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mustangwoman

Aeroman so great to hear from you and that you're doing so well.  I remember you from paxil progress as well.  So happy for you!

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Aeroman

 

Hello All, it's been a long time since I have logged in here and posted.  My story is located here:

 

http://survivingantidepressants.org/index.php?/topic/7761-%E2%98%BC-aeroman-hello-from-aeroman/?st=0

 

I have been good, fully recovered from Lexapro and Cipro use.  I don't think about withdrawal anymore.  The answer was TIME and GOD in both cases.  For those that are new to withdrawal, don't fret, you will be OK.  I know the beginning months are scary but it won't last forever.  Feel free to ask me questions as I am sure you will have many..especially doubts within yourself.

 

Aeroman

hi dear

1.did you had lack of sleep during wd?

i men hole nights without a sleep?

if yes,did you found for it sםlution?

2.what you men by say"No other experience has strengthened my mind like being in SSRI w/d"?

3.for what you took drugs?

thank you

 

 

 

1.did you had lack of sleep during wd? YES

i men hole nights without a sleep? YES

if yes,did you found for it sםlution?  Yes, TIME.

2.what you men by say"No other experience has strengthened my mind like being in SSRI w/d"?  Meaning that this experience in wd strengthen me.

3.for what you took drugs?  ????

thank you

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Aeroman

 

Hello All, it's been a long time since I have logged in here and posted.  My story is located here:

 

http://survivingantidepressants.org/index.php?/topic/7761-%E2%98%BC-aeroman-hello-from-aeroman/?st=0

 

I have been good, fully recovered from Lexapro and Cipro use.  I don't think about withdrawal anymore.  The answer was TIME and GOD in both cases.  For those that are new to withdrawal, don't fret, you will be OK.  I know the beginning months are scary but it won't last forever.  Feel free to ask me questions as I am sure you will have many..especially doubts within yourself.

 

Aeroman

how did you use "weeks" method?by kearning book?or by Be patient ?

 

If you get her book, she explains it in there.  Its quiet simple concept but takes practice to get it to work.  And it does work. 

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Aeroman

Aeroman so great to hear from you and that you're doing so well.  I remember you from paxil progress as well.  So happy for you!

Hello!  Hope you are doing well!  Thanks for checking in.

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Lorin

 

 

Hello All, it's been a long time since I have logged in here and posted.  My story is located here:

 

http://survivingantidepressants.org/index.php?/topic/7761-%E2%98%BC-aeroman-hello-from-aeroman/?st=0

 

I have been good, fully recovered from Lexapro and Cipro use.  I don't think about withdrawal anymore.  The answer was TIME and GOD in both cases.  For those that are new to withdrawal, don't fret, you will be OK.  I know the beginning months are scary but it won't last forever.  Feel free to ask me questions as I am sure you will have many..especially doubts within yourself.

 

Aeroman

hi dear

1.did you had lack of sleep during wd?

i men hole nights without a sleep?

if yes,did you found for it sםlution?

2.what you men by say"No other experience has strengthened my mind like being in SSRI w/d"?

3.for what you took drugs?

thank you

 

 

 

1.did you had lack of sleep during wd? YES

i men hole nights without a sleep? YES

if yes,did you found for it sםlution?  Yes, TIME.

2.what you men by say"No other experience has strengthened my mind like being in SSRI w/d"?  Meaning that this experience in wd strengthen me.

3.for what you took drugs?  ????

thank you

 

thank you for you answers

1.i mean what the resones you took ssri?for what?

2.so you learn to help yourself by the book itself?

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Aeroman

I took it for anxiety and depression.

 

the book explained why I was going through what i was going through.  After you practice it, it works.  In summary, if a pending panic attack wants to hit me or one that comes out of the blue, I basically tell it to bring it on and not run away from it.  The more I tell it to bring it on, the more I am convinced that a panic attack/anxiety will not hurt me.  Over some time, the attacks become less intense, less frequent.  It's genius!  

