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my ocd has changed from the thoughts i had years ago. the ruminations are totally different. i'll try talking to the doctor about the thyroid med but i don't think it will do much good tbh. the only difference i've seen since changing the amlodipine to morning is that my anxiety and depression have worsened. i spoke to the doctor about the interaction between amlodipine and she looked it up and couldn't find anything one her computer or in her medicine bible.

i started amlodipine i think in the autumn of 2017. i had very high blood pressure after coming off ramipril.


Took prozac 40 mg for 20 years.

January 2017 started cutting down prozac by 12.5% a week. End of February 2017 completely off prozac and withdrawals began.

Currently taking Levothyroxine 75 mcg, Magnesium citrate 200mg,Sage leaf 50mg daily

Amlodipine: October 2017 , discontinued 26 Feb 2019; Candesartan:  26 Feb 2019, 4mg.

Discontinued magnesium citrate 200mg Apr 3rd 2019

Reinstated prozac:  14 Jan 2019, 1mg; 26 Jan, 1.5mg; 4 Feb, 2mg; 16 Feb, 2.5mg; 2 Mar, 3mg; 5 Mar, 2.5mg, 23 Mar, 3 mg; 6 Apr, 3.5mg, 14 Apr 4mg, 23 Apr 5mg

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Altostrata

How has your OCD changed from 20 years ago? Do you think you're being 20 years older might make a difference in the way you think?

 

5 hours ago, thecowisback said:

the only difference i've seen since changing the amlodipine to morning is that my anxiety and depression have worsened

 

Doesn't this seem like a significant change to you?

 

5 hours ago, thecowisback said:

i started amlodipine i think in the autumn of 2017. i had very high blood pressure after coming off ramipril.

 

How did you come off Ramipril? When you're taking a drug to lower blood pressure, you need to taper it or you can get REBOUND HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE.

 

When was your high blood pressure diagnosed? Is it possible you had high blood pressure as an adverse reaction to the high dose of Prozac you were taking?

 

By the way, your doctor works for you. If you would like to try a lower dose of thyroid drug, she should at least be willing to give it a try.


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thecowisback

the thoughts have changed in topic.

i've switched the amlodipine back to night time as it didn't help my insomnia.

i stopped ramipril cold turkey because of the intense itching. i was scratching myself raw. my blood pressure was ok for many months then started to rise as my withdrawals got worse.

my blood pressure was diagnosed around 3 years ago. 

 


Took prozac 40 mg for 20 years.

January 2017 started cutting down prozac by 12.5% a week. End of February 2017 completely off prozac and withdrawals began.

Currently taking Levothyroxine 75 mcg, Magnesium citrate 200mg,Sage leaf 50mg daily

Amlodipine: October 2017 , discontinued 26 Feb 2019; Candesartan:  26 Feb 2019, 4mg.

Discontinued magnesium citrate 200mg Apr 3rd 2019

Reinstated prozac:  14 Jan 2019, 1mg; 26 Jan, 1.5mg; 4 Feb, 2mg; 16 Feb, 2.5mg; 2 Mar, 3mg; 5 Mar, 2.5mg, 23 Mar, 3 mg; 6 Apr, 3.5mg, 14 Apr 4mg, 23 Apr 5mg

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Tattyapple

Have a look at the alpha stimulater. It is a device you can use at home for anxiety and insomnia they have very good reviews and no side effects 

I have just hired one, it may help with ocd 

 

 


Effexor 37.5mg 1999-2004 cold turkey. 2004- prozac 20mg untill 2014 then cold turkey. Very unwell since. 2018 November started 30mg propranolol. Feb 2019 started 0.5 lamotrgiene 

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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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will have a look at that now, thankyou :)

 


Took prozac 40 mg for 20 years.

January 2017 started cutting down prozac by 12.5% a week. End of February 2017 completely off prozac and withdrawals began.

Currently taking Levothyroxine 75 mcg, Magnesium citrate 200mg,Sage leaf 50mg daily

Amlodipine: October 2017 , discontinued 26 Feb 2019; Candesartan:  26 Feb 2019, 4mg.

