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after that i have not bee the same memorey loss ringing in my head. I ts scared me

2003- 10mg Paroxetine - .25 Alprazolam later that year went to 20 mg Paroxetine

2004 20 mg paroxetine-./50  Alprazolam

2006 PCP stopped me no taper/ severe withdrawal reinstated all same medication I was told I had to take for my lifetime.

2007 meds never worked as before was uped to 30mg Paroxetine

2008 meds still didn't work only had side effects he sent me to a mental health clinic

2009 20 mg paroxetine/ .25 alprazolam/ 60mg bupropion

2010 4 week taper off paroxetine swicth too 40mg fluoxetine/.25 alprazolam/60mg bupropion/ 20mg oxycodone

2012 same as 2010 except 60mg oxycodone

2013 all the same as 2010 except taking off oxycodone put on suboxone 120 mg later that year no taper off suboxone

2014 40 mg paroxetine/20mg fluoxetine/1mg alprazolam/60 mg adderal/100mg gabapentin

2015 taper paroxetine from 40 mg to 20 mg major reaction of withdrawal back up to 40 mg / every thing else the same

2016 40 mg paroxetine/20mg fluoxetine/ 60mg adderall/ 2mg alprazolam[major health problems from paroxetine taper

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Hi firecracker and welcome to SA,

 

You've come to the right place for help.  There are many people who have come here in similar situations.  Possibly not going off like a firecracker, but having withdrawal symptoms from going cold turkey or lowering their dose too quickly.  The reaction you had was most probably due to withdrawal from your paroxetine.  Going from 40 to 20 is a 50% reduction.  This site recommends 10% tapering of the previous dose followed by 4 weeks (or more if needed) to allow the brain to adapt to not getting as much of the drug.  I also reduced my dose by 50% and had an extremely foggy head for just over 2 weeks prior to reinstating.

So that we are better able to make suggestions Please put your Withdrawal History in Signature.  Please include ALL drugs, dates, doses and how you decreased/increased.  Once we have this information we will be able to assess whether reinstating is a possibility and if so, how much to reinstate.  If you decide to reinstate I suggest you wait for the staff to suggest a dose.  DO NOT start taking 40 as it will probably be too much.

 

Please read the following and come back to your Intro/Update thread to ask questions.  You can also journal your progress in your topic.

 

Introduction to AD Withdrawal Syndrome


About reinstating and stabilizing to reduce withdrawal symptoms


Why taper by 10% of my dosage?

 

These couple of things really helped me understand what happens:

 

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Hi firecracker , how long ago did you cut from 40mg to 20mg ?

 

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Best wishes , Fresh

1987-1997 pertofran , prothiaden , Prozac 1997-2002 Zoloft 2002-2004 effexor 2004-2010 Lexapro 40mg

2010-2012Cymbalta 120mg

Sept. 2012 -decreased 90mg in 6months. Care taken over by Dr Lucire in March 2013 , decreased last 30mg at 2mg per week over 3 months. July 21 , 2013- last dose of Cymbalta

Protracted withdrawal syndrome kicked in badly Jan.2014 Unrelenting akathisia until May 2014. Voluntary hosp. admission. Cocktail of Seroquel, Ativan and mirtazapine and I was well enough to go home after 14 days. Stopped all hosp. meds in next few months.

July 2014 felt v.depressed - couldn't stop crying. Started pristiq 50mg. Felt improvement within days and continued to improve, so stayed on 50mg for 8 months.

Began taper 28 Feb. 2015. Pristiq 50mg down to 45mg. Had one month of w/d symptoms. Started CES therapy in March. No w/d symptoms down to 30mg.

October 2015 , taking 25mg Pristiq. Capsules compounded with slow-release additive.

March 2016 , 21mg

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I've just found this topic whilst searching for something for somebody else:

 

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 I had the awful experience of 20 MG  of paroxetine. I should have refused. He gave me a choice of what drug I take paroxetine40Mg, Fluoxetine,20Mg, Alprazolam.2Mg and amphetimine salt combo. The choice was paroxetine or amphetamine Salt combo. ! week into it my vision and balance was so bad at times I didn't drive . I called he said it was normal, then came insomonai with that came fatigue then the nausra and I saw purple spots, amber spots my glasses didnt work. I craved sweets. After the 3rd week I woke up with what was like firecrackers exploding and bright flashes of light. When it stopped . I had tremendous presure in my eyes and head, I dot shingles on my head around my eyes and things got worse. I have to stop now I can/t hardly type Later fire cracker.

