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Mellowplease: Need to kick Klonapin & Trintellix (antidepressant)

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Mellowplease

Hi Courageous ones.

 

I'm happy and frightened to be here. I'm new, 56, not tech or math savvy. Dx 1986 Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Major Depressive Episodes.

 

Prescribed Xanax for 30 years beginning 1/4 mg 3 times per day as needed and ending prescription 1 mg/ day as needed. The highest dose I ever too was 1/2 mg, three times a day but always at least 1/2 mg per day towards the end, then hit suddenly stopped working, was taken off, experienced severe PAWS for 3 weeks and psychiatrist then put me on Klonapin 1mg, twice a day which I take faithfully and have been on for 5 months now with two, unsuccessful taper attempts in the time as I was cutting to much to quickly even though it was doctor's advice.

 

ANTIDEPRESSANTS ;( in order of being prescribed over 30 year course); Desipramine, Parnate, Prozac, Trazadone, Paxil, Celexa, Cymbalta, Remeron, currently Trintellix 15mg once a day. I'm sure their may be others I've forgotten.

Since Xanax tolerence and severe PAWS in autumn of 2016, I have had to for lose on my home!E, move in with elderly parents, surrender pets, give up professional career and placed on government disability (1/3 my job pay) and having many financial woes.

 

I would like to start to taper the Klonapin off successfully then, about a year after that, taper Trintellix antidepressant. Is this sound or is it better to taper the antidepressant first? All knowledge, experience, encouragement and tips are accepted with gratitude.

 

Peace & Love, Mellow please

Edited by scallywag
redid drug tags, added paragraphs

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scallywag

Mellowplease -- Welcome to Surviving Antidepressants (SA)

 

Congratulations on finding us before you started to taper Klonopin and/or Trintellix. Many of us find ourselves here after running into difficult withdrawal symptoms

 

When a someone is taking multiple medications, we ask that that you post an interactions report. Follow the link below to get your report. Just select the text, copy it and paste it in a post here.

Drugs-dot-com Drugs Interactions Checker.

 

A request: Would you summarize your history in a signature -- drugs, doses, dates, and discontinuations & reinstatements, in the last 12-24 months particularly?

  • Any drugs prior to 24 months ago can just be listed with start and stop years.
  • Please use actual dates or approximate dates (mid-June, Late October) rather than relative time frames (last week, 3 months ago)
  • Spell out months, e.g. "October" or "Oct."; 9/1/2016 can be interpreted as Jan. 9, 2016 or Sept. 1, 2016.
  • Please leave out symptoms and diagnoses.
  • A list is easier to understand than one or multiple paragraphs.
  • You can find instructions in this topic: Please put your withdrawal history in signature
  • If you are using a phone or mobile device, you need to switch to the "full" or desktop version of the site. Instructions are in Post 9 and Post 10
Before you start to reduce dosages, please read:

Before you begin tapering -- what you need to know.

What is withdrawal syndrome.

 

Have a look at this topic for our thoughts about which drug to taper first:

Taking multiple drugs? Which to taper first.

 

It's best not to have your heart and mind set on completing a taper by a specific date. Going slow enough to prevent or minimize symptoms is a much easier experience than a rapid taper that causes moderate to severe withdrawal symptoms.

Let your symptoms guide the pace of tapering, NOT the calendar. One would think that taking a year to taper off a medication is slow enough. For some people, it's too much. We suggest decreasing by no more than 10% of current dose (not the original dose) once per month. Please read:

Why taper by 10% of my dosage?.

 

When you're ready to taper Klonopin, please start a topic in the Members-only benzo forum. The moderators there have the relevant experience to give you information about next steps.

 

I hope you'll find the information in the SA forums helpful for your situation. I'm sorry that you are in the position that you need the information, but am glad that you found us.

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Altostrata

Welcome, mellowp.

 

Are you having any reactions to Trintellex? What is it supposed to do for you? 

 

Why do you want to go off Klonopin first?

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