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I just remember when I turned 18 all of a sudden I became paranoid and very anxious. I was bright kid but all of a sudden I could not study without massive surge of adrenaline if I think of anything. I started to have muscle jerks and twitched. Everybody said it was just stress and I kept battling it believing everything was in my mind until I could no futher. I was 21 and at this point I was using alcohol to self medicate in social settings. At an internship I went to bathroom and started crying, Phoned my mum and my journey with psychiatric drugs started. I saw psychiatrist and he put me on Zoloft 25 mg. I was happy because I did not feel alone anymore and I thought I can get help. So I thought. I eventually went up to 100 mg Zoloft and that did not work. I then switched to Remeron which made my anxiety and paranoia worst. I was then put on cipralex for a while, also with no effect. This all happened between 2006 and 2008. My father never really wanted to pay for the meds and I felt guilty taking it. I then started my masters with little money.. I  was on 50 mg Zoloft between 2008 and 2013. I always had this I surge of adrenaline, anxiety, muscle weakness tired headaches. I always believed what everybody said that…. I should get my mind right. I was battling all the time. Beginning 2013 I started a new job and went crazy the first two months and went to go see the same psychiatrist. I had could afford him now .

Now my journey began with the following drugs.

13.08.2013

Zoloft 100mg mane NOW

Xanor SR 1mg mane

 

28.08.2013

Zoloft 100mg mane NOW

Xanor SR 1mg mane

 

03.12.2013

Xanor SR 1mg

NOW Paroxetine SR 25mg iso Zoloft

 

06.03.2014

Luvox 50mg mane

Xanor SR 1mg OD

 

12.06.2014

Luvox 200mg PO OD

Xanor SR 1mg OD

Pur-Blocka 10mg BD (09:00 and 16:00)

 

10.09.2014

Luvox 200 mg per dag

Xanor 1 mg per dag

 

28.10.2014

Luvox 200 mg per dag

Xanor SR 1 mg per dag

Pur-Blocka BD 20mg

 

13.04.2015

Cymbalta 60mg

 

17.09.2015

Trazadone 100mg

 

 Each new dose or drug gave me hope, but nothing ever work. I always still had high adrenalin tremors difficult concentrating…

 

I was tired of all these drugs and Went cold turkey from trazadone 20151101 and went through hell. Started to have intense ocd night sweats, paranoia higher anxiety and sad. I can only describe it as psychosis. I was near suicide but got help from CBT specialist who but me in contact with psychiatrist. She put me on lexapro and lyrica. Today 20160813 I am on 20 mg Lexapro, 25 mg lyrica and 100 mg Seroquel. The lyrica I had to decrease from 200 mg as it had no effect.  I went to go see different psychiatrist and he sent my for MRI. My brain is good and they could not find any fault. I have been for numerous blood test thyroid ect… All came back good. I always had high blood pressure currently 150/100.

Some days are better than other s but 99% I suffer. I can feel when it is coming my left brain at back goes numb and I start having tremors paranoia twitches. I also have high adrenaline which causes me to struggle to focus. Sometimes it is so bad that I have body jerks as I walk .  When it is better I feel fine then I can focus and talk to people but as soon as I feel this pressure in back of head coming my symptoms start. When I breathe in it is like the pressure on back of head is increasing. I am tired of living like this … ANY HELP or INPUT.

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I was tired of all these drugs and Went cold turkey from trazadone 20151101 and went through hell. Started to have intense ocd night sweats, paranoia higher anxiety and sad. I can only describe it as psychosis. I was near suicide but got help from CBT specialist who but me in contact with psychiatrist. She put me on lexapro and lyrica. Today 20160813 I am on 20 mg Lexapro, 25 mg lyrica and 100 mg Seroquel. The lyrica I had to decrease from 200 mg as it had no effect.  I went to go see different psychiatrist and he sent my for MRI. My brain is good and they could not find any fault. I have been for numerous blood test thyroid ect… All came back good.  

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Hi Mig, and welcome to SA,

 

I really like your avatar!!!

 

There is a lot of really good information on this site.  To search it I use Google and type in survivingantidepressants.org + topic.

 

You can ask questions here in your Intro/Update topic and use it as a journal of your progress.  Click "Follow" top right and you will be notified when someone responds.

 

I'm not able to assist you with your situation, but one of the more knowledgeable mods should be along soon with some information and suggestions.  I just wanted to stop by and welcome you.


REMINDER TO SELF:

I don't need the drug now, but my still brain does.