2003- 10mg Paroxetine - .25 Alprazolam later that year went to 20 mg Paroxetine

2004 20 mg paroxetine-./50  Alprazolam

2006 PCP stopped me no taper/ severe withdrawal reinstated all same medication I was told I had to take for my lifetime.

2007 meds never worked as before was uped to 30mg Paroxetine

2008 meds still didn't work only had side effects he sent me to a mental health clinic

2009 20 mg paroxetine/ .25 alprazolam/ 60mg bupropion

2010 4 week taper off paroxetine swicth too 40mg fluoxetine/.25 alprazolam/60mg bupropion/ 20mg oxycodone

2012 same as 2010 except 60mg oxycodone

2013 all the same as 2010 except taking off oxycodone put on suboxone 120 mg later that year no taper off suboxone

2014 40 mg paroxetine/20mg fluoxetine/1mg alprazolam/60 mg adderal/100mg gabapentin

2015 taper paroxetine from 40 mg to 20 mg major reaction of withdrawal back up to 40 mg / every thing else the same

2016 40 mg paroxetine/20mg fluoxetine/ 60mg adderall/ 2mg alprazolam[major health problems from paroxetine taper

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Welcome Firecracker,

 

Experiencing those reactions when you start a drug is not okay, as your doctor said.  They are adverse reactions and a sign that you should not be on those drugs. 

 

When we know how long ago you cut from 40mg to 20mg then we can help you with a plan to get better. 

 

Hope to hear from you soon,

Karen

2010  Fluoxetine 20mg.  2011  Escitalopram 20mg.  2013 Tapered badly and destabilised CNS.  Effexor 150mg. 

2015 Begin using info at SurvivingAntidepressants.  Cut 10% - bad w/d 2 months, held 1 month. 

Micro-tapering: four weekly 0.4% cuts, hold 4 weeks (struggling with symptoms).

8 month hold.

2017 Micro-tapering: four weekly 1% cuts, hold 4 weeks (symptoms almost non-existent).

2020 Still micro-tapering. Just over 2/3 of the way off effexor. Minimal symptoms, - and sleeping well.
Supplements: Fish oil, vitamin C, iron, oat-straw tea, nettle tea.

My story of healing:ContinuedHealing

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Hi, thank you for respoding I don't know what i need to do on here. This incedent with the paroxetine happened sept 29 or eaearly morning the the 30 th. The great thing is my to be ex- wife gave me divorce papers 5 days later. my doc putme right back on 40 mg as soon as i told him and yesterday 3/30/16 I had to cancel my therepy appt because of my eyes were swollen and my head feels like it is pressurized and very dizzy my head was ringing I have music playing in my ear. I dont take  pain meds i put a ice cube ina wash cloth and put it right o my eye ball and some type of arterys on my forehead right above my eyes and my temples up on the side of my head sorry im not teling you anything about my history  sorry  i type and transpose letters an d numbers bear with me i will try and finish

 

I'm 49

from the age of 12 i began smoking pot and drinking laterage 17 coke,lsd lots of drimking

afrter a few arrests my employer had a program for drug and alcohal abuse I was a good worker but always drunk.

this is 1989 iwent to outpatient treatment aa/na finaly in 1991 after several relapses i am still not drinking or drugging well aclchohal is a drug 

 

2001 i was diagnosed with anxiety and panic disorder 10 mg paraxetine .025 alprazolam

 

2003 meds pooped out up to 20 mg paroxetine .50 alpraqzolam

 

2006 I thought iwas better doc said okay dont take it

2006 MY symptoms came back stroner then ever about 3 weeks later

2006 doc said he knwe i would be back on it indefinitly 20 mg paroxetine .50 of alprazolam ineed more space

2003- 10mg Paroxetine - .25 Alprazolam later that year went to 20 mg Paroxetine

2004 20 mg paroxetine-./50  Alprazolam

2006 PCP stopped me no taper/ severe withdrawal reinstated all same medication I was told I had to take for my lifetime.

2007 meds never worked as before was uped to 30mg Paroxetine

2008 meds still didn't work only had side effects he sent me to a mental health clinic

2009 20 mg paroxetine/ .25 alprazolam/ 60mg bupropion

2010 4 week taper off paroxetine swicth too 40mg fluoxetine/.25 alprazolam/60mg bupropion/ 20mg oxycodone

