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Altostrata

Perhaps you can summarize, Christian?

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LexAnger

I don't know if I can call these success stories,nut what I learned from them is getting back to the same drug after stopping can harm the brain in a different and much greater scale. This is also confirmed by many failed reinstate among SA members here especially for lexapro users including myself (up dosing not even reinstate). I believe in my heart my major harm was caused by the dose increase and hope to bring awareness of extreme caution when considering reinstate/up dosing.

 

I read from other sources this particular nature is only true to SSIRs not benzo.

 

It seems this is controversy to the most popular belief and guidance to reinstate for severe WD, I read many got immediate relief after reinstate but those are mostly at initial WD. I feel for those who have their systems oversensitized, reinstate poses greater risk.

 

Just my thought, but feel important to share.

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Christian

Yes, Alto I'm glad to. One woman was similar to me. Was on Prozac for years. Stopped. Then went back on and had an adverse reaction of several symtoms of insomnia, akasithia, anxiety, cognitive impairment, and others. Went off prozac. Symptoms went away then some came back 6 weeks later including depression. Reinstated at lower dose for 8 weeks (like me) then got worse. She then went off again and took about 9 months to feel so so. 13 months to feel human. And I think 20-ish months she felt cured. She went 4 months with no sleep in the early days and seemed like once her sleep returned her cog fog improved some. Her story is in the first part of the thread and two others chimed in with their healing as well.

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Christian

I don't know if I can call these success stories,nut what I learned from them is getting back to the same drug after stopping can harm the brain in a different and much greater scale. This is also confirmed by many failed reinstate among SA members here especially for lexapro users including myself (up dosing not even reinstate). I believe in my heart my major harm was caused by the dose increase and hope to bring awareness of extreme caution when considering reinstate/up dosing.

 

I read from other sources this particular nature is only true to SSIRs not benzo.

 

It seems this is controversy to the most popular belief and guidance to reinstate for severe WD, I read many got immediate relief after reinstate but those are mostly at initial WD. I feel for those who have their systems oversensitized, reinstate poses greater risk.

 

Just my thought, but feel important to share.

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Christian

She did heal after two failed reinstatements. She healed off the meds 20 months later. Two others did too. But yes reinstating can be dangerous. I know that first hand.

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LexAnger

I must missed reading all posts in detail!

Great to know their success!

 

How are you doing, Christan?

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Christian

I'm about the same. I'll be updating my thread soon. Been waiting for some Dr visits/procedures to happen first so I can share something other than just "hi, I'm still in agony.....please help me"!

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IDK

Are there recovery success stories of people who took Risperdal?

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risperdalhater

Are there recovery success stories of people who took Risperdal?

 

i've heard of i think 3 successful recovery stories so far, i have faith that there are more but people just don't post them.

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Happy2Heal

Are there recovery success stories of people who took Risperdal?

 

I took risperdal and have fully recovered from going off it cold turkey ;)

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gigi63

Thanking the Lord!!!!

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AliG

If you really look around there are many success stories although it would be helpful to have even more. It seems that most members just want to move on after recovery and live their life which is totally understandable. 

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Dwell

I love reading them AliG they give me hope. I read this thread a lot!

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AliG

Dwell: That is why you should do well. You can see the glass not half empty but full.  :)  It's important to have positivity and hope.

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Madeleine

Thanks Waiting! Haven't read the stories yet, but I'm sure I and others will at some point. 
Best wishes,


M.

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rupa
On 11/5/2012 at 2:23 AM, Altostrata said:

Some of these are stories of living successful lives without psychiatric medication despite extreme diagnoses and some are recovery from psychiatric withdrawal syndromes:

 

 

Drug free recovery from depression, anxiety, bipolar, schizophrenia, etc…

http://beyondmeds.com/recovery-stories/

 

Psychosis recovery: stories, information and resources

http://beyondmeds.com/recoverypsychosis/

 

 

Posted by permission of Gianna Kali.

Thank you very much for posting this.

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RedRobin123

I love reading the success stories on this site. Has anyone made it through abilify withdrawal. I am weaningoff now and so scared. Thanks for this site. 

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Gerg

I am glad you wrote "success stories" and not recovery stories, for I do not believe in such a thing as a full recovery story. We are so complicated as people how do you compare a balanced recovery as against completely recovered or even a partial recovery, it does seem to me to be more of an opinion or observation than a fact. Who is the referee. For example I consider myself a success story but not a recovery story. When I was on Zoloft for 10 years 1995 to 2004, After a few years i decided to go of my 250mg zoloft got a few days then back on so my wife and I could have have some pleasure in our relationship. This worked for the most part for a year. My psychiatrist said I am going to stop you doing this for this hit and miss approach to the Zoloft is pointless so he stopped me cold turkey. There were no withdrawal symptoms but my illness persisted  so then I went on a further concoction of drugs.  A year later or more after a huge stress attack I had my self admitted to psych hospital for a week or two. The head psychiatrist put me back on then a gradual increase to 300mg Zoloft for approx 11 years till Dec 18. So far this year I have been drug free, but, experiencing uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms that I do tolerate. I accept that I may not have been bipolar. Frankly I don't care what it was, I don't care. I am just grateful I am off zoloft. So yes I am a success story but I am not a recovery story for the real battle has just begun the demons I contended with back before 1970 are still there, but I am happy to be in contention with the former demons than to be in a time warp called the god ofZoloft.  This held me captive as a slave to the elements and contrivances of a stupefying drug than a help. Thank you my former god Zoloft for being such a useless and pointless exercise to my meager existence.  My contempt for you will last a long time into futurity.

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ProzacWasCreatedBySatan1

Old direct message from another member that I received a year ago:

Hello, I was just looking up some old posts and I'm just dropping in to see how you are doing. Have your symptoms seemed to decrease over Time? Or are they still overwhelming to this day? Any information helps, thank you :)

 

Hi, yes my symptoms have decreased significantly over time so that now the only remaining symptoms are minor and have no impact to my lifestyle. I am confident that the remaining symptoms will resolve over time as the other symptoms have done.

i hope that helps you....

 
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