 mg, Oct 5.90 mg, Oct 5.70 mg.

1/11/21 6.05 mg Messed up taper due to syringe change. Must remember the 1 ml syringe contains 1.5mg! 1/16/21 5.99 mg Mirt

 

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Hi Marie:

 

I haven't checked in in awhile but wanted to catch up with you.  Glad to hear you did not have COVID, but maybe so, with all the false negative tests.  If you did, you made it through....a big congrats on getting over that nasty virus, whatever it was.  

 

I have stopped going to the hairdresser and started cutting my hubby's hair and coloring my own.  I think to myself, why didn't I do this a long time ago?

 

I had a root canal the second week in August.  I waited for it to be over with and healed too before I did a cut.  They are awful, aren't they?  They terrify me.....

 

Anyway, here's to your cut and mine....down to 1.75 mg.  Doing well too!😁

 

Stay well,

Shebon

Started 3.75 mg. remeron 4/2013.  Had tapered off benzo 4/2011.  1/2020 began 5th or 6th taper off Remeron.  Am doing a modified CITA taper--started 6 nites at 3.75 mg. then one nite at 1.87 mg. (half dose).  Currently (6/4/20), 5 nites at 1.87 and 2 nites at 3.75.  I stay on each phase for one month - it will take me around 7 mths to be at 1.87 mg nitely (1/2 of normal dose of 3.75 mg.)  4/10/20 -  2.67 mg. Remeron/day; 5/10/20 - 2.39 mg.;  6/10/20 - 2.11 mg.; 7/11 1.87 mg.  My first BIG benchmark!  1/25/2021 -- going back up to 1.87 mg. as cutting 1/8s into 1/16s became problematic and I have had withdrawal symptoms the past 4 months or so that I thought was due to other stuff going on.   NOT -- all withdrawals (insomnia, headachy, flushes, flu-ishness).  I will be happy at a 50% reduction until I re-stabilize again, and start afresh with a compounding pharmacy and take it very slow.

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Woo hoo Shebon. You are gonna do it this time! Keep up the good work. It's going to be over soon. Marie.

10/13--10/14 Ambien. Started tapering 1/14  Jumped 10/14.  Done.                                                                              

3/14        7.5 Remeron  still taking this.                              

2/14         75 Trazodone   -    Tapered by dry cutting all the way down.

1/16        4 mg Trazodone  -  Jumped. Bad mistake. Got hit with late withdrawal 6 weeks later. Had to reinstate.

4/16        Reinstated 1 mg, updose to 2 mg Trazodone

2/19        .04 Trazodone. Walked off.  Done.

10/3/19  Started 7.5 Mirtazapine taper cut to .073 gram weight, pill weighs .076

4/5/20    New Mirtazapine Taper - Compound Liquid 7.35 mg April '20, 7.25 mg May, 7.05 mg June, 6.99 mg June, 6.78 mg July, 6.57 mg Aug, Sept 6.35 mg, Sept 6.24 mg, Sept 6.21 mg, Oct 5.99 mg, Oct 5.90 mg, Oct 5.70 mg.

1/11/21 6.05 mg Messed up taper due to syringe change. Must remember the 1 ml syringe contains 1.5mg! 1/16/21 5.99 mg Mirt

 

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