2012 same as 2010 except 60mg oxycodone

2013 all the same as 2010 except taking off oxycodone put on suboxone 120 mg later that year no taper off suboxone

2014 40 mg paroxetine/20mg fluoxetine/1mg alprazolam/60 mg adderal/100mg gabapentin

2015 taper paroxetine from 40 mg to 20 mg major reaction of withdrawal back up to 40 mg / every thing else the same

2016 40 mg paroxetine/20mg fluoxetine/ 60mg adderall/ 2mg alprazolam[major health problems from paroxetine taper

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2008 I lost my job of 18yrs, my dad died my uncle died and i had to put my dog to sleep i told the doc i dont think this is working the meds . he siad i had to go toa pschy

2009 i stayed on the same dose he taught me progressive muscle relaxation wich helps

2009 r shoulder hurting really bad i hurt it at work in 1997 i took a lot of ibuprofin tendonitis

2010 went to another mental health place started cognitive behavoiral therepy meds 20 mg paroxetine the added buprion 20 mg went down on alprazolam .25 

2010 MRI reveals advanced glenohumeral osteoartritis my options shoulder replacement or opiod pain managment

2011 meds 20mg paroxetine

                  20mg bupropion

                  .25 alprazolam

                  20 mg oxycodone

2012 psych wants me to taper off paroxetine and replace it with fluoxetine while tapering doc uped alprazolam to .50

2013 meds 20mg fluoxetine

                  20 mg bupron/  tried to stop buprion and switch to abilify/ half my head went numb/ stopped buproin

                   .50 alprazolam

                  tried abilify agian same thing called no reply back

                 60 mg oxy I went to family doc who put me on  med contract I told him i feel sick and tired if i dont take oxycodone every 4 hrs i am addicted i need to taper off he put me on a 2wk taper i didnt make it 4 days .

                 he sent me to the suboxone man

                cold turkey 3 days you have to be in withdrawel then they start suboxone

                2 strps a day

2014 meds 20mg fluoxetine

                 .50 alprazolam

                    3 strips suboxone/ the suboxone was making me see double and i felt drunk  So he took me off it. did you know you have bad withdrawels from that suboxone what was the point.

              went to a different mental health clinic

               Pchyadded  80 mg gabapentin 50 alprazolam 20mg paroxetine 60 mg amphetimine salt combo/ stpped gabbapentin

2015 meds 40mg paroxetine, 20 mg fluoxetine, 2 mg alprazolam, 60 mg alprazolam/ my wife says my meds are not working pchyc adds 20 mg straterra it gave me panic attack takes me off wants my haert checked i could of had astroke ihave to cut paroxetine or amphetimine ther bad for your heart i coose paxil he cuts it to 20 my brain is retarded now

 

 

 

 

               

2003- 10mg Paroxetine - .25 Alprazolam later that year went to 20 mg Paroxetine

2004 20 mg paroxetine-./50  Alprazolam

2006 PCP stopped me no taper/ severe withdrawal reinstated all same medication I was told I had to take for my lifetime.

2007 meds never worked as before was uped to 30mg Paroxetine

2008 meds still didn't work only had side effects he sent me to a mental health clinic

2009 20 mg paroxetine/ .25 alprazolam/ 60mg bupropion

2010 4 week taper off paroxetine swicth too 40mg fluoxetine/.25 alprazolam/60mg bupropion/ 20mg oxycodone

2012 same as 2010 except 60mg oxycodone

2013 all the same as 2010 except taking off oxycodone put on suboxone 120 mg later that year no taper off suboxone

2014 40 mg paroxetine/20mg fluoxetine/1mg alprazolam/60 mg adderal/100mg gabapentin

2015 taper paroxetine from 40 mg to 20 mg major reaction of withdrawal back up to 40 mg / every thing else the same

2016 40 mg paroxetine/20mg fluoxetine/ 60mg adderall/ 2mg alprazolam[major health problems from paroxetine taper

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Firecracker , this is your personal thread , please only post here for the moment.

 

How many days ago did you cut from 40mg to 20mg ? What date did you decrease?