ADs:  25 years - 1 unknown, Prozac (caused muscle weakness), Zoloft/sertraline; citalopram (pooped out) CTed (very sick for 2.5 wks a few months after)

Pristiq:  50mg 2012, 100mg beg 2013 (mild Serotonin Toxicity)

Began tapering Oct 2015  Current from 17 Oct 2020:  Pristiq 0.56 mg (compounded + liquid)

My tapering program

My Intro (goes to my tapering graph)

My website - includes my brief history + links to videos & information on the web

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

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Mig

Hi Gold

 

Thank you for the welcoming. Apreciate it and nice to meet you.


I was tired of all these drugs and Went cold turkey from trazadone 20151101 and went through hell. Started to have intense ocd night sweats, paranoia higher anxiety and sad. I can only describe it as psychosis. I was near suicide but got help from CBT specialist who but me in contact with psychiatrist. She put me on lexapro and lyrica. Today 20160813 I am on 20 mg Lexapro, 25 mg lyrica and 100 mg Seroquel. The lyrica I had to decrease from 200 mg as it had no effect.  I went to go see different psychiatrist and he sent my for MRI. My brain is good and they could not find any fault. I have been for numerous blood test thyroid ect… All came back good.  

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Mig

Hi

 

Dont know any more still struggling after 13 years. No drug nothing helped!

 

MEDICAL HISTORY

 

xx.xx.2000

Car accident – knocked front teeth. Root canal on front top tooth. Bottom two front tooth dead no root Canal.

Jaw shifted no medical correction.

 

25.12.2002

Unable to lift legs. TO hospital for observation. Lung scan clean healthy. Lung scan because I am smoker.

 

01.01.2003

 

Start struggling more with anxiety struggled to study. Strong impulses to brain. No treatment everybody says it is stress related.

Started self medicating with alcohol in social situations.

 

 

23.01.2004

Started studing at university. Still high anxiety medicating with alcohol in social situations. Struggled to study lot of effort. Reading over sentences. Believed it stress related.

 

23.06.2004

In dark room for 2 weeks. German measles. (rubella)

 

01.03.2006

During intership broke down and creid in bathjroom phoned mother. Went to see Dr. Jan Swanepoel (Psychiatrist)

50 mg Zoloft

100 mg Zoloft

¨Saw psychologist 3 times Dad did not want to pay for it all in my mind. Stopped

 

01.07.2006

Stopped taking Zoloft with psychiatrist knowing. Difficult to get parent to pay for psychiatrist and drugs

 

01.01.2007

Different drugs:

Ativan

Remeron made me Zombie more anxious

Cipralex

Different drugs cannot remember.

 

 

01.01.2009

Started Masters

On Zoloft 50 mg

Still on Ativan

No seeing psychiatrist Dad does not want to pay struggle to get SSRi money.

Broken wrist still bolt in wrist.

 

01.01.2011

Started work at GEW.

On Zoloft 50 mg

Still on Ativan

Still struggling .

 

01.01.2013

Quite job moved to Australia

Started making enough money to afford psychiatrist.

Went for company medical lungs great and all other test.

 

 

 

13.08.2013

Blood test. T3 T4 iron ect… all good.

Zoloft 100mg mane NOW

Xanor SR 1mg mane

 

28.08.2013

Zoloft 100mg mane NOW

Xanor SR 1mg mane

 

03.12.2013

Xanor SR 1mg

NOW Paroxetine SR 25mg iso Zoloft

 

06.03.2014

Broke wrist second time,

Luvox 50mg mane

Xanor SR 1mg OD

 

12.06.2014

Luvox 200mg PO OD

Xanor SR 1mg OD

Pur-Blocka 10mg BD (09:00 and 16:00)

 

10.09.2014

Blood test. T3 T4 iron ect… all good.

Went for first MRI of Brain clean. Pretty brain.

Luvox 200 mg per dag

Xanor 1 mg per dag

 

28.10.2014

Luvox 200 mg per dag

Xanor SR 1 mg per dag

Pur-Blocka BD 20mg

 

13.04.2015

Cymbalta 60mg

 

17.09.2015

Trazadone 100mg

 

Cold turke from Trazadone en Xanax slow release

01.04.2016

Lexapro 5 mg

Lyrica 50 mg

 

20.06.2016

Second MRI with contrast to check pituitary Gland. Fine

T4 T3 other blood test. All fine. 24 our urine test fine.