Discontinued magnesium citrate 200mg Apr 3rd 2019

Reinstated prozac:  14 Jan 2019, 1mg; 26 Jan, 1.5mg; 4 Feb, 2mg; 16 Feb, 2.5mg; 2 Mar, 3mg; 5 Mar, 2.5mg, 23 Mar, 3 mg; 6 Apr, 3.5mg, 14 Apr 4mg, 23 Apr 5mg

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went to the doctors for a repeat prescription and asked her about the levothyroxine. she said i can't lower it as i'm getting the right dose according to my blood tests. 


Took prozac 40 mg for 20 years.

January 2017 started cutting down prozac by 12.5% a week. End of February 2017 completely off prozac and withdrawals began.

Currently taking Levothyroxine 75 mcg, Magnesium citrate 200mg,Sage leaf 50mg daily

Amlodipine: October 2017 , discontinued 26 Feb 2019; Candesartan:  26 Feb 2019, 4mg.

Discontinued magnesium citrate 200mg Apr 3rd 2019

Reinstated prozac:  14 Jan 2019, 1mg; 26 Jan, 1.5mg; 4 Feb, 2mg; 16 Feb, 2.5mg; 2 Mar, 3mg; 5 Mar, 2.5mg, 23 Mar, 3 mg; 6 Apr, 3.5mg, 14 Apr 4mg, 23 Apr 5mg

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12 hours ago, thecowisback said:

i stopped ramipril cold turkey because of the intense itching. i was scratching myself raw. my blood pressure was ok for many months then started to rise as my withdrawals got worse.

my blood pressure was diagnosed around 3 years ago. 

 

Yes, withdrawal can cause high blood pressure. Since your blood pressure was okay after you went off Ramipril because of an allergic reaction, it's very possible your high blood pressure was due to withdrawal. You may not need amlodipine at all.

 

Do you see the amlodipine side effects here https://www.healthline.com/health/amlodipine/oral-tablet#side-effects

 

We already know that amlodipine is causing you to be queasy from your experiment of taking it in the morning. THIS INDICATES YOUR AMLODIPINE DOSAGE IS TOO HIGH.

 

Amlodipine also may be causing your depression -- that's fairly common among blood pressure drugs.

 

6 hours ago, thecowisback said:

went to the doctors for a repeat prescription and asked her about the levothyroxine. she said i can't lower it as i'm getting the right dose according to my blood tests. 

 

Did you discuss the potential adverse effects you're experiencing? As I explained several times right now, the blood tests don't show anything about adverse effects. If you're getting adverse effects from TOO MUCH THYROID HORMONE, it's not proper treatment. Treatment of low thyroid should make you feel better, not worse.

 

I feel like I've spent a great deal of time discussing side effects from your drugs that are not related to tapering or withdrawal at all. To address your complaints, you need to eliminate causes one by one. One cause for your depression could be amlodipine. Another cause for your sleeplessness, etc. could be too much thyroid hormone.

 

Blaming this on however much Prozac you might take is a waste of time. If you have side effects from the other drugs in your drug cocktail, no amount of discussion of Prozac we might do here is going to fix them.

 

You need to get control of your drug treatment. This does not mean you go to the doctor and ask if your drugs are okay. This means telling the doctor you're having intolerable side effects, you suspect too much amlodipine or too much thyroid hormone and you need to isolate the cause by changing the dosage of one of the drugs for a few months and see what happens.

 

Strongly recommend you try a lower dose of amlodipine first. As it has such a long half-life, it will take weeks to see if this helps. Let us know how you're feeling.

 

I do not feel I have anything more to add at this point.


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Steve61

How are you, TCIB?  I understand your reluctance to confront your doctor. I would be the same. My mentality is that I should trust them and that they are in a position of authority. Especially in withdrawal, I can look on them as some sort of authority figure but if we are suffering because of our medication then we have the right to question it. We are the ones suffering, not them. They go home at night and probably never give us a second thought while we are at home suffering because of the medication that they have prescribed us. Sometimes, we have to make a stand. Good luck TCIB, I’m sending you positive thoughts and energy.