1987-1997 pertofran , prothiaden , Prozac 1997-2002 Zoloft 2002-2004 effexor 2004-2010 Lexapro 40mg

2010-2012Cymbalta 120mg

Sept. 2012 -decreased 90mg in 6months. Care taken over by Dr Lucire in March 2013 , decreased last 30mg at 2mg per week over 3 months. July 21 , 2013- last dose of Cymbalta

Protracted withdrawal syndrome kicked in badly Jan.2014 Unrelenting akathisia until May 2014. Voluntary hosp. admission. Cocktail of Seroquel, Ativan and mirtazapine and I was well enough to go home after 14 days. Stopped all hosp. meds in next few months.

July 2014 felt v.depressed - couldn't stop crying. Started pristiq 50mg. Felt improvement within days and continued to improve, so stayed on 50mg for 8 months.

Began taper 28 Feb. 2015. Pristiq 50mg down to 45mg. Had one month of w/d symptoms. Started CES therapy in March. No w/d symptoms down to 30mg.

October 2015 , taking 25mg Pristiq. Capsules compounded with slow-release additive.

March 2016 , 21mg

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I decreased on sept12 the doc put me back onn 40 after the firecrackers. on jan 5th he told me i could stop the flouxetine i said i would rather taper I done a 10mg a week taper i was off it for 9 days but it just blended in with all the other sympyoms frm the firecrackers I had appointment i had to bancel the nurse told him i souded cofused he called and tolme to start takig iy again 20 mgs a daybim retarded now,

2003- 10mg Paroxetine - .25 Alprazolam later that year went to 20 mg Paroxetine

2004 20 mg paroxetine-./50  Alprazolam

2006 PCP stopped me no taper/ severe withdrawal reinstated all same medication I was told I had to take for my lifetime.

2007 meds never worked as before was uped to 30mg Paroxetine

2008 meds still didn't work only had side effects he sent me to a mental health clinic

2009 20 mg paroxetine/ .25 alprazolam/ 60mg bupropion

2010 4 week taper off paroxetine swicth too 40mg fluoxetine/.25 alprazolam/60mg bupropion/ 20mg oxycodone

2012 same as 2010 except 60mg oxycodone

2013 all the same as 2010 except taking off oxycodone put on suboxone 120 mg later that year no taper off suboxone

2014 40 mg paroxetine/20mg fluoxetine/1mg alprazolam/60 mg adderal/100mg gabapentin

2015 taper paroxetine from 40 mg to 20 mg major reaction of withdrawal back up to 40 mg / every thing else the same

2016 40 mg paroxetine/20mg fluoxetine/ 60mg adderall/ 2mg alprazolam[major health problems from paroxetine taper

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Thanks for providing all this information firecracker.

We need to make a timeline to be sure we understand it correctly.

2014

20mg fluoxetine

.50 alprazolam

3 strips suboxone/

80 mg gabapentin 50 alprazolam 20mg paroxetine 60 mg amphetimine salt combo/ stopped

 

2015

40mg paroxetine,

20 mg fluoxetine,

2 mg alprazolam,

60 mg alprazolam

20 mg straterra (it gave me panic attack takes me off wants)

September 12 cut paxil to 20mg

Sept. 29 'firecracker' effect , "After the 3rd week I woke up with what was like firecrackers exploding and bright flashes of light.

 

 

2016

Jan.5 back on 40mg paxil

 

 

How is this so far?

 

Please add the dates you decreased the paxil each time by 10mg. What date did you take the last dose of 10mg ?

When did the doctor advise you start taking 20mg again? Did you do that?

 

If all the questions are difficult , maybe your wife can help with dates.

Once this is all clear , we can work out the best way forward from here.

 

If you click FOLLOW at the top right , you'll receive an email each time someone posts here.

 

bw , Fresh

1987-1997 pertofran , prothiaden , Prozac 1997-2002 Zoloft 2002-2004 effexor 2004-2010 Lexapro 40mg

2010-2012Cymbalta 120mg

Sept. 2012 -decreased 90mg in 6months. Care taken over by Dr Lucire in March 2013 , decreased last 30mg at 2mg per week over 3 months. July 21 , 2013- last dose of Cymbalta

Protracted withdrawal syndrome kicked in badly Jan.2014 Unrelenting akathisia until May 2014. Voluntary hosp. admission. Cocktail of Seroquel, Ativan and mirtazapine and I was well enough to go home after 14 days. Stopped all hosp. meds in next few months.

July 2014 felt v.depressed - couldn't stop crying. Started pristiq 50mg. Felt improvement within days and continued to improve, so stayed on 50mg for 8 months.