Lexapro 20 mg

Lyrica 200 mg

Seroquel 50 mg

 

19.10.2016

CT scan of adrenal glands and liver. All good.

T4 T3 other blood test. All fine. 24 our urine test fine.

Lexapro 20 mg

Seroquel 25 mg (Reduced from 200 mg)

(Reduced Lyrica to 0 mg)

 

SYMPTOMS

 

·         Sharp pain left side at back  of head where  neck meats head. Sometimes pulse and cause more pain. Feels like something pushes there all the time.

 

·         Sometime whole left side of head feels numb. Just laying still Ii can feel liquid shifting around especially when it really hurts.

 

·         Sometime this numbness spreads to right hand side and feel liquid shifting that side with throbbing.

·         Causes any small stressor to pulse this part and hurts. Sometimes makes me paranoid I high anxiety but mainly fear response. Startled easily.

·         Sometimes have twitches in legs arms head.

·         Causes shakes tremor in hands and head. When trying to do sit up whole head shakes and body.

·         Some times have brain cut outs where I jerk my head .

·         When trying to think hard causes twitches and concentration problems. Sometimes reading problems where I have to reread sentences cause I get sharp respons in that area.

·         Cuases forget fullness walk into rooms forgetting things. Makes it hard to think. When I want to recall or thing hard it hurts. Feels like strain in brain.

·         Sometimes it hearts bad when and I can just lay in bed and wait for throbbing to end.

·         Sometimes so bad that I cannot bit coherent thoughts together and everything causes reaction and startles me or causes pain.

·         Some times have night sweats

·         Wake up to eat something tduring this bad periods when throbbing takes over and I cannot think of anything. Numbness in head.

·         When it is bad I have body jerks as I walk in legs.

When this sharp pain is not that bad and I don’t feel it that much most of the symptoms become significantly  less.  This sharp pressure is there 98% of my life.


I was tired of all these drugs and Went cold turkey from trazadone 20151101 and went through hell. Started to have intense ocd night sweats, paranoia higher anxiety and sad. I can only describe it as psychosis. I was near suicide but got help from CBT specialist who but me in contact with psychiatrist. She put me on lexapro and lyrica. Today 20160813 I am on 20 mg Lexapro, 25 mg lyrica and 100 mg Seroquel. The lyrica I had to decrease from 200 mg as it had no effect.  I went to go see different psychiatrist and he sent my for MRI. My brain is good and they could not find any fault. I have been for numerous blood test thyroid ect… All came back good.  

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hello,

 

you have your nervous system damaged

 

these drugs act on neurones, they have modified your neurotransmitters over time, some became useless because of the drug and necrose, this all gives false messaging trough the body or false  electricity hormones (dopamine, gaba, adrenaline, serotonine...), so you feel water here, numbness there etc...

 

it is normal your scan, mri etc are fine... doctor will never see something, it is time and money spend for nothing

 

because what they do not study is your neurones, there you see the changes between the synapses, you have damage, false hormones amount in neurones , lack of  neurotransmitters

 

Psychiatrists do not know today that a psychotropic acts on neurones, and if there is a problem, it is here to look, it is there the changes made by psychotropics,

 

More intelligent, they prefer to look lungs, legs, with their material they can see a cancer, but psychotropic don't give cancer, they act on neurones synapses


for anxiety 

12 years paxil - cold turkey 1,5 month - switch celexa 1 year taper; total 13 years on brain meds 

67 years old - 9 years  med free

 

in protracted withdrawal

rigidity standing and walking, dryness gougerot-szoegren, sleep deteriorate,

function as have a lack of nerves, improving have been very little 

 

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Mig

Hi

Thank you for the reply!!! Appreciate it a lot. What do you recommend. Whom do I need to see?


I was tired of all these drugs and Went cold turkey from trazadone 20151101 and went through hell. Started to have intense ocd night sweats, paranoia higher anxiety and sad. I can only describe it as psychosis. I was near suicide but got help from CBT specialist who but me in contact with psychiatrist. She put me on lexapro and lyrica. Today 20160813 I am on 20 mg Lexapro, 25 mg lyrica and 100 mg Seroquel. The lyrica I had to decrease from 200 mg as it had no effect.  I went to go see different psychiatrist and he sent my for MRI. My brain is good and they could not find any fault. I have been for numerous blood test thyroid ect… All came back good.  

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Hi

 

These systems started 3 years before starting SSRI's?