Steve


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Dosulepin. May 2. 2018. 50mgs and 25 mgs alternate nights

Dosulepin. May 27 2018. 50 mgs per night ( increased )

Dosulepin. July 11 2018. 45 mgs per night

Dosulepin. August 13 2018  40 mgs per night

Dosulepin  October 10 2018. 37.5 mgs per night

Dosulepin. October. 24 2018. 35 mgs per night

Dosulepin. December 5 2018. 32.5 mgs per night

Dosulepin.  January 2. 2018  30mgs per night   February 14 2018  29 mgs per night

Dosulepin February 27  28 mgs per night

 

 

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thecowisback

thankyou steve. i'll try the doctors again next week (did try this morning but no appointments available).


Took prozac 40 mg for 20 years.

January 2017 started cutting down prozac by 12.5% a week. End of February 2017 completely off prozac and withdrawals began.

Currently taking Levothyroxine 75 mcg, Magnesium citrate 200mg,Sage leaf 50mg daily

Amlodipine: October 2017 , discontinued 26 Feb 2019; Candesartan:  26 Feb 2019, 4mg.

Discontinued magnesium citrate 200mg Apr 3rd 2019

Reinstated prozac:  14 Jan 2019, 1mg; 26 Jan, 1.5mg; 4 Feb, 2mg; 16 Feb, 2.5mg; 2 Mar, 3mg; 5 Mar, 2.5mg, 23 Mar, 3 mg; 6 Apr, 3.5mg, 14 Apr 4mg, 23 Apr 5mg

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15 hours ago, thecowisback said:

thankyou steve. i'll try the doctors again next week (did try this morning but no appointments available).

Yes, go see them and discuss exactly how you feel and your concerns about the combination and the dosage  of drugs that you are on. As a I say, we are the ones suffering.  How are you today ? 


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Dosulepin 75 mgs per night since 1993.           Dosulepin March 16  2018   75mgs and 50 mgs alternate nights.             Dosulepin. March 30. 2018.  50 mgs per night

Dosulepin. May 2. 2018. 50mgs and 25 mgs alternate nights

Dosulepin. May 27 2018. 50 mgs per night ( increased )

Dosulepin. July 11 2018. 45 mgs per night

Dosulepin. August 13 2018  40 mgs per night

Dosulepin  October 10 2018. 37.5 mgs per night

Dosulepin. October. 24 2018. 35 mgs per night

Dosulepin. December 5 2018. 32.5 mgs per night

Dosulepin.  January 2. 2018  30mgs per night   February 14 2018  29 mgs per night

Dosulepin February 27  28 mgs per night

 

 

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thecowisback

not so anxious, thankyou for asking 💙


Took prozac 40 mg for 20 years.

January 2017 started cutting down prozac by 12.5% a week. End of February 2017 completely off prozac and withdrawals began.

Currently taking Levothyroxine 75 mcg, Magnesium citrate 200mg,Sage leaf 50mg daily

Amlodipine: October 2017 , discontinued 26 Feb 2019; Candesartan:  26 Feb 2019, 4mg.

Discontinued magnesium citrate 200mg Apr 3rd 2019

Reinstated prozac:  14 Jan 2019, 1mg; 26 Jan, 1.5mg; 4 Feb, 2mg; 16 Feb, 2.5mg; 2 Mar, 3mg; 5 Mar, 2.5mg, 23 Mar, 3 mg; 6 Apr, 3.5mg, 14 Apr 4mg, 23 Apr 5mg

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thecowisback

got to see the doctor today. he changed my amlodipine to 4mg candesartan. 

 


Took prozac 40 mg for 20 years.

January 2017 started cutting down prozac by 12.5% a week. End of February 2017 completely off prozac and withdrawals began.