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gigi63

Aeroman, I was thinking this am and I wanted to come on here and thank you so very much for coming back. Believe me when I say, I do understand why , after a person is recovered, they might never ever want to return to the site for various reasons, but I am so thankful for you, and all those like you, who have come back for us, those still in the tapering path and recovery path. Those of us who do very much need to hear the words, "you will recovery, this too shall pass" and then allow us to bombard you with questions. It has meant so much to me and I want to again, tell you, thank you so much!!!!????

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Aeroman, I was thinking this am and I wanted to come on here and thank you so very much for coming back. Believe me when I say, I do understand why , after a person is recovered, they might never ever want to return to the site for various reasons, but I am so thankful for you, and all those like you, who have come back for us, those still in the tapering path and recovery path. Those of us who do very much need to hear the words, "you will recovery, this too shall pass" and then allow us to bombard you with questions. It has meant so much to me and I want to again, tell you, thank you so much!!!!????

you're very welcome!

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Tiedemies

Hi Aeroman,

 

So great to hear about your success, feeling very happy for you!

 

You mentioned that you had bad anxiety and fear, so I was wondering exactly how bad was it? I'm constantly on the verge of panic attack and get only a few hours here and few hours there without worrying about my health or fearing of having a heart attack, but even then I'm overly nervous/anxious. That's the main problem I'm having and getting really tired of it, since the constant worry and fear just feeds itself and it seems so hard to break this vicious circle.

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Aeroman

Hi Aeroman,

 

So great to hear about your success, feeling very happy for you!

 

You mentioned that you had bad anxiety and fear, so I was wondering exactly how bad was it? I'm constantly on the verge of panic attack and get only a few hours here and few hours there without worrying about my health or fearing of having a heart attack, but even then I'm overly nervous/anxious. That's the main problem I'm having and getting really tired of it, since the constant worry and fear just feeds itself and it seems so hard to break this vicious circle.

Hi, what you are experiencing is 2nd fear per Dr. Claire Weekes book. I had it bad and I did the same thing. I would be afraid of having a panic attack and in doing so, I triggered one. I recommend you read "Hope and Help With Your Nerves" by Dr. Claire Weekes. You can also do a search for her mp3s where she describes, in a nutshell, her method in tackling anxiety attacks. Take care.

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Bobo32

Hi aero I'm in month 3 in withdrawal from xanax and lexapro. I have bad tinnitus and pssd. I don't know which of those 2 drugs caused those symptoms. Did you have both ? How long before they both went away ? Thanks

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Bobo32

Is it a good idea to reinitiate any of those 2 drugs to alleviate those symptoms ?

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Aeroman

Hi aero I'm in month 3 in withdrawal from xanax and lexapro. I have bad tinnitus and pssd. I don't know which of those 2 drugs caused those symptoms. Did you have both ? How long before they both went away ? Thanks

Hi. I had both and they both resolved with time. I don't know which drugs did what and quite frankly, it didn't make a difference for recovery. Take care.

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Aeroman

Is it a good idea to reinitiate any of those 2 drugs to alleviate those symptoms ?

how far out are you? I would ride it out.

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Nepali

Did you have pssd issues that cleared up as well aero? I wish we had more stories like this on this site. Congrats, and best of luck moving forward into the future.

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Bobo32

 

Is it a good idea to reinitiate any of those 2 drugs to alleviate those symptoms ?

how far out are you? I would ride it out.
I'm 3 months off still experience pssd and tinnitus as well as brain fog which comes in waves. I don't feel much sexually neither with touch or when I trying to fantasyse mentally I feel really numb down there. I don't have panic attacks anymore but I do feel anxiety and some agitation. It's like my cortisol levels are up high. I gut feeling tells me never to touch the poison again but I do feel my cns has been traumatized by so many cold turkeys except for the lexapro which I cut the pill in bits maybe that's what caused pssd? I don't know what to do now really

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Aeroman

Something is fishy here. Nepali and Bobo32. You frequently keep asking me about pssd issues and I have answered them numerous times. What's the deal?