I was tired of all these drugs and Went cold turkey from trazadone 20151101 and went through hell. Started to have intense ocd night sweats, paranoia higher anxiety and sad. I can only describe it as psychosis. I was near suicide but got help from CBT specialist who but me in contact with psychiatrist. She put me on lexapro and lyrica. Today 20160813 I am on 20 mg Lexapro, 25 mg lyrica and 100 mg Seroquel. The lyrica I had to decrease from 200 mg as it had no effect.  I went to go see different psychiatrist and he sent my for MRI. My brain is good and they could not find any fault. I have been for numerous blood test thyroid ect… All came back good.  

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Mig,   I was prescribed antidepressants for "'depression"" and ""exhaustion""

 

My story is so similar in many ways.

 

The start of MY story, was I had a root canal done.   25 years ago!          About 3 years after that,  problems. 

 

Roll on to the present time,  got so bad 6 weeks ago, I was bedbound  .............    started to realise, I was the only one who could help ME.

 

So I began seeing doctors, getting tests.     Battling to get the tests  I WANTED>

 

First BINGO   I have MTHFR genetics,  test was free (australia)  because we have Medicare  AND  I was double positive for the mutation.           Low B12, which DOESNT show up on blood tests, with my genetics.         Had a homocysteine test.                           

 

Had a B12 shot, back in the land of the living, time to find out, then why my blood tests are out of whack,  high Killer Cells,  I have an infection.

 

I read that Root Canal teeth can be the problem.

 

Saw one public health dentist  (I have been on Disability now for a few years, due to (?))   diagnosed depression and chronic fatigue.           Dentist X rayed, and refused to remove what he called a perfectly good tooth,  I was devastated.

Damn I could taste that tooth, it tastes rotten, I researched more, and I KNOW that rot does not always show on Xrays.

 

Went to a private dentist,  was MUCH more assertive.  He Xrayed, and yes, classic,   whoever did the root canal 25 years ago,  the ""tool broke""   ......  In this decent, big Xray  (unlike the tiny 2cm x 2cm one from public health)        it can be clearly seen.            Dentist dug around the tooth, and bingo,      yuck, underneath.                   

 

He gave me antibiotics yesterday.          Today,  I dont have the brain farts at all upon waking,     no dread or fear.       Still exhausted, and having a herx.    First morning in a long time, where I havent felt nauseas.

 

First morning the sunshine and light isnt bothering me.                                 All these things improved heaps, with the B12 shot, but the improvement today is profound.         One damn antibiotic tablet.   I know that might mess up other things, hope not, as my own immune system, has done a half decent job, keeping me alive for 20 years with bacteria   (stahp aureas and coloform)   in that damn tooth, god knows what other bacteria are lurking in my beautiful,  looks wonderful,    bacteria breeding ""dead tooth".

 

I am no doctor, but I did work in pathology, and understand pathogens.                   My advice?  Research the links   Root canals    or Dead teeth........    even Weston Price.               Feel free to contact me. 


1992 Dothiepin 375mg 8 weeks, exhaustion/depression.  Serotonin syndrome, oh yes!  seizures . Fell pregnant, 3rd baby, Nitrous Oxide, 3 weeks mental hospital pp psychosis. zoloft tegretol.

Feb 1996 ct tegretol, tapered Zoloft 8 weeks. as (unexpectedly)  pregnant. Steven died after 3 days.(Zolft HLHS baby).  98 had run in with Paxil, 2 tablets, 3 weeks taper, survived.
2005..menopause? exhausted again. Zyprexa, mad in three days, fallout....  Seroquel, Effexor, tegretol,   and 8 years of self destruction. Failed taper.
Damn 1/4 valium... nuts again! .fallout, zoloft 100mg  seroquol 400mg mirtazapine 45 mg  tegretol 400mg.  Mid 14 3 month taper. Nov 14 CRASH.
Mid 15 ....   75mg  seroquel,  3 x 1800mg SJW  2 week window end of December followed by 6 week wave
5/2 68mg seroquel, 2.5 x 1800mg SJW::::20/2 61mg seroquel, 2.5 x  SJW::: 26/2 54mg seroquel, 2 x SJW::::21/3 43mg seroquel, 1 x 2700SJW :::: 23/4 36mg seroquel 1 x 1800 SJW
15/5 33mg seroquel, 1 x SJW::::   28/5 30mg seroquel, 1 x SJW::::;  18/6 25mg seroquel 1/2 SJW::::, 11/7 21mg seroquel 1/2 SJW::, 26/7 18mg seroquel 1/2 SJW:::, 9/8 12mg seroquel :::, 16/8 6mg seroquel ;;;;, 12/9 0 jump.