Currently taking Levothyroxine 75 mcg, Magnesium citrate 200mg,Sage leaf 50mg daily

Amlodipine: October 2017 , discontinued 26 Feb 2019; Candesartan:  26 Feb 2019, 4mg.

Discontinued magnesium citrate 200mg Apr 3rd 2019

Reinstated prozac:  14 Jan 2019, 1mg; 26 Jan, 1.5mg; 4 Feb, 2mg; 16 Feb, 2.5mg; 2 Mar, 3mg; 5 Mar, 2.5mg, 23 Mar, 3 mg; 6 Apr, 3.5mg, 14 Apr 4mg, 23 Apr 5mg

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3 hours ago, thecowisback said:

got to see the doctor today. he changed my amlodipine to 4mg candesartan. 

 

That’s great news that you talked to him. Hope that you see some improvement with the new meds. We keep trying TCIB. We will heal if we are patient enough x

 


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Dosulepin 75 mgs per night since 1993.           Dosulepin March 16  2018   75mgs and 50 mgs alternate nights.             Dosulepin. March 30. 2018.  50 mgs per night

Dosulepin. May 2. 2018. 50mgs and 25 mgs alternate nights

Dosulepin. May 27 2018. 50 mgs per night ( increased )

Dosulepin. July 11 2018. 45 mgs per night

Dosulepin. August 13 2018  40 mgs per night

Dosulepin  October 10 2018. 37.5 mgs per night

Dosulepin. October. 24 2018. 35 mgs per night

Dosulepin. December 5 2018. 32.5 mgs per night

Dosulepin.  January 2. 2018  30mgs per night   February 14 2018  29 mgs per night

Dosulepin February 27  28 mgs per night

 

 

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Took prozac 40 mg for 20 years.

January 2017 started cutting down prozac by 12.5% a week. End of February 2017 completely off prozac and withdrawals began.

Currently taking Levothyroxine 75 mcg, Magnesium citrate 200mg,Sage leaf 50mg daily

Amlodipine: October 2017 , discontinued 26 Feb 2019; Candesartan:  26 Feb 2019, 4mg.

Discontinued magnesium citrate 200mg Apr 3rd 2019

Reinstated prozac:  14 Jan 2019, 1mg; 26 Jan, 1.5mg; 4 Feb, 2mg; 16 Feb, 2.5mg; 2 Mar, 3mg; 5 Mar, 2.5mg, 23 Mar, 3 mg; 6 Apr, 3.5mg, 14 Apr 4mg, 23 Apr 5mg

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8 hours ago, thecowisback said:

he changed my amlodipine to 4mg candesartan.

 

At least there is no interaction between Prozac and Candersartan, which there was between Amlodipine and Prozac.


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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Took prozac 40 mg for 20 years.

January 2017 started cutting down prozac by 12.5% a week. End of February 2017 completely off prozac and withdrawals began.

Currently taking Levothyroxine 75 mcg, Magnesium citrate 200mg,Sage leaf 50mg daily

Amlodipine: October 2017 , discontinued 26 Feb 2019; Candesartan:  26 Feb 2019, 4mg.

Discontinued magnesium citrate 200mg Apr 3rd 2019

Reinstated prozac:  14 Jan 2019, 1mg; 26 Jan, 1.5mg; 4 Feb, 2mg; 16 Feb, 2.5mg; 2 Mar, 3mg; 5 Mar, 2.5mg, 23 Mar, 3 mg; 6 Apr, 3.5mg, 14 Apr 4mg, 23 Apr 5mg

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took the candesartan last night and got up at 5 feeling dreadful - dizzy, hot and a headache. it's wearing off a little now so i wonder if it's best to take it in the morning so it doesn't disturb my sleep. 


Took prozac 40 mg for 20 years.

January 2017 started cutting down prozac by 12.5% a week. End of February 2017 completely off prozac and withdrawals began.

Currently taking Levothyroxine 75 mcg, Magnesium citrate 200mg,Sage leaf 50mg daily

Amlodipine: October 2017 , discontinued 26 Feb 2019; Candesartan:  26 Feb 2019, 4mg.

