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Just now, thecowisback said:

this person has a lot of problems of their own and i always seem to be their emotional punchbag. no chance of avoiding them sadly 😑 

Point them in the direction of help because its not fair on you even without what your dealing with in withdrawal.

Take care.

Alcohol free since February 2015 

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thecowisback
3 minutes ago, powerback said:

Point them in the direction of help because its not fair on you even without what your dealing with in withdrawal.

Take care.

i've tried, believe me. they always tell me it's only me who's at fault and that i bother them with my ocd compulsions purely to make their lives more miserable. i really wish i could turn off my ocd and anxiety with a switch, and i am trying very hard to manage my anxiety and compulsions but it's slow going and every time i trip up they make me feel like a complete failure. 

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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Just now, thecowisback said:

i've tried, believe me. they always tell me it's only me who's at fault and that i bother them with my ocd compulsions purely to make their lives more miserable. i really wish i could turn off my ocd and anxiety with a switch, and i am trying very hard to manage my anxiety and compulsions but it's slow going and every time i trip up they make me feel like a complete failure. 

Yep its tricky ,ive been on both sides of this issue ,I owned up to my faults and and am much better at resovlving a situation.saying that im dealing with strong guilt emotions from my past behaviour.withdrawal is just marvelous.

Ide consider a counselor to referee persay in your "issues"going further,both sides have to see there faults in a situation or it could become untenable in the future.

Take care.

Alcohol free since February 2015 

1MG diazepam

4.5MG PROZAC.

 

 

 

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i'm not sure where to put this post so feel free to move it to where it's meant to be. there was a post on here a few days ago from a husband whose wife had been posting on here about withdrawals after having her baby,  but she had walked out of the house. i think they were in new york does anyone know what's happened since then? i can't find the thread. 

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

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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thecowisback

hi rosetta. not toooooo bad thankyou. i had a 2-3 day window earlier this week which was lovely. back to earth with a bump now but hoping more windows will come. 

how are you doing? 

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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Hi, thecowisback. 

Glad you had a nice window.

😊

This is the best of my recollection.

20 mg Prozac 3-4 days per week until May 2018.

Beginning May 15 I began to drop doses. 

I dropped 1 dose per week for the next 4 weeks.

It was not systematic at all. I don't have which days I took what.

so the week of May 13 I took 4 doses, which was pretty normal for me.

Then the week of May 20 I took 3 doses 20 mg.

The week of May 27 I took 3 doses 20 mg.

The 1st week in June l took 2 doses 20 mg.

The week of June 10, 2018 was my last dose 20 mg.

I had been on Prozac only. No other medications.

 

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thecowisback
51 minutes ago, Tweet said:

Hi, thecowisback. 

Glad you had a nice window.

😊

 

 

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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thecowisback

when does the racing heartbeat ever stop? this was one of the first withdrawal symptoms i had and 2 years on it's still a daily problem. i've followed the dare programme for a couple of years and that's helped me carry on with things daily despite the fact that my heart is always racing. i've been checked out at the doctors and no heart problems but this symptom just carries on and on. the only time it stops is when i get a rare window. 

surely having your heart thumping like this all the time can't be good for you? 

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

a bit of an update. last week i had a 5 day window - the longest yet since this all started. it was bliss!!!! on the 6th day i started to obsess about something and the panic started all over again. 

i also felt off colour the same day and by the next day i had a full-blown stinker of a cold. the panic, obsessive thoughts and doom and gloom have been with me since but i wonder how much of that is caused by being ill and lack of sleep because i can't stop coughing. 

 

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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puthappinessfirst

Hi Cow,

 

I am in a sort of wave right now and it has to do with many things...

 

Went to a friend's wedding which was so fun but hectic, was up late each night I was away, got the flu or something else very nasty right after it, had to get a steroid injection for my asthma/lungs, ran out of magnesium the week before and didn't get more, started my period, switched over to full liquid dose. WOW, writing that out I just realized how much that all is. They all seem like such "normal" things, but they start to stack up against the nervous system. So don't worry, you and I both will get another window soon!

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thecowisback

wow- that is a lot of stuff happening at once! hope your windows come back soon!! xxxx

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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2 hours ago, thecowisback said:

a bit of an update. last week i had a 5 day window - the longest yet since this all started. it was bliss!!!! on the 6th day i started to obsess about something and the panic started all over again. 

i also felt off colour the same day and by the next day i had a full-blown stinker of a cold. the panic, obsessive thoughts and doom and gloom have been with me since but i wonder how much of that is caused by being ill and lack of sleep because i can't stop coughing. 

 

 

Great news about the window. I hope you have another one soon!