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Bobo32

Hi,

You can see my intro and you can notice my distress. Your story gives me hope and is inspiring. Hope we can achieve recovery too

Take care

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Nepali

My bad, I was super distressed one night.

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TryingToHoldOn

Aeroman,

 

Thank you for coming back to share with us.  Your story gives me hope that I will eventually heal, but in the mean time how the hell do I cope?  Am I the worst case scenario?  Probably not.  However, I can tell you that 3 months med free from a very fast taper has left me semi functional and non-functional some days.  I'd say it's about 50/50.  Any words of wisdom?

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5 hours ago, TryingToHoldOn said:

Aeroman,

 

Thank you for coming back to share with us.  Your story gives me hope that I will eventually heal, but in the mean time how the hell do I cope?  Am I the worst case scenario?  Probably not.  However, I can tell you that 3 months med free from a very fast taper has left me semi functional and non-functional some days.  I'd say it's about 50/50.  Any words of wisdom?

What I did was watch a lot of funny movies, cruised around the internet to read recovery stories, or did brain puzzle games to burn time.  Usually my evenings were better than mornings so I had to find a way to kill time until evenings came.  No, you are not the worst case scenario.  It's a common thought we all get and hard to get rid of.   You're at Month 3 post SSRI?  Yeah, that was about the time I got hit really bad and it wasn't until Month 10-12ish that I felt some relief.

 

Words of Wisdom:  Burn time!

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nicolantana

Aeroman and crew. One question today. Even though I am 6 months clean, I find that my eyes look quite unnatural. there is a coating of liquid or something over them....par for the course???

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ShakeyJerr

Question, Aeroman -

 

What routines, supplements, dietary changes and so on that you used during the recovery process are you still using/doing now that you are recovered - and what one's are you not doing?

 

My question is motivated by wanting to know if I am going to be sipping on magnesium-glycinate water forever, if theanine is now an every day thing for me for life, if one day I can start treating myself to some occasional dessert, and so on.

 

SJ

 

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aee2005

Hi, Aeroman how are you? 1 year has pass but i still have emtotion numless sometime i feel it will never end and i think that from this point i be like this is it because of druge or i be really depress but i am sure that i feel emotion numless because of drug cause in the first place i didn' be like this before but i have anxity and phobia. But now anxity is less and phobia also have some, emotion is non Thank you :))

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WiggleIt

Hi Aeroman!  SO happy that you have recovered from Cipro… that setback was awful.  

You may or may not know that I've incurred permanent physical damage, but I have seen a lot of healing.  Still, I am physically disabled, though.  

I'm now facing a situation where there is a 99% chance that I will have to take antibiotics, and I'm scared.  I'm on week 8 of a sinus infection, so I have no other options left.  Do you have any advice for me as I face the possibility of antibiotics?  I am afraid that I will become retarded again (you know what I mean) and that my dystonia will become full-blown again.

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brassmonkey

Hi Wigglelt-- I just finished treatment for a sinus infection using the antibiotic Keflex. It worked very well on the infection and doesn't have the nasty side effects that ones like Cipro are known for.

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On 6/18/2017 at 8:46 AM, nicolantana said:

Aeroman and crew. One question today. Even though I am 6 months clean, I find that my eyes look quite unnatural. there is a coating of liquid or something over them....par for the course???

Sorry, not familiar with that

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On 6/21/2017 at 11:27 AM, ShakeyJerr said:

Question, Aeroman -

 

What routines, supplements, dietary changes and so on that you used during the recovery process are you still using/doing now that you are recovered - and what one's are you not doing?

 

My question is motivated by wanting to know if I am going to be sipping on magnesium-glycinate water forever, if theanine is now an every day thing for me for life, if one day I can start treating myself to some occasional dessert, and so on.

 

SJ

 

Hi, I did a lot of Sudoku, Netflix, whatever it was to burn time.  I didnt change my diet, i laid off the caffeine.  Now that I am recovered, I dont really do anything different compared to before SSRI.  I make sure i get sleep and simply enjoy life.  I tried all of those supplements and they didnt do anything for me.  TIME was my answer.