Discontinued magnesium citrate 200mg Apr 3rd 2019

Reinstated prozac:  14 Jan 2019, 1mg; 26 Jan, 1.5mg; 4 Feb, 2mg; 16 Feb, 2.5mg; 2 Mar, 3mg; 5 Mar, 2.5mg, 23 Mar, 3 mg; 6 Apr, 3.5mg, 14 Apr 4mg, 23 Apr 5mg

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10 hours ago, thecowisback said:

took the candesartan last night and got up at 5 feeling dreadful - dizzy, hot and a headache. it's wearing off a little now so i wonder if it's best to take it in the morning so it doesn't disturb my sleep. 

 

Maybe. How did candesartan affect your sleep?

 

How did you make the switch from amlodipine to candesartan? When did you make this change?

 

Did your doctor take your blood pressure when you'd been off amlodipine for several days? Do you still need a blood pressure drug?

 

Amlodipine has a half-life of days. It could be that you still have amlodipine in you while you're starting candesartan. Or it could be you'll find 4mg candesartan is too high a dose for you.

 

It may take a week or two to see the effects of the change to candesartan.


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i woke up hot and dizzy at 5 am.

i changed straight over from amlodipine to candesartan on 26th.i was still taking amlodipine when he took my blood pressure. it was a little high. i've taken the second tablet this morning and i'll stick to mornings as i'm hoping taking it with food might help the nausea. 


Took prozac 40 mg for 20 years.

January 2017 started cutting down prozac by 12.5% a week. End of February 2017 completely off prozac and withdrawals began.

Currently taking Levothyroxine 75 mcg, Magnesium citrate 200mg,Sage leaf 50mg daily

Amlodipine: October 2017 , discontinued 26 Feb 2019; Candesartan:  26 Feb 2019, 4mg.

Discontinued magnesium citrate 200mg Apr 3rd 2019

Reinstated prozac:  14 Jan 2019, 1mg; 26 Jan, 1.5mg; 4 Feb, 2mg; 16 Feb, 2.5mg; 2 Mar, 3mg; 5 Mar, 2.5mg, 23 Mar, 3 mg; 6 Apr, 3.5mg, 14 Apr 4mg, 23 Apr 5mg

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i've made a boo-boo this morning. i had a million things on my mind this morning, one of which was thinking about upping my dose which i'd decided against for now.

i took my dose at 7 as normal but i've only just realised i measured out 3mg instead of 2.5.  will this matter as a one off? do i just carry on with the usual 2.5 dose tomorrow? 


Took prozac 40 mg for 20 years.

January 2017 started cutting down prozac by 12.5% a week. End of February 2017 completely off prozac and withdrawals began.

Currently taking Levothyroxine 75 mcg, Magnesium citrate 200mg,Sage leaf 50mg daily

Amlodipine: October 2017 , discontinued 26 Feb 2019; Candesartan:  26 Feb 2019, 4mg.

Discontinued magnesium citrate 200mg Apr 3rd 2019

Reinstated prozac:  14 Jan 2019, 1mg; 26 Jan, 1.5mg; 4 Feb, 2mg; 16 Feb, 2.5mg; 2 Mar, 3mg; 5 Mar, 2.5mg, 23 Mar, 3 mg; 6 Apr, 3.5mg, 14 Apr 4mg, 23 Apr 5mg

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ChessieCat

Just go back to your 2.5mg from your next dose.


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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thecowisback

thankyou - it won't have much effect will it?


Took prozac 40 mg for 20 years.

January 2017 started cutting down prozac by 12.5% a week. End of February 2017 completely off prozac and withdrawals began.

Currently taking Levothyroxine 75 mcg, Magnesium citrate 200mg,Sage leaf 50mg daily

Amlodipine: October 2017 , discontinued 26 Feb 2019; Candesartan:  26 Feb 2019, 4mg.