 

R

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2007 quetiapine to March 2019 200mg

2019 quetiapine March to present 225mg 

2007 citalopram to present 40mg 
2018 March Abilify 5mg  
2019 Abilify February rapid taper over 3 weeks from 5mg to off

2019 March Clonazepam as required, taken very occasionally, then taken 0.5mg for 2 days 28th and 29th March, now phased out

2019 1st April reinstated Abilify 0.5mg / day 

2018 to present Liquid B12 2g twice daily (diagnosed B12 deficiency) 
 

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thecowisback

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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thecowisback

so i had a 5 day window, 5 day wave, a one day window yesterday(which was marvellous) and back in a wave today (panicking over the simplest of things again and ruminating over past mistakes). 

is it normal for there to be no pattern whatsoever with waves and windows? 

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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That is correct, there is no pattern to waves and windows. Good to hear you had windows recently.

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thecowisback

thankyou ☺ i always read about how windows gradually get longer and waves get shorter but having a read around the site it seems it's far.more random than that 😕

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

i thought i was doing so well lately but here i am up in the middle of the night in the midst of huge panic. 

i had some unwelcome news today which has sent me into a tailspin. i'm panicking so much. my family say i'm overreacting but i just can't see why they aren't as scared as i am. i'm exhausted from panicking and crying all evening. everything feels hopeless. 

i had another window yesterday and didn't expect a wave to hit this hard.

i just don't know how to cope when it's this bad   😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱

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

no sleep all night. i'm absolutely petrified!! why has this happened? 😰😰😰 i've been doing so much better lately and now i feel like i've been hit by a truck. i just cannot put into words how scared i'm feeling. 

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:

no sleep all night. i'm absolutely petrified!! why has this happened? 😰😰😰 i've been doing so much better lately and now i feel like i've been hit by a truck. i just cannot put into words how scared i'm feeling. 

 

I’m sorry to hear this, Cowisback. You’ve had some bad news and you’re sensitised by withdrawal so it’s bound to affect you more strongly than it otherwise would. Fear is one of the worst feelings to have, isn’t it? If you feel safe enough to share what the news was, i’m sure people here would be happy to help. If it’s too difficult, then that’s quite understandable too.

 

When I experienced deep fear, what helped me most was doing an activity that forced my mind to concentrate on something else. In my case that was playing the piano and doing Sudoku (badly). 

 

Warmest wishes,

 

Rich

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2007 quetiapine to March 2019 200mg

2019 quetiapine March to present 225mg 

2007 citalopram to present 40mg 
2018 March Abilify 5mg  
2019 Abilify February rapid taper over 3 weeks from 5mg to off

2019 March Clonazepam as required, taken very occasionally, then taken 0.5mg for 2 days 28th and 29th March, now phased out

2019 1st April reinstated Abilify 0.5mg / day 

2018 to present Liquid B12 2g twice daily (diagnosed B12 deficiency) 
 

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thecowisback

thankyou. i can't really share it but it's something i have to do on monday and i'm so bloody scared about it. my family say it will all be fine and to concentrate on something else but this event is all that fills my head right now 😢😢

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

3rd day in a wave. i can't stand much more of this. the fear is neverending. i keep telling myself this will pass but i'm so bloody scared right now. i feel like i must have been a really bad person to deserve feeling like this 😣😣😣😣😣

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

just logging so i can hopefully look back on this when i'm feeling better.

 

i cannot stand this fear. i want it to end. i would do anything to stop it right now.

i have to carry on as normal looking after my family and appearing normal to the outside world but i am screaming inside. just make the fear stop!!!!!!!! just make it end. i can't take much more of this. i just don't know how to make it go away. 😰😰😰😰😰😰😰

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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53 minutes ago, thecowisback said:

just logging so i can hopefully look back on this when i'm feeling better.

 

i cannot stand this fear. i want it to end. i would do anything to stop it right now.

i have to carry on as normal looking after my family and appearing normal to the outside world but i am screaming inside. just make the fear stop!!!!!!!! just make it end. i can't take much more of this. i just don't know how to make it go away. 😰😰😰😰😰😰😰

 

So sorry to hear you’re suffering so much. Will things get better after Monday? 

 

Warmest wishes,

 

Rich

 = medication taken now

 

2007 quetiapine to March 2019 200mg

2019 quetiapine March to present 225mg 

2007 citalopram to present 40mg 
2018 March Abilify 5mg  
2019 Abilify February rapid taper over 3 weeks from 5mg to off

2019 March Clonazepam as required, taken very occasionally, then taken 0.5mg for 2 days 28th and 29th March, now phased out

2019 1st April reinstated Abilify 0.5mg / day 

2018 to present Liquid B12 2g twice daily (diagnosed B12 deficiency) 
 

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thecowisback

probably so long as things go the right way. that's what i'm scared of the most, things going wrong. that is the nature of my ocd - once one worry is sorted another pops up to take its place and the cycle begins all over again 😑😑😑

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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43 minutes ago, thecowisback said:

probably so long as things go the right way. that's what i'm scared of the most, things going wrong. that is the nature of my ocd - once one worry is sorted another pops up to take its place and the cycle begins all over again 😑😑😑

 

Yes, i’m familiar with that myself! I very much relate with the famous saying of Michel de Montaigne 

 

’My life has been full of terrible misfortunes, most of which never happened’

 

Hang on in there, it will probably go OK on Monday!