23/9  3mg.....,  27/9 0mg.  Reinstated, 6mg, then 12mg.............  LIGHTBULB MOMENT,  I have  MTHFR 2x mutations.  CFS and issues with MOULD in my home. So I left home, and working 150km away during week, loving it.

Oh was hard, panic attacks first week, gone now, along with the mould issues.

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Oh   I realised many problems were left side of face.   Ear infections for 15 plus years,   staph and coliform infection  (again).             Left side of my face, was a horrible rash, itchy,  I believe now it is/was   staph infection coming out.    When I asked where the root canal tooth was  (luckily I only have one )   was lower left jaw.                          My body was telling me, but I was tuned in.        Not until I had the B12, and my brain began functioning a bit better.          

So, for those 20 odd years, I have been to see doctors, psychiatrists, ENT specialist who had to operate to fix perforated eardrum from these infections 15 years ago!,  a Lyme Literate Doctor, to get checked for that.

 

Please read about dead teeth.                Now I have researched more, it becomes clear.          Imagine if you had frostbite on your finger, and the finger died,  it gets removed, it does not get left to get infected.

 

With my root canal tooth, I could not feel any pain from it being infected,  because it is dead, no live nerve.

 

Best wishes, have a good christmas!  My Christmas present is getting this damn tooth removed tomorrow.


1992 Dothiepin 375mg 8 weeks, exhaustion/depression.  Serotonin syndrome, oh yes!  seizures . Fell pregnant, 3rd baby, Nitrous Oxide, 3 weeks mental hospital pp psychosis. zoloft tegretol.

Feb 1996 ct tegretol, tapered Zoloft 8 weeks. as (unexpectedly)  pregnant. Steven died after 3 days.(Zolft HLHS baby).  98 had run in with Paxil, 2 tablets, 3 weeks taper, survived.
2005..menopause? exhausted again. Zyprexa, mad in three days, fallout....  Seroquel, Effexor, tegretol,   and 8 years of self destruction. Failed taper.
Damn 1/4 valium... nuts again! .fallout, zoloft 100mg  seroquol 400mg mirtazapine 45 mg  tegretol 400mg.  Mid 14 3 month taper. Nov 14 CRASH.
Mid 15 ....   75mg  seroquel,  3 x 1800mg SJW  2 week window end of December followed by 6 week wave
5/2 68mg seroquel, 2.5 x 1800mg SJW::::20/2 61mg seroquel, 2.5 x  SJW::: 26/2 54mg seroquel, 2 x SJW::::21/3 43mg seroquel, 1 x 2700SJW :::: 23/4 36mg seroquel 1 x 1800 SJW
15/5 33mg seroquel, 1 x SJW::::   28/5 30mg seroquel, 1 x SJW::::;  18/6 25mg seroquel 1/2 SJW::::, 11/7 21mg seroquel 1/2 SJW::, 26/7 18mg seroquel 1/2 SJW:::, 9/8 12mg seroquel :::, 16/8 6mg seroquel ;;;;, 12/9 0 jump.

23/9  3mg.....,  27/9 0mg.  Reinstated, 6mg, then 12mg.............  LIGHTBULB MOMENT,  I have  MTHFR 2x mutations.  CFS and issues with MOULD in my home. So I left home, and working 150km away during week, loving it.

Oh was hard, panic attacks first week, gone now, along with the mould issues.

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Hi

 

Thanks for the input. Sorry for late reply, but i took your advice. I checked my root cannal and all my teeth and all is good and healthy. This time i started to come of the drugs slowly. I am currently on 10 mg Lexapro and will soon shift down to 5 mg.

 

The less of the drug i started to take the more pain i started to feel on left side between skull and neck.

I now have full blown neck pain that radiates down arm and sometimes leg. All on the left side. Some days are beter than other and sometimes it flares up with full force.

 

I noted that everytime a try to think hard concentrate this nerve on left hand side flares up and hurts and i cannot think past certain point. Hence it makes it very difficult to learn new things(language, music theory). The theory now is that the drugs numbed the pain or the actual cause. I think this is what caused all the panic attacks and anxiety. I am waiting to do neck MRI now.

 

Tests i done:

Alot of blood tests and 24 hour urine tests.

Brain MRI -clean

CT scan of adrenal glands -clean

Spinal tap - clean

Second brain MRI - clean

 

Thanks for the imput and sorry about grammar and spelling.