Discontinued magnesium citrate 200mg Apr 3rd 2019

Reinstated prozac:  14 Jan 2019, 1mg; 26 Jan, 1.5mg; 4 Feb, 2mg; 16 Feb, 2.5mg; 2 Mar, 3mg; 5 Mar, 2.5mg, 23 Mar, 3 mg; 6 Apr, 3.5mg, 14 Apr 4mg, 23 Apr 5mg

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You might notice an increase in withdrawal symptoms for a while.


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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weirdly i had the most calming day yesterday, much better than i've had in a long long time. it may be a conincidence as it takes a week or more for a dosage change to show up but i think i might stick with the 3mg for a while to see if it helped. i started off the day a little anxious but by late morning a lovely feeling of calm came over me and lasted pretty much the rest of the day. even having to drive on the motorway in a really bad storm didn't stress me out as much as it normally would. could it really be the prozac that soon? or maybe the placebo effect? 


Took prozac 40 mg for 20 years.

January 2017 started cutting down prozac by 12.5% a week. End of February 2017 completely off prozac and withdrawals began.

Currently taking Levothyroxine 75 mcg, Magnesium citrate 200mg,Sage leaf 50mg daily

Amlodipine: October 2017 , discontinued 26 Feb 2019; Candesartan:  26 Feb 2019, 4mg.

Discontinued magnesium citrate 200mg Apr 3rd 2019

Reinstated prozac:  14 Jan 2019, 1mg; 26 Jan, 1.5mg; 4 Feb, 2mg; 16 Feb, 2.5mg; 2 Mar, 3mg; 5 Mar, 2.5mg, 23 Mar, 3 mg; 6 Apr, 3.5mg, 14 Apr 4mg, 23 Apr 5mg

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1 hour ago, thecowisback said:

weirdly i had the most calming day yesterday, much better than i've had in a long long time. it may be a conincidence as it takes a week or more for a dosage change to show up but i think i might stick with the 3mg for a while to see if it helped. i started off the day a little anxious but by late morning a lovely feeling of calm came over me and lasted pretty much the rest of the day. even having to drive on the motorway in a really bad storm didn't stress me out as much as it normally would. could it really be the prozac that soon? or maybe the placebo effect? 

I’m not sure what caused it but I’m really happy for you. If we get windows it gives us that boost to carry us through the waves. That’s how it works for me.


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Dosulepin 75 mgs per night since 1993.           Dosulepin March 16  2018   75mgs and 50 mgs alternate nights.             Dosulepin. March 30. 2018.  50 mgs per night

Dosulepin. May 2. 2018. 50mgs and 25 mgs alternate nights

Dosulepin. May 27 2018. 50 mgs per night ( increased )

Dosulepin. July 11 2018. 45 mgs per night

Dosulepin. August 13 2018  40 mgs per night

Dosulepin  October 10 2018. 37.5 mgs per night

Dosulepin. October. 24 2018. 35 mgs per night

Dosulepin. December 5 2018. 32.5 mgs per night

Dosulepin.  January 2. 2018  30mgs per night   February 14 2018  29 mgs per night

Dosulepin February 27  28 mgs per night

 

 

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How’s today Cow? I’ve got my eye on you. 😉


2002-ish-April 2018: Prozac 40mg (was on 20mg for many of those years); Jan-April 2018: too fast "taper" off Prozac

 

July 2018: Tried lowest dose dose Lexapro for 3 weeks; quick tapered off; Aug-Nov. 2108: Ambien and Ambien CR for sleep (appx 10 total doses). Made depression worse and did not work; Nov 2018: 7 doses .5mg Ativan for sleep over 12 days time. Stopped.

December 2018: One week Remeron for sleep. Did not work or help. "Tapered" off over a few weeks.