 

warmest wishes,

 

Rich

 = medication taken now

 

2007 quetiapine to March 2019 200mg

2019 quetiapine March to present 225mg 

2007 citalopram to present 40mg 
2018 March Abilify 5mg  
2019 Abilify February rapid taper over 3 weeks from 5mg to off

2019 March Clonazepam as required, taken very occasionally, then taken 0.5mg for 2 days 28th and 29th March, now phased out

2019 1st April reinstated Abilify 0.5mg / day 

2018 to present Liquid B12 2g twice daily (diagnosed B12 deficiency) 
 

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thecowisback

thankyou. i do like that quote which i've never heard before - i'm going to put it on my fridge 😁

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

another night with hardly any sleep. i have so much to do and am so tired. i was so scared yesterday i was physically sick. i can't eat. i can't concentrate. i just want this all to stop. i was doing better and now i'm feeling like there's just no way out of all this. 

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:

another night with hardly any sleep. i have so much to do and am so tired. i was so scared yesterday i was physically sick. i can't eat. i can't concentrate. i just want this all to stop. i was doing better and now i'm feeling like there's just no way out of all this. 

Sorry to hear this TCIB ,I strongly suggest talking to someone you trust about what ever is coming up on Monday because your withdrawl brain is overwhelmingly exaggerating your response to what ever it is ,believe me I know how it feels .

for the next few days just do your best and don't over do anything ,wishing you all the best .

Take care.

Alcohol free since February 2015 

1MG diazepam

4.5MG PROZAC.

 

 

 

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thecowisback

thankyou pb. 

oddly enough i had to do the thing i was dreading this morning as they had a cancellation, which meant i didn't have time to think about it beforehand. the whole event turned out just fine, just as my family said it would. thank god i didn't have to wait until monday. 

now i have an anxiety hangover. 

how are you doing pb?

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 sorry you have been feeling so bad.  Hang in there.  Someday this will all be a bad memory. -Rosetta

https://www.survivingantidepressants.org/topic/16629-rosetta-ct-may-2011-too-fast-taper-feb-2017/?page=25

2001-2011 Celexa 10 mg raised to 40 mg then 60 mg over this time period

May 2011 OB Doctor's Cold switch Celexa 60 mg to 10 mg Zoloft sertraline (baby born)

2012-2016 - Doctors raised dose of Zoloft up to 150 mg

2016 - Xanax prescribed - as needed - 0.5 mg about every 3 days (bad reaction)

2016 - Stopped Xanax

Late 2016- Began (too fast) taper of Zoloft

Early 2017 - Trazodone prescribed for bedtime (doseage unknown)

Feb 2017 - Completed taper/stopped Trazodone

Drug free since Feb 2017

2017 - Unisom otc very rarely for sleep

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thecowisback

thankyou xx

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

another day, another sleepless night, another thing to worry about. my husband said yesterday that i'd find something else to obsess about and i have. how much longer will this go on? i know that's a rhetorical question. i just need my mind to be quiet. 😟😟😟😟😟

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:

another day, another sleepless night, another thing to worry about. my husband said yesterday that i'd find something else to obsess about and i have. how much longer will this go on? i know that's a rhetorical question. i just need my mind to be quiet. 😟😟😟😟😟

Cow,  prozac did exactly that to me and still tries to but I am on to it now.  From one obsessive worrying line of thought to another.  I would obsess that loved ones trucks would malfunction and kill them for 6 weeks,  constantly in my sleep even.  When I  resolved it then my mind would immediately go to something else to obsessively fret about.  This was driving me insane for about 4 to 5 months,  always when I resolved the worry going to something else. Now at 13 months my mind may start doing this but I get a pretty quick handle on at least the thoughts of dread. 

I am stuck now on our living situation and will be completely undone about it, threatening divorce so I can get out of that claustrophobic situation one day and wonder what the big deal was a few days later. 

Its a prozac thing I think,  really. 

Wears a person out,  though.😵

This is the best of my recollection.

20 mg Prozac 3-4 days per week until May 2018.

Beginning May 15 I began to drop doses. 

I dropped 1 dose per week for the next 4 weeks.

It was not systematic at all. I don't have which days I took what.

so the week of May 13 I took 4 doses, which was pretty normal for me.

Then the week of May 20 I took 3 doses 20 mg.

The week of May 27 I took 3 doses 20 mg.

The 1st week in June l took 2 doses 20 mg.

The week of June 10, 2018 was my last dose 20 mg.

I had been on Prozac only. No other medications.

 

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