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11 hours ago, aee2005 said:

Hi, Aeroman how are you? 1 year has pass but i still have emtotion numless sometime i feel it will never end and i think that from this point i be like this is it because of druge or i be really depress but i am sure that i feel emotion numless because of drug cause in the first place i didn' be like this before but i have anxity and phobia. But now anxity is less and phobia also have some, emotion is non Thank you :))

I had similar issue even at 1 year mark.  You have to give it more time.  You'll feel better.

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11 hours ago, WiggleIt said:

Hi Aeroman!  SO happy that you have recovered from Cipro… that setback was awful.  

You may or may not know that I've incurred permanent physical damage, but I have seen a lot of healing.  Still, I am physically disabled, though.  

I'm now facing a situation where there is a 99% chance that I will have to take antibiotics, and I'm scared.  I'm on week 8 of a sinus infection, so I have no other options left.  Do you have any advice for me as I face the possibility of antibiotics?  I am afraid that I will become retarded again (you know what I mean) and that my dystonia will become full-blown again.

Hi!  I would just stay away from the Fluoroquinolones (sp?)  I took something else besides Cipro and I did ok.  Yes, stay away from FQs.  You will be fine if you take any other antibiotic but just look at the side effects and make sure no psychiatric issues are listed.  I also check the FDA website for reports of issues.

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Bobo32

Hey aero,

i have really bad brain fog and cognitive issues they wont go away now im 4 months clean. Anhedonia as well. But unlike you i took zyprexa. Could it be irreversible brain damage done by this drug ? Zyprexa is more dangerous than ssris. Did you have those symtoms ?

ty

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34 minutes ago, Bobo32 said:

Hey aero,

i have really bad brain fog and cognitive issues they wont go away now im 4 months clean. Anhedonia as well. But unlike you i took zyprexa. Could it be irreversible brain damage done by this drug ? Zyprexa is more dangerous than ssris. Did you have those symtoms ?

ty

4 months, in my opinion, is still pretty early in the WD. I don't think anything you take is ever permanent. 

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14 hours ago, WiggleIt said:

Hi Aeroman!  SO happy that you have recovered from Cipro… that setback was awful.  

You may or may not know that I've incurred permanent physical damage, but I have seen a lot of healing.  Still, I am physically disabled, though.  

I'm now facing a situation where there is a 99% chance that I will have to take antibiotics, and I'm scared.  I'm on week 8 of a sinus infection, so I have no other options left.  Do you have any advice for me as I face the possibility of antibiotics?  I am afraid that I will become retarded again (you know what I mean) and that my dystonia will become full-blown again.

 

 

You can also try natural solutions too.  My favorite is colloidal silver nose spray and some people use oregano oil spray.  Try those before antibiotics?

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WiggleIt
7 hours ago, Tootsieroll said:

 

 

You can also try natural solutions too.  My favorite is colloidal silver nose spray and some people use oregano oil spray.  Try those before antibiotics?


I've been doing natural stuff and nothing has worked yet.  Antibiotics are my absolute last resort if it comes back that this is a bacterial infection.  ENT is exploring whether it is bacterial or not.  Thanks for the tips!

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WiggleIt
9 hours ago, Aeroman said:

Hi!  I would just stay away from the Fluoroquinolones (sp?)  I took something else besides Cipro and I did ok.  Yes, stay away from FQs.  You will be fine if you take any other antibiotic but just look at the side effects and make sure no psychiatric issues are listed.  I also check the FDA website for reports of issues.


Hi Aero!  

I just read the FDA warnings and psych issues have been reported with EVERYTHING, even amoxicillin.  I will definitely avoid FQs and will only take antibiotics for this if my ENT says it's bacterial.

Thank you for the fast responses and the hope you prove for this community.
 

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Dez

Aeroman, I have a question for you if that's alright. Currently I'm really fighting with myself on some things. Did you ever have something like hypochondria? Every little sensation in my body freaks me out, even things I know aren't harmful. It's maddening! Did you ever have something like that? How did you cope and how did it go away for you? Thanks in advance!

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