In past years also took/tried Wellbutrin, Seroquel, Klonopin, Paxil; Current supplements: 1 mg Melatonin; Transdermal magnesium; Fish oil; Ketotifen (mast cell stabilizer), vitamin C; milk peptides 

March 26, 2019: Re-instated  0.5mg Prozac; April 15, 2019 Started 0.75mg Prozac May 6 2019: 1mg Prozac; May 27: 1.25mg Prozac; July 29,  2019: Began 1.25mg Lamotrigine

 

 

 

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thecowisback

lol!!!!! i'm still quite depressed and anxious but it's a lot better than it has been of late. thankyou for asking.

also thankyou Steve61.


Took prozac 40 mg for 20 years.

January 2017 started cutting down prozac by 12.5% a week. End of February 2017 completely off prozac and withdrawals began.

Currently taking Levothyroxine 75 mcg, Magnesium citrate 200mg,Sage leaf 50mg daily

Amlodipine: October 2017 , discontinued 26 Feb 2019; Candesartan:  26 Feb 2019, 4mg.

Discontinued magnesium citrate 200mg Apr 3rd 2019

Reinstated prozac:  14 Jan 2019, 1mg; 26 Jan, 1.5mg; 4 Feb, 2mg; 16 Feb, 2.5mg; 2 Mar, 3mg; 5 Mar, 2.5mg, 23 Mar, 3 mg; 6 Apr, 3.5mg, 14 Apr 4mg, 23 Apr 5mg

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I’m really glad to hear that. My family and friends are begging me to do something. I’m considering reinstating. I’ve just been fearful of “what ifs.” 


2002-ish-April 2018: Prozac 40mg (was on 20mg for many of those years); Jan-April 2018: too fast "taper" off Prozac

 

July 2018: Tried lowest dose dose Lexapro for 3 weeks; quick tapered off; Aug-Nov. 2108: Ambien and Ambien CR for sleep (appx 10 total doses). Made depression worse and did not work; Nov 2018: 7 doses .5mg Ativan for sleep over 12 days time. Stopped.

December 2018: One week Remeron for sleep. Did not work or help. "Tapered" off over a few weeks.

In past years also took/tried Wellbutrin, Seroquel, Klonopin, Paxil; Current supplements: 1 mg Melatonin; Transdermal magnesium; Fish oil; Ketotifen (mast cell stabilizer), vitamin C; milk peptides 

March 26, 2019: Re-instated  0.5mg Prozac; April 15, 2019 Started 0.75mg Prozac May 6 2019: 1mg Prozac; May 27: 1.25mg Prozac; July 29,  2019: Began 1.25mg Lamotrigine

 

 

 

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Altostrata
On 2/26/2019 at 4:21 AM, thecowisback said:

got to see the doctor today. he changed my amlodipine to 4mg candesartan. 

 

 

What was the effect of this change?


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17 minutes ago, GonnaBeOk said:

I’m really glad to hear that. My family and friends are begging me to do something. I’m considering reinstating. I’ve just been fearful of “what ifs.” 

i was so full of what ifs too. what if it doesn't work, what if i get worse, i'll have to go through a long taper to come off again, what if i start to lose memories or feel numb like i did before. it had just got to the point where i felt i didn't have much choice any more but to try reinstating. i was rock bottom and my family were getting very scared for my welfare. 


Took prozac 40 mg for 20 years.

January 2017 started cutting down prozac by 12.5% a week. End of February 2017 completely off prozac and withdrawals began.

Currently taking Levothyroxine 75 mcg, Magnesium citrate 200mg,Sage leaf 50mg daily

Amlodipine: October 2017 , discontinued 26 Feb 2019; Candesartan:  26 Feb 2019, 4mg.

Discontinued magnesium citrate 200mg Apr 3rd 2019

Reinstated prozac:  14 Jan 2019, 1mg; 26 Jan, 1.5mg; 4 Feb, 2mg; 16 Feb, 2.5mg; 2 Mar, 3mg; 5 Mar, 2.5mg, 23 Mar, 3 mg; 6 Apr, 3.5mg, 14 Apr 4mg, 23 Apr 5mg

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19 minutes ago, Altostrata said:

 

What was the effect of this change?

so far so good. the first few days were rough with headaches and dizziness and a few other things going on but now don't notice any side effects at all.