 

Regards


I was tired of all these drugs and Went cold turkey from trazadone 20151101 and went through hell. Started to have intense ocd night sweats, paranoia higher anxiety and sad. I can only describe it as psychosis. I was near suicide but got help from CBT specialist who but me in contact with psychiatrist. She put me on lexapro and lyrica. Today 20160813 I am on 20 mg Lexapro, 25 mg lyrica and 100 mg Seroquel. The lyrica I had to decrease from 200 mg as it had no effect.  I went to go see different psychiatrist and he sent my for MRI. My brain is good and they could not find any fault. I have been for numerous blood test thyroid ect… All came back good.  

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Are you suggesting that you'll decrease from 10 mg Lexapro to 5 mg Lexapro?
 
If so, PLEASE don't. Lexapro is a very potent medication; to minimize the risk of withdrawal dose changes should be very small and spread out over time.
 
We suggest that the next dose be 90% of current dose and that the changes be made no more often than once per month:
10 mg --> 9 mg; mid-February
9 mg --> 8.1 mg: mid-March
8.1 mg -- 7.2 mg: mid-April, etc.
 
Please read these topics for more details:
Before you begin tapering -- what you need to know.
3KIS: Keep it slow. Keep it simple. Keep it stable.
Why taper by 10% of my dosage?.
Tips for tapering off Lexapro (escitalopram).


This is not medical advice. Discuss any decisions about your medical care with a knowledgeable medical practitioner.
1997-1999 Effexor; 2002-2005 Effexor XR 37.5 mg linear taper, dropping same #beads/week with bad results

Cymbalta 60 mg 2012 - 2015; 2016: 20 mg to 7 mg exact doses and dates in this post; 2017: 6.3 mg to  0.0 mg  Aug. 12; details here


scallywag's Introduction
Online spreadsheet for dose taper calculations and nz11's THE WORKS spreadsheet

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Hi

 

Yes I am coming of Lexapro. Thank you for the guidelines. My psychiatrist said i must taper in 5 mg intervals, becuase there is no grams in between 10mg and 5 mg.

 

Health update.

 

Only on left side: Shoulder numb and in pain and between skull and neck .

Needles and pins in left hand.

Unable to get excited or concentrated hard as this causes pain in neck. Feels like nerve is flaring up.

Difficult learning new theories. (When i try to think or concentrate it feels like a nerve flairs up and blocks me from following through with thought)

Sometimes it flares up and then I am in alot of pain (neck and arm)

Sometimes ringing in ears.

 

I can only do small task for short periods and then i have to rest to let pain cool down.

 

All these symptoms got worse and worse the more a tapered down from 20 mg Lexpro to 10mg and Sroquel 150mg to 0 mg.

 

Good news is I am anxiety and fear "free",It depends on how sensitive i am to the pain on spesific days.


I was tired of all these drugs and Went cold turkey from trazadone 20151101 and went through hell. Started to have intense ocd night sweats, paranoia higher anxiety and sad. I can only describe it as psychosis. I was near suicide but got help from CBT specialist who but me in contact with psychiatrist. She put me on lexapro and lyrica. Today 20160813 I am on 20 mg Lexapro, 25 mg lyrica and 100 mg Seroquel. The lyrica I had to decrease from 200 mg as it had no effect.  I went to go see different psychiatrist and he sent my for MRI. My brain is good and they could not find any fault. I have been for numerous blood test thyroid ect… All came back good.  

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In the Tips for Tapering Lexapro topic (near the bottom of Post #1) is the information about how to make your own liquid.  I have copied it here for you:

 

Do-it-yourself liquid
People report that they can make their own liquid from Lexapro tablets and water.

It is soluble in water, see http://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB01175 -- stability (shelf-life of dilution) is unknown.

See How to make a liquid from tablets or capsules


REMINDER TO SELF:

I don't need the drug now, but my still brain does.

ADs:  25 years - 1 unknown, Prozac (caused muscle weakness), Zoloft/sertraline; citalopram (pooped out) CTed (very sick for 2.5 wks a few months after)

Pristiq:  50mg 2012, 100mg beg 2013 (mild Serotonin Toxicity)

Began tapering Oct 2015  Current from 17 Oct 2020:  Pristiq 0.56 mg (compounded + liquid)

My tapering program

My Intro (goes to my tapering graph)

My website - includes my brief history + links to videos & information on the web

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

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