Began taper 28 Feb. 2015. Pristiq 50mg down to 45mg. Had one month of w/d symptoms. Started CES therapy in March. No w/d symptoms down to 30mg.

October 2015 , taking 25mg Pristiq. Capsules compounded with slow-release additive.

March 2016 , 21mg

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my wife gave me divorce papers a couple of days after she witnessed all this the firecrackers going off and the countless hours in the dark applying  ice cubes to my eyes andnhead. Tonight I'm better its the waves and windows. I haven't made it down to 10 mg. The doctor started me on 10 mgs in 2002. 1/6/ 2016 my doc told me i could stop the fluoxetine.

I told him i needed  to go slower. I was done with my taper by mid march. I had an appointment I had to cancel with my therapest

She Told The Dooc i sounded confused which has never went away since sept 29 2015. He pesonaly caled me and told me to please start the 20mg of fluoxetine again? My current meds are 20mg fluoxetine, 40mg paroxetine, 2 mg alprazolam and 60 mg of

amphetamine salt combo. I was off the paroxetine for 6 months in 2013-2014 remember though i was taking 20 mg of pure oxycodone . I'm not tapering now. I never had no support from my wife. I am so thankful tohave you respond with affection. Thank you very much scott  I was clean and sober now i'm a chemical

2003- 10mg Paroxetine - .25 Alprazolam later that year went to 20 mg Paroxetine

2004 20 mg paroxetine-./50  Alprazolam

2006 PCP stopped me no taper/ severe withdrawal reinstated all same medication I was told I had to take for my lifetime.

2007 meds never worked as before was uped to 30mg Paroxetine

2008 meds still didn't work only had side effects he sent me to a mental health clinic

2009 20 mg paroxetine/ .25 alprazolam/ 60mg bupropion

2010 4 week taper off paroxetine swicth too 40mg fluoxetine/.25 alprazolam/60mg bupropion/ 20mg oxycodone

2012 same as 2010 except 60mg oxycodone

2013 all the same as 2010 except taking off oxycodone put on suboxone 120 mg later that year no taper off suboxone

2014 40 mg paroxetine/20mg fluoxetine/1mg alprazolam/60 mg adderal/100mg gabapentin

2015 taper paroxetine from 40 mg to 20 mg major reaction of withdrawal back up to 40 mg / every thing else the same

2016 40 mg paroxetine/20mg fluoxetine/ 60mg adderall/ 2mg alprazolam[major health problems from paroxetine taper

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2016

Jan. 5 started fluoxetine taper

Mid March , stopped fluoxetine (" I was done with my taper by mid march".)

 

Reinstated 20mg fluoxetine , what date?

 

It's going to take a good couple of months for your brain to stabilize again.

You are not retarded , and your brain will recover. It's important not to make any more changes

for quite some time.

When everything is kind of normal again , we can help you make a sensible tapering plan that won't

get you sick.

 

Please could you have a go at filling in your signature , instructions are here http://survivingantidepressants.org/index.php?/topic/893-please-put-your-withdrawal-history-in-your-signature/

The goal is to have a summary of drugs , dates and dosages , so anyone reading can see your

history at a glance each time you post.

1987-1997 pertofran , prothiaden , Prozac 1997-2002 Zoloft 2002-2004 effexor 2004-2010 Lexapro 40mg

2010-2012Cymbalta 120mg

Sept. 2012 -decreased 90mg in 6months. Care taken over by Dr Lucire in March 2013 , decreased last 30mg at 2mg per week over 3 months. July 21 , 2013- last dose of Cymbalta

Protracted withdrawal syndrome kicked in badly Jan.2014 Unrelenting akathisia until May 2014. Voluntary hosp. admission. Cocktail of Seroquel, Ativan and mirtazapine and I was well enough to go home after 14 days. Stopped all hosp. meds in next few months.

July 2014 felt v.depressed - couldn't stop crying. Started pristiq 50mg. Felt improvement within days and continued to improve, so stayed on 50mg for 8 months.

Began taper 28 Feb. 2015. Pristiq 50mg down to 45mg. Had one month of w/d symptoms. Started CES therapy in March. No w/d symptoms down to 30mg.

October 2015 , taking 25mg Pristiq. Capsules compounded with slow-release additive.

March 2016 , 21mg

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Hi yes i will try and do the signiture , I thought i made it [ I was sober now I am a chemical]. I did see a mistake in 2014 and 2015. With all the info I gave I had it spread out and then oh yeah they tried this too and so on. I will try to explain, the tr 2013 my family doctor put me in the suboxone program the suboxone was terrible it interacts with fluoxetine and its a narcotic I don't no why they say its not. Thats not a solution its a substitution I get off subject all the time sorry Mid NOVEMBER 2013 - Mid JANUARY 2014 I took suboxone I kept telling him I can't function on this so he took me off, and you have withdrawels from it also. I wasn't taking amphatimine salt combo until JUNE 2014. The medical place wanted nothing to do with me my family doctor asked if I could go someplace else. In the 2015 coluomn You have alprazolam twice the 60 Should be ampetamine salt combo. March 29 2016 last week My phyc called me at home and askedme start 20 mg fluoxetine.. It has been almost 7 months since I had the firecrackers and almost every morning when I wake I spend 2hrs icing my eye balls and  whatever arterys are around the eyes nose temple and forehead my eyes and head feel like its got pressure inside. I'm going to see a nuerolgist. I had aseizure sunday everyday i twitch and jerk, I get dizzy of balance my speech gets slow today i have a high pitch going from one side of my head to the other.ect... thanks Scott

2003- 10mg Paroxetine - .25 Alprazolam later that year went to 20 mg Paroxetine

2004 20 mg paroxetine-./50  Alprazolam

2006 PCP stopped me no taper/ severe withdrawal reinstated all same medication I was told I had to take for my lifetime.

2007 meds never worked as before was uped to 30mg Paroxetine

2008 meds still didn't work only had side effects he sent me to a mental health clinic

2009 20 mg paroxetine/ .25 alprazolam/ 60mg bupropion

2010 4 week taper off paroxetine swicth too 40mg fluoxetine/.25 alprazolam/60mg bupropion/ 20mg oxycodone

2012 same as 2010 except 60mg oxycodone

2013 all the same as 2010 except taking off oxycodone put on suboxone 120 mg later that year no taper off suboxone

2014 40 mg paroxetine/20mg fluoxetine/1mg alprazolam/60 mg adderal/100mg gabapentin

2015 taper paroxetine from 40 mg to 20 mg major reaction of withdrawal back up to 40 mg / every thing else the same

2016 40 mg paroxetine/20mg fluoxetine/ 60mg adderall/ 2mg alprazolam[major health problems from paroxetine taper

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Hi firecracker,

 

Yes, you did make a signature with I was sober now im a chemical

 

It is best if your signature includes your drug history.  As Fresh said this is so that it can be seen whenever you post and means that it can be seen at a glance.  It also means that we don't have to sift through the posts trying to find the information.

 

Maybe write it down on paper before you do your online signature so you can get the drugs, dates and doses in an order that will make sense to the members reading it.

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

  MISSION ACCOMPLISHED:    (6 year taper)      0mg Pristiq      on 13th November 2021

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 from Oct 2015 - 13 Nov 2021   LAST DOSE 0.0025mg

Post 0 updates start here    My tapering program     My Intro (goes to tapering graph)

 VIDEO:   Antidepressant Withdrawal Syndrome and its Management

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thanks i get it now i will have to take my time and do that.

2003- 10mg Paroxetine - .25 Alprazolam later that year went to 20 mg Paroxetine

2004 20 mg paroxetine-./50  Alprazolam

2006 PCP stopped me no taper/ severe withdrawal reinstated all same medication I was told I had to take for my lifetime.

2007 meds never worked as before was uped to 30mg Paroxetine

2008 meds still didn't work only had side effects he sent me to a mental health clinic

2009 20 mg paroxetine/ .25 alprazolam/ 60mg bupropion

2010 4 week taper off paroxetine swicth too 40mg fluoxetine/.25 alprazolam/60mg bupropion/ 20mg oxycodone

2012 same as 2010 except 60mg oxycodone

2013 all the same as 2010 except taking off oxycodone put on suboxone 120 mg later that year no taper off suboxone

2014 40 mg paroxetine/20mg fluoxetine/1mg alprazolam/60 mg adderal/100mg gabapentin

2015 taper paroxetine from 40 mg to 20 mg major reaction of withdrawal back up to 40 mg / every thing else the same

2016 40 mg paroxetine/20mg fluoxetine/ 60mg adderall/ 2mg alprazolam[major health problems from paroxetine taper

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