Took prozac 40 mg for 20 years.

January 2017 started cutting down prozac by 12.5% a week. End of February 2017 completely off prozac and withdrawals began.

Currently taking Levothyroxine 75 mcg, Magnesium citrate 200mg,Sage leaf 50mg daily

Amlodipine: October 2017 , discontinued 26 Feb 2019; Candesartan:  26 Feb 2019, 4mg.

Discontinued magnesium citrate 200mg Apr 3rd 2019

Reinstated prozac:  14 Jan 2019, 1mg; 26 Jan, 1.5mg; 4 Feb, 2mg; 16 Feb, 2.5mg; 2 Mar, 3mg; 5 Mar, 2.5mg, 23 Mar, 3 mg; 6 Apr, 3.5mg, 14 Apr 4mg, 23 Apr 5mg

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How are you doing today?🥰


 

Rachel - 1998-2012 Prozac 20mg

2012-2014 Prozac 40mg

Sept 17 Remeron 15mg, March ‘18 7.5mg

Jan 31 - Feb 13 1/4 - 1mg Ativan

Jan 31 - feb 5 - 2mg Prozac, 4mg feb 7

feb 10 - 10mg rem, Feb 27 - 7.5mg rem

Feb 27 - March 6th - 5mg Baclofen 

March 12th - Keppra 250mg

March 24 - 30mg phenobarbital 

 

 

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Altostrata

Is it possible the amlodipine was causing your symptoms and you didn't need to increase Prozac?

 

Amlodipine has a half-life up to 2 days. If you stopped it Feb. 26, it would be mostly out of your system in a few days. That was when you started to feel better, wasn't it?

 

Please note that increasing an antidepressant is not necessarily the answer for everything.


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17 minutes ago, Rachellynn said:

How are you doing today?🥰

depressed and anxious but not too bad thanks x


Took prozac 40 mg for 20 years.

January 2017 started cutting down prozac by 12.5% a week. End of February 2017 completely off prozac and withdrawals began.

Currently taking Levothyroxine 75 mcg, Magnesium citrate 200mg,Sage leaf 50mg daily

Amlodipine: October 2017 , discontinued 26 Feb 2019; Candesartan:  26 Feb 2019, 4mg.

Discontinued magnesium citrate 200mg Apr 3rd 2019

Reinstated prozac:  14 Jan 2019, 1mg; 26 Jan, 1.5mg; 4 Feb, 2mg; 16 Feb, 2.5mg; 2 Mar, 3mg; 5 Mar, 2.5mg, 23 Mar, 3 mg; 6 Apr, 3.5mg, 14 Apr 4mg, 23 Apr 5mg

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16 minutes ago, Altostrata said:

Is it possible the amlodipine was causing your symptoms and you didn't need to increase Prozac?

 

Amlodipine has a half-life up to 2 days. If you stopped it Feb. 26, it would be mostly out of your system in a few days. That was when you started to feel better, wasn't it?

 

Please note that increasing an antidepressant is not necessarily the answer for everything.

that's possible. if that is the case should i reduce the prozac to 2.5mg and see what happens?


Took prozac 40 mg for 20 years.

January 2017 started cutting down prozac by 12.5% a week. End of February 2017 completely off prozac and withdrawals began.

Currently taking Levothyroxine 75 mcg, Magnesium citrate 200mg,Sage leaf 50mg daily

Amlodipine: October 2017 , discontinued 26 Feb 2019; Candesartan:  26 Feb 2019, 4mg.

Discontinued magnesium citrate 200mg Apr 3rd 2019

Reinstated prozac:  14 Jan 2019, 1mg; 26 Jan, 1.5mg; 4 Feb, 2mg; 16 Feb, 2.5mg; 2 Mar, 3mg; 5 Mar, 2.5mg, 23 Mar, 3 mg; 6 Apr, 3.5mg, 14 Apr 4mg, 23 Apr 